Monday, February 27, 2017

Pokemon The Movie 3

Yes, the acclaimed sequel adored by fans. How is it in my mind?

Pretty spectacular. My heart will always belong to Pokemon 2000 but this movie is truly a work of amazement. The story centers around a young girl Molly, who one day loses her father who is researching a rare species of Pokemon known only as the Unown. Through a very lucky and somewhat bizzare situation, the Unown manifest a crystalized fortress around Molly's house, bring to life another legendary pokemon by the name of Entei, and generally psychically amplifies a young girl's post traumatic stress disorder from losing her father!! You do know what this is right? This is pretty much Silent Hill for kids!!! SILENT HILL! Dear sweet mother of Christmas, what the hell movie?! Granted Pokemon has always sort of rode the line on creepy and downright terrifying ideas, but this was theatrically released! Thousands if not millions of kids were exposed to this, including myself! Now I have to admit this is the solitary movie that got me out of Pokemon, but only due to one factor: There are new pokemon. And I don't mean one or two new ones I mean, a whole new brand spanking new 2nd generation of  pokemon that I had no knowledge of. This movie came out in 2001 which is when I saw it on DVD at a friends house, and I had no clue what I was looking at. What's a Totodile? What's a Cyndaquil? What the flying saucers is a Teddiursa? It was like I was a parent taking my kid to a Pokemon movie! I knew I was too far out of the loop, cause remember it wasn't so easy as it was today to catch up on a show, you either had to by divine intervention, watch the series on TV up to that point, or save up lord knows how much money to buy the damn series. And...I never watched Pokemon after that. Ever. Granted I thought the film was okay, but as I grew older I began to appreciate the.....disturbing ideas and expertly animated fight scenes which are a true sight to behold and screw it, absolutely stellar animation in general, good use of music, and Ash's story actually feels organic for once. See, Molly is living in a pure fantasy world and tells Entei to kidnap Ash's mom so she can have her mother back, so bam! Right there! Powerful and hits home for the hero, forces him to save his only family left! No contrived prophecies, or some nonsense about fighting is bad, just a good solid story! I can fully see why people claim this is the best cause well it is. That's the common misconception with people, they don't understand the difference between their favorite movie and the best movie. Star Wars is my favorite movie of all time, but Lost In Translation is a perfect movie in my mind, I can't say that about Star Wars but it's still my favorite. Same situation here, Pokemon 3 is the superior film above them all but Pokemon 2000 is my personal favorite. I highly enjoyed and was slightly disturbed in places, but loved it. Well that's all for today folks, enjoy the rest of your day, and I'll be back when the day is through, and I will have more ideas for you, and you'll have things you'll want to talk about, I will too.

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