Monday, February 27, 2017

Pokemon The Movie

It's Pokemon Day! So allow me the opportunity to go over the first 3 films that I watched.

Now I have to admit I never saw the first Pokemon movie for a number of years. I was a fan, liked the show, had a few of the cards, but I was like...3 when I knew about the show. So how is the first movie? Well, it depends. If you were say a parent watching it with your kid, you may not fancy it very much but if you are a kid or just a kid at heart like me, it's a good nostalgic trip down memory lane, it's a harmless movie. Not a masterpiece of children's movies but not bottom of the barrel either. The plot is not half bad, Ash and company have been invited to an island for a tournament only to find a clone of the most powerful pokemon to hold the tournament, Mewtwo. He has sort of an existential dilemma, forcing him to hate the entire world forcing our heroes to battle against this terrible foe to save all humans and pokemon alike. Basic story but done (sort of) well, with very good voice acting, one of the coolest and yet kinda creepy art design styles in Mewtwo's fortress, almost a living organic H.R. Giger style look to it all, with decent battles, not so well done morals that kinda go against the entire premise of the show but I digress, and a surprising emotional climax that does tug at the heartstrings a bit. I like it, but don't love it. I know this is a brief overview of the movie, but oh boy we got two more movies to do today! Yeah, been awhile since I did three movies in a single day, not since the Halloween movies if memory serves. So stick around for more!

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