So this is a remake of the first Pokemon, the movie that got me into Pokemon and is referred to by quite a few people as the best Pokemon movie. So let’s hope they have kept it just as good just with different graphical styles.
While out traveling the world Ash, Brock and Misty have been given invitations to fight against the best Pokemon Trainer in the world, because they have got potential to be the best. This causes them to travel the ocean during stormy weather to get to a remote island. When they get there they discover that the best Pokemon trainer in the world is in fact a Pokemon. This Pokemon is created by humans and goes by the name of Mewtwo.
The story is the exact same as the original movie which is great as I thought the original story was great and nothing needed to be changed.
The voice acting is decent, but I don’t think they hit as hard as the original. In the original whenever someone spoke you listened, when Mewtwo spoke you paid attention to everything he was saying as his voice made you listen. It just didn’t hit as hard this time around which is a huge shame. When Mewtwo says his famous quote of “The circumstances of one’s birth are irrelevant; it is what you do with the gift of life that determines who you are” it still makes you think but the message comes across weaker.
I do like how the movie looks, even if I do think that most of the human characters look like they have come straight out of the newest Playmobil set. The pokemon themselves are the best they have ever looked and I couldn’t stop looking at them all in their beautiful glory, well that was till Rapidash made an appearance with his clipart looking flames on his back.
This is still without a doubt the best Pokemon movie going, and if you don’t cry at that specific scene then you have a heart of stone but in my personal opinion you need to watch the original as it is better in just about every way except the way it looks.