This is the spoiler free Pokémon movie review, in a few days we will publish one that goes more in-depth that you can read if you don’t mind spoilers. However, this is a review for those who have intentions of watching the movie and don’t want the plot or scenes ruined for them horrifically.
The movie follows our favorite protagonist of the Pokémon world, Ash Ketchum. He travels to be the greatest Pokémon trainer in the world, a Pokémon master, and in the movie, he travels with two companions Verity and Sorrel. It does not follow the series too much and is written pretty cliché like. This does not prevent the watcher from trying to get into the flow of the movie. We see many Pokémon not of the Kanto region throughout the movie, including legendary Pokémon of the Johto region.
Into the reviewing part, this movie has left a lot of viewers with less than mixed feelings. So much less that either you love it and want to watch it again, or you hate it and want to kill it with sacred fire. Words really won’t do much but justify this movie more than it deserves, says many who have watched the movie on release. Some have went as far as standing up in the theater cursing the scenes and how they made the movie and story. On the flip side, others sing praises and exclaim how much their kids love this movie and can’t get enough of the Pokémon genre.
For long time fans, this Pokémon movie isn’t really for you. That is not saying you absolutely won’t like it, it just implies that you probably won’t cheer and cry for it either. The most we can say without spoiling this movie is basically watch it with an open mind. However, you can tell that the target audience for this movie is the children that are fans of the series and have never experienced the emotional journey that led the older fans to cheer for the underdog Ash.
This movie is a solid 5 out of 10. Take it or leave it. It is definitely a Pokémon movie that can go without being watched and no remorse will have to be shown. For the younger fans, they might find the same pleasure in it as we did when we watch Pokémon Movie: Mewtwo Strikes Back for the first time in theaters.
Have you seen the movie? Do you have intentions to watch it, but are on the fence?
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