Thursday, 2 June 2011

Pokémon: The First Movie (2.06.11)


Yes i know its juvenile and outdated, but that's why i love it. Once i got past the overwhelmingly face-meltingy nostalgia, i could actually concentrate on trying to criticize the film. This was surprisingly difficult. I couldn't criticize the voice acting, because it was brilliant, I couldn't criticize the story, because it was astoundingly absorbing. I couldn't even criticize the animation, because it looked fantastic. Perhaps even, super effective. *bad pun grin*

I miss being part of the demographic this was made for. Those few years were so much better than now. But for an hour and a half, i got to relive those precious years.

Rating: 9.5/10 (still a little nostalgia blinded)






29 comments:

  1. I could never get into the pokemon movies, even if the games weren't half bad

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  2. i remember watching the first one and the entei one. good stuff

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  3. I still remeber watching this in theaters, good ol' nostalgia. I've dug up my old vhs and rewatched it a couple years ago, it's surprisingly not that bad. The removie short Pikachu's Vacation is still funny to this day.

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  4. I used to love the show. Watched the movie and cried :P Never watched another one lol. Ash getting killed really got to young me :P

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  5. Haven't seen this one, is it that good?

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  6. just made a post about a remix of the first theme song and you post this perfect timing. i remember this one so much, just the nostalgia, it gets to you.

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  7. The first movie was ok when I saw it..when I was like 14.

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  8. Movie was solid, but they failed to make it feel like more than just a few episodes tacked together.

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  9. Not going to lie, I cried...

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  10. I've 25 & I don't even give a fuck.

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  11. haha, i feel the same way about the neverending story, utterly nostalgia-blind
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  12. Haven't seen it, actually. Weird, I know.

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  13. I stinking loved this movie! I still have the soundtrack too! It's only good if you were close to the show in the 90s...otherwise it's really corny but it'sawesome!

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  14. Lovelovelove this movie! I thought it was so scary when I was little :p But I always wanted to see it anyway

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  15. Watched every Pokemon episode I could. I remember hearing about the movie and it being big news. It was the only Pokemon movie I saw though.

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  16. nice movie review...i actually watched it a long time ago too

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  17. This one is going to my watch list!

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  18. I remember this. Mew and Mewtwo. Yeah this would definitely be nostalgia evoking.

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  19. 9.5 seems a bit high, even after acknowledging that it's juvenile. Maybe you should take off the nostalgia goggles.

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  20. Magic Pikachu tears... never realized how not very effective plot point (yes, those puns are cool) until I grew older, but your right, to the films target it was awesome

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  21. pokemon for ever!
    it still rocks, after so many years!

    cheer up to Charmander, my fav! :D

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  22. Haha I remember Pokemon back in the day...like 15 years ago now.

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  23. Best show ever in my childhood.

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