History YMMV / PokemonTheFirstMovie

3rd Nov '17 7:04:30 AM SpinAttaxx
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** [[VideoGame/PokemonUltraSunAndUltraMoon This won't be the last time a Giovanni has control over a Mewtwo]] (though it will, sadly, be the only time he gives it kickass armor).
28th Sep '17 8:54:02 AM SpinAttaxx
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** Mewtwo is also considered by many to be the best movie villain in the series, with a sympathetic backstory, strong presence, memorable character, and [[EvilIsCool many cool and badass elements]]. Many of the later ones fall short in one area or another; be they more "antagonist" than "villain", lacking an understandable backstory or motive beyond "[[GenericDoomsdayVillain I'm the villain]]", [[ItsTheSameNowItSucks recycling from a past villain]] (especially notable if they have a CoolAirship like ''Anime/Pokemon2000''[='=]s villain), [[FlatCharacter or being as interesting as styrofoam]].
20th Aug '17 10:06:26 PM MysteriousZorua1994
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* AnimationAgeGhetto: {{Defied|Trope}} for the Japanese version, according to WordOfGod. Creator/TakeshiShudo states that he made the movie to entertain children and their parents/guardians as well, and that he'd be "slightly embarrassed" by parents who'd just take their children to see the movie as chaperones. It's a shame that, not only did Creator/FourKidsEntertainment dub this as a straight-up kids' film (as opposed to a family film), but many of the later movies in the series would fall squarely into this trope.

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* AnimationAgeGhetto: {{Defied|Trope}} for the Japanese version, according to WordOfGod. Creator/TakeshiShudo states that he made the movie to entertain children and their parents/guardians as well, and that he'd be "slightly embarrassed" by parents who'd just take their children to see the movie as chaperones. It's a shame that, not only did Creator/FourKidsEntertainment dub this as a straight-up kids' film (as opposed to a family film), but many of the later movies in the series would fall squarely into this trope. Not only that, English parents/guardians ''hated'' the film, meaning Shudo's fears did come true in a way.



** Most people know there were at least two movies, but most people (at least outside of Japan) don't know that there is an ''nineteenth'' movie, ''and counting''.

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** Most people know there were at least two movies, but most people (at least outside of Japan) don't know that there is an ''nineteenth'' a ''twentieth'' movie, ''and counting''.
5th Jul '17 3:32:42 AM Piterpicher
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** If you watch the Japanese version, try not to hear Masachika Ichimura as Mewtwo. Lots of fans had trouble adjusting to Reiko Takashima's performance as [[Anime/PokemonGenesectAndTheLegendAwakened M16's "female" Mewtwo]] for this reason, with Dogasu[[note]]owner of the website Dogasu's Backpack[[/note]] noting that he kept lapsing into reading [[FanNickname Newtwo]]'s dialogue in Ichimura's voice when going through the M16 manga adaptation. When Mewtwo returned as DLC in the latest ''Smash Bros.'' game, {{Keiji Fujiwara}}'s take on it was clearly inspired by Ichimura's performance.

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** If you watch the Japanese version, try not to hear Masachika Ichimura as Mewtwo. Lots of fans had trouble adjusting to Reiko Takashima's performance as [[Anime/PokemonGenesectAndTheLegendAwakened M16's "female" Mewtwo]] for this reason, with Dogasu[[note]]owner of the website Dogasu's Backpack[[/note]] noting that he kept lapsing into reading [[FanNickname Newtwo]]'s dialogue in Ichimura's voice when going through the M16 manga adaptation. When Mewtwo returned as DLC in the latest ''Smash Bros.'' game, {{Keiji Fujiwara}}'s Creator/KeijiFujiwara's take on it was clearly inspired by Ichimura's performance.
9th Jun '17 2:47:53 PM dragonfire5000
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* IdiotPlot: True to typical Pokemon fashion, much of the plot is driven by the failure of most of the characters, particularly Ash and his friends, to ask ''any'' questions about the trainer who's called them all forward to accept his challenge. Thus, they unwittingly make themselves pawns in Mewtwo's plot to conquer the world cloning their Pokemon.
** And that's to say nothing of the source of Mewtwo's anger, which was its creators treating it as merely an experiment, followed up by Giovanni outright calling it a servant as opposed to an equal as promised, nearly getting himself killed like the scientists before him.
26th May '17 9:27:33 PM TheTrailblazerCritic
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* CriticalResearchFailure: Courtesy of the English dub; in one scene Corey refers to his Pidgeot as Pidgeotto, and in the scenes of Mewtwo's lab Team Rocket mistake the silhouette for Scyther as Alakazam.


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** The ''entire'' message about how fighting is wrong is made of this, which countless fans have mocked for it being completely out of place in the series. It does not help that the English dub tries so hard to force it into the audience's heads.
26th May '17 9:19:54 PM TheTrailblazerCritic
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** "Bruteroot" and "Shellshocker".
** Misty's response to Mewtwo's evil plan? "You're just a bully!"
24th May '17 2:38:00 AM BreakinBenny
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* CreepyAwesome: Mewtwo, especially in the Japanese original where he's essentially a PsychopathicManchild who's toying with everyone just to stoke his ego.

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* CreepyAwesome: Mewtwo, especially in the Japanese original where he's it's essentially a PsychopathicManchild who's toying with everyone just to stoke his its ego.



** Yes, Mewtwo is [[JerkassWoobie incredibly tragic]] and yes, he [[HeelFaceTurn learns the error of his ways]] in the end. But some fans take this too far and use it to excuse his blatantly twisted and hypocritical actions throughout most of the movie.
** In the Japanese version, Mew is an even bigger victim of this, especially to people who grew up with the English dub. While it ''does'' side with Ash, it [[FantasticRacism believes the originals to be superior to the clones]] and wants the clones to lose in a fight to the death. The problem is, due to Mew being a RidiculouslyCuteCritter and much less menacing than its clone, and the fact that Mewtwo ''is'' a pretty big dick and his clones serve under him, people are inclined to side with Mew despite the movie's moral of "all life is equal."

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** Yes, Mewtwo is [[JerkassWoobie incredibly tragic]] and yes, he it [[HeelFaceTurn learns the error of his its ways]] in the end. But some fans take this too far and use it to excuse his its blatantly twisted and hypocritical actions throughout most of the movie.
** In the Japanese version, Mew is an even bigger victim of this, especially to people who grew up with the English dub. While it ''does'' side with Ash, it [[FantasticRacism believes the originals to be superior to the clones]] and wants the clones to lose in a fight to the death. The problem is, due to Mew being a RidiculouslyCuteCritter and much less menacing than its clone, and the fact that Mewtwo ''is'' quite a pretty big dick and his its clones serve under him, it, people are inclined to side with Mew despite the movie's moral of "all life is equal."



* EvilIsCool: It's often agreed that Mewtwo is the best antagonist of all the ''Pokémon'' movies, with his immense power, BadassBaritone, cool design, being an actual villainous Pokémon and having [[FinalSolution darker objectives]] compared to the other movie villains.
* FanficFuel: Exactly how Mewtwo kidnapped Nurse Joy is left unexplained. Did he find her himself, hypnotize her and take her back to his island? Did he have a different Pokémon abduct her and then hypnotize her? Where did he get her new outfit from?
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* EvilIsCool: It's often agreed that Mewtwo is the best antagonist of all the ''Pokémon'' movies, with his its immense power, BadassBaritone, cool design, being an actual villainous Pokémon and having [[FinalSolution darker objectives]] compared to the other movie villains.
* FanficFuel: Exactly how Mewtwo kidnapped Nurse Joy is left unexplained. Did he it find her himself, hypnotize her and take her back to his its island? Did he Mewtwo have a different Pokémon abduct her and then hypnotize her? Where did he it get her new outfit from?
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** Several people, including ''LetsPlay/HellfireCommentaries'', have pointed out [[CounterpartComparison Mewtwo's similarity to]] [[Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog Shadow the Hedgehog]]. What really seals the comparison is that Mewtwo even has his own Maria in Ai/Amber.

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** Several people, including ''LetsPlay/HellfireCommentaries'', have pointed out [[CounterpartComparison Mewtwo's similarity to]] [[Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog Shadow the Hedgehog]]. What really seals the comparison is that Mewtwo even has his its own Maria in Ai/Amber.



* IdiotPlot: True to typical Pokemon fashion, much of the plot is driven by the failure of most of the characters, particularly Ash and his friends, to ask ''any'' questions about the trainer who's called them all forward to accept his challenge. Thus, they unwittingly makes themselves pawns in Mewtwo's plot to conquer the world cloning their Pokemon.
** And that's to say nothing of the source of Mewtwo's anger, which was his creators treating him as merely an experiment, followed up by Giovanni outright calling him a servant as opposed to an equal as promised, nearly getting himself killed like the scientists before him.
* JerkassWoobie: Mewtwo; while there's no denying that he's a dick, he had an incredibly tragic life up to the point where he vowed revenge on humanity. Even more so in the Japanese dub, where he just wants to prove himself worthy of his own existence.
* MagnificentBastard: Mewtwo, pre-HeelFaceTurn, fits this to a ''tee''. Brilliant? Check. Smooth operator who almost never loses his cool? Check. Has a goal and is going to get there, dangit? Check. Charismatic? From the high amount of fans he's earned, it seems safe to say check. Savvy? Pretty much so. Audacious? It doesn't get much more audacious than ''trying to wipe out all life on Earth''.

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* IdiotPlot: True to typical Pokemon fashion, much of the plot is driven by the failure of most of the characters, particularly Ash and his friends, to ask ''any'' questions about the trainer who's called them all forward to accept his challenge. Thus, they unwittingly makes make themselves pawns in Mewtwo's plot to conquer the world cloning their Pokemon.Pokemon.
** And that's to say nothing of the source of Mewtwo's anger, which was its creators treating it as merely an experiment, followed up by Giovanni outright calling it a servant as opposed to an equal as promised, nearly getting himself killed like the scientists before him.

** And that's to say nothing of the source of Mewtwo's anger, which was his creators treating him as merely an experiment, followed up by Giovanni outright calling him a servant as opposed to an equal as promised, nearly getting himself killed like the scientists before him.
* JerkassWoobie: Mewtwo; while there's no denying that he's it's a dick, he it had an incredibly tragic life up to the point where he it vowed revenge on humanity. Even more so in the Japanese dub, where he it just wants to prove himself itself worthy of his its own existence.
* MagnificentBastard: Mewtwo, pre-HeelFaceTurn, fits this to a ''tee''. Brilliant? Check. Smooth operator who almost never loses his its cool? Check. Has a goal and is going to get there, dangit? Check. Charismatic? From the high amount of fans he's it's earned, it seems safe to say check. Savvy? Pretty much so. Audacious? It doesn't get much more audacious than ''trying to wipe out all life on Earth''.



** It's hard to resist telling Pikachu to "[[StopHittingYourself Stop hitting itself]]" when it's clone is beating it up.

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** It's hard to resist telling Pikachu to "[[StopHittingYourself Stop hitting itself]]" when it's his clone is beating it him up.
3rd May '17 3:39:10 PM smalltime
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* FanficFuel: Exactly how Mewtwo kidnapped Nurse Joy is left unexplained. Did he find her himself, hypnotize her and take her back to his island? Did he have a different Pokémon abduct her and then hypnotize her? Where did he get her new outfit from?
20th Mar '17 10:09:10 PM CJCroen1393
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** A genetically modified, terrifyingly intelligent, all-powerful monster with a primarily white color scheme and an intense hatred for humanity due to being mistreated by its creators? Mewtwo is essentially a redeemable version of the ''[[Film/JurassicWorld Indominus rex]]''.
** From the soundtrack, a few of the songs become easily applicable to events in Pokemon's future, as opposed to being completely unrelated to anything in the film. For instance, "Making My Way (Anyway That I Can)", a song about overcoming hardships with newfound courage and strength can easily be seen as [[VideoGame/PokemonSunAndMoon Lillie's]] theme song.
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