History YMMV / PokemonTheFirstMovie

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.
6th Mar '17 4:04:08 PM NWolfman
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** It's hard to resist telling Pikachu to "[[StopHittingYourself Stop hitting itself]]" when it's clone is beating it up.
1st Mar '17 11:16:15 AM TheTrailblazerCritic
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** The Harbor Master's InfoDump on the prophecy of a "great storm", supposedly the one being created by Mewtwo. Aside from being blatant exposition on what's to come, many may be tempted to believe she isn't all there reciting this bizarre story to them.
15th Feb '17 12:49:15 PM TheTrailblazerCritic
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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 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.


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** Team Rocket's viking disguises, which has to be one of their least credible, treats us to this quip from Ash that "They mostly live in Minnesota".
10th Jan '17 5:13:26 AM ExSlacker
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** Also from the beginning, Mewtwo's Dragonite is about to ram into Team Rocket, and Jesse manages to hold it off with a '''frying pan'''. [[Disney/{{Tangled}} "Gotta get me one of these"]] indeed.
10th Jan '17 5:07:39 AM ExSlacker
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** Also from the beginning, Mewtwo's Dragonite is about to ram into Team Rocket, and Jesse manages to hold it off with a '''frying pan'''. [[Disney/{{Tangled}} "Gotta get me one of these"]] indeed.
21st Nov '16 7:29:56 AM rjd1922
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** For a different comparison to ''Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog'', Mewtwo is an anthropomorphic animal with PsychicPowers who halts its attackers via [[MindOverMatter telekinesis]] and then flings them away, even remarking "It's no use" before showcasing this ability against Ash. [[VideoGame/SonicTheHedgehog2006 Sound familiar?]] [[http://breakneck-blur.tumblr.com/post/65031566276/mewtwo-said-it-before-silver-did It should.]] For bonus points, both works were dubbed by [=4Kids=].

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** For a different comparison to ''Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog'', Mewtwo is an anthropomorphic animal with PsychicPowers who halts its attackers via [[MindOverMatter telekinesis]] and then flings them away, even remarking "It's "It is no use" before showcasing this ability against Ash. [[VideoGame/SonicTheHedgehog2006 Sound familiar?]] [[http://breakneck-blur.tumblr.com/post/65031566276/mewtwo-said-it-before-silver-did It should.]] For bonus points, both works were dubbed by [=4Kids=].
5th Nov '16 8:09:53 PM Berrenta
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* InkStainAdaptation:
** Outside of the fandom, the English dub of the movie is considered very shoddy, and is partly responsible for the anime's and the franchise's SnarkBait reputation in the West. This is especially bad considering that Shudo's original script is regarded as ''better'' than much of the series.
** To a lesser extent, this movie's Mewtwo has overshadowed almost all other depictions of the character, and its appearance in ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBros'' draws heavily from it.
21st Oct '16 8:37:43 AM dlchen145
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* NarmCharm: Similar to ''WesternAnimation/TheTransformersTheMovie'', a lot of people enjoy the English dub due to nostalgia, the pop soundtrack, and Mewtwo's {{badass}}ery as a villain, despite everyone acknowledging that the movie isn't one of the best around (as evidenced by its very, ''very'' low Website/RottenTomatoes rating).

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* NarmCharm: Similar to ''WesternAnimation/TheTransformersTheMovie'', a lot of people enjoy the English dub due to nostalgia, the pop soundtrack, and Mewtwo's {{badass}}ery badassery as a villain, despite everyone acknowledging that the movie isn't one of the best around (as evidenced by its very, ''very'' low Website/RottenTomatoes rating).
14th Oct '16 1:57:14 PM WhatArtThee
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* VindicatedByHistory: To some extent. The movie used to be on the Website/IMDb Bottom 100 when it debuted, but now sits at an average rating. Most of the votes were initially from disgruntled adults taking their kids to see the movie, but they later became dominated by grown Pokéfans (the series' PopularityPolynomial definitely helped). Easier (but not outright "easy") access to the original Japanese version of the movie also helped, as it motivated quite a few ''Pokémon'' fans who aren't too fond of [=4Kids'=] dub to [[http://youchew.net/forum/index.php?/page/Articles/_/mediareviews/why-pokemon-mewtwo-strikes-back-is-m-r491 revisit the movie]] and develop a more positive opinion.

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* VindicatedByHistory: To some extent. The movie used to be on the Website/IMDb Bottom 100 when it debuted, but now sits at an average rating. Most of the votes were initially from disgruntled adults taking their kids to see the movie, but they later became dominated by grown Pokéfans (the series' PopularityPolynomial definitely helped). Pokéfans. Easier (but not outright "easy") access to the original Japanese version of the movie also helped, as it motivated quite a few ''Pokémon'' fans who aren't too fond of [=4Kids'=] dub to [[http://youchew.net/forum/index.php?/page/Articles/_/mediareviews/why-pokemon-mewtwo-strikes-back-is-m-r491 revisit the movie]] and develop a more positive opinion.
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