These are what we call the 'YMMV items.' Things that some people find in this work. We call them 'your mileage might vary' because not everyone sees these things in the same way. This starts discussions in the trope lists, a thing we don't want. Please use the discussion page if you'd like to discuss any of these items.
YMMV: Pokémon: Genesect and the Legend Awakened aka: Pokemon Extreme Speed Genesect Mewtwo Awakens
Anticlimax Boss: To some, the final "fight" between Mewtwo and the Red Genesect is this. Rather than an end to their battle, Mewtwo carries Genesect into orbit, where they are both moved by the sight of the world and come to terms with their place in it. However, this is debatable, considering they spend literally the whole movie fighting one another.
Broken Base: The fandom's primary point of contention with this movie is the use of a different Mewtwo than the original. Though there are various reasons for it, it ultimately comes down to the first movie and Mewtwo's popularity in the fandom, and having wanted to see him in action again.
Ensemble Darkhorse: Douse Drive Genesect falls into this, even among some of the movie's critics.
Fan Dumb: While the new Mewtwo is a Base Breaker, a number of fans are so annoyed about her existence that they exaggerate many of the movie's flaws - for example, claiming that Ash forgot what a Mewtwo was and that it means that the original Mewtwo was Retconned out of existence. This was all based on second hand information and one fan's translation of a line. When the actual dub of the movie came out, Ash does recognize Mewtwo, he just doesn't press her for information - much like how he never asked questions when he met other members of a Legendary species in both the series and other films.
Some of the complaints about Mewtwo having a feminine voice reek of Unfortunate Implications. Yes, there's a certain way a lot of people see Mewtwo, but apart from those who view the new Mewtwo as a sudden sex change for a completely unique character, some complaints come across as particularly sexist and backwards.
Those who claim the new Mewtwo's existence is impossible use an interpretation of the first movie's canon that doesn't jive with either movie. While the idea of a second group creating Mewtwo is a bit of a stretch, details that have been known for years about the original's creation have been brought up and been portrayed inaccuratelynote Such as that he was the only clone that could ever exist, and that they set out to create a "superior" version of Mew to begin with, when in reality Mewtwo being a different species was entirely unintentional on the scientists' part.
Fridge Brilliance: X and Y's revelation that Mewtwo possesses a second masculine Mega Evolution hints they may bring the original back and give him the X form, considering the female Mewtwo can only Mega Evolve into the Y form in the movie.
Ship Tease: The scene with Mewtwo and Red Genesect above the earth, and him later saving her as they fall, has some romantic undertones.
They Wasted a Perfectly Good Plot: A lot of fans felt that having the original Mewtwo would have nicely brought its story-arc full circle, as the plot not only would have given it a purpose in life, but also confront an enemy that mirrored what it tried to do in the first Pokémon film. Of course, all of those things more or less already occurred in Mewtwo Returns.
Tough Act to Follow: Both in comparison to the previous movie, which is widely appreciated in the fandom, and with the first movie, due to the whole Mewtwo debacle. Coincidentally, it is the second lowest grossing Pokemon movie in Japannote Still, considering how well Pokemon movies typically do, this isn't saying much.
alternative title(s): Pokemon Extreme Speed Genesect Mewtwo Awakens