YMMV: Pokémon: Genesect and the Legend Awakened
aka: Pokemon Extremespeed Genesect Mewtwo Awakens
Hoo boy. If the phrase "this is a new, separate Mewtwo" on the main page didn't clue you in, this is one controversial
movie. That's why all the reaction tropes for the new Mewtwo itself have been placed in a separate folder from the rest.
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- Anticlimax Boss: The final "fight" between Mewtwo and the Red Genesect. 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.
- Base Breaker: Douse Drive Genesect, who is either considered one of the cuter and more interesting characters in the movie, or a subject of mockery.
- Moe: Douse-Drive Genesect, in an Ugly Cute sort of way.
- Narm: If you asked someone what a human-sized robotic insect's voice would sound like, "Like Fluttershy" is probably the last thing you'd expect to hear.
- 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: While not quite as bad as Mewtwo, the Genesect species' depiction in this movie also gets some flak. A few fans wanted to see Genesect as a Unique Enemy and as a true villain due to its connection to Team Plasma, possibly serving as (the old) Mewtwo's new Arch-Enemy.
- Snark Bait: Fans often mock Douse Drive Genesect's "cute" voice and personality, as well as the nature of the Genesect Army as "not evil, just misunderstood" - which is a major cliché of the Pokémon movies at this point.
- So Okay, It's Average: It's not the worst Pokémon movie by any stretch (except if you ''really'' enjoy the original Mewtwo), but it's generally seen as not quite living up to the fans' expectations or the original movie's reputation.
- Tough Act to Follow: Both in comparison to Pokemon Kyurem Vs The Sword Of Justice, which is widely appreciated compared to other recent movies/episodes, and with the first movie, due to the whole Mewtwo debacle. Coincidentally, it is the second lowest grossing Pokemon movie in Japannote .