Pokémon: The First Movie; Mewtwo Strikes
Boy, I say the Pokémon movie yesterday... and
(except for the ending) was it ever good! Much better than
the TV show, a heck of a lot more serious.
Let's see... first of all, the promo card I got was an
Electabuzz. Bah! I don't need him! I need Mewtwo(s)!
Anyway, the beginning Pokémon Land short film was
weeeird. Those cut scenes with the Primeapes, Chanseys, etc,
were really trippy. I had no idea to why they were there in
the first place. That whole movie was spiffy none the less.
Everyone was cheering when Snorlax squashed Pikachu &
Raichu. Plus we officially got to see two of the new
Pokémon! Snubble and Marril. Snubble had a very deep
growling, rumbling voice and Marril had a cute little voice.
Well anyway, the short went along like this. The three
human characters dropped off their Pokémon at this
amusement park for Pokémon. After a short credits
intro to the short, Ash's Pokédex "Dexter" began to
narrate. First off, Togepi (that oh-so-cute Pokémon)
began to get irritable since it was very hungry. Pikachu
tried to calm it down by doing some crazy mace making and
wobbly dancing (which was actually funny). Bulbasaur
eventually found some food, but Psyduck ate it up. Togepi
eventually calmed down and lead Pikachu to a wild goose
chase. Well, it took Pikachu down into the lake and he got
all wet and stuff. Finally Pikachu, Squirtle, and Bulbasaur
got Togepi to sleep. Unfortunatly for them, come walking in
is a small group of four Pokémon, a Cubone, a Raichu,
a Snubble, and a Marril. Their loud laughter and shouts
causes Togepi to wake up and cry. Pikachu tells them to
stop, but they don't listen. Eventually everyone gets into a
heated arguement and it leads to a competition to see who's
the best Pokémon. (9_9)
OK, so the small group of Pokémon begin racing and
stuff and a lot of other things happen which I forget, and
eventually Charizard get's it's head stuck into a tube. Blah
blah friendship and working together, blah blah blah and
then every Pokémon finally get's Charizard's head out
of the tube. Yadda yadda everyone becomes friends and then
it's time to go. There's not much in it but a bunch of
corne--- er... helpful morals and ethics that are symbolized
by Pokémon, making every kid all happy and such.
Now we get to the good part, the main movie.
Now I really liked MSB (Mewtwo Strikes Back) becuase of
Mewtwo. That Mewtwo is one bad moth-- uh.. well, it's just
bad. He's the cream of the crop evil for a kiddie movie
(next to Megatron from Transformers, he was too evil). The
thing I liked the most was his deep, Orwellian voice. "This
cannot be," was my favorite quote out of the movie.
To sum the movie up, Mewtwo was cloned in a lab
from some of Mew's DNA. The lab is located far off the coast
of any shore. After several mistrials and errors, the
scientists finally got things right (sort of) and created
Mewtwo. Mewtwo didn't like the fact that he was nothing but
a duplicate and went psycho on the scientists. Giovanni of
Team Rocket eventually got Mewtwo to join him and aided Team
Rocket in capturing all sorts of Pokémon. Mewtwo
eventually learned that he was made only to be used as a
weapon by Giovanni and went psycho on him. Mewtwo blew up
Giovanni's special fortress and flew off (it was exactly
what happened in the TV episode where you saw Mewtwo fly off
after the fortress blew up). Then Mewtwo flew back to his
original birthplace, back to the ruins of the lab and vowed
revenge on all humans.
Point blank Ash. We find Ash and company on the coast of
some place about to eat lunch. Eventually a trainer comes up
and wishes to battle Ash. His first Pokémon the
trainer uses is another new Pokémon, Donphan (I still
perfer Tirephant). Ash, like always, brutally 'slaughters'
his opponent, KO'ing all of them like it was another day.
Mewtwo keeps watch on him and sends an invitation to Ash
(although Mewtwo doesn't make any references to himself).
The invitation invites all of the best Pokémon
masters and trainers over to his island. Ash agrees to go
It eventually leads Ash and company to a port city, where
they will take a ferry over to the island where Mewtwo is.
However a storm begins brewing and the ferry can't get
across. Three brave Pokémon trainers break Officer
Jenny's rule about not using their Pokémon to get to
the island. Ash on the other hand get a ride from a couple
of vikings (guess who?). Brock comments that he didn't know
that Vikings existed, Ash says that they mostly live in
Minnesota (hah hah hah). The trio (nix the Team Rocket'ed
vikings) eventually brave the storm on their own and reach
On the island, the three are greeted by Mewtwo's servant.
They are lead into a large chamber room where they meet the
three other Pokémon trainers who traveled to the
island. It ends up that Ash and the other three are the only
ones there, since getting to the island despite the weather
deems you worthy enough to be a good Pokémon trainer.
The all of the trainers and such then meet up with
Mewtwo, in all his glory. However, everyone becomes upset
that Mewtwo is a Pokémon, and Pokémon can't be
Pokémon trainers. Mewtwo explains his life story
(sort of speak) and describes that all Pokémon are
slaves to their human masters. Eventually all this ruccus
starts a large battle between Mewtwo and everyone else.
Jesse, James and Meowth on the other hand discover
Mewtwo's secret cloning machine. That's where he can clone
all sorts of Pokémon. The three there find three
Pokémon have already been cloned. A super Blastoise,
a super Venusaur, and a super Charizard. They're faster and
stronger than their non-super counterparts.
Well this big battle goes on. Mewtwo eventually steals
all the Pokémon around and clones them into some more
super Pokémon. The original Pokémon ends up
being released by Ash, but not until after the super
Pokémon walk out under Mewtwo's control. The regular
Pokémon and super Pokémon end up batlting each
Then enters Mew. I like Mew. it has a sweek sute little
meep of a voice. Mew, mew! Anyway, the regular and super
Pokémon get tired since they're equally matched and
end up getting tired. As all the Pokémon take a rest,
Mew and Mewtwo begin battling and such.
Then the movie his a low point (at least for me) where
they cram all the different morals and ethics and such in a
10 minute time frame. Ugh. Meowth and his clone begin
discussing that even though they're different individuals,
they all share the air and the Earth and other noticible
Eventually Mewtwo sees the light about that
Pokémon aren't slaves and that not all humans are
evils and such. He eventually stops his little battle thing
and returns everything back to normal. At a cost, everyone
has no memory of what happened. Booo!
Well, that's just about what happened. I really don't
want to ruin the movie for you (if I didn't already). No
doubt that you'll watch the movie still. And I suggest that
you do. I'd like to see the faces of all those Titanic and
Star Wars fools when the Pokémon tops the box office
sales of all time. Hah!