My History of Pokemon
Who remembers the old Pokemon games that came out in different colors of red, blue, yellow, and the various other varieties? I do. Who remembers the animated Pokemon movies that were released starting in the late 1990s? I do.
I was born in 1991, so I remember when these games were first released and went through the first wave of popularity. I loved spending hours playing these games and collecting Pokemon. The moniker “Gotta Catch ’em All” would keep me playing it for hours. All of the books that were released, basically your mini Pokedexes, I had on my bookshelves to help me complete the various games. I was anxious for this movie and cautiously optimistic.
One of the reasons I was cautiously optimistic is because the graphics might not have been up to par similar to a live-action DragonballZ movie. Every attempt at a live-action film for that genre has sub-par graphics. Having that experience made me wary about this movie because I was hoping that the graphics could duplicate Pokemon adequately enough for a feature film.
I was immensely impressed by the quality of the graphics and the look of the Pokemon. It was fantastic. The attention to detail is how all graphics should be done for these types of movies. Once I saw the graphics and the plot of the movie looked funny, my cautious optimistic attitude rose to want to see this movie.
The story the movie isn’t anything original as it is your typical did my father die an accident, and the son has to figure out what happened. But, what is unique is how the Pokemon play into the mystery and the story’s ultimate resolution. This story involves one of the most powerful Pokemon, and that is Mewtwo. The first theory is that Mewtwo went on a path of destruction with the main character’s (Justice Smith) father, being caught in the cross-fire while trying to do the right thing.
The story of this movie is about Tim (Justice Smith), who is estranged from his father but finds out his father has passed in a car accident. While going to collect his father’s possessions, he encounters a Pikachu (Ryan Reynolds) that not only can talk and understand him, but also wears a deerstalker hat.
Pikachu convinces him that they have to find his dad and see if he survived the car accident. Along the way, they think that Mewtwo was the culprit behind the car accident only to discover that it is not valid. From there, the movie showcases some beautiful Pokemon effects and wraps up the film in a cute bow. I won’t spoil the twist in the movie about who the evil-doer is because what fun would it be to see the film.
Thoughts on this Pokemon Movie
I enjoyed this movie not just because of the graphics, but I liked the story even if it was a tad cliche. It was still a fulfilling story with a good ending. If you love Pokemon and want some fantastic effects combined with a sweet story, then this movie is for you, and I hope you enjoy it.
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