Pokemon: The First Movie Episode 1 Discussion
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I just got done rewatching this for the first time since it first came out on VHS/DVD and it reaffirms my belief about the new seasons and movies being inferior to the original. Mewtwo's backstory, his goals and the triumphant feel of that moment when Ash emerges from the smoke with the originals... there's just nothing like it.
I still question the idea of Squirtle beating a Machamp in one bubble/beam attack, but that's mostly for cinema.
There were some more errors than the above in the dub, like Pokemon being misnamed here and there, but it's nothing that ruins the enjoyment of the film.
I wanted to watch it in Japanese, but the official DVD subtitles are a word-for-word script of the dub dialog, so it would be pointless since I'm not getting the faithful translation. The aforementioned Minnesota pun in particular is in there.
Either way it's still a highly enjoyable movie and possibly the best thing the Pokemon anime franchise has ever done. I had this movie at an 8, but after rewatching it over a decade later, I feel it deserves a full 10.
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WOW that was awesome! Really epic movie, had some nice comedy in it (especially watching the dub...lol some of those lines are so stupid they're funny), and pretty relevant messages to society. The whole "it's wrong for pokemon to fight!" thing was almost contradictory to the entire franchise, but I guess they were trying to say something more about the reasons why these pokemon were fighting.
8-9/10, that was a really good pokemon movie! The third one wth Entei and Unown has always been my favorite, but after seeing this one I think this might be better! :O
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Crazy how this movie still makes me cry each time i see it even tho i've already seen it countless times over the last 20 years, pikachu crying is just to much for my heart.
Nostalgia is obviously a part in why i like this movie so much but nostalgia aside, the movie has some legit good aspects too it, mostly mewto's background and character also the pretty dark aesthetics/vibe considering this is a movie for kids.
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