Reviewer: Tom (Webmaster)
on: Whole film
UK Distributor: Warner Home Video (DVD &
Making money simply by existing, this film continues the
franchise in the same butchering of the original format tradition.
The plot is that a Pokémon collector wishes to add the legendary Pokémon Moltres,
Zapdos and Articuno to his collection which means unbalancing the forces of
nature (the birds represent fire, electricity and ice). This leads to the rising
of the Pokémon Lugia, which protects the Earth. He fails and it is up to our
heroes to save the day.
This film is awful. Like the first it contradicts itself again as the usual
focus on teamwork is thrown out the window. You will never care what is
happening and the entire film has a cheesy Disney feel to it. Unlike the first
which still had a dark feel to it in places, this is more the sort of crap
Americans produce and obviously rushed. Even if you are a die-hard fan you will
be very disappointed, especially when you find out what ‘…and the world will
turn to Ash’ means. You will cry at how bad it is.
And Team Rocket when you say ‘Team Rocket will die’ do so!!!
The only plus side is that there is a song by Weird Al Yankovic during the
credits. Look out though as this is followed by Flying Without Wings by
Westlife. As if the film wasn’t crap enough.