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Gekijôban Poketto Monsutâ [03]: Kesshô-tô no Teiô

Gekijôban Poketto Monsutâ [03]: Kesshô-tô no Teiô (2000) Movie Poster
  •  Japan  •    •  93m  •    •  Directed by: Kunihiko Yuyama, Michael Haigney.  •  Starring: Rica Matsumoto, Veronica Taylor, Rachael Lillis, Ikue Ôtani, Eric Stuart, Madeleine Blaustein, Amy Birnbaum, Dan Green, Stuart Zagnit, Lisa Ortiz, Kathy Pilon, Peter R. Bird, Kayzie Rogers.  •  Music by: Shinji Miyazaki, Ralph Schuckett, Hirokazu Tanaka.
    When Molly Hale's father goes missing, the strange Pokemon that he was studying come to Molly by the power of the strange little blocks. The Pokemon, the Unown, create Entei to act as Molly's father, and, because of her wish to have a mother too, Entei only goes and kidnaps Delia Ketchum, who just happens to be Ash's mom. So Ash, Misty and Brock go to the Hale mansion to stop these strange events once and for all...before time runs out for life as we know it.

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Image from: Gekijôban Poketto Monsutâ [03]: Kesshô-tô no Teiô (2000)
Image from: Gekijôban Poketto Monsutâ [03]: Kesshô-tô no Teiô (2000)
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My child likes Pokemon and I happen to like the Pokemon show, it's not always great but it good to see a show that teaches kids to strive for a goal that is not reachable in half an hour. Name any other children's show where the characters take an entire season to reach a stated goal. In a funny way this show is more realistic then any other children's show on American TV. The program is very tolerant of people's differences and celebrates everyone's unique talents. And I like the different Pokemon creatures and my son and I enjoy playing the N64 Pokemon Stadium 2 game together. He really enjoys explaining the different Pokemon to me as we play. I have a friend who runs tours at a local science museum using the Pokemon as a way to get the kids into natural history and sciences. It really sparks some of the children into learning more.

That said, the movies have been a different story. The first was a very dark movie and the second, although better, still had a strange apocalyptic undercurrent more typical of Japanese animation for older audiences. I missed the light hearted nature of the TV show. The new one is different, the story is more suited to young audiences and it's mostly more coherent to adults who are with the young ones. (Although the kids will have to explain some plot elements to you if you haven't kept up with the show.) The film also has a much better story than the first two. There is still quite a bit of large scale fighting at the end but it's not the end of the world stuff of the first films.

Do I recommend the film to regular audiences? No, but I do suggest to parents that you don't make excuses to not take your child. This should not be the torture you may have experienced with the first two.


Review by wh-3 from the Internet Movie Database.