Pokémon: The First Movie

1999 • 74 minutes
2.54K reviews
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The adventure explodes into action with the debut of Mewtwo, a bio-engineered Pokémon created from the DNA of Mew, the rarest of all Pokémon. After escaping from the lab where it was created, Mewtwo is determined to prove its own superiority. It lures a number of talented Trainers into a Pokémon battle like never before—and of course, Ash and his friends are happy to accept the challenge!

Ash’s excitement turns to fear and anger when Mewtwo reveals its plan for domination, creating powerful clones of our heroes’ Pokémon so it can even the “imbalance” between Pokémon and their Trainers. Despite Ash’s protests, Mewtwo refuses to believe that Pokémon and people can be friends. But faced with the determination and loyalty of a young Trainer, Mewtwo just might have to reconsider…especially when pitted against the power of the mysterious Mew!
2.54K reviews
Scott Helm
October 16, 2021
This movie came out during the time in my life when Pokemon was new and soo exciting. The end of the 1990s was the height of the 1st and 2nd generations. Those years were some of the best to experience with the Burger King kids meal toys and Drake Bell gameboy game commercial. The TCG is truly a unique treasure that lives soo strong to this day. I wish that we had a chance to go back in time to relive when the first 2 seasons were debuted on cable tv. Long live pokemon.
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Adrian N
October 27, 2019
The original Japanese version is great. But apparently they have to censor the English version because it's too "violent" and "sad". Worse, they don't make the original Japanese version available legally. Really sad that in these days and age, we still have censorship of art, and nobody seem to mind. Heaven forbids that children watch something that has a foreign language and culture.
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Dan D
December 31, 2022
My favorite movie since my childhood & that carried my childhood. With such legendary soundtracks, that honestly mean so deep, that make you emotional, and get to your feelings. Same with the cast, the storyline, and the characters - EVERYTHING. Even to this day, this movie and soundtracks brings me joy, nostalgia and so much tears to my eyes. Like there's honestly so much to say about this movie, that you can't just fully explain, its more of a movie that you feel. Greatest movie of all time.
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