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Pokémon: The First Movie (Dubbed)

HD   G Closed Captioning

Kunihiko Yuyama

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About the Movie

The adventure explodes into action with the debut of Mewtwo, a bio-engineered Pokémon created from the DNA of Mew, one of the rarest Pokémon of all. 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!

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"Fighting is wrong"

This is also why critics hate this movie besides just being a 4Kids dub. There's a ton of theme who talked about this. The messages used in the movie contradicts the whole point in the franchise that is about fighting with Pokémon. Just watch the Japanese version instead of this hypocritical mess.

The 1st Pokemon Movie that Begins!!

Pokemon The Movie Began showing on theaters on Japan onJuly 19,1998!While U.S.A. took Storm or the popular franchise on November 12,1999!Pokemon:The First Movie: Mewtwo Strikes Back, commonly referred to as Pokémon: The First Movie, originally released as Pocket Monsters the Movie: Mewtwo Strikes Back! (劇場版ポケットモンスター ミュウツーの逆襲 Gekijōban Poketto Monsutā: Myūtsū no Gyakushū?), is a 1998 Japanese anime film[2] directed by Kunihiko Yuyama, the chief director of the Pokémon television series. It is the first theatrical release in the Pokémonfranchise.
It was released in Japan on July 18, 1998. The English-language adaptation, produced by 4Kids Entertainment and distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures, was released in North America on November 10, 1999.
The film primarily consists of three segments: Pikachu's Vacation, a 21-minute feature focusing on the series mascot Pikachu; Origin of Mewtwo, a 10-minute featurette that functions as a prologue to the main feature; and Mewtwo Strikes Back, the main 75 minute film feature. The featurette was added on for later releases and eventually dubbed as a special feature in the U.S. release of the TV special (that was released as a direct-to-video follow-up film sequel in the U.S.) Pokémon: Mewtwo Returns as The Uncut Story of Mewtwo's Origin.Although Pokémon was extremely popular when the film was released, it received negative reviews from film critics. Despite the reviews, it was a box office success worldwide, topping the box office charts in its opening weekend, and eventually grossing US$163.6 million worldwide.
Plot[edit]
The film begins with an animated short called Pikachu's Vacation (ピカチュウのなつやすみ Pikachū no Natsuyasumi?, Pikachu's Summer Vacation) . In the story, the Pokémon of Ash Ketchum, Misty, and Brockare sent to spend a day at a theme park built for Pokémon. Pikachu, Togepi, Bulbasaur, and Squirtle cross paths with a group of bullies consisting of a Raichu, Cubone, Marill, and a Snubbull. The two groups compete against each other in sports, but it leads to Ash’s Charizardgetting its head stuck in a pipe. Pikachu, his friends, and the bullies work together and successfully free Charizard, spending the rest of the day playing before parting ways when their trainers return.
The film begins with a prologue focusing on the origins of Mewtwo. A group of scientists obtain a fossilised eyelash of the legendary Pokémon, Mew, and clone it to create a supersoldier. The lead scientist, Dr. Fuji, is using the project to try to resurrect his deceased daughter Amber. Mewtwo is created, interacting subconsciously with Amber’s clone and those of a Bulbasaur, Charmander, and Squirtle. However, all of the clones die save Mewtwo. He eventually awakens as an adult but upon learning the scientists plan to treat him as a lab rat, he unleashes his psychic powers and destroys the laboratory.
Giovanni, leader of Team Rocket and the project’s benefactor, convinces Mewtwo to work with him to hone his powers. However, after a time, Mewtwo learns his purpose was to be a weapon for Giovanni’s benefit and escapes back to New Island where he plots revenge against humanity. Months later, numerous Pokémon trainers are invited to New Island to meet and battle the world’s greatest Pokémon Master. Amongst them are Ash, Misty, and Brock, but when they arrive at the port city Old Shore Wharf, a powerful storm whips up, preventing the trainers from sailing to the island. However, several trainers use their Pokémon to travel across the sea. Ash’s group are picked up by Team Rocketdisguised as Vikings, but the storm sinks their boat, and they individually make it to New Island.
Escorted into the island’s palace by a maid, the trainers encounter Mewtwo, who releases the maid from his mind control, revealed to be a brainwashed Nurse Joy. Mewtwo plots to use the storm to wipe out humanity, leaving only wild and cloned Pokémon alive. Ash challenges Mewtwo’s power, leading to a battle between the trainers’ Pokémon and Mewtwo’s clones who prove to be vastly superior in combat. Mewtwo captures all of the Pokémon to clone them, Ash chasing the captured Pikachu down into the rebuilt lab, where Team Rocket’s Meowth is also cloned. Ash destroys the cloning machine, freeing the Pokémon, and leads them to confront Mewtwo. Mew appears, alive all along, and confronts Mewtwo.
All of the Pokémon battle save a defiant Pikachu, and Meowth, who makes peace with his own clone. Mew and Mewtwo’s psychic battle wounds all of the Pokémon, forcing a desperate Ash to charge into the firing line of their attacks and is petrified by the blast. Pikachu tries to revive Ash with thunderbolts but it fails. However, the tears of the Pokémon, as per a legend mentioned earlier in the film, are able to heal and revive Ash. Moved by Ash’s sacrifice, Mewtwo realises that he should not have to be judged by his origins but rather his choices in life. Departing with Mew and the clones, Mewtwo erases everyone’s memories of the event.
Ash, Misty, and Brock find themselves back in Old Shore Wharf unsure how they got there. The storm outside clears up, Ash spotting Mew flying through the clouds and tells his friends of how he saw another legendary Pokémon the day he left Pallet Town. Meanwhile, Team Rocket find themselves stranded on New Island but enjoy their time there.My Personal and Private opinion is the Pokemon:The 1st Movie is Rated PG(Parental Guidance)!I high recommend this Animated 1st movie with 16 age and up of teenagers and that shows it it not about Pokemon Battles of Fighting but it shows about love and care about your Pokemon Trainers and your Pokemon like pet(animal)!

Where is the pikachu movie?

It was part of the movie. Where is it? I wont buy another one until they are put in. Unless of course they have one that has all the pikachu movies, but they can't because they are still making pokemon movies with pikachu movies at the beginning. So the real solution is to put each individual pikachu movies in the pokemon movie they came from. Done.

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