Pokemon: The First Movie – Anime Abandon

Sage is back, and with an episode that has been years coming down the line.

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21 Comments on "Pokemon: The First Movie – Anime Abandon"

Devil's Advocate
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I don’t watch Pokemon but again from what I understand, it’s that fighting to the death is the problem. wile the normal fighting is not harmful and the Pokemon are sapient and consent to the fighting.

Mides
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Like the difference between BDSM and Fifty Shades of Grey.

The Real Silverstar
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“I don’t watch Pokemon…”

Yet you feel compelled to put your 2 cents in about it anytime someone on this site reviews the franchise or even casually mentions it. You’re more full of it than a colostomy bag.

Devil's Advocate
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what I say is partially based on what Linkara says. and he did go into detail about all this when he reviewed that comic for Pokemon’s anniversary.

Goldstar
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You know, you seem to watch a lot of Pokemon related stuff for someone who claims to not be a fan of the franchise. It’s not necessary to tell us what Linkara says. We can always watch one of Lewis’ videos if we want to hear what he thinks. Not that Lewis’ opinions aren’t valid, but they’re strictly his own. Lewis doesn’t speak for all Pokemon fans, only for himself. Lewis isn’t an authority on Pokemon; he’s just a fan, therefore, his opinion is no more or less valid than that of any other fan. Telling us what Linkara said… Read more »
cannedfury
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Are Goldstar and Silverstar the same creepy asshole? Because it’s hard to imagine two fanboys overreacting this similarly to one factoid. I’m pretty sure DA isn’t a secret, defensive Pokemon fan for watching TWO REVIEWS, but you sure have demonstrated plenty to be ashamed of. A lot of atheists have watched numerous Christian movie reviews. And none of us, or even most Christians for that matter, fanatically worship and defend that religion like you do Sage. You godawful embarrassment to everything. Bennet is also “just a fan.” You don’t get to complain about “original thoughts” when the only thing in… Read more »
Devil's Advocate
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to add to what canedfury said, I may not watch the show but I do know most Pokemon trainers care about their Pokemon and wouldn’t put them in fights with the risk of real harm, so it IS different from what MewTwo was doing.

Hirosoli
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I got the feeling you were being very tongue-in-cheek with this review. Most of your gripes could be answered; probably because I’ve played every generation Pokemon game, plus some on the consoles. I just felt you were unnecessarily harsh with this review.

Closet80sfan
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Let’s just stop beating around the bush, here. The 4Kids/NYAV Post Pokemon dubs were horrendous.

Hardback247
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Redrally
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I liked Ash … :'(

grimfang999
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Come on Sage I expected better of you when it came to understanding what was going on in the movie. -Mewtwo sought out worthy trainers through a double filter of their power and determination with battles and storm. -The storm would enable only the most powerful trainers through so he would capture the best pokemon in the world, serving the dual purpose of them not being able to fight against him later on, and creating enhanced clones of them giving him only the strongest pokemon in the world. -He created the clones because he decided that his ultimate purpose was… Read more »
Kyle Lav.
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The Japanese version is infinitely better. They completely changed Mewtwo’s character from a confused and morally ambiguous antagonist searching for his purpose to “I WANT TO DESTROY EVERYTHING BECAUSE I’M EVIL AND STUFF” because apparently kids can’t handle emotionally complex stories. Oh, and the whole “fighting is bad” moral was invented by the dubbers.

Kyle Lav.
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*the dub changed Mewtwo’s character

chadwulf
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I’m also 27 and had a very similar experience. Followed the fandom up until gold, replayed when fire red and leaf green were introduced but then I pretty much dropped out again.
Idid not think to get a copy of Gold/Silver early, My brothers and I were however allowed to buy a deck of the new generation pokemon cards before they were introduced to the US. We could only guess at the names and effects described on the cards, but still, we were the envy of the school.

Tactlesscat
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Now that’s how you dissuade annoying comments on videos! Thank you for not continuing the shitty shitty butthurt trend of hating the term “Actually”. … Also the fact Ash never gets within more than the top 4 in any tournament but ANY OTHER PLOT RELEVANT THING HE SUCCEEDS AT FOREVER is really stupid and inconsistent to the message.

Tactlesscat
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Oh nevermind you are ACTUALLY a child about it. I’m going back to fun memes like Dark Kermit then, bye.

ErichoTTA
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Yeah, a negative review from a Pokemon fan! Oh, and it’s actually ground pokemon that are immune against electricity. Most rock pokemon are also ground pokemon. Oh, that’s a “Wait, actually” moment. I was wise in watching nearly all of this yesterday. I watched “Beauty And The Beast” with my folks tonight.

Yindrayas
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To this day I still don’t know the difference between Pokemon The First Movie and MewTwo Strikes back…..or is it Mewtwo Returns?
The first few Pokemon movies were a blur.

Volopez
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No M2M??? 🙁

paperclip
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For anyone disappointed with the Pokemon series, I recommend that you read the manga Pokemon Adventures. Red is a badass and would kick Ash’s ass any day of the week. He actually grows and learns from his experience and is everything we wanted out of the show. If you want to check it out it’s localized and there’s scanlations too, although you have to put up with Gary’s counterpart being called Blue which it’s Green in Japan and the female is called Green in English when she’s supposed to be referred to as Blue. The localization contradicts their theme by… Read more »
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