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Pokemon the Movie: Genesect and the Legend Awakened

By Jeffrey M. Anderson, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 6+

Pokemon movie has fighting but focuses on friendship.

Movie NR 2013 72 minutes
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This movie feels like a fairly lightweight entry in the Pokemon series. It's not particularly focused on characters -- Ash, Pikachu, and their friends don't seem to matter much in the grand scheme of things -- and the action stays largely in one place. Most of the drama in Pokemon the Movie: Genesect and the Legend Awakened revolves around the misunderstanding between Mewtwo and the Red Genesect. And since much of it has to do with Mewtwo's anger over having been created by humans in a lab, it will be hard for human audiences to identify with her plight. However, the movie does a good job of establishing the decent motivations of all the characters; there are no bad guys here, just miscommunication. The ultimate goal of finding one's place in the world and learning to trust and become friends with those around you seems a good and heartfelt one. Moreover, the movie does not focus on collecting and battling Pokemon, as many of the previous entries have done. This decent message arguably overrides the movie's shortcomings.

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