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Pokémon: The First Movie - Mewtwo Strikes Back (1998)

Gekijô-ban poketto monsutâ - Myûtsû no gyakushû (original title)
Scientists genetically create a new Pokémon, Mewtwo, but the results are horrific and disastrous.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Mewtwo / Dr. Fuji (voice) (as Philip Bartlett)
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Misty / Jessie / Wigglytuff (voice)
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Raymond / Meowth / Alakazam (voice) (as Addie Blaustein)
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Pikachu (voice) (as Ikue Otani)
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Giovanni / Corey / Male Scientist (voice) (as Ed Paul)
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Fergus (voice) (as Jimmy Zoppi)
Michael Haigney ...
Psyduck / Venusaur / Nidoqueen / Blastoise / Dewgong / Venusaurtwo / Blastoisetwo / Raticate / Spearow / Charmandertwo (voice)
Kayzie Rogers ...
Miranda / Vaporeon / Vileplume / Ninetales (voice)
Rodger Parsons ...
Narrator (voice) (as Ken Gates)
Hirotaka Suzuoki ...
Sakaki (voice)
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Officer Jenny (voice)
Ayako Shiraishi ...
Joi (voice)
Chinami Nishimura ...
Junsar (voice)
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Storyline

When a group of scientists are offered funding into genetic research if they agree to try and clone the greatest ever Pokémon, Mew, the end result is success and Mewtwo is born. However Mewtwo is bitter about his purpose in life and kills his masters. In order to become the greatest he throws open a challenge to the world to battle him and his Pokémon. Ash and his friends are one of the few groups of trainers who pass the first test and prepare for battle. However they soon find out about further cloning and Mewtwo's ultimate plan for the earth. Written by bob the moo

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Release Date:

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Also Known As:

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Box Office

Budget:

$30,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$31,036,678 (USA) (14 November 1999)

Gross:

$85,744,662 (USA) (27 February 2000)
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Trivia

The Blu-ray and 2016 DVD release of this film does not include the opening short film "Pikachu's Vacation". This caused turmoil from the fans, feeling that the movie was incomplete. See more »

Goofs

During the scene with Team Rocket disguised as vikings, Ash mentions Minnesota as part of a joke, which doesn't exist in the Pokemon universe. See more »

Quotes

Mewtwo: That cannot be. You said we were partners. We stood as equals.
Giovanni: You were created by humans to obey humans. You could never be our equal.
Mewtwo: Humans may have created me, but they will never enslave me! This cannot be my destiny!
Giovanni: [as Mewtwo begins destroying the lab] Stop this now!
Mewtwo: I wasn't born a Pokémon, I was created; and my creators have used and betrayed me! So, I stand alone!
[Mewtwo blows up the laboratory]
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Crazy Credits

After the credits, we see Mew fly away into the mountains. See more »

Connections

Spoofed in Pokèmanji (2017) See more »

Soundtracks

Kaze to Issho Ni
Written by Toda Shuogo
Performed by Sachiko Kobayashi
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It's not THAT bad!
26 April 2010 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I'm a bit shocked at the low ratings of this movie. It's no way near a 1 out of 10. I think its because if you were an adult when you saw this, you would give it a 1 out of 10 straight away. Like when I saw it when I was 8 or 9 years old originally at the cinema, all the kids enjoyed it, including myself, whilst the adults were just snoring away! They didn't even give it a chance! As of writing this review, at the age of 19, the movie is still OK in my opinion. The sequel was better, but I think Mewtwo was pretty cool in it, and its not that long either so don't just completely bash it just because it has the name "Pokemon" on it. Season 1 of Pokemon was awesome, and I wasn't even a huge fan of the anime! Finish it first, and sure there are some plot holes in it, but hey I still think the movie is entertaining. Overall, a 6/10 at best (as a teen/adult), but that means its passable.


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