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
Briefly held the record for highest-grossing opening for an animated film that debuted in November. The record was shattered two weeks later by Toy Story 2 (1999). See more »
When Ash rescues Pikachu from the clone machine, and Squirtle and Bulbasaur get released from their original poke-balls, Ash's English voice laughs, but his lips seem to be saying something, not "laughing" See more »
[When Mewtwo is stealing the Pokémon with the Clone Balls]
Are you stealing other people's Pokémon?
Stealing? No. I'm making copies stronger than the Pokémon you're so proud of.
Stop it! That's against the rules!
Don't give me orders.
[Throws Satoshi into Takeshi]
I'll decide my own rules.
[Sends the Clone Balls to steal the Pokémon]
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After the credits, we see Mew fly away into the sky. See more »
When Mewtwo learns to control his powers by defeating other Pokemon in Giovanni's stadium in the English version, some of the Japanese animation is re-done. Also re-done is the storm sequence. See more »
I admit that I came into the theater completely biased against Pokémon, and I still hate nearly everything about it... with the exception of this film (and the opening theme for Johto League Champions.) Admittedly, the movie was probably pumped out of the studio in order to rake in more and more cash (and it worked) but somehow, the writer managed to keep a stong, albeit thinly veiled anti-violence sentiment. There were also some acts of cheesy heroism I found downright heartwarming. Also notable is the incredible magnitude of the backgrounds. The flying palace was absolutely stunning. I liked it. But, you probably won't. Don't watch it.
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