who remembers being in the movie theater and getting chills down their spine seeing this?
I was more impressed by Ash's determination jumping into the machine to save Pikachu.
>tfw parents book a room in the theatre for you and your sibling's joint birthday party
It's a shame that didn't give me a get-out-of-bullying pass for the rest of my life, don't know what happened there.
I remember this bothering me when I first saw this when I was 9 or so. I realize the clones were stronger than the originals. But did that really matter? In the games, you can easily defeat other Pokemon by exploiting the type matchups. Why the fuck was Pikachu fighting Pikachu and Nidoqueen slapping Nidoqueen? Have Gyarados use a water move on Nidoqueen. Have Pikachu use an electric attack on Gyarados. Have Venusaur attack Blastoise. As a kid I did not understand this because they push learning types properly in the games so much and stress levels/strength aren't everything.
>tfw you cried when ash turned to stone when you watched it a year or two ago
I think pikachu and the other pokemon crying is what did it for me
Either way I did not see that coming
>tfw you still have BESD from the yugioh movie
I thought that movie was about how he got all those Pokemon.
I went to go see this with all my friends in 6th grade. It was my friend's birthday so he got us all tickets and extra cards and stuff. Was p cool. Went into the movie, cringed watching the intro segment, enjoyed the actual movie up until Ash "dies." I can still hear Pikachu's voice cracking trying to bring him back to life. I'm pretty sure all of us cried, even the parents. We went into that movie so pumped and left really quiet and uncomfortable. Happy Birthday! Enjoy your cry!
>dragonite in flight on the silver screen, they finally show his speed
>mewtwo controls the weather, destroys relationship w/ giovanni
>mew wakes up under water after sensing danger
>charizard lasts the longest 1v1 against his clone
>misty saves brock and ash from drowning
i loved how the movie tied in w/ season 1 (Garys defeat)
I want to get on my knees and apologize to my parents for making them see the first 3 movies. But at the same time, I'm hoping they forgot about them.
Try sitting through Pikachu's Vacation as an adult. I dare you.
I remember when this movie and the other ones up to gen 4 had a lot of substance to them and built up to those moments of suspense.
Nowadays, the movies are just lacking in that department. After I saw Hoopa's movie (and gen 5-6's), I feel less excited to see Volcanion's, knowing well enough that it may never have that same spark again.
Battles will be nothing but over-saturated 3D effects, alongside scenery. Plots will have little to no build up.
>And what the hell were those scenes with a random Pokemon doing weird shit?
Just watched it. They looked like those things a show would normally do to cut in/out of a commercial break, but it's a movie so that clearly wasn't the case. So I have no idea what that was for.
I don't remember who I made bring me to see that, but whoever it was, I'd like to apologize to them.
Transformers: The Movie in 1986 was the first movie of this kind, and was far far better than every single Pokemon movie ever made.
yeah while dad was snoring
i managed to find an english language japanese dub of this online a few years ago, the picture quality was abysmal and i didn't finish watching, but the overall quality of the picture was 100% better
I wish they'd drop the pikachu shorts and go back to making longer movies where the plot and actually develop and can have a satisfying conclusion
also fights in the new movies are too slow and they don't feel powerful at all. The fights in the show are a lot more intense than the modern movie fights but that's because movies are animated by a different team
It doesn't help that the antagonists after the first one are somewhat lacking. There's been some decent ones, but with one or two exceptions (e.g., Molly from the third film), they've never come close to topping Mewtwo.
Watch shit before you say shit.
>jumps of the fucking Eiffel tower for pikachu after following a rogue Garchomp up it
>takes attack after attack
>acts fearsome as fuck against Team Flare
>battles a fucking Moltres and jumps into a fucking Volcano to save his Brave bird
I can go on and on but the point being is that if anything Ash is more of a badass now then OS.
Ugh I still remember being in the theater for that scene.
Had to fast forward i when we got the VHS
I disagree, I enjoyed some of the others after 3 (particularly Heroes, Destiny Deoxys, and Shaymin's). Right around Arceus' movie is when the decline started imo.
Is that the reason why the movies have been getting shorter?
The fights have no power to them, yeah. I really wish they were back to way they were instead of just being overly showy with nothing to show. Feels like they've just been getting lazy nowadays.
>After that is only disappointment
Not true at all. 1-4 had the best written storylines, characters, and animation. Heroes was super fun even though nothing really happened, And Destiny Deoxys was about on par with others for having the best action scenes.
The rest of the movies are absolute garbage though.
They really need to stop with all the special effects and work on the plot, it drags everything down.
Not to mention finding better voice actors than the one who voiced Hoopa unbound. That was complete and utter shit. I think they should lay off on some of the talking legendaries for a bit too.