Pokemon Movie 14
Alex: These dubs kill me..but people don’t sub the movies/didn’t sub this one. It’s so odd to hear Dento and Iris speaking in their english accents >_>So, thankfully, Cartoon Network had it on a few days ago and I finally got around to watching it.
My first impressions of the movie weren’t actually very favourable. It’s your standard “shy movie Pokemon”, actually this one actually has a proper power. Victini, the victory Pokemon, has the power to ensure that people succeed in whatever they do. It’s a creative concept, yet it’s rather overpowered, like a legendary Pokemon should be.
But they really went all out in this movie. They kept the slightly darker feeling that Best Wishes has struggled to create and keep, and they managed to keep the humour from the better episodes and the wonderful atmosphere that the great episodes made.So when you add the delightful Victini and it’s quirky nature along with it’s abilities, it actually makes the lighthearted nature of Best Wishes excel. It was like a standard episode of Best Wishes, just better.
So ya know, with it being a movie, they’ve got to have a proper plot. And the plot is rather simple, dating back to a legend where Victini belonged to the king of a great country, yet his sons wanted to rule differently, so when they used Zekrom and Reshiram to try to win their conflict, it turned into a disaster and the king had to sacrifice himself to stop the war, using Victini’s power to save all his citizens.
Now, a young man, Damon, wants to revive his lost kingdom…and as he sets out on his quest, he was recognized as the Hero of Truth/Hero of Ideals by Zekrom/Reshiram. But ultimatly, he didn’t know that by moving the castle, terrible things would happen… and stuff. Yeah, I got a little bored when I realised that he wasn’t a villain, just a misguided moron.
Even though the second half went downhill quickly, it was still one of the better movies, simply because the first half and the build-up were better than normal. It’s just a shame that the second half didn’t live up to it..but hey. Wishmaker Jirachi is still the better one, imo.
Alex’s Score: 7 Meeps out of 10 (Good)