Pokémon the Movie The Power of Us review roundup: Likable elements but feels like a dud for the most part

Ash and Pikachu’s latest big-screen outing, Pokémon the Movie: The Power of Us, is now available to own on Blu-ray and DVD.  To help you decide on whether you should pick up a copy, read on below to learn more about the film and to see what critics had to say about it:

Critic Reviews

IGN – Rosie Knight – 7.5/10

Sweet and sincere, Pokémon The Movie: The Power of Us is a light and fun adventure film filled with likable characters, fantastic creatures, and enough classic Pokémon to make the most die hard of fans happy.

The Guardian – Mike McCahill – 1/5

Even narratively, the new film is a dud.

Movie Details & Credits

TV-Y7 Fathom Events | Release Date: November 24, 2018

Starring: Adam Ezegelian, Eddy Lee, Emily Bauer, Haven Paschall, Inuko Inuyama, Jake Gus, Jimmy Zoppi, Kathryn Cahill, Laurie Hymes, Lianne Marie Dobbs, Lori Gardner, Martha Harms, Megumi Hayashibara, Michele Knotz, Rica Matsumoto, Rodger Parsons, Roger Callagy, Sam Black, Sarah Natochenny, Shinichirô Miki, Unshô Ishizuka

Summary: Every year the citizens of Fura City celebrate a Wind Festival. where people live together with the wind. Long Ago, on the final day of the festival the Legendary Pokemon Lugia and bestow the blessings of the wind upon the people. This Film Focuses on Everyone’s Story. from Lisa, a high school girl who is just starting out as a Pokemon trainer, to Karachi, a guy who can’t stop lying to Torito, a researcher who lacks confidence in himself, to Hisui, an old lady who hates touching Pokemon, and Rarugo, a mysterious young girl who watches over the forest by herself.

Director: Tetsuo Yajima
Genre(s): Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Animation, Family
Rating: TV-Y7
Runtime: 97 min

Source: Metacritic.com

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