Pokémon the Movie: I Choose You!

Pokémon the Movie: I Choose You! (2017)

Pokémon the Movie: I Choose You!
7.1/10 by 125 users

This is the story of how Ash and Pikachu first met. At first, Pikachu was disobedient towards Ash, but Ash only wanted to be friends with Pikachu. On the day they set out from Pallet Town, both of them saw a Ho-Oh flying and they made a vow to meet it.

Original Title:劇場版ポケットモンスター キミにきめた!
Release Date:July 15, 2017
Genres:Family, Fantasy, Adventure, Animation, Drama, Comedy
Production Company:The Pokémon Company
Production Countries:Japan
Director:Kunihiko Yuyama
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Plot Keywords:children, pokémon, anime
  • Gets a bad rep but credit is due
    November 28, 2017

    I'm 23. You might wonder why I'm telling you this, but that is not without significance.

    When I was 6 years old I would get up every Sunday morning at 07.00 to see the latest Pokemon episode, and it was some of the happiest Sundays I spend watching, and because of that I was very nostalgic watching this movie.


    What doesn't work:

    1st off The movie is very fast paced, and because of that, some of the touching moments in this movie, some new, some recognizable doesn't really pay off.

    2nd The animation has some of the old style, but also some new style which doesn't come off great. One moment you're like: Wow, that's like the old days, and in another: ugh that's not good.

    3rd Because it rekindles some moments from the old days, you feel bad for the moments left out, which leaves you feeling a bit annoyed and cheated.

    4th Team rocket is utterly wasted in this movie. They could have left them out, but they kept them for comic relief, which was a HUEEGE MISTAKE! WHAT A WASTE!

    5th It's not for hardcore Pokemon fans. If you're deep into Pokemon new gens and hate the old stuff, this will leave you unsatisfied and feeling like they f**ked the community over.

    What works:

    1st off The movie is a mix of nostalgia and new gen Pokemon's and characters, and they actually made it work. Kudos.

    2nd. If you are anything like me, an OG Pokemon fan and a bit of a GENWUNNER, this is gonna be pure nostalgia love-fest. Right off the bat you're taken back to pallet town and you know where this is headed, nostalgia adventures. You get to see some old legendary encounters and some heartfelt moments, which sweetens this roller-coaster ride.

    3rd. We finally gets some closure an in depth story regarding ash an Ho- Oh. The chapter I waited for so long as a kid is finally here.

    A MUST WATCH for GENWUNNERS and people who are nostalgic for the old seasons.

    It gets a 6/10 and a +1 for nostalgia.

    On a last and more serious note. This could have been a 9/10 Pokemon if they made it an hour longer. That would have allowed them to slow it down, focus on story and would have made the heartfelt moments pay off more than they did.