Mewtwo Strikes Back Evolution ain’t your daddy’s Pokémon movie, alright
Pokémon: Mewtwo Strikes Back Evolution is, and with it comes a new era for the Pokémon anime. Ash, Misty, Brock, Pikachu, and everyone else we remember from way back when are stepping into a third, computer-generated dimension. And they look very weird.
A 30-second teaser for the upcoming movie, which premieres in Japan this summer, is here for the rest of us to gaze at in equal parts horror, equal parts regret. For lo, this is not our beautiful Pokémon anime. Instead, the video suggests a remake of Pokémon: The First Movie, released in 1999, which tells Mewtwo’s origin story and also features Ash dying for a hot sec.
For this 20th anniversary redux, the Pokémon Company has gone withthat turns our cartoony friends into talking dolls.
Perhaps I’m being too harsh on what’s really just a brief, quick-cutting look at this movie. The Pokémon we see in it, for instance, look really good; there’s some nice texturing to them — certainly preferable to. The background environments are nice, too. But I can’t shake the feeling that there is something very wrong with the human cast here.
I think this tweet fromputs it best so far:
Jump Force lookin ass
— Liam Robertson (@Doctor_Cupcakes)
Mewtwo Strikes Back Evolution is in Japanese theaters on. No Western release has been confirmed yet.