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Pokémon - Mewtwo Returns (1997)




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One of the most powerful, sinister Pokemon is featured in this entry in the popular animated franchise. Pokemon: Mewtwo Returns involves the genetically created Mewtwo's attempts to capture and harness the power of the beloved Pikachu. It so happens that Mewtwo's bitter over the fact that he's been cloned, and breaks ranks with his former owner in order to create a hidden hideaway where cloned evil Pokemon like himself can reside. When Ash, Misty, and Brock go to find Pikachu, they're in for a fight to the finish. ~ Michael Hastings, Rovi


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Critic Reviews for Pokémon - Mewtwo Returns

All Critics (5)

A sequel to the first movie on the purest level: narratively, thematically, and stylistically. [Full review in Spanish]

July 28, 2019 | Rating: 2.5/5 | Full Review…

The movie easily produces the same trance-like effect on young kids that an electronic baby swing does on infants.

January 3, 2002 | Rating: 1/4 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Pokémon - Mewtwo Returns

Money grabber for young, stupid minds.

Dillon Lupky
Dillon Lupky

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This was a fantastic Sequel to a fantastic movie and even though it was a direct to video sequel it still was just as epic and entertaining as the first movie

Michael Edwards
Michael Edwards

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Mewtwo doesn't exactly return. He's just rediscovered. In this follow-up to the 1st movie, Giovanni (being the only one that remembers Mewtwo) is the the hunt for his prized creation. It covers the same themes as the first movie, with Mewtwo and his clone friends trying to find their place in the world. The action isn't as good as the last two films, and the film misses a trick by not really having huge battles betweens humans and Pokemon. We get a new villain in the shape of 009, and Jessie and and James are good once again (something they seem to do for every film). It's good to see Mewtwo back, and it corrects the horrible mistake of making everyone forget the events of the last film.

Luke Baldock
Luke Baldock

Super Reviewer

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