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Pokemon: The Power of Us (film review) *contains spoilers*


Film: Pokemon The Movie: The Power Of Us
Year: 2018
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure
Directed By: Tetsuo Yajima
Starring: Emily Bauer, Sam Black, Kathryn Cahill
About: Ash meets five residents who come together to save the day when a series of threats endanger the annual Wind Festival and the entire population of their home, Fula City
Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8PGsP59Io20

My Review:
Being a fan of Pokemon and seeing this movie for sale I could not resist but to buy it and give it a watch to see if this movie is as good as the others. I was really happy with this movie and it had me near tears as well as smiling and overall feel really good inside which is something I love that the Pokemon series is able to do.

I personally liked how this film showed different types of people from someone who has lost all confidence in themselves but wants to help their brother, someone who seems to have social anxiety, someone who only wants to do right by their family even if that means lying to them and someone who is an outcast as well as many more. By having different kinds of characters I feel that everyone is able to associate with a character and that makes this so much more likable for me. I also thought seeing Sudowoodo get saved by someone who didn't have a Pokemon and therefore wanted to be with them but have to work for the man to want him was such a shame on him however when Sudowoodo was finally accepted was really emotional especially as you could see how much both of them needed each other. By also showing how the mayor was trying to protect the Pokemon on the mountain after in the past having burnt down some of the forest making them unable to trust humans was really nice as it showed how people are able to change and not to judge everyone off of some people's mistakes. Personally I also liked how this was to do with a festival as it made it more lighthearted in my opinion while still being a Pokemon movie which is one I feel the franchise needed. Having the old woman who doesn't like Pokemon being near her and realising it is because her Pokemon died as she was unable to save him was so emotional to me as it kept her from wanting to be around them at all but learning it was okay to have them around her again and learn to love Pokemon the way she used to. I was also happy that this film had Team Rocket within it as it made it feel more of a complete Pokemon movie to me even though I do wish that they had more time in the movie as they didn't really get up to their usual antics, and even ended up in the end having helped to save the town. I thought by having a little part after the credits where the watcher is able to find out who the news reporter for the festival was and how it was the brother who was unable to personally go the festival was a really good discovery and made me laugh. Finally, I thought that the animation within this movie was really good and really brought me into the movie which is always a benefit as I couldn't take my eyes off of the screen.

Overall, I couldn't fault this movie and it is one of the best Pokemon movies I feel has been released and had a great range of characters and meanings behind it. I would highly recommend this to those who are fans of the Pokemon franchise and those who like anime. I personally can't wait to watch this again and find parts I would have missed the first time.

My Rating: 5/5 

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