Movie: Pokemon! Lucario and the Mystery of Mew (2005)
Starring: Ash Ketchum, Pikachu, Lucario, Drunk Mew
Star: 4 out of 5 stars
Pokemon Scale: More Gyarados than Magikarp
Repeat Watch: Yes
Recommendations: Watch it and revel in the ridiculous Pokemon story and Brock being a horny teenager.
This weekend, with the snow piling up and the laziness increasing even quicker, a few of my housemates and I decided to say fuck drinking and fuck being an adult. Instead, we watched Pokemon and reverted to our primal forms.
Let’s break this movie down and analyze the major themes and memorable moments. It opens, medieval Pokemon world, two huge armies, red and green (classic color struggle) run head first into each other. Human and Pokemon battle together. I for one would not want to be the lone soldier versus an Onyx. Fuck that. Anyway, there’s a princess and some guy who kind of resembles Zorro, but more Ash Ketchum-y. But just as the battle gets heated, there is a blue nuclear explosion. Cut to present time. Ash is on his way to the castle. He gets in a Pokemon battle and wins (classic Ash), then dresses up in medieval clothing and goes to a ball. At the ball, Brock dances with a pretty woman and jizzes in his pants. Such is life.
Then Lucario shows up, thinks the battle is still raging, and doesn’t trust Ash. Drunk Mew shows up and steals Pikachu. They go to a tree of life that is made of rock and has an immune system. Yeah.
Ash and Lucario grow close as they go to the Tree-Rock-Life thing. They get there, they have to save Pikachu, but in the process Mew gives up his life force and the Tree-Rock gets an autoimmune disease. The tree tries to kill the intruders but in the process kills everything inside. Blah blah blah, things get fixed, some Pokemon do heroic things that I can’t do in my game, the team saves the world.
Overall, classic Pokemon movie: the story makes little sense, there are some cool battles, and things are all happy by the end.