9 August 2016 | carologletree
Messy, Rushed, and Forced; A Candidate for the Worst of the Series
The latest Pokémon movie is simply a big mess, and is in my opinion, the worst one yet. It has too many new concepts that just don't work and it's just overstuffed with too many legendary Pokémon.
Hoopa gives Shaymin a run for his money as the most annoying Pokémon ever. He never shuts up and I absolutely cringed every time he said "Were you surprised?". The "alternate" Hoopa is equally annoying.
There were far too many legendary Pokémon, and the "big battle" at the end is very all-over-the-place and mainly felt like an extended advertisement for the games. You could have sworn that it was directed by Michael Bay.
A lot of Pokémon movies have their share of stupid scenes, but this one has some of the worst. It includes the people somehow being entertained by the legendary Pokémon instead of being afraid, the guy at the stand telling the giant Hoopa to pay for the food it ate, the gang wanting to go to a big city just to have some doughnuts, the many teleport scenes with Hoopa, and several more.
The script is pretty weak, and the Arceus-ex-machina at the end was really poorly done.
The whole thing just feels overstuffed and recklessly thrown together. This is perhaps the worst Pokémon film of them all, just barely beating out "Kyurem vs. The Sword of Justice". Like that film, only the most die-hard Pokémon fans should bother with this one, but everyone else should skip it.