Pokémon 4: The Movie Image

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Generally favorable reviews- based on 45 Ratings

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  • Summary: The fourth installment in the popular Pokemon series of films, starring Ash, Pikachu and all the other Pokemon favorites, and also featuring a new time-travelling creature that has powers over nature as well as time and space.
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  1. Positive: 0 out of 16
  2. Negative: 10 out of 16
  1. 50
    Surprising less moldy and trite than the last two.
  2. Watching a Pokemon movie is like drowning in a sea of cute.
  3. Reviewed by: Angel Cohn
    The story is a bit predictable and the characters given to restating the obvious (presumably for the benefit of very young viewers), but overall this third Pokemon sequel is surprisingly entertaining.
  4. Reviewed by: Robert Koehler
    Supposedly, Pokemon can't be killed, but Pokemon 4Ever practically assures that the pocket monster movie franchise is nearly ready to keel over.
  5. 20
    Why the Pokémon fad hasn't died off yet is one of the great mysteries of the universe, right up there with the Pyramids of Gaza and the white stuff in Twinkies.
  6. Reviewed by: C.W. Nevius
    At best this is a film for the under-7 crowd. But it would be better to wait for the video. And a very rainy day.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 19
  2. Negative: 5 out of 19
  1. Oct 25, 2013
    Why is everyone hating on this movie? This is an AWESOME movie, and no, hardcore Pokemon fans are NOT the only ones who like it! Anywho, this is an awesome movie, I recommend it! Expand
  2. Oct 1, 2011
    Awesome, too.
  3. Mar 21, 2012
    This one has a more engaging story compared to the 2nd one, and for the series standards, that is actually saying something.
  4. Feb 15, 2014
    Kids and fans are sure to be entertained, but the rest of us just sit there uncomfortably. It has the same concept as the other films in the series so you feel a sense of repeat which adds up in the end, unfortunately for the worse. Expand
  5. Oct 19, 2011
    Big movie with big dreams including big boss battles that appeal to small children. What a waste...
  6. Jan 27, 2012
    I love Pokemon a lot, but I'm not very fond of it's movies (the first one was the best). The dub is pretty terrible, and there are one-liners abund. While this movie will mainly entertain younger audiences, the message is loud and clear: only watch this if you're a die-hard fan. Expand
  7. Dec 31, 2012
    The preachy, witless and horribly dubbed fourth movie is no better than the others, and it still feels like utter garbage in comparison to Spirited Away. Expand

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