I guess officially Pokémon is for kids – I was already about 14 when it first came out – but I’ve always rather liked it. Eternal battles between good and evil, explosions, fights and cute fantasy animals – what’s not to love?
Last week, the baton of Pokémon worship was passed to JD when a double DVD pack landed on our doormat for review, containing ‘Pokémon The Movie: Black – Victini and Reshiram‘ and ‘Pokémon The Movie: White – Victini and Zekrom‘.
Here’s the blurb:
When Ash and his friends enter a battle competition in Eindoak Town, they meet the Mythical Pokémon Victini, who becomes their newest friend. But disaster strikes when the misguided wanderer Damon seizes Victini for his own plans! Can Ash prove himself a hero and earn the help of the Legendary Reshiram—or Zekrom—to rescue Victini and save Eindoak Town?
I’m not sure JD grasped the full storyline in both parts, but he kept telling me how good it was, and he had a good appreciation throughout of who was a ‘goodie’, who was a ‘baddie’, and whether things were going well or badly.
I would consider it suitable for a mature four year old. JD, who can be quite sensitive at times, watched it with complete enjoyment throughout and needed no reassuring words.
Rated PG, it’s probably more violent than a U, but because it’s very fantasy-based, it doesn’t feel as scary as many U-rated animated adventures out this year. This is mainly because the characters can’t actually be seriously hurt – they just faint and then return to their owners to heal.
Here’s the trailer:
I can see this release kicking off the Pokémon craze all over again, and I’ll have my very own little ‘Pokémon Trainer’ to battle with :)
‘Pokémon The Movie: Black – Victini and Reshiram’ and ‘Pokémon The Movie: White – Victini and Zekrom’ are out on dual DVD and bluray now, priced £12.99.
We were sent a copy of the Pokémon double CD free-of-charge for review.