First of all, Hoopa is the most grotesquely annoying character from literally any series I've ever seen. Still, its teleportation-fuelled mayhem is quite fun to watch, owing a debt to the portal-spamming Blink from X-Men: Days of Future Past who was probably the highlight of that movie as well. It summons and from its interdimensional rings. The latest Pokémon movie is simply a big mess, and is in my opinion, the worst one yet. In a desert city by the sea, Ash, Pikachu, and their friends meet the Mythical Pokémon Hoopa, who can summon all sorts of things—including people and Pokémon—through its magic rings.
This my friend, was certainly the case where I thought a longer running-time could have helped make the story flow better. Get me a ticket, cause we're off to whatever that steam place is ma pals. One of the things were the Legendary Pokemon. Overall, the voice acting in the English dub is horrendous. I suspect, though, that the film's intended child audience will find Hoopa much more appealing than I did.
Ash, Hoopa, and Pikachu ride on Latias and Latios, while Rayquaza helps to battle Hoopa's shadow. In the present, Ash and his friends arrive in Dahara City, where they meet the mischievous Pokémon Hoopa as well as its human companion Mary. Lugia distracts Hoopa's shadow as Hoopa makes its escape. I had two major problems with this scenario. It is the one of the lowest-grossing movie of all the Pokémon movies, performing slightly better than lowest-grossing film,. A decade later, Barza and Meray enter Dahara City, a modern Middle Eastern megalopolis patterned after Dubai United Arab Emirates , and encounter our heroes, Ash Ketchum, Serena, Bonnie and Clemont and their various Pokémon. An English dub was produced by , and stars the voices of , Haven Paschall, Michael Liscio Jr, , , , Lori Phillips, Ryan William Downey, and Emily Woo Zeller.
This film is so awful that there is literally no purpose for having Serena, Clemont, Bonnie, or Team Rocket in it, in fact, they show no personality in this film, and ultimately they were useless- you could take them out of the film, and it would be the same. After a scary incident, they learn a story about a brave hero who stopped the rampage of a terrifying Pokémon long ago. So what's the dub like? In the original Japanese, voices Meray. Hoopa fights the power and is able to keep it at bay, but Hoopa's shadow then develops as a separate Pokémon, which attempts to take over the real Hoopa. It was directed by , written by Atsuhiro Tomioka and produced by. After a scary incident, they learn of a story about a brave hero who stopped the rampage of a terrifying Pokémon long ago.
Hoopa cleanses the shadow of itself with its happy memories, causing the evil to disappear. I don't understand why the Cartoon Network did this. The massive weather Pokemon, Kyogre and Groudon? Hoopa gives Shaymin a run for his money as the most annoying Pokémon ever. None of this was seen or heard by the Cartoon Network audience because the end credits were condensed to one minute for the U. At the beginning of the movie the supporting characters and background characters were wearing though stereotypical and outdated middle eastern attire, but by the end you'd swear you were looking at a hipster poetry night at a coffee shop in Portland with how white everyone was. It offers at its center a mischievous little flying Pokémon named Hoopa, who talks and has a taste for donuts and boasts an extraordinary power found in the three rings it carries on its circular body in which it can teleport living beings and objects some quite massive from distant places to wherever it happens to be. Long ago, a brave hero stopped its rampage by confining its power in a special bottle.
He does some pretty nasty things to them, yet they seem to find him endearing. When Ash, Pikachu, and their friends visit a desert city by the sea, they meet the Mythical Pokémon Hoopa, who has the ability to summon things-including people and Pokémon-through its magic ring. In the Pokemon anime series and games, there are super-rare alternate-colored Pokemon referred to as shiny Pokemon which are sought-after by all. When Hoopa Unbound appears again, he summons , , and. Honestly the trailer made it look like he was about to do something quite bad yet the film reduces it to just 2 minutes of it.
Around one hundred years ago, in a desert town that would become Dahara City the Pokémon Unbound appears boasting how strong it is. Now I must admit, this story has some good potential, Pokémon has never done anything like this before so surely they must have had some good ideas up their sleeves right? The film stars the voices of , , , , , , , Inuko Inuyama, , , and. Hoopa's power is put back into the bottle. Hoopa then summons the legendary Pokémon , , and. The little Mischief Pokémon likes to use this talent to play harmless tricks on people…but when its true power is released, it loses control and becomes the towering and terrifying Hoopa Unbound! Fortunately for everyone, Team Rocket being the clumsy fools they are accidentally release the giant form of Hoopa and it soon becomes a frantic race against time to get the giant form back into the bottle. In addition to the typical trailer, Pokemon The Movie: Hoopa and the Clash of Ages also comes with a special prologue entitled, Hoopa: The Mischief Pokemon, which is a full episode of the Pokemon anime series focused entirely on Hoopa and his human friends.
Hoopa also has a giant form, with multiple arms and clawed hands, resembling a traditional Arabian Nights genie, as befitting the movie's Middle Eastern setting. The man saves the town and halts Hoopa Unbound's rampage. It also does a cheap cop out towards the end of the film where Hoopa Unbound, who is apparently the antagonist here, takes over Ash and he becomes evil for all of like 30 seconds. The song that plays during the closing credits, Every Side of Me, is performed by Dani Marcus, for the Pokemon anime series. I pity everyone who took part in the creation and viewing of this movie, minus the writers because I am personally offended at how they wasted an hour and twenty minutes of my time that I will never get back.
There is no attempt at all to build tension in this opening scene and this rushed throw-as-many-Legendary-Pokemon-at-the-viewer-as-quickly-as-possible approach to storytelling continues for the entire runtime. For one thing, I never quite grasped why Hoopa came in two separate forms, with giant Hoopa able to exist outside of little Hoopa. Overall, awful, would not recommend to anyone. A lot of Pokémon movies have their share of stupid scenes, but this one has some of the worst. No hentai is allowed in any case.
In the struggles, the Prison Bottle explodes. Hoopa attempts to use its rings to transport everybody to the nearby Dahara Tower but it is revealed that, in its altered state, Hoopa cannot travel through the rings it creates. The bottle is made again, but Baraz drops it. So, by my count, the movie itself was cut to around 70 minutes for the U. They were rarely seen and often were only remembered through songs or stories passed down through the ages. Even the impressive Regigigas is tossed aside albeit slowly with little acknowledgment of how important his presence actually is by the characters or script.