Rosalyn's Blog: December 2014

Pokémon Heroes: Latios and Latias (2002)

Pokémon Heroes: Latios and Latias (2002) Poster

Japanese title: 劇場版ポケットモンスター 水の都の護神 ラティアスとラティオス 
(Gekijōban Poketto Monsutā Mizu no Miyako no Mamorigami Ratiasu to Ratiosu)

Other title: 水都的守護神 拉帝亞斯和拉帝歐斯,
Pokémon 5: Les héros, Pokémon Heroes: Der Film,
Pokémon Heroes - Latias ja Latios.

Comments on Movie: Pokémon Heroes: Latios and Latias (2002)
"A reasonably entertaining entry that, thanks to its exotic setting and several new character." - Frank Scheck, Hollywood Reporter.

"The result is impressive but does little to further the experience." - Tom Meek, Boston Phoenix.

"Has no real depth or resonance." - Dave Kehr, New York Times.

"It simply did not understand what exactly made its predecessor good." - Andrew K., Earn This.

"There are a lot of thoughts put into the visuals and music but certainly not the story." - Rosalyn Lim.

Genre/Tags 
Anime Action Adventure Crime Family Thriller Video Game Pokémon 2D Animation Animated Feature 

The Legend of Thunder! (2001)

The Legend of Thunder! (2001) Poster

Japanese title: ポケットモンスタークリスタル・ライコウ 雷の伝説
(Poketto Monsutā Kurisutaru ・Raikou Kaminari no Densetsu)

Other titles: 雷公 雷的傳說, 
Il Leggendario Pokémon Tuono, A Lenda do Trovão!

Comments on The Legend of Thunder! (2001)
"Great character introduction and interactions, interesting themes and hilarious comedy." - Hlín, The Cave of Dragonflies. 

"Hundred percent Generation II Pokémon and it is easy to love the characters, story and visuals!" - Rosalyn Lim.

Genre/Tags 
Anime Adventure Family Fantasy Video Game Pokémon 2D Animation Animated Feature 

Moviepilot Pokémon Tag

This is super cool.

Thanks to Mr. Tag, Moviepilot now has Pokémon Tag!! 

We can now browse Pokémon related articles in one place and 
Pokémon posts will flood all over Moviepilot soon!! 

Okay...maybe not the latter since that's just my prediction. I am no psychic 
but if all you Pokémon lovers head to Moviepilot, I am sure that will happen!! 

Join us on Moviepilot, kay?!

Here's some pointers on what you can write!
Pokémon: Gotta Write or Read Em All!

Here's the link!!

Celebi: Voice of the Forest (2001)

Pokémon 4ever: Celebi: Voice of the Forest (2001) Poster

Japanese title: 劇場版ポケットモンスター セレビィ 時を越えた遭遇
(Gekijōban Poketto Monsutā Serebyi Toki o Koeta Deai)

Other titles: 史利比穿梭時空的相遇, 雪拉比穿梭時空的相遇,
Покемон Навсегда: Селеби - Голос леса, 세레비, 시간을 초월한 만남, 
Pokémon Por Siempre: Celebi - La Voz del Bosque, 
Pokémon 4 - Die Zeitlose Begegnung, Célébi, la voix de la forêt.

Comments on Movie: Celebi: Voice of the Forest (2001)
"Fans should have fun meeting a brand-new Pokémon called Celebi." - Nancy Churnin, Dallas Morning News.

"Attempts to be a good children's film by putting in lessons about teamwork and friendship." - Haro Online.

"Coherent self-contained plot, endearing Pokemon character, and realistic portrayal of Pokemon mortality" - Andrew K., Earn This.


"This movie is odd in that it has quite a bit of good along with a lot of bad." - Hlín, The Cave of Dragonflies.

"Lovely and the time-travelling concept is absolutely clever!" - Rosalyn Lim.

Genre/Tags 

Mewtwo Returns (2000)

Mewtwo Returns (2000) Poster

Japanese title: ポケットモンスター ミュウツー! 我ハココニ在リ 
(Poketto Monsutā: Myuutsū! Ware wa Koko ni Ari)

Comments on Movie: Mewtwo Returns (2000)
"A follow up to Pokémon the First Movie and a must watch for Mewtwo fans! This is how Pokémon films should have been from the start!" - Rosalyn Lim.

"Mewtwo was absolutely awesome!" - Denise, Copy Cat.

There are not much reviews on this animated feature...

Genre/Tags 

The Last Worldwide Giveaway for 2014 - Pokémon Postcards & Results

*A not-so-wild Darkrai appears*

Hello hello! This last worldwide giveaway for 2014 is 
a small tribute for fellow Pokémon fans! 

Spell of the Unown (2000)

This Spring The Unknown Spells Adventure
Spell of the Unown (2000) Poster

Japanese title: 劇場版ポケットモンスター 結晶塔の帝王 ENTEI
(Gekijōban Poketto Monsutā Kesshōtō no Teiō)

Other titles: 結晶塔的帝王, Pokémon 3: Le Sort des Zarbi, 
El hechizo de los Unown, O Feitiço dos Unown, L'Incantesimo degli Unown.

Comments on Movie: Spell of the Unown (2000)
"Worthwhile morals abound in this film." - Anita Gates, New York Times.

"Parents who have been around for the long haul of this series will find themselves slightly more interested this time." - Michael Dequina, Film Threat.

"The concept is intriguing, the plot is captivating, the characters are interesting and the atmosphere is creepy." - Hlín, The Cave of Dragonflies.

"Much to my own surprise, the newest installment of the Pokémon cartoon franchise gets my begrudging respect." - Todd R. Ramlow, PopMatters.

"One of the best earlier Pokémon films. It has the ability to captivate with its rich Pokémon mythology and to move our hearts with loving messages!" - Rosalyn Lim.

Genre/Tags 
Anime Action Adventure Family Fantasy Sci-Fi Video Game
Pokémon 2D Animation Animated Feature  

The Power of One (1999)

The Power of One (1999) Poster

Japanese title: 劇場版ポケットモンスター 幻のポケモン ルギア爆誕 
(Gekijōban Poketto Monsutā Maboroshi no Pokemon Rugia Bakutan)

Other title: Pokémon: The Movie 2000, Pocket Monsters the Movie: Revelation Lugia,
利基亞爆誕, 夢幻之神奇寶貝 洛奇亞爆誕, 루기아의 탄생,
Покемон 2000: Сила Избранного, Pokémon 2: El poder de uno,
Pokémon 2: Le Pouvoir Est En Toi, Pokémon 2 - Die Macht des Einzelnen.

Comments on Movie: The Power of One (1999)
"Viewers will find both the movie and the introductory short visually pretty but narratively inert." - Steve Rhodes, Internet Reviews.

"What Pokémon 2000 badly needs is a screenplay to match the surrealism of its characters." - Michael Thompson, BBC Films.

"The millennial message is that one person can make a change, though that person is, as usual, Ash." -Elvis Mitchell, New York Times.

"The absence of a compelling villain translates into an absence of excitement." - Nancy Churnin, Dallas Morning News.

"Far from being the must-watch that fans often rate it as, I will go so far as to say this is definitely a Pokemon movie you should just skip over." - Andrew K., Earn This.

"A letdown. I get what they are trying to do but I don't like it." - Rosalyn Lim.

Genre/Tags 
Anime Action Adventure Disaster Family Fantasy Video Game Pokémon  2D Animation Animated Feature 

Mewtwo Strikes Back (1998)

Mewtwo Strikes Back (1998) Poster
Mewtwo vs. Mew

Japanese title: 劇場版ポケットモンスター ミュウツーの逆襲 
(Gekijōban Poketto Monsutā: Myūtsū no Gyakushū)

Other title: Pokémon: The First Movie, 超夢夢反擊戰, 超夢的逆襲, 
Покемон: Фильм первый – Мьюту наносит ответный удар,
Pokémon, le film: Mewtwo contre-attaque, Pokémon - Der Film. Mewtwo Contraataca.

Comments on Movie: Mewtwo Strikes Back (1998)
"This is a movie that knows its audience." - George Meyer, Orlando Weekly.

"It starts off pretty good, and then as Ash becomes more involved, it starts to slowly decay. Nothing against Ash, but a lot of the Pokémon movies suffer mostly for his involvement." - Hlín, The Cave of Dragonflies.

"Stuff the critics. It may not be The Greatest Story Ever Told, but we had a laugh." - Jasper Sharp, Midnight Eye.

"Surprisingly, it is still entertaining to watch due to its everlasting charm; the charm that has captured the hearts of millions of fans around the world. It does have its own imperfections but it certainly is a breakthrough for the Pokémon Universe." - Rosalyn Lim.

Genre/Tags 
Anime Action Adventure Family Sci-Fi Video Game
Pokémon 2D Animation Animated Feature 

Worldwide Giveaway #3 - Pokémon Postcards

I love Pokémon, what about you? ♥

UPDATE 2: The Worldwide Giveaway (Pokémon postcards) has ended. Congratulations to all the winners and thanks for participating! <3 Winners should get a fb notification from me, kindly pm me your details within 48 hours or I'll select another winner!

IMPORTANT: There are some changes and this Worldwide Giveaway has been enhanced and modified. Read HERE.!

Pokémon Movie Marathon & Giveaway Teaser!

Pokémon Postcards

Hello December! 
Wow~ It's December now... So excited but also a little horrified, time flies so fast!! D; 

The film blog has been running for 6 months now, thanks for reading, partipating and all the oppoturnities, they are awesome and truly a great pleasure!!

So what's next? Pokémon Movie Marathon!
This will be the last marathon for 2014. I won't deny, I love Pokémon. Pokémon has been a part of my life since childhood and yours too, I would like to believe.

Although I have only played the first few generation games, *Don't have my own 3ds, just collecting Pokémon plushies now><* I have been watching and anticipating the movies every year ever since I saw the first one and I believe I would still do so for many years to come!

I am now working on them, plans post one entry everyday from 8th-29th December!

Read more about the studio behind the movies and anime here!

Worldwide Giveaway #3 Teaser
For the upcoming giveaway, I'll be giving away Eight Beautiful Pokémon Postcards!

Eeveelution Postcards x2
Fire Starters Pokémon Postcards x2
Water Starters Pokémon Postcards x2
Leaf Starters Pokémon Postcards x2

*Tease*

All these super kawaii Eeveelution and Pokémon starters fan art from ALL generations are drawn by and made into postcards by Circus Usagi-san!! These merchandises are only available at Anime Festival Asia 2014 in Singapore this weekend ♥

Short story: We both share the same love for Pokémon so the Pokémon Movie Marathon, artwork and giveaway are a small tribute to all other Pokémon fans!! 

PS. At this moment Circus Usagi-san is still preparing all the merchandises for AFA2014 by herself!! Ganbattekudasai ♥

Worldwide Giveaway #3 Info
The worldwide giveaway info will be released on 7th December 2014;
Mark your calendar fellow Pokéfans ^_^ 

Stalk all her amazing artworks at

Stay tune!!! 


Penguins of Madagascar (2014)

Penguins of Madagascar (2014) Poster

The Movie Event That Will Blow Their Cover!
Super spy teams aren't born ... they're hatched.

Comments on Movie: Penguins of Madagascar (2014)
"You have to respect a kids’ cartoon that kicks off with a Werner Herzog joke — even one so willfully, wondrously stupid and lighthearted as Penguins of Madagascar." - Bilge Ebiri, New York Magazine's Vulture.

"Smart-mouth flightless waterfowl bring the funny in this animated spy adventure." - Soren Anderson, Seattle Times.

"Frenetic and frequently funny, Penguins Of Madagascar represents the DreamWorks Animation franchise style—which boils down to self-aware, but naïve, talking animals who learn kid-friendly life lessons—at its most palatable." - Ignatiy Vishnevetsky, AV Club.

"Penguins of Madagascar will make you weep with its short attention span pacing, but you'll be laughing too much to care." - Christian Toto, ColoradoParent.com.

"Adorable and fun! This is a family film, not just for children, not just for spy lovers; it's intended for everyone and the whole film is actually quite amusing!" - Rosalyn Lim.

Genre/Tags 
Action Adventure Comedy Family 3D Animation Animated Feature