Rosalyn's Blog: January 2015

The Last: Naruto the Movie (2014)

The Last: Naruto the Movie (2014) Poster

The last story, the first love.

Japanese title: ザ・ラスト ‐ナルト・ザ・ムービー‐
(Za Rasuto: Naruto za Mūbī)

Comments on Movie: The Last: Naruto the Movie (2014)
"The Last is the Naruto Love Story Fans Have Been Longing For" - Richard Eisenbeis, Kotaku.

"The Last: Naruto the Movie is a love letter to the fans but at the same time, it’s a break-up letter. This is goodbye." - Brendan Ha, Otaku USA.

"The world of Naruto is exceedingly sophisticated!" - Rosalyn Lim.


Zoroark: Master of Illusions (2010)

The Fury of Zoroark Has Been Unleashed!
Zoroark: Master of Illusions (2010) Poster

Japanese title: 劇場版ポケットモンスター ダイヤモンド&パール 幻影の覇者 ゾロアーク 
(Gekijōban Poketto Monsutā Daiyamondo ando Pāru:  Gen'ei no Hasha: Zoroāku)

Other title: 幻影的霸者 索羅亞克, 환영의 패왕 조로아크,
Zoroark, le Maître des Illusions, Zoroark - Mistrz Iluzji,
Zoroark - Mestre das Ilusões, Zoroark: Maestro de Ilusiones.

Comments on Movie: Zoroark: Master of Illusions (2010)
"The movie was a brilliant one and undeniably the best they have made in a long while." - Airi, Mibba.

"The movie was written well, and it had good pacing." - Riyoga, Riyoga's Rambling.

"Undeniably, one of the best theatrical film by Pokémon. It might probably even be the best. Has one of the most compelling plot for a family film. It is heartwarming in the most subtle way!" - Rosalyn Lim.


Arceus and the Jewel of Life (2009)

Arceus and the Jewel of Life (2009) Poster

Japanese title: 劇場版ポケットモンスター ダイヤモンド&パール アルセウス 超克の時空へ
(Gekijōban Poketto Monsutā Daiyamondo ando Pāru: Aruseusu Chōkoku no Jikū e)

Other title: 阿爾宙斯 超克的時空, 아르세우스 초극의 시공으로,
Arceus et le Joyau de Vie, Arceus und der Juwel des Lebens, 
Arceus e il Gioiello della Vita, Arceus i Klejnot Życia, Arceus y la Joya de la Vida.

Comments on Movie: Arceus and the Jewel of Life (2009)
"A very enjoyable experience for anyone who enjoyed previous Pokémon films. It is a must-see for Pokémon fans and anyone who has seen The Rise of Darkrai and Giratina and the Sky Warrior." -

"It benefits from an emotionally charged, interesting main plot and some strong characters with depth to them." - Hlín, The Cave of Dragonflies.

"Arceus is both a delight on its own, and it provides a satisfying end to a movie trilogy. I haven't felt this satisfied watching the final movie in a trilogy since Return of the Jedi." - Andrew K., Earn This.

"Not a mere supplement, it is a must-see to complete the Diamond & Pearl trilogy." - Rosalyn Lim.


Giratina and the Sky Warrior (2008)

Giratina and the Sky Warrior (2008) Poster

Japanese title: 劇場版ポケットモンスター ダイヤモンド&パール 
ギラティナと氷空(そら)の花束 シェイミ 
(Gekijōban Poketto Monsutā Daiyamondo Pāru 
Giratina to Sora no Hanataba Sheimi)

Other title: 騎拉帝納與冰空的花束 潔咪, 기라티나와 하늘의 꽃다발 쉐이미,
Giratina et le Gardien du Ciel, Giratina und der Himmelsritter,
Giratina e il Guerriero dei Cieli, Giratina y el Defensor de los Cielos.

Comments on Movie Review: Giratina and the Sky Warrior (2008)
"Somewhere over the past decade, the Pokémon franchise evolved (no pun intended) into something surprisingly interesting." - David Cornelius, DVD Talk.

"Easy to watch and tolerable from beginning to end." - Andrew K., Earn This.

"Filled with both new and recurring likable characters, endearing Pokémon and a well thought out world concept which can be easily enjoyed by all." - Rosalyn Lim


The Rise of Darkrai (2007)

The Rise of Darkrai (2007) Poster

Japanese title: 劇場版ポケットモンスター ダイヤモンド&パール ディアルガVSパルキアVSダークライ
Gekijōban Poketto Monsutā Daiyamondo Pāru Diaruga tai Parukia tai Dākurai

Other title: 決戰時空之塔帝牙盧卡VS帕路奇犽VS達克萊伊, 
L'ascension de Darkrai, Der Aufstieg von Darkrai, Darkrai Slår Till,
Pokémon: L'ascesa di Darkrai, O Pesadelo de Darkrai, El desafío de Darkrai.

Comments on Movie: The Rise of Darkrai (2007)
"As the pace-setter for the Diamond and Pearl series, Darkrai hits the ground running and sets a promising tone for future films." - Andrew K., Earn This.

"Despite its aesthetic faults and somewhat clichéd elements, The Rise of Darkrai is absorbing and entertaining. Take this for what it is: uplifting and fun. " - Jenny Sanders, Den of Geek!

"The start of a great Pokémon trilogy, absolutely loved this one! If I have to choose the best Pokémon film from the first ten, it would certainly be this one, the 10th theatrically released film!" - Rosalyn Lim


Quick Update

Can't write much so here's a super quick one!

Pokémon XY Movie 2015... The Archdjinni of the Rings: Hoopa?! *NEW*
New page on Moviepilot (still under construction)
Pokémon Movie Marathon (posted half of them, estimate end early February)
Upcoming 2015 Movies (plans for this film blog)

I have tons of posts in drafts now... will post them as soon as I can! *-*

Pokémon Ranger and the Temple of the Sea (2006)

Pokémon Ranger and the Temple of the Sea (2006) Poster

Japanese title: 劇場版ポケットモンスターアドバンスジェネレーション 
ポケモンレンジャーと蒼海の王子 マナフィ
(Gekijōban Poketto Monsutā Adobansu Jenerēshon 
Pokemon Renjā to Umi no Ōji Manafi)

Other title: 神奇寶貝保育家與蒼海的王子瑪納霏, 포켓몬레인저와 바다의 왕자 마나피,
Pokémon Ranger et le temple des mers, Pokémon Ranger e il Tempio dei Mari,
Pokémon 9 - Pokémon Ranger und der Tempel des Meeres, 
Pokémon Ranger eo Lendário Templo do Mar, Pokémon Ranger y el Templo del Mar

Comments on Movie: Pokémon Ranger and the Temple of the Sea (2006)
"A strong start, but sputtering conclusion." - Andrew K., Earn This.

"Too unremarkable to recommend." - Hlín, The Cave of Dragonflies.

"Final acts of Pokémon movies are always so epic, and this one is no exception either." - Eric Zavinski, Letterboxd.

"Actually has one of the best backstory, maybe just poorly executed so I beg to differ; it is not the worst there is." - Rosalyn Lim.


The Mastermind of Mirage Pokémon (2006)

The Mastermind of Mirage Pokémon (2006) Poster

Japanese title: 戦慄のミラージュポケモン
(Senritsu no Mirāju Pokemon)

Other title: Het Meesterbrein van de Illusie-Pokémon, 
Mirage-Pokémonien herra, Le maitre des mirages,
O Mentor do Pokémon Miragem, 전율의 미라주 포켓몬.

Comments on Movie: The Mastermind of Mirage Pokémon (2006)
"An exciting and action packed movie with excitement and drama." - Zorua Reviews.

"This was a good episode with an exceptional plot, but absolutely horrible voice acting. The new voice actors aren't close to the originals." - mstrgmr,

"C'mon, we all were expecting better." - pokemonisreal,

"Scientifically creative. Some may like this, some won't." - Rosalyn Lim.


Lucario and the Mystery of Mew (2005)

Lucario and the Mystery of Mew (2005) Poster

Japanese title: 劇場版ポケットモンスターアドバンスジェネレーション ミュウと波導の勇者 ルカリオ
(Gekijōban Poketto Monsutā Adobansu Jenerēshon Myū to Hadō no Yūsha Rukario)

Other title: 夢幻與波導的勇者 路卡利歐, 포켓몬스터 뮤와 파동의 용사 루카리오,
Lucario e o Mistério de Mew, Lucario y el misterio de Mew,
Lucario und das Geheimnis von Mew, Lucario en het Mysterie van Mew.

Comments on Movie: Lucario and the Mystery of Mew (2005)
"The Pokemon movies aren't all that bad, even if they're more geared towards the really younger crowd. This one is especially interesting, packed full of action and intrigue." - Jeremy Mullin,

"Some of the most compelling characterization and plots of all the Pokémon movies" - Hlín, The Cave of Dragonflies.

"Fads come and go, but what themes could be more timeless than friendship, challenge, and victory?" - Carlo Santos, Anime News Network.

"Has one of the best Pokémon backstory and concept but it's a little confusing in terms of plot." - Rosalyn Lim.

Anime Action Adventure Family Fantasy Video Game
Pokémon 2D Animation Animated Feature

Destiny Deoxys (2004)

Destiny Deoxys (2004) Poster, DVD Cover Version.

Japanese title: 劇場版ポケットモンスター アドバンスジェネレーション 裂空の訪問者 デオキシス
(Gekijōban Poketto Monsutā Adobansu Jenerēshon Rekkū no Hōmonsha Deokishisu)

Other title: 寵物小精靈劇場版 裂空的訪問者 代歐奇希斯,
열공의 방문자 테오키스, Судьба Деоксиса, Alma Gêmea,
El Destino de Deoxys, Pokémon le film 7: Destinée Deoxys, Deoxys Duet.

Comments on Movie: Destiny Deoxys (2004)
"The high-stakes story and unique sense of danger round out the immersive film experience." - Andrew K., Earn This.

"The concept of a race of distinct species, each with their own personality and powers, is undeniably interesting." - Dindrane,

"Very impressive and one of the easiest-to-love Pokémon film out there!" - Rosalyn Lim.

Anime Adventure Family Mystery Sci-Fi Video Game
Pokémon 2D Animation Animated Feature

Jirachi: Wish Maker (2003)

Jirachi Wish Maker (2003) Poster, DVD Cover Version.

Japanese title: 劇場版ポケットモンスターアドバンスジェネレーション 七夜の願い星 ジラーチ
(Gekijōban Poketto Monsutā Adobansu Jenerēshon Nanayo no Negaiboshi Jirāchi)

Other title: 七夜的許願星 基拉祈, 아름다운 소원의 별 지라치,
Jirachi - Le Génie Des Voeux, Pokémon: Amici per sempre,
Pokémon 6: Jirachi - Realizador de Desejos.

Comments on Movie: Jirachi: Wish Maker (2003)
"The good actually somehow manages to outweigh the bad in the end. This movie has some unique aspects that make it pretty interesting." - Hlín, The Cave of Dragonflies.

"If you like Pokemon, even just a small amount, Jirachi Wish Maker is definately worth watching" - supermanicsoul, anime-planet.

"Moments are short but it is sweet, selfless and enriching!" - Rosalyn Lim.

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