Pokémon the Movie: Genesect and the Legend Awakened (2013)

For them, everything that exist today are totally new. A completely alien world.
Genesect and the Legend Awakened (2013) Poster

Japanese title: 劇場版ポケットモンスター ベストウイッシュ 神速のゲノセクト ミュウツー覚醒 
(Gekijōban Poketto Monsutā Besuto Uisshu! Shinsoku no Genosekuto: Myūtsū Kakusei)

Other title: 神速的蓋諾賽克特 超夢覺醒, 신의 속도 게노세크트 뮤츠의 각성,
Pokémon, le film : Genesect et l’éveil de la légende, 
Pokémon O Filme: Genesect e a Lenda Revelada, Genesect y El Despertar de Una Leyenda, 
La película Pokémon: Genesect y el despertar de una leyenda.

Comments on Movie: Genesect and the Legend Awakened (2013)
"The message of the story is about the importance of belonging and finding a home." - ACCM.

"The movie tackles heavy themes." - Mara Wood, Nerd Span.

"This isn't the worst Pokemon movie, but it most certainly isn't the best." - Alec R. Lee.

"Great themes and settings.. Certainly will not lost in time!" - Rosalyn Lim.

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Genesect and the Legend Awakened (2013) Trailer

Genesect and the Legend Awakened (2013) at a glance
Genesect and the Legend Awakened (2013) is the sixteenth theatrical film by Pokémon film. Directed by Kunihiko Yuyuma, it features Mewtwo with its new form and Pokémon that was said to be extinct for 300 million years until they are restored from their acient fossils by humans; the Genesect.

Genesect and the Legend Awakened (2013) Synopsis
A vast Pokémon habitat amid the hustle and bustle of the big city seems like the perfect new home for a group of five Genesect. The arrival of these Mythical Pokémon quickly becomes a problem, though: their nest threatens the city’s power supply, and they keep attacking anyone who approaches it. On top of that, they’ve attracted the attention of the Legendary Pokémon Mewtwo, who sympathizes with them because its own origins also involve human tampering. The group's leader, known as Red Genesect, doesn’t trust Mewtwo, and their confrontation quickly rages out of control! Can Ash and friends stop these two powerful Pokémon before they destroy the city?

Movie Review: Genesect and the Legend Awakened (2013)

The Genesect Army.

Genesect and the Legend Awakened (2013) is profound. Other than having a compelling backstory, it has great themes and settings too. With many Pokémon in action, we could also have a glimpse of their daily lives. There are just so many symbolic stuffs; if you analyse it. 

Angry Red Genesect.

In this animated feature, the Genesect Army is lead and controlled by its shiny member called the Red Genesect and their nest is actually creepily interesting. As you may have already known (if you have played the games before), restoring Pokémon fossils have been a part of the main series games since the first one but these Genesects, are the first real living fossil Pokémon featured in a Pokémon film so it is quite special! (The ones in Pokémon Heroes: Latios and Latias (2002) are undead!)

Genesect, lost in time.

However, it is sad to watch them being resurrected just to be lost in time. They are suffering confusion, have trust issues and there is even one feeling severely homesick. Lonely and afraid, these creatures are actually simple and sweet. Although they do resemble an insect that I am not quite fond of, I like one of the Genesects; the gentle one stands out a lot. Might be just me but I felt that particular Genesect is nicely animated; it probably exhibits the best body language by any Pokémon in films to date and I just couldn't help to feel sorry for it! :(

Mega Mewtwo Y

Then, there is one inevitable issue for older fans or those who are die-hard fans of Mewtwo Strikes Back (1998) and Mewtwo Returns (2000). The Mewtwo here is seemingly a different one as it obviously has different, much feminine voice and certainly do not know Ash Ketchum personally. Though that could be an issue, it is still refreshing and it is not the major flaw of this animated feature. Instead, Mewtwo fans should rejoice as the Pokémon is back on screen after so many years with its new mega evolution form!

Iris, Eric, Ash and Pikachu.

In my opinion, the major flaw of Pokémon the Movie: Genesect and the Legend Awakened (2013) is that there are several abrupt moments. I find it unsatisfactory but I am happy with what I see overall and what they do with the Genesects in the end.

My verdict? Give this anime family film based on video game a chance and you may find yourself entertained especially if you like its genre. After all, it is one of the better  Pokémon Films ever made and it certainly will not lost in time! 

Eevee and friends!

By the way, a short note on the Pikachu short that was released with the animated feature entitled Eevee & Friends (ピカチュウとイーブイ☆フレンズ)... It is a must see for all Eevee family/Eeveelution fans! You will fall in love with them all over again by just watching this ♥

PS. Two more posts until Pokémon Movie Marathon ends. Can't believe that it took longer than I have initially planned for but Worst to Best Pokémon films list is coming soon!

Movie Ratings
Will write a page regarding this and add this to all animated feature entries in the future.

Who will like this?
Science inclined and Pokémon fans!! Note that almost everything happened in the previous Pokémon Films doesn't exist here so we need to clear all those and keep an open mind while watching this!!

Details of the movie
Director: Kunihiko Yuyama
Producer: Takemoto Mori, Choji Yoshikawa, Yukio Kawasaki, Junya Okamoto, Koichi Kawase
Story: Satoshi Tajiri, Ken Sugimori, Junichi Masuda
Screenplay: Hideki Sonoda
Cinematography: Tatsumi Yukiwaki
Music: Shinji Miyazaki
Studio: OLM, Inc.
Starring: Rica Matsumoto, Aoi Yūki, Mamoru Miyano, Ikue Ōtani
Full Credit: [IMDb]
Distributor: Toho, VIZ Media
Country: Japan
Language: Japanese, English
Genre: Adventure Family Fantasy Sci-Fi
Running time: 96 mins
Budget: Not sure.
Box office: USD 32,293,377 est.

Official website(s)
http://www.pokemon.co.jp/
http://www.pokemon.com/us/

Related
All Pokémon Movies
OLM, Inc.
Rosalyn's Favorite
Rosalyn's Animated Movie Marathon

Genesect and the Legend Awakened (2013) Behind the Scenes
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Genesect and the Legend Awakened (2013) Movie Quotes
Compiled these myself ><
  1. I am going to speed up. I want to challenge the boundaries of my power. 
  2. I am going ahead... Beyond the limit!
  3. I want to go home.
  4. This place, I cannot stay here.
  5. I can't save them all. 
  6. The Pokemon restored from fossils, Genesects!
  7. Created like me, at the hands of people. 
  8. They think everyone is their enemy. 
  9. Here? This was my home.
  10. The world has completely change since you call this place home. Eons and eons ago.
  11. I have all of you by my side but the Genesects...
  12. I am so happy, I could fly!
  13. The gentle warmth of the sun filtering the soft scent of the towering trees. A sweet breeze. Truly the recipe for relaxation time!
  14. I can hardly believe we are in the middle of a city.
  15. I am Cilan, a Pokemon connoisseur. Pleasure. I can't believe it, being able to see all these before it opens to the public, a chance of a lifetime!
  16. Pokemon hills has a number of different environments. And these environments are suitable to the many kinds of Pokemon living here. 
  17. Is it okay if our Pokemon comes out and play too?
  18. The areas surrounding Pokemon hills have plants from all around the world. So there is always something in bloom.
  19. There is nothing more relaxing that being surrounded by the sweet fragrance of flowers.
  20. Hedge maze? How cool is that!
  21. Honestly, such a kid.
  22. Is that a Pokemon? Wait, are you sure?
  23. So cool, I love it!
  24. So you are here all by yourself?
  25. Don't know where you are? I mean lost.
  26. How can I explain it. When you are lost, it's like "Mummy, mummy where are you! Waaa!"
  27. You got nothing to worry about. Tell you what, we will help you get back home! I promise!
  28. Hold on a second Ash, do you really know where its home is?
  29. Everything will work out. I will make it work out.
  30. Don't make a promise you can't keep.
  31. If you came across a lost kid, you wouldn't just walk away, would ya?
  32. I am not speaking to you. I asking Pikachu and Axew. 
  33. I don't need your gratitude. I am only trying to save the Pokemon.
  34. Genesect. Pokemon that has extinct for 300 million years. 
  35. The Genesect were restored from ancient fossils and then have weapon attached to their bodies by people.
  36. For them, everything that exist today are totally new. A completely alien world. 
  37. So when they open their eyes, everything around them has been thoroughly transformed. 
  38. And so, in truth, the Genesect do not belong to this world. The same as me. 
  39. I am also a Pokemon who is created by people. I know precisely how they feel.
  40. They see everything around them as their enemies.
  41. I want you to forget that you saw me.
  42. Feeling Chansey!
  43. All those many long long hours we put in chasing after Pikachu is paying off for me and you.
  44. We will rule the world with an eye and fist. And with a queen that no one can resist.
  45. Genesect and Mewtwo? I have never heard of those Pokemon.
  46. Panna Lotus it's what it's called. It said it's the most ancient flowers in existence today. We were actually able to successfully transplant those flowers into our park.
  47. This Ralt is badly hurt, I will run to the Pokemon Center!
  48. I always thought I was alone. I rejected everything.
  49. But I wasn't alone after all.
  50. Finally I discovered a place where I belong. The Genesect deserve as much.
  51. Where did that thing come from?
  52. Please, forgive me.
  53. It can't disobey the Red Genesect. 
  54. Over here, this way. I like this flower, there. It bloomed in our home.
  55. You musn't hurt the other Pokemon in the city. 
  56. If you refuse to reason, I have no choice but to battle you.
  57. Interfere and you will be destroyed!
  58. I guess I am simply wasting my breathe.
  59. I am glad, you are alright.
  60. The Genesect, maybe they don't belong in this world. The very same, as it once was for me.
  61. The flowers. Home.
  62. All Pokemon belong somewhere. There's a place for every Pokemon. 
  63. You stubbornly refuse to understand. I only have one choice, to go where no one else exist. Beyond the limit!
  64. This is the planet we both come from. The planet of which you and I were created. Created because there is a reason for us to be here. The inhabitants of this planet, people and pokemon alike, live together as friends. Here, we are all friends. You and I are friends. 
  65. Let's return to our home.
  66. Everyone on my planet are my friend. We are all friends.
  67. Morning can be an absolute bless.
  68. I like this place. I like you all too.
  69. You got enough room in this park to build the biggest home in the world!

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