Pokémon the Movie: Kyurem vs. the Sword of Justice (2012)

Pokémon the Movie: Kyurem vs. the Sword of Justice (2012) Poster

Japanese title: 劇場版ポケットモンスター ベストウイッシュ キュレムVS聖剣士 ケルディオ
(Gekijōban Poketto Monsutā Besuto Uisshu Kyuremu tai Seikenshi Kerudio)

Other title: 酋雷姆VS聖劍士 凱路迪歐, 큐레무vs성검사 케르디오,
Покемон-фильм: Курем против Меча справедливости,
Pokémon, le film: Kyurem VS l'Épée de la Justice,
Il film Pokémon: Kyurem e il Solenne Spadaccino, 
Pokémon O Filme: Kyurem Contra A Espada da Justiça,
La película Pokémon: Kyurem VS. el Espadachín Místico.

Comments on Movie: Kyurem vs. the Sword of Justice (2012)
"Patience and courage are excellent traits and I’m happy that Pokémon is encouraging them." - Michael May, Good Comics For Kids.

"Surprisingly watchable film with enough fluff and substantial depth." - Gary Wright.

"Promotes great values and has great messages that can be inspirational to all!" - Rosalyn Lim.

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Kyurem vs. the Sword of Justice (2012) Trailer

Kyurem vs. the Sword of Justice (2012) at a glance
Pokémon the Movie: Kyurem vs. the Sword of Justice (2012) is the fifteenth theatrically released animated feature from Pokémon. It is directed by Kunihiko Yuyama.

Kyurem vs. the Sword of Justice (2012) Synopsis
Ash and Pikachu, along with their friends Iris and Cilan, are on a train headed to the next stop on their journey. From the train, Ash spots an injured Pokémon—one he’s never seen before. He’s trying to figure out how he can help when the train is attacked by the Legendary Kyurem, a Dragon-type Pokémon with immense power! Ash and the others barely manage to escape the rampaging Kyurem’s attack, and as the dust settles, they turn their attention to the injured Pokémon. Their new acquaintance turns out to be the Mythical Pokémon Keldeo, and it’s on a mission to rescue its friends—Cobalion, Terrakion, and Virizion, the Legendary Pokémon known as the Swords of Justice—from Kyurem's icy clutches!

But Kyurem’s rampage isn’t over, and it’s drawing power from Reshiram and Zekrom, changing into Black Kyurem or White Kyurem to make its attacks even stronger! Why is Kyurem attacking Ash and his friends with such unrelenting fury? How will they be able to overcome this danger? To protect its friends, to discover true power and genuine courage, and to preserve its bond with Ash and its companions, a hidden strength awakens within Keldeo...

Movie Review: Kyurem vs. the Sword of Justice (2012)
Meloetta Aria Forme.

Pokémon the Movie: Kyurem vs. the Sword of Justice (2012) marks the return of theatrical Pikachu short with Meloetta's Moonlight Serenade. I like these anime shorts because they are usually without any human characters and have nice graphics. The Pokémon would be on their own, speaking pure Pokénese (with narrator) and though the format seems to be specially made for children; personally I quite enjoy watching them!

Terrakion, Cobalion, Virizion, and Keldeo.

As the title suggests, this animated feature is about the battle between the legendary dragon Pokémon Kyurem and the Sword of Justice quartet. It has interesting rite of passage and friendship plot but these featured Pokémon however, speak human language through telepathy (which is understandable) but I thought it was too much to my liking. It is tolerable, though. On a positive note, the plot could be difficult to understand if we have to figure out everything these characters said in Pokénese by ourselves right?

Black Kyurem!

What's different with this animated feature compared to older Pokémon films is that since generation IV Diamond & Pearl series, there are more alternate forms of Pokémon. They are truly interesting but unfortunately, I can't really say I enjoy generation V Best Wishes! series. From my personal Pokémon Movie Marathon, I have realised that this generation could be my least favorite but that won't hinder me from reviewing it just like how I did with the rest of the animated features. It only means that I find them less appealing compared to the rest!

Ash, Pikachu and injured Keldeo.

Those aside, Pokémon the Movie: Kyurem vs. the Sword of Justice (2012) ultimately makes a great family film. Although there are flaws, it promotes great values and has great messages. From fear is our greatest enemy, being reckless is no good and what we learn from defeat (failure) is most important; the animated feature can be inspirational to all.

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

Who will like this?
Pokémon fans!!

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: Shinsuke Ikeda
Music: Shinji Miyazaki
Studio: OLM, Inc., Production I.G
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
Running time: 72 mins
Budget: Not sure.
Box office: USD 44,057,737 est.

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

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

Behind the Scenes
N/A

Favorite Movie Character

Kyurem!

My favorite character for this movie is Kyurem! It is said to be the strongest dragon Pokémon ever and I thought it is quite cool. I believe Kyurem is also very wise, although it seems like it's berserking the whole time here! My favorite quote from Kyurem is "Rather than pursue victory, you protected your friends. You have a fine Sword"! 

Kyurem vs. the Sword of Justice (2012) Movie Quotes
Much thanks to Springfieldx2 for the movie transcript I've requested <3333
  1. Pokémon! The creatures that give the Pokémon World its mystery and wonder.
  2. Some Pokémon live with people, and some choose to live alone, in the wild.
  3. I listened to the voice of the grass. The grass and I and friends now, Virizion.
  4. I'll battle you anytime!
  5. I don't care.
  6. You're reckless.
  7. No, I'm not! I won't let anything defeat me. When will you let me battle Kyurem?
  8. I wanna be a Sword of Justice! Let me battle Kyurem!
  9. Once the true weight of the Sword is learned, and able to be used, then Keldeo will be able to become a Sword of Justice.
  10. What do you mean, weight of my Sword?
  11. You must think for yourself.
  12. It's why I've been working all this time. I'm ready to battle even the strongest Pokémon!
  13. You're not ready yet.
  14. Let's train a little more, all right?
  15. Do you think you're worthy of battling me?
  16. I am a Sword of Justice!
  17. Very well then. Pass through the gate.
  18. This is not our battle!
  19. Stay out of it!
  20. We're only stopping for three minutes. I'm a box lunch Connoisseur, so follow my instructions!
  21. There's no lunch, like a Darumaka lunch!
  22. You know... The Elder of the Village of Dragons told me about Kyurem once.
  23. Elder, who's the strongest Dragon-type Pokémon?
  24. If I tell, you might not like it very much, Iris.
  25. But, Elder, you know I love all kinds of Dragon-types.
  26. This Dragon-type Pokémon came into being with Zekrom and Reshiram. And it was bestowed with unsurpassed strength and power. This Pokémons body is constantly giving off a harsh, freezying wind.
  27. Well, that sounds way too chilly for me. I'm not a big fan of cold.
  28. Kyurem is the strongest Dragon-type Pokémon in the world.
  29. Kyurem lives in an abandoned mine up over the mountains. They say it's almost always there.
  30. But it came and attacked us out of nowhere.
  31. They're called the Swords of Justice. They train tirelessly and travel the world protecting those, who need help. 
  32. Terrakion. With unparalleled strength and charging skills.
  33. Virizion. With great speed and clear sense of justice.
  34. And Cobalion. The Swords of Justice leader. Cool and calm with a body and heart of steel.
  35. Also... There's Keldeo. Training to be the newest member of the Swords of Justice. Or so I've been told.
  36. As the battle got underway, I got scared. And because of me the Swords of Justice were all frozen in ice by Kyurem. Then I... I ran away!
  37. I'm sure Kyurem is furious with me for running away.
  38. That's why it attacked us.
  39. You can't keep being scared, just because you got beat! Remember who you wanna be!
  40. I'm not scared of anything! I'm gonna go and save the Swords of Justice right now!
  41. Now, that's the spirit! I'll go along and help you out!
  42. We can't battle on an empty stomach. 
  43. What a delectable aroma and texture! I give it five stars!
  44. You two! What a couple of little kids!
  45. This is White Kyurem. And this is Black Kyurem.
  46. You see, Kyurem has the power to transform. And that allows it to wield the power of Reshiram and Zekrom.
  47. That's why Kyurem's the strongest Pokémon in the world.
  48. The powers of Reshiram and Zekrom.
  49. Hey! What are you doing? Leave my friends alone!
  50. Some doors are unlocked, you know?
  51. This old subway station has been transformed into a museum!
  52. I just had the greatest idea.
  53. Will she be ok?
  54. We have to believe in her.
  55. Greater then one is two. Greater then two is three. When the strength of friends is combined into one; then true power and courage are created!
  56. Terrakion is the toughest Pokémon I know.
  57. When you're in battle, never take your eyes off the opponent. Keep up your concentration to the very end.
  58. Virizion. Always calm and really cool.
  59. Fear is your greatest enemy. You must conquer the fear, that lives in your heart.
  60. Once your fear is gone, you are free.
  61. Virizion's really smart and also the fastest of the Swords of Justice.
  62. Cobalion's an inspiration to us all.
  63. It is what your learn from defeat that is truly important.
  64. Now is a time to learn, Keldeo. Until you know the true weight of the Sword.
  65. Sometimes Cobalion says things, I really don't understand.
  66. Ash, why are you doing this for me? I mean, you... You just met me.
  67. Come on. We're friends, right?
  68. Friends! And besides, you're a blast to be around.
  69. I told Kyurem I was a Sword of Justice. I lied, when I challenged it to a battle!
  70. It's gotta be, why Kyurem's so angry.
  71. This is no place for a human. Now, leave!
  72. We've got something to do and you won't stop us!
  73. Kyurem! I lied to you! I'm not a Sword of Justice yet! I'm just training to be one. I had no business challenging you to a battle. But... But, I did it anyway. I wanted to battle you, no matter what!
  74. I knew it all along! Pass through the gate once more.
  75. Time to finish this!
  76. That's it. I've never ever been alone. My friends have been with me the whole time. They've always helped me to grow.
  77. This time I'm not running away.
  78. I will become a Sword of Justice!
  79. How do you know my name?
  80. We heard you through the ice.
  81. It's not our battle. It's Keldeo's. Only Keldeo can end this.
  82. Never take your eyes off the opponent. Keep up you concentration until the very end.
  83. Fear is your greatest enemy. You must conquer the fear, that live in your heart.
  84. It is what you learn from defeat, that is truly important.
  85. I was waiting for this! Your true power!
  86. Because you have found your true power, this is now a real battle.
  87. You... win.
  88. Rather than pursue victory, you protected your friends. You have a fine Sword.
  89. It's like a castle made out of ice.
  90. It looks kinda cold, though. I hate the cold!
  91. Keldeo, you're now a true Sword of Justice.
  92. Let's work hard together from now on.
  93. It's a joy to offer my congratulations!
  94. Greater then one is two... Greater then two is three... Greater then three is four... When the strength of friends is combined into one... Then true power and courage are created!

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