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Final review: Destiny Deoxys

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Anonymous
January 22, 2005 8:27:18 PM

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It was pretty good. I definitely wouldn't mind having Deoxys on my team!
(Think: Mewtwo, Celebi, Deoxys, Rayquaza, Suicune...)
I'll bet both Deoxys and Munchlax will be in the next games.
Tory's part was nice, especially when he got over his Pokémon fear.
And talk about teamwork! Near the end. (When all the Pokémon are helping to
run the wind generators, then when Pikachu, Plusle and Minun help recharge
the laser-system to release the second Deoxys.

There were some funny momments too, like when the people mover (the
"official" name for the moving sidewalks) starts up on Professor Lund. Or
when he falls of the block robot bridge.

The effects and blending of CG were pretty cool. The particulate effects
when a Deoxys clone was destroyed were convincing, and near the end when all
the block robots are streaming to the Battle Tower.
In all, I'd give it a 7.5 out of 10. Definitely going to get it when it
comes out on DVD, that way I can watch without all those D&$$#$^ commercial
breaks!
Anonymous
January 22, 2005 11:43:48 PM

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"Nathaniel Lind" <nklind@smig.net> wrote in message
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> It was pretty good.

I wasn't too impressed. I'd probably put it near the bottom of the list of
Pokemon movies, if not at the very bottom. The main reason being Deoxys and
Rayquaza are not very interesting Pokemon. I figured out Deoxys was looking
to revive it's companion as soon as I saw it grab that green glass egg thing
at the start of the movie. So I suspected it wasn't going to be evil and the
whole conflict was going to turn out to be a big misunderstanding on the part
of the humans and Rayquaza. A tired sci-fi plot concept. And all Rayquaza
did was attack Deoxys for no apparent reason other than it being
"territorial". (Territorial over Earth, I guess, since it doesn't seem to
mind all of the other non-alien Pokemon on the planet....)


> I'll bet both Deoxys and Munchlax will be in the next games.

Actually, Deoxys is already in the current games through a Nintendo event.


> Tory's part was nice, especially when he got over his Pokémon fear.

I thought his fear seemed too arbitrary. It might have been more convincing
if a Pokemon had accidentally killed one of his siblings or another relative.
Though after thinking about it, even *that* is rather cliché and might make
him hate Pokemon rather than fear them. I dunno, maybe the problem is we
just don't need Yet Another Kid Who's Afraid of Pokemon.


> When all the Pokémon are helping to run the wind generators

That scene bugged me. There was too much slack in those ropes to be pulling
on anything. Otherwise I agree that the teamwork was better than the usual
"Ash doing everything himself" thing.


> There were some funny momments too

The funny moments in the movie were good. Munchlax stole the show - he was a
lot more entertaining than any of the lead Pokemon in this film. Plusle and
Minun were used effectively, too.


> The effects and blending of CG were pretty cool.

Agreed. It is a bit better here than in the other movies, though part of the
reason is because the city is so mechanized.


It's not a terrible movie, IMO, but there wasn't much for me to really
appreciate, either.

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David Pochron dpoch@ticon.net
Anonymous
January 23, 2005 10:36:49 AM

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David Pochron wrote:
> And all Rayquaza
> did was attack Deoxys for no apparent reason other than it being
> "territorial". (Territorial over Earth, I guess, since it doesn't seem to
> mind all of the other non-alien Pokemon on the planet....)

Why didn't he zap the Clefairys' UFO, then? (Did it never get high
enough to notice?) Or the other theorized-alien pokemon?

Anyone else wondering if Ash is going to visit a space station, and
possibly see pokemon native to the extreme upper atmosphere (like
Rayquaza) and/or outer space, sometime around when he gets to the Space
Center?
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Anonymous
January 23, 2005 12:20:50 PM

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"Adrian Tymes" <wingcat@pacbell.net> wrote in message
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> Why didn't he zap the Clefairys' UFO, then? (Did it never get high
> enough to notice?) Or the other theorized-alien pokemon?

My thoughts exactly. And it's not enough to simply say Rayquaza had'n't been
invented yet during those episodes. The writers should have remembered that
other Pokemon have been through the atmosphere and saying Ray was territorial
would have some plotholes about it.

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Anonymous
January 23, 2005 3:51:38 PM

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On Sun, 23 Jan 2005, David Pochron wrote:
> My thoughts exactly. And it's not enough to simply say Rayquaza had'n't
> been invented yet during those episodes. The writers should have
> remembered that other Pokemon have been through the atmosphere and saying
> Ray was territorial would have some plotholes about it.

Hmmm. Could've sworn in the games it was mentioned that Raquazza had only
recently made itself known... [whether it had woken up from a long sleep or
just arrived atop the Sky Pillar, I can't remember]

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January 23, 2005 8:04:30 PM

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"David Pochron" <dpoch@ticon.net> wrote in message
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>> It was pretty good.
>
> I wasn't too impressed. I'd probably put it near the bottom of the list
> of
> Pokemon movies, if not at the very bottom. The main reason being Deoxys
> and
> Rayquaza are not very interesting Pokemon. I figured out Deoxys was
> looking
> to revive it's companion as soon as I saw it grab that green glass egg
> thing
> at the start of the movie. So I suspected it wasn't going to be evil and
> the
> whole conflict was going to turn out to be a big misunderstanding on the
> part
> of the humans and Rayquaza. A tired sci-fi plot concept. And all
> Rayquaza
> did was attack Deoxys for no apparent reason other than it being
> "territorial". (Territorial over Earth, I guess, since it doesn't seem to
> mind all of the other non-alien Pokemon on the planet....)
>
>
>> I'll bet both Deoxys and Munchlax will be in the next games.
>
> Actually, Deoxys is already in the current games through a Nintendo event.
>
>
>> Tory's part was nice, especially when he got over his Pokémon fear.
>
> I thought his fear seemed too arbitrary. It might have been more
> convincing
> if a Pokemon had accidentally killed one of his siblings or another
> relative.
> Though after thinking about it, even *that* is rather cliché and might
> make
> him hate Pokemon rather than fear them. I dunno, maybe the problem is we
> just don't need Yet Another Kid Who's Afraid of Pokemon.
>
>
>> When all the Pokémon are helping to run the wind generators
>
> That scene bugged me. There was too much slack in those ropes to be
> pulling
> on anything. Otherwise I agree that the teamwork was better than the
> usual
> "Ash doing everything himself" thing.
>
>
>> There were some funny momments too
>
> The funny moments in the movie were good. Munchlax stole the show - he
> was a
> lot more entertaining than any of the lead Pokemon in this film. Plusle
> and Minun were used effectively, too.
>
>
>> The effects and blending of CG were pretty cool.
>
> Agreed. It is a bit better here than in the other movies, though part of
> the
> reason is because the city is so mechanized.
>
>
> It's not a terrible movie, IMO, but there wasn't much for me to really
> appreciate, either.
>
> ----
> David Pochron dpoch@ticon.net

This pretty much nails my feelings about the movie...
!