Pokemon Movie: Mewtwo Strikes Back

All right, I know this movie is pretty old. However, as they say, Classics are always the best =D (Okay fine, so far I only know two who said that. Never mind about that =D)

Here’s the cover of the book (Yeah, I both read AND watched the movie, crazy about it, I was) Don’t those eyes seem to be filled with anger and hatred? Pain and agony? All negative emotions thrown into one? Even Jealousy of course ^^ Kudos to the artist who did an excellent job in drawing the eyes =D Ain’t easy to portray emotions ya’ know? =)

Left: Book Cover; Right: DVD Cover

‘Who am I? What is my true reason for being? I will find my own purpose and purge this planet of all who oppose me. Human and Pokemon alike. The world will heed my warning. The reign of Mewtwo will soon begin.’ ~ Mewtwo

Don’t we all question our existence once in awhile? Especially so when we are feeling  lost or depressed. Well, that was how Mewtwo felt at first. He was not born through natural means. Instead, he was created, from the DNA of Mew.

When Mewtwo first opened his eyes, he thought he caught a glimpse of freedom, of being outside. Fresh air, flying free, the salty ocean…however this was not to be. In reality, Mewtwo was inside a tank filled with fluid. Those were simply memories…of Mew. He was not free. He was surrounded by scientists who wished to do nothing but tests on him. Think guinea pigs.

If this was not enough, he was again betrayed later on by Giovanni, leader of Team Rocket. At first, Giovanni fooled Mewtwo into thinking that he was treated like a partner. Well, if we knew what Giovanni was like, we would definitely sense something isn’t right. Giovanni announced to Mewtwo that human and pokemon can never be equals, don’t even talk about partners.

This infuriated Mewtwo and his anger was truly something to behold. Electricity cackled around him as psychic energy built up within his body. Mewtwo destroys  the armour which was originally clamped onto him in order to help control his powers (although one can interpret it was Giovanni attempting to control Mewtwo)

Mewtwo then flies back to the island which he originally destroyed. He questions himself and then vows to take revenge on the world, his heart filled with nothing but rage and anger.

We then move to the current day (don’t really know the difference in timing but must have been after Ash’s battle at the Viridian City Gym. Since Gary was one of those who fought against Mewtwo during Mewtwo’s test and they were both there at the same time) where Ash, Misty and Brock are chilling out with their pokemon.

As usual, a pokemon trainer comes to challenge Ash and knowing him, he never backs down from a challenge. A battle thus ensues with a remixed version of the first Pokemon theme playing in the background. Watching the battle is obviously Team Rocket (who ALWAYS fail in their devious schemes) and something else….who or what is this mysterious creature

We are dropped a hint later on when we see… (hands or paws…paws.) paws from beside the chair which the mysterious person/creature is sitting on. Calling out to a Dragonite and a mysterious women, he requests for Ash to receive an invitation. The sky darkens as the paws begins in a mini circular motion, as if the storm was beckoned by this creature.

I think by now, we should know who the creature is =D

The scene shifts back to a Pokemon Center where Ash and his friends are currently situated at. The three of them, along with a whole bunch of others, are distinctly disappointed when they realize the ferry to New Island (the place which they were invited to and where you-know-who is situated at) is cancelled.

A mysterious blue-haired woman attempts to convince them not to go, along with Officer Jenny. (Nurse Joy is apparently missing)It is also there where she tells a tale about Pokemon Tears. A storm similar to the current one once wiped out all life on Earth and the remaining Pokemon cried, thus restoring life back to those who lost theirs during the storm.

As you can guess, many of them deemed it as bullcrap. Three trainers, however, still decided to carry on the journey with their pokemon. Pidgeot, Gyrados as well as Dewgong. Ash wanted to go too, to prove himself. However, Misty had sense to tell him that their Pokemon are not strong enough to handle it.

Just at that moment when they decided to give up, a Viking ship came by. They sound kind of familiar, with a talking statue(Meowth) at the front. Amusing how Ash, Misty and Brock didn’t figure it out. Of course, since they were not actual vikings, pretty soon all 6 of them got swept into the sea.

Eventually, the trio reached the island (after nearly drowning and getting swept by wave after wave) with lots of help from their Pokemon (Squirtle and Staryu…can’t remember if Goldeen was there). They were then welcomed by the mysterious women who also gave out the invitation and begin making their way into the castle.

Of course, Team Rocket reached too. Thanks to Wheezing XD. Because they have no official invitation however, they had to become sewer rats. Walk through sewers ^^ (It is now we see Mew secretly following them)

After a brief introduction to the other three who reached, Mewtwo makes his appearance. We then find out that the mysterious women was actually Nurse Joy who was hypnotized by Mewtwo.

I needed someone who knew Pokemon Physiology,” was Mewtwo’s reason.

It is then that Mewtwo reveals his plans on taking over the world and that we see that he has no remorse for Pokemon and Human alike. No thanks to his past, he thinks Humans are a bad influence and that their Pokemon are nothing more than pathetic slaves. Pikachu’s attempt to convince Mewtwo that Human and Pokemon can be friends fail, resulting in a psychic blast received from Mewtwo. Ouch.

A small battle was first ensued between the clones of Charizard, Venusaur and Blastoise (created by Mewtwo and specially engineered to power-up their special attacks) and the original Charizard, Venusaur and Blastoise from two of the trainers and Ash. Before that, Mewtwo already showed a bit of his power by literally thrashing Gyrados and its trainer.

The originals proved no match to Mewtwo’s clones, who sadistically announced that he shall claim all the originals as his prize. Well…chaos erupted as trainers attempted to protect their Pokemon who were in turn trying to escape. Ash had an idea of returning his Pokemon to their Poke-balls. Too bad, it didn’t work. Mewtwo’s black balls still captured them.

The triumphant look on Mewtwo’s face was undeniable. Even Pikachu, who lasted much longer than the others, was eventually captured. Ash attempted to reach Pikachu before it could be cloned…well…he half-succeeded because he destroyed the machine by chewing on the mechanical arms =) This happened in the basement and Team Rocket was there too! (They were snooping around whilst those events above were happening)

The clones march themselves up to gather around Mewtwo. He gives the people a chance to return back to where they came from and thus escape the impending disaster. Of course, no one accepted it. As Mewtwo was about to destroy them, Ash returns, leading the originals to battle against Mewtwo’s clones.

He makes one attempt to fight Mewtwo himself and almost immediately got flung back by a powerful psychic blast. Ash braces himself for a hard surface but then a pink bubble pops out and cushions Ash. He looks up and all of them gapes.

Mew. The very Pokemon whom Mewtwo was cloned from. The Phantom Pokemon.

It was then decided that if the fight was to be fair, no Pokemon was allowed to use any special attacks. It was a fight with pure energy, strength and endurance. Mewtwo and Mew thus begin the fight, along with the clones and originals.

As the fight went out, Ash, Misty, Brock, Nurse Joy and the three other trainers could tell that the Pokemon were losing strength rapidly. If it went on, they might lose their very lives. All seven of them were filled with sorrow and pity for the Pokemon.

Amongst all the chaos, Ash could see one who stood out from the rest. His very own Pikachu who chose not to fight with the other Pikachu, even though it was continuously being slapped on the cheeks. Even Meowth and its clone chose not to fight, but just enjoy the moonlight.

Things came to a halt when almost all the Pokemon had lost all energy to fight. They crumpled in heaps all around the battlefield, unable to even move, all battered and scarred. Believe me, I was feeling really depressed at that moment, just like the trio, Nurse Joy and the three trainers.

Mewtwo and Mew were still carrying on though. They eventually crash-landed in the middle of the battle-field. Gathering all their energy, a pink and blue glow surrounded Mew and Mewtwo respectively. As they hurled their psychic energies at each other, Ash ran to the middle and yelled “STOP!”

He got hit by both blasts from either side. For one moment, his body was suspended in mid-air, glowing a light blue, before it dropped to the ground and turned to stone. Every living creature stopped and stared, with Mewtwo calling Ash a fool for trying to stop their battle and Mew tilting its head with curiosity.

Little Pikachu then runs to the middle of the field and prods Ash, who gave no sign of life. It attempts to shock Ash back to life. After a few tries, Pikachu admits defeat. Misty, Brock and Nurse Joy’s expressions were all filled with sorrow.

Shortly after, Pikachu begins to weep for its fallen trainer. Within a few seconds, all pokemon around the battlefield started to cry as well. Their tears reaches Ash whose body seemed to glow again. The last tears to enter his body was Pikachu’s. The sky outside clears and Ash revives. Everyone rejoices, both Pokemon and Humans, clones and originals. ( I so started crying at this point … it was sooo touching!)

It was at that very instant, when Mewtwo understood. Not all humans are evil and that it is not how one comes into existence but what one does with life that matters. Pokemon and Human can truly live as friends after all.

He then sends them back to the station terminal and erases their memories, bringing the clones along with him somewhere. They will now live in peace, where no one can disturb them =)

Hai ~ Hope you had fun reading the post. Sorry for the lack of pictures though =x Just couldn’t find scenes which depict the scenes. Ah well…anyway ppl, Ja ne ~ time for my lunch XD

Someday ~

Was looking through some disney songs…and I found one which I have totally forgot about until now…here it is =D From Hunchback of Notre Dame – Someday, sung by All-4-one

Someday
When we are wiser
When the world’s older
When we have learned
I pray
Someday we may yet live
To live and let live
Someday
Life will be fairer
Need will be rarer
Greed will not pay
God speed
This bright millenium
On its way
Let it come
Someday

Someday
Our fight will be won then
We’ll stand in the sun then
That bright afternoon
Till then
On days when the sun is gone
We’ll hang on
Wish upon the moon

There are some days dark and bitter
Seems we haven’t got a prayer
But a prayer for someday better
Is the one thing we all share

Someday
When we are wiser
When the world’s older
When we have learned
I pray
Someday we may yet live
To live and let live
Someday
Life will be fairer
Need will be rarer
Greed wil not pay
God speed
This bright millenium
Let it come
Wish upon the moon
One day
Someday
Soon.

Yeah…don’t we all wish that can happen? *sigh* it sounds unrealistic but one can dream and wish =) *closes her eyes*

Princess Resurrection a.k.a. Monster Princess

Think of your normal pre-teen male who leads an ordinary life in an ordinary world. Now throw in the fact that he dies and gets revived in return for eternal service to a beautiful looking female teenager. Now throw in vampires, werewolves and an android which is supremely heavy and has inhuman strength. For the final touches, this female teen is actually the daughter of the King who rules over all monsters. And there you have it! All the main characters for the series called Monster Princess.

To be honest, I am still in the midst of reading the manga. I have completed the anime series though. The plot is your typical fantasy/horror genre. It is a good read (or watch, depending on whether you are checking out the manga or anime) if you love fantasy which is towards horror, a more gothic feel. Of course let us not forget a dash of comedic element in there =)

The plot is fairly simple. It all started with this boy by the name of Hiro. He was simply looking for  his elder sister, Sawawa (who is seriously well-endowed and it becomes a bit of a running gag in the anime) . Following the address given to him on a piece of paper, he landed himself in front of an ancient-looking grand mansion. Seeing that no one was anywhere and feeling a little creeped out/amazed at the same time, he decided to take a walk.

Of course this was where things started to go haywire. At this point in time, we see a beautiful young teenage girl dressed in a goth-loli style: yellow hair and red eyes with a loli (small girl) pulling a cart which the female teen is sitting on. Somehow, the cart broke down and the two decide to walk. Due to some unforeseen circumstance, a construction going on somewhere near them had some issues. Next thing you know, poof! an entire beam dropped down towards the female teen. Hiro, being the hero (unintended pun), decided to save her by pushing her out of the way and ends up getting himself killed.

Lucky (or unlucky) for him, the female teen whom he just saved is the second daughter of the King of Monsters, hence her nickname Monster Princess. She resurrects him using her own blood, in return that Hiro serves her for eternity. Without her blood, Hiro would die again and remain as a corpse for good this time.

This is the start of a…hmm wouldn’t exactly say Romantic relationship…rather a very strange friendship between Lillian/Hime-san (as Hiro calls her) and Hiro. Oh almost forgot about the loli. Well, she’s an gynoid and her name is Flandre.A REALLY heavy one at that. Kinda’ cute huh? These three are soon joined by other allies: Riza Wildman – a half-breed werewolf (human and werewolf), Reiri Kamura – a female vampire, Sherwood – Lillian’s younger sister, Francesca – the equivilant of Flandre and Ryu-Ryu – a panda resurrected by Sherwood.

Throughout the show, they meet many enemies. We have your evil vampires, werewolves, merman, even mummies?! and other legendary creatures such as The Headless Horseman. The main plot actually revolves around the fact that all 5 royal children of the king are competing for the throne. They will resort to almost any means you can think of to get the upperhand and eliminate the competition, which in case is their sibilings. (Hmmm…I don’t think any of you would do that to your sibilings….right???? *stares*)

Lillian has no intention of getting the throne. She repeats this throughout the anime a few times. If you observe carefully, one will realise she seems very lonely and tired of all the fighting. Even though she ain’t human, my heart feels for her.

Well, if you haven’t watched it or read the manga, JUST DO IT! Nike (okay that was lame sorry =x) Anyway hope that you people will enjoy the story ^^ Here are some pictures…

Awakening

All right all right, I decided to write a poem cause I am too lazy to write out an entire prose/para of words to express my emotions. For some reason, poetry seems like a better choice for me. This poem is on how I am finally able to open myself up again thanks to my one true soulmate. I know I’m not a very good writer but still hope you people enjoy it =)

I can still remember, the days of darkness

in my mind oh so crystal clear

I never dreamed in this lifetime of mine

That I will find the light which shines like a dime

Losing my emotions bit by bit

Losing my soul bit by bit

Eventually becoming nothing more

than just an empty shell

Until the day you came, opening me up once again

Removing the mask which I have don,

In order to see the world once more

With you now my soul returns

along with the rest of my emotions

Though having too much in my heart it burns

I’m now once more able to show devotion.

Thank you =)


That’s it people =) Hope you had fun reading it XD