CineTV Contest: Pokemon the movie- an amazing experience from my childhood
Saludos amantes del cine, esta es mi participación al CineTV Contest #18: Your Favorite Animated Feature Film , cuando leí el título del concurso pensé que esta sería una decisión difícil de tomar, es decir hay muchas películas animadas que me gustan y además todas tienen motivos diferentes a las otras, algunas me gustan por al calidad de su animación, otras por el abordaje de temas sociales vigentes además como representación de minorías y temas importantes en el mundo, algunas de estas películas animadas las vi estando adulta y pude apreciar detalles que generalmente no hubiese pensado cuando niña, mientras que otras se quedaron en mi mente solo por el hecho de ser divertidas o de hacerme llorar en cierta y determinada escena, sin embargo, cuando leí las bases del concurso la decisión fue clara para mi y esta resultó ser una opción que no me había pasado por la mente de forma inmediata, les hablaré de la Película de Pokemon y por qué para mí fue tan importante en mi niñez.
Greetings movie lovers, this is my participation in the CineTV Contest #18: Your Favorite Animated Feature Film, when I read the title of the contest I thought that this would be a difficult decision to make, that is, there are many animated films that I like and also they all have reasons different from the others, some I like for the quality of their animation, others for the approach to current social issues as well as representation of minorities and important issues in the world, some of these animated films I saw as an adult and I was able to appreciate details that generally I would not have thought as a child, while others stayed in my mind just because they were funny or made me cry in a certain scene, however, when I read the rules of the contest the decision was clear to me and this turned out Being an option that hadn't immediately crossed my mind, I'll talk about the Pokemon Movie and why it was so important to me growing up.
This community is about movies, but I appreciate the fact that it's not just about the movies themselves but also about our experiences with them, Pokemon is important to me because it was the first movie that I consciously saw in the theater in my 9 years. It was the year 1998 when the Pokemon animated series fever was in full swing, I was a fan of this series and everything I talked about was pokemon and made my mom buy me stuffed animals and sticker albums of the characters, I felt proud to learn the names of the 150 Pokemon recorded in the series and shared this hobby with a cousin who was about 3 years older than me.
I live in a very small city that had only one movie theater called the Colonial Theater, this was a small theater built in an old colonial house in my city in the historic center, I had only been to the cinema once, being very When I was little, they took me to see the movie Aladin and I fell asleep and I did not understand anything at that time, after that they never took me to the cinema again, I watched the movies on television and when my cousin went and rented a VHS and I watched movies with him at my aunt's house.
When the Pokemon movie was released I really wanted to go to the movies, at that time I even read the movie ads in the newspaper, I insisted my mom take me but she told me she couldn't do it because the show was at 7 at night and my father did not like to drive at night, I felt very sad but fortunately a classmate of my sister, 4 years older and also a companion of my cousin, invited us, they managed to convince my mother that I go to to see the movie with my sister, my cousin and my sister's friend, because their parents would take us and look at the cinema.
At that time Pokemon was as important for teenage children as Marvel movies are today, because the entrance to the cinema was full of people, the tickets sold out easily and even as the theater was small they let more people enter. the room and sit in all the corridors that were for walking, it looked like a rock band concert, everyone looking for a small space where they could sit on the floor and watch the movie.
At 9 years old I had never been in a place with so many people, the show started and the opening song of the movie was the same opening of the animated series, that memory still gives me goosebumps, I don't know how many people were in that room but they all sang the song at the same time and with a lot of passion, I was having a unique experience at that moment.
The plot of the film is something well known, but remember that it was the year 1998, the film is about Mew and Mewtwo, the second is a genetically modified clone from the first, this was created by Team Rocket, that is, a criminal organization that seeks financing illegally to control the world, Metwo being a clone and possessing abilities and powers superior to the original, upon learning that it was only created as a weapon, it destroys its creators, it tends to have very philosophical thoughts about itself himself, about his existence, being artificially created that does not have a past or family, he sees the world in a way that humans use pokemon at their service, in a master and slave relationship, that is when the decides to create a kind of revolution against humans, seeing himself as a Pokemon trainer, creating improved clones of existing species, of course this changes when he meets the p Ash series rotagonist who, by opposing his plan, makes him understand that humans love pokemon and that not all of them are bad like the scientists who gave life to Mewtwo.
As you realized, it is a film that has a very interesting plot, on the one hand it exposes how science has an ethical margin or limit when it comes to living beings, it also addresses the issue of life itself and the existential emptiness that life represents. lack of ancestors, it is also an ecological issue and of course it is a sensitive issue, of love and respect for the life of any species, all in a film aimed at a child audience, this for my 9-year-old mind was the coolest and interesting in the world.
In the most important scene of the movie Ash is attacked and turned into stone, his most beloved pokemon Pikachu tries to wake him up by giving him double electric shocks but everything is in vain, when the fight between the original pokemon and their clones reaches a point where the forces are so even that no one can win, all the other pokemon see how Pikachu desperately tries to revive his trainer Ash, everyone cries and the tears of all the pokemon revive the protagonist, they cannot imagine how the theater of my city was in At that moment, all the people who were singing at the beginning were turned into a sea of tears, I cried until I couldn't anymore.
For me, this film will always be the best animated film, not only for its own sake but also because the experience in the cinema was unique and unrepeatable. I highly doubt that something like this will be repeated today and that is why I value this memory very much.
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I hope you liked it. I invite you to read my next publications and I will always be willing to answer your questions and comments, you can also follow me and contact me on any of my social networks. Thank you!