Pokemon 3: The Movie Parent Guide
Parent Movie Review
Somehow I’ve missed out on the Pokemon craze; the card trading, t-shirts and bed sheets, so this movie opened my eyes to a whole new world of animated characters. I can’t say the same for the majority of moviegoers with whom I shared the theater.
Pokemon 3: The Movie “The Spell of the Unown” is the newest in a series of motion pictures featuring Pokemon trainers Ash Ketchum (voice of Veronica Taylor), and his pals Misty (voice of Rachael Lillis) and Brock (voice of Eric Stuart) who jump from one adventure to the next with their arsenal of Pokemon in tow.
As has apparently become the tradition, the pocket monster experience starts by enduring ...I mean enjoying, a twenty minute short starring Pikachu and his brother Pichu. After admonishing the Pokemon not to get into trouble while their trainers are away, the inevitable cartoon style violence ensues in this silly tale.
The real adventure begins by introducing the Unown, twenty-six cryptic forms that resemble “alphabet soup without the soup” according to Meowth (voice of Addie Blaustein). These powerful entities have the ability to read human thoughts and turn them into new realities. With the help of the Unown a young girl named Molly, who became orphaned when her father disappears while researching a new find of legendary Pokemon, is encased in a crystal-like fortress to protect her from the outside world. Meanwhile Entei, a ferocious-looking but gentle-hearted leonine beast, becomes the father figure she desires.
When the beast kidnaps Ash’s mother, the young trainer and his friends get involved. Realizing there is a fine line between protection and prison, the threesome attempt to save Mom and bring Molly back to the real world.
Preaching about the importance of real friends, facing life’s difficult challenges and believing in others may be lost on most underage viewers who seem more interested in the battle scenes between opposing Pokemon than the wise adages spouted by the cartoon characters. As for me, all those flying letters left me hungry for lunch.Updated July 17, 2017
Pokemon 3: The Movie
Rating & Content Info
Why is Pokemon 3: The Movie rated G? Pokemon 3: The Movie is rated G by the MPAA
A young girl seeks happiness within the protective walls of an imaginary castle after her parents disappear.
Pikachu short shows characters falling off skyscrapers, buses, fences and other objects, chased by ferocious dog, hit by falling tires, almost hit by boat, chased by sea monster and squished by giant. Movie includes characters disappearing into another realm, crystals taking over valley, and imprisoning characters, hot air balloon explodes, fighting scenes between Pokemon characters using electrical, flame and water throwing powers. Character injured by beast. Crystals advance on a town; bulldozer crashes into them and is overturned. driver escapes explosions. Moderately intense music in some scenes.
Sexual Content: A
Mild name calling in one scene.
Alcohol / Drug Use: A
Page last updated July 17, 2017
Pokemon 3: The Movie Parents' Guide
Ash needed his friends to help him save his mother from the crystal palace. What were some of the ways they worked together? Who else helped Ash, Brock and Misty? What are some of the ways you help your friends?
When Molly’s parents are both gone, Entei becomes a father figure to her. He is brave, strong and gives her whatever she wants. How do your parents show that they love you? Do you think Molly would always be happy inside the crystal palace?