Yeah, it's a blatant Princess Mononoke ripoff, but it's still really good. Plus, the characters from Pokemon Gold/Silver/Crystal were perfect for a forest-worshipping type movie. But let me just tell you, the visuals are incredible. The story is simple enough for kids to understand, but not so slow that I got bored. I'll admit to getting a little bored in Mononoke during the slow parts.
YES. I'm comparing a Pokemon movie to Princess Mononoke. If you haven't seen Pokemon 4-ever, then you can't scoff at my comparison!
Hell, I don't know when each film was released in Japan, maybe this one came *first*.
Anyway, back to why it's good. It felt kinda short, but I think I put it on about 7 and it was over about 8:30, so that's 90 minutes, innit? It may have been shorter and I have a crappy sense of time this evening. The short is about Pikachu and some friends playing Hide & Seek. I swear, I could watch stuff like that all day long. I love Pokemon.
But anyway, the feature presentation is so visually appealing, I suggest anyone who enjoys animated film take a look. And for Pokemon fans, you'll learn a little secret about Professor Oak!