Pokemon: The Mastermind of Mirage Pokemon Review

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Despite its compelling premise, the inconsistent story, unapologetic fan service and formulaic ideas, make The Mastermind of Mirage Pokémon a run-of-the-mill television special. Created for the tenth anniversary of the franchise, The Mastermind of Mirage Pokémon (known in Japan as The Terrifying Mirage Pokémon) is an hour-long television special which…

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Pokemon: Mewtwo Returns Movie Review

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Pokemon: Mewtwo Returns Movie Review Whatever magic Pokémon: The Movie might have had is gone in this bland and boring television special. The first Pokémon movie had its problems, but the story, which revolved around clone Mewtwo and his thirst for revenge against its creators, was the most intriguing part…

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Tekken: Blood Vengeance Movie Review

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Blood Vengeance succeeds where its live-action counterpart failed and while this stunning CGI movie isn’t without some problems, you’ll be hard pressed to find a better film based on Namco’s flagship franchise. A Tekken movie should try its best to capture the qualities of the video game: it should have…

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Tekken Movie Review

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Tekken might be a bad movie, but at least it tries to stay true to the look and the spirit of the games which is at least admirable. I’m well aware of the poor quality of video game movies, but I have to say that I was cautiously optimistic about…

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The King of Fighters Movie Review

The 2D fighting games of the 90s might have had their problems, but they deserve better. I often complain about the slew of fighting game franchises that have been adapted to live-action films, but I must admit there’s something moderately entertaining about movies like Mortal Kombat, Dead or Alive, Street…

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Bayonetta: Bloody Fate Movie Review

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Everything about Bayonetta is absolutely bonkers and I’m glad to say that this anime movie captures most of the game’s campy and utterly insane qualities. If there’s a video game that should receive an adaptation in anime form that’s probably Bayonetta (Metal Gear Solid and Asura’s Wrath are strong contenders,…

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