In this animated feature, young Pokemon trainer Ash Ketchum and his loyal friends journey to the beautiful mountain town of Greenfield, where they will encounter the Unown, the most mysterious of all Pokemon. It is the Unown that create a challenge for Ash far greater than any Pokemon battle he has ever experienced before. With help from Pikachu and all his faithful Pokemon, plus friends Brock and Misty and even a little unexpected assistance from Team Rocket, Ash must rescue the young orphan Molly from the mystical forces that threaten to transform her life into a dreamworld prison. At the same time, Ash must also struggle to bring his own mother back from the realm of the Unown before she is lost forever and he becomes an orphan himself.
The Japanese animation phenomenon that is Pokémon (short for Pocket Monsters) began in 1996 and continues on American television and with this, the third feature film. Worthwhile morals abound. Beyond that, "Pokémon 3" is all about bright colors and constant movement. — Anita Gates
2001-04-06 | Anita Gates | Read the New York Times Review of Pokemon 3 The Movie: Spell of the Unown