A CGI remake of the first Pokémon movie is coming to Netflix

Posted on January 22, 2020

Thanks to Netflix and The Pokémon Company, Pokémon: Mewtwo Strikes Back – Evolution will debut on the popular streaming service on February 27th. This is a CGI remake of the very first Pokémon movie from way back in 1998. It tells the origin story of Mewtwo, the powerful human-made Pokémon. A description for the trailer reads:

“When researchers discover and exploit a fossil of the Mythical Pokémon Mew, they unleash a creation that goes against the very laws of nature. The Legendary Pokémon Mewtwo was intended for use as a tool of destruction. But as Mewtwo becomes aware of its own dubious origin, it begins to resent its human creators and seeks revenge…”

You can check out the trailer below.

I grew up with Pokémon and still to this day I play the games, watch the movies and engage with the franchise. So to see that a remake of the original Pokémon movie is on its way is certainly very exciting. First impression of the trailer is that it’s very much a graphics revamp. Although the movie doesn’t follow the hyper-realistic style of the much-loved Detective Pikachu film, so it will take me a bit to adjust to the CGI.

Pokémon: Mewtwo Strikes Back – Evolution will hit Netflix February 27th. The date is special too because it falls on Pokémon Day. Pokémon Day is an annual celebration of all things Pokémon ever since the original Japanese release of Pokémon Red and Green back on February 27th, 1996.

You can read more on this story here. Will you be watching Pokémon: Mewtwo Strikes Back – Evolution when it releases?