Action Level: 4/5
The Pokemon battles between Ash and his friends and Molly and her imaginary Pokemon started
out exciting, but only until you realize that they'll all turn out the same way (with the possible exception of Entei vs.
Romance Level: 3/5
Okay, this might be a little stretch, but I was thinking that Ash's mother and Molly's
father were involved way back when. Think about it, there was a picture of the two of them + Professor Oak. Plus
Prof. Oak commented that she knew Mr. Hale since childhood which leads me to believe that they might be childhood sweethearts.
Not only that, but she almost paniced when the news report about Greenfield first came on. But like I said at the beginning,
this is a little stretch.
Comedy Level: 3/5
There were three funny parts in this move and two were from Team Rocket. One was
Meowth breaking the fourth wall ("Do you think we'll get a bigger part in the next movie?") Another was James
stumbling onto the truth ("It's like a storybook land invented by a five year old!"). The third was Ash's mom acting
excited on seeing Pikachu but only throws a casual greeting to her own son.
Adult Level: 2/5
They don't go into much detail about the past relationship between Ash's mother and
Molly's father. I might have to look into this.
Drama Level: 3/5
The drama around Molly's family was well-played.
Overall Level: 3/5
Excellent drama, okay action, and mediocre comedy. If you're a die-hard Pokemon
fan, then definitely buy this.