My original plan was to have a review of Pokemon the Movie 2000 (which is why I had the Theme song for that season yesterday) but that will have to wait until next week. Instead we are going to have a review of the Mastermind of Mirage Pokemon DVD that comes with the Lucario movie. I actually wanted to have this review in 2008 since it'd be the tenth anniversary of Pokemon here in the US but I'd rather post something today. And sorry because of this change in plans no pictures.
The music on the menu's doesn't seem to fit the theme of the movie but at least the menu's are interesting unlike most other Pokemon DVDs.. The Special features are website addresses....which how is that a special feature? But there is also a letter to fans that is actually an interesting read about this 10th anniversary special.
The special gets into the action quickly which is nice. Since it was made mostly for American audiences they decided Misty was very popular and so was Prof. Oak so they placed them in the adventure. Since it takes place in Kanto it makes sense for them to bet here. Ash also seems to be acting a lot like overconfident n00b Ash from the first season, which seems odd yet fun to see since it is the 10th anniversary special. It was also nice to see one last Ash and Misty adventure. I think this special was actually pretty epic. Even the ending made me sad. Professor Oak also shined on this one as he explained everything. Some parts in the special do seem to randomly change of scenarios and some out of character quotes but it doesn't take from the enjoyment. I remember when I first watched the special for a while I thought Mirage Master was Mewtwo. It made sense since he is always shown with a cloak in the intros and he was wearing a mask to hide his face, also his hatred of Mew seemed somewhat relevant even if they end up friends on the first movie.
The new dub on the special is mostly better than the old one, though I still think the old one is fine. The song for the intro is definitely worse. I guess that'll prove to the people that think anything rap sucks wrong.