By Kristen Baldwin
Updated March 24, 2000 at 05:00 AM EST

The First Movie — a surreal adventure in minimalist animation — begins with a vague, menacing preamble (something about ”life’s mysteries”) and ends with an equally thin conclusion (”I guess we’re just here because we’re here”). The plot, meanwhile, is as hard to catch as a Pokémon itself. It’s got something to do with Mewtwo the evil clone and his sinister plan for world Pokémon domination. Here’s what we know for sure: That Pikachu is one cute little thingamajig. C

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