This good-vs.-evil children’s parable presents many positive lessons, including loyalty, the true character of a hero, and the difference one person can make. It is brightly animated, occasionally humorous, and involving for little ones. As for the magical and mighty Pokemon, I did not find these characters demonic or occult, but merely fanciful, meant to further the film’s themes. However, it continues with the series’ tumultuous action. Almost from beginning to end, there are battle sequences that include turbulent storms, tidal waves, chases, endangerment of children and a whole lot of explosive destruction.
Although we are approving this film for its positive messages, beware that the violence may cause aggressive behavior in some children. There are few adults represented, and no one seems in charge of the minor leads.