Travis Bruno of Capsule Computers writes:
"Anytime an anime series reaches a certain level of popularity a few movies are released for it. For shōnen anime these movies usually are a given and a handful of other franchises are also given a movie here and there, though a few of these tend to be recaps. While Dragon Ball Z movies were being shown on TV here in North America, the first Pokémon movie hit theaters across the nation. Since then the hype has certainly died down despite the Pokémon franchise still going strong. Regardless of that, Viz has brought the latest Pokémon movie, Pokémon the Movie: Genesect and the Legend Awakened, to North America. By featuring a Pokémon that headlined the original movie, is this one worth checking out?"