Netflix Special Pokemon: Mewtwo Strikes Back—Evolution Gets a Stunning New Trailer

Netflix will premiere Pokemon: Mewtwo Strikes Back—Evolution, a reimaging of the franchise's first movie, on February 27.

Pokemon: Mewtwo Strikes Back—Evolution is the 22nd film in the Pokemon franchise; however, it will be the first one to premiere on streaming services. The movie is actually a reimagining of the first Pokemon movie and comes out on Netflix next month. The premiere coincides with Pokemon Day, which happens on February 27. Give the new trailer a watch below.

This is a pretty big get for Netflix. The movie will see a theatrical release in Japan and Korea, but getting a worldwide premiere of a new Pokemon movie is a big deal. Granted, the fact that Pokemon: Mewtwo Strikes Back—Evolution is something of a reimagining maybe reduces the fanbases’ hype to some degree. That said, you have to assume this film will do gangbusters for Netflix viewership next month.

Personally, I don’t love the animation in this trailer. The Pokemon look great, but there’s something just a bit off with the humans. It’s not bad, as much as it’s a little off-putting. That said, as long as the actual Pokemon look good, that’s really all that matters. It will, at the very least, be worth watching to see what changes they make to the original film.

Pokemon: Mewtwo Strikes Back—Evolution releases on February 27, which is also Pokemon Day worldwide. In Japan and Korea, the film premieres in theaters, but everyone else can watch it on Netflix. Hopefully, this is a success for both the streaming platform and Nintendo, so we can see more anime releases come to the service in the future.

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