Some things are better left alone.

Netflix’s trailer for Pokemon: Mewtwo Strikes Back – Evolution, premiering on February 27, 2020. “Mewtwo’s unforgettable origin story is retold in this 3DCG remake of the very first film in the beloved Pokémon franchise.”

I have never been a fan of movie remakes because it inhibits originality, innovation and creativity. Yet, time and time again, the entertainment industry decides to remake a classic (such as Disney’s recent live-action films) to showcase the advancements made in technology (but really to profit off of pre-established fanbases). This time, Netflix has chosen to remake Pokemon: The First Movie (1999) in CGI. It upsets me how people seem to rationalize/justify the use of technology in every aspect of our lives when it is completely unnecessary. In addition to the fact that this is a remake, what upsets me even more is that the animation itself is bad. Just because higher tech is being used to create the film doesn’t mean it will be as good as its original predecessor. In fact, it will tarnish the nostalgic memories of myself and millions of others. Netflix, among other companies, should take a step back, leave the ’90s in the past, and push forward in the future with original content.

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