Stupid hunter J!
Brandon was really awesome tough!
So was Regigigas...
Brandon was really awesome tough!
So was Regigigas...
Believe it or not, but that's exactly what I thought as well. If you ask me, this was pretty confusing and didn't round off the episode at all. On the contrary, it somehow left the audience with a strange, unharmonious feelingRegigigas turns itself back to a shining stone. Have the Regi become the three guarding pillars? Those pillars can easily be destroyed again. It would be pointless.
Today, I'm writing this preview with mixed feelings to be honest. Normally, you would expect that this kind of episodes should make me perfectly happy, but, I'm afraid that today's episode didn't quite live up to my expectations. Let me explain why:
On the one hand, last week's epic feeling continued and the episode sure was breath-taking in terms of action. But on the other hand it didn't feel as epic as it could have, firstly because it was too rushed and secondly because I realized too many inconsistencies. Let me explain that in detail:
I would have wished that this had been a two-parter. Only one episode was definitely too short and thus inapproriate, yes, I dare say even unworthy for such an epic plot.
Secondly, and thia is what actually bothered me, the episode had
conspicuously many mistakes in terms of consistency:
- Hunter J was portrayed way too strong. I mean she and Salamence were hit by the attacks of ALL THREE REGIS and were still able to fly and fight. These were the same three Pokemon who defeated Paul's Pokemon with one or two attacks at the most and now we're expected to believe that Salamence was able to take three attacks simultaneously without being knocked out??? No that's cheap and highly implausible. J isn't a member of the Elite Four after all... She didn't even fall off...that's at least what you would expect after the impact of three powerful attacks... No, no ,no I won't put up with that! Neither is she that athletic nor can her Salamence be that strong. No...:complain:
-But unlike Hunter J, Regigigas was portrayed too weak. According to the Pokedex entry, it can even move whole continents. Sure, we mustn't always trust the Pokedex information entirely, because it tends to exaggerate a bit sometimes, but, nevertheless, it's the "Super-Regi" and you'd normally expect his power to be a teensy bit more impressive and not just limited to Huper Beams which didn't do that much damage either. I mean , Regigigas's attacks didn't look much different from those of the other Regis. Entirely unacceptable, however, was the fact that 4 legendary Pokemon couldn't effectively defend themselves against a flying machine made by humans... I can't help it but that was pretty disappointing storytelling.
i would define that as a hypocrite.....Anyone else find it ironic when Brandon let "his emotions to betray him on the battlefeild" by jumping infront of J's laser. The exact same thing he scolded Paul for.
How was it weird? The animation of the episode you mean? I thought it was perfect. The episode was pretty cool as well. Brandon seemed to show a different side of himself.It was a decent episode,.. thoguh the art style seemed weird though.
How was it weird? The animation of the episode you mean? I thought it was perfect. The episode was pretty cool as well. Brandon seemed to show a different side of himself.
No Pryce didn't do that in Johto. Yes it was an emergency so he had to use ice beam on all 3 of them. Of course Ash dislikes J! They all dislike J! What good person would like someone who just sells off pokemon?! That's just terrible!!!I was so busy yesterday, so I didn't get the time to write my thoughts on this.
Let's see. The first thing that really struck me was the way Ash, Brock, and Dawn were commending Brandon for ordering Regice to use Ice Beam on Regirock, Registeel, and Regigigas. The ice beam left the latter three Regis completely frozen, and I actually felt pretty bad for Regirock and Registeel. I know Brock remarked it was an emergency strategy only to be used as a last resort, yet I still am bothered that everyone was so happy. Maybe Brandon could have recalled his Regis (was Pryce able to recall his frozen Piloswine back in Jhoto?). Normally, this show is pretty good about little moral things like this.
Backtracking a little bit, but when the last hyper beam from Regigigas blew Ash and company out of the temple, Ash gave such a terrified yell...I really thought for a second the gang might be done away with there. Speaking of our hero, he really dislikes J. She, Paul, and Gary are the only three characters I can think of at the moment who can frustrate Sinnoh Ash to the point where he starts acting like he did back in Hoenn/Jhoto. For the most part, Sinnoh Ash is relatively composed and thinks through what he is doing. That's not the case when Hunter J, Gary, or Paul is around.
Finally, Dawn caught my attention the most because for what feels like the 3rd or 4th episode in a row, she did nothing. I think someone opened up a thread around the time this episode came out in Japan asking if Dawn had started to take a backseat to Ash's journey. People refuted the idea, showing that Dawn had enjoyed several episodes focused on her recently. Still, Dawn was too...well, quiet. She can do more than be comic relief with Brock in an important episode like this.