As a child, Pokémon was one of my favorite series, and I also played the video games for it. I trained my favorite Pokemon Bulbasaur until it evolved into Bulbasaur and could not only do poison but also some Psychic attacks. Even later in college, I rediscovered Pokémon and watched the seasons and continued training Venusaur when I wanted to shy away from studying for exams. Procrastination Pokemon Edition.
But the new Pokémon film "The Arceus Chronicles" has little to do with the original Pokémon. After all: For the retro feeling, Ash's old friend Rocko from the very first seasons has a guest appearance. Brock is now a Pokémon doctor and has a small spaceship that he can use to fly around to home to sick Pokémon. The popular Pokémon Pikachu, Goldini and Magikarp are also included.
Otherwise, everything seems a bit like deliberate science fiction: the villains from Team Galactic are looking for holes in time and suddenly throw around terms like space-time shifts and different dimensions.
It's a shame, because "The Arceus Chronicles" could have fitted in well with the current streaming and cinema trend of revivals and spin-offs. "Sex and the City" came back as "And Just Like That", "Top Gun" as "Top Gun: Maverick" and "How I Met Your Mother" as "How I Met Your Father". To name just a few recent examples. However, they were strongly based on their predecessors in order to create a certain nostalgia. And they were successful with the audience.
Unfortunately, the new Pokemon movie does that (not enough) and so I soon tuned out again.