The Deeper Meaning of Movie 16
by, 16th July 2013 at 12:57 AM (2314 Views)
Apparently, Movie 16 is all about Genesect's story, which is why discussing Mewtwo's role is fruitless and irrelevant. So I've decided to look at the movie from another perspective.
But the immediate obstacle in doing that is that the Red Genesect's characterization makes it so... enigmatic. This is a character of few words. For the bulk of the movie, you hear it saying this:
Then after the climax where the insignificant Mewtwo teaches Genesect to love the world, it is so deeply affected that its catchphrase takes a complete turn:DESTROY ALL ENEMIES
I wonder what the deep undertone behind this transformation is. What does it teach us about our own world? I'm sure that the scriptwriter, Hideki Sonoda, put a lot of thought into this. After all, the movie is all about Genesect's story. Luckily, Mr. Sonoda was generous enough to shed light on his thought process. Thus, I think that we can translate Genesect's words to a less alien-like language:EVERYONE'S MY FRIEND
DESTROY ALL ENEMIES -> ALL CRITICISM IS BOTHERSOME. SHUT UP.
EVERYONE'S MY FRIEND -> COMPLIMENTS ARE FINE. PRAISE ME.
This all makes sense now, doesn't it? Clearly, the movie teaches viewers about the value of appreciation, and it does that so cleverly.