Mewtwo Strikes Back - deleted tears, deleted truth
by, 20th March 2012 at 04:02 AM (2039 Views)
When I was young, I went to the theaters to see the first pokemon movie - Mewtwo Strikes Back. Of course as a kiddy kid, I was so excited and thrilled. It was dubbed in my mother tongue, and naturally, I enjoyed the voices I heard from TV
The movie started with Mewtwo being born from the lab incubator and destroying the whole place. Giovanni takes him to Virdian Gym, and we get a glimpse of Gary getting pwned. Mewtwo was pretty scary from my view. And pretty violent.
Some years later, I got to watch it by DVD again. The dubbed movie was still awesome, and again I was pretty happy. Though, it left a lot of questions. Out of everything that could've resurrected stone'd Ash to life, why tears?
However.... I learned that there was a deleted scene - which was very important to the whole story. I searched everywhere to find a clip of the deleted scene, and I found it.
Turns out it was SERIOUSLY IMPORTANT. Not only did it provide the back story of the creation of Mewtwo, but it also held key factors for the main content.
It starts from a group of scientists trying to discover the wonders of Mew, and found a fossil of Mew's eyebrow or something. Dr. Fuji leads the group of scientists, and successfully clones baby Mewtwo. He also had a hologram of his daughter's mental energy, something like a living aura - probably a failed clone.
Sometime before Mewtwo was born, he had a telepathy conversation with some other cloned pokemons, and Dr. Fuji's cloned daughter, Ai-two. Ai shows Mewtwo a few nature stuff, and they have a little fun together. However, their mental energies were used up, and one by one, they disappeared.
When Ai-two is about to disappear, Mewtwo sheds tears. Maybe it's because he felt sad that he was going to be left alone. Maybe he felt that he might never see his first friends again. Whatever - he felt something, and Ai tells him that tears are what makes you alive (Something like that, I think)
THESE TEARS are the signature key factors. THESE were what make up the whole movie.
So after a long fight between the pokemons, Ash turns to stone trying to stop the fight, and every pokemon 'cries him to life'. And again, tears are what makes you alive
My questions have been solved, and I was glad that I saw the deleted scene. It's only 10 minutes - and yet there's everything in those 10 minutes. Mewtwo isn't violent anymore - the reasons for his destroying the lab is understandable.
I don't know why they deleted such an important scene when they dubbed it, though.
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