Pokémon: Mewtwo Strikes Back Evolution arrived on Netflix back on Feb. 27, but the movie’s digital horizons have now expanded. The Pokémon Company International has announced that the film is now available on iTunes, Google Play, and Amazon Prime Video “in select markets.”
It is available for different prices according to platform and rental versus digital purchase. On Amazon, rental is $2.99, while digital purchase is $9.99. On Google Play, rental is $3.99, while purchase is $12.99. And finally, iTunes offers $3.99 rental and $14.99 purchase. So it looks like you’ll get the best deals at Amazon, but of course, the best best deal continues to be streaming it free on Netflix, if you happen to have access to that platform.
Pokémon: Mewtwo Strikes Back Evolution is of course a CG remake of the original film in the Pokémon franchise, which had mostly the same name minus the addendum of “Evolution.” The remake seemed to garner a lukewarm reception, but there’s really no mistaking what the movie is: an effort to cash in on nostalgia while providing a new visual experience. I saw the original in theaters, but being pretty disconnected from the Pokémon franchise these days, I haven’t made any effort to watch this.
If you’ve seen Pokémon: Mewtwo Strikes Back Evolution, what did you think of it?