A couple new movie trailers arrived yesterday to wow us with how cool animals look in CGI these days! Animals and Pokemon!
Oh man, look how cool those Pokemon are! I’m pretty sure that trailer only exists because the world has gone crazy for the Detective Pikachu critters! I know I have. And those are some real greats buried in a blink-and-you’ll-miss-them montage. All this movie has to do to advertise is show more of the Pokemon!
And all the live action Lion King remake has to do is exist, honestly. Just show the animals and play the classic songs and scenes and you’ve got yourself a trailer!
Looks great! I really enjoyed the live action Jungle Book, so I have high hopes for this film. Dumbo was a dud, but the Lion King has hope.
Though am I the only one disappointed that Scar isn’t a different color? I realize his cartoon color probably wasn’t natural for lions, but he looks too…normal in this trailer.
With the Detective Pikachu movie already hyped up beyond belief, there was talk recently of a potential Pokemon Cinematic Universe. Word has it that the studio behind Detective Pikachu is already working on a Pokemon Red and Blue movie set in the same world, with all these awesome and adorable realistic-looking animated Pokemon.
Bring it on, I say!
Like everyone else in the world, I am mesmerized by the Pokemon in the Detective Pikachu movie trailers. They look so amazing! Adorable and realistic and crazy to exist! I have been a Pokemon fan since the Pokemon Red and Blue games first came out. I’ve got my favorites and I’ve got my hopes and dreams. And since I probably won’t be able to play Pokemon Sword and Shield, this movie franchise might be just what I need to get my Pokemon fix.
Seriously, I never stopped playing Pokemon Go. I’m that deep.
Join me after the jump for what I’d like from a Pokemon Cinematic Universe!
The next generation of Pokemon games is here! Pokemon Sword and Shield will be released on the Nintendo Switch later this year, marking the very first time a main Pokemon game will come to a console instead of the Nintendo handheld.
Which is the very reason I probably won’t get to play this one.
The video looks great! The graphics, the world, the everything; it looks like the classic Pokemon game, while reveling in the true size and power of a console. It’s everything we Pokemon fans could possibly want!
Except I’m probably not about to shell out $300 for a Nintendo Switch.
Here are the new starters. I think I’m leaning towards the grass starter. Looks like a parrot/monkey hybrid. Though I’ll save my final decision for when I see their final evolutions.
Though I’ll probably never get to play.
Look, I thought I’d sworn off consoles years ago by switching to full-time Steam games on PC. Then I went and splurged $400 on a Playstation 4 last year! Now you expect me to spend another $300 on a Nintendo Switch just so that I can play Pokemon Sword and/or Shield?
Granted, there’s a bunch of other Switch games I’d love to play, but I’m not made of money for video game consoles! And granted, I bought both my Nintendo DS and my Nintendo 3DS specifically to play the newly released Pokemon game, and rarely ever played any other handheld games. But I largely regretted spending so much just to play the new Pokemon game.
So no, this isn’t happening. I’m not buying a Nintendo Switch.
I have been a fan of pokemon since Red/Blue, when I randomly decided to get the game for my old school original Game Boy after reading a magazine article. I’ve played every main generation…though I completely avoided the card game, all spin-off video games and barely watched the anime. So maybe I’m not the world’s biggest fan.
But the very existence of the Detective Pikachu movie is blowing my freakin’ mind!
This is pure madness. How else do you explain this trailer? All those realistic looking pokemon! All those surprises! And I love that song! That this movie exists, and could be amazing, and could kick off a whole new franchise of realistic live action pokemon movies, is just the sweetest idea ever.
Though I don’t really like Ryan Reynolds as the voice of Pikachu.
Also, somebody ask me about my Master Six pokemon fan fiction. I’ve been sitting on those ideas since I was a teenager writing fan fiction.
When I first heard they were making a movie called “Detective Pikachu”, I giggled at the Internet’s campaign to make Danny DeVito do the voice. That would have been hilarious.
Now that we have an actual first trailer, my mind is boggled for reasons I never expected.
A live action Pokemon movie?! With creepily realistically animated pokemon?! Like, the Pokemon universe created in live action? And the story they go with is Pikachu as some kind of snarky private investigator?! It’s madness!
Clearly we were always meant to take Detective Pikachu seriously.