It's no surprise that Sonic did better.
@CynicalSirr, really? Pokemon is a far more popular franchise, at least sales wise
@Mantis Tobaggan, marketing is the key.
@CynicalSirr, so the original bad trailer and redesigned version may have been part of the plan?
@Mantis Tobaggan, I always thought New Coke was afoot. Either way it worked, and I would give the movie a solid B+
@XiozTaschez, yeah it was fun. I thought detective Pikachu was much better but Sonic definitely was better than expected.
@Mantis Tobaggan, I'll say this much: while I do agree Detective pikachu is a better film I still found myself somewhat disappointed with it. Ever since it was announced it kept boggling me that they'd make the first live action Pokemon movie based on an obscure spinoff game that received mixed reviews most people hadn't even heard of (let alone played). When I finally saw the movie I felt it was rushed at the beginning and would've benefitted from an additional five minutes developing the main character while also adding in some world building. And in the main setting of Rime City I thought it was really stupid they banned Pokemon battles because that's one of the biggest components of the franchise. It's like when they sewed Deadpool's mouth shut in X-Men Origins Wolverine. I will say the film got better after the first hour and ended better than it started, it's just a shame it took that long
@Mantis Tobaggan, With Sonic I will say the movie on its own was just ok (it also would've benefitted from more development), but I personally enjoyed it a lot more. It seemed to know its target audience better and I liked how they even threw in references to Sonic pop culture, like the "Sanic" meme drawing and the main character's niece running around saying "Gotta go fast" from the Sonic X theme. At this point I'm more interested in watching Sonic's sequel than Detective Pikachu's, and this is coming from someone who stopped playing Sonic games a long time ago but still plays Pokemon
@Sexy Homunculus, I am just annoyed they went with the old "Sonic in the real world" stuff. I would have rather seen Sonics world.
@Mantis Tobaggan, YES! That was only shown for like two minutes, if anything I hope the sequel shows more of his world
@Sexy Homunculus, yeah I hope so too. We got mushroom planet for longer
@Sexy Homunculus, i would guess they took the detective pikachu route because i could definitely see someone like peta saying that the film promotes animal fight rings if they went with the classic pokemon battle route. I think this would be the only way to do a live action pokemon movie without triggering another ridiculous controversy
@Mantis Tobaggan, yep.
Just wait for them to ruin it with a new movie instead!
Literally just watched it. It was good. The only downside was Jim Carey. He reminded me of how they did lex lithor in Batman v Superman: really out of character.
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