I'm sure we've all felt this way at some point.
Anyone else see the "whole movie" posted on YouTube that's just this for 1.75 hrs?
@Janky McSkanky, That's where I found it. Tried to make it a perfect loop but forgot about the music loop too and I suck at editing videos. On another note, I wonder if it's possible to upload like an hour long video here
@Janky McSkanky, yep. I love it. It's easily in my top 10 movies
@Janky McSkanky, Spoilers, GOD
Ok I'm gonna say it....idg this whole Detective Pikachu thing.
Ryan Reynolds, great....
@WelI Obviously, it's based on the 3ds game. They probably felt that that would make for a better movie than one of the main pokemon games.
@WelI Obviously, there’s a game series called detective pikachu...
@supahotfiya, yea but it's nowhere near as well-known or successful as the main games. Even the Mystery Dungeon series has gotten better reviews and sales than the Detective Pikachu series
@jayne cobb, that might've worked if they spent more time developing the script
@WelI Obviously, that's what I've been trying to figure out ever since the movie was announced. Like seriously, why would they choose an obscure spinoff game instead of one of the main games to base the first live action Pokemon movie on? It's almost like The Super Mario Bros. movie since that had practically nothing to do at all with the Mario games (ok it may not be that bad but you get the idea). And having seen the movie I thought it was just ok. If they had spent an extra 15-20 minutes world building at the beginning of the movie then it would've been a lot better, but overall I'd give the film a B-. I would still say it's worth checking out since Ryan Reynolds is funny as ever, and I will say the second half of the movie is actually alright. Just don't expect anything great
@Sexy Homunculus, I think they’ve done that enough, even with a good script it’s been done to death. Did it with the original games, then the fire red remakes, then again with Pokémon let’s go, and that dope ass anime they did(generations), even the OG show had a lot of similarities with the OG games
@Sexy Homunculus, really since the base is it’s still the same world as Pokémon, not an alternate universe, world building was established mainly already. They just had to establish Ryme City, and how it’s different. The basic point, they established every human worked mainly with one Pokémon, as a team.
@Sexy Homunculus, I think that they needed to see how Pokemon would translate on the big screen and how audiences would receive it before they touched anything with Ash Ketchum because he's the main character in the world's most profitable IP and they can't mess it up.
@supahotfiya, then it's a shame they put more focus on making it different rather than making it something that was genuinely great. I honestly did think they were doing the latter after watching the last few trailers; it looked like they did come up with a good idea that was different and worked on its own (like what jayne cobb said) so I was looking forward to seeing this movie. But the movie rushes too fast into the main conflict that the film doesn't get really get a chance to breathe until an hour in when they reach the lab. Everything at that point and afterwards gets a lot better, it's just a shame it took the movie more than an hour to start being good
@Cloverleaf, You still have to spend at least some time establishing your setting and premise, you can't just assume everyone watching it has played the games the film is based on and is already familiar with the background (this is pretty much what the Warcraft movie suffered from). Besides, not only did that intro to Ryme City go by super fast but Ryme City itself doesn't make any sense. A big part of the Pokemon series is Pokemon battling, but that's banned in Ryme City. Why on earth would you make a movie on a videogame series and then remove one of the main staples it's based on? It's like they just came up with a generic mystery solving story idea and then decided to base it in the Pokemon universe in an attempt to make it different and unique
@No Lollygagging, I'm not talking about basing it on the anime but on the main games. Like they could've made a movie about Pokemon Trainer Red or created a brand new character that's just starting their Pokemon journey. The whole film could've focused on them taking their first steps as an inexperienced and unconfident new trainer as they meet and overcome struggles to develop as a character while they're forming their Pokemon team and earning badges (or even just the first badge). I imagine most people would've preferred that over the film we got with the annoying black guy from the last Jurassic World movie running around with a talking Pikachu. If they were really trying to gauge how the audience would react then it's odd they'd base it on an unfamiliar game most people in the audience haven't played (or even heard of)
@Sexy Homunculus, I feel like it's worth mentioning... besides the title, there's actually nothing similar between the game and movie of detective pikachu. The game is more of a mystery where pokemon are randomly going crazy and the focus isn't even on the pikachu - he's just a detective because the format demanded it. The movie is about the guy and his missing father, and the pikachu isn't really a detective - he's just pretending to be. It's straight comedy, with an entirely different plot and characters.
So basically... just treat it like the standalone comedy it's trying to be. Forget the game, because it's genuinely unrelated to this.
@NeroSaber, that honestly makes it sound even worse
Would like to apologize for the size of the video, it's my first video upload and I have no clue how Funnypics sizes these things.
Alright everyone, I know what the answer is going to be but I'll ask anyway. Tomorrow im going to see either avengers or detective pikachu. Which one?
@theshadosnipe, i haven't seen avengers but the pikachu movie is just ok. It's fun to see all the Pokemon models going about the world but the rest is pretty mediocre
@theshadosnipe, Saw Endgame opening night, and just saw Pikachu today. I gotta say, go for Endgame. It is an astoundingly good movie and if Marvel Studios decided to end the MCU here instead of going forward with phase 4 and forward, I don't think anyone would be that disappointed by it. On the other hand, Detective Pikachu is fun and the models are really nice, but it just doesn't stand up to Endgame. Definitely the best video game movie to date though (which sadly isn't a very high bar to reach) and I definitely recommend seeing it if you love pokemon.
@Anonymous Jack III, you've convinced me, thank you kind sir