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Detective Pikachu Movie Thread - Pre-Release News & Discussion

Discussion in 'General Pokémon Discussion' started by AuraChannelerChris, Dec 7, 2017.

  1. AuraChannelerChris

    AuraChannelerChris Hee hee...

    Hello, all. I searched the whole forum if there was a real place to even discuss this movie, and there wasn't. And given I didn't find general discussion topics in the movie boards (because you can only ever discuss movies after they're officially released), I decided to make a thread about here in general stuff.

    So yeah, this movie is eventually coming out for the whole world (being created by western people and all) someday in the future. Discuss anything regarding the movie.

    As for our first piece of juicy info, Ryan "Deadpool" Reynolds is voicing our detective.

    And just so you know or remember, the script is being done by Alex Hirsch of Gravity Falls fame. That alone immediately increases the quality to be expected.
     
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  2. Ryu Taylor

    Ryu Taylor Unwavering beliefs


    The first trailer is out.
     
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  3. Pokemon Power

    Pokemon Power Well-Known Member

    Detective Pikachu looks so fluffy. That combined with a gruff personality outta make him an interesting character on the big screen.
     
  4. shoz999

    shoz999 Name's Looker, Detective Looker.

    I feel like this should be one of the sticky threads so it won't be a dead thread sometime after the movie releases. It's not like an entire movie series, it's a single movie currently.
     
    Last edited: Nov 12, 2018
  5. Captain Jigglypuff

    Captain Jigglypuff Leader of Jigglypuff

    Detective Pikachu just looks bad in my opinion. He makes me feel like I’m on drugs with how weird his eyes are and the odd way his fur sticks out. He’s like some rejected Muppet and I don’t like his design. That’s my opinion on what we are given so far. And I’m surprised Ryan Reynolds even wants to do a fully CGI role given how bad received the movie he wore a CGI suit was.
     
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  6. shoz999

    shoz999 Name's Looker, Detective Looker.

    Honestly that Pikachu reminds me of a teddy bear plushie. He looks SO FLUFFY.
     
  7. BCVM22

    BCVM22 Well-Known Member

    I think he was probably very willing to sit in a recording booth for a week and collect a generous paycheck to do nothing but record snarky dialogue.

    I don't think the shared CGI element - itself not really that shared - factored in to his willingness to take the role.
     
  8. Scammel

    Scammel Well-Known Member

    This looks fine. Pokémon IRL will be a novelty if nothing else, and my expectations for the script are low enough that I'll struggle to be disappointed.
     
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  9. AuraChannelerChris

    AuraChannelerChris Hee hee...

    Wow. How ironic. I forgot I even made this thread almost a year ago. Ha ha.

    It's going to take me a while to digest some of those realistic looks...because most freak me out.
     
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  10. mtqc

    mtqc MY BEANS!

    I was worried these designs would look like those edgy and over-the-top gross paintings people like to do for "realistic" Pokemon... very relieved they're all quite cute and not too terribly uncanny. Except Jigglypuff... yeesh.

    Anyway, pretty excited, it looks cute and fun. Pleasantly surprised to see at least one or two Pokemon that aren't the original 151 in this, too.

    Now, where's the Pikachu plush? gimmegimmegimme ;-;
     
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  11. shoz999

    shoz999 Name's Looker, Detective Looker.

    Honestly they just look like their cartoony artwork with realistic layers on top of them. Look at Greninja for example, he literally just looks like Greninja from the games but more slippery-like.
     
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  12. AuraChannelerChris

    AuraChannelerChris Hee hee...

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  13. Evanibble

    Evanibble Well-Known Member

    The concept seemed silly to me at first, but after watching the trailer it actually doesn't look half bad. The Pokemon look about as realistic as they'll ever get, and Ryan Reynolds as a snarky Pikachu seems like it'll be a good time, even if the plot is lacking.
     
  14. Ryu Taylor

    Ryu Taylor Unwavering beliefs

    Exactly. The fact that they resemble their game selves is a major redeeming factor.
     
  15. Lucario At Service

    Lucario At Service Calm Trainer

    Am i the only one who is getting goosebumps after seeing the furry Pokemons in this trailer, especially Pikachu.
     
  16. Kazuniya

    Kazuniya Member

    That was less of a disaster than I expected, and I was actually amused by some scenes. Ryan Reynolds is a huge plus.

    Not the biggest fan of some designs (lol Jigglypuff's gonna follow me in my nightmares), but I like Pikachu.
     
  17. Monster Guy

    Monster Guy Fairy Tale Man

    All the Pokémon look so fluffy! Even Charizard looks fluffy, and I don’t think Charizard should be fluffy.

    I’m probably going to end up seeing this movie by myself.
     
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  18. shoz999

    shoz999 Name's Looker, Detective Looker.

    Huh. Jigglypuff kind of looks like a cute gremlin from your avatar.
     
  19. Captain Jigglypuff

    Captain Jigglypuff Leader of Jigglypuff

    Pikachu just looks wrong to me.
     
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  20. BCVM22

    BCVM22 Well-Known Member

    The brief footage we saw of Charizard looks reptilian and leathery and bumpy.
     

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