Detective Pikachu Thread of Mass Anticipation for Best Picture 2019

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by Hexx » Fri May 10, 2019 1:46 pm

7.30 showing (only evening non 3D one) is pretty much booked up :(

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PostRe: Detective Pikachu Thread of Mass Anticipation for Best Picture 2019
by Robbo-92 » Fri May 10, 2019 1:50 pm

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Robbo-92 wrote:Going to see this later today. I’m really, really looking forward to it :)


o/

I'm going tonight, very hyped! Cinema event of the year


Can’t lie, been looking forward more to this than Endgame! :slol:

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by Banjo » Fri May 10, 2019 3:18 pm

Comfortably the best videogame adaptation (not a high bar to clear). Some really nice fanservice, bit of a weak third act and overrall story is meh, but characterisation is strong throughout. Highly enjoyable.

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by Hexx » Fri May 10, 2019 3:40 pm

Gloucester have added two more screens tonight! :D

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by Robbo-92 » Fri May 10, 2019 6:53 pm

Loved that :wub:

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by OrangeRKN » Fri May 10, 2019 9:48 pm

Best videogame movie ever

Five pikachus out of five

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by Clarkman » Fri May 10, 2019 9:54 pm

Went to a 7.30 showing.

Pokemon were realised brilliantly and the cast worked their hardest with a very expository script. Hand holding was pushed too far, but mostly because the plot was a mess :lol: . Not sure what their understanding of detective work is in Japan.

Anyway, kids will love it and this didn't discredit Pokemon as a brand at all.

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by OrangeRKN » Fri May 10, 2019 10:01 pm

Mess is a little far but I agree with the sentiment. Even having played the game (which paces it out much slower) there were still a couple of surprises for me. As an adaptation it's great

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by Hexx » Fri May 10, 2019 10:15 pm

Lovely comfortable fun but hardly revolutionary. Kids will adore it.

Most of the best bits are in trailers, and the 3rd acts a bit of a mess.

Still managed to surprise me though and it’s comfortably the best video game movie.

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by OrangeRKN » Fri May 10, 2019 11:29 pm

Best scene?

It has to be the Mr Mime interrogation for me. What was in the trailer was already great and in full it was even better. Was genuinely cracking up.


Most nostalgia?

Pikachu singing the theme song, him being sad while doing it just made it funnier.


Thing that actually surprised me?

Ditto. Even though the film set it up I with several clues I didn't see it coming. That's the best kind of foreshadowing.

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PostRe: Detective Pikachu Thread of Mass Anticipation for Best Picture 2019
by Robbo-92 » Sat May 11, 2019 6:56 pm

OrangeRKN wrote:Best scene?

It has to be the Mr Mime interrogation for me. What was in the trailer was already great and in full it was even better. Was genuinely cracking up.


Most nostalgia?

Pikachu singing the theme song, him being sad while doing it just made it funnier.


Thing that actually surprised me?

Ditto. Even though the film set it up I with several clues I didn't see it coming. That's the best kind of foreshadowing.


I’d probably agree with al of these, loved the Oh my Arceus line as well!

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by Jazzem » Sat May 11, 2019 8:05 pm

I'm a bit lukewarm on it though veering towards the positive overall.


- Most of the stuff with the human characters was a wash, unfortunately thought both leads were really poor and not really able to carry the film. The lad was especially wooden and not particularly likeable (though the latter I'd pin more on writing), while the rest of the cast hammed it up a bit too much while having pretty weak material to work with

- err, permit me to be a bit of a sourpuss but...maybe too many wink wink adult jokes? Between how many of those there were and just how abrasive many dialogue interactions were, it felt a bit unpleasant and sleazy to me, at least in the first act. Obviously fine with that in something like a Tarantino flick but it didn't sit well with me on Pokémon.

- Found it a bit exhausting at points ahah, was relieved when it slowed down after relentless action beats and constant dialogue. In particular Pika having to say something after every line of dialogue got on my nerves a bit



+ But yeah overall Ryan is great, certainly generates most of the laughs.

+ They get great use out of the Pokémon for both set pieces and gags, there's a reason Mr Mime keeps getting mentioned :P And the action beats are often creative and well orchestrated

+ Perhaps more than anything, I really appreciate how unabashedly unashamed the movie is of its source material, something especially refreshing for game adaptations! Think they walked the tightrope of pleasing fans with authenticity while keeping it approachable for newcomers incredibly well. Leads to some really nice world building


Am a bit gutted I didn't like it more but I should stress the highs were very high

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PostRe: Detective Pikachu Thread of Mass Anticipation for Best Picture 2019
by OrangeRKN » Sat May 11, 2019 11:26 pm

Jazzem wrote:- err, permit me to be a bit of a sourpuss but...maybe too many wink wink adult jokes? Between how many of those there were and just how abrasive many dialogue interactions were, it felt a bit unpleasant and sleazy to me, at least in the first act. Obviously fine with that in something like a Tarantino flick but it didn't sit well with me on Pokémon.


Not the take I was expecting :lol:

Personally I can't wait for the fan re-dubs with deadpool dialogue

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by Jazzem » Sat May 11, 2019 11:30 pm

OrangeRKN wrote:
Jazzem wrote:- err, permit me to be a bit of a sourpuss but...maybe too many wink wink adult jokes? Between how many of those there were and just how abrasive many dialogue interactions were, it felt a bit unpleasant and sleazy to me, at least in the first act. Obviously fine with that in something like a Tarantino flick but it didn't sit well with me on Pokémon.


Not the take I was expecting :lol:

Personally I can't wait for the fan re-dubs with deadpool dialogue


That "I'm good at spending time with myself at night" line man D:

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by OrangeRKN » Sat May 11, 2019 11:32 pm

I thought you were going to mention the birth canal joke tbh

I laughed at both though :lol:

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PostRe: Detective Pikachu Thread of Mass Anticipation for Best Picture 2019
by Corazon de Leon » Sun May 12, 2019 10:50 am

See all the people saying this is the best videogame adaptation ever - have you seen Mortal Kombat? :slol:

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by Jazzem » Sun May 12, 2019 12:26 pm

Corazon de Leon wrote:See all the people saying this is the best videogame adaptation ever - have you seen Mortal Kombat? :slol:


Yup!

And err even though I'm a bit cooler on Pika than most I would still say it's easily better :p Though MK deserves props for also not appearing to be embarrassed of its source material

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PostRe: Detective Pikachu Thread of Mass Anticipation for Best Picture 2019
by Pedz » Sun May 12, 2019 2:18 pm

MK deserves props for being less bloody than The Wizard. Man, I loved MK when I was younger, but watching it last year made me realise it isn't as good as I thought. Still pretty good though.

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PostRe: Detective Pikachu Thread of Mass Anticipation for Best Picture 2019
by Seven » Sun May 12, 2019 3:59 pm

Went today with my boyfriend for subtitle showing at 12:30 in Cineworld at Glasgow.

Fantastic movie, I loved it all the way - the last bit did felt rushed (dunno if good word for that) but overall went in not expecting much and ended up leaving very satisfied.

Excellent film.

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by Pedz » Sun May 12, 2019 5:42 pm

Seven wrote:Went today with my boyfriend for subtitle showing at 12:30 in Cineworld at Glasgow.

Fantastic movie, I loved it all the way - the last bit did felt rushed (dunno if good word for that) but overall went in not expecting much and ended up leaving very satisfied.

Excellent film.


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