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September 21, 2010 8:25 AM   Subscribe


 
I saw this yesterday and I'm still speechless.
posted by Memo at 8:26 AM on September 21, 2010


I liked the guy who had his eyes closed whenever he was on camera.
posted by FAMOUS MONSTER at 8:44 AM on September 21, 2010


That was ... waaaaaay better than I expected.
posted by chavenet at 8:45 AM on September 21, 2010 [2 favorites]


I laughed at this comment on the YT page:

"The creators of pokemon need to create a movie that caters to thier older fans, I was seven when pokemon first came out nad now im 19. Pokemon now, is a steaming pile of dog shit. Nothing compared to the way it use to be. Season 1 was EPIC!!!"

You're 19? Nope - time to grow up and walk away. And maybe consider finishing school.

My ten year-old stepson is about all things Pokémon and I'm weary of the whole thing. This video is pretty funny, but I only watched it because I was scared shitless there was a legitimate live-action Pokémon film that I'd have to either succumb to or put the kibosh on, based on content.
posted by PuppyCat at 8:50 AM on September 21, 2010


I still firmly believe that a live-action Pokemon movie could be awesome.

Could.
posted by reductiondesign at 8:50 AM on September 21, 2010 [2 favorites]


I was expecting something completely different...
posted by ennui.bz at 8:53 AM on September 21, 2010 [6 favorites]


god, I'm trying to imagine myself at 19 being like "Voltron nowadays is BULLSHIT! That series needs to grow up with my generation!" I am really.... REALLY happy I didn't turn into anything like the older pokemon obsessives. Or maybe I should say that I managed to be born before what seems to have been Japan's real heyday of cartoon addiction. I'm lucky I grew up with Transformers and Voltron instead of Dragonball Z, pokemon, naruto, inuyasha and the other weirdly addictive more recent japanese kids shows.
posted by shmegegge at 8:58 AM on September 21, 2010 [1 favorite]


PuppyCat: "I laughed at this comment on the YT page:

"The creators of pokemon need to create a movie that caters to thier older fans, I was seven when pokemon first came out nad now im 19. Pokemon now, is a steaming pile of dog shit. Nothing compared to the way it use to be. Season 1 was EPIC!!!"
"

That was the sentiment that brought this abomination to life.
posted by Memo at 9:17 AM on September 21, 2010


god, I'm trying to imagine myself at 19 being like "Voltron nowadays is BULLSHIT! That series needs to grow up with my generation!" I am really.... REALLY happy I didn't turn into anything like the older pokemon obsessives.

Well, SOMEbody thinks we should have.
posted by zarq at 9:19 AM on September 21, 2010


Loonatics? Bloody hell - abomination doesn't even begin to cover it.
posted by PuppyCat at 9:32 AM on September 21, 2010


Lol first post!
posted by Threeway Handshake at 9:51 AM on September 21, 2010


I can't decide if this is exactly the kind of thinking that brought us the Transformers live action film or exactly the kind of thinking that would have prevented it.

Regardless ... my point is just that if we can get a scene with Charizard incinerating Michael Bay, I'd buy a ticket.
posted by Myca at 10:13 AM on September 21, 2010 [2 favorites]


According to a friend, the total is now well over 600 with the new Black and White releases in Japan...goddamn.

Related
posted by Throw away your common sense and get an afro! at 10:19 AM on September 21, 2010


That was the sentiment that brought this abomination to life.

Don't forget this, even closer to home. And yeah, that's a real movie. That they actually made.
posted by delmoi at 10:32 AM on September 21, 2010 [1 favorite]


Haha my son is going to love this. He struggled with it for a while, but at 16 has truly embraced his inner geek. His nostalgia for Pokemon is like normal people's my nostalgia for Legos.
posted by headnsouth at 10:56 AM on September 21, 2010 [1 favorite]


god, I'm trying to imagine myself at 19 being like "Voltron nowadays is BULLSHIT! That series needs to grow up with my generation!" I am really.... REALLY happy I didn't turn into anything like the older pokemonobsessives.

Sounds like somebody's got a case of having-never-heard-of-The-Protomen.
posted by penduluum at 11:25 AM on September 21, 2010


...with the new Black and White releases in Japan...

Shouldn't that be Obsidian and...I dunno, some white mineral/gem? I guess they've run through most of the obvious ones already...
posted by dendritejungle at 11:35 AM on September 21, 2010


Are these the same folks that did that ominous Mushroom Kingdom series a while back? Totally reminds me of the same, but with much better special effects.

I'm lucky I grew up with Transformers and Voltron instead of Dragonball Z, pokemon, naruto, inuyasha and the other weirdly addictive more recent japanese kids shows.

I used to proudly say that I'm glad I grew up with The Smurfs. Used to.
posted by erstwhile at 11:46 AM on September 21, 2010


I laughed out loud at the "I choose you" part. I grew up with Pokemon -- the first and second generation games were really good. The latest one just seem to have way too pokemon (like feature bloat), but I'd be curious to find out what kids playing them today think. If in 10 years they'll be like "What?! A million pokemon? I remember when there were only 500!"
posted by Solon and Thanks at 11:52 AM on September 21, 2010


Once, before I knew any better, I did a whole lot of Pokemon cosplay at anime conventions. The formula was simple: typical encounter between Team Ash and Team Rocket, do a big reveal that James was sleeping with everyone, use the show's catchphrases in filthy ways, finish with geeky joke. Everyone laughed. Everyone had a good time.

It was great. We got to make fun of a show most anime fans despised but secretly loved and I got to announce to a room of a few hundred people that I was available for shenanigans. Yes, trolling for tail at an anime convention dressed as a character from a children's cartoon show. It is a wonder I am in a relationship at all.
posted by munchingzombie at 12:10 PM on September 21, 2010 [2 favorites]


I enjoyed this a lot more than the Dragonball movie. And the Chun-Li movie. Must not start playing Diamond again...
posted by dragonplayer at 12:17 PM on September 21, 2010


I was fully prepared to hate this, but I failed.
posted by chairface at 1:14 PM on September 21, 2010 [1 favorite]


Dude that was great. I choose you, indeed! DO YOU HAVE ANY IDEA HOW MANY TAKES IT TOOK TO SAY THAT WITHOUT LAUGHING? Probably like six or some huge number.
posted by Mister_A at 1:36 PM on September 21, 2010


I grew up with Pokemon -- the first and second generation games were really good.

Christ am I the oldest person on MetaFilter?
posted by shakespeherian at 1:39 PM on September 21, 2010 [1 favorite]


I wanna be the very best, like no one ever was ♪-DUN ♪-NUH ♪-UHN To catch them is my real test to train them is my causeeeee

/a trigger response of song goes off in my head every time I read the word Pokémon
posted by zephyr_words at 2:05 PM on September 21, 2010 [1 favorite]


Man, could have been so much better. Needed to be about a minute 30 shorter with better music, cutting out all of the long lingering looks and more people lighting cigars off Pokemon flames.
posted by Wataki at 3:05 PM on September 21, 2010


I laughed at the "Prepare for trouble, Make it double" line.
posted by delmoi at 3:06 PM on September 21, 2010


Christ am I the oldest person on MetaFilter?

Dude, I'm still holding out for a G-Force movie, and not with damned talking guinea pigs, either.



Now that I think of it, I should really make a Gatchaman post....
posted by zarq at 3:10 PM on September 21, 2010 [2 favorites]


zarq: I have the Gatchaman 72 soundtrack if you need it posted somewhere by, uh, someone you've never met, for linkage purposes for said post.

Also, I hope this doesn't ruin your day!
posted by jtron at 3:57 PM on September 21, 2010


I liked it when they like repeated the catchphrases from like the old series. But they were all like adult themes. Like when Ash said "I Choose You". But Ash was saying it to Misty LOL. And he was like, KISSING her.
posted by seanyboy at 5:02 PM on September 21, 2010


I would go see just about anything that Snorlax is in.
posted by hermitosis at 5:18 PM on September 21, 2010 [3 favorites]


Christ am I the oldest person on MetaFilter?

Speedracer and Astroboy are among my earliest television memories - I must have been 3 or 4, so they're very dreamlike.
posted by KokuRyu at 7:41 PM on September 21, 2010


I was expecting something completely different...

Me too. But hey, it looks like Farley is working on The Spiders again.
posted by homunculus at 9:05 PM on September 21, 2010


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