Three movie and TV studios chose to dump their latest trailers online on Monday, as opposed to spreading love over the week. Alen is every trailer interesting, but their combined nerd power gives us a glimpse of what comes from three world premiere.
The highlight of this year's Veterans Day trailer explosion is Detective Pikachu, a live action (and certainly Western) take on the odd video game of the same name. That title means a few things. First, like the game, this fork of the Pokemon universe seems to exist outside the game and anime collection's collections series. This means there are no signs of known human characters like Ash, Daisy, Brock or Team Rocket.
Secondly, the film focuses on a special version of Pikachu that speaks the same language as human beings, but can only be heard by its best friend … and they try to solve mysteries. In this case, the mystery seems to circumvent a missing boy's missing father – and how his disappearance kept the boy away from a life like a Pokemon coach.
As you can see in the gallery and the trailer above, the movie is in another Pokemon-filled universe, meaning that we see Nintendo's first significant attempt to marry real actors and "realistic" -watching Pokemon creatures. Pikachu looks especially like a fuzzy stuffed animal comes alive, while other popular Pokemon characters have their own unexpected CGI touches. (For example, Psykeck's plastic look recalls George Lucas' 80's look Howard the Duck dolls.)
Between the cognitive dissonance and the voice of Ryan Reynold's voice coming out of Pikachu, it's fair to say that Detective Pikachu will be, at least one weeeeird movie. It will launch on May 11, 2019.
Disney Pixar debuted its own CGI-filled reveal trailer for Toy Story 4 on Monday too, although this has quite a lot of empty space on offer. TL; DR: Known Toy Story characters laugh and play in slow motion until a new character appears. It's a talk spork, and this new member of the crew shouts, "I'm not a toy!" thus sending the playful party to a tizzy.
Maybe we only get a non-toy player, or maybe something strange happening in Andy's world that makes other objects wake up when people are not nearby. We have to wait until a more vague "summer 2019" window to find out.
Last on the docket is Mystery Science Theater 3000, whose other Netflix season was announced a few months ago. So far, we knew that the show will include the same cast of comedians (Jonah Ray, Felicia Day, Patton Oswalt) and voice bouncing robots and that this second season will land on Thanksgiving Day with six trailers in the trailer.
Now we know which movies will be offered, including the famously abominable Mac and me and the modern "mockbuster" sopbrand that is Atlantic. In addition, all films will be presented with a tortured "watch them in line" gimmick in the show's universe. Since the series is about torturing Jonah and his robot couples, we are pleased to see the show leaning to Netflix's "binging" reputation as a way to deliver pain.
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