Movie Review: Sonic the Hedgehog

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Movies based on video games tend to… not be that great. I’m sure there are exceptions, but most don’t have a good reputation, despite how popular they seem to be with fans. The Super Mario Bros. movie, for example, is an awful movie, but we love it, haha. Sonic the Hedgehog seems to have surpassed the Super Mario Bros. movie, and I honestly thought it was a fun movie!

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Kris was able to see the movie in theaters with our friend and she raved about it when she got home. The moment we were able to, Kris bought the movie from Amazon and we watched it the first night we could. Overall, Sonic the Hedgehog is a pretty good movie. I think they did a great job with it.

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There were lots of nods to the original video game series, from the setting Green Hills to the sound effects to quips of dialogue from the characters, that I was delighted by. Sonic’s redesign was fantastic and I thought the actors did really well in response to their CGI costar.

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The overall design was fantastic, I agree. The actors were great as well and it’s definitely a movie I can see myself watching again. I will admit, I felt some parts moved a bit fast. For example, Sonic’s relationship with Tom. I can’t quite put my finger on it, but I felt as though that could have been paced better. Is that just me?

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It probably could have been paced better if the movie was a touch longer. Still, the idea that both of them helped each other — with Tom helping Sonic not being alone, and Sonic helping Tom fulfill that need to help others — was done well enough for the movie, in my opinion. Despite Jim Carrey being a hit or miss for me with his movies, I really enjoyed him as Dr. Robotnik. And the character Rachel, Maddie’s sister? She was amazing, haha!

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Rachel didn’t have a big part, but I thoroughly enjoyed her character, yes. As for Jim Carrey, he’s a hit-or-miss for me as well. I looked forward to seeing him in the role of Eggman. He did a great job. I’ll be looking forward to the sequel!

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I’m looking forward to the sequel too! There’s so many great characters in the Sonic universe, and I’m eager to see their take on characters like Tails and Knuckles. Overall, it was just a fun movie, and I was pleased to see how faithful the production team was to the history of the Sonic universe.

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Ace Attorney: Season Two [Anime Review]

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If you know us at all, you know that the Ace Attorney franchise is one of our favorites. We were beyond excited when we heard that there was an anime made for the first game of the series, and thrilled when the anime was renewed for a season two to complete the original trilogy of the games. Despite the fact that we have completed the games multiple times, we were still looking forward to watching how the anime showcased the series.

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We watched the entirety of season one in practically one or two nights and reviewed a couple of episodes from it. We were talking about the second season one day out of the blue. Out of curiosity, we looked up the DVDs and release date and it turned out volume one of season two was already out and volume two was released just a week or two after we had this original conversation. Like season one, I had splurged on the DVDs and Kris took it upon herself to splurge on season two.

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It wasn’t even a question of whether or not we would get it. I just added it to the cart and bought it immediately, haha! To celebrate getting season two, we did rewatch season one and found it as delightful as the first time we watched it. This time we realized there were also bloopers, the voice actors goofing off while saying their lines, and it was hilarious! Season two, however, did not have bloopers which were terribly unfortunate, but it was still fantastic to watch.

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Yes, we decided to rewatch the first season while waiting for the second volume of season two to come out. Even though it says there are bloopers on the back of the DVD, there were actually no bloopers on either disc of season two, which was disappointing.

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Yet, we weren’t disappointed with the quality of season two. It did a fantastic job of animating the second and third games, especially with Trials and Tribulations. Despite the fact that we knew how the story ended, we were always on the edge of our seats. The voice acting was wonderful for all the characters. Not only that, but there was a handful of episodes for a case that is not present in the games. I would love more original Ace Attorney anime!

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Season two was great, I agree. The final case in the third game is the longest and it was 13 episodes long. Nothing was dragged out, either. It was just really good and we were addicted to it. But yes, I would love more original episodes. In season one, there was an episode of when Phoenix, Miles, and Larry were in elementary school. In season two, there’s an episode when they’re teenagers. There was also another episode that seemed to take place in the “present.” Maya, Phoenix, Gumshoe, and the Judge are all on a train and have to solve a murder. That was especially fun because we didn’t actually know the ending.

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Even though we know all the answers and endings at this point, the Ace Attorney anime is something that I would watch multiple times. The characters are strong, the voice acting is wonderful, and the animation itself is well done. I also really enjoyed the theme songs, wishing that they were available on Spotify. Here’s hoping that there will be a season three, one that either continues with Apollo Justice or even giving us more original cases with the current cast.

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Out of all the anime we’ve watched, Ace Attorney is probably one of my favorite shows. I do hope there’s a season three. I’d love to see more of the games through the characters in the show. Plus, more original cases. That would be a lot of fun.

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Howl’s Moving Castle [Movie Review]

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For some reason, we’re on quite the anime kick. This was another movie we picked up at Comic-Con this past summer and we finally had a moment to sit down and give it a watch. I didn’t bother looking at the movie up or reading the back of the cover. I went into this movie having no idea what it was about.

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I remember watching Howl’s Moving Castle once before years ago, as it had been an assignment for one of my college classes. I watched it in parts on YouTube — which was vastly different from 8 to 9 years ago when I saw it — and remembered a scene here or there and a vague concept of the movie, but not much else. I remembered that it was a good enough movie to pick up a copy of it for ourselves back at Comic-Con, anyway!

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The movie began showing off the protagonist, Sophie. She doesn’t get out much, is shy, and doesn’t seem to have too many friends. She works in a hat shop owned by her mother and father, who is now deceased. As everyone leaves for work, the other employees gather out the window because they can see this big, moving, machine that looks like a monster. They were all amazed and it took a second to realize – oh, it’s “Howl’s moving castle” and totally not a monster.

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Howl is known in the movie, as is the other witches and wizards that are employed by the kingdom. Sorcery and magic are normal enough. While magic is still amazing, it’s common knowledge that it exists. The hat shop women giggle about how Howl only likes beautiful women, and Sophie — despite how plain she believes she is — encounters him when he helps stave off some unwanted men. Due to her encounter with Howl, however, Sophie is cursed by the Witch of the Waste to look like an old hag. The Witch of the Waste has been after Howl’s heart for quite some time.

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The Witch of the Waste, however, is often shown at unflattering angles so we’re to believe she’s ugly and can’t see it herself. I loved Grandma Sophie though because she just embraced her old age and made the perfect old woman. Sophie sets out on a quest to find the Witch of the Waste to change her back as she doesn’t want to be looking that an old woman in front of her customers and family.

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Grandma Sophie instead finds herself at Howl’s Moving Castle as the new cleaning woman (with the help of a scarecrow with a turnip for a head). With her influence, Howl and his apprentice Markl start to appreciate their home a bit more, even as they constantly switch locations to avoid joining the king’s army for the war going on around them all. Howl at one point convinces Grandma Sophie to go see the king and his head sorceress herself to let them know that Howl is too much of a coward to join the war, and Sophie meets up with the Witch of the Waste, who was answering her own summons.

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And… that’s where I’ll stop due to spoilers. I enjoyed all the characters in this movie (even the bad guys). They all had a purpose and contributed something worthwhile to the plot. The setting, especially the house, was great as well. There was a deeper message hidden along the way about beauty and loving yourself as you are, which was nice too.

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Well, as spoilery as we can be with a movie that’s about 15 years old, haha! Everyone does seem to learn self-love and acceptance that is then extended to their family members. The animation was beautiful, and I enjoyed the music of the movie as well. The voice actors were fun to hear, with the English version having plenty of familiar actors to us, such as Christian Bale, Jean Simmons, Lauren Bacall, and Billy Crystal. If you ever get the chance to watch the movie, we recommend it!

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First Impressions: Free Guy Trailer

Double Jump Kris MiiHappy Monday, everyone!

We only have about two weeks left before Christmas! I hope everyone is doing well and are excited about looking into the future. This post is about something that is coming out next July, so that counts, right?

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Video games is such a popular medium, has been for decades. Movies based on video games are not a new phenomenon but, until Detective Pikachu (and possibly Sonic the Hedgehog? I dunno, the new trailer doesn’t seem that bad to me), the majority of movies based on video games haven’t been executed that well. Some have become cult favorites despite that — such as the Super Mario Bros. movie — but most have been dismissed by the masses.

A trailer recently dropped for a movie called Free Guy starring Ryan Reynolds. Rather than be based off of a specific video game series — which can cause all sorts of problems, from canon aspects of the series to copyright issues — Free Guy is about a dude who realizes that he is living his day-to-day life as an NPC in a video game world.

Well, actually, it seems he has a bit of an existential crisis and decides to do the opposite of what he’s always done while his work is being robbed.

Ryan Reynolds is one of those actors that I’ve never minded watching, and I enjoyed his performance as Detective Pikachu. The premise of the movie is interesting as well, being something that I haven’t seen done before outside of some stories of my own and a few others I’ve seen floating around on the Internet.

Yet, does anyone else remember that era of fanfiction where it seemed everyone had one of those character-gets-sucked-into-a-video-game-world fic? They were a bit cringeworthy, but I thought the idea was always fun and harmless. That is what Free Guy reminds me of.

If you haven’t seen the trailer yet, here it is below. While the movie is not yet rated, there isn’t anything questionable, in my opinion, in it. Then again, I’m used to the kind of video game shenanigans that is shown here:

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Kiki’s Delivery Service (Movie Review)

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We spent a day at Fan Expo when it was in town, our first time going to it, and we had a great time! We spent way too much money, mostly on vendors at the Artists Alley, but it was worth it. There was also a booth that had tons of anime and video game-based movies, most notably ones from Studio Ghibli. Considering we’re a bit lacking when it comes to movies from such a beloved studio, we picked up a couple of titles, with one of them being Kiki’s Delivery Service. I believe I had remembered bits and pieces of the movie from eons ago, but it could have simply been memories of a commercial for the movie as well.

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I didn’t know much of this movie. However, I had heard of it and I’m pretty sure I watched it just once with an old friend a long time ago. If I remember correctly, she loved Kiki’s Delivery Service and wanted me to watch it. Well, Kris and I watched it together the other night and I remembered nothing of what happened in the movie. It was a fun watch though and I enjoyed it.

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It was a simple movie, one that had me scratching my head while trying to figure out the plot, so to speak. Granted, the last movie we watched was Marvel’s Endgame with a friend, which is all about the plot of 22 movies put together, so it was interesting to turn to a movie that’s more about enjoying the music and animation. I enjoyed it as well, of course, finding it refreshing and charming.

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The movie, overall, was charming. I too enjoyed the music and thought everything about it was relaxing. For the majority of the movie we figured there wasn’t much of a plot, but then a character swooped in and changed the whole dynamic and meaning of the movie.

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Kiki training as a witch takes her on a journey of self-discovery, trying to figure out her place in the world as a witch and as herself. She had romantic idealisms about her training year and had a rude awakening in the form of uninterested and snobby people, as well as trying to figure out her skills. She met some kind people that urged her to figure out herself, even if she hit rock-bottom before doing so.

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It was a nice message, especially towards the end when she hit rock-bottom and things shortly fell into place afterward. But also, Kiki is only 13-years-old. According to the movie, when a witch turns 13, she can leave at midnight on the full moon and begin her year away training. We often felt bad for her because, well, she’s a baby!

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Yes, the poor child! But she met some wonderful people and it’s a good message for viewers in that it’s okay to get down on yourself but it’s also okay to let others in and help you. One of the characters in the movie was an artist and she compared her painting ability to Kiki’s witch powers, talking about how sometimes you just get burned out and it’s okay to take a break, to recharge your creativity however you can. And, honestly, after the summer we had, the message hit close to home.

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We certainly weren’t expecting such a deep message to come through that movie. Of course, we don’t do it justice just talking about it. However, with us being creatives ourselves, there were definitely a couple of quotes to be typed up, printed, and plastered on the wall in our office.

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Of course, like Ursula the artist telling Kiki, “We each need to find our own inspiration. Sometimes it’s not easy.” The majority of the characters were great, actually. The baker’s husband had maybe two lines, but he showed his support for Kiki by baking a little bread wreath to advertise her delivery service. One of my favorite characters was the servant woman for the older lady called only Madame. The servant totally loved the idea of Kiki being a witch, trying out the broom herself, and was just amusing at her reaction to the blimp causing such a chaotic scene in the town.

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I think that’s really what made the movie was the side characters. I totally agree with that. Kiki is but a child, young and naive, and all these adults or older kids surround her with so many different interpretations of the world – some good, some not. However, most of the adults she crossed paths with – like the bakers and Madame – were like parent-figures to Kiki. It’s definitely a movie that everyone should watch, especially if you have a soft spot for anime and are a creative yourself.

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Friday Favorites: Superhero Movies

Double Jump Kris MiiHappy Friday everyone!

Lately, we’ve been watching a lot of superhero movies, mainly from the Marvel universe. We’re planning on continuing to watch superhero movies until we officially catch up with everything we want to see, especially since we’re pretty behind in the MCU, haha! This list consists of some of my favorite superhero movies, and isn’t limited to DC or the MCU.

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Big Hero 6

This movie was just a fun experience throughout (almost) the whole thing. Yes, I did tear up at Tadashi’s death and the climax of the movie. Honestly, one of the things I took away from the movie — aside from totally wanting a Baymax of my own — was the diversity of the cast as well as the wonderful way the movie dealt with grief and growing up. I am aware that this is based on a Marvel comic, yes? Has anyone read them?

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This movie can be silly, but I thought it was well done in the way it explored the circumstances that can create a villain. It was fun, kind of ridiculous, but the lesson you can take away is that you can prevail no matter what the circumstances of your life. I also really enjoyed the music, haha!

Wonder Woman

Alright, so most of the DC movies don’t have a good rep, but I stayed optimistic for Wonder Woman and was not disappointed (seeing Chris Pine in the movie helped). This is one of my favorite movies of all time. The movie was entertaining in and of itself, as Wonder Woman was always one of my favorite comic book characters, but seeing a kick-ass woman on the big screen own her strength and use it for the good fight was so empowering to me. I’ve grown up enjoying superhero stories, the majority of them with male leads, and to finally have a movie — a good movie — with a female lead gave me the confidence to take on the world with my bare hands.

Black Panther

Black Panther is the Marvel movie that I dragged myself to see in the movie theaters despite how far behind in the MCU I had become. Seriously, I think one of the last Marvel movies I saw in theaters before Black Panther was the first Guardians of the Galaxy. Black Panther got me super excited with the promise of the Wakanda tech, the beauty of the cultures that were showed, and a wonderful cast. Not only that, but I wanted to support that movie as much as I wanted to support Wonder Woman because of how strong and in awe Wonder Woman made me, as a female, feel. Aside from the movie itself, my favorite part of Black Panther was when I was walking out of the theater and saw a trio of young black kids proudly smiling and doing the Wakanda salute next to the movie poster for a picture.

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Detective Pikachu [Movie Review]

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This past Friday we went and saw Detective Pikachu in the theaters with a good friend of ours. Growing up with the Pokemon games and anime, and being hyped for the new Switch titles later this year, we were optimistic for this movie despite movies based on video games getting bad reputations. Honestly, as fans of the franchise, we were not disappointed.

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I had been looking forward to this movie since it was announced a while ago. The CGI and Pokemon designs were awesome and the movie as a whole was well done.

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We did have some issues with the pacing of the movie — some of it just went too fast — but the overall movie was well done. Considering that the movie was able to cater to both fans and non-fans alike was wonderful. When our friend first saw the trailer, she immediately said, “We’re going to see that,” and she enjoyed it as much as we did. True, she wasn’t able to pick out all the Pokemon in the movie, but there were enough details that she followed the plot just fine.

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The pacing was a bit too fast. The plot still made sense – especially if you’ve played the Detective Pikachu 3DS game – but I wanted more of the characters. There were a few characters that I felt we didn’t get to know as well as we could or should have.

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Still, I enjoyed the characters we did see. The CGI for the Pokemon was fantastic, too, and I absolutely cooed over seeing Bulbasaur and Treecko — two of my favorite starter lines — “live.” Now that we’ve seen this movie, though, we’re totally ready for more movies featuring journeys and longer battles!

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I agree and I would have loved to see more Pokemon battles. I know that’s not the point of Ryme City, but the battles were fabulous. Knowing what they’re capable of, they have no excuse not to come out with more live action Pokemon movies. Bring Ash and his various Pokemon journeys to life! (Especially from the Kalos anime.)

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Pokemon: Kalos Seasons [Anime Review]

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Okay, so we’ve been talking a lot about Pokemon lately, but can you blame us? Pokemon Sword and Pokemon Shield were announced, and we’re absolutely stoked! Lately, Rachel’s been watching Pokemon the anime series on Netflix, and one of the few (out of 21) seasons that is available is the XYZ season, the end of the characters’ adventures in the Kalos region. I started watching it around the end of the season with the Pokemon League, and found myself really enjoying it.

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I stopped watching the anime a while ago. It was something that was hard for me to keep up with but I always wanted to catch up with it. Netflix has the two XY seasons and the one XYZ seasons. So, I binged all three seasons (roughly 45 episodes each) in a little over a week… yeah. But let me tell you, the Kalos region in the anime is an amazing thing. They did a fabulous job with this particular series.

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Honestly, I remember much of the Indigo League, the Orange Islands, and some of Johto. I watched a few episodes of Hoenn and Sinnoh here and there, but when Brock left, I lost interest in the anime, haha. However, seeing how fluid the animation of the battles in the Kalos League and the involved plot for the last dozen or so episodes were, I was impressed. I’ll have to catch up with the rest of the Kalos region when I find the time.

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Brock, Misty, and Ash were definitely an awesome combination. However, I fell in love with all the characters in XY and XYZ. Professor Sycamore is probably my favorite Pokemon Professor now. He was hardy, good looking, and definitely knew what’s up. Ash no longer felt like a ten-year-old stupidhead. He was actually fairly mature. Clemont and Bonnie had the most adorable brother-sister relationship and both pulled their own weight in the series. It took me a few episodes to get used to Serena, but she was an awesome female lead as well. I honestly have to say, aside from Brock and Misty, I think this is my favorite group.

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I think I was a little salty that Misty left the core group for the Hoenn and Sinnoh seasons of the anime. I didn’t really have much against the other female leads, it was just a younger me being annoyed that a character I liked had left. Of course, being a little older, I can appreciate that the characters nowadays each have their own dreams and goals rather than just following Ash around. It’s an important realization of growing up and it’s a bittersweet touch to the end of the seasons. I did enjoy the Kalos group, seeing that the episodes gave them equal time while still pitting Ash as the main character. Having Ash be more of a teen rather than a kid — letting him age up a little with the majority of the folks who first started watching the anime — was a good move as well.

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The series as a whole went at a good pace as well. There was Ash’s adventure but there was also something else lurking around. Once the Kalos League was over, that’s when everything went to hell and the plot really happened. From then on, there were about ten or so episodes of non-stop intense action. We were trying to play our Pokemon games for our Three-Type Challenge while watching the show and we ending up putting the games away and just got sucked into the ending.

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Honestly, the last few episodes of the Kalos seasons made me wish even more that we got a Pokemon Z game. The anime really expanded on the plot that was shown in the X and Y games — actually, Rachel, did the XY series of the show do the games’ plot line? — and I would have loved being part of a save the world story like Ash was in the anime. The last few episodes were bittersweet as well, showing the characters figuring out what they wanted to do with their lives and telling each other, “See you later!” rather than “Goodbye.”

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The plot was more so in XYZ rather than XY. But it was all awesome all the same. The series as a whole had great characters, an awesome adventure, epic Pokemon battles, and Team Rocket… love Team Rocket. If you don’t watch Pokemon that much but wouldn’t mind giving it a try, Kalos is great a series to do so.

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Pokemon: Hoopa and the Clash of Ages [Movie Review]

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There are almost two dozen Pokemon movies — including the upcoming live-action Detective Pikachu film — and, despite how much we enjoy the Pokemon franchise, Rachel and I have really only seen a handful of them. When we had a little downtime lately, we decided to stick one that we haven’t seen before on, and this time we chose Pokemon: Hoopa and the Clash of Ages.

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It’s on Netflix so it was easy enough for us to watch, despite the few DVDs we have of other Pokemon movies we haven’t seen. I remember when this movie came out and it looked interesting to me, though we never got around to watching. I never knew much about Hoopa before watching this film and Hoopa is a pretty cool Pokemon! The movie itself was pretty good as well.

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I was disappointed by the lack of theme song in the beginning of the movie, since I always enjoyed those, but it was a minor detail. This movie dove right into the action, showing off Hoopa’s Unbound Form a century ago and all its power destroying a town in a bid to show off its strength. Considering Hoopa’s Unbound Form is a genie-like creature, it was captured in a bottle by a guy who had some power of Arceus, the legendary Pokemon that is said to have created the world.

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I honestly didn’t realize there was no theme song until Kris pointed it out. The action began from the first second and I was drawn in anyway. Hoopa is certainly an interesting Pokemon as I didn’t realize he’s a genie-like Pokemon. It was a really cool concept. The movie as a whole was great. It was action-packed and none of the characters were annoying. The brother and sister characters were awesome where I usually find the side characters to get on my nerves.

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It took place in the Kalos region, so Ash had Serena, Clemont, and Bonnie as companions. In all honesty, the companions didn’t do much, aside from Bonnie recruiting a random Hippopotas to help them near the climax of the movie. The movie would have done well with just Ash and the side characters — Meray and Baraz — helping Hoopa against its Unbound form. Speaking of Hoopa, the small form of it was adorable in the movie! The Unbound form was actually kind of creepy.

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Yeah, some of the “main characters” weren’t needed. Honestly, Pikachu didn’t even do much in this movie, which was off. The Unbound form was super creepy! He can teleport through his rings and just poke his head through and his eyes were red and evil and it was nightmare fuel for sure. Small Hoopa was so cute though and could, of course, speak English. What I loved most about this movie was that it was one giant Pokemon battle. They summoned a bunch of legendary Pokemon to help and it just felt epic.

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Lugia, Rayquaza, Latios and Latias, Palkia, Dialga, just to name a few legendary Pokemon that were involved in this battle. They battled all around the city, causing such destruction that Rachel and I weren’t strangers to saying, “Well, the people in that building are now dead.” Honestly, if more battles in the anime were that epic, I probably would continue watching the series.

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I still want to watch the anime anyway… I’ve gotten way too far behind in it. But anyway, the movie overall was great. I teared up once, but it never made it cry. It was actually just good feeling and a wholesome movie. It felt different from the rest of the Pokemon movies and I really liked it.

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WTF Friday: Video Game Movies

Double Jump Kris MiiHappy Friday everyone!

One of the types of reviews Rachel and I like to do are movies or television shows, most that have to do with video game-related themes. Lately, I’ve been hearing about a few more that are or will be in production…

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There have been a handful of movies throughout the years that are based on video games. Super Mario Bros., Street Fighter, Prince of Persia, Assassin’s Creed… There’s quite a bit of them, some in live-action, others in animation, direct to television, and, of course, anime.

Video games make quite a profit in today’s culture, so it’s no wonder that studios continue to create movies based off of them. If there are enough players for the games, then it’s logical that there will be an audience for a movie.

Recently, however, I heard of a Minecraft movie that is rumored to be in the works. With the rights secured in 2014 by Warner Bros., the movie has recently hired its third director to take the reins. Originally, the movie was rumored to come out this May, but with a director just getting on board, who knows when this movie will be released. And, while I’m sure people still play Minecraft, is the audience still there for this movie? There are spin-offs, Choose-Your-Own-Adventure games and Netflix episodes, but will there be a full-length movie audience?

Also, Just Dance is somehow going to be made into a movie. I have no idea how this is going to be a thing. All I can picture is flash mobs and, possibly, something like “Save the Last Dance.” As if Just Dance isn’t enough, it will be against the Dance Dance Revolution movie.

Detective Pikachu and Sonic the Hedgehog (which also made me go “Wtf?” when I saw that strange posters) are coming out this year. There’s also an untitled Monster Hunter movie that may be in the works. Of course, there’s also movies out there with plenty video game elements, such as Disney’s Wreck-It Ralph and Ready Player One, based on the novel of the same name by Ernest Cline.

I’m curious to see how well the upcoming movies will do in theaters. Just Dance? Minecraft? Perhaps if we were getting a Legend of Zelda movie, something with settings that resembled The Lord of the Rings, I’d be pre-ordering tickets.

…Then again, I’d be worried the franchise would be ruined.

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