Tuesday, November 13

POKÉMON: Detective Pikachu 2019 Movie Trailer Impressions—First Live Action Hollywood Film Adaptation of Pokemon Featuring Ryan Reynolds as Detective Pikachu

POKÉMON: Detective Pikachu is a 2019 family film and first ever live action Hollywood adaptation of Pokemon which first originated in Japan as a video game which first started from the Gameboy; which came from the joint venture production of Legendary Pictures, Universal Pictures, Warner Bros. Pictures, and Toho under the direction of Rob Letterman and screenplay by Nicole Perlman and Letterman which stars Ryan Reynolds as the voice of Detective Pikachu, with Justice Smith, Kathryn Newton and Ken Watanabe slated for a May 10, 2019 US theatrical release. The 2019 live action Hollywood Pokemon movie is also known as Detective Pikachu is adapted from the Nintendo 3DS game of the same name which was first released in Japan in 2016 and was later localized at around March 2018. Let's check out what the first live action of the Pokemon game and anime franchise has in store for movie-going fans with POKÉMON: Detective Pikachu this 2019 here:

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POKÉMON: Detective Pikachu
Plot / Synopsis

The world of Pokémon comes to life!

POKÉMON Detective Pikachu 2019 Movie Tim and Detective Pikachu first meet

The first-ever live-action Pokémon movie, “POKÉMON Detective Pikachu” stars Ryan Reynolds as the titular character in the first-ever live-action movie based on the iconic face of the global Pokémon brand—one of the world’s most popular, multi-generation entertainment properties and most successful media franchises of all time.

Fans everywhere can now experience Pikachu on the big screen as never before, as a talking detective Pikachu, a Pokémon like no other. The film also showcases a wide array of beloved Pokémon characters, each with its own unique abilities and personality.

POKÉMON Detective Pikachu 2019 Movie featuring Live action Jigglypuff

The story begins when ace private eye Harry Goodman goes mysteriously missing, prompting his 21-year-old son Tim to find out what happened. Aiding in the investigation is Harry’s former Pokémon partner, Detective Pikachu: a hilariously wise-cracking, adorable super-sleuth who is a puzzlement even to himself. Finding that they are uniquely equipped to communicate with one another, Tim and Pikachu join forces on a thrilling adventure to unravel the tangled mystery. Chasing clues together through the neon-lit streets of Ryme City—a sprawling, modern metropolis where humans and Pokémon live side by side in a hyper-realistic live-action world—they encounter a diverse cast of Pokémon characters and uncover a shocking plot that could destroy this peaceful co-existence and threaten the whole Pokémon universe.

POKÉMON Detective Pikachu 2019 Movie the mystery as to why Tim can understand Detective Pikachu and the search for his missing father

“POKÉMON Detective Pikachu” also stars Justice Smith (“Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom”) as Tim; Kathryn Newton (“Lady Bird,” TV’s “Big Little Lies”) as Lucy, a junior reporter following her first big story; and Oscar nominee Ken Watanabe (“Godzilla,” “The Last Samurai”) as Lt. Yoshida.

Directed by Rob Letterman (“Goosebumps,” “Monsters Vs. Aliens”), the “POKÉMON Detective Pikachu” creative filmmaking team includes two-time Oscar nominated director of photography John Mathieson (“The Phantom of the Opera,” “Gladiator”), production designer Nigel Phelps (“Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Lies”) and Oscar-winning editor Mark Sanger (“Gravity”). Visual effects are by Moving Picture Company (“Wonder Woman”) and Framestore (“Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2”).

POKÉMON Detective Pikachu 2019 Movie featuring live action Charizard about to bite a falling Detective Pikachu

Launched in 1996 to overwhelming response, the Pokémon brand is a global sensation that now encompasses a robust video gaming fandom with over 300 million units sold worldwide; the Pokémon Trading Card Game available in 11 languages with more than 23.6 billion cards shipped; an animated television series in its 21st season that is available in more than 160 countries; and over 20 animated films; as well as books, manga comics, music, toys, merchandise, and apps, including the wildly popular Pokémon GO, that has been downloaded over 850 million times and is enjoyed across the globe by fans of all ages.

“POKÉMON Detective Pikachu” is set for release on Friday, May 10, 2019.

The film will be distributed outside of Japan and China by Warner Bros. Pictures, in Japan by Toho Company, Ltd. and by Legendary East in China.


Source: Official Press Release


Watch POKÉMON Detective Pikachu movie trailer here:




POKÉMON: Detective Pikachu Official Movie Trailer Impressions
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POKÉMON Detective Pikachu 2019 Movie featuring the voice of Ryan Reynolds as the titular Detective Pikachu

So what is there to say about the POKÉMON: Detective Pikachu official movie trailer? Well, it looks great as most of us have in mind here. This is really the first time that we see a live action adaptation of Pokemon so there isn't nothing really to compare to. We have reach a point in movie history and reality that CGI seems to blend so well with reality and from what we saw from the first Detective Pikachu 2019 film trailer, I am impressed and I am someone who grew up playing the Pokemon series. I was started with Pokemon Yellow version for the original Nintendo Gameboy.

POKÉMON Detective Pikachu 2019 Movie a wild Detective Pikachu voiced by Ryan Reynolds appeared



The official press release from the official movie trailer summarize what we saw in it. Shows a little highlights here and there but not enough to ruin the entire film. Given that this is a detective slash mystery film, they ought to keep those elements closely hidden and hopefully doesn't follow the Detective Pikachu Nintnedo 3DS storyline down to a tee. Well, I played (but haven't finished) Detective Pikachu for the 3DS but I can say that it deviated a bit given that the game's protagonist on the game was a young teen while on this one is someone on his later teen or early adulthood. How they also met is much different, so with that hopefully we can be assured that we won't be seeing a carbon copy of the game. Of course, let's address the elephant in the room... Detective Pikachu is adorable! And is voiced by none other than Deadpool slash Green Lantern (don't crucify me for the reference) himself, Ryan Reynolds. Did you know that there was once an an initial strong clamor to let Danny Devito voice Detective Pikachu in both the 3DS game of the same title and later in the movie, but what we get is something similarly cool. Deadpool as the voice of Pikachu. Plus all the CGI goodness and adventure galore, this is shaping up to be a good Hollywood adaptation of a source material originating from Japan which we haven't seen like forever.

POKÉMON Detective Pikachu 2019 Movie Hilarious Mr. Mime interrogation scene from 2019 Pokemon live action Hollywood film

How about you guys? What do you think about Detective Pikachu's live action Hollywood adaptation? What do you think about Ryan Reynolds voicing Detective Pikachu? What is your favorite animated Pokemon movie(s)? Share your thoughts and opinion about the POKÉMON: Detective Pikachu official trailer in the comments section below:

POKÉMON Detective Pikachu 2019 Movie Rob Letterman written by Nicole Perlman and Letterman starring Ryan Reynolds, Justice Smith, Kathryn Newton and Ken Watanabe showing May 10, 2019

Friday, October 19

Glass 2019 Movie Trailer Impressions: M. Night Shyamalan's Unbreakable Trinity Series Concludes

Glass is a 2019 superhero horror-thriller film written, co-produced, and directed by M. Night Shyamalan which stars James McAvoy, Bruce Willis, Samuel L. Jackson, Anya Taylor-Joy, Sarah Paulson, Spencer Treat Clark, and Charlayne Woodard; and is slated for a January 2019 US theatrical release. Glass is the direct sequel to the hit 2016 film which also came to a surprise to everyone who saw it, that it was an actual sequel to 2000's Unbreakable. Let's check out what the third film in the Unbreakable series of films has in store for horror movie-going fans with Glass this 2019 here:

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Glass
Premise

"Following the conclusion of Split, David Dunn (Bruce Willis) pursues Kevin Wendell Crumb's (James McAvoy) superhuman persona of The Beast in a series of escalating encounters while the shadowy presence of Elijah Price (Samuel L. Jackson), going by "Mr. Glass", emerges as an orchestrator who holds secrets critical to both men.

—Universal Pictures

Watch Glass movie trailers here:






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Glass 2019 movie featuring James McAvoy as Kevin Wendell Crumb aka The Horde (the Beast)

So what is there to say about the Glass official movie trailer? For starters, I was really caught off guard when I watched Split as it set me up for this film and now that the trailer for this film has been released, I have no other reaction but excitement. But then again, I am a sucker for these pop corny super-powered flicks but even before Marvel knew how to handle its thing, Unbreakable was the first to impress me in terms of a superhero flick with a good narrative and a villain.

Glass 2019 movie featuring Samuel L. Jackson as Elijah Price aka Mr. Glass

Now on to what we see in the trailer. What better way to put all these ridiculous super characters in one location but to "institutionalized" them for their bizarre mental conditions. Little did the mental expert know that she is biting more than she could chew. It is going to be interesting how they got into the institution in the first place, the forming of alliance and the ultimate conclusion of this epic bout of superiors.

Glass 2019 movie featuring Bruce Willis as David Dunn aka The Overseer



M. Night Shyamalan who? Well, the guy has been on the bad end of the stick after blunder after blunder of bad films. Maybe this was for the better and hopefully this humbled him to become a much better director or script writer and less the "mindblowing" twist (coughs NOT coughs), OR just play safe and just capitalized on what he has established with Unbreakable and the Sixth Sense. In the age where people flock the theaters for big budget high octane super heroics, a much more serious, grounded but still as fantastical tale of superheroes and villains is probably what need as a palate cleanser.

Glass 2019 film written and directed  by M.Night Shyamalan James McAvoy, Bruce Willis, Samuel L. Jackson, Anya Taylor-Joy showing January 2019

How about you guys? What do you think that this will be third (and maybe final) chapter in the Unbreakable film series? What is your favorite among the previous two movies? Who was your favorite character? Share your thoughts and opinion about the Glass official trailer in the comments section below:

Tuesday, October 9

That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime 2018 Anime Impressions: Isekai Adventure of an Overpowered Slime

That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime or Tensei Shitara Slime Datta Ken is a 2018 an anime based from the Japanese light novel series written by Fuse and illustrated by Mitz Vah; serialized online between 2013 and 2016 on the user-generated novel publishing website Shōsetsuka ni Narō. The series first aired on October 2, 2018 on Tokyo MX and is available for the global audience legally through Crunchyroll and Funimation. The series is a new addition to the ever popular and growing isekai genre which literally translates to "different world". This time we have a normal human being who got transferred or reincarnated after meeting his demise on the human world. From the title itself, he got reincarnated into one powerful slime. Let's check out what That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime (Tensei Shitara Slime Datta Ken) is all about here.

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Tensei Shitara Slime Datta Ken Plot

That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime 2018 Anime Minami Satoru dies and reincarnated into a slime

37-year old average salary man Minami Satoru met an untimely death by stabbing when he attempted to rescue his subordinate from a random attack from a ruffian. As he slowly whittle away, his last words are seemingly transformed into statistics for a new character sheet in a video game, mainly an RPG. When he awakens, he found himself not being able to see, hear, speak, and move like a human. He has been reincarnated into a slime. All is not lost as he has two pretty "useful" (more like overpowered) skills he can use, the ability [Predator] that can analyze, seize, and evolve an opponent’s abilities usually after observing (more on consuming) it, and the [Great Sage] ability where he talks to a disembodied voice that seemingly has every explanation about the world he has now been reincarnated into.

That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime 2018 Anime Minami Satoru dies and acquire the Great Sage unique skill as a slime

That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime 2018 Anime Minami Satoru dies and acquire the Predator unique skill as a slime

He then meets a catastrophe-level monster called “Storm Dragon Veldora ” sealed within the same cave where he is in and befriends him. He then forms a pact or a promise to help him break out of the seal, even if it means "temporarily" storing the legendary dragon deep within his body while the [Great Sage] makes its attempts. Before doing so, Veldora formed a pact by naming each other as a sign of friendship and mutual respect. Veldora received the name "Veldora Tempest", while the storm dragon gave our main protagonist the name name “Rimuru Tempest”.

That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime 2018 Anime Rimuru Tensei Slime

A new world opens to Rimuru as he sets foot (more like bounced with his gelatinous with his slime body) outside the cave.

Watch That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime trailers here:






That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime 2018 Anime Impressions
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That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime 2018 Anime Overpowered Rimuru Tempest emitting aura

As of the making of this post, (October 9, 2018) I have already seen the first two episodes of the That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime 2018 anime which made me follow it up with the manga and I ended it with Volume 44. IF I became more impatient, I might as well pick up the light novel. Yes, it is that good for me. It is comparable to Overlord in a sense that the main protagonist is an overpowered monster, but they have a few key differences and that is what makes both these titles special in their own different way.

That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime 2018 Anime Rimoru Tempest and the Goblin Village

Rimuru is also a very charismatic leader and to just avoid spoilers. Great things will come to charismatic leaders and I will leave it at that. While in Overlord, Ainz Ooal Gown is a scheming roleplayer and is surrounded by diabolical evils, Rimuru on the other hand is more on the benevolent side. In this manner, he is falls on the standard good guy trophe which might be common, but after a while, it is a breathe of fresh air from the awesome "Overlord" and the usual shallow overpower isekai series like those series which should not be named. There is also this new 2018 anime which depicts Goblins as savage beasts which is the complete contrast of the goblins in this series. We'll get to that anime later on along the line. What I can say as a fan of Overlord, this could very well fill in the gap left by Season 3 and while we wait for season 4 (if ever one will be announced). Ig you are not a fan or even familiar with Overlord (why?), then this is a highly recommended anime to check out.

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How about you guys? What are your thoughts on the trailers and the premise of this new 2018 isekai anime series adopted from a light novel? If you have seen the anime, what are your thoughts on them? Share your thoughts and opinion about That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime (2018) anime series in the comments section below:

Tuesday, June 14

From Greek to Norse Mythology: New God of War for the Eight Generation Gameplay Trailer Released on E3 2016

The new God of War for the eight generation console specifically for the Playstation 4 has been officially announced along with an accompanying gameplay trailer at the Sony Press Conference on the Electronic Entertainment Expo 2016 (E3 2016). So what does the new God of War has in store for its action gaming fans after the fall of the Olympian gods?

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Watch God of War E3 gameplay trailer here:



God of War E3 2016 gameplay trailer reveal bearded Kratos in Valhalla

God of War Official E3 2016 Video Game Trailer Impressions
God of War Electronic Entertainment Expo 2016 Gameplay Trailer Review

God of War E3 2016 gameplay trailer blooded bearded Kratos with son apologizing don't be sorry be better

So what can be said for the God of War E3 2016 gameplay trailer? The God of War E3 2016 looks stunning and different at the same time. Different in a subjective way. The question what's next for the always-angry Olympian God-slaying Spartan after the 2010's epic conclusion of God of War III is answered here — the Norse (mythology) pantheon. The strange thing to notice is that it is simply entitled God of War and not God of War IV, why is that?

God of War E3 2016 gameplay trailer reveal old man Kratos with son training in Valhalla God of  War in Norse Mythology

Now on with the speculation! We can speculate a number of reasons as to why the current name of the new God of War game for the eight generation console is simply "God of War:" (1) It is simply a working title and a sub-title may very well included on the games future release. It is a direct sequel to the first three main game and they simply ditched the numbering as this is a new start and a new storyline (separate for the Greek god slaying series) as this now takes place in Valhalla of the Norse Mythology; or (3) it is a retcon or reboot of sort of the God of War franchise but instead of the Greek Gods, it now used the Norse mythos. Anyways, more details will surface eventually to finally put to rest all of the speculation. Who knows besides the stunning visuals, the curiosity might also work to help market this next generation God of War game.

God of War Electronic Entertainment Expo 2016 gameplay trailer reveal title card

How about you guys? What are your thoughts on the God of War gameplay trailer featured on E3 2016? What do you think of the bearded and more controlled (?) Kratos? What about his son? Share your thoughts and opinion on the comments section below:

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Monday, June 13

E3 2016 Screenshots and First Look on 'BATMAN - The Telltale Series' Video Game

The first look for BATMAN - The Telltale Series was brought to the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) 2016 in Los Angeles. Telltale Games has established itself as a leading name in the video game industry when it comes to quality point-and-click adventure games, a genre the company breathe a new life to. When the news broke that Telltale was doing a Batman game, the hype

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Scheduled for a late summer of 2016 release, the Telltale Games' Batman title has excited fans of both Batman and point-and-click adventure games and these few screenshots provided by the Telltale crew in Los angeles already adds more hype to the new Batman game which will be released for both consoles and PC this late summer.

BATMAN - The Telltale Series Teaser Trailer


BATMAN - The Telltale Series First Look and Screenshots
Screenshots originally from Telltale Games blog

Batman - The Telltale Series Screenshot Bruce Wayne in Wayne Manor

Batman - The Telltale Series Screenshot Bruce Wayne in the Batcave

Batman - The Telltale Series Screenshot Batman and the Batmobile in the Batcave

Batman - The Telltale Series Screenshot Batman and Catwoman

According to the Telltale's blog, Batman - The telltale Series will feature an award-winning voice cast of Troy Baker as Bruce Wayne (Batman), Enn Reitel as Alfred Pennyworth, Laura Bailey as Selina Kyle (Catwoman), Travis Willingham as Harvey Dent, Murphy Guyer as Lieutenant James Gordon, Erin Yvette as Vicki Vale, and Richard McGonagle as Carmine Falcone.

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What do you guys think of these early E3 2016 screenshot for the Batman - The Telltale Series video game? Share your thoughts in the comments section below: