Okay so I just saw Pokemon the Movie-I Choose You
And god DAMN was it good
Sure I expected a good majority of it.
Sure it was a bit off putting to hear the current VA instead of Veronica Taylor and have Pikachu not be chubby by any means.
Sure Ash once again is a Chosen One and generally befriends the legendaries in the movie (though this time it was more ambiguous and also left room which was nice)
But you know what? It was really good. I enjoyed myself the whole time. Even though I was crying basically the whole time. I expected to feel all of the feels retold with Pikachu and Charmander and Butterfree but HECK I didn’t expect to be moved to tears every time. And all of the unexpected loads of feels good golly GOSH!!!
(Rest in peace Luxray, you good precious soul dear dearest baby……*sobbing *)
And god F U C K!!!!!!!!!!! BY ALL THAT IS GOOD!!!???? HECKING PIKACHU ATTACKING MY HEART???!!!!!!!!!!!??!!!!!?!!? DIRECTLY????!!!
…ahem. Anyway, there was also a lot of Sinnoh love which set off my “Sinnoh remake” radar lol Sidebar, was it just me or did Verity’s mom look like Cynthia? Bc if so hot damn??!! That opens up a huge theorizing can of worms (also the fact her name is VERITY!! THE LAKE BY TWINLEAF TOWN WHERE SHE LIVES LIKE??! WOW if Cynthia is her mom she really got symbolic there)
I actually really liked Sorrel and his Lucario. I feel like I’d watch a short series about his journey before and after his meeting Ash in this movie. And with that plant name of his he’s definitely going to be a Pokemon professor– (squints– Game Freak if you’re setting him up for a new region/revamped Sinnoh professor aide…. I’m watching you…). I like that he was from Veilstone City, that he and Verity weren’t from the same town. Idk it felt more real to me.
ALTHOUGH, ASH FRICKING KETCHUM WHO THE HELL TOLD YOU IT WAS OKAY TO GET CELADON CITY’S GYM BADGE THIRD YOU MESSED UP THE SYSTEM B O I WHO DID YOU EVEN GET BEFORE ERIKA AND YOU EXPECT ME TO BELIEVE YOU SPENT THE REST OF THE MOVIE WITH JUST THOSE 3 BADGES???! NAH MAN
–sorry, out of everything, it’s the little things like that which bother me haha. Very minor though.
Also apparently the Pokedex isn’t a thing any more for these kids lol they just know everything. Though in all fairness, the anime now has RotomDex and that’s hard to beat, even by Dexter’s sass.
What else can I say? The animation was lovely, the music both nostalgic and heralding to a new age, absolutely fantastic. It was a really great experience, especially to see it on the big screen!
Plus they played the first three Pokemon Generations shorts after the credits which was super cool. Never did I think I’d see them on a cinema screen and they were EPIC. I kinda wished they would have played them all tbh hahaha but I’m glad I saw those at least. And to finish it off, a Pokemon movie AMV for the original theme song using clips from every Pokemon movie ever. Very good. 10/10.
Aaaand I got a special Pikachu trading card, movie poster, and a QR code for Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon (And hopefully it works!)
So yeah, those are my thoughts on the movie! And my general experience. Gosh i really needed that in my life. What a time to be alive.