The fans on the Pokemon franchise have been patiently waiting for a live-action adaptation of their favorite game for two decades, and it looks like the Hollywood is finally ready to embrace the Japanese weirdness. Yes, you heard it right, Pokemon, the #1 most profitable franchise in the world, is about to enter a whole new weight category – cinema.
Let’s talk a bit about what first ever live-action Pokémon movie is about and what you should expect to see there. The trailer showed us a young trainer Tim, whose father went missing, and his new friend – a talking Pikachu (who sounds a lot like Deadpool, for some reason) – trying to get to the bottom of mysterious Pokemon disappearances all over Ryme City.
Judging from the footage and some behind-the-scenes pictures, the people responsible for this movie know exactly what they’re doing, and what the fans want, because, most likely, they are Pokemon nerds themselves. This is why (after the initial shock) I wholeheartedly believe this will be a smash hit, and the inevitable sequels and spin-offs will follow like the Pokemon follow you in the new Let’s Go! Games.