detective pikachu

 

Well, if anyone was brave enough yesterday, they saw the horrifying thing that was the Sonic the Hedgehog trailer. While Jim Carey is just as funny as always, the leads of the film (James Marsden and Sonic’s Mirror Universe, deranged evil twin) leave an unsavory taste in everyone’s mouths. And do I really need to talk about the Gangster’s Paradise thing?

Of course, really, people are more troubled by the blue, human-teethed abomination than the actual human. Of all the CGI characters that fans have bawked at, Sonic definitely takes the cake.

In recent years CGI has become more and more popular in films, and while some are widely successful (The Jungle Book) others have far more mixed reactions (Alvin & The Chipmunks and sequels). Why are some CGI flicks revered when other ones become the terrible memes for months? (Looking at you, sad clown Dumbo.)

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Considering the huge amount of publicity Pokémon has received this year thanks to a certain popular augmented reality game, it’s not really surprising that we’ll be seeing a new Pokémon feature film coming out soon. Legendary Pictures announced in July that they had plans to create the live-action movie Detective Pikachu, with writers Alex Hirsch (Gravity Falls) and Nichole Perlman (Guardians of the Galaxy) coming on board to work on its script. It looks like the movie now has a director too, as Rob Letterman (Goosebumps) has also just joined the Detective Pikachu team. (more…)

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