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DETECTIVE PIKACHU - Double Toasted Audio Review

Double Toasted

52:47 min | 1 year ago

DETECTIVE PIKACHU - Double Toasted Audio Review

"Moment is here the moment. Everybody's been looking forward to and they said, well, this this day couldn't get here soon enough because everybody says somebody got you know, we've been looking forward to one particular road out there. But before that happened we had this one. Onis bigots. You got. This we ask sonic right there. We had you know, we talked about that go look far review of that trailer rate there and that harsh oh, call sonic final Potosi. Are you? Sure. Diversion on you to bring that up because a lot of people simple, then they yellowing can get his soon. He could choose thought at and he's like, hey, Pichu Pichu own the case. I'm here y'all don't worry about it in. You know, and everybody everybody is in the peak at you. Now people who didn't even care about Pokemon before people like I know girls that they used to just just beat up on these nerds playing that Noushin Pokemon model got poking. Oh, boo-hoo lame. That's how I. You mean, but you got the Senate? That's what I'm saying. He got the sexy voice, a run rentals peaks Pichu wimp from cute hot in a minute. I swear to God. I'm not even kidding with you man, Pika CHU is. So sexy just with the voice of Ron rentals that they now they got. They got the women out there. Pika chew pennies just to get them with. That is real. That is not Joe you could be looking at pitches ready to. Those are designed for nerds who wanna have sex with Pika chew. But no they can't well now they can. Yeah. Exactly. And ready. No, no, no, no, don't don't don't take them off peak it she'll look down. He like inter. With the mouth right there. Okay. Do some. Why don't you get undressed? Well, erection no more. Now, come on. We do man. Hey, you know, what these are is fine. Is that I'm cool. You don't see the face, but some nurse at that's a three. Chick in Pika chew to book. I I've caught the mall. Herpes? They can fight. Oh. He Hopton blow pups. You'll shit y'all. Man, look. But and I'm one of those people to man, I say, you know, I don't know I'm done on the mental Pokemon. I'm not interested. Front and right now, you know, you way into him on. Oh, no. I'm not, you know, I tell you. I was talking about how I wasn't into you like come on man excuse, you know, you you watching this should Marin. I wish I could tell you was may understand. What the hell's going on? Momma tell you something the thing is when I say if I had them in the Pokemon. I've seen every pokey mom movie. There is out. That's right. I've seen every poking mom movie. That's out there. Early in the morning. Hanging out with the damn animals. It's been over decade. I've been watching these movies in still don't know what the hell is half. I can't tell you don't play the games. I have nothing against the games at all nothing against them at all. But I don't but I don't play them. Any one that even looked interesting to me because I'm gonna tell you some it was it was cute at first when we start out with the would Pika chew and ash animated short about about peak to and as Pokemon. I'm not I'm not, and it was all that. All that bicker. Bicker bicker big, and you know, after about five years like you need you need to learn. On. Getting tired of this shit. Have you been told ask tisches teaches Muslim title you and his peak peak all day. Sally Lucy's pizza. Maybe that's the whole time that the creatures asking if pizza he's hungry. Oh, yes. Nice. Be up shit. Just a slight. That's why I thought it was cool when they actually had a game because a lot of people think this detective Pika choose new and his night to pick and choose actually based on a legit Pokemon game. Are you saying you're addictive? Just a detective, I'm a great detective fica cheap bolts of. Even though Pichu sound like a forty year old man who smokes about two packs from the Bronx. Like a chain smoke. Okay. I kept hearing from all the people we have around here. How there was a detective Pika chew game. But I could reconcile that with the the Saturday morning cartoon. And now, I see it together. I really can't put it together. I'll tell you. Yeah. Yes. Enough shoot. He. No. He just think that he went from pick a pick pick. Fuck at hey, I'll take the Ruben with extra. Pick a fucking kid. We don't do this shit or what? Jewish. Pokemon. Are we fighting why? So that's what about it was kinda cool that we get into this this action peak Pika chew, you know. Because for one thing as I said. You know, run riddles one of my rations when my man crushes to to you know, I said I wanna be like around riddles, and I want to do round room by the chance. So you know, they got him in their project must be good. They got telling like that got deadpool up in here. Use may use Megan Neta he's making that that he was doing well with deadpool say fucking everything is in a kids movie. Something must have got him in here to make such a drastic turn also. With this. It's in live action. So the effects a pretty cool the latest and cutting edge effects and mostly mostly end. And also now, you know now now that we're talking about fighting these animals and everything and going to poke a ton and playing with balls and kind of stuff, and you know, I want you take me poke it down, and they cut it down to an actual mystery. A film warn away. This I can get with you break breaking down the basics for dumb ass like me put on a level that I can understand. That's why I say I've been excited for this poor while so like I said, I'm not gonna pay Hayden at all. I think this is something stated before we might be able to make something for the fans also making something for the Casuals like myself. Let's go ahead and take a look at the trailer which about a seen before. But we're going to refresh you with that first trailer. We're going back getting the statute with that first trailer that came out. For detective Pika Chubu watch that and then we'll be back with our review. Well to rhyme city, a celebration of the harmony between humans and Pok Mon. In this. Anything down. I women. You wanted to book him on? Anyway. He added really workout. Wherever you are. To use this. Keys here we go. You can't understand me. But put down the stapler or I will electrocute you. Did you just talk? Did you understand me? You can understand me been. So the trek talked me all the time all the heroes Pika Pika. You can hear him. He compete guys at Doraville your door -able. They can't understand me kits. I don't need a Pokemon period. What about a world class detector? Because you wanna find your pops on your best bet we're going to do this. Me. Broths together. And that magic is called pope. Listen, we used to make you talk or mine. Yeah. Tell us what we want to know. Yes. I can shoving pushing my problem is that I push people away. And then hate them for leaving. You can shove it shove. No we're switching roles. I'm bad cop. You're good cop. In my head. I thought I'd differently. Now when the movie opens up. Opens up strong opens up because it sets up mystery. I say at the beginning, there's a good bit of humor people people are read having a good time that laughing, but I said up there, and I said, all right? Look, it's been five minutes seem to goddamn poking. My now, I was promised a world poke Maya right here in. And I'm not getting that at this. I'm not getting my Pok Mon value. You know, how to your attention span five minutes, and you got to have all the Pokemon, right? Then right, then and there I won't my world of Pokemon. That's excited. I was to see all these Pokemon. And I got tell you as soon as I said that the movie so you won't put any just pick my ass up. Pitch ball. Neck deep in fucking creatures. I couldn't even pronounce with this with this movie here, man. I got you. Because what you heard it in in the trailer because it starts out in another city, and it's a small town. I'm expecting Pokemon background everything. But when they get to this place rhyme city. It is just packed is lousy with Pokemon. It is littered with Pok Mon is just it's Pok Mon just own the screen, just everywhere. Just flying Crawley rolling directing traffic. Craig, it's it's new Japan. It's like it's taken out a blade runner except half the people there, a Pok Mon creatures. Yeah. It's integrated into daily life. Yeah. And you know, what I gotta tell you. I think that. That's a that. You can with the direct the direction that we have all the Pokemon that you see on the screen. I think that a lot of that can be attributed to the director, rob Letterman, who I think he perfected this whole thing making the screen so busy with the facts imaginary creatures because he's the one that also directed goosebumps. I and. And you know, what that movie there was when when when it got right down to it. It was just something going on with monsters and creatures on screen. You know, all the time. So I was like this guy this guy did it, man. And I got I gotta tell you, man. When you look at this. Yoke is watching. 'cause there when I say that this busy on the screen with creatures. It is man, and it's almost never stops. It's almost overwhelming in a way with all the all these all these Pokemon. It's gonna get to a point where look at your kids because they just don't overdose on. It's going to be the screen. Young point. That's. Billy. Sorry. Dago troch pokey mind in this about to say say throw in pokey balls at the screen. Phones. Bookie mongo. No, I one of the best things about this movie is the world building because they really make rhyme city feel like a real place with Pok Mon are integrated with the humans, and it's all working together. And it's it's something that a lot of movies. I see don't pull off where you get a sense right off the bat. You get a sense of what their day to day. Life is eight they get you to buy it from the jump. Yeah. I mean because. So many Pokemon on screen. Some just ain't got nowhere to go. Yes. My home is someone does homeless children on bus benches. Some just in the middle street. Just sleep, you know, in this town is just poke shit everywhere. Your skits like San Francisco. Got a pokey Brown. Shitting in the middle of the street because so many handed appendages there to suck it on a bamboo straw. With other little pen is crawling all over it. And it ain't about to move or nothing. Yeah. Yeah. Man. I don't understand how a panda is Pokemon in that just a panda. Same. We have fish poke him. I don't get don't ask that question because you get these people started don't. I miss them. I gotta ask about this. Listen, I know it's not it's not my my my thing. It's not my franchise. But I get that they're creatures. There's something other. But how is it some of them? Are they look like complete alien things? Some like animals we have just around and some are like humans with a with a job like the mime or the guy in armor, like what are these? They can have all these different attributes. Okay. Martin one species you remember when first of all the. Legitimate poke fans, they know this first of all. Brought up all those things about in game. Wes, it just don't make sense that don't make sense. You just like don't worry about it. Really don't worry about this. All kinds of different poke animal some resemble animals like that we have some of are actual other different creatures. That's all that's all you need to know. That's it. You ask them questions? Don't need to be telling him tell you right now. He's a basic questions. But okay. Go into it. Like this go into like somebody who has never seen in game follow comic books, and you like why is this could happen happening? What's your? Don't you look at them and say, you know, what don't worry about don't get me wrong. I thought about that. I knew you would say you bring up that that exactly what you know. Because even with an endgame that based on humans, the same humanoid type, and we all know what that is. Thank you. I have a point. Carlos. Stop stop stop stop. Because I know the whole time I sat in here. And I saw pokey fans just talking about all these different things. And I know what they what this in. Okay. I get it is a world that you don't know. I am not asking the question to be a troll. I'm not saying man, how come this? I'm. I'm. The hill is that you. Oh, oh. Watching don't worry about trying to answer the question. I'll tell you later. Okay. I know I'm just legitimately asking. Maybe somebody would say, oh, that's because of this. Okay. Good thing. It's a good thing to ask saying it's not out of nowhere. Within the law. It was like I was looking the movie going man, what I you work because he will like now, I don't understand how to do this. And that and it's like it makes sense to them. I know I know it makes sense to them. It's just sometimes you can ask that question and somebody can say, oh, actually this. And I would I would go. Okay. I wouldn't try to fight him on it to go like, well, this one had clearly breeds oxygen this when breeds carbon. So that doesn't make sense. I'm not saying it's a loaded question that can get answered in this review. Okay. You gotta go with. It may go go go get a beer with this poke man over here. This poke Puerto Rican kicking. He did he could he could tell you everything loaded question. All right. Well, here's a here's another question. I have that you might have the answer to because I'm asking questions, maybe, you know, now Pokemon is that short for pocket monsters that where that came from. Yes. Okay. See? Yeah. See see? That's a short answer right there. Okay. I was curious. Carlos situa. So it is. And I'm telling him to be quiet because I had to shut up in the movie, I told you I have to tell him to set up in the movie. They start. There's a part in the movie. Here's the thing y'all think until Carlos shut up to be me. I tend to set up for two reasons one. He does these things to fuck with me just like Felix does and the other is that he needs to actually shut up in the movie. In this movie here, they they started. There's there's a part of movie where Pika choose walking. There's no split the peak of walking, and he starts singing the Pokemon theme in Carlos Justice love mind. A wanna catch them? I wanna be. I want to leave. Like he was a fucking kid watching TV or Saturday morning just saying his living room, and I lean over him. And I had to like he was my kid like like like like my wife his parents I had to mentally challenged kid. His brain. Never tap. His me like his dad. Paulos carlos. Beck and I have to look at him behave. He was sick grown ask mass Pokemon. With other hill. Fame. And I know I've heard the song. Right. Right. Right. Right. But it does it sounds like it's going into. Right. Broder? With all these fucking kids. Pokemon theme. You call twenty eight Dan almost thirty. See now you fill when we were in Chicago on the party bus, and they broke into the Pok Mon song. We'll be driving look back like oh believe this. But Martin the thing is is that they were on a bus all to themselves. Everybody was in on. This was in a theatre kids behaving watching the movie. And this mother thirty is. Pokey? Like this. Gotta be his dad. Take you Bill. He said back to. No better because we did it with critics. I know. And they go look at you. Yeah. It was clear because I introduced him to win the critics when he walked in. So they knew he was immediately and at the beginning of the move to actually discipline both my wife and Carlos all right, y'all hush and they were good to their polka song. To this. He was this. Like, he was like he was performing a ban. I want to be the very best. Hey qatar. The best part. That is why tell him to set up ever get Facebook court picking Jato CDs. You see? Y'all see looking looking looking phone. As well. But but no man when you watching this this. When this comes on. It really is. This really is like watching. Who framed Roger routes? But but it's, but it's like even more it's a Xerox copy. But it's like if you went to Toontown in you know, what gets crazy with with tunes. Yeah. It is a modern day who framed Roger rabbit, but you know, for more of a niche. Yeah. Of people out there. But you know, I agree with you man, we'll build a this is is incredible. The the difference between something like who framed Roger rabbit, and this movie is how serious it takes it self and actually kinda works. You know, because I'll tell you from it. When when they start out they act like nine nothing funny about this. We're trying to solve a crime. This this from the production to the story. This feels just like film war. The cinematography is gritty only it's only colored mostly by neon lights in early on in the movie. Right. And I like I like the way they said that they set up like a greedy film mystery film modern day by Bladerunner with all the all the the blue and red neon. Yeah. Camera stays in motion. It helps make the Pok Mon that are in the city the cinematography. Actually, you knows always putting Pok Mon out of focus in the background and foreground. So it feels it feels real when they do that. You know, like, we showed you right here. When out and he's pokey streets. Just Smith at the beginning of the film. When he comes in. He he's like, you know, so what does Pokemon? This is the drama for me. Yeah. Because it starts out with his buddy going man was kids you want to put him on trainings. Yeah. Kid. I got a job. Yeah. Shit. He starts out with some funny laws McGinn. But when he gets ram city he he's getting down to business play Tom over killed. He brings the he brings the weight. He brings wait to to everything that he's doing here along with. Ken Watanabe mad when he's in scenes with Kim Watanabe thought like, okay, both these do acting like in a real mystery, except yeah, I feel like can want to Nabi only read his scenes and didn't know about the rest of the movie because he is planning super serious. You know, he only has two or three scenes in the movie, he even though he has only two or three scenes and only a handful the dialogue Angola. A lot of you can't even understand this. Anything down. You here at the beginning of listeners love. Legend in this. I just figured out what you said. Way. I try to be raised. But I don't really understand. I don't wanna keep pretending like I do this. And I don't either. What's the? But I'll tell you what when he comes in man, he's he series. He's hanging on every word would withdraw would would dramatic emphasis. I mean with this people in here who had taken this, very serious. And I appreciate that, man. It actually works better than you think. And then it's funny because you start getting into you dig more into temps past who's played by Tim, of course, lead by Justice Justice Smith. He gets as you get deeper into his past into his character. He becomes more dark. He becomes more mysterious. You really do start to become invested in into what's going on with him because feels very motionless too. Because you could tell something happened to him in the past. That was a that was very painful for him. And then Pichu comes in and says fuck it all that stuff. Pain. Heart time for that. I got jokes jokes. Secondly, you just say I got a joke for that. Talking cracks jokes all that character development. Open a window. Is gone. Opie air. Pick a two. The chew comedy. You know, that strength deep Justice Smith that you got before he's just a straight man for the PK comedy out it, and I'm not looking. I'm not even saying is bad. But I'm just saying with potent when chew comes in he loosened. He looks Justice mealy Nick, go get out the way. Got jokes and that implemented on it. Really? Now, they're moments where they make a good team because you know, peaking choose the funny man and just dismiss it is a straight, man. What are you doing back here? Not that we can't do this. No, wait for go. There. Don't do this. That's all that deep developing. Go to go goal. Internet search history. See where this goes telling you, my new partner, his new partner. Thunderbolt almost wreck might price. Ariza on cars to fresh. All. I hear are consonants and all nipples, and you know, what? When my coats. I'm so sorry. Where's he? You can just you can just hear the laugh track when he says certain things. Wow. This guy's internet. Search history. From the from the trailers, they look like all right Pika choose going to be doing the deadpool. But it's like all right. They gotta tone it down 'cause for kids, and it's torn out to the point where pitcher he's not exactly Theodore Rex he's like he is not like, he's unfunny comedian. But he's not one that's killing either. He's making a lot of jokes where you kinda like like this time lean over to just give it a rest for a little bit. You know, the you're not using your material. Let's go back to PICO PICO. So cute because somebody just constantly making jokes where they aren't that funny. And he's going like, all right? Yeah. Just take take a knee taking they're not really because the not really smart comments as much just like one liners. Yeah. And you could tell you all done after the fact. Yeah. And that goes for that goes for a lot of human people in here too. Because like, I said, you know. Tim when he would cause the thing with Tim like, I you kinda miss that development with him because if. If Tim main not being Pika, choose straight man than he's running screaming from special effect on explosion laser, something is just that at this point the movie, I'm not I'm not saying it's terrible. But it really is something where we started out with human characters, and I was kinda getting into they really do start to be pushed back by the Pokemon and the Pokemon Lor, and they become less significant. I mean, even with people like Kathryn Newton who plays Lucy Stevens. She's the star now trying to solve a mystery him, and as she gets into it. She kind of barely becomes just a love interest in tag along. Well, it's making the beginning. Like, so many of these it was so much that she had a lot of her character was it developed, but she was bit of a cartoon. But she seemed like she had real purpose. That's what it is purpose. She was she was trying to solve a mystery. And in the. In the long movie goes on the more. She's just a side kick of the character tag along. Yeah. Just barely a love interest. Just some they don't even they don't even let them kiss just like he says person attracted to like KOMO seal. The do. Let me see I'll walk into a hotel room. Beat be active with it. Yeah. Yeah. I'm not even saying that that's necessarily a bad thing. Now, not necessarily. It's just I think it's just good for people to know ahead of time that one speaker to arrives in the movie, the movie becomes shut up the movie becomes less about the human characters and becomes more about Pok Mon in the history from the games, which means that it'll work better for fans, if you're a casual viewer who's just kinda strolling in without knowing anything. They it's going to get to a point where you go to say what the fuck is happening. I don't know any of this. I know this because I was sitting next to two older woman critic. And by the end of it. She was just losing her mind. I I read a bunch of things even even critics positive of like really don't know. What's going on? Yeah. Is very frenetic and things are happening everywhere. And I kinda got lost. I can say I didn't get loss. Not because I know about Pok Mon, but just because it just it apes Roger rabbit so much for who framed Roger rabbit so much. I was like all right. It's just following the same breadcrumbs, so I know from that. And I can just parse. Okay. This is that this is that this is this. All right. I can I can see where it's going matter of fact to the point where the movie like you like, I don't I don't think it's necessarily bad, and I want to beat up on it. But once you get past the first act it is so telegraphed like especially in a third act. Everything is so telegraph. They just moving from thing that thing that thing you, okay? Units. I can't tell you what you knew. But I have a feeling like without knowing about Pokemon. And there was some things like, I know the pattern. But I don't know what the fuck is going on with this shore. You know because he kept throwing other things in there. And I was like, okay, don't get distracted by that. It'd be real easy to get distracted by these things here. Yeah. Just us the point where it just felt like a non-euro was making this. Yeah. Really just things were happening. I'm not saying that as an insult you you better than the woman who sit next because she went mad at a kind of laughing at first stuff that was funny. And then by the end. You don't even knows happening. She's like, no, I'm I'm losing my fucking mind on those happening. Happening because people could are things in there that happened that again, there's a pattern that goes by with this. But there there were things like all right? It just feels like that was made up on the spot like four blockbuster. Now having said that fans for millions poking mind, they get it. They know is happening. They in can go with somebody who knows they can probably splaine to you all the stuff while listen, I'm going to tell you the stuff that even does make sense of people tell you about it later is still kind of crazy. Yeah. Yeah. I wish I could tell you what when you when you get to. It's another one when you get to the the actual plan the villain's plan. Like, I don't think this would work you just post your ass to force this to work. Well, that billions plan just becomes a script writer saying, let's say up and do this get this done these people disappeared. If you just move this out of the way, and then everything goes back to normal and we find. Yeah. Now, I will tell you that. There's a, you know with having Ryan riddles voice in here. Works. Also works having his care to be who he is. Because Pika chew was not the regular Pika chew that we see. He's lost his memory somehow and his voice and so with him. He's just like us. He's walking around as moving as a point where he destroyed. He don't even know what's going on. There's going to be like. I gotta go happening looks on. I try. Give your data break. On your friends can watch this shit, but I'm going on. Yeah. He's reacting like us who don't know what's going on. But I. Those same elements that we don't understand will actually be fine for the they'll they will know everything. That's what this is man. I mean, don't get mad because I'm not criticizing it at all for that. I think that it does become a fan film in the best way. Yeah. Yeah. It's it's only frustrating because it didn't start that way. Yes. It started in a way where was pretty open everybody. It was like all right, man. I'm digging this. Yeah. Joy. Yeah. There is that disconnect point when it's like, I think this is just what fans this stuff going on there reacting to it didn't seem like it was a big deal to me. But clearly was to them. Yeah. No, there were certain things like certain characters with pop up. They would see, you know, there's certain I guess Pokemon special Pokemon clap for there would be things that would mention in the business plan. They would say oh that is from the game. I recognize that I didn't know what they knew it. Which brings me to the point of again, you have Ron rentals to kind of be your avatar through the movie. Also, I mean, I don't think it's still bad to go into this movie as a tourist you're not know what's going on. You might have to stop and ask what the point. But walking through this. It's almost like an amusement park or a zoo. If you wanna get down with where you can just so visually active that you'll be able to look at all these poke mind and kinda delighting that and still have fun with it. And that's where I'm kind of at like it got to a point where I just kinda lost. You know, all comprehension was going on and just watch the fans enjoying themselves and enjoy watching the creatures. From a from a visual. I don't you know, usually when things just on visual level. It can seems kinda shallow. But they've the great job with that here that it really does help this film. It really does say the movie for people who might be taking their kids or people might be going to friend know about people want to see the movie who said, I don't know anything about Pokemon. But this looks kind of bad as. For that. I would give it a matinee. 'cause I I I would say that when I dig it lost a story. A still have fun seeing what the Polk would do and are moments where I would laugh out loud genuinely laugh out loud as some things some things that they would doing. You know, looking at this trailer a lot of people looking forward to this mister mind seen right here. And I gotta say that that was even funnier watching the movie, and it had a good having the best scenes in the movie. Yeah. It actually has the scene is would a good punch line are good gag. So they put some work into this, man. You know, they just put it in there for the fans, and the reason why I'm taking off because I do think it didn't have the potential to be more open to people out there as they showed in the beginning. But hey, they did for the fans fuck me. So. Matinee is what I would give you always think of movies like this that are clearly very much about something that I might not be into if they can pull it off. The one of the probably the best example to me is that very first fast and furious movie 'cause I ain't shit about card. About in that movie always wanted to get there with them so bad. I was like I get it. Yeah. I wanna do this again, maybe render that tree. And I still want to. And and the way this started. I was like, you know, what this this actually could pull this off. It seemed to be invested in doing that. But then came that point win it wasn't. And I don't wanna repeat everything you said, I will say probably disappointed me about the movie. The most is how this when it's just the second half. Just kind of bland like you see all the good stuff and the beginning, Pokemon. But then yeah, it's just bland it's not taking chances. It's running through old plotlines. It's it's making things way. Too convenient I wouldn't say plot holes because he's like we're beyond that. I gotta agree with you heavily. And thank you made a good point where you said minutes craze as this is a lot of it. It would seem so crazy that would be unpredictable. A lot of its telegraph as you said, yeah. Great point. I mean, and honestly the villain is telegraphed. Just from the casting alone. Kick them. Secret bag. He came home and come home. We know who he is. He knows who. Yeah. Yeah. Yeah. It's it's it's ridiculous. Yeah. And just you know that second half. I was like I just had this feeling of disappointment in that we really going somewhere. We we were buds. We would bro. Yeah. But you know, if fan I'm sure to work for you mean, we got Carlos he I'd love to hear what he has his. Well, I'm curious about his take on because not being that level fan. And don't get me wrong. I if somebody would say like we'll man what about the vengeance. Superheroes. It'd be like, yeah. I get it. If you say, you don't like those movies time will valley writes, a think piece on why does he thinks those movies suck? Don't try to argue with him. It's not his thing. I get that. And that maybe that's what this is for me. Yeah. All in all I didn't. I never disliked it. But I didn't I didn't think it was great at all. Or it was just it hovered a good and sometimes dip below to me. This is a very very low low low low low matinee men you go pee. Give me some booze. Thank you Marty. So much how they put it together. They pull it off in a way too. I didn't think they could like men hats off to you for that. And it makes it a theater worthy spectacle. It really does. It becomes on TV. I will watch it again. I just had a really did have fun. Just looking at it. So they go folks as you can see. Imagine if it works for for us how much the fans love it. Yeah. Man measurements. You're gonna love sign. It. Did you read that that they're redesigning? Oh, yeah. Redesigned got the new the new design right here there. It is. If you like this review, go listen to watch the sonic review on double toasted, our YouTube, and you can find our view peaking in those places. Also, bring up somebody who is a big fan right here. Somebody can shut his ass up during the movie come on, man. Let's see what you've got to save. Bush because you were cackling every single year. Movie. Yeah, you were hard. I was always like twosies away from him like at the movie at appropriate times in bust onto musical number. Like you did there were times. There was stuff happened. There was nine appropriate who misery. You would laugh hard hard saying. Yes. I was. Yes. Cackling like whole hag up in anyways. It's kind of hard because getting thank you. Looking at peak. It's you. Much agree with everything that you guys said. Debating here. The movie has a law floss there's no going around. But if I look at it in the history of videogame, moose because this is based on the game. This might be the best movie ever made any nominating. But is actually good s I in Volusia of gay movies. I think this is the right direction. They got a lot of it. Right. Like the metals the field the fun factor that bencher on they captured the feeling and the emotions of the game fantastically, not only about detective peckish also. So they'll written OG poke among games in really memorable Pokemon battle. And when I saw it. I was just grinning biggest IOS a real life book on battle will be and seeing the character just going Addis. Like, wow, this is amazing. You gotta give you that man that Pokemon battle like up. What little knowledge I have of it, which are some of the battles and look at the cartoons. Yeah. I was like that was really that was done. Really? Well. Yeah. My hope theory about this. This feels like the first chapter of multiple movies of universal. They can later on something focus only on battling in somebody Bryce into the ranks more based on the regional games. They could definitely do that. My whole problem with the movie is in the third act. It just takes a Lefter wish you have gone, right? And it just doesn't call. It doesn't come back to it and damaged move, especially with the villain. I think that's the weakest part and how they get around to a law plot holes just wrap it up rapper that we just so frenetic it would have been better if it was a little bit longer and explain a couple points because I got the movie, and I got it because I understand the Lor not peak as your birth Pokemon in general, and when you need to have that knowledge base of characters and certain move types and certain of these that each poke him on half with being explained the movie, and a lobby was like, well this character. The Disney fell left field, and I had still somebody. No actually that characterised trailer because he was designed and realize way, I'm explained something from the game not something that was explained in the movie and like to in their stewing there for fans they have pulled back a little bit. And just let letter similar a little bit leather the pacing like while. I wanna get to pacing being a little slower. No even agree with the third. Like, no, I like how this agreed with any of the points. I would you say. I would just say matinee ASA fan as somebody that grew up with the game. Still loves the game seals police game. I wanna say for me, it's a full price Asif fan. But if I look at it with the whole, wow, it speakers, you Sharma under Square-toe is charged all those months in real life. And in some points is the best. The I seen in years. There's points in this movie. I am just in our level quality, the they're selling points is awful. Like, there's other points them like Jesus Christ. How this pass ju- literally production in this movie? Yes. Especially like it can be traced back. You saw Martin like there's again with the villain when the big climate. You look like you need more time during this. If you see first couple like the first hour in this flawless in last. There aren't like the characters that don't mix with lightning not composite Brian any feels kind of. Last of happened. So again to the whole thing that just the pace he just goes off as being constant is being entertaining without being overbearing, and all the sudden somebody snort some cocaine and say we gotta push to to to roof. We fish. Yeah. Good term. Y'all like is was a FOX and. I was going to make sure you win because my wife 'cause care about poking. My pitchy looks cute. Yes. She does. She always say Carlos looked at her. And he was like, listen, I love poking. You don't know anything about Pokemon? I'm dreaming about this movie. I've been wanting to go for a long time in my wife, just said looking. That to me drinking. I offered to clean your house and a Latino Clinton the house. Maybe sorry thinking considering it. Like, Dr Martin. I'm like. Night. Yeah. Yeah. Not getting my ticket. We almost got there because he said the wrong teeter. We were I was standing in the rain the wrong theater. It was almost soaking with. Thank you, man. Thank you for an experience that we appreciate the any time. I was gonna make sure you went one way or another because you just you away in into that. I couldn't deny you that lesson. I am really sorry. Guess I sing things. But it's at a point that you like like everybody behind me. No, no. I'll be honest. Everybody behind me also starred during the same everybody that was around my of everybody that was seven and eight not twenty seven twenty. Listen immaterial. I'll tell you right now. Somebody dies eight or seven would not have the same love. Somebody off my age that grew up when actually hit because when Pokemon hit it was everywhere. Cooking, my hipster. Yeah. When y'all like yum before this? So he behind this. You had. In our? Wrong. What do you know about a nine year old that it was next, and you and you looked at me at one point recognize those Pokemon, and I had to look to him sign because this first ration- so that the first one ever came up like. Like. Remember, I heard that kick fucking. Geek monkey we. Just like grow up. Larry. Thank you. Got them tears in his eyes. So passionate. I know I love that. Bob, squirrel is a squirt. Plus. A not come in. When he starts out. We dropped his voice to get real serious. His. Is building up. Building. Go square building. Oh, I wonder if it costs them the most money to do the Pok Mon battle because I noticed when he got the rhyme city. I say it is. Okay. Ram city, Pokemon. Don't fight. Yeah. There's no Madel here. Don't don't don't come here. Looking for that. No. We leaving money for. One. Blow up. He got no money. No, I know a little bit about Pokemon enough because I'm really into looking at. Urban myths about games, and and like these like these scary legends about games. I know that there's a city that Pokemon go to like science. It is I'm supposed to be haunted like they start playing crazy music. When you go there and the actions get the shit man a little bit, you know. You know, hunt hundred town lavender town. That's it. I would love it. If they if they did a Pokemon sequel, and they go to lavender town whereas haunted. The first first. Yeah. The what was it? The first part when they see is wearing the moms at skull. Oh, yeah. Cubo? Oh, okay. Yeah. Lavender town. That's where you go. In is scary music stars playing and shit, and they are audience there. Boo. Period. What about a world class detector? Because you wanna find your pops? I'm your best bet.

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@Grindr's campaign takes a stand

Characters Count

19:44 min | 1 year ago

@Grindr's campaign takes a stand

"Hello and welcome to character count by at Twitter business. I'm your host at Joe Waddington Twitter is a lively passionate place where people come to discover what is happening in their world. We want to show you the creative ways that brands and businesses and people are using Twitter to connect and gauge audiences that matter the most to them each episode. I need to talk to the folks behind some standout advertising campaigns and today, I'm so excited to talk to Matt Brooks. He's the social media manager behind kinder a campaign that grinder the mobile dating app geared towards queer men ran to discuss issues of bullying and discrimination on their platform. The campaign has reached over three million viewers, and is generated a ton of constructive conversation on Twitter, we're going to talk about what inspired grinder to create such innovative campaign how they found the resources to make it work and the big lessons. He learned along the way. Matt thank you so much for talking with us today. We're really excited to have you excited to be here. Thanks for having me. So what is grinder grinder is a geo location based dating up for the queer community. You can open the app and find people that are close to you. And find all types of connections, people use the app to chat with people to find dates to find romance to find companionship of all types, whether it's for a night or lifetime, and it is for the the queer community, primarily our audiences gay by queer trans, but that is developing and changing, and we are around the world and almost two hundred countries globally. So Twitter is a really exciting place. The creativity is incredible. So I'd love to take a second to talk about your favorite name of the moment. What is something that you've seen on Twitter lately? They just made you actually laugh out loud. Arianna 'Grande is obviously the biggest pop star of the moment. And thank you next is like breaking records. Being the best song of all time. But there's a Lear structure within it. That goes one taught me love one Tommy patients when taught me pain, I love it. And what's something that has taught you love patients or pain? I saw one that I really related to and it was with cereal. So it was like cinnamon toast crunch taught me love. Captain crunch taught me pain because it, you know, tears up the roof of your mouth, and I don't know Honey bunches of oats taught me patience. And you tweeted about thank you next to right when Arianna Grandes album drops. Thank you next. We were we literally just tweeted thank you next. And it was probably one of our highest engage tweets of all time. And it was so simple. But it's because we're leaning into pop culture, and we have a pulse on what's happening out there in the world, everything from politics to culture to what beyond say did last night to the queer take on the new chew movie that just came out. Why is peak at you gay? We have journalists around the world writing gay. I think the you'll have to go to into. Thought he says right now on the side of why Pika CHU is telling a story. I didn't think Beka she was gay until I read it, and I'm like he was just electric type. But I guess it. He is powerful. He's a queer icon. I don't wanna gender Pika to actually I don't know how they dentist by. But I don't either. So a bit of context on the kinder campaign. It's a series of photos and videos that were launched on Twitter where people who are discriminated against on Grindr because of their race or their body. Type got to address the audience directly about how that affects them as a person. Go back to Mexico people. Like, you are the reason that he bowl exists. And I hope that you catch it, and you die is a Jerry disgusting rat from south East Asia. You look like you're on drugs. It's always my hair. I have a preference for light skinned guys ABC. No rice, whites only you your people all of it get out of my country. Tell me the story of how kinder came to be. I mean, there's just no secret that grinder has reputation of having some people on their letter toxic. The no fats FM's. No, Asians is. Unfortunately, like a statement that people would literally put in their bio for people who may not be well, tell me more about new fats. No, fims, no, Asians. It's something that would be seen in bios. It's no longer allowed in your bio because we've updated our platform to screen those things out but previously people would say no fats. Meaning if you're fat don't talk to me, or if your fam- a feminine percent, and you're not masculine. I'm not interested in you. And we were like, no, let's take a stand against this. And actually do something to create change, and we had complete free creative reign to do what we wanted which was mazing because that's been very often. And the kinder campaign is so visually rich tell us more about what it looks like visually. We just wanted to go with the more Lux rich route with our colors and textures light pink some. Tan colors and some darker Browns, there's curtain backdrop with like velvety curtains, and then we had a carpet on the ground that was fuzzy and pink and makes you wanna like curl up in a ball. And like because e and then on top of the rug is a lit up pink clear box that says soap on it. So we literally created a soapbox stand for people to stand on and declare their their mission and their statement. Yeah, it all looked so soft and really luscious in expensive like he was very glamorous looking place, and and just a really cozy environment. Yeah. It's the magic of production. But also the people on the stage where so beautiful themselves so on top of these so boxes were real grinder users and people from the queer community. That's what we wanted to do was showcase people's individuality. And showcase that we have a diverse community. And yeah, we're not just one single vision of what a Greiner user is. I was I've been hooked on this campaign since the teasers because they were kind of mysterious tell me more about the teasers that were put out. So we did five teasers for each of the five topics of sexual racism trans-phobia fem, shaming body, shaming and HIV stigma. No faces were in them. It was sort of just like ambiguous close ups close up of a body a close up of shoulder a close up of mouth with lipstick close up of two guys holding hands. And there were a lot of textures is well, I saw a close up of ill like feathers or close up of kind of like swayed, and because this was a video campaign that was on Twitter seeing so much movement and rich depth. I had never thought about how flat in abkin look having just a video of texture was really interesting. And I'd never thought about that. Until I saw the kind campaign so video is huge on Twitter. It's our fastest expanding product whenever we do survey of to get new metrics about video. Oh, we always do it more than once because we're always shocked like there's no way the numbers could be this good. And then we check it and verify with data scientists since always true, and this was largely video campaign. So tell me more about what it was like to launch a video campaign on Twitter. So launching the campaign was amazing because there's just so much more. You can do with video out of everything our video content performs the best versus the static content. And did you put the fulling videos on Twitter or were they on your website, or where did they live the full videos were on YouTube because they were longer form we did create shorter versions for all the other platforms as well. But one of the really exciting things about working at grinder is the power of the app and the reach that the app has as well. So we didn't just launch this on social, but we pushed all of the videos and all of the messaging within the app directly to our users which hits over three million people day. So with the like, powerful massive reach and power, the grinder has we were. Able to spread this message directly to people around the world best practices you have to catch people's attention right away. So our videos were very hard hitting from the get-go. We used soundbites that were the most catchy and most interesting and like attention worthy. It is a truly disruptive type of campaign from its DNA and one of the things that stuck out to me is that the people who have been the most abused on the platform are exactly the people you made the hub of this campaign, which is just doesn't happen. That's something that in marketing one on one they say, you know, if you have something happen, you put your people on it to avoid it to repackage it to explain to everyone, but you don't pull the most injured people into the spotlight and for the kinder campaign. You had the people at the center of it talking about the pain that they'd seen. So tell me more about the discussions that were happening in deciding to bring those people into the very middle of your campaign. Yeah. I mean, there's definitely a risk with highlighting the negative experiences. That people have on your app, but we are trying to kind of help our community grow up in a way and really affect long-term behavior change if grinder was just saying, hey, be kind to each other. It wouldn't have the impact of the impact that it did by giving it to the real people experiencing these issues. Yeah. And I love how that comments on the broader argument that I think every dating app is having it's easy to forget that these are real people on the other side of the bio on the other side of the message in so by bringing the people and making a video campaign really helps remind people of that. Yeah. Completely. I think creates a much more meaningful authentic experience versus just a brand talking at you. What was surprising about the process of this campaign? I guess I was just surprised about the amount of effort that everyone had to put into this because it is more than just an ad campaign. This is people's livelihoods at stake in their emotions and their feelings. It was a huge thing that we are committing to addressing and I also use the app, and it's not just a job. I'd I do when I leave like it comes with me because it's in my pocket all the time. And I think this campaign is also the same way. It's like, we're we're talking about things that people face on a daily basis discrimination. Whether it's on an app or in real life. So I think the emotional investment was a lot more than I thought it would be in a good way. It's helped me grow as a person. Well, what were the biggest roadblocks? Well, we didn't really hold back from having the hard conversations or saying things that aren't really advertising friendly. So I think one of the roadblocks was promoting content on other platforms because there are guidelines other apps and social networks have that you have to abide by to to boost content or put money behind it. I would. I would do something. And then it would get disapproved, and then have to try to appeal it saying like we're talking about discrimination in a good way to get people to pay attention to it. But I think the algorithms and the people monitoring this just would flag are stuff as inappropriate which unfortunately happens with a lot of LGBTQ content across the internet. Hopefully, it's changing. But yeah, that was definitely a roadblock that we hit with us. And we we do continue to hit still this day. Was there ever a moment win? It was brought up that the campaign was too risky or the issues have been done or the idea of pulling it back a little bit. No, not at all. We we committed to it. And we we wanted to tell these stories the way we produce them and not have to you know, water anything down for advertising purposes. What was different about having the campaign be on Twitter? We'll Twitter itself isn't amazing platform because it is very conversational and people go there to share their opinions and their beliefs and Twitter was perfect for that. Because this is a conversation viewed see comments that were maybe somewhat negative or maybe people didn't understand why we're doing this. And the amazing thing is Twitter users that understood would come in help them understand why this matters. And and that was incredible. Well is the most surprising feedback. You got. I think the most surprising feedback is from people that don't use the app, if you're gay, you know, what grinder is but not necessarily everyone else knows what we're doing. So to hear other people that work in advertising at other brands at aren't queer focused here about the campaign was surprising. Amazing. What surprises me is. When I go to a bar, maybe, and I meet someone, and I say, I work at grand and like, I don't use it. But I heard about this amazing campaign. You did. That's the surprising impact that a on me. So then what's next after this huge campaign? It's gone. Very well. What can grinder do? We'll continue for a long time will get even bigger. Tell me more. Well, this whole campaign has opened up our eyes to a lot of other things we want to talk about. So my hope and goal with our content is to tell more stories around the world people that are gay that use the app in India use it differently than they do here. And I want to share that story, and you know, in places where it's not safe to be gay or queer, and it you can get imprisoned for it grinder is a place. That's a safe space for people where they can't walk around and old hands with their partner or the person they love or they can't go to a bar down the street and find like minded people people think of grinder as this hookup app, but there's so much more to it. And it's our job to educate people, and let them know that we have a big community in everyone uses us differently. So telling those stories is definitely what we wanna do next. We're nearly out of time. But I wanted to enter the. Fun questions. What is your favorite Twitter tip engage with people respond to people people like it when you talk back to them, even if it's something simple and playful like people will make grinder jokes tag us all the time. And it's so silly. And when I respond they like live for it. So I'd say engage with people because that's what they want to see they want to know that someone's behind it. And there's gonna talk back to them. I had a grinder tweet just two days ago. And it's one of my most engaged with already people. Love to talk about grinder is your favorite life tip. Ooh. Favorite life to this is getting profound? Do what makes you happy? Like do. It's gonna make you feel happy and liberated and don't conform to what people are going to tell you to do because they you think that's what's gonna make you happy just like live your best life. What is a marketing? Takeaway, you could give our listeners from this. I would say take the risk to give the mic to your users and don't try to be so controlling of your message your users or your audience. So I think what was really successful for us was was doing just that casting real people telling the real stories, and I think it had a profound effect by not just us talking to people. But by giving our users the soapbox. Thank you so much for joining us today. It was a pleasure. You had so much marketing expertise to give us the kind campaign is incredible. And I hope that everyone goes online to find it where can they see more of it? They can see it on Twitter and all the social media's and on YouTube. Search kinda grinder and you'll find it engage in the conversation. We want to hear from you search kinda grinder indefinitely go to into as well to read some incredible publications. Check it out follow at grinder on Twitter follow at into on Twitter. And what is your handle Matt Matt Brooks, I may t- t Brooks silently. Thank you so much for joining us. Thank you for having me. This was a special experience. I'm honored to be here. It's inspiring to hear all the ways that brands and people use Twitter to get their message out. But how do those ads actually work? How do you set up a campaign? So I have a customer success person internally at Twitter here to explain some of the specifics and since Twitter is all about live. And in the moment. I haven't told them why they're here. So we're going to see how they are on the spot. My name's Elaine Jones. I I like cats and dogs in Wales. I am a customer success specialist at Twitter, and we help people run successful ad campaigns. Incredible. So your Twitter expert, I would say so. Yeah, coffin credible. Now, are you? A bit alarmed at uncomfortable by the situation and putting you in slightly. Okay. I have some rapid fire questions for your expertise. Okay. What is a website card a website card is an ad unit. So you basically can upload your own media, and a headline and a link that will go into your tweet, and it kind of it gives the tweet like this cleaner. Look, I think in it. It drives more clicks because the link is very obvious at the bottom of the website card. What is the video website card just that same thing? It's a website card. But the media is video the cool thing about those is that you when you click on the link it opens the webpage in the Twitter app. So you don't actually leave Twitter if you close out the web page, it'll just go. Down and you'll be right back in the Twitter up with two website clicks conversions campaign. That is a campaign. You would run if you're trying to get clicks to your website you'd upload your media. You could use a website card with a promoted tweet a tweet that you've put dollars behind to get it promoted to like a greater audience than just your followers. Elaine. Thank you so much for sharing your Twitter expertise with us today. I think we all learned a lot. But our love if you could leave us with one last Twitter tip. So what is your favorite Twitter tip? My favorite Twitter tip is if you're trying to drive a clicks to your website, always use a website card it performs really, well, that's like my favorite optimization tip to give. Character count. Is it production of pod people for at Twitter business? This episode was hosted by me, Joe Wallington, our executive producer, Rachel king. This episode was produced by Holden, Mary and Jesse carrier. And edited by Joanna clay music it by analysts Nelson index Schaefer special thanks to Maria window Lindsey, Bruce and the entire Twitter customer success team. Thank you so much for listening. Please subscribe to the show on itunes or wherever you get your podcasts. Follow at Twitter business for incredible tips on Twitter ads marketing best practices or follow me. Adua Aldington for tweets about genome as close have a great day.

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EPISODE #021: It's on like Donkey Kong! Tom & Manda manage to find something nice to say about video game-based movies!

The Deep Dive Podcast

31:32 min | 1 year ago

EPISODE #021: It's on like Donkey Kong! Tom & Manda manage to find something nice to say about video game-based movies!

"Whoa. Nice graphics. I'd like to get my hands on that gave me haven't played it yet. We can play it online into entertainment system. It's the legend donates really RAD goes creatures from gin are pretty bad on your tags. Levers to win you help. I hear a false rue. Yeah. Goaling. Grueling. Awesome. Can't Nintendo entertainment system. Your parents help you hook it up the legend of Zelda sold. Separately. Case thousands of. That's deep tar podcast. Hello, divers. Welcome to another episode of the deep dive podcast, the only podcast guaranteed not to contain any GMO's them are. Yeah. Okay. We like some of them. But anyways, welcome to another special episode. We're glad you're here. Thanks for tuning in. I mean, we're on what twenty two something something like that to drink. Oh, wow. Yeah. Just had that birthday recently too. I wish. No. Yeah. Okay. Anyways, my name is MandA. I am a co host here. I like dinosaurs. I like coffee. It's who you can. I'm Tom, Tom, you do that thing writer for Wang shop movie magazine. Yes. Available Amazon dot com is correct. Yes, you're welcome. Those intro was a great intro. But let's get to the game Shelley. Our topic this episode Cami, stop what continue? Sorry, what? Our topic. This podcast is about video game movies now these movies have always been hit, or miss mostly miss. Let's let's be honest with you. It's not an easy task to take a game and turn it into a coherent watchable ninety minutes. I mean, honestly, well, I mean, you know, the cool thing is that some of the a lot of these games these days, actually have really cool cut scenes, which could be a cool movie if they put them all together. Well, yeah. And some of them, actually I mean, if you look on YouTube, some of them actually have done. That that's true. They put them all together. Yes. And a lot of these a lot of these newer games are using actual screenwriter actors like that to kind of, you know, because people demand more demand more, you know, cinematic type game agreed. Yeah. But it hasn't always been that way. No. Now recently, we've seen kind of both sides of this conundrum play out in the plus column, detective Pika CHU is getting positive responses from critics and audiences for team to see that, you know, Tipper, it's take on the Pokemon universe into characters there and it looks really good. I have not seen it yet, but I'm pretty cute. It does. It's Ryan Reynolds. You know, deadpool speaker ju I don't know about that. But that's okay. On the other hand, the whole debacle regarding this hedge. Trailer. He has human t yet. The main characters creeping out viewers. I got these weird elongated legs and human de the teeth, the teeth. Oh, yeah. I was gonna say the developers and the producers in the game and third. They said almost right away. Guys, we get it we're going to go back to the drawing board. Exactly. And I don't know if this is ever happened. Right. That's huge. Because this is a film that was essentially ready to go. And now it's a TV and yeah. And so now it's they've got to go back and reanimate the main character who knows what that's going to be like or how long, that's right Hake. But I think like didn't anybody just notice that like it was creepy. Nobody would stance to stay up and say, excuse me. Human teeth on sonic that what is that about? It's not like the mean where you put human teeth on shark. That's just hilarious. That is funny. That is really funny. I enjoy that enjoy that. But I feel peekapoos don't even start. I'm sorry. So again, with Pika chew, though, because like he's not real. At least he's not real to, you know, the average intelligent human. So I get it. He could be a little fantastical and I would accept it right. Hedgehogs are real hedgehogs are real, but they're not blue. That's true. Don't run spin super fast and collect coins or rings or whatever the heck it is. Man, I love some hedgehog to chemical plant was my favorite. Yeah. I go way back. I remember playing a lot of the original Sega. Go. But yet, so that was, oh, wouldn't that? Be nice. So we make fun of. I know. Right. Very. Done it of love for the platform and the games. We just want listeners. We do sorry. Are you want to go first you go first? Okay. My first pick. Is based on an arcade? Video game that was released back in nineteen eighty seven. And I'm talking about double dragon. Ooh. Yeah. So this was a pretty decent sort of beat them up game. This was the John. Right. It was actually called beat him up games. So it was a to decide scrolling game where you control a martial artist named Billy Lee, who has to fight his way through various different adversaries to save his girlfriend Marian who in the opening sequence in the screen was like punch in the stomach and kidnapped Marian. Now. I mean, this is the name, not made marriage was h you didn't have the Baylor. Okay. So it was for its time nineteen eighty-seven. It was a pretty cool game. Video game. However, the, the movie version was not so lucky. Their tongue. See their magical shadow demon, shall not pass. Their dedicated welcome to the power floor. They're fast. They're the greatest heroes to ever pie for Justice, I choice. But they're the only hope for a new world. Dragon. It was released in nineteen ninety four and starred noted martial artists Scott wolf, as Billy wait. No, I'm sorry. I noted for being the being in the inexplicably Popular Party of five let's say now to no, no party of five popular. Nineties team cry drama. So, yeah, no. He was not really well known for his martial arts, gills, the real martial artists in this film was marked a casco's as the older brother. Jimmy Lee now to casco's has had a great career. He actually has been in a lot of martial arts, type action movies. But he is also if any of you listening foodies. He also played the chairman in iron chef America. He was the guy that sort of gathered all the Jeff's together and you know made the fight it out. I never ever watched that show. Oh, it was great. So I are he was the chairman the chairman in iron chef America. But he is still to this day kick. Major ask because he is one of the main villains in the new John, wick movie para bellum, oh, any of those, but I've heard sir so good. As so he's going to face off in that movie against Ken Reeves. Oh, can't a win. So it probably will, but to Casco such bad ass. He's got like a surfboard and stuff. Now the movie itself, double dragon. Sounds kind of drink you'd get into what I was thinking, like a dragon is at different. You're gonna get a double dragon. Please more rum. Thank you. I appreciate that in five straws. For myself. Because I just that's how I roll. That's how you always your old Japanese on your your crossing streams. I am crossing the streams. Like you do in the bathroom, sometimes across the street. Oh, okay. Now, we're now, we're, we're taking off our sushi, though. Yeah. That would be good. We've got it all around us because we're in the bath is fear. You know, grab one we have to open the porthole, which not, not good idea happened. Last time Porton. All right. P. So back on track. So double dragon the movie takes place in this post apocalyptic two thousand seven for future Listrik. Ooh. Yeah. Which looks amazingly, like nine hundred ninety s Los Angeles. No. So the two LeBron others. Discover half of a magic medallion that gives the bearer mystical powers. Now, the other half of this, mystical medallion is in the possession of the bad guy, Koga Schuco, who is played by the T one thousand himself Robert Patrick from Terminator two. Now he looks completely different in this movie. He looks like a q tip with sunglasses. The white hair. So Schuco wants the other half, like really badly. So he can do you know evil stuff. Right. Of course. So the brothers team up with Eliza Lonzo. Yeah. Who is has this hairstyle in the movie that resembles like a fried egg resting gently on the top of her head seriously like blonde and Jordan? We're yeah. I don't know. So basically, if you took the nineteen ninety s and put the entire decade in a blender you'd have double dragon. It's got everything bright, color is quick, edits early CGI effects, a soundtrack that includes Coolio, and of course, the F or mentioned listen Milano. Yeah. I mean, it's, it's this is a dumb movie. I mean, I appreciate it for its dumbness rights, because, you know, and, and the Robert Patrick, who's the bad guy is so over the top crazy and, you know, you don't you don't buy Scott wolves martial arts abilities at all. Right. Because, you know, it's just like super choreographed an awful, you know, I never got the fascination with that guy. No, no. I know I guess he might be a little bit. But God talked to Tiffany. Now, it's I guess it's not a great movie at all right. But it's fun. It's especially you know for the nostalgia factor. And, you know there are, there are other worse video game movies out there. I'm talking to you Super Mario brothers. Streetfighter streetfight. I almost cut hander. Yeah, that's none of those are good. But as far as double dragon, at least it's got some fun aspects to it. And it's cheesy and goofy. And I liked that kind of stuff. Just put my brain. Jagged. Watch it and have a good time. But let's talk numbers. Oh, yes. Three point seven had a ten on the internet movie database and ready for this. Yeah. Eight percent. Oh. Out on rotten tomatoes. All right. So how do you have you see the cinematic heard? If you are an Amazon prime member, you can watch it for free for him on Amazon prime video. Or if you are a complete masochist you can rent it for four dollars ninety nine cents. It is on, I tunes. And that's like, no, I'm not gonna do that. That's a really high cost. It is a really high-cost. So, you know, if you're so inclined really you can just go on YouTube and watch the trailer and get the gist of and be done with it. And you're fine. But that's, that's my first pick double dragon. All right. All right. Scott wolf. Yeah. Okay. Then all right. So remember a couple of it's back we did the really best up. So we've ever had which was the dinosaur one. I'm sorry. I have no memory of that. Yeah. Yeah. Yeah. Oh, it's funny because we also did one regarding memory stuff to in any case it. So. That was like my that was my white whale thousand Moby Dick, right? I didn't know much at all about this. This was really difficult for me. So okay, I thought I one to as I what games do I play? Right. And then I thought the only game really show that I watched ever in my life was more combat. So I was like, all right. We'll do that. But it just don't obscure because everyone is seen it, especially with the new mortal Kombat game that just came out recently, which by the way, super graphically, bloody drew. I was like nagging to do. So I decided that I am going to do something a little bit more closer to what I do. I played more RPG kind of games. So one of my favorite games and I know people are going to hate on this was the mass effect series. Okay. So it's a buyer wear game, and they're really up until recently, they were kind of more commonly known for, like story based games rather than like super awesome graphics and huge great play. So one of my favorite things was the story pine mass effect, which is, you know. Space exploration mingling with other races getting along that kind deal. Right. So if you don't know about you should check it out this way more to in that. But essentially, it spawned this movie called mass effect, the paragon lost. At the time I thought I was making the wreck decision now. I just don't know. That's the kind of leadership expects veteran. You've got to be ready for anything. You think I'm ashamed to show respect for someone who saved to billions of lives bastards are currently siege to our colony fell pride. Swarms of their you ever seen these things before. Do you think I made the decision? Now you can play one of two ways in these games. You can play the renegade, which as you can imagine is probably not the nicest of people, where you can play paragons, which was typically did this one came out and buy were actually did put it out themselves. It is based on the game aspect to which in my opinion was probably one of the best out of all three series of that specific franchise. But it also is a cool voice cast, including Freddie, prince junior from wing commander. Awful winkelmann. And also, she's all that. And a bunch of other nineties, teen movies. Yeah. Whatever. Oh, wasn't he married to show Geller? Or is he still married, the puffy? I don't know. But case this follows sort of time line peril time of the same the second game. So I don't wanna spoil it because the second game is a really good. Like plot twist kind of deal about it. But I what I liked about this is it was almost an American style of animation. Right. So you could kinda tell that they were trying to copy that sorta style and it is animated, by the way, but it was like I know I was more believable. I guess you could say I liked all the attention to detail the definitely tried to bring some of the armor from the game that you can collect into the film. It, it's not an old thing by any means it is from two dozen in twelve so it's not as obscure as you would think. But I would have to guess that given the scores. It got not many people. Have seen it. So let's go into scores IMDB gave it a five point nine. Metacritic. There were no scores. Rotten tomatoes. Keep it a fifty one percent. All right. It's right. I'm honestly I aside towards them. I'm gonna give it a six and a half out of ten because it's not the greatest thing. I liked how it continues the story from game that I really enjoyed but other than that, it, it wasn't that wonderful had voice cast, though. That that's pretty much. It is currently right now free on Hulu subscription. You can check it out without having to worry about, you know, paying for something, but you can watch it on Hulu. You can also get most platforms for two nine which is your first pick not fair that it was four ninety nine just saying. Yeah. Let's my one and only pick I do have some on ROY mentions which talk about later towards the end. But. Yeah, I watch us again. Check it out. I mean honestly it's worth giving watch if you at our of that game franchise. Nice. Thank you. So as you mentioned. Yeah, this is not the easiest John really wasn't. No. You know, because really the whole genre started with Super, Mario brothers, which had not get off to a great start now that. Yeah. And kind of went up and downhill from there. However, you actually did mention my second pick. What did you say? I didn't wanna pay Gabe because everybody's seeing. Oh, could you talking about mortal Kombat? Yes. Yeah. Can't do I had to pick this? Okay. But you Lou king can only get you so far in life. I king, let's get things straight. Don't disa can what's the other one's name? Shane dawson. No Jiang Qing sun. Yeah. Yeah. Yeah. Who's the guy with the big giant arms, these eight arms humane. Goro goro. Yeah. Also. I like Molina. She had a weird like mouth thing going on where she had the crazy teeth isn't. She would like a copy of Jade, or something. And mixing all of the I am so sorry to every game or who's listening sorry, especially my husband. I'm sorry. I apologize for this. Oh my goodness. I mean I'm really good at Chequers but yeah. Okay. Great. No one cares about. You're waiting at a at a Cracker Barrel. Oh. The giant checkers though. Zion Jagger's are fun. But, you know, pancakes, you better of eating the checkers. That'd be great, if they did that whole, like they didn't like Cracker Barrel, commercial league, mortal Kombat Cracker Barrel. Dent knows on this forks and stuff everywhere. Yeah. Oh, yeah. Is goods should. Do you have you seen in the newer games? They have not only fatality, but they have a bay Balaji. Oh, yeah. I've seen. The analyzed the animals turn you in. Now that you mentioned the latest one in the series. Combat eleven. Which was just just came out. Yeah. Yeah. You know it's, it's bloody, it is. And I'm not. I'm not against that kind of stuff. Right. But I liked it better when it was just kind of like so cartoony. Yeah. Okay. I think nowadays, though, like they do try and put lot more into story. I'm enjoying the story it but it's also. But it's so convoluted it is. And it's always been that way that we have to admit it has it has. But, you know. When when the original mortal Kombat was nineteen to arcade game. It did have its share controversy because of the violence sure in it. So there were, there were the fatalities like decapitations ripping out of spines, the ever popular heart rip over here. Yeah. Players loved it. I mean, this was like the biggest thing sub is pretty cool. Yeah. Now, the parents not so much. They were not pretty they're not to Amer to this game. Yeah. And in fact that game and copycats that followed actually led to the creation of the entertainment software rating board, or he has Rb which still exists to this day commented that. Yes, it did more comment led to the creation of that the ratings. Yeah. So I mean, thanks, NAMI. Yeah. Really jerks? Actually. No. Thank you. Yes. Thank you. The game thing political. Now, the first the first arcade game really didn't have a whole lot of story behind it, right? Because you know they just oh, it's a video game. We're just gonna put it out. And it was so successful that there were, of course, many, many, many sequel games, the movie, the mortal Kombat movie from nineteen five takes most of its elements from the second video game series more combat too. So that's line. They pretty much lifted from that for, for mortal combat. So, basically the premises there's this massive fighting tournament that's going to determine who controls the earth realm. The God of thunder Thor. I mean Raden selects a group of martial artists to defend the earth at the tournament. To compete more to comeback three of this idea of the term. Gone. Mortal Kombat rated PG thirteen. So many of the characters from the game or there, including Luke hang as we said, Johnny cage Sonya blade. The bad guys including kaneohe sub zero reptile scorpion. And of course Chang, sung Shang Shang song. That sounds just like I don't know, sense, crates on Shang. Some blue ripped your heart to go. Oh man. This is an explicit off. The going off the rail. So, but what makes his movie fun is that it really does not take that seriously. Right. It is silly and goofy. And everybody in this movie knows how silly and goofy it is, but to go along with it anyway. So I mean, there's more dialogue in this movie about how weird everything is going on referencing. It so much like, okay, they know this is dumb. And they know this is crazy. But we'll go with it. That's fine. There's some really funny moments in this movie, right? There's a there's good stuff. The fight teams are really good the effects really imaginative in experimental for its time in the budget. They pioneered, a lot of CG stuff. They threw a lot of CG in there when a lot of movies really weren't starting to do that. So a lot of the effects were computer generated, even any reinventing some effects to that had never been done before. So you gotta give props for that, not only that, but it has a killer soundtrack. Oh, yes. I mean they're attract from Cam DM. Napalm death typo negative and orbital which is it's such a good Santer even today. I like pop it in once in a while. Like, yeah. Totally so good. I have really fond memories of seeing this movie opening day at a matinee with some friends with a couple of friends, and it was actually the reason. I remember it. So vividly, it was a movie theater that had just opened that day. And we were like some of the first patrons at that theatre on that matinee. So, and it was a beautiful new, and it was like one of the first theaters in the area to have the stadium seating and all that. And it was gorgeous. And we got to see moral combat there. Nobody peters. Peter's brand new reels there. And I actually went back that night to see it again. And I brought a bunch of other people, we got to go see mortal Kombat nuts. Terrible study awful. Trust me. It's good. We went that night packed house. Everybody loved it people were cheering. And it was a great great time. So. Yeah, so I really have fond memories of this movie going to see it twice in one day right right now. Please, please. Please. I beg of you do not confuse this movie with its steaming pile of sequel, mortal. Kombat. Annihilation. The dragon logo those pretty cool. Yeah. But still this movie. I mean they should gather up all the copies and burn them. Why this is so bad. I had high hopes for this. And I just my hopes we're just completely crashed into the I never I will never forgive this film. That bad. But yeah. Over. Oh my goodness. It scars me. Yeah. TST from this. So your heart used to be except some. Rip it out. Yeah. Oh was that was gained? Scorpion was Keno. I think yeah. Yeah. To the score. So this gets a five point eight out of ten K lower-than-expected. Yeah. And also, the run tomato scores only thirty eight percents. Oh, not fair. I know not I don't know why that's the case, but, you know, we need to get that up again. So let's let's all vote early and often. If you would like to see this movie, and why wouldn't you because it's so good. It is available to rent two dollars and ninety nine I tunes Google play. Amazon prime video vote do and YouTube. So it's literally every rare rare. Yep. So that's I mean, go check it out. And I you know, it's very Daljeet for me. But I love that movie. And. Yeah, absolutely. I'll just pop it on every once in a while, just to watch it. I remember watching it with my brothers my older brothers and my father, just told me. Nope. You can't watch because it's just too many gory. Things in it. I was like it was cartoony. Even it was the guy who plays Shang sung his name is Kerry here. Yuki. Yeah. Yeah. Yeah. Yeah. Yeah. Yeah. Yeah. He's literally in the new mortal Kombat two voices shanks really in everything mortal combat. Yeah. And I think that's the only thing I know him from Pearl Harbor. Yeah. Yeah. Yeah. He's good. But he's awesome. Yeah, like him. But yeah that's like a pig. I honestly like that pick they really do. It's a good. One doesn't love mortal combat. I don't know. I mean, clearly everyone to everyone not listening to this pocket. So that's it for me. Okay. Got any honorable mention shoutouts checking like that. You got a couple of things. Right. So couple on honorable mentions. You know, we talked about earlier, I think where you take the sort of cinematic footage from games and then kind of just combined them all one film. Well, there's so many of those on YouTube from, like a variety of gains, my favorite in my favorite game ever is on my neighbors. Oh, and someone has put together like all the scenes it's just so fun. It's about an hour long. And if you wanna waste around some time and just watch that and relive your childhood, it's amazing. Also someone did too for gauntlet dark legacy. Your played that in the arcade. Yeah. I think so. Yeah. Great. Right. Fantastic game as to play on the GameCube, but they do that, too. So I like watching those game run throughs type deals. You know what? It's interesting because I think that was dumb. Yeah. Used to. What are you watching someone else play this video game right from beginning to end? And then I realized, you know, what people do that with sporting events. And, you know, other things of that, like what's interesting, I, I've actually watched a few and been very entertained, so high, you know, my mind was changed, and I apologize for all the bad things, I've said about all of you over the years. And there've been a lot of them. Yeah. I wish it it's okay. You, can you can apologize later in life. Right. Like we said earlier at a at are commonplace of employment you ask for forgiveness rather than permission. Indeed. Got in trouble for what we never mind anybody's in terms of shutouts, right? Once say hi to the have you ever seen movies guy from that podcast. 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ATR #158 Pokemon with NW NERD

"<music> hello everybody. This is your friendly neighborhood podcast host that guy named john from the about to review podcast this this episode you're about to listen to was actually recorded quite a few weeks in the past but due to some health issues it was not not able to be released so now that i am feeling a bit better. I wanted to start releasing some of these episodes from the back catalogue doug with various guests and movies from a few weeks ago you will notice the dates on these correspond to win the movies that we're talking about in each episode so we're coming out so when you look up your podcast app and you see a new episode but the data's from may that is why there will be some new episodes being being released very soon now that i am feeling better and i wanted to say thank you so much for listening. Thank you for all of your support that i have received on on social media and various emails and messages. It really means a lot as as i kind of work through this issue so with all of that being said again in thank you for your support and enjoy this episode a blast from the past. Hello everybody the and welcome back to this week's edition of the about review podcast here to amplify diverse voices in media. I'm your host as always that guy named john make sure to subscribe to the podcast cast on your podcast platform of choice it is listed on everything apple podcast google play stitcher and you can also stream the episodes directly from the website about out to review dot com which is where you'll find links to the guests and everything that is disgust. You can also support the show from that website light from the support tab. There's a paypal link in an amazon wishlist as well and follow the podcast on social media at about review on facebook twitter and instagram before we get into all of that we'll go to the original theme song created by demon randall of ill mannered media. Let's all go to the lobby. Let's all go to the lobby. Let's all go to the law. I i sound you're as mentioned at the top of the episode. I am in studio with the powerhouse power couple the powerhouse duo nick and northwest nerd podcast. I mean we'll take either one but thank you for having us on the show yeah yeah so we are their studio. <hes> for this special episode i definitely look forward to my guest appearance on the northwest nerd podcast cast which i will link below where we talked all about the latest episode of game of thrones which was interesting and definitely not horribly disappointing to two two thirds of the people in the room. We got john talking about t._v. It's great yeah those really fun so on this section. We are going to be talking about pok mon. John detective piquiachu is the full title <hes> the new movie directed by rob letterman who directed shirttail and the successful full goosebumps <hes> movie recently in twenty checks yeah he did not direct the goosebumps to the subject black one exactly or the house the clock in its walls which was other jack black one. They just three goosebumps movie though the house of the clock in its walls is basically kind of goosebumps through it is very very similar. Okay <hes> it was pretty weird but the blow my mind but poggi mon- detective pika chu yen new film based on the nintendo new d._s. Game and i did not do my research and look up. What year that came out <hes> somebody might be able to do that. I'm going to just just google my brain and just think about it. Revisit listen to these type thing exactly. We all know all of the related to thousands of it's a d._s. Game yeah so something like that so based off of that game. I never really played that game and neither did nick. Who is the resident pokemon expert one of the reasons that i wanted to have him on the show. Oh for this episode but he's up played either so he failed me. You know i only played like the prime ones the colored <hes> the colored titles like <hes> from red <hes> <hes> hello hold onto the all have color names except for x and y actually they prefer games of color couch. Dare you colored games. This guy things czar colored wasn't talking about the <hes> but yeah i tend to play the <hes> the prime titles not too many of the side ones like <hes> stadium or like. Let's go peek itchy. Let's go e._v. t._v. For the switch i haven't played any of those but the <hes> the prime titles okay the ones that i played pokemon snap. I did actually did play playbook months nafta on pinball. I guess in the late nineties you caught me. Catching the <hes> the non prime pokemon it was put him on pinball. One of dyer's pinball games aames or is it like a console game. It was a game boy color game or game boy pocket game. I can't remember which one seems because again this was back in the ninety s remember exactly but it had a had a rumble pack on it so it was one of the size cartridges and you had to put a triple a battery in it so that rumble like a machine it was it like all of the controllers do now on every system yeah exactly nice technology dr. Did you find out when the game i actually okay so. When did you think it was mid two thousand one. Did you think no idea it was released in japan two thousand sixteen whoa and released worldwide two thousand eighteen on the nintendo ds couldn't it'd been on d._s. Then adventure game giving banners distributed nintendo for the nintendo three d. s. o. means. They're still making three d. s. games whatever i i do not know so yes so does based offer kennard yet based on off of that game so if you have have played that game you very well know was happening in this movie i did not i doubt it. I have no idea how closely this resembles ambles now. Does this fall into the realm of video game adaptations allow laura croft doom like resident is an evil. I would say yes interesting yeah so that means energy my research to see where this might actually rank in video game to movie adaptations which generally really are not great say. It's not a very tough ladder to climb without revealing too much of my rating for this movie movie. I think that it's pretty easily like top ten in that fair in that category. They're really own adaptations like i'm thinking of assassin's creed prince persian terrible ones that have happened like desario brothers mark mario brothers that one at least like had a specific very kitschy vision <hes> but most of them are just rea- yeah definitely so this one the story picks up where we're following justice smith aka tim goodman men who is an insurance salesman whose dad died in a car accident he finds out about it and then he is kind of he wants to close lose the chapter in this life he did not really have a connection with his father so he just wants to go there clean up his dad department and and move on of course in this mix pitchy shows up who i guess is a detective p q in this even though jews mind has been wiped and does not really have a memory so go on this adventure where he is trying to find his dad. Tim goodman is trying to find his dad harry peekapoos trying to figure out what happened to him. Along the way there of course source is a giant corporate villain as they're pretty much always is in this type of scenario. It's also very pokemon thing to have some <hes> a shadowy person with a large organization having some type of doomsday plot that happens almost every pokemon game. Is it really so. I have not ah the only pokemon game that i have played in. It was barely was pokemon snap okay. I don't think that prime title 'cause i like photography in the only thing my pokemon knowledge past jen. One is damn near nonexistent like it. I i watched a little bit of the cartoon because it would come on. They did a block whereas like pokemon. I think did you mon- which heartache did you mind is better anyway. I mean you have a very receptive audience. Here i think that in terms of <hes> writing and like core concepts did you minds a better show simmons city months much better yes so i watched both of those around the same time but his around the same time when we would only have cable for certain times of the year aka whenever they would have a discount and then my parents would just shut it off his too expensive so i would get really into cartoons and they go to turn it on and literally not have the channel anymore so my knowledge is kind of dropped out. Put him on snap helped a little bit because i was like okay. Visually i know what this thing is ninety percent of the pokemon in pokemon detective pika chew. I did not know yeah there. Were some that even. I and there's almost i eight hundred pokemon now. There are some that even when i saw them i was like wait. Is that a. Is that a brave area or what's what's the name and i want again 'cause there. There's a lot of different bird pokemon okay. They had a lot of different bird pok mon in this as like trying to pick out which ones were which and <hes> it gets. It gets a little hairy for sure and now dyer. What is your pok. Oh c'mon knowledge. I think you basically covered it. I <hes> pokemon go. Okay doesn't even count does oh no pokemon go like that was so huge and so many people yeah that was kind of their entry into being like oh. This is two hundred of the eight hundred or this is whatever i know so how many people who were putting on fans for awhile but then i game came out they became huge fans because then i was interactive and they learned a lot i just i never i played it for that. One summer two thousand sixteen yeah yeah i mean before that i probably watched a cartoon. You know a cartoon cartoon of and i usually watch <hes> and yeah i mean i've seen the cards. Let's like probably as far as i got and just it wasn't the one of those things that ever really like grabbed me. I still have some of the cards actually have a holographic mu to <hes> and mu two plays a role in this movie as well. That's i'm the trailer. That's not a spoiler john. No that's fine totally fine <hes> yeah because i wasn't a trailer like our when the movie came out pokemon movies big deal so with this i got a special edition card for going to see the movie well how can nerd so i feel like when when we were at this screening that able to take the guy's doom. This was packed like this was one of the more packed screenings. Let kids that it yeah which totally makes sense like this is very kid friendly like there's not really any intense imagery they say damn. I think a couple of times like this. This is a pretty all ages. A couple ryan reynolds the type jokes in there but they're vague enough to job to go just right over the i think that's one of the moments for the parents alike. It's it's for the parents and the kids yeah yeah for sure so but in this packed screening i felt like the people who show up to like an avenger screening who do not really know anything and have to sit behind me. Every five minutes ooh like so many people in this theater. They okay so one point. We see birds flying. There was an audible egg. Oh my gosh that was like it was pichit. Pichit pige picciotto picciotto p._g. At fantasia hits the member of the family talks about as soon as those came on screen the opening five minutes. The audience is already all in. I was actually expecting more more of that type of spectacle that kind of drastic park of we're just going to show you this world certain i wanted a little bit more of that because i felt that at the beginning that was cool and like everyone was was into it and i was glad that it was a packed screening and i think that the promoters of this movie did that on purpose so that <hes> reviewers who maybe weren't as deeply into the pokemon laura and the pokemon craze he's of the nineties especially could get kind of that childlike wonder and hear some of that reaction even though they weren't feeling in their coal dead hearts ham fair and i appreciate that but there were certain times in the movie where they did give us a little bit of it but i wanted more. It never quite took off with the sense of wonder that i wanted it to. I don't know if this speaks to it but ah watching this film. This is just a generic <hes> observation. There was a lot of moments where people were going. Oh an or they do the point thing right like may recognize denies something i didn't they did. They're into it but at the same time this film is entirely accessible to somebody who does not have any background and in pokemon they they kind of set the stuff up. They explained it very well. <hes> starts out. Essentially you know explaining kind of what the whole background the ball is and <hes> and in the name move on they kind of set it up so like i feel like you could go into this movie with like very minimal knowledge and and yes. I mean i i. I definitely agree with you because yeah same thing even from a trailers i was like i know i recognize a couple of these but seeing the trailer breakdowns sounds when this trailer i dropped people like highlighting every pokemon they saw good for. I mean like again. We talk about all the time. I'm glad glad that those nerd dems have this like. I'm glad that this exists for those people who yet every time they showed a new creature onscreen screen. There are people next me like nudging each other like good for them. I needed more gear. Does the show geared geared us the the big water dragon thing with the elliott what magic harp yeah exactly magic carpet evolves into gear. Does i needed more of that. That was one of my favorites as a kid and when they showed it in the trailer. I was like ooh that looks like a battle scene or something. It'd be really cool needed more of that. I seem to have a drastic transformation like pika. Judah right. You is is decent magic harp to water dragon like my guy welcome to pokemon fandom. A lot of these things make no sense charm andor charred sh <hes> what is the third one chart is the third one. Oh charm under charmian charm melia like dad does make sense magic carson subtly jain water dragon is there's a lot of those it's become kind of a trope in the in the now that like this unassuming thing then becomes becomes <hes> really most powerful so in this movie as we kind of go along we get to see the world of pok mon through the eyes of characters who have obviously been living in and embracing the pokemon world and i have no idea the laura pokemon how long the world has been with pokemon if it is like we get a scene. That pseudo offended me before. I realized this is a kids movie. Whatever pokemon on helped build the pyramids soup. Yeah that's one of the more problematic things when they start inserting pokemon into historic events and things like that but i will say that this movie is a departure from the normal way of <hes> the pok mon mangas and enemies telling the stories of put on trainers where they catch him in the balls and then they make them battle and this one <hes> they bring us to a city where you basically have. I like free will pokemon. They live alongside humans. <hes> that's a pretty big departure from certainly the video games where the goal is catch him. Get them stronger beat up the other once wants like that's the goal games <hes> yeah that's not really what they do in the movie at all and that's not what any of the pokemon on the movie are geared towards doing either which i thought was really cool because we have a l. A. huge huge back catalogue of storytelling within this universe. It was cool to see them. Do something different yeah. I mean so that was. I liked that also me now especially doing that. That was not that this is unique in that and that like hey at least in this one city these are just these are just free. Free animals not even free animals because like they have jobs yeah. Some of this was like a macek directing draft. There was one scene where and we talked about it before. Sorta recording during the actual city that takes place in is like this neo tokyo neo london like neo greenland kind of city but like that when they're going through like the night market and they have people cooking everything there is a little chart mander like heating up a walk yup that somebody who's cooking like so these these pokemon just have jobs they. They're just there was a there was a brave year. That was just delivering lunch at the top of a crane is like dope. Oh the burglaries. We yeah the bird okay. I was like <hes> i like. I like that aspect of it but again as we go into just like shadowy government or not even government shadowy corporation corporation then has nefarious deeds and we need to figure out who the big bad as an is a who we think it is and what happens when you do this. It was very paint by numbers very x._y._z. Get to the bad guys do this. This is still a kids movie and so i let a lot of those things just kind of go <hes> but there were definitely moments in this for i think somewhere to dire then there would be a bigger reveal and the audience would oddly making noise and i was like i have no idea who this is or why. This is such a big deal yet. There's a china figure out how to sentence without revealing too much but the open of the movie shows a lot of the certain legendary pokemon and i was surprised i was like oh okay all right. We're starting here. I guess this is where we're starting with. Let's start with the common. Ones were starting with one of the signature are legendary pokemon and then we'll go from there. I thought that that was that was interesting and i. I definitely felt people around me. Also like whoa okay all right big guns starting big big and then we'll go okay. I don't know if this speaks to your point but <hes> i felt the film is fairly predictable. I mean that kind of goes with your whole paint by colors thing yeah or numbers or whatever it doesn't the whole ya. I don't want to say too much. The movie is going to have its twist and turns. They're just not very sharp. You know they don't they don't really they don't really take a lot to kind of figure out but at the same time like the really is it's a very basic foundation for you know ryan reynolds the voice as this pika chew to interact with him and have basically this whole like buddy cop up you know like you know once the funny one and one's the dangerous wondering or you know like the whole like just classic mashups that we have as basically a very basic foundation for them to do that and then you laugh along the way and that was the thing is like this was legitimately funny in quite a few parts like i i was. I had a good time. I was laughing at it. The mr mime stuff was a that is in the trailer and there was still even more and i was in. Do i like mine's no no. I don't think i do but like i just shoot. Do i like that. Was that was really funny. Although that scene takes a dark turn that i was not expect and it was into it was ins and away when i was like i just did that thing. That was interesting so yes. It was legitimately funny. Parts super cute like we kind of knew would be every time. Pika choose ears would flop down the the whole audience. <hes> you know little kids. I did think it was really cute. That first of all in all these press screenings that i go to with family movies. Sometimes the kids are monsters. This theater like these were really well behaved kids there couple times when we would see a pokemon. There's like the super cute kid behind news bulletin sar on the parents shaikh. You'd like that was super. Cute like so all of that work. The visuals worked really well and i liked that there was some weight to pika chew when they're interacting with a completely c._g._i. Character it can be tough and we saw this with dumbo recently. I'm not turf. You guys saw that. There was no physical connection to this c._j. Elephant like every time like the kids are going to give it a hug. There's like this <unk>. One intrigue half bear just felt weird this floating voting look this with justice smith whether they gave him a physical thing to hold and then you know mapped it out but it always felt like when they're interacting it was it was really lost william chief. They also did some interesting things where they would have. Both of the character is not interacting with each other <hes> directly physically but both interacting with the same thing being in the scene like there's one where like they keep pointing a lamp back and forth <hes> and that just gives you enough of a a physicality that you feel like both of them are there. I thought that was a slick way to do that the i._m._f. C._g._i. hater general <hes> <hes>. I was actually very impressed. I mean obviously you're looking for the man who loves typewriters. Everybody uh-huh you're looking at it like a cartoon type setup but zinc time i'd like the for on fica chew like looked like like you could reach out an impedance like they probably spent more time on that character than any other one venture. I was very impressed with how they would how they pulled that off off in any in i think you you spoke to the interaction between them. All i only spotted one probe like one moment where actually was like ok network taken out a little but for the most part pre spot on yet there's other there was other scene in the trailer that i think was one of the only ones where it felt weird which is when they are at a bar and peaked choose tail kinda. Keep slapping in the face. <hes> that was one of just like it just felt like there's no contact whatever like everything else were there actually reas holding ameri his on his shoulder like there was enough for felt real. There were some characters in the background. You can tell were not given as much attention they detailed like for. We see a snore lax. I knew that one <hes> we see some other furry type pokemon there was a there were a couple of different slow kings which i was surprised to see through the big <hes> gorilla look one okay <hes> sanda the luxury to the club though was pretty funny the louder with diplo. Oh yeah definitely yeah diplo macedo club scene. I think are the wait a minute so good for diplomatic was hoping that he would be the villain but it was the guy standing next to the that'd be funny <hes> the boombox pokemon like what are those wife. They had little wifi some here there their sound pokemon okay. I think there's a little bit of a magic that might play into this. My correct that you know is they know just from what i observe. There's no magic and pokemon there. Isn't this is real life all right. I'm gonna ask you questions auditor. Were off mike because then i need. I need some understanding for what i watch in that <hes> there were times when they do go on this mission to get the macguffin in order to figure out the pieces with this giant corporation they go to a research facility which is again a looks like greenland and they go on this adventure within this con- fine fine confined space. Were there on mountains and you see part of this trailer after that like there's a there's a kind of a resolution of that and one of the characters like kale meet the car and it was like do not realize you just traversed possibly miles on the on a mountain and and there were avalanches and you're like kay it's car and then like five minutes later. They're walking to the car together and i was like wait what and the beat her to the car they the writing writing in the ad like the way they wrap up entire sequences so cranky. I was like oh all right cool. I guess that's done and over with they were able to just walk out of that and now we're onto. The next thing that was that happened a couple times where there was another scene where it gets cut to the next part and <hes> just dismiss character. Tim just doesn't seem to be reacting to what just happened in the scene before. He's like kind of smiling like yeah. We'll <hes> what are we doing. This is something was cut in between because i hope that wasn't the way that that was written. Yes i definitely think that with families a two hour movie okay so yeah. It was for kids movie for family because i don't have kids me for a family movie. This is on the longer side. <hes> that was somewhat surprising. I do think if you have any kids in your family who did play pokemon or do play pok mon. Take them to this movie because they will get all of the references. All of the easter eggs the things that i know they was right in front of me just like when i go to i talked to somebody about avengers movie or comic book movie and i was like oh. Did you see this and they're like no. What are you talking. I was like but it looks right there. I know that happened in this movie. I just have no base of reference for it. <hes> bs suggested smith. He was definitely good. <hes> reynolds as the voice of q was perfect like that worked really well. I was surprised surprised by how natural felt like just again. I thought it was going to be distracting because he does so much voice over for deadpool as well but he he really captures a different tone. I was surprised by how different he sounded as pika chew in comparison to deadpool nuts. I think that he's doing with his voice. Necessarily he's not doing doing a peak achieve voice <hes> but just the way that he conveyed character into it. I thought was much different than his other voiceover work. It was really good. I definitely agree with that. <hes> kathryn newton utah who plays the pseudo love interest but i also really like that this was not really eleven. There was not like the this is not a paint by numbers burgers do this do this. Hold hands sweet kiss at the end. Yes their boyfriend girlfriend like i liked it again. Took a slight turn not a hard left it all like just a meandering turn like almost every plot point of this movie but she was good director from supernatural yep claire novak <hes> seattle patrick at one on episode four hundred eighty two of supernatural or whatever bill nighy is in this he was great. I i love bill nye had had no idea he was in this movie until this was not publicized at all 'cause. I don't think he's in the navy. It might not have been <hes>. I know the ken watanabe. He was in the one of the trailers. I saw him at a new. He was on doing some press for it. Bill bill nye i had not there and and <hes> who played bill night. He's son but from <hes> sacristan gear from that show oh yeah yeah chris year roger clifford yeah so yeah so the cast is good. I definitely like the interaction looks sit in physical spaces. It felt real solid family moving now to the rating system. If this is your first time listening to the about review podcast cast first of all what are you doing with your life second of all. You're probably listening to this episode because you know that nick and dire were on it and follow everything they do but thank you you on the off giants. Did this is your first time the rating system for the about trivia podcast or three choices good bad or ugly no stars no letter grades none of that good films something you enjoyed bad film something you do not regret sitting in a theater for ugly avoid at all costs dire. How about you go first. What did you think of detective detective pichu your rating system so hard as two of them are kind of a negative and then the ones the positive but <hes> i'm just gonna say good like i don't regret seen this film at all <hes> being that i am out of the pokemon loop i am bread. You know i'm probably not gonna go back and watch it over and over and forgot but <hes> i definitely think that we plenty of cost plays and stuff that are gonna come out. I mean people are definitely gonna get attached to this film so yeah good nice i will we'll go next and i will leave nick for last because he is again the only one of us who actually knows about these pocket monsters <hes> yeah i gave i i give if this good as well funny you know definitely again like nick mention them just like all kids movies some jokes that the kids are not going to have one of the last ten years death by the parents or parents or adults like clever but there is no for like the oddly enough and i was surprised by this actually in a lot of these movies. It relies a lot on fart jokes. There was one yeah one like and i think it was in the trailer so it's not even like a big reveal like so that at those like super easy and it was not even bumping up my rating just for that and it's not even like we don't even hear it which is normally the big joker. It gets all the kids in that theater laughing. I think he just says it and so that was clever. I liked the interactions. I've read so i i gave it a good as well nick being that you are a <hes> pokemon trainer in your time god. I wish that <hes> did you run a gym pokemon go. Is that a thing that you could do. I did not run on a gym. I don't think they had that capability back. When i was playing i briefly was the <hes> the champion of jim oh but that jim is now gone. It was at a hospital near where i live and <hes> it's gone now. I don't know what i'm talking about. Pokemon go <hes> which of octagenarian playing pokemon go like yeah and you'll face. Gladys knows all of the other nerds who just like sitting outside the hospital. We're all playing pokemon. Go and not talking to each other nice okay. It was a weird summer. <hes> i'm gonna give this thing. A clean clean sweep but what's wild is that i've been on your show a couple times on. This isn't the first time ever gonna give a film a good thing so yeah this is this is a good movie. It's a a good time. If you are a poem on fan then there's plenty for you to see an geek out about in terms of the references in the world building and just just seeing your random favorite pok mon here and there <hes> one of my favorite genuine pok mon was ginga and it's a pretty cool moment. I was psyched about that as the ghost one. Oh okay yeah the purple with <hes> and yeah it was. It was really cool. I kind of felt like i wish i was like nine years old and watching this although let some parts of it probably does get slow which is the <hes> my dad parts of the movie yeah i had twenty minutes out of this movie didn't need to be two hours long now. Now i would have been good with just twenty minutes of basically pokemon nature footage of just like show me yeah. What else is in these mountains. Just show me like just fly over the city a little bit more. Show me more pok. Oh come on just living in places <hes> but i definitely think that it's a good especially with how harsher rating system is. It's a. It's a degree of good but it is a good okay. <hes> i definitely appreciate that one. Quick pokemon question that i do not understand sure okay cuban yeah super cute super door will great scene in this is he the only one because he wears his mom skull and it was like if there are multitudes of cuban. They all wear their mom skull. Yes that seems seems weird. They all do that seems real weird. I know there's some dark stuff in that first generation of pokemon like that has to do with an entire story line in the games where <hes> people think that there's this ghost but it's a it's a marijuana which is the evolution of q bone and like you meet a sad q bone and then you eventually piece it together that like the cubans mom is dead and now it's in this cemetery thing that you have to get through in order to get things so that you can go to <hes> jim battle adult and yeah. It's a okay somethings get surprisingly darkened pokes because i was thinking if there was only one cuban that make sense where your mom's skull. She was the last one of her kind. If there are x number of cubans who all were their moms skull that seems weird and my favorite genuine pok mon cipher where recite there is a good one. That's a great pick like i loved side because it was his sweet praying mantis razor blade <hes> fly. I was also hoping that <hes> we will see a goal duck since aside duck is in this one but oak such i also have like ten different pokemon who were my favorites from jen. One goal duck was one of them side. I like psych was funny in this. I liked that <hes> interaction so cool okay so that wraps it up four put him on detective pika chew all three gave it it good <hes> yeah i definitely think people like nick and other people who have a bit more understanding of mon- will enjoy this more than i did just because even though i liked it i i knew i was missing. Things and i could feel it and i could hear it from the people behind the next to me. <hes> like there was a kind of villain reveal the people who got really excited about that. I just nothing absolutely nothing yeah so google. 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Episode 137: Jack FM [Patreon Preview]

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Episode 137: Jack FM [Patreon Preview]

"Welcome to another patriot episode. Jack is back. I'm Jack I'm back from Costa Rica, feeling relaxed feeling a little tired. You sound relax by somebody reliant. So relax, I go to tropical Jag come come back a little too. I come back with an island accent. I would come back with a Jamaican accent. Come back. Costa rica. Full roster. Not even a coast. It's your you come back with Jamaican exactly. Oh, Costa Rica. Harian tar guardian. Well video while I was there, I was thinking about I was thinking a lot of great bits. I could play on my girlfriend. One of them was that as soon as I got off the plane. I wanted to pull out a lay from my bag and put it. Or be looking for them the whole time, you know, just like where we're the laze. And then the other one would be a prank over know if it'd be a myself or anybody who listens to this podcast or respects me, but just come back with my hair and breads like full on shore. Full on middle school vacation vibe. Yeah. For the -cation dole is all grades. And like a we gemin- shirt. Yeah. That'd be America. It'd be cool. If you go somewhere on vacation, where there's palm trees, you're in Jamaica year, and you could get braids. And if you're smoking weed, you're in Jamaica where the steel drums. Yeah. I'm ready here. Some steel drums if you're jacking off to girls gone wild. You're in Jamaica. Oh, I agree with that. Yeah. All right, Brandon. I actually wanted to get right down to business. So let's take this piece by piece. Okay. What did you how'd you start your day today? I know. But I, I wanted people to know on ticket piece by piece. What did you do yesterday was the first thing you did is this deposition? I had breakfast. Would you do after that, after that, I sent a I sent an Email and made a phone call? Let's let's what are you. What are ahead? Yeah. You left your car was the first major thing you did with your day. What was the first thing I did when I left the major event yesterday your day? Three PM yesterday. I went to the arc light and watched detective Pika chew with my friend Gavin. Nice grave how good it's it's truly so good. It's perfect. It's everything you wanted to be avengers fuck of vendors endgame. Texas peak at you has heart. It's a fun, romp, and everything, everything about the Texas peak is timeless. All right. I'm gonna skip skip a little heads for the second time K, and then I'm been made aware that you did to comedy sets that day. Yes. So I finished the three PM screening of detective peak at you one hour forty five minute run time go back home, you know, go from home to the laugh, factory laugh, factory to the resident downtown. And then I went home and then talking to somebody about how much I love to Pika chew and I was like you know what there's those? The arc light eleven. Well back to the ark light. Yeah. Went to a different theater. No. I mean, the arc lights that's where you wanna go see movies. The employers possibly on the same shift taking your ticket again. Did like a double take this difference? You saw Pika chew twice in the same day. Yeah. How was really good. That's I mean, even better, the second time. I'll tell you that. Do you what is probably sat in your own, like old popcorn from earlier the same theater, like room, different room? Yeah. Okay. At least you had that I was like, oh, this is like this is like, what my haters think I do. Yeah. Somebody that hates me is like fucking Wardell. Probably just fucking need. Probably go go see detective chew twice in one day. And I and I did, and I don't regret it. I think it's like this. And like did eight triple take doing a looney toon style. Yeah. Well, I was like, why I walked, I was like I, I mean, I watched that a second time it was like y'all could make me go back to the old me. I felt like I felt the toon zone coming on. You told me at like, in a in a paragraph of facts, you just tossed it in amongst the lot of stuff. You're like I saw detective Pika choose so great. I saw twice a day. Really? Yeah. Leaders twice ever seen a movie in theaters twice in one day. Yeah. I mean, I've seen movies. I've seen beach twice in theaters part of me still spring breakers. I saw spring breakers four times in theaters. But this is the first time I watched a movie twice in one day. Freak behavior to separate tickets to. Different friend. Yes, with Courtney, Natalie. Okay later that is so funny to me. Yeah. Rocks. I'm saying here for all perfect, India, you should see. I'm one hundred percent gonna go. Chelsea might even see twice but not in the same day. It is like eight is I was shocked hoping head, I'm gonna see this movie hundred percents. Yeah. I mean I was like I the thing I think what is so exciting about it is that, like it didn't have to be good. Yeah. Like eight truly like it would have made the same amount of money. If it fucking sucked. They could've easily made a shitty movie. It would have been so easy to make detective peak at you, shitty Renton, yes. Pika chew. He's fica. Chew was he deadpool Ascot. All I mean it's like the same voice but, like no, there's not being that police now. Now, like yeah. Yeah. I bet I know what you think about me thinking. Oh, this little pip squeak, guess what? Yeah, shove it up your Kieser. You big fuck tarred. Yeah. There's no there's no like to camera like than black Betty starts. Yeah. Like a cute mouse. I guess. That. Yeah. Like, yeah. Like. CGI coming up. Yeah. These two Astles think they're pretty tough. But I guess they don't realize they're gonna meet my friend, Mr. thunder shock. Yeah. Oh, yes. Oh. Oh, I would fuck in another video game franchise movie shit like that. No, there's none of that. There's not. It's very pure like it's very period. It's funny, it's really perfect, like I have truly no complaints about it. I think it's a it's really great. And then, like there's no like avengers. I was like sort of complaining about all of this guy. See shit where it's like, oh fucking. Oh, look. It's Thorpe playing fortnight and the hulk is dabbing. And it's like, yeah, that shit's ephemeral. That's not gonna. That's ages like milk. You watch that two years from now. You watch it now for like Thorpe lane. Four night. Now is already like very like, cringe. Yeah. But detective Pika CHU is a perfect movie. Yeah. I think there's something to be said about, like just like. Characters shouldn't be on their phones. That much like I like I like when like care when like movies don't involve like like too much like modernity like where it's like it takes place in modern times. But it's not like oh, we're watching text bubbles Papa. Oh shit. You know, like apple sound effects and stuff. Yeah. Yeah. Like that's always like that. I never really liked product placement yet. It no problem connects. So what's that? What about polkadot X's? There's none of that really. There's no, the thing is. I think that you is a Polk among guy. I'm not really a Pok Mon guy. Like you are actually surprising. I know. That's yeah, absolutely. But you can you can walk in having known nothing about any of these characters, and you will you will fall in love with the this, this film. Yeah. It's the opposite of how. About the marvel movies. Oh, sure the vendors the, the marvel movies. I mean avengers, endgame specifically, and I don't want to waste time shitting on these movie. No. Oh, no, no, no. But I've tried watching them and it's just like the stakes are too big. I'm really small like they spend one minute setting up a bad guy. And he's just like some do for me as a person who didn't macbooks just like some guy, and he's like aimlessly pissed off. And he's like, yeah. My goal is to blow up the universe. I'm gonna blow up time. Yeah. And then just like. For me watching. I'm like, all right. Like go ahead, I guess go ahead like everything. You're yeah. Everything's gone. Everything's gone. The nothing is gone. Yeah. It's like all right. But then there's like, you know, then you have Tony stark whatever news like I got I got do something about this. But first time for some e c d c. Yeah. Like, yeah. They love the pepperoni. What's your name pepper turn on my shower? Glenis palatine. John. Yeah. Like, right. It's a lot of that a lot. I mean, that was like a big problem with guardians of the galaxies, all the I liked that movie though grabs I do like guardians of the galaxy. But like I. You know, it's like a lot of it's all those movies. They're, you know, it's all I feel like it's all bait. It's all nerd bay. But the tech I've thought the galaxy, there's their soundtrack choice was had deep enough cuts. Whereas fun and interesting. You know, like, I hate it made sense. I hated that movie that you really liked baby driver because I didn't love baby is I was just like literally laughing at the soundtrack, the whole time. Yeah, I got went into this reading the reviews like a, a music lovers dream, and it's like it's the premises about this guy. He's like, yeah. I'm really passionate about music. Have you heard of this band called Queen? Yeah. Listen. Listen to the song. It'll blow your mind and he like, puts headphones on it. It's like bohemian rap Steve. I don't remember any of the it was all like that. Like like, there's like parts where he gets like he becomes happy. He's like sad. The whole movie then like good happens to many puts on like for rows. Happy was that the, the last big Spacey movie. I don't know. Maybe he's making my Sunday, maybe it'd part of that film. Yeah. I, I think my my biggest problem with and game. And it's sad. It's just sort of whatever, you know. Like I, I understand, like the marvel cinematic universe has very passionate fan base, and they, they like seeing all the characters at once onscreen, but for me as a casual viewer, I am, like okay so let me get this straight before I watched this three hour movie I've to watch five hundred movies, exactly I in order to understand this three hour film. I have to watch like how many hours. Yeah. And they all. The same plot to. Right. It's just like you know you've seen a couple, it's like there's a guy that wants to blow everything up and these people are gonna stop them. And like they fight if you times. I mean, I'm glad you know, Paul Rudd was great. Man. Yeah. Dude, I've, I'm sorry com. Clue people. But I saw the title amp man. And I'm like, yeah I'm not I'm not gonna learn what this is. You know what is like listening? I'm not learning ant. Man. I knew that like Tim hijacker Neal hamburger both in it really. Yeah. It's like rules. Like I do love that they were like let the you know, the on cinema guys. I honestly anytime like somebody who. Has a podcast is in a major motion picture. I gotta show. I gotta tip my hat. I think a lot of people feel that way. And if you're a Hollywood executive listening to this, you got to podcast host right here, the same acting. I would be an vendors though. Yes. Yeah. We got to hit up the evanger, cameo where it's just like us in the middle. Look, how allergy feels the Kamya was like where in the where like baba, you know. You know in mid podcasts. Yeah. Tony stark fan. Tony stark comes into our podcast plugs in his, you know. How about some real audience? Any hits the AC DC? Yes. Oh, yeah. That was a big part of iron man won like the ACC Cadillac. But. Vernon Brown out. I think that was just an ironman, one. I mean he, he would like, yeah, I was never sure is diabetic. Or non diabetic sound like is iron man. 'cause you you'd arrive land to a fight playing was always unclear. Is he blasting this out of his suit? Yes, he is. He has speakers inside the suit. Maybe I'm really crass head side headphone, you imagine if like, like, downton Elliot's right outside my window right there. Q magin, if like there's suddenly this like creature destroying downtown. We're both horrified and shocked earth-shattering calling ironman, credo. No. Like, whatever villain, it is. Right. They sure there's, like some or yes. Giant thing knocking down buildings terrified. And suddenly like somebody flies in to fight him. But he's also blasting EC. ECDC back in black. I wouldn't like that. I. Oh yeah way. Why is he listening to AC me feel safer? Yeah. I would definitely have a moment. I'll be relieved when they're fighting for sure. But then, I'd like ten seconds in be like way, is he playing blasting as Lhasa the just like the classic rock radio station. Jack Jack FM playing Jack FM station that like my father listened, sue between tracks, just like, hey, Jack you left you boxers at my house, forgot about the track bumpers. Yeah. They're always like I was I always wanted to spread a rumor that I'm the one who writes those, like, I'm just like, that's my job copywriter. I'm just like I'm 'cause they're always weird non sequiturs just like yeah. Hey, Jack, I'm at the door again. Yeah. Yeah. It's not a joke. You're just doing a weird voice. So yeah, it's just like a state. Right. Yeah. Full non-sequitur. Yeah. Best Jackson, the doghouse again. Yeah. Oh, we should you know that's my name. So we should throw him. We should have those drops. Honestly, maybe for the lifestyle of some Jack FM drops Jack, we gotta you had the first time we did a live body drop apple got a fully. We gotta make use of the need to. I wonder where I could get the archive. Yeah, that might be a good task for the discourse. Some Jack FM. Yeah. That's, that's, that's a dischord mission for sure. I want to address something that happened while you were away. The New York Times posted a an absolute hit piece, of course. Failing New York Times the failing New York Times back at it again with, with the fake news. They posted an op-ed in the New York Times cooking section just called the apple spritz is not a good drink. And then there's an entire article this is an article this is a an article written by Rebecca pep ler south name. Yeah. Rebecca pep ler first off. That's not a real person that pep ler. That sounds like a fucking like Tim, and Eric, like Cinco industries. Like that sounds. Fake default, not trust based off your Lee wrote like a fucking full op Ed about why apple spritz is not good. Like it's it's learning saying, what's, what's the premise basic premise, is that will like the Beila like not by whatever the under the headline when it's like a brief summary of the art of. Yeah, it says the popular Instagram friendly apper apetit drinks like Capri sun after soccer practice on a hot day, not in a good way and then it's like a whole thing because it's like it's seasonal. But it's like also it's also like that should just be sweet. Isn't that right about higher? Art of you'll never need to write about something nowadays just tweet that just you. Why are you fucking like maybe it's just content farming. Maybe it's just like oh, they're trying to get a reach like I great. They would probably write something, specifically, she might have known you're going to get mad at it. Yeah. Yeah. I, I definitely a one pro those those clicks. Yeah. Did you say the one, apple pro Applera spritz person because it's a strong? I mean you might be up there. No, it's like a strong hike the compliment. Oh, thank you. Yeah. I'm gonna swallow backup player for us. Not, not Rebecca pep. Yeah. Back the opera spritz defense force is strong. We are we are we do not forgive. We do not forget. This is heading into dangerous territory playing this heading I'm playing. I don't wanna reach the end of it. I gotta like that's just sort of where my brain goes, I I've like I've done like too many stand up shows world just like you know, I'm in rift zone. Yeah. And I'll just be like I gotta gun. I brought to the comedy club. I'm gonna use a gun. Oh my God base. God, what are you doing? Why are you getting? Why are you getting sucked up in public pusher pants? Get that girl away. What are you doing? What are you guys doing? God. You come you right now. The funky take it. I'm getting my dick side, bro it a back of the cuts. Grow bro, the fungi doing that. You mess it up. My fun time bid stop. Setup move away, get away, get away getting my dick sucked in the public. Yeah. Get my dick sucked in the puppet. Yeah, I'm in the public bids getting my dick sucked up and getting my dick sucked up, flatly did my up. Yeah, I had a real bad bitch, suck. 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"Everyone has a dream that fills there aren't a journey. They must take destiny to fail as close as your imagination insists magical place when wondrous creatures with incredible powers help make dreams come true. It's the world. Welcome to now planes, popey mon- retrospective series. You ever see you double? We're on the big stream part of now playing video game movie review series. Not that the game. Hosted by Arnie your dictum to caffeine. I could stop whenever I want. These are just choices another round extra shot his nine Sweden. Justin. And Stewart then this is just one more challenge. They follow their hearts that what sets them apart and will make them talk him out. This podcast may contain detail. What spoilers and mild language? This is what a French would call caveat fees. Listener discretion is advised. We're going to do this. Jets. Today. We're discussing pokey mom detective chew. Starring Ryan Reynolds. Justice Smith Kathryn Newton, sufi Waterhouse, Omar Shapiro. Chris gear Ken one ABI and Bill Nighy directed by rob Letterman. This is the now playing co host with a generous tongue. Artie grumpy on the outside adorable inside it Stewart. And this is Justin finally caught him all or at least all the ones I care to catch at this point. Yeah, we're at a last poking stop the real one the one that told us we would have to go back and find animated movies to watch the build up to detective Pika chew. Now. This is a game each week. We try to feature different Pokemon game. Here's one that. I suspect I might like if in fact it is detective game how much of it is a Pokemon game. Arnie? It's weird to me because I had not heard of detective Pika chew the game before I'd heard of detective Pika chew the move. But I went out I got it was for the three D S. And I was doubly shocked because it came copyright twenty eighteen I'm like, wow. Did they make it in parallel? Did they just release? It early is supposed to be a movie tie in game. Like they do. Now, I forgot over in Japan. It was released in two thousand sixteen took a while for its worldwide release into be translated into English, but it's a totally different Pokemon game than any other. And it is the first game to feature eight talking Pokemon where you have a peek at shoo who can speak English that only your character. Tim can understand. Okay. And Tim's father is dead or missing. And you have to go with this peak at you and solve mysteries and try to figure it out. And I'm surprised it involves the drug armor, and you too. And all right. They really paralleled the plot of this movie quite a bit off of the plot of that game. There is even a reporter who helps out. Outs. There are differences. And there's a lot more detail. I loved the style of it. It was an adventure game. And I like adventure games too. I go back to my favorite of all time. The first Gabriel Knight the sins of the father. And I look at that kind of thing when I want a really good adventure game. I loved how this game personified the Pok Mon where because peak at you can talk to Pokemon, you can interrogate an or interrogate a swab Lou, you know, and have them just in their daily life. You're not trying to catch anything. You're not trying to fight anything. You're just trying to talk to it. And you see a palm hanging out in a tree. But it was so simplistic it really felt you'd for like eight year olds like boys I adventure game. I mean that might be right. I mean, this might be the first adventure game you play before you graduate to the more adult ones. I mean, Pok Mon probably works. Is that stair step? It really did a lot of hand holding chew himself would be like, why did you go? Over there. And do that thing if you spend too long not doing that thing. And there's a lot of what I call pixel hunting, which I've never liked an adventure games where you're literally just walking around you have to search the bushes for a Puccini as though I'm going around leg just randomly running into bushes until it finally gives me the little icon says I'm at a Bush where I can do something I found it slow, and I didn't beat it. But reading reviews a lot of people say it's too Short's in too easy. I would agree with slow and easy. But I liked the story. Just didn't catch me in adventure game way. Because like you found a black feather, and you're like this black feather belongs to one of four Pokemon and it lists. And I'm like, well, it's obviously the mercury. I can't just go to the Mirko to go and talk to all the other birds first and get their others and peaks us like this others, gray. It's not black. It's not a match. And so I mean looking at the screen shots. It does look like it is aimed at a younger audience. I mean, maybe like fifth sixth seventh graders. Yeah. I just couldn't believe it ended up with so much of the similar plotlines in regards to everything except for the end twist of this movie, and it takes place in this bright daylight, happy space as compared to this movie, which feels like this is what happened to blade runner when the Pokemon and. Yeah. So it's not a phenomenon they base of movie on it because it was the property that was out at that time if they had developed a different game, we might be getting a different movie. Well, they wanted to do a movie that did not have ashen it. They felt like it's time to move the Pokemon universe away from Ashish. All right. I was really wondering that you know, we had even hypothesized that maybe team rocket would show up here. They're not going to know. There's no teams. There's no pokey tournaments. I can't say there was no pokey battles. Yeah. They sneak one in here. But that was the Pokemon companies big feel was that they needed to bring in somebody other than Ashish. And so they had this game that they developed, and they just realized this would be an interesting premise to go for a movie and the talking Pika chew. Apparently that was a concept from the nineties or early two thousands. They were going to have a different anime series where the Pokemon could talk. And they scrapped that idea. But they thought if the concept was right talking could chew could work. So they spent a long time designing the characters and figuring out the Pok Mon and how they would look real life. And then unlike previous video game movies, we've discussed where the company signs off and says you own my video game go make the movie this is pretty much a Pokemon company movie. You saw the pokey ball logo with the film studio titles at the top. They were very protective of their franchise. They wanted to be sure that this showed it in the right light day were involved in almost every decision. Rob Letterman had to work closely with them and sell them on a lot of ideas, rob Letterman, I think what I've seen of his is shark tale. Yeah. Rob Letterman is an animator who has graduated the kids entertainment. He made a quasi live action Gulliver's travels with Jack black and goosebumps movie that when I actually did see where they tried to throw in all of our L Stein's books into one big house party, basically. It worked. Okay. I suppose if you like that book series, if you're the right age, I don't know enough about him other than he seems to have credentials for making children's entertainment and clearly if you're making detective Pika chew use Ablade runner, but they're not gonna go that Nawar. It's not gonna be that dark maybe darker than the animate we've seen, but they want to make sure that the youngest audience members get served here. So they found a director to do that and start to do that. When I say dark. I mean, literally it takes place at night, and there's a lot of neon in the city don't mean emotionally dark as for the star. You know, I wanted to see this. I really wanted to see Ryan Reynolds squall Andy circus and be on the sets and doing the MO cap for Pika chew no much like the gardens of the galaxy. They did this whole film. And then they got Ryan Reynolds to do voice over pretty late into the game from what I can understand. They just knew they needed a star to be chew. But the script was what the script was. And there was another person doing the mole cap on set. And being a stand in Pika chew. I wasn't talking about right? The stars just as Smith in my mind. With their Ryan was the focus of this movie. I think you can ignore that. He's involved the advertisements tell you. He's the star. But I do think it's kind of what she said last week Justin about, you know, you have a son that is now twenty something that used to love Pok Mon they're clearly going for that audience by casting this actor as someone that used to wanna be a collector, and now has a J job and insurance and has real life lows and is thinking about that time of his childhood again. I think that that's who they're targeting with this movie people that grew up in the nineties loving Pok Mon drifted away, and maybe they can be caught and brought back to the series. What shocked me this movie's PG? I forgot there was a PG rating. I thought it went straight from GDP thirteen, but they did drop the thirteen from this. I think they're going for all audiences. But yeah, I saw this with Marjorie who, unfortunately, it's kind of like I said, I'm just going to try. Hair when once for the show deer, and she's like, well, we do. And now, she's a junkie. She got back on the Pokemon. Go train. Sitted nancy. All right. Over and all your MerVal. Stuff's going to be in the closet. You're gonna be with gigli puff. And then we went, of course, with Ryan, you're Pokemon friends. Yes. We've talked about him when we did the board games and things so he had to be at this film opening night sold out theater. I couldn't believe it every seat Dakin. No gotta ask since we don't really have a Pokemon fan on the show. I've tried to play that role. But was he going arms folded like, oh, I don't like what they've done to my series. Or was he really excited to see them try this? He was really excited. You said you can't imagine any of the Pokemon people who loved Ed pool, he loves dead pool. And he couldn't imagine anything better than deadpool as Q. Okay. Yeah. I mean to that point. I took my son Tyler he's twenty four and he was very excited to get to this movie. Despite the fact, the Reimann was in like he is kind of over the whole deadpool thing just because his dad has deadpool tattoo is that it's possible. But I also think that age group is a little bit more jaded with the. Whole comic book movie stuff. I think they're ready for something new and Pok Mon is that then I feel like a little bit has. Oh, and you're jetting comic book nece into this to kinda grab maybe a little bit of the older audience, which would be us. So I think it does two things I would have gone to see this movie with or without Ryan Reynolds. But to me hearing that he's in it kind of gave it a little bit of legitimacy going in. Yeah. You need a movie star. I agree if they did not have an above the title name to put on this. I think it would only be attractive to the youngest members of the audience. I don't think anybody thirty or older would go for it. If you didn't grow up with Pok Mon would be telling you, this is not for you. I saw it with very small audience. I've mentioned last week. I bought the first ticket available on Thursday, which is four o'clock in the afternoon. I think people don't have jobs don't have something to do. There were no children in my audience. There was about ten people. How many of them were at the Pokemon tournament. We went to one. And I stayed far away. Like, oh, don't recognize me, please. I don't wanna be like that guy that really screwed up the tournament that loser. That apparently didn't know anything about Pokemon, and is now showing up on the opening night for show like I just felt very very self conscious crept into the back. But they were there. There was also people like holding e wearing caps, and I wouldn't call it caused play per se, but they were clearly fans, and they were all twenty five or older, my audience was all over the map, age wise. But there was a lot of families. I would say parents who came more than one parent. So it wasn't the the kid wants to go. You take him. Honey, there were both parents and children of all ages. So I guess I was at Ringling Brothers might eater. We went the six forty fives or not the first showing in the afternoon. But I was surprised how few kids were in my theater, we had a pretty pack year. It wasn't to the rafters or anything. But it was mostly twentysomethings and thirtysomethings. Not all of kids. Yeah. I ever reminded constantly even though in my head. This was a property for eight year olds. It really is not it's not exclusively for children. And at this point. It's been around long enough that it's park or fans are probably twenties. You gotta think hopefully that they've been able to bring a new fans I'd say hopefully for the longevity of their own franchise. I don't care. But yeah, there are the fans like Ryan who have stuck around with it for twenty years. And I feel this movie does a decent job of trying to be all things to all people. Well, let's talk about that. If there's a controversy connected to this movie. I couldn't find too many is the fact that they're going to launch this at the head of summer like this is a big tent pole and they're going to go up against ventures. They have some hope, and I guess listeners already know the answer to this that they're going to beat in game this weekend at the box office. For the first time of in games run. I'm not convinced of that. I think it had an okay opening. But what's it projected to do? They were tracking it at eighty million. If you can believe it how but we're recording on Saturday morning there. Now have a revised estimate of sixty million. And it did beat endgame for Friday box office is the first time and game. Didn't hold the number one for a day. If that continues, obviously and game will be number two to Ryan Reynolds still going to put my chips on captain America and Tony start. I think that while there is going to be some initial interest. I think in America, at least this is an up hill battle to sell for major summer, all audiences entertainment. I think it will probably grow slow here. And then do gangbusters in Asia, you know, another slight little controversy was in this week leading up. Ryan Reynolds tweeted out a link to version of this. Movie. Yeah. And if you went to the link it showed the actual opening credits of the movie and followed by two hours of an animated dancing Pika chew now. Okay. All right. That's kind of funny. It was something you couldn't look away from. And I did like the mean where they took actual eighties VHS of robotics, workout footage and intermixed it with that and intercut and saw that they were doing the same thing. Again. I wish Ryan Reynolds had done more cap. I would love nothing more than to see the MO cap of Ryan Reynolds doing this dance that the animated Pika chew as I mean, if you've ever seen James guns recording. He did the dance of baby group for the opening of guardians to it's just a sterile to see a gangly adult male do those days. I'm not sure Ryan is really into this. I've only seen a little bit of promotional material. He looks pained on the red carpet he smiling he's showing up, but I don't feel like he's excessively proud to be doing this. This is uncalled compared to his peers. Right. Like, they're laughing at him that he had to do the Pokemon movie. I can't think that and you know, how these actors they like to do these projects for their kids row will Giulio with streetfighter did it for his kid. I mean, I saw an interview with them. Ryan Reynolds said that they sent him video they took some Diallo from a different project and sink into Pika chew. When his daughter saw that she like flipped out and was so excited that her dad was peak at you. He did it for that. But yeah, I'd say he's not as invested in it as he is dead pool. He's not cove writer. He's not co producer. They pitched over project, and he did it. And I don't think he's embarrassed. And I'm sure he was paid a ton of money just for three or four days of voices. Over about why you do it. I know why he did it. I'm saying when it's time to be proudly talking about your work. I don't see that. I see him using some jokes and some quips and hoping that you know, he can survive this. And you know, what Stuart to that point? I think you're right incensing that he's not fully on board with this. And I don't think it's because he's embarrassed of the property. I think he's more embarrassed by like, the hipster nece vibe of him doing this at it invites like, I don't think he wants to be perceived as the hipster who schilling Pok Mon stuff rather than opo CNN's embarrassing thing to be attached to. Yeah. I mean, his image. If he has success at this point in his career, it's all tied, but dead pool and to be doing this kind of a PG property that's proudly PG that hurts. I didn't get that impression. But I don't feel he's invested in it, whereas he's a producer and co writer of the deadpool films here he was a hired gun. Brought in at the last minute. It obviously he added some stuff. I noticed when watching this film, some of the lines that Pika chew says that feel a little bit ad libbed peaches not on screen for. They did not even animate it. He just said into the sound booth there like it's too late. Let's just cut to Justice Smith while he says this line, right? Well, why don't we cut to the plot? And Arnie we can find out what detective chew discovers Justice Smith plays. Tim Goodman, herbs are Goodman. But I think that name is pretty obvious as obvious as ask him his life is pretty solitary. Unlike most people he doesn't even have a Pokemon companion his 'isolation comes from his childhood. He was a trophy winning Pok Mon trainer until the death of his mother. His father Harry was wrapped up in work. And so Tim went to live with his grandmother and ignore all things Pok Mon this changes when Tim gets word of Harry's death. He goes to rhyme city to take care of his father's affairs. I was really hoping it was R H Y M E city, and it was full of rappers. That's where I thought he was gone. Going, but no rhyme city is unusual because Pok Mon in humans live there equally. There is no capturing Pok Mon in pokey balls, and no Pokemon battles. The city is the brainchild of Howard Clifford played by Bill Nighy Clifford has a withering disease that is never actually named as it. No. And so he researched Pokemon of allusion to cure himself. He came back from that research. I don't think he was cured. But he decided he needed to make a Pokemon human utopia. He's also really rich and owner of C N M news network, but Howard son Roger played by Chris gear doesn't agree with his father's plans. But back to Tim he's supposed to be our main character. I'm talking a lot about Howard in Harry's apartment. Tim discovers Pika Choo who can speak English. And who sounds like Ryan Reynolds? But Only Tim could understand the evolved. Yellow mouse. Also in Harry's apartment is a vial of drug labeled are which when released. Causes some nearby. Palm to go nuts in Tak, Tim and Pika chew you has ISSA. But he knows he was Harry's Pok Mon companion, and if he survived the car crash that killed Harry, maybe Harry did to no body was ever found. And so Tim and Pika choose start to investigate Harry's death. They're aided in their investigation by CNN turn Lucy. Stevens played by Kathryn Newton and her companions side. The clues lead them to a research facility owned by the Clifford's there. The Clifford's held Mutubu captive extracting his DNA using it to create our which makes Pokemon go insane. They also experimented with Pokemon growth. Making giant Pok Mon the foursome realized the villainous Howard to escape his dying body Howard found a way to transfer human consciousness into Pokemon bodies. But that could only be done when the Pokemon was crazed on the arduous using a headset of some sort Howard transfers his consciousness into Mutubu then during a parade taking straight out of Batman eighty nine Howard releases the ARGUS and uses. His power as MU to to transfer the consciousness of all humans, Pokemon bodies peak q fights Howard and mute body while Tim just removes the headset off human Howard that returns Musone consciousness, and he does all the weird body hopping that Howard had done mutual to also reveals that Harry did die in the car crash but Mutsu transferred. Harry's consciousness into his could chew the detective Pika chew has been Harry for reasons. I don't really get beauty needed. Harry son in order to bring Harry back in human form. But hey, it does. And it looks like Ryan Reynolds and Pika CHU is back to being just a normal peeka- peekapoos he could chew but through this adventure, Tim, and Harry reconnected and Tim decides to leave his job as an insurance appraiser to stay in rhyme city and become an investigator like his dad as credits. Roll the opening titles. Here was an odd font is this like English letters that are trying to look Japanese. No sitting in theater, I turned to Tyler to joke. And I said that says a Warner Brothers picture. I can reject knees. I got an elbow to the ribs for that one imported on culturally offensive. It was hard to read. I can understand, you know, trying to make a font feel a certain way, but it was difficult to read what they were trying to do and it was over stylized. And at this whole enterprise is what I suspected to be Pokemon company. Trying to catch them all trying to get all those American kids that love them twenty years ago, and then wandered away. What better hook than to start with mute too? I mean that first movie was the biggest grossing in America by far every kid of the right age Saulat in theaters to replay it here in the beginning. It is kind of a grabber. It did give excited to think that he was going to be the central figure. This movie starts off with scenery that we've seen from the first movie that we reviewed and my first thought was like, wow. This feels like it might be the final exam for our Mr. poking. Really pay off like studying and knowledge brought a little excitement to this franchise that otherwise I wouldn't have had any idea of what I was looking at at the beginning here on the reverse of that though, I wonder if anyone that had never seen Pokemon before. But went because they did like Ryan Reynolds deadpool what they would be understanding. I have to wonder what it would be for them. I mean when I walked out with Ryan, I said, well, they basically did a live version adaptation of Mutua strikes back, and I'm really sad that I know that now. But yes, I feel like just off the bat. They've made a movie that will only appeal to people with at least a passing familiarity with the Pokemon franchise if you are here. Just because hey that trailer looks good in that Pika chew looks cute, but I've never played Pokemon game. I've never watched Pokemon cartoon. I do think you're going to be fairly lost. They do their best to try to explain it in the beginning and have a couple of tropes here. But yeah, if I didn't know what a mutiny was coming in. I think I'd have been pretty lost. Agreed not the new stuff. I mean, even I don't really know what's been going on in the more recent seasons of the television. But for the people that were into it in ninety nine two thousand all of those major players all those Pok Mon from that original generation. They're all going to be popping up here. They do try and show you a normal battle here. At the beginning. We start in a field. And we have these two kids that are kind of dressed like Ashish trekking out there to catch a Cubo. I thought one of them might be ash because he has the red hat, and then it turned out. It was the actor who plays dope in Dir from dead. Yes, again, they don't want you to forget. Yeah. Ryan Reynolds is dragging along a couple of buddies into this movie. I can't decide was the scene filmed as a pickup after they got Ryan Reynolds. Yes, I'm going to say, yes. In feels because we never see Jack again because it just feels totally throat in here. Probably because test audiences said what's going on? What's Pok Mon again? I think of myself before I started the series. I didn't know anything. I wouldn't have known that. You threw a big ball into a field and cauda Pok Mon and that they had to agree to it. I certainly didn't know they wore the skulls of their mothers creepy little above with pedia. Actually did clarify for me. Yes. The actually wear the skulls of their mother was off of. Of the fact that okay this movie, and it's quote, unquote realistic depictions of Pok Mon, which I'll say, then never photo real to my mind, but they're stylized enough that I go with the world, but this cou bone with his bone there. They took away of taking this creepy ass thing that somebody put it a game. And what was that animator thinking when they put a skull on this thing where they thinking that it was the skull of the mother is that an idea they had, but he sounds like an e walk. He's hats hysterical when he's attacking with that bone. Yeah. They turned into a bid, of course, that Tim is reluctant we since that much about him from the beginning is that he is not really engine this. And he throws it out there. Hey, I caught him. He seems a little bit happy. But it's yellow light green light did really work. And I take that to mean, probably because of his disinterest if he had been maybe more into it. Maybe Cuba would have wanted to be caught. And they would be friends. But Tim is a rare human in this world that is without a Pokemon companion and the way that they depict. This everyone has one it's less a pet and more like a spirit animal. It's like you have one Pok Mon that represents you and they follow you around. And are your little familiar? You said that you thought this movie might do better if they called the Pokemon go the movie instead of detective peak at you the movie I feel like this opening is for the Pokemon go people. Yes. Because seeing a coup bone just among the graphs throwing a ball at it seeing the yellow light and seeing the coup bone pop back out because what I throw my little balls that Pokemon in Pokemon go. I'm crossing my fingers every time that they stay in the ball. And I do have to feed them like treats. So that they want to stay in the ball and all that. So I felt like this was a round of Pokemon go. But instead of at the end the creature just running away the creature was pissed I feel like the. Visual style is Asian is taking a cue from Pokemon go. They aren't creating a aesthetic world that I would expect I would expect them to create a cartoon place. Like when we get to this big city here rhyme city, it's not like emerald city. It's not like we're going to technicolor Fantasia. It looks more or less like London. They even have the gherkins Faberge egg building, they are taking real world landmarks, and then just sticking Pokemon in there. Suddenly a snore. Lacks is sitting in the middle of traffic. And that is the way they wanted to look if looks like our world, but with the Pok Mon in it just like Pokemon Goethe's. I totally agree. And I think they did a pretty good job without I mean aside from the fact that they're like, you said there was a few iconic buildings from London that you could pick out if you know the area, but I felt like they did a good job of taking a familiar feeling city. But also putting somewhat of a Japanese overlay to it and making it feel. Elsewhere not of earth, but at the same time, and here's where for the first time ever, I regret are retrospective series format because all of us now know quite a bit about Pokemon, we've done the deep dive in the other theatrically released US films. And I wonder if others would get the joy, I got mostly from Pok Mon games though from playing the old Pok Mon for the original game. Boy, all the way through playing a ton of Pokemon go. But just seeing this world that we see even Tim's original city where he works as an insurance appraiser just seeing the Pokemon around. You know, seeing Trucco just against a window seeing that there are no birds in this world. In fact, they're going to show us. I had that theory given by listener that has been going around that Pokemon takes place in a post apocalyptic world. We're going to see here. No. This is some kind of alternate reality where Pokemon were around with the fair. Rose hieroglyphs with Pok Mon but seeing these Pok Mon just in everyday life hanging out walking next to people brought a smile to my face. We don't know anyone that has no familiarity with this to know how they would react. I would argue it's going to feel less fantastical than going to Toontown or some of these animated crossover movies. We've seen there almost intentionally trying to make it feel ordinary and not extrordinary like you're not going to you're not going to a mystical magical place you live in the regular world. And it just happened to be populated side by side in a utopian fashion with Pokemon now the thing that engineered here to get Tim on the train to go is a little confusing. His backstory is convoluted. We eventually get it because I'm an adult, and I can infer things from quick flashes of his life. As a boy, I get the fact that his father moved. The city after his mother died of some kind of disease for reasons, but I don't really understand why he would do that. And then why he would want his son to come with him the motivation in this movie, not only for that character. But for most characters is tenuous best. If you look too much to why people are doing things or what's going on. It's gonna fall apart. But if you're along for the ride e can go with it. I think the thing that thinking back on it kind of confuses me, we're not confused me the real world version of it is is that Ryan Reynolds was on board until later on. But I'm pretty sure all the flashback scenes with his dad they made a point to not show the characters face, but even from behind that was not Ryan Reynolds at all in any of those scenes. No, yeah. A big deal about he's a man in a trench coats in the rain, and we just he's the father that wasn't there. And I think it works metaphorically. It works at the idea that after tragedy hap-. Family sometimes people stop speaking to one another. I understand that a dad with throw himself into work, and maybe not emotionally present for his child. If his wife died, I get that. But it strange to think that he would take a job as a detective in a big city far away. And then try to reach out to his son three or four years later. That's not how I read it. I thought that maybe they were in rhyme city. And that's where they lived. I mean, there's the Tim's boyhood room there with the peak you bed and everything I thought that was his old place. And after his mom died. He went off with his grandmother, and he left town and big home. I think you might be right. I have to argue with that. Because he didn't know where they have lived. He had to get the card with the address from his partner. Oh, yeah. Yeah. They say it's a recreation of his childhood room. But it's confused. You'd almost think if this wanted to be. A shade darker something bad happened to the mom and the dad became a detective to try and find her killer. But since they wanna really downplay all trauma that happens to parents, including the opening car flit. We never really wanna focus too much on the idea that there's a dead human father in there because they waffle and because they're building a mystery. I feel like it ends up being a little more confusing than it needs to be. But we get the major point which is that Tim is on a train heading into a city where everyone is partner with Pok Mon except for him. And that makes him the odd man out and Pokemon. Just keep hitting on him. There's Liqi liquor on the. We've never discussed the liquor tongue. There are a lot of Pokemon here that I only know from Pokemon go that we've never seen in the movies never had a chance to discuss on the show Liga tongue is a pervert every time. I see him and poke mongo he's got this flap, and in who approved this showed me pictures that I actually I was like that's awful that someone would make that kind of slash. They were still from the actual cartoon just picking context, look like sexual positions. I couldn't believe it couldn't believe it. I thought that someone had done something nasty, and no, well, if they did like the Roger rabbit cartoonists, they slipped it in there. But I love seeing the lick tongue. Just and they found a way to downplay the perver- snus of that laughing tongue by making them just like Beethoven a big slobbery dog who's going to slime Tim on the train. He's just very affectionate. Now, I've already said my guys bulbs or Arne. I think. Your side guy more so than ever after this movie Justin do you have one? If you had to have just one who would it be, you know, coming into this not being attached any of them like? Yeah. Pika chew. Does it for me? Like, I always kinda gravitate to the main character for something like this. But I gotta say I'm coming around to bulb sore Boba Sor is cute. And I kinda dig the vibe of the bulbs or so, yeah, I'm sore guide now after all of this. That's where I land. I was hoping you were going to say, Mr. mime. I mean, he's. I know which one you witness. I kind of went over by square dole to like he's like part of the fire fighter team. I saw that. And like janitors they can help with the mopping just by spitting up the water. This is where we get all of the fan service. Basically, we see all in the background all the pan and the man champ and snore. Relax. And if you ever liked any of those original generation, they're doing something here in the background as Tim is walking to the police station. We even get a snuggle that the Lieutenant they are has made his Pok Mon I wondered if the snowball was going to bite him because he does look so grumpy and he's just sitting there. He's not growling. But I almost feel like he is. But when Ken went on becomes in the inspector of the snow bowl like mimics, his every movement that want to be leans forward, the snuggle leans forward. How can you not smile at this at this point? We've seen enough of these Pok Mon in three D four. Now that I can make an assessment of how well they're doing it. Because even in the animated version, I feel like there was five or six different artists with different styles, creating these Pok Mon, and that's not easy to take a flat to Diop jacked and create three d and make it look good. And for the most part. I think they've done it pretty well here. I mean every single one they've put on screen feels like the animated version and also feels like it's working in this real world. I like how they did the hair on some of them later on. We're gonna see a wet Pika chew and things the ones that have hair. They did great find detail work on that. I think some come off better than others. There's some affect shots that I go that needed some work. And indeed it may have been like we ran out of time or we farmed it out to the wrong effects house. And they didn't do as good a job as another one. But by and large. Yes, either. By the fact, that humans are living side by side with Pok Mon what I'm feeling though. It's strange is. I'm still feel. That kind of zinn calming of the anime cartoon looking at Roger rabbit, those animated characters work overtime to try and get in your face and win you over and be the center of attention there in spotlight here. These characters are much happier. Just being side by side, not drawing attention to themselves. You have to do the work to look for them. They're not as gregarious as I would have suspected people trying to push characters on an audience would have made just sitting there with Tyler in theater. I'm watching the movie, I'm paying attention to the main characters, and he's constantly whisper may only there so and so and they're so, and so and he was picking people out of the background and characters all over the place. So for that crowd. I think it's playing very well where it's like, even if it's not going to be somebody who gets a feature in the center of the screen. They're getting a lot of these Pokemon in there for the fans, but you know, what I mean like Bugs Bunny when he shows up with Mickey Mouse, and Roger rabbit. That's a moment where they really steal the scene and here again, I think it's just Japanese. I think there's just something more polite and unassuming about the way they present these characters that is just unexpected for western audiences. I like that though, that's what I really grooved too is if feels more real if these things were constantly disruptive and in your face and blowing things up and all of that if side were exploding all over the place. I never knew side exploded, you still want this one. I've got to ask once we get to his big moment more than ever. But I think that wouldn't work you'd have to have them in zoos, right? There's a reason that we allow birds to fly around us and we allow snakes around us, but we don't allow Tigers around us. Right. So I just love seeing a world where all these characters that I've been catching and they're hitting the big ones. They're not hitting super rare ones almost every Pokemon. I saw I got in. Pokemon go, and they just had an event that brought a lot of sidewalks and Pika choose and things to the front. So that it could tie into the movie, but it's tickling me in a way that is pure fan service. I hate fans service normally because I looked down upon it where it's like that's just such an easy lay. You know? But yet here I am getting laid because like much champ, and he's frigging traffic guard. Yeah. And I think the fact that this is the first live action movie after twenty one years why not give a little bit of fan service. I mean, we've never had this experience this tactile with them having this much interaction beyond Pokemon goes so go for it. But of course, the Pok Mon we really most wanna see shows up about nineteen minutes in the movie to kick off act to detective Pika CHU is going to be stumbling into the apartment around the same time that Tim is coming back to his father's apart. I think pe- could chew got there earlier because did you guys notice the? Movie the TV was on when Tim dot there. Yeah. I thought that was weird too. But I think you're right peak at you had been there. Well, did you notice what the movie was it went by pretty quick, but it felt like a home alone type reference? Yes. It was exactly home alone. It's the movie where they're like keep the change. You felt the animal they didn't play that line. But it is that fake movie from home alone. Awesome. I have no idea why it's doesn't foreshadow anything. But the brought that in home alone is they had dogs in home alone. They can't be in the same universe. Yeah. No. You know, what the fact that? It's Ryan Reynolds. It's neither asset or a negative. I actually ended up thinking it's an asset at the very end when they actually are going to use the actor. I think it's helpful to know that was him all of this time. But kind of like when a famous person goes on Sesame Street, they're doing themselves. It's more casual there, not really turning on their star wattage, and I'm not having to deal with Ryan Reynolds trying to be excessively funny. And again, he chew is not going to try and steal the movie away from this actor Justice myth. I totally agree with that store like being a guy who likes on rounds and his brand of comedy. I don't feel like it's necessary here like I almost feel like whoever they got to play peek at you. I would have been accepting of it's not like, right? Arounds took ownership of this character. Now, every time peekapoos onscreen, I need Ryan Reynolds to be that character. But you're right. It's also at the same time working just fine. If peekapoos choose gonna talk, I don't mind having him be kinda quickey and funny and a little bit sarcastic. I like the attitude they gave Pika chew here. But watching the trailers I thought it was all Ryan Reynolds. Right. The caffeine addict. And all of that. I thought it was stuff. He was bringing to the character that stuff from the fricken video game from twenty sixteen the detective Pika chew back then this caffeine. Addicted wise ass, I couldn't believe how it was almost like they sat and made the game. And we're like if we got Ryan Reynolds to do this. What would he be? Yeah. Who knows maybe they saw the first deadpool and said how can we make Pika achieve more like him? I don't know that seems unlikely, but I think we're all saying more or less the same thing. Ryan Reynolds is okay. And this is that the best you've ever said about Ryan Reynolds in his entire philosophy using killing to give. The praise of. Okay. I could say no actually the truth is I usually root for people even when I don't like them. I want to be proven wrong. I wanna see that they have a side that earns them the star power. They get and I get Ryan's appeal. It's just I have a trigger where I don't like to see immature middle aged men at this point in my life at something. I don't always find charming. But yes, I'm going to give him the compliment that he is adequate and neither an asset nor a detriment to this movie. I'll agree with that that he's not an asset in the way that I thought he would be either. And I do think this is the result of him being brought in just to read lines that were already written the animation mostly already done. It's Ryan Reynolds voice. And Ryan Reynolds inflection there's a couple moments where I do feel like maybe he brought something unique to it. But by and large I forget, it's Ryan Reynolds. It just becomes this cute little Pika chew. With is. He wearing too much Rouge is he kinda horrid up. I never really noticed the red spots on the cheek until I saw them in a real life scenario. Yeah. You do look at the Pokemon differently. Now that you can see them in this way, right now, I think the thing that's overshadowing all of this. I'm finally getting something that I said I've wanted every cartoon movie tension adult action things that are actually scary and traumatizing children Justice. Missed him has searched the apartment and found a vial a purple gas accidentally released it floats out the window. There were these cute little they're like these monkey Pok Mon eight bombs, they breathe the gas, and we can tell with an instance, they've gone purpose. Merv is the gnashing teeth they bust in there. And I'm thinking, well, we are actually going to see violence against humans and Pokemon committed by cute little things something this series has never done. Now, the purple gas sprays in Tim's face to. I mean, that's our red herring. Right. We're supposed to think. That's why he can talk to Pika CHU is because of the gas, right? And that's not going to be the case. But not. Nobody has ever been able to converse with a Pok Mon in history. So this is a big deal. A-bomb those things are creepy amputee Pokemon. Anyway, I don't know if you noticed they have arms with no hands their hands are cut off. And then they have a tail with a giant they their hands off their arms. I'd noticed the tail. Yeah. And so like freaking out because I never really the amputee of them has always bothered me in Pokemon, go. But seeing them like swing from things and use their little stubby arms to catch things. I'm like, oh my God. Yeah, they're creepy characters to begin with. And then to have them all amped up and on this arduous, man. It was pretty invigorating to start the movie with a little bit of a chase. They're running up the building and slamming doors and all that stuff. And it's a good way to Jek little bit of action into this. Otherwise meandering story so far, and I do think at least American kids today, even young. Ones are accustomed to this level. Like, the show would never dare to go this intense. But maybe it should maybe this is a signal that they can trust their audience to do that more. They run up on the roof, and they go down a garbage by the time the things get down onto the street level. Again, we can see it's worn off. It's a temporary thing. And it's all over and the only one freaked out about it is Tim who's now covered in certain running around trying to convince anyone that will listen that Pika chew was talking to him. I love the few times we hop and see an external person's perspective of beacon, shoelaces Pika that girl. You're adorable urine. Or that? I felt was a little Ryan Reynolds hitting on that girl, but I find Pika chew to be incredibly cute here from the outside. Yeah. This is a good seen. This is a good way to let us know as an audience that what is happening with Tim. And that the fact that he can understand Pika chew peak at you can understand him is actually happening without it being. Ng overly done to the point. Where it's I guess we get these two aren't supposed to be able to communicate like this. But it's happening. It's done. So in such a way that I enjoyed the set here as they're walking through the underbelly of rhyme city in going past the cafes and booth at think it works well here. Yeah. This is the Bladerunner part. I don't feel like much of the movie looked like blade runner. But this moment there, clearly, referencing readily, Scott and the neon and the fusion of eastern and western influences in the architecture and all that I wanna give a shout out specifically to Justice Smith. I actually think he's really good in this movie. And I didn't know who he was I had to look them up. I'm like is he some unknown Will Smith Siahaan like see like overshadowed by willow, and Jaden and all of that. It's not in that Smith family, but he's quite good. We had seen him in that last drastic world movie, basically doing this kind of comedy bits, and he's good at that in a kid's sitcom way. He got all the pratfalls all. The faces he can do all of that stuff. But when your skin emotional when he chew go back, and he sees the replica of his room, and he has to have these moments thinking about the dad and his complicated feelings, I think is actor sells these moments very very well. And again playing off nothing. I don't remember him from Jurassic world. I mean, I saw once in theaters, and I didn't like it, then so I purged it. But this guy is good. I'm surprised I don't know many of these cast members we're going to talk about Bill Nye and Ken one Tana be those are the two I do know it's easier to say the ones, I know them the ones I don't if I didn't just name them that I don't have any idea who these people are even if I've seen them in stuff. And so I'm surprised that they do as well as they do. I think I'll be seeing them again. Yeah. I'm right there with you. I don't know the majority of these people except for the big names that you just mentioned Ernie. But yeah, just the Smith does a great job here. And I also kind of fear that like he's going to be one of those actors that keeps getting work, and maybe even some leading roles and I'll just never. Remember his name or his face? It's like every time. I see him. It's can be rediscovering him. Again. Maybe he could graduate from this. I mean, Tom Hanks, you know, he started out in sitcoms. What I'm saying is I get the sense of this guy could be that good. He could go on and find real dramatic work. And in varied ways, he's shown me comedy and drama in the silly little movie. He's done more than is asked of him, and this film, and I want to celebrate that Kathryn Newton is an actress I've seen many many times as you guys are saying have never remembered her shoes in big little lies three billboards lady bird, all those movies. Do not know who she is. But she is this reporter that kind of blue in here with sidewalk and very clumsily introduced herself at the apartment, and is now going to be their first lead as they get into the case about what happened to hairy Goodman because Pika CHU is convinced that the father is still alive. He feels it in his jellies, whatever that means that the dad is not dead. Dead and that they have a case here. And so she believes that to she's been doing her own investigation. She knows something's up. She's just an intern. But she's pretending to be a reporter. I thought it would hate Lucy. Stevenson in this movie from this. I seen though because she's overplaying a forties Newark, she's more like Hepburn in front page, if you know that movie girl Friday, but yes, I just thought I would hate her full forties delivery and kind of this weird lowest lane vibe, I was getting off of her. She actually really does win me over in the movie. She reminds me a lot of Mary, Elizabeth Winstead guy. Just kinda got that vibe off of her with the big eyes and the delivery. Oh, sure, I was getting a Kimberly from different strokes type of off of her. Yeah. I didn't like her introduction. I do feel like she's supposed to come on brassy like reporters detective movies of old were like, and she's aware Parag with Saida because side, we're gonna find out is completely neurotic. And she's really not. I mean, she's kind of tough, and he's all of mess. They're strange combo. Does it feel like her alter ego at the very least? But she is working this event where they are taping a commercial to let everyone in the city. No, they're going to have a big parade soon and the founder of the city is there with his son the Clifford's, it's a set that anybody can just walk onto apparently as well. Sure. Well, if you're a detective jerk doesn't stop you just you know, it's very easy to walk up and get that close to Mark soccer. Burger Bill Gates, the richest people in the world, very approachable. I actually feel like they're going for the Murdochs specifically because they own media, and it's a father and son and right now, that's. Big issue where passing the torch and the kids trying to take control of the empire has led to a lot of infighting there more than one son. So it's not a total one to one correlation. But I do feel like they were thinking a little bit about Rupert Murdoch and his children given that they called it C N M, which was so close to CNN. I kept looking for any kind of tie there. Right now CNN is being called fake news by our commander in chief. Are we going to see anything like that? Or they're going to try to be topical. No Ryan relatives gonna make one really awkward comments about global warming other than that. There's no politics in this movie. A CNN is just one letter away from being sued. But it has no relevance that I could find it just plays corporate media. I mean, I think everybody at this point knows that news organizations aren't what they used to be played for commercial use and stuff like that. And there's even a comment from the sun early on where he turns away from the camera and really snaps it his dad. It's used as a diversion ultimately. But it's to show us that oh, this guy is more concerned about money than actual information getting to the people, and this is a red herring. If you've played and beaten the game in the game. Roger Clifford is your bad guy, and he's going to release the are not to escape it ailing body. But because he wants his news network to be the number one news network, and he's going to be right there at the parade covering all of this. Yeah. All admit, I was totally surprised by this. I did not think that the children's movie could fool me about who the Bagai was. But I bought hook line and sinker from this exchange that the sun had to be the bad guy because he was the one being mean to his dad and his dad's in the wheelchair and his dad built this utopia. And I just fell for it. I didn't understand that. There could be a dark side to the Utah envision I'm sorry. But as soon as I see Mr. Potter, they're the rich guy in the wheelchair. I know he's the bad guy. You're good. On you. I mean again, it could be there. As Justin said, it's even in a line of dialogue where he's called out for being vain. But I didn't see it again. I thought this was the story about sons reconnecting with their dads, and you have a bitter son looking for his detective father. And now, there's this bitter media, son. I thought they were going to do something there with that. But in fact, Howard is really the one behind all of this. And the sun is not as villainous as he might appear in this first exchange, and they present to Lucy, the vile for the are she already knows about this. She brings them into her office. Ryan Reynolds gets to say some off color things. Like, it's really a coffin with pencils. And the last time. Tim stocked Stockdale woman who's when he was coming out of the birth canal birth canal, mine got my eyebrows, I was pushing it there had been long meetings Pokemon company about birth canal joke, like do we let that go. But they do and what is the movie better for it? It's more Ryan Reynolds for it that at least defends his reputation for slipping things in no pun intended. I'll just put my cards on the table. The plot of this movie is convoluted and sake. I don't like anything that involves the Clifford's a couple of the things they do like with a Ditto are clever, and we'll get there. But this entire plot. That involves MU to and everything it's just too much for this movie. I think I feel like they tried to go too big and too epic. Like, they're sitting there, and like we're spending one hundred fifty million making this movie, don't you know, we have to put the entire earth. Endanger. I mean, I'm surprised there wasn't somebody in a creative meeting saying. So how are we going to have a beam that goes up into the sky, but it didn't need to be that it of Ben a very small personal detective story, and I felt worked better because in the end hairy and Tim's relationship to the plot. They're uncovering is tenuous at best. I like it because it's the prize me. I actually I thought I knew what it was. And they took twist that were kind of hard to follow. Again, they were kind of a dull, convoluted sure, but someone that watched all of the animated movies. They're always convoluted. I always walk away going. I'm not sure what really happened, but I more or less get the gist of it. And that's also true of this movie. Everything was convoluted yet, it all made sense. But I think the detrimental that was everything they tried to do short shifted. Then I mean, the motivation of everybody seems suspect and just kind of hand wavy once we find out where all heading in raises bigger questions. If you want to dig just below the surface of what they're saying about these characters and that may be true. But I mean, I feel like go watch so low go watch a lot of big Hollywood movies that got rewritten and rechange and all of that. And they're all full of these kinds of kind of convolute. It's no more sloppy than your average summer blockbuster entertainment, and it's going to live or die by the enjoyment. You get at each stop along the way. Yeah. Yeah. And that's something that disappoints me about summer, blockbuster entertainment. I mean, listen to our review of suicide squad or Justice league. I mean, and I don't just mean to pick on DC, but those are the two that came to mind, but even yes, there's some marvel movies that are equally convoluted. They just would have been better keeping the story more personal. But they felt like they had to bring in MU to and body swapping and all this stuff. But the following the trail the following the clues I like, I like it when they follow that vial of art docs, and oh, my favorite scene of the entire movie mister mind are I didn't even know this until this movie. I just never thought about it. But you don't how weird Mr. mime is. He doesn't wear clothes those things that look like clothes. Just bogus colorful growths on his body. Interesting. It makes it even worse. I had him again keeping my when I was in the tournament. He was one of my guys I was throwing out there. I'm not. A fan of him just for that. Because he really can't hurt anybody that much. But here they jittered it. So that when he's inside his box doing his mind thing if you run into that box, you'll hurt your head. It was a good way of taking his actual combat power and using it in a fun way. But this was my pokey controversy of the week, the Pokemon company was not pro Mr. mime in this movie. They thought that people did not want to see a live action. Mr. mime the thought that it would be pretty horrifying. And just looked like an oversized colorful, the company that made him or like shamed. You heard what I said, they're all those rumors about my Menashe is mom. I mean, the company knows that people like just at our weirded out by mister mind. Interesting. I can appreciate their thought there. But I tell you what the movie does this character Justice. It doesn't bring me around on the character. But this scene was fun. I enjoyed what they did with. I was shocked that the as could you calls out they go dark real fast with Justice in this idea of getting him to talk is pouring invisible gasoline on Reservoir Dogs, and then all the oven invisible match. I'm like, I know it's invisible. But you know, that's really really are rated droughts. Droughts seen Mr. my and I'm sitting here wondering because Mr. mom creates an invisible wall, and he sits impossible positions. No mind could actually do making me think he's creating invisible supports where himself. Well, if somebody mimes to Mr. rhyme is that actually created did we cut away right before Mr. mime immolates? Very possibly. Yeah. Again. They leave it to your magic nation. Yeah. Very much depending on how dark you are as an audience member. If you are one of those haters out there then. Yeah. You get mister mind. Burn up. Idle look on Mr. space will be. I love the the mister mind's telling them to shove it, and you know, mimes are one of those things that everybody hates including me but seeing him run away and seeing him put up the invisible wall. So that he couldn't be attacked the fact that you have to combat mime with mine this scene. It made me smile a lot. And that's what's important more than the plot. Is that I'm smiling? Because at this point, I don't realize how crazy the plots going to get but I'm smiling. Anyway. Yeah, there's certain things you have to do if you're doing Pokemon you have to have a battle. We have to find a way even in town where it's total harmony, and no one is throwing balls out and making animals fighting one another again that controversy about is this dogfighting. They don't want to weigh their toe in there. But the movie would be wrong. Not to have us go to the roundhouse and see a little bit of underground rhyme city where people like Sebastian have their chart and. Dope them up with via lar and get these underground matches. This really is kind of walking that line of what you bring with you into a movie like this because if you're just kind of a casual Pokemon person this very much plays like cockfighting or underground dogfighting. But to people who have a little bit more knowledge and guys like us been immersed in it. I think we understand that this is just kind of underground fighting not necessarily animals fighting to clarify we've been immersed in Pokemon. Not dogfighting. Right. We're not Michael Vick. But yeah. But yeah, I mean, I could see the studio being a little bit more iffy about this scene than the mister mind scene because it does come off as a very seedy pay. This is a illegal fighting ring. But I think the way they pull it off works. Very well, again, that's us as adults is forty year olds looking at this thing with an adult mine, but people that grew up playing the game are just gonna think hey, they're finally doing the game. That's the way they're going to think, and it is fun. And we would want to see that. And we. Would want to see the cheater guy. That's using the purple gas lose. Tell me what I heard here. Pika chew killed his previous chart. No. He just beat Char's are electrocuted him and ripped his coat. But he said he almost died. He went so far as to get a gang tattoo full torso of char resort on his chest. As if that was like his homey that died. I mean, I think they played it off like that. He was scarred. I mean, they showed charred scar across his face that was left because Pika chuid electrocuted them pretty well. Okay. The guys talking fast, and I get the point he wants a rematch. That's the point. And because because you has amnesia he doesn't remember how do thunder attack, and that does lead to a very fun scene where he's looks like he's trying to take shit and as constipation get constipated dog, right? The height of embarrassment because like everyone is waiting watching to do it school move. They knows we'll win and he's just their ads out squeezing and screaming and grunting. It's quite embarrassing. And this is where they become partners. We need to have that scene where Tim the guy that never wanted Pokemon as a partner is going to suddenly align himself with Pika chew. He's going to step out there in that arena. Together, they're going to jump on this dragon and get thrown around. And this is the moment in which they have now become buddies. It felt like cheating. I mean, I know Pika CHU is going to lose the battle. But I don't feel like he's going to become roast Pika chew. I mean, even though Char's art is a fire breathing dragon. When could chew beat chard it just left a scar. So I felt like Tim jumping in the ring is real form of cheating. Sure. But so is using Sarah. Mar I mean, you know, using the purple gases also cheating and really. Ends up being a draw because that guy falls over. He's got a whole trenchcoat full of those vials they all get crushed. And then every Pok Mon in this whole arena is gassed and going crazy. And we introduced something that I think is a script problem, but is actually a clue Pika CHU is not affected by this gas, and I'm like, wait a minute. Why wouldn't that be the script writers immediately assuming script writers don't know what they're doing? But in fact, they know very well what they're doing. They're telling us there's something very special again about this Pika chew. He can't be gas because he's already been gassed and because human is already been put into his body. And they even do a few times drop lines at you being aware of what the gas does and telling other Pokemon not to breathe in. But yeah, this scene plays out this way. Just so we can have had the battle and not have to have a winner or loser. And then move on from there. Yeah. That's another thing too. Is you risk pissing off some fan of some type when you show another type win. Winning right. Like when you saw at the beginning that there was ganger you want against somebody. I'm not sure what. But like that's going to piss off the people that he was playing against here. They just have like a fish one of the gas magic carp bust out of his tank and volved into the big thing. And. Because magic Carper frustrating the hell out of me and Pokemon go and so-. Tim's like magic, carpets useless thing. Ever. I'm like, yes. It is. Four hundred candies to evolve one at it's just flapping their love, the explain why it sideways and flapping all the time. But I never knew it's going to finally get four hundred damn candies. It's going to evolve into a water vomiting dragon. So there's in jokes here for players. I guess of course, there would be. But I didn't get the that's why because he was there slamming him on Rena floor like evolve of all of the joke is if you play the game, you know, that doesn't come easy. I also love the loud reds that were hanging out with the DJ because those things are like giant box ones and they're all over the game. Yeah. I actually didn't know we'd see so many Pokemon here. I kind of thought that we'd be going into like transformers one because you know, there's countries and under the transformers, but in that first transformers movie, they kept it down to about eight transformers in the main plot, but there's all kinds of Pokemon all over the place here and God help you. If you don't know what they do sometimes because especially. Again, the Ditto if you don't understand the Ditto, which we saw already became Howard's, personal assistant. The did. Oh turned into a man servant to push his wheelchair. I think a lot of you would just be really lost. I didn't even see that. That was introduced early. Yeah. Oh, I had no idea. That was such a bizarre thing to show up at the end. That's a character, miss Norman. I barely paid attention. She's here at the arena texting that Tim is here to somebody. It didn't mean anything. And so when she ends up being something of the end, I was like, I don't get it the pink, and her hair was supposed to be the clue, I guess, right? That scene at the TV studio ends up being very chock full of plot devices that will be used later on in the movie, I think it's very dense with information and on a second viewing that'll become really apparent weren't. You know, where we're headed with this movie. But yeah, if you don't know what it did. Oh, does even that scene. They're showing what happens doesn't necessarily explain it. No, I get it. Enough at the end. I don't want to belabor the point. But this reasoning wraps up cute again. It's a joke where they all get washed away by fish. But it also introduces the idea that there is a gas that could make Pok Mon I think attack human beings and kill this is now like getting kind of scary here where we think will maybe the dad was killed by his Pok Mon, you know. I don't know. My mind starts racing about all this possible. Did they eat diplo? I don't know if you noticed, but the superstar deejay that is playing this Rena that is actually one of the hottest guys music right now, he was in deadpool two again, Greg. Yeah. The feral Pok Mon Pok Mon attacking Uman's is something. We just don't see. Right. I mean, even in detective Pika chew that was one of the big things at the beginning of the game is some APEC, go nuts and start throwing hot dogs at you. And that's a big deal that they're attacking you by throwing food and things, and it's just so weird to think because these are super powered beings. These are mystical beings that can breathe fire and shoot electricity, humans are screwed if they ever rebel. I understand that it undermines the utopia. But it also undermines just central things. We've understood about the game. I think it would be alarming for anyone really the idea that you're Pokemon could turn on you an unsaid, but also understood is that Pokemon or kind of an underclass that because if they need to utopia in order to live side by side with humans and not be living in fear being captured and enslaved to be putting Pokemon battle. Then the unsaid thing there is at Pok Mon or underclass. Yes. It gives all the haters and all the people that have had problems with Pok Mon some ammunition. I do think they see some of the argument that. Yeah, you're right. We have glamorized animal violence by our game. But then we're gonna get Tim going back to Kenwood towne ABI Lieutenant Yoshida trying to convince the cops we always have the scene in virtually every movie right telling the there's something amiss here in the cops going go away kid thought at this point. They were telling us what was in on it, whatever conspiracy was going on because he's like, why are you still here? And he doesn't believe that he can talk to Pika chew. He's like, well, this is just your grief and a manifestation of your damage psyche. And then he really chose him the footage that this is your father. This is the car he is dead dead. And this is where Tim realizes baby. He did wish to have connected with the live farther that he didn't. I'm here to bury him quick aside on Ken Watanabe Justice Smith to prepare for the role went and watched the first couple episodes of the Pokemon anime, and he got on the set, and he's like, oh, it's pronounced poke Amman, not Pokemon. But apparently in the English translation, they mispronounced Pokemon those first few episodes. So we're going all around the set the director every cast member calling them poke them on and then can win Tana became and said to the director. Do you want me to say it like everyone else is saying or do you want me to say it, right? So he may have saved this movie from a whole bunch of online fandom. Well, you know, there's no saving anyone from online passion at this point. But again, this is a turning point where they're still partners. But they've given up the idea that they can find Harry alive. And now what they're looking for is what happened to peek at you. Why does he knew who was before this leads them back to Howard Clifford who has a holiday, and is able to show us the crash, and that it was done by MU to and I did notice that your sheet us video it kind of blipped when the car crash like there was something that you couldn't see like a rolling videotape all the used to do that. Yeah. It was just some kind of glitch that hid something. And I noticed that because we saw it at the beginning we'd seen this crash. So we know what we're kind of looking for. And so when Clifford does it in his holiday, we see clearly. Mute to which I remember he was in the trailers people knew expect MU too and that was a big deal to. I mean, we've already seen them at the beginning. And I think we assumed he caused the accident. I mean that was established in the very first scene. What we're told here by Howard is that he is alive. We can see him crawling out of the wreckage and mutual takes him. So if you find you to you're going to find your father, right, which leads us back to Lucy and Lucy is already got some of this information, and she realizes it. What the need to do is go back to this laboratory that we saw at the beginning of the movie that new to busted out of. Yeah. They had a power outage the same night that Harry died slash disappeared. There has to be a connection. And so let's get in the smart car that barely can fit us and our Pok Mon and Pika to can massage Sidex feet as we drive back to that lab. From the beginning. I have always liked side from the shorts. We review. You know, he's never really been in any of the movies that we've seen but the shorts. He always seemed just really stressed and panicky as to see him this way here and needing that put massage of the fact that Pika choose like you've got me sitting next to a bum. Oh, I'm rolling in the aisle. It's just funny. I always like side because it was like Howard the duck. No, I like signed up for sidewalk damnit is. He says just kinda duck thing you're thing. It's gone way out of hand visually. I thought it was a weird choice to have if we're only going really have to Pokemon that are focused upon throughout the movie Pika chew inside a having to yellow poke Amman next week other on screen so often other that was a weird choice. I would have gone with gigli puff or somebody in a different color scheme. Just from a visual standpoint. Because it's a lot of free yellow nece going on screen gab. But people like that more cuddly in that way. And so maybe they can sell more dolls. I know the economic. Of it. All I do know that I'm getting a little tired of watching screens. This is a trope that happens in any detective story. You're trying to figure something out and people ended up reading files, and you know, like here it's like we're just going to replay videotapes of what people have done before. It's not really a great way of explaining what happens usually you want the detective detect you want them to put one and one together and figure it out. And here are these are just people that walk into a lab flip a switch and just replay. What happened with the MU to break out the amount of misdirection? They tried to do in this movie is also a little frustrating because here we're going to think Pika CHU is evil because he could chew helped MU to break out and mute to told him, Hugh, did well, not only that. But we're also told that hairy was the one that captured mute to like they have not written the first movie out of continuity. They said long ago, we may. Made a mute to in canto he escaped. So they're acknowledging that animates got new ity here. Hairy was the one that went out and captured him for us. So that we could work on him extract, his DNA, and from that we made well, we could all have guessed that purple gas. So they're both bad. This is both Pok Mon and son realizing that they're connected to somebody that was a betrayer, but yet MU to at this point is only understood as villain. We have not seen that there's a sensitive soft side to that information. I think helps play out in the long run of this movie. But it wasn't readily apparent on first viewing at least to me. Like, I wasn't sure that Mutubu original story from the anime still stood in this universe. I thought maybe this was the end result of Mutubu being made in this tube and breaking out much like we saw in that movie on a different timeline. Yeah. Right. They were doing. Their own twist on that story line. But no, this is not that it is in the dialogue. It's not clear. I agree. It's not readily apparent. But what I heard in dialogue was that? He was recaptured by Harry, and what he really do that. And why would he do that some of these questions don't get answered as far as I can tell I don't know why he would have done that if indeed he did. But there is a lot of as you say already misdirection to get us to think at this point that these are people we should not trust. And this is really going to impact Pika choose ability to work on this case. But first they have to just escape this lab because we think Roger has opened all of the containment units for all the genetically modified Pok Mon and they're going to attack Lucy. Tim and Pika CHU. Yeah. Which leads to chase into the forest of the woods, which was kind of exciting. They built it up a little bit in the lab and not being a Pokemon guy Cameron name. But it was Tera something or other. The turtles that look like the va landmass on them. Yeah. Tortora garden. They're basically just turtles that have been laying there so long that they have shrubbery, and then there's grid ninjas. I'm maybe mingling that pronunciation, but they are the things that looked like frogs with tongues wrapped around their face that can wrap you up in those tongues as well. This is the moment the movie takes a turn for me. I have been enjoying it. And I've been into the mystery the whole time, and it's just it's not this scene specifically, but it's this moment of the movie where I just start wondering, what am I watching when it starts becoming an earthquake movie and a natural disaster, and they're running on the terrorist. But you don't know that. And there's some really bad composite in going on here. Really does not look like the people are in the middle of the scenes, they're acting, and Tim is making a leap for his life that he's barely makes it just feels like it's out of a different movie that I did. Not wanna watch. It feels like something executives insisted needed to happen now because we haven't had enough action for a beer audiences. I do now see the wisdom in why the anime never went this route is because it feels pandering where having action for action saying it feels like it could have been from any Nickelodeon movie, the turtles movie that we saw recently. I feel like as seen very similar to this where they're like skiing down some mountainside or something for no reason, we have all of these characters in action. And maybe it's exciting. Maybe it does deliver on the adrenaline. I actually do think when you watch the mountains flip up and inception style become the turtles with the big. I that's really remarkable looking good effect. But to what effect why did all of this happen? So that Pichu could get hit by a rock and need medical attention. That there needed to be more to transpire out of this moment. More than anything. I agree with both more than anything. This scene is there to inject some action. Into this movie and play fan service to show us a bigger Pokemon than we've ever seen before which. Yeah, it's cool on first viewing. I just don't think it helps in the long run. If you're going to be the type of person that wants to immerse yourself in this world and watch it over and over again the scene is gonna become pretty wrote and pointless over time. And the victim Pika CHU is now on the verge of death. He's going to die at so Tim is going to beg a Boba sore for help and Pika chew at previously said, they don't understand your words, but they understand your psychic vibes or something. No your intent. I mean, I think it's true in you're in a foreign country. And you don't know the language is that people will help you if they can tell when you're lost. There's a language that we all share through body language, and what they can tell us. He doesn't wanna lose Pika chew too. I thought that was important line that he has had a lot of loss. If you think about the fact that these laws is mother, not your grand still alive. Either the person that raised him. Than to lose the dead now, the dads Pokemon that he bonded with. Yeah. This guy should not lose another life. And so we have this kind of melodramatic moment where it's got my dude, I can't be that angry at it. But ball czars are going to lead them to a rock along with some flying mushrooms. And we will find out that Mutubu is at least sometimes benevolent. He will bring the electric mouse back to life. I thought at first maybe Boba sore had some healing power. I know he's got some tentacles. He can fire out. And he's got the bulb on his back. Maybe it's a magic healing flowers. Something then we see the mushrooms and like, okay. So the Bopha sores are just leaving you the mushrooms and the mushrooms are going to heal. I was wondering was going to yield Pika chew. I was expecting a medic. I actually thought we might find joy. But it's out. No, this is how we are introduced in person to MU to who has been saying things like all humans are evil and get is going to help Pika chew here. Yeah. It was a disappointment. For me. A because I thought we might be going to that secret garden. My favorite episode of the TV show where the bubbas refused to evolve say Tanit ritual the MU to is right. This is the moment where we need to spend time. Really we needed to have them line with new to in this moment. That's what needed to happen. But he gets yanked out of it very quickly. 'cause Roger is. There was some pokey balls, and he never gives to clarify. His statement humanity is evil. But there are some good people on both sides is I think what he wanted to say. I don't know if I feel better about that. And he still thinks he managed is evil. But the point is that he wanted to help Tim and his father and will not be able to because evil Roger. Has captured him convoluted most certainly, but again, I ask you more convoluted than the movies. We've already watched not necessarily more convoluted than some summer entertainments that we parse our way through. No, no, it makes it play bigger than I would expect this movie to play having a twist like this, no matter if you see it coming or not I think is good for this type of movie where I didn't have a lot of expectations coming in to have the our expectations subverted and the benevolent man whose made this city end up being the guy who's causing all this problem. I think is good for this audience. You know, if you're if you grew up with Pok, Mon you're not getting these type of twists in the movies or the TV show. So I enjoy what they're doing here and joy is such a tough word when we're talking about Pokemon. I played the role of a fan in my really a fan, and my really enjoying this. I tend to try and be in the perspective of someone that is more into it than myself as a forty five year old band would be. But I more or less been with the movie, and I am finding it twisty how they keep changing it up. I mean, again, I did not suspect that Howard was bringing new to back to him that it wasn't Roger that. It looked like Roger. But we have this look like Ditto thing that's working for Howard. And because Howard has been in a wheelchair. He wants a new body that I get okay. You want to blend with your Pok Mon his master plan that everyone is going to blend with their Pokemon is that a catastrophe? Is that a problem? If everyone loves their Pok Mon like that seems like that wouldn't need to be forced upon them by giant parade balloons full of gas. No means no, I should have choice over what my vines forced into. Didn't consent to it. And certainly, I guess what the tragedy is when human goes into Pok Mon body, the Pokemon soul disappears. They are temporarily shoved to the side it's not like they're sharing the body together. It's the human putting themselves around in this new creature body. So and that way, it's I guess something that needs to be stopped. But it's probably a fantasy for at least half this city. And maybe some of the people in my audience, the idea that, hey, I could become my Pokemon would not be this nightmare scenario. They wanna play as a climax. I dunno. I think just in trapped in a Mr. mime or meet trapped in a tongue, but that ready nightmare that wouldn't be your characters you in a UK him in a bulb Azocar. That's what you're saying. Your best friend is now going to be a composite of you and him together in one form, not the worst thing if that's your only friend. Maybe listen, I love my dogs. I don't wanna be. He might all agree. It takes into play. I don't know how to talk about this. I agree as much as I love my pocket. I would not want to be in my bug's body. But a ten year old might, you know, that's a fun fantasy for ten year old think about for an afternoon, but you're right. This is one twist one convoluted too many like they could have focused more on just defeating Howard and briefing Mutubu from him rather than this whole extra parade thing where we're afraid that I had turned into their Pokemon for some reason. Like, there was no reason. No or that. Yeah. That he is now in MU to the most powerful Pok Mon and can fly around and do Mutubu things that's even enough. What would he want to do? Now that he's in a powerful body given that he's been in a week body. That was what started him on the journey to meeting Pokemon in the first place and creating the city. What does he want to do? Now that he's powerful something we could have understood if we ever really got. into the psychology of the character. Mu to has the power magical powers to transfer human spirits into Pokemon. But Howard doesn't have that power. He's putting on this thing that looks like the force trainer. Toy from Milton now, and he's just projecting into MU two. It's a really simple solution. When Tim just comes over and knocks it off his head, and it's done. Yeah. It needs to be simple. And we know that that's how it's going to be. But we have a lot of running around to distract us until we can get to that obvious conclusion that Tim is going to have to battle the Ditto. That was the assistant that you know, it was kind of funny concern into any Pok Mon, so he's just constantly outmatched. Because new Pok Mon is coming at him in Ditto form and Roger is actually exonerated. He was not the office on we thought he's tied up in the closet. He doesn't agree with all of these things that are going on Pika chew. Again, doesn't seem effect. This gas. Why is that he's running around on the balloons while everyone else is being vaporized and turn into the Pok Mon I thought he was holding his breath because he was writing polka Montes told them to hold their breath, and they didn't. And so I didn't realize he was immune to the gas. Right. Yeah. Again, I thought it was week writing. But in fact, it's clever and that right there is why this story goes away at does as we'd need something for Tim to do in the climax and something for Pika to in the climax. So without these parade balloons with the gas in them, there's nothing for you to do. I mean, it's I mean, I suppose we Pika chew at Tim fighting in the office together. But it feels like the whole end was written. So that we could have two battles going on just because that's what happens in these types of movies nowadays. Yeah, it's doing what it knows a Hollywood movie needs to do, and it doesn't necessarily feel like Pokemon movie at this point. We'll say miss nervous kinda freaky. Like, those is right. When he's battling that Ditto particularly win. The did. Oh turns into. Lucie form and keeps attacking him kind of upsetting. I victors enough here to make small children cry. Anyway, those is freaked me the hell out. Yeah. Resolve very easily, and maybe that's a detriment or maybe that's exactly what it needs to be knock it off the guy's head, and he can no longer control mute Mutubu and MU to be who he is. And we can find out that he again, he's walking. This line humanity is totally evil. But I did like, Harry, and I do like a few of you. So I'm not really wanting to do anything to terrible and feel like Mutubu was bigger than this movie's needed to be. I mean, I get the people like MU too, but he's so super powerful. I mean, the whole big thing for peak itchy when this climaxes. He finally learns how to do his power and knock MU to into a building a music just brushes off. I mean, that's not very triumphant for Pika chew. Not only that though he didn't do the thunder attack. He did some other trick that Tim told them to do. It's really whether trying to tell us is that he and Tim are becoming closer and closer because right before this climax, we saw them split up. He could chew was in a self. Aiding mode. He went off crying singing the original theme song to the TV show and saying whoa is me. And then realizing when he got to the crash site that new to didn't 'cause it that it had been Howard the subtext is that Tim and peak at you need each other. And the fact that it's going to be revealed here now by mute to that Pika CHU is the dad skunk. Nice. It's the right human message for the story. You know, if I came across a talking dog, I'd probably be a little weirded out. And maybe not have I would hope very weirded out. But if the dog was talking in the voice of my father this dog just look at me when with her mouth, I would know. I think I would know that was my. Ship. Your dad sounds like Ryan Reynolds. I know you haven't seen him in five or six years or whatever. But you're gonna recognize your dad's voice. Yeah. That's. Well, you know, here we are trying to ply ourselves into this role of outlet stick with its nice idea that this child didn't know his father realized he needed him and had an opportunity reconnect. Even when it looked like all hope was lost the thing that freaks me out is where was the body. Like, okay. So he's put back in the body from the morgue like this zombie dead. Like that's kind of gross that like this car accident happened father died his soul went into Pika chew. And then it's been at least a couple days maybe a week, and he's in his old, buddy. Again. I think it smell. Well, I don't get why MU two is like the sawn had to come. But I'm guessing that this is a new body build out of the DNA of the son like some magic cap, and this is not the core body in effect. I don't believe there is a corpse body. The body was never found. So it was never in a morgue. Okay. I didn't hear that line. Mutahi it. Yeah. Right. Okay. Yeah. He kinda like laser being vaporized the body. Well, then he couldn't didn't need to do this. Right. Just made the guy healed very good of just heal the human, and he could be a human still. I thought he moved him out of his body because his body died thought that was the choice that was made was this car accident is going to kill him unless I move him into another living being so I'll put them in Pika chew until something. Right. These are those details that like on the surface, you can just skim over. But if you start digging it all unravels Levy, ask do you think it was part of the original ending that his dad would remain Pika chew? And then Ryan Reynolds either consented to this cameo or they really felt like they needed to show us the actor in this final seeing it's weird. Because if you find out that detective peak at you is the father's spirit in Pokemon body to me. That's nightmares. You don't wanna? For that to be the end of it is my dad's now my pet, you know, it's just you got to get him back. Sounds like eighty sitcom to me, I think it could go five seasons. If this were nineteen eighty six, hey, my mother, the car only made to. Soad's? Well, it was no such thing as syndicated television back then I think that there would have been an audience for something so weird. But if this movie does as well as its thinking, and I think that yes globally. You've told me how much those animated movies make this thing globally has already made its budget back. And I think it's going to make a lot of money, and there will be a sequel. How'd you get Ryan Reynolds back in the Pika chew? Yeah. You figure you can try some way. Obviously when they go forward. He's the voice of Pika chew. Again. You do not have the actor in the movie, but that's again contrivances the way to the movie makers of said, maybe the next movie wouldn't have Pika chew or Tim. They're talking about a Pok Mon cinematic universe where they could have different stories with different Pok Mon, and then they all come together sometime. No Pika chew. It's never happened. And it will never happen. Right. That's that's some hubris that I don't think they understand their audience a little bit. Then no way on that. I that maybe. Have he could chew with a new human? Like, I don't know that Justice myth is going to be the phone call again or Ryan Reynolds, but Pika chew will be there. Well, we'll you Justin Stewart do you recommend Pok Mon detective Pika chew, Justin. This one's weird. I mean had we not been in the series. And I just decided to take my kids to this movie. I can say yes, I had a fun time. I didn't necessarily understand it all, but, you know, having been with the series for while there's a few things in here that I could pick out from having just watched all these other movies. I enjoyed a lot of those things on screen, but I also had the experience of going with my son who has been poking on fan and getting his perspective on it. He was picking out things that I even having watched these wasn't picking out. He noticed that Tim shirt kept changing throughout the movie. I don't know anyone home changed it. But he had the unknown symbols on his shirt, and it was a different one. In a lot of different seems weird. I'm not sure if there was something to be said their secret message or. Just a little Easter egg. Like, hey, these are the unknown symbols check it out. But I think what this movie needs to do is needs to work for kids who grew up with Pok Mon, and it also needs to make sense to people who only know Pok Mon from the Pokemon go app and on those two levels. I think it works. I think if you're fan of Pokemon growing up, and is because of those movies. This isn't any worse than those movies that you grew up watching. It's just live action now and looks much prettier. So that's who you are. This move is going to work for you. If you're somebody who's been playing Pokemon go for the last three years, and you're only familiar with these characters because of the app, it's fun to see them in a movie, but as a movie itself, we kind of talked about it, there's all sorts of plot holes, there's all sorts of contrivances like I didn't understand why MU to all of a sudden said, yes, I hate humans. But I guess I will say this one just to say it. I mean, it didn't make too much sense just from a movie thing. So I feel like I've been harsh on this series. Even though I haven't hated. It. So I'm gonna give this one slight recommend. Wow. Just because I think it works for what the whole series has been trying to do. And if this is the culmination of where we're coming out. I did not hate this movie. I would see it again. It was funny. It was breezy. Yeah. I'm giving it a slight recommend vast one of the series. Yeah. The most enjoyable Stewart know, I didn't go haiku figured this being a more Americanized movie. I would make my review that way as well. And that's my overall thought is I think it's a really nice marriage of American style. And and Hollywood blockbuster entertainment with the Japanese zinn aesthetic that train quality of the creatures remains preserved the company did not sell their property to Hollywood executives for them to turn into characters. There's something about these creatures that remain at arm's length you'll never get to know them. The only one we talked to was really Ryan Reynolds. It's not Pika chew. We never. To get to know he could chew they keep it. So that it's really about the human experience engaging with Pok Mon it's not a muppet movie or a looney tunes movie where the creatures are the stars. And that to be feels Japanese feels unique and it feels right that they preserved that balance. And yet there is Hollywood elements here sometimes too much, it's subconscious. We've all talked about how they made this story easier. Young ones are definitely not going to catch it all they're not going to understand everything that's going on. I don't think I understood it all, but I do think that there's enough here that if you are a Pok Mon fan and only if you're a Pok Mon fan are you going to groove to this? I think that it works is a children's fan Chai's. It's probably as good as that Power Rangers reboot. They had a couple years ago of goosebumps. This guy made the goosebumps movie. It's like that it's a little better than the turtles reboot. It's going to be better than sonic pick prediction as well. Sonic, the hedgehog. Got that coming thanksgiving. I give it a mild recommend. And that's coming from me. Not the guy playing a character that loves Pok Mon. But from the guy that is dried to understand that phenomenon and see if this works, I'm going to say, it does it will work for you. See I figured you grade it all the other movies on a bit of a curve imagined curve. Yeah. And I figured this one because it's a real movie with big budget and in theaters and going up against endgame. You wouldn't grade on a curve? So if you had given it a not recommended of Hajek call you out on it. But I'm glad to see recommends. Yeah. Yeah. And I think that the story of this movie is a mess. I really do. I think that it went through too many revisions, and there were too many cooks in the kitchen saying exactly what this film needed to be. I don't feel like we see one person's vision. But whoever's vision merge, the world of Pokemon and humans did so well. You said this is only good for Pok Mon fans. And I I have to ask myself am I one it's now existential crisis of would you call me a Pok Mon fan, if you spend thousands of dollars on Pokemon, go rats. Yes. That was years ago. Doesn't matter you again, this is all everyone is years ago. I feel like the they're speaking to is out reached a strange children. This whole story is about reaching out to children that you have it connected with in a long time. And yeah, you're one of those kids Arnie. Well, it's good to be a millennial for change. So what I can say though, is it's not a great movie by any means, but I smiled for two thirds of the film. And if I'm happy for two thirds of the film, and I'm laughing with it. And I talking on the way out about how cute it was when Pika chew was massaging side feet. Trying to get him to not explode, then go Tim into exploding. I thought he was going to like literally. Flowed like pops ones and he's dead. I realize it was some psychic explosion that side, then wakes up from with a headache. But I liked the world they built I would like to go back to the world. They built and have a better story there without Ryan Reynolds. I went for Ryan Reynolds, I stayed for trek. Oh, and A-Bomb and Mr. mime. Wow. Right. It's a recommend now. Three four three verse time in this series. It's nice in the video game. Retrospective is the ultimate card. We found this. It's really been a horrible horrible idea to review movies based game your idea. It was it was my idea is way of patching. The band aid of what we do for a year if we're not covering Stephen King, and we're back in Stephen King mode. Pretty soon we'll be getting to it and all the books and stories leading up to that. But yeah, this is I would say at this point the best video game movie. I think I'm tiptoeing towards that ledge turn think of that was executed with as much love. Yes. I mean, here's the thing. Is that it does everything right for the people that are expecting, you know, they kept it for the heart. You know, like they tried to tell an emotional story, which the Pokemon anime always does always people crying getting emotional that that was where they wanted to be. They didn't turn it into action movie fodder, and it would have been very easy to. Bump up the characters have the mole wise cracking. Have Ryan Reynolds be Ryan Reynolds and show a lot of SAS and forget that human element. And instead they stay true to what they made with that anime. And with that game. I guess I still haven't played that game. But I think this is the best one. Maybe I think I'll agree with you. If I were ranking all the video game movies that we have watched. This one is the first one to be fully competent. It's slightly better than the equally convoluted tomb raider, I recommend I was about to say, the tomb raider reboot need for speed and some of the resident evil's or the only ones that could give it a run for his money. I'll say that after our semester of Pokemon studies. I'd much rather go back and take the two two class of Pokemon. Go back to bowl school of filmmaking, which I'm afraid we'll be going back to. Yeah. You still got blood and in the name of the king and far cry. Yeah. This plenty ovo. We put it on hold. We'll get back to it. Probably in the fall at the same time that will be getting angry birds, and sonic, the hedgehog and other things that will hurt us deeply. That's sonic trailer. Man, I lead over to Marjorie because Marjorie went into the theater and said she was excited to see Pok Mon. But when she sat down on the chair, she said, this movie's really gonna suck isn't it during the sonic trailer early over to her and said that movie is the movie you're afraid you're about to. Yeah. Even the cameraman for this movie. He was like, yeah. I was offered sonic. But I didn't do it. And it does look bad. I mean, it does it looks really crappy. I mean, physically literally, it looks really bad Sonics going for that same audience kids that were around in ninety five ninety six and had that as a property, and it just does not look like they're giving it the same love letter treatment that Pok Mon gave its fans the DP John Madison said part of the reason is that they shot sonic on digital. And he insisted on putting detective Pika chew on film. And so that's the detail work. And the why it looks as good as it is that still that film medium that they're able to finesse in ways that digital can't. Well, we're going to step away from video games and go back to a different series. That's doing a pickup next week, John wick three. Yeah. The franchise surprisingly just keeps giving, you know, it's one of those that felt like from the onset was just another stupid action movie. But. I feel like it's got legs that I'd never would expect it. So I'm excited to go back and see where John wick is. Now in his third installment. I've gotta rewatch the first two especially the second one because it built all that mythology up. But I remember really liking it, and I hear this has the best action of all of them. I'm really excited for John wick, and then the week after that we go back to the toy box for twice story of highly requested retrospective series on the main feed as for the donation feed. In case I'm getting too old for this Pok Mon shit this Friday lethal weapon. Yes. The classic eighties action movie that does have an installment linked to the summer of nineteen Eighty-nine either weapon to came out that summer and became an enormous it changed action movies, but really we got to cover the whole series. We can't just do lethal weapon two. So for platinum if you're able to go to that level, we're going to cover all four lethal weapon movies starting that week. You can find out all the details at now playing podcasts dot com forward slash donates. And including. How to become a patron and get our last Friday review of who framed Roger rabbit, so listeners thank you for all the feedback during this Pokemon series. I know that I wasn't the only one kicking and screaming as we went into pokey world. And we've gotten tremendous feedback from you guys, and that's really heartening. I mean, I never thought a decade since our first retrospective. I'd ever hear the words best series you've ever done again. But we've got that feedback. That's terrific. I didn't know what the response would be. I know that I threw myself heart in it. I'm glad I'm not emerging to get punched in the face people. Tell me why did you bother? Yeah. We worked hard on that. And I'm glad that shows found its audience. It was kind of fun. I gotta say, you know, it was fun to connect with childhood the way that the series has allowed us to do. Yeah. I'm ready feeling a little bit nostalgic for this series. 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I was at target the other day and Marjorie wanted a talking peekapoos. So I bought her the talking peak at you. And it's got both Ryan Reynolds voice and Pika peak of waste, and you can change its modes, but there was a Mr. mime next to it. And I stood there in target for like a minute trying to figure out how I made a talk. Where's the button? That'd be a fun job from the do. They actually put on there with real sound bites from the movie. I could not believe my own stupidity. I bought a two pacman. I got a detective peak at you and Abol sore. I saw that one. And I saw the detective pitchy with the side, which would have been mind, but Marjorie wanted to talking one and she only wanted one. And I get Ryan's appeal. It's just I have a trigger where I don't like to see immature middle aged men because I've just yet you podcast with me. Well. Well. Here. Say that for lots of people that I have known it is a trigger for relationships in my life that made me go. I wish you could grow up and I'm not thinking. By clear, the air and podcasts and being totally derailed. Here is not at you. It's more just again at this point in my life at something. I don't always find charming, and I think if you've had roommates that are like that you won't think they're so charming and real life. Either Brune what we're talking about the trailers at the beginning. Can I just find and kill whoever made that dog snuff film, a dog's purpose to I mean, God, I was crying the trailer. You see dogs die. What is what is this? I'm also just horrified to think that like a dog's purpose is to follow you around for your whole life in different reincarnations. No, come on Tyler's convinced that there's always a movie called a dog's life or dogs trailer whatever out there, and they just keep putting it out with new actors around the footage of a dog. Yeah. I really feel bad for the. The legitimate actors like in this case did as Quaid now having to do this. The dog's purpose is to die repeatedly on film while you want. Oh my God. It's pretty awful. You can do this franchise as soon as we get done with video games. I can't do that. You guys. Just Jacob can go watch the dog snow. Nope. I'm not subscribing to the hallmark channel to get the whole series. Any rate? We are taking a break from video games next week where I guess keeping it still in the realm of children's entertainment. However, Toy Story. Wow. That's fast. That's what he's doing. He's aren't we? I think so. Yeah. Oh, no, no. We got John wig. Critics say. We haven't even recorded it as. Because I'm not on it. That's why I'm like, oh, I don't have anything until twenty story. John wick three. Yes, Justin you. I Jacob will be there to talk about a different dog snuff film. And then we after that choice word. I thought it was. Yes, we gotta get that recorded.

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Pokemon: Detective Pikachu (Featuring Ryan Daugherty)

Piecing It Together Podcast

54:34 min | 1 year ago

Pokemon: Detective Pikachu (Featuring Ryan Daugherty)

"And. All right. Welcome to another episode of piecing. It together the podcast where we take a look at a new movie and try to figure out what movies and spire it, it and today on the show, we are talking about pokey Mon detective Pika chew, it's going to be a very silly conversation for very ridiculous movie. But it was fun. It was pretty fun movie and a great conversation with returning, co-host Ryan Dartey, who was just in town. Recently, I got to meet him for the first time. So that was fun. And now he's back on the show. So glad to have him as always. Detective Pika CHU is, of course, part of the big giant, Pokemon world of video games and cards, and I don't even know cartoons at there's so much Pokemon in the world. It's one of the biggest franchises, there is, is a little too old for this franchise, though. I kinda missed out on it being the nerd that I am. I've always been around. Pokey Mamata just never really played the games or anything like that. But with Ryan Reynolds, voicing it, and the commercials kind of promising a little bit of deadpool light kind of thing I was certainly interested. And plus it is an intendo franchise. So I am an intendo guy. So I, I was kind of excited for this movie and glad to be talking about it as always. I wanna remind you all if you are not yet, make sure you are subscribed to piecing together on your podcast app of choice. Also, you can find us on all the major social networks at piecing pod. And you can join our Facebook group popcorn. Puzzle pieces, a movie discussion group to discuss movies, like detective Pika chew all kinds of other movies, and also before we get into the conversation about detective Pika chew, we have a sponsor today. Wanna thank the golden Tiki for being a sponsor of piecing it together. The golden Tiki was recently named one of the top Tiki bars in the United States, by the food network. Also, one of the ten best, nightlife destinations in Las Vegas by USA today. 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So with us today is Ryan Darty to talk about Pokemon detective peak. Itchy Ryan are you doing man? Hey, so I do have to get this out of the way, right way. I am very firmly on team. Did you moan but I will take one for the team and do Pokemon movie, especially because this was one of my most highly anticipated movies of the year when we had our top ten and to spend movies, a twenty nineteen episode so happy to be here for this. I'm not one hundred percent. Sure I have seen this if it wasn't for you. They're here, enthusiasm rubbed off on me, and I'm not one hundred percent. Sure. Whether or not I'm happy that I saw it. It'll be fun to talk about regardless. I, I was excited though because I mean, Pika chew Pok Mon is like it's you know, it is its own thing. But it's also kind of an intendo property in happy to see an intendo movie be like one of the first relatively big video game movies. Yeah. Yeah. Yeah. That always this is, I mean, the next one, I guess they have on the docket is the elimination Super, Mario brothers movie. And I don't really know that I've ever actually seen an elimination film. But I've never heard a good thing about any of them. I walked out of an elimination film once. So that's that's where I'm at. So. And I did make it through all of detective peekapoos. So that's you know that's okay. The bars. So for everybody listening at home. This episode is going to be a little bit loose. It's a Pika chew movie. I mean, we're not gonna really deep into the greater truth of the filmmaking here. However, I'm sure we'll have plenty of puzzle pieces to talk about. And you know with that said, Ryan, what do you got for your first puzzle piece for? So I'm gonna go with the most obvious one I have I didn't make this description myself, but I seen multiple people online, talking about this movie is like ninety percent Zootopia and ten percent get out. But the topi- thing it really is this movie just. Like plot wise is who Topi like, like to unlikely partners in a world. Populated with animals trying to track down the origin of this mysterious chemical that makes other animals, go crazy in, like this vaguely war, type, like Oma, and then, like, eventually, discovering that like the mayor in charge of town is the dude, who's, like, disseminating the like chemicals Dave. I haven't seen Zootopia literally is the plot, which you might add, these guys like Dennis back, ply. Yeah. Like you're just reading it right off the page of detective Pika CHU. Yeah. There's a lot of loved about detective pitchy. But its groundbreaking plies definitely not on that list. It's been awhile since I've seen Souto Pia it was pretty good. But this was definitely like the exact same type of thing like the only thing that would have made it more like Zootopia. Is if all the human, like, if there weren't humans, and it was just a detective Pika chew teaming up with another pokey Ma and trying to solve these mysteries or some right? They're all little creatures and all that kind of stuff. I mean you wanna get into the hard core fan theories. It's aides debated in the world of Pokemon are humans just their own species of Pok Mon, so we won't go down that road yet. But we'll way way I do wanna go down that road. Let let's not go too deep into that. But, but I do want to know is the theory that, like humans in the real world watching the Pokemon shows are no, no, no, no that, like, like the species that, like agile and passer Darvelle is yet because I think like asked to do with like in, like some of the, like the ancient Pokemon stuff like maybe I maybe talk about, like Pok Mon being able to cross breed with humans for a period of time or something, but it sort of implied. Think that pokey that humans are like an actual real world. Evolution like like not real world. But, like using how evolution works in the real world off shoe of a primitive, Pok, Mon twenty thousand years ago or something like that. And in that case it really just at that point, Pokemon just means animal than right? Because, like that's kind of how it worked in the real world, like ten million years ago. Like we were a step closer to a monkey or something like that. So, but yes, I think technically if we want to say that humans are another type of funky bond that it's exactly Zootopia. This is all very interesting. And also makes me think of puzzle piece that I hadn't written down, and just because his movie is ridiculous. I'm going to go there and, and that is permit use your. Dave, Dave knows very passionate about the film from you. Yeah. I mean, we've got we've got experiments going on here. We've got you know who who is the monsters is at the humans or is it these creatures? And as at this alien creature that they Bill and, and yeah, yeah, I'm going with per meatiest for my proposal. This was not planned, and where this is going right now. And I'm very, very interested to see where else this could possibly lead us. But previous anytime I get a chance to talk about it. We both are big fans of that, that series, even though, you know, we, we recognize it for all of their flaws that they have plenty of, but the Ridley sky definitely way into a, a really like an interesting world building situation with with creators, and children, and who who's, like, yeah. Like I said, like, who is the who is evil and who is in who is who is evil for having created things? I mean it's. I it's very God type thing but you know, I I don't know that we go to deep into that with detective p chew, but I mean it certainly there in the in the lab. Oh, no anytime you get MU too involved in a move. And this was actually I thought was interesting was like every time you to gets added to Pokemon property. There's a ton of gravitas, that gets added, because, like mutune whole thing is like, what even is existence because he's like a clone of something dead. So like even like the original Pokemon movie like from years ago. Like the one that was in, in theaters. They're like, like, like Mutsu spouts some lines that like out of context, you would think are like, Abe Lincoln quotes or like Gandhi quotes or whatever, like it's very it gets very like what is the mayor of a man beyond his blood if not his words like what the fuck, you are pokey dude chill out? Mutune gets deep. He really does those we didn't cover that part at all. But they still tried to have some level of lake grander commentary on being human being better than human. Okay. So before we get into your next puzzle piece, since, you know, these characters in cartoon all that stuff is Mutubu usually. You know, a good character or is that just was that created for? No, he he's almost always, he's almost always a bad guy who turns into a neutral guy, so very much the same thing. So like MU may or may not have been the first Pokemon and usually MU two's origin. Is that somewhat? Some really, really bad guy wants to create the perfect killing machine. So they clone the like original Pok Mon, but then, like just throw in a bunch of shift from other Pokemon to, like make him stronger. And like usually, he's a killing machine because that's all he knows. And then he'll like start grappling with his because he could like psychically talk to other people just like movie. He's like the only can talk really in a way. So usually like most of the time at the end of the movie he will suddenly realize that. Like either hill realize I'm better than humans. I shouldn't be fighting them. I should pity them and that he'll fly away or he will like be like, oh, I shouldn't have been fighting all, and then they'll fly away. Very big themes for this this world. It's like if you know, Pokemon, the fact that it was MU to still really lines lot, because he's like the strongest psychic Pok Mon, and they didn't build him to be alternate killing machine in this one, but they built him to be the ultimate physical specimen for Bill Nye to put aside. No, apparently of the course of this movie, Bill, Nye you got like super obsessed with Pokemon. And I've heard he has like very expensive, very large replicas of, like Pokemon art and like the Pokemon fossils and stuff that are just sitting in his Wang seller, because he like pan out them on his walls yet 'cause they're too big. And I hope that's true. I want that to be so true that wonderful like ninety seven year old thaking brilliant. Actor Bill Nighy is now discovering Poedji. Go and shit like that is absolutely fantastic. I really want that to be. True. I'm going to look into that episode goes up. Yeah. Definitely to editor, editors or something. So what do you got for your next puzzle fees? So this one is a lighter one like it's not as heavily influenced. But I do think we need to acknowledge the influence of the Super, Mario brothers movie on this one. Which is, so for a lot of people who don't know that detective Pika chew is its own video game. But who are familiar with Pokemon as a franchise, this movie must have seen pretty wild because like you think Pok Mon, the way they cover it in the first ten minutes of this movie where it's like you throw a ball. You catch the Pok Mon you release it for fights, you, wander around in the woods, a lot and there's wild Pok Mon and suddenly, there's the city that's like, oh, man Pok, Mon running wild or coexisting with humans. And like you don't really see much of that in the classic games. You see that in the detective peak chew game. But was that on intendo sixty four. No, no. That was like, we you or something. Okay. That was that was like within the past five years. I think okay. I don't even know that it was retranslated in America, it probably was, but I'm not houses of. Although it wasn't nice touch when they cut to Pika chew gun Pika Pika, when the girl can't understand him. Apparently, that is the guy who voices because you in the anime, which I thought was a nice touch. So it also like not crazy difficult job before being honest lying. But yes, whereas and like in the Super Mario brothers movie. It's suddenly like, well, what if there was a world where all these dinosaurs had survived, and kind of coexisted with these things that are human, but technically are also dinosaurs. And this whole like gritty city, and like for all the things the Mario brothers movie did wrong. It was packed to the gills with Easter eggs, like every shop in store. You see in the background of those movies of that movie like is a reference to thing from Pokemon sorry from, from Mario and very much the same thing with detective chew. So I think they kind of took the one thing that I don't necessarily want to say Barry brothers did. Right. Because a lot of people would have just wanted to be a much, more direct outta tation. But if you buy into the very first premise of the Mario brothers movie, I think the set design and the like. Easter eggs was like something did really well and detective Pika chew in the same kind of way. And I'm sure it wasn't surprising to me. But there are probably playing people who know Pok Mon, who was like, wow. This city is like a weird direction to take the Pokemon franchise. Why didn't they just make the first Pokemon movie be about, like act and his Pika chew and stuff? But I think it was smart move. Yeah. No. Absolutely. I think it's, it's also a way to, to really bring people in. I think it's kinda great timing after the Pokemon grow craze a couple years ago that, you know, maybe there should have been like you know, maybe twelve months ago or something. But still, it takes a lot for these things to happen. And I think timing is still pretty damn good to capitalize on that because a lot of people are getting their first entry into the Pokemon world. I mean it certainly was mine. I mean, I've always been aware of more of the Pokemon world, just because I'm such an intendo guy, but I never played the games as you go. That was the only game I played. I mean I was one of the billion. Who played it for like two weeks? And I am not so yeah. Out talking to our neighbors, and it was like it was world peace for two weeks. I don't think I've actually played Pokemon game since Pokemon crystal which was still for like the GameBoy color. But I like no the universe and stuff. Yeah. I went I went to see this with Gina's brother Marco, and he is a big fan of these games. He plays all of them. And he said, they got a lot of details games. And he was very there was a good representation. Like I didn't recognize about a third of the Pokemon because they came from the seventeen other generations of Pok Mon after I stopped playing, and that was cool. I think I think it was smart for those ones, I have to trust that. They did the right character designs. Yeah. But you know they did pretty good. For the two thirds that I did recognize. So I imagine I I've been reading about like all the trouble they had to go through to, like, make -lica- tongue. And like I can't believe that was someone's job for three years. To bake, apparently was supposed to be much more important in this movie. And then they showed the realistic renderings to like the Japanese people, and they were like this can't be on screen at all. So that's grow rip back like a ten second gag. I love that Pokemon characters have those very descriptive names. Like I know exactly who you're talking about. Yeah. People always complain about. Like how the newest Pokemon have very dumb names. One of the original hundred fifty Pokemon Dame was literally seal, and it was a seal and involved into dugong, and I believe dugong is just a synonym for the word seal. It's always been a bit of a problem. There's always a couple that get phoned in. Those ones, I think translation issues. Well, I'm going to go to my next puzzle and I'm actually going to continue talking about the environment and all that. And this is more. So about the city, specifically reminded me, a lot of the world of blade runner. Yeah. Yeah. Very beautiful. Futuristic cityscapes. And actually, my biggest surprise with the movie was actually how great the cinematography was. It really looked great. There's a lot of really awesome choices with. And I think there's a lot of the nor influences. Well, the ad that with, like lighting and stuff like that. Yeah, exactly that whole neon like Neo nor neon thing, and they really, really. Put together some no looks very cool original. But like I said, I think inspired by the looks of blade runner in a lot of ways. And they do a really great job of it as well. No, I was definitely thinking that as well that, like, especially that one scene in, in the beginning when he when he's, I meet speaker, you and they're just like walking through all the stands and it's like the very crowded leg MIO Tokyo, looking kind of town, or whatever, and ask see all these other weird characters at these, like stands just getting different stuff. That was very active of blade runner for may have, you know, very similar scenes in that movie. So basically, they were just trying to bring the Pokemon into the world of Ridley Scott since we. Well, so this is all miss all Ridley Scott. That's, that's what the movie. I think it works because it's like they picked apart of the Pokemon universe that, like if you are familiar, Pok Mon, you could still be like, all right. Well, there probably is a city like this, in the world of Oakmont, even if we haven't seen in the games show, and I don't know if that's true. Like I don't know if detective could you literally takes place in a different universe from the other Pokemon games but it works. And you believe it. Yeah. No, actually, I'm going to piggyback right off of that into another one of my puzzle. Pieces are, which is a callback to an old episode. We did a couple months ago which is how to train your dragon three specifically because of the way like it almost reminds me of like in Flintstones, how when they don't have machines they would have dinosaur that happens to do the exact same thing as that machine. And how to and dragon three specifically did very similar thing where like in the backgrounds of the shots. You'll see like, oh, they don't necessarily have a windmill. They've got like a dragon, that's just like running on a treadmill or things like that. And like you see. So, like, honestly, this was the thing I might have love most about the technique of CHU is there are some Pok Mon, who literally are never in the foreground like you'll see, like just Pok Mon out of focus in the background doing something like and working as a part of this town. There's the obvious ones. There's the mach shampoos directing traffic, which makes a lot of sense 'cause he has four arms. But like even little things like there's a great scene with their. Yeah. When the running down through the tents where there's a guy on a stove cooking like noodles onto walks, and also his pet charm, Anders next to him and the char Anders using its. Tale as of burner for third wall and stuff like that. I just loved, and it does remind the lot of, like I think they actually do a similar gag with with the stove in how to train your dragon three but I was really trying to think of a movie that just sort of like incorporates. Bazaar animals as machinery, and, or, and I definitely remember that when we did the have dragon episode, which subtle plug listener, you should look up. That like that really stuck out to me over the course of the three outta trading dragon movies. You've got to see the dragons get more and more integrated into the town and this almost like, like rhyme city seems like the equivalent, especially because also in how trade dragon, like everyone's partnered off with a dragon as well. Like rhyme city feels like the modern equivalent of that town from how to train your dragon, if they had the dragons for another, like ten years. Sure, no. That makes a lot of to grow. Yeah. Yeah. That makes a lot of sense. I love that. I love that is. I completely agree. That's one of my favorite things about the movie is just how alive, it is full full of creatures and just so so many little details and, and all that stuff. And you know, not to move on to fast. But good transition to my next puzzle piece, actually, which is Star Wars. Okay. Yeah. Yeah. Wow. Yeah. Okay. It's just like another world just filled with as many inhabitants as they could cram in that are all just so different looking in so many interesting things to look at it. And you could kinda just not pay attention to the plight, if you really wanted, and just like look at all the stuff that's happening and all the all the little creatures and cool things in the Cantina scene, and stuff like that. So. Yeah, and also I was going to just kind of combine another one with it. And the fantastic beasts movies, which also filled to the brim with all kinds of creatures to look at we even if you're not following the story quite as much, there's so much to see. And, and I'm not as big a fan of as the of the fantastic piece movies myself. But there certainly was a lot of cool creatures to look at, you know. The first fantastic beasts is actually my favorite of the Harry Potter movies, which aired because the second fantastic piece is my least, favorite of their Potter movies, selling, I've seen so, well, at least the second one yet I love the first one but. Yeah. No that that's so true that. Yeah, I didn't even think of Harry Potter, as that's another good example of, like, you know, they've got the house elves doing things like fairies that are I'm like, honestly, artists falcons out like in like a year. So that's probably going to be another movie that would have been perfect puzzle piece for something like this. Because our miss Sal has got all the mystical creatures in, like an underground city and stuff like that doing things. Do not to do rail or anything, but I don't know, artists Phalle is okay? Have you seen the commercials? I did. I don't know what this is it was a book series from, like bef-, teen years ago. Like like like eight is way too late for them to be adapting it. Perspective like the tough guy. There's a tough guy role and like win people like win. They were talking about making the movie. There was a lot of talk about like when the books I, there's a lot of talk of Jason state than being the tough guy 'cause he was like the new up and coming tough guy at the time. So they'll get them by me. Why not? Let's do it to give you perspective. Right. This is like just after a talion job era. Jason state or something like that. It will probably be very like, honestly. If we do an Assode on Artemis fowl, there's a decent chance that if we don't talk about Harry Potter detective at you may end up being a puzzle piece floor at nice. That'll probably be the only other movie we ever talked about detective choose. I need to take takes peak achievements. Frequently as possible, though. Well, what do you have your puzzle -ties? So, so those, I think you're kind of it for my like puzzle piece puzzle pieces. But the, the other the other big trope, I was reminded of, and there is a twist on this indetectable pecan shoe. But there's like that movie that they feel the need to make every ten years where she dad gets turned into a dog and then the family adopts the dog, like, like Kevin Spacey did one last year or two years ago. And like Gary Busey did one twenty years ago and Tim Allen did one ten years ago, and, like like every ten years or five years, like someone feels the need to make a movie about, like a dad who learns the importance of family by being a pet in that family. And this was very much like a less. Heavy hitting like less heavy handed version of that. I felt like because. Like I was pretty sure walking into the movie that, that, that, that, that was his dad, it his body, like even before it became really obvious like we had to stuff. I was I was pretty sure the whole time like, oh, that's what it's gonna be. And I was trying to figure out the whole time like did peak at you actually have amnesia or was he pretending because he was like he just wanted to spend time with his dad. So I got a -ssume that, hopefully once he turned back into his dad that he kept the memories. He had along the way of being detective Pekar to otherwise he didn't learn valuable lesson about family, right? Although it kind of sounds to begin with, like, his dad wasn't that shitty? He was just kind of busy, like and that the kid wasn't the best kid to begin with, like, he like, Ryan characters seemed much nicer than like the normal person you would see in one of these movies gets turned into a dog or some. Oh, yeah. Well, that's actually a really funny thing is he's kind of, like, straight up angel like you kind of get the impression that Ryan Reynolds. Character is never done a bad thing in his life. Yeah. No never told a lie, which is just kind of funny, especially coming off a dead. That's a great puzzle piece. I mean yeah. I'm trying to think of this specific names of some of those movies, but I could picture all shaggy dog is the name of the Tim Allen won. But I don't I, I haven't actually seen that one. So I don't know if that's why he gets turned into a dog just to like learn about his family. But I do think he's a dad in that one. And then there's the Kevin Spacey one that came out like two years ago. What a great trope. And I know it's been done more than those three movies to those are just like the only three I could remember off the I actually remembered the shaggy dog one while we were like talking about other stuff like desperately trying to remember the name of the Gary Busey one, because I think the UC, what his dog his dog's mind gets putting his body body swap one instead. So, like the other half of the movie like half the movie is Gary abusive like voiceover in a dog being like wow kid. You sure do love me. And then, like the other half is. UC wearing a dog collar running pissing on bushes and stuff. I'm actually supposed to guest on another podcast soon, where we talk about a like a bad movie, and I'm thinking that could be a good a good one for me to pick. Red letter media red letter media did as one of their best of the worst feel the reason I know is because he did it on the episode where they made MacAulay Culkin review of alone. Which is such a great premise. That's awesome. I gotta watch love their good episode. That's awesome. Yeah. But yeah. So that trope in general. Yeah. Now that's a great one. Well, yeah, I got two more puzzle pieces. And before I get into him though, because we're talking about Ryan Reynolds, do you happen to know? This is a question that was kind of on my mind, was, he in a similar way to dead pool. Was he a driving force between behind getting this movie may they just hire Ryan Reynolds. No, because everyone has been wanting it to be too, for the past two years. I don't know if you're aware of that, but like since they announced because the tech Pika chew in Japanese game has a very gruff voice. He's like a he's a grizzled old like angry Fatman, Danny. So like as soon as they're doing live action beach you from day, one everyone has been like, please continue to please, Danny devito, and they've done some fan at its take clips from always sunny over like the shafts from detail. Pichu. But now as far as I know this was very much just a they thought he had a voice that could help encourage your suspension of disbelief and get away with, like the type of humor, they wanted to have, which was a weird type of humor to have for Pok Mon movie, I very much. Pretended. Deadpool didn't exist for this entire film because I know a lot of people like we're like oh man. I just wanna see detective deadpool or like, hey PG deadpool. So I very specifically tried to not think about that at all. So I don't that's why I didn't use it as a puzzle to. I knew we'd end up talking about it. Just because we'd have to like, you know, it's like such an obvious thing. And it really isn't that kind of it was advertised as a little bit. But it really isn't that aside from a few little throwaway joke. Yeah. Like it's because he's be right. But, like exactly I was gonna say, by that example, like all of his characters would be. But then I remembered that very specifically blade three was wins, film producer was like dude, you're basically being deadpool. And that's when he said, what's deadpool? And that's when the whole deadpool started. So we can think play trinity for that. Yeah, but in something to oh, man. Those literally someone's like he just kept making quips and they're like you're just deadpool, and then he bought the comics it was like, oh my God. I am just like dead pool. And that's what started all of like literally years and years and years ago. Like I think even technically before green lantern all stuff, but no, I don't think he I think he was picked, you know, now. I got I got two more puzzle pieces. Let's let's get these ones done. First one is the first movie I thought of when I first saw the trailer, and that is who framed Roger? Rabbit, a great one. Yeah, yeah. It's just, you know, the detective movie with the film, nor with an animated character and world with with human characters. You still have to see. I hear it's so good. Oh, it's great. I mean, I haven't seen it in probably twenty years. But it was definitely like if you asked like twelve year old me what my top ten favorite movies of all time, where it would be the top three. You know, I, I love that movie so much. And I would think that it still holds up. I've heard it does. It's got to it's absolutely got to maybe we should do a breaking apart on myself, watch it that could be pretty fun. But yeah, so. The comparison, I think is pretty clear there. You know, there's so many elements from that this isn't a lot of ways like a modern take on and, you know, and the other one that I was going to bring up, and this is again, more so about the human character pairing up with the a q animated character in that is Ted the Seth McFarland vehicle where Mark Wahlberg is teamed up with the cuddly teddy bear, who is very dirty talking. But of course, Ryan Reynolds, doesn't go there this, although apparently there's a enough extra footage for there to be R. Rated. Yeah. Doesn't he straight up ref? Like I think at some point he strata Brevard as people trying to put their fingers inside of him. And it was like what the fuck the chew? What are you doing? Yeah. That was leftover that slid by yeah. Yeah, I was getting strong like John Mullany voice spider ham, kind of ibes from that. Because like, apparently there's just a ton of footage of like leftover of him like swearing like before they told him what the character was supposed to be there like do your date, and he super blue with it. I got magin Ryan Reynolds, the exact same thing. I want that I actually will watch that if it ever comes out. I think it'd be worth watching. That'd be awesome. So let's do the finish puzzle. We'll get into all of our closing thoughts on Pokemon detective Pika chew. So the finish puzzle includes Zootopia, get out, which actually in our once we get to our wrap up. You're gonna have to explain that a little bit more Jess, but so yeah, so Topi a get out permeates the Super, Mario brothers movie blade rudder, how to train your dragging three, the Star Wars series fantastic beasts series movies, where the dead gets turned into a dog and then the family adopts the dog. Civic true. Kevin Spacey one is a cat though, being. Oh, you're right, right. It is a cat. It is it came out, like right before. Right before. Yeah. Yeah. Then who framed Roger rabbit, and Ted as our firm road? Puzzling. Good one, I didn't think of that. But like in retrospect, nice. Yeah. That's a great one. Did who frame did who framed? Roger rabbit have like trademarked characters from, like, did have looney tunes Disney characters or anything like that. Or was a good question. Because it's been. So since I watched it, I feel like they're all similar, but they weren't actually the looney tune, it was a one thing where they would get real close. Okay. Yeah. 'cause I really only know Roger rabbit, and the girl in the red dress. All right. Jessica rabbit, just grab okay. I couldn't matter if that was the name of the Space Jam girl are not those Lola bunny. Okay. Yeah. Get started talking about those. Yeah. Yeah. So did you do like it? I did it real quick. Wh what explain to us the get out part. Oh, the mind swapping body jumping technology thing of actually. So it's just that just the just the mind sweet. Yeah, yeah. We'd like, oh, this is a better body ongoing to put my mind in that body kind out. Yeah. Yeah. It makes sense and Pika CHU is a better body. So. Trying to Ryan Reynolds and peak. It's you. That is a decision. I want to be who's got the better Bobby, so. Yeah, I liked this movie. I didn't love it. I, I would I'd give it about I don't know probably about a three three and a half out of five out of five. Good was, like, wow. That is not a good for. Yeah. But Ted yet. Yeah. I think it was. It was fun. I really liked the creatures. Like I said earlier, like obviously, the Pokemon creatures. But. I think all of that was great. I think there was some good humor. But I, I wish there was more of the comedy wish it was funnier, my biggest problem with it, where the human actors Justice Smith. Is that his name? I think he's just the main. He does nothing. Just does absolutely nothing. The girl was kinda girl grows. Not good. No. Yeah. Bill Nye having a little bit of fun with the role. But otherwise, the human characters really dragged this thing down. I agree. And I was bummed because like Ken wanted to is like one of my favorite actors to, and he had very little to do so little to do he strikes me as a character, maybe had a couple of scenes cut or something like that. Very, very possible. I will tell you though, this is a movie that mediocre not, I'll be seeing the next one, just for more of that world building and seeing Mortlake, if it's got a bigger budget because I saw somewhere. I don't know if this was an exaggerated, figure true figure that there's only fifty different types of pokey mount in this movie. And a glance like it could be true. I don't actually know but there's just so many other Pok Mon. Like they didn't do most of the other starter Pok Mon and stuff like that. So, like I would I would pay thirty dollars just to see more of this universe on a TV screen on a movie screen kind of the same way, I'm gonna pay, you know, fifteen dollars to avatar when the next one comes out. Start just to, to see how that world works. Do you got someone for Ashish like, who would play ask if? I don't know because the thing is like ashes, a piece of shit like, and he's also only like eleven like, like they gloss over that a lot because he is whiny, but like he's like an acceptable amount of whiny. Like if you were like making like an accurate Pokemon. It'd be like the young Sheldon kid would be act or something like that. Right. And like no one wants to see that. So I mean like, yeah, if it was grown up. I'd be really interested in seeing like a brick era. Joseph, Gordon Levitt. Okay. As an like everything that would with. Why not? Yeah. Yes. Each. Yes. Each fourteen year old just Gordon Levitt sixteen year old Jessica Levin to play an eleven year old character. It should work. Great go right? We've got footage of him on third rock from the sun as eleven year old. It's like no, that's not what I want sixteen year old JGL playing eleven year old catch of it's the most expensive movie ever films. Making him. Look, young costs more than the Petit bonnets. I do have to say though, and I'm curious, I think technically, this is the best video game movie that's been made, like it's not a high bar, but that that's. Gli. Yeah. I don't know. I, I was actually thinking it might be worth, it for us to do some kind of a like a like a rundown of video game movies, one of these days on the show, other movie worth watching is mortal combat one so, right. I mean, there's still mortal come one. Of course, I'm one of the few fans of the rampage movie, I love that movie even though it is dumb shit. But I think this probably is if not the best it's, it's one of the best that's ever been made. It it's just it does have enough of a balance of being faithful to the games while also being an actual watchable movie. Yeah. I think did benefit a lot from the fact that there, there aren't many, but there are a few kind of left field, Pokemon games and detective Beka CHU is the left field of them all. So it managed to get away with being pretty straight outlive. My understanding is, that's the first two thirds of that. First three-quarters just is the plot of the game like didn't deviate very much from that plot at all. And I think that worked there advantage, actually was like they kind of got the benefit of doing a weirder interpretation while still actually being pretty faithful just not to the source material that people would have expected riot, right? Yeah. That makes sense. I make sense. Yeah. No, I think they I think they did a good job. They did video games, proud and, you know, hopefully, hopefully, we'll get more of this direction with sonic just kidding. Oh, yeah. I will put this on like like recorded to take that. If you listen to that episode the top ten anticipate moves to twenty nineteen I formally retract my sonic suggestion and just replace it with detective. Get you a second time. That sound everybody. That was the sound of me catching your recommendation for sonic, the hedgehog the movie and placing it somewhere towards the top of my list, because I can't fuck and wait for that movie I to be so stupid and so great. Every everything I said about why am excited about son? I stand by. But it like if like a genie took what I said. And like twisted it to, like, be technically tree, not a genius like the djinn from wish master is one of those like real tricky genie's. Yeah. Well Ryan, you got anything that you've watched lately that you want to recommend. No. But I do have something else, I wanna put on the air while we've got it, which is that I do want our listeners to know that Dave has formally agreed to let me do a breaking apart episode about point break, one of these days, we're gonna procrastinate that for a long time. But this is the proof that if he ever claims that conversation never happened. I was promised that I would get to do a point break episode one of these days. And we will so I'm using my soapbox time for that instead of promise. I will watch it one day this summer. And then we will. Yeah, good summer one. Yeah. Yeah. Yeah. Fourth of July weekend, kind of thing, I'm doing it. We're doing it. All right. Ryan as always, thanks for being here, and do you have anything you wanna plug real quick before we gone yet? Did you better than Pokemon in every conceivable way? Solid use of plugging. My name is Toby. 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"Everyone has a dream that fills their heart a journey. They must take destiny to fail as close as your imagination insists magical place when wondrous creatures with incredible powers help make dreams come true. It's the world. Welcome to now, playings pope Amman retrospective series. That you ever see double rear on the big screen part of now playing video game movie review series. Not that the game. Hosted by Arnie your dictum to caffeine. I could stop whatever I want. These are just choices another round extra shot. Thank you Sweden. Justin. And Stewart then this is just one more channel they follow their hearts that what sets them apart and will make them came on. This podcast may contain detail. What spoilers and mild language? This is what a French would call fees. Listener discretion is advised. We're going to do this. Jets. The first movie, I choose you. Starring Veronica Taylor. I IQ Tani Rachel Lewis. Eric Stewart directed by Kunihiko Yama, take that back. You'll jaba. Don't we talk about my mom? This is Arnie us. Your mythical podcast host and bicker bicker pickets do asking why am I here? And this is Justin, and I would be lying if I said that nobody's ever accused me of being a pocket monster. So I'm here. There's monster and my pants. Oh, I know that song. So welcome one welcome all to every retrospective. We've ever done. Somebody has had a finger hold. We usually have the fan who's going to be the one who guides us through this world be it Stewart with these Scorsese Takako stuff or even me with the mutant ninja turtles. But I think this is our first time where every host every single host, even the ones not on this, call would be virtually entirely out of their depth as we weighed into the waters that are poking mon-. I think it's like a performance art version of three men and a baby we're just gonna be passing the ground. Like, how do we change the diapers? I don't know how this works. I fully admit I mean, I think if you've listened to me talking about this upcoming wing of the now playing arcade, the reason why we're doing it is it's a video game. And we need to cover all of that. And you didn't even know that you thought for. Sure, we were getting out of it. I don't nothing. I think I knew that they translated as pocket monsters, but beyond that, I knew nothing, and so my attitude approaching this is I have to just leap into the air and say, I love it and just embrace every creative choice as something that is for me because I can tell you if I were being completely honest. This is just nothing I would ever think that I would need to go. Seek out that said I will say I've learned a lot. And I've been surprised by a lot of what Pokemon is I'll agree with that. I have approached this almost as an anthropologist going into study, foreign culture, I have genuine curiosity. Like, I said Stewart had thought the started as a card game. I was like no it started as a video game. Unfortunately, I was right. So here we are. But I had genuine curiosity as we got here. How did it start? When did it start? What are all these various games that? I hear people talking about Pok Mon diamond and Pokemon black and Pok Mon fire and all of this. And I'm like, I really want to understand that legitimately. However, like, Stuart this is never something. That would intentionally go in my Netflix queue. And in fact, I'm actually disappointed watching this on next flicks is going to skew my suggestions years to come get Keough recommendations dragon ball z is already taken over the home screen with that said, I think it's the job of every critic to be able to say whether a film is good or bad whether or not it's for them. You know, I don't think Michael Medved is very good critic because he'll never give a horror movie a good review because he just hates horror movies. I think that's the difference between a good critic in a bad is one who can examine the arts and the technicality and the writing and not just go. I would never choose to be here. So that's my approach to the pokey movies. I think. I think that's fair. But the start of this conversation is making me wonder now, if I was an absentee father while my kid Tyler was grown up because he was way into Pok Mon, but guess what I never had to sit down and watch any of these Pokemon movies. I just knew he had some the cards. He had some the toys and stuff like that. But you know, I went back and talk to a little bit and he's well versed in all this stuff. So either I wasn't around while he was watching this stuff growing up or just kind of lucked out and just missed it. You know, I don't think it means. You're bad, dad. I do think that people can indulge their children without knowing what they're giving them like they're just the call you like this. Let me just by these things. I mean, we can all remember being bought presence. We didn't want because the adults thought, oh, this is part of what you like. And it was like, no. This has nothing to do. You bought me? And then television cartridge play Tari. Well, never forget, my mom. Buy me, the go bots play sets. Yes. Is she thinking, but yeah. No, that's no reflection on you. I get a lot of surprises starting with for me. Yes. Chicken and egg. Where did this all begin Pok Mon was developed by game designer? I assumed it was like Hello kitty or Kim Kardashian Pika chew was just famous for being famous and COPD up on brands just all at once. It's a lifestyle choice. If you want a water by pokey water, like it's just on everything. I didn't think the video games were even to selling point. And yet this is really surprising to me. The Pok Mon family of video games is the second best selling video game franchise of all times. Then surprise number two. I was stunned by I reread that sentence twenty times second only to the Mario family of games and Mario has a fifteen year headstarts. So that means that odds are Pokemon will overtake Mario in the neck. Decade how well we'll see, you know, we never know with trans. I know they're working on Mario movies. So maybe that will happen. We are of course, building up to detective Pika chew a live action. Sordo one of those half animated gotta to get some child actor to walk around. With Pika Choo voiced by Ryan Reynolds this summer, I think of no movie better for you Stu than Ryan Reynolds. He could shoot everything. I love it. Again. That's mike. Would. I have no other words. I love it. It's great. I'm such a pokey fan. I really thought that when I saw that trailer was going to end with like college, humor stinger, something the onion. Okay. I get it. But no, it's real right? It is really happening. It's something. I did neither Pokemon did not go on our calendar. Many times we're out of order because this game premiered in ninety six and we've been covering games premiered after the millennium again, I did not believe this was a game franchise. But not only is it. It's one of the most popular revolt. I didn't necessarily know either my experience with Pokemon in the past comes from nephews. And I have a couple of friends one of whom I talk about on the show. He went with me to green lantern anyone with me to aqua-, man. He has a whole pokey side of his life that I choose just to not acknowledged because I will I felt like before this deep dive. I'd respect him more. If I didn't know how into Pok Mon he was. I mean, we all have that geek side. I mean, I feel I. There's just things that no one else is going to understand you that the common people, you just you have a private life. And so, yeah, if you're into Pok Mon and you're over twenty five. Yeah. You may not share that with everyone in your circle of friends. What's weird is thinking about when this hit big in the states though, the late nineties when my nephew's were very young. And yeah, I watched perhaps half an episode of the cartoon series. I found it to be headache-inducing. Just because of how out it seems like they were always shouting. I like could you not speak in a normal tone of this is when I realized I was being an old, man. I was twenty five, but I was feeling really old when my nephew's were just glued to Pok Mon, and I saw them have cards and things, but I started toy journalism in two thousand five Pokemon was only seven I have been at so many events with Pika chew. I have photos from over the span of years from two thousand six to twenty fifteen of Mario when p. Shoe posing together, not you you didn't jump in there and photo bomb the cameraman. Okay. Poke Amman seems like once it's been here. It's never really gone away. I mean, sure it's ebbed and flowed popularity and even before like Pokemon go came out and took over the world there for a few months. I would still remember like seeing releases of two games at a time a red and silver and not really understanding what was going on. So the game has always been there always had a fan base. Here's another surprise. I had and it's a doorway into talking about how the game came to be Pok Mon spring strum the craters love of entomology. He was a young man in a forest area outside Tokyo growing up in the seventies. Who got the nickname Dr bug because his friends knew he liked to go out and collect critters, and this is an extension of that his original idea when he saw the GameBoy was wow that link cable could actually be used to transfer one bug. To the other. It's just a natural progression for his love of classifying, insects and files and all to have all of these little monsters, and I think for many people bugs are gross and monstrous for him. It was a passion stemming back before he was even into designing video games. He did have other video games before Pok Mon. I wondering if you guys know Mendel palace. Most of these weren't released in the states. Now that one's in NS. Okay. The no, I don't know that one. But I did look him up and the majority of his games weren't released. There's two that came in the states Mendel palace. I've never selling it. I was in the electron IX. But they stuck me in toys. I ended up selling quite a few copies. It was a puzzle game, and then Yoshi Mario's dragon dinosaur, whatever he is. I know I mean, I remember Yoshi showing up at a Super Mario game. And then he got a spin off of his own. I know of it. Yeah. It was his gateway into GameBoy. I realized that only have never played Pokemon. I've actually never held an intendo GameBoy. I've never held. A portable game system where those good my sense was that it was always crap when you reduce video games to that size, and that level of design their original GameBoy was basically just a tetris player. I mean beyond that there was no color, just a gray and black LED screen. That's what I remember about it. Its biggest game was tetris. I never owned one so prising -ly, but I rented one there was a place in town that would rent you one. And I wanted to try it out because there was a Spiderman game on it. And I was really into comics. We're talking nineteen ninety ninety one. So I rented it played it for a week. And I remember thinking that it was kinda slow the graphics were small and black and white and hokey and it was completely front lit. So if you were in a dark room, you couldn't see any oh interesting. They actually ended up selling an adapter of flashlight that snapped on the front that would shine a light on the screen. So you could see it in the car at night and things. I actually went the other way, I got a Sega game gear, which very ironically, it's touting you can see us in the dark, but you couldn't see him in the daytime. We'll get one for the day. I ended up getting my first game. Boy was the GameBoy advance. Which was like the third jet had GameBoy GameBoy color, then they got to the Game Boy advance which would still play all the old game. So I got that. So that it would lay some of those games for me. And now, I find myself the owner of a three D S specifically because of this Pokemon retrospective series because I need to play some Pokemon games. And this is what they're on. Yeah. They were made the thought was it needed to be a handheld system because you could go out in the forest and collect them all and there is something about just the classification when you start to learn about Pokemon as I have you find out it's very particular to region. Did they come from condo? Do. They come from the orange aisles. And there's also a type like there's eighteen different sources of power. You could have a psychic one fire one dragon grass. I mean, it is about being nerdy. And specific and naming it that. It is part of the thrill is to know that there are one hundred fifty different monsters out in the forest, and you've got to collect them. All. Yeah. You learned that the hard way we'll talk about that next week. That is the one thing that I have always known about it, though is that growing up in the age that we grew up the collect them all came from Kenner in Star Wars. So that's that's what kind of created our generation's need to go out and complete a collection, and I could see from very early on. That's what Pokemon was doing to even if I didn't understand it. I knew that they were trying to get kids to understand each of these characters and some of them are more special some were less powerful. But you had have a collection of all of them surprise number four. Did you guys know first of all Justin did you play the game ever? Like, I know you weren't into it. But did you even give it a whirl? No, I didn't tell Pokemon go came about. I had never touched a Pokemon game to even try it out. So I was completely in the dark on it. I had no idea that it was a role playing game slash fighting game. I assumed that it was kinda like Tom Gottschee member virtual pets like the whole thing was like you grow nurture them. And you if you devote enough time to this little battery power. Device. It will grow up into something that doesn't cry all the time. I knew Pokemon got bigger. I assumed that the fund was to catch a Pok Mon classify Pok Mon and make it your friend. Now, I knew there was fighting. I mean, just what little I knew I knew there was the combat. So I knew it was a fighting game. I was surprised though defined. It was a role playing game of the three of us Stewart did a deep dive into pokey culture. I took it on to explore the world of Pokemon video games. Do this day. I still have not played a video game. I let you do all of that. But I love it. I started off with the original Pok Mon red which came out with Pokemon blue now to me. I'm like, okay. At least they came out during the GameBoy color. I mean, why else would you call it? No, actually, they didn't these are black and white games named by colors, which just seems like a horrible tease. You want rag? You want blue all you've got his gray. Same part of the success of this. When I was looking back on the history of the creator satori to Jiri. It seemed like the stroke of genius. Here was that he got people to buy it twice or in some cases, multiple times multiple iterations. But that there was one hundred fifty monsters broken up between red and blue you could only get seventy five and one game. I think it was eighty there was a crossover period of it. There were some in both. But yet if you wanted them all what you're supposed to do theoretically because it's the same game. I played red. And then I played blue you are the same character. It's the same levels, though difference is the monsters in it and come to think of it. I played pretty deep into red and pretty deep into blue. And I haven't noticed a huge difference. I mean, they both have Pika choose. Okay. And they both have that was my question where these characters that. I know from having watched cartoons all there in the original. It seems like all this going to be there. I believe so now I played a lot more blue that I played read, but I played deep enough into read that I started to know the types, and I knew the combat and all of that. So the intent I could look at this generously or crass crassly crass viewpoint would be you have to buy the same game twice. Generously. Would be you can buy either one. And then you just literally yet, you trade with your friend. And how does that work? You literally a Game Boy cable, and you can hit a button, and it goes like Email kind of. I mean, there was a game link cable before this came out. It was what inspired this game. And it was so that you could play head to head place like street fighter, for example, and fight each other and this game link cable would allow you to do that. And in the game. There's a little counter you go to do trading from other color, you're using the word trading. My thought was I knew that there was a little bit of fighting. But I kind of thought it was like another nine. Nineties game. Pause. Remember like milk. Down. And whatever flips over I thought it was like you hustled, each other winner-takes-all, and you take no trade, you take somebody's Pok Mon away from them. Is it not that aggressive? No, no. And I thought the same thing about magic the gathering back in the day is that it was like gambling. You were gambling your cards. And if you lost you could lose thousands of dollars worth of cards. No, I mean, you do not steal from other players even NPC's in the game. If you're going up against Brock Brock is actually the name of the first trainer in the first game. Okay. She's also in the cartoon, that's where I know him. Of course, what of our co host. He doesn't like to talk about his Pokemon. But when I'm fighting Brock in the game. It's basically a boss you have to pass the moss in order to move on in the map. So if you don't have friends to trade with they have virtual friends to fight. Well, you have to fight the virtual people to go to new areas and get more Pokemon because there's you have to get to the mountains to get the rock Pokemon. I've gotta get to the water to get the water Pokemon. So fighting against an NPC in the game. I can't steal their Pokemon, you only steel Pok Mon in the wild who are unknown d-. And is there any part of the game that is just about you lifting up rocks and looking under bushes, and literally finding the monster. Like is it hard to find them? Or is it all about two people have found one? And now they're going to fight for it. Neither let me let me explain the game because I was a little surprised and unfortunately, the game measures how long you've played it and tells me how many hours of my life. I have spent I have spent about thirty five hours. Playing Pok Mon. You're going to tell me like you'd sold. All your Star Wars stuff was all in. So you're just this character ten year old whatever you name yourself, ash Ketchum. That's one of the default. Ames's ask I just put in the name of Arne. Okay. And you at the age of ten are able to leave home go out on your own and become a Pok Mon trainer. That's the story of the game. And it's very much like the very first of the cartoon because I watched a few episodes of it. I was surprised how much the cartoon was starting the same way as the game. And you'd go next door to a professor's house, and he'd give you your first Pokemon, and you could choose between a squirrel a Boba sore or Sharma nder, then you just go out, and you wander around, and if you go into grassy areas, then Pok Mon popout attack. You it's not like you're fighting over who can get that one. You're just wandering through the grass and basically the program will say. Okay. Every time you move a hacks. It's rolling a die behind the screen. Does one pop up here. Does one pop up here. There's one pop up here. Oh, okay. And then you walk enough in the grass one pops up you fight it to weaken it, and then you can throw a pokey ball and catch it got it or you can defeat it. Okay. So one vite is really you and the beast, and then once you catch it you can pitted against somebody else's, right? You never fight. It's beast versus beast you as the trainer choose which beast goes out. And what moves they do? Okay. But here's what's really hit me. I was shocked to hell. There's another game. I really got into as part of this video game retrospective series that this not just reminded me of but ripped off. Okay. When I played what is it? Final fantasy. Oh, well, I definitely played that final fantasy part. One was a role playing game where you picked your class of people at the start, right? And you walked in the forest. I know exactly what you're saying. Now. Yes, there's a lot of wandering game. And you just wander in the forest, and then monsters will pop up, and you fight the monsters, and you get experience points, and you level up and you get new powers as you go. I'm like son of a biscuit you guys ripped off idle fantasy, and then I ended up reading, and it was the designers love bug collecting. But he also loved final fantasy. He literally took the final fantasy Game Boy game, and we're gonna make this with bugs. So it is final fantasy part one with the only difference being when you're fighting someone you could out capture them and bring them as part of your squad. But to a T turn based combat and I played a lot of Pokemon. I started with red and blue that I decided to try out what yellow was to see how that differed. It was for the Game Boy color. This is where they rewrote it a little bit. Now, all of a sudden, you have a Pika chew following you as your first Pokemon, and he won't go in the ball. Does that sound like a certain cartoon story? So they with yellow just redid it. And now Pika choose a main character, which was actually completely bad because peak it she was so damn tough that it makes all the early combat way too easy. Surprisingly though because I liked final fantasy a lot. I found myself playing this more than I had to for research purposes, myself in the game. So I am kind of right? You are thinking about collecting getting some more. No. Here's the thing about Pokemon is. It's just a little too cutesy where I would never be seen in public wearing a Pok Mon shirt. It's just too cute. And what I see cute. I think of two things children and women, you know, because women can go out in pink, my little pony shirts. And that's fine. That's cute ever. Man goes out in a pink. My little pony shirt. You're going to get some looks. I'm not saying you should get looks or shouldn't get looks. But you're gonna get looks no matter what. And I totally get that. And you know, what's interesting reading the history of the game. There was a real discussion. Like this came out in February ninety six in Japan, and it took till September ninety eight to make it to the states. And the reason was there was a real debate about baby. We don't just translate the text. Maybe we redesigned the monster. So that they are more monstrous so that they they aren't seen as Wimpy, and you know, Japan nation, if isn't always translatable to America, there have been instances where Astro boy or Hello kitty have gotten a toehold here in this country. But by and large at that time, I think it would have been an open question as to whether p chew would've been cute are too cute, frankly for gamers in the states. It was too cute. For me. It tarnished my entire reputation of Pok Mon thinking of it only as a infantile property, not just kitty. But literally like this game should be played by kindergartners. Again. I didn't know they were games. I thought it was a children's character Barney or Teletubbies I thought it was. Made for children, and then it just found its way to everything that children touch. But I'm surprised how much I actually did. Enjoy the game because it is a final fantasy rip. The only thing I can say is final fantasy makes me think a little bit more this game. I realized after playing it got mindless, it was literally like I could watch a movie while playing and pay ninety nine percent attention to the movie and literally just like mash, a wander through grass mash, a it takes zero brain power, but it is a little bit addictive. As I I didn't want to collect them. All I certainly don't want to buy a second system. So that can transfer them from a different game. But I did want to explore the map. I wanted to see all the different regions offered. So honestly, I no longer will judge my friend who's constantly coming over with his three DS to play the newest Pok Mon the games are habitual, and they're fun and they're role playing and they're not as silly as I thought they would. Be one question that I had certainly as I was watching the cartoons and everything else. I know they fight. I know they lose they get collected and repurpose they go to Pok Mon hospitals sinners, I think what they call. And there's joy, we'll take care of them. But can they die in the game? Is it like atomic Gachi or other role playing where you can beat on something long enough that it just goes four legs up? No, the specifically it says they faint they don't even get knocked out your Pokemon fainted. It is kid gloves when you lose combat, and there's no training that was something that actually dissappointed me as your called the Pok Mon trainer. I thought you'd actually have to work with them going in I expected tomah Gottschee. I really did. I thought I'd have to remember to feed Pika chew every few hours or something. No. You're the trainer. But there's no training. Just you fight with them. They level up, and that's quote, unquote, training them new power. You also can pick up power ups and train them power. Just by pushing. One button. But there's no care and feeding of these things very different than a virtual pet. Yeah. So I was surprised how little of that. There was in the yellow peak. You doesn't like you to start to mirror the TV series. And so you have to talk to him, which means just face him hit a and then you'll see his face, and the more you do that the more he warms to you. And then once he smiling. Okay. Whatever I threw him in a computer because he wasn't even helpful when fighting Brock. So you just brought up something that has been a major question for me while sitting down watching these things obviously the game came first, but how close was the game and the TV series like was the TV series years later or was that something that they kind of drove each other one year later, and it it kinda hit everything like to put it in perspective, February nineteen Ninety-six in Japan. We get red and green actually those were the colors in Japan. And then they released subsequent one that you could get in through mail order in the fall, they introduce the trading cards with the same. Characters. They just kind of wanted to see is this going to fly huge success huge numbers. So by March April they're able to have a comic book and they're having an entire season. The indigo league I think what's probably considered the Pokemon cartoon are the I eighty two episodes that will run from April ninety seven all the way through this movie. We're here to talk about and beyond it won't stop until January ninety nine and while they have series in them from what I could tell the Pokemon TV series is like the Simpsons. You forget it. But it still going on. It's been going for twenty years hundreds and hundreds of episodes that indigo league they call it the first season it was broken into two seasons here over eighty episodes. Wow. It's huge. And I did my best. I couldn't catch them all and they're not even readily available, but I did do a deep dive to just try and understand the phenomenon from the. That side of things. And so I watched probably twenty episodes of the series are half hour made for kids. God help me. I was like this is really going to hurt, but I instantly saw the appeal and it brought up a semi embarrassing story already. You may want to throw a book at me here. But it reminded me of a certain point when I first met you second grade. What did we like to do we wanted to play dungeons and dragons, but my brother had all the hundred decided ice, and I didn't really know the rules. So I made up campaigns that were filled with hundreds of cats for some reason like you had hundreds of cat like if if I decided to take the campaign underwater here comes scuba like some in scuba geared of the swim-down like GI Joe hats. We'd call it a role playing game. But it was basically a choose your own adventure thing where Stewart would create a story at I would be a character in that story. And I wouldn't be you know, we play a little dungeons and dragons, and I'd be a magic user, we did lots of campaigns. But it seemed like we always went back to the cats. Well, what that was was. We started off as a fantasy where my parents died. I don't know if we should tell this. But I do remember having fantasies, and they left me millions of dollars, and I stayed in that house, and you moved in my roommate sky and then five catch showed up on the doors, and he turned out these were talking magic cats. Yeah. This is like a Disney movie on horribly horribly wrong. This is worse than Pokemon ever. Could it be you capable? And then these five cats were like Smurfs popular, I think that's what I was ripping off. They were all head like hardest. Merv cats were virtually clones. But it wasn't just cats. Come like an entire zoom. By the end. We had a moat around my house for the alligators back Tigers. And there was a ferret who would constantly steal for me. I'd say we jumped the shark early space alien came that we really like overdid it the Al by no QB. Anyway, it was fun. And it passed second grade recess quite often. If I were that age watching indigo league Pok Mon I would be in it. I would be into it. I would be collecting it. I would want to participate in that. That is the mentality. I used to digest those episodes, and it helped it also helped that I've always had Asian dogs. We have Pekinese now I have pugs and there's just something about Pika chew. That reminds me of that animal, although surprise number fourteen peak is electric mouse. I had no idea that it was a rodents. I thought it was a dog. I just thought it was its own thing. I didn't even realize that I didn't go as deep as you. Did I watched five episodes? I wanted to watch the first arc because I realize these movies are all in with the exception of the live action one they're all in continuity. It's all the same characters. And I felt like going into the movie what I was expecting Smersh was very much on my mind. I felt like I should see the good episodes of the Smurfs before. Johanna and p showed up in the movie, I decided to see the origin of how all these people came together and how they got peak chew and all of that. So I watched five episodes. I learned team rocket was I saw Pika chew not like ash, and then come around to as I saw him pick up misty and Brock along the way. And then I was like, okay, I've had enough of this. But I was thinking this is not a TV series that would've ever appealed to me. But you hit me seven years old second grade. Yes. The age my nephew's were around this time when this came out born in ninety ninety one ninety two you're right. That's the time. I was watching Smurfs and things, and if I was into Smurfs I could have very easily gotten into this, which is like Smurfs combat and shows had a overarching storylines, they'd leave on clipping or sometimes and you'd have to watch tomorrow to see what happened X wizard of Oz quality, it's a road quest in which. This ten year old boy is going to town competing in these matches trying to earn badges to become Pokemon master. That is the ultimate goal that he will not achieve by the end of the series. The shock is you think? Well, of course, if I invest into eighty two episodes, I'm going to see him become Pokemon master. He will lose the big contest. And not only will he lose the big contest. But the person he loses to won't win the championship either. Like, he's not even coming in second the adventures of fourth place. Just watch clear ash is ashen America. But he Saotome she and Japan because the creator Toshi saw it as a young version of himself, but also gave him it's a cartoon series. That's been going for twenty one years. Now, he still hasn't won the tournament nor advanced past age ten, but you've skipped ahead. Thanks for ruining it. Now, I guess I won't watch those nine hundred hours of shows. Guess thank you. And according to a YouTube a hundred seven things you need to know about Pok, Mon, okay? I think number eighty two was he never got even past the semi-finals. So shah. Again, you always think Rockies eventually by rocky to he's going to win like set this up as chump. But this is going to bring me to a segment I'd like to introduce every time we do one of these Pokemon shows the pokey controversy because I do think part of the fund that I have as an adult looking into this phenomenon is seeing where it goes wrong where it might be a little too Japanese American audiences this week. I wanna look at this first season and point out some of the controversial episodes the ones that did not air in America. This'll be fun. I know there's one with blue there is and that did air in America. But with that snipped out today did what you're referring to is beach blank out Blasco. Misty misty, the cute redheaded side kick that always seems to be really kind of a tomboy with no sense of sexuality as made to parade around in a bikini to get money while men cat, call and feel chassis hitter. And you know, she even weirder team rocket. We'll talk about a more when we get into the series. But it's Jesse James they they almost seem like twin siblings, but the male decides to get silicone injections and his walking around. That's the boobs in question. It's actually train spooks. Several layers of apprise didn't make the cut in America. Well, if Bugs Bunny could dress up like a woman sure, you know, but did Bugs Bunny, get silicone? Stuffing abroad is just a little bit different. What I didn't realize speak. No misty. Justin. We go to Comecon every year. I didn't realize this is a huge Qasr play thing. I thought the girls in short shorts and yellow tank-tops just that was their fashion. No, they're actually 'cause playing this redhead. I no idea. Yeah. I mean, a lot of this stuff just kind of washes over me, especially when it comes to the style animation. And if I've seen those girls around too, I thought maybe they were like a sailor moon person or some of the property, I'm not aware of. But. Yeah, now that you mentioned it. There are quite a few of them walking around every year. Three more episodes. I'm going to briefly mention episode thirty five would love to have seen this. I saw clips, but apparently they get to one safari zone. Where a Clint Eastwood style guy has its packet heat like he points gun at actually it's face and shoots him. And then later, I mean, it's untranslated they never even thought of airing it in America. So I couldn't I didn't know what was being said. But meow is actually dressed up like Hitler. Like, I don't know what that's about. But I'd love to. And I don't know that they can explain it to be but the Hitler or the gun being shot at children got it banned Christmas Pok Mon mostly in offensive. It was a story line in which team rocket tried to kidnap Santa Claus. They're always up to hijinks. Well, this time they were up to jinx. And this is the black face Pok Mon there was actually a Pokemon that looks very stereotypically like something you cannot air on American television racially insensitive. And I understand that jinx got elected to Virginia governor, but probably nowhere else in America. Would he be able to air on television? And then, of course, the most notorious episode Pok Mon of all the one that I knew about before I even had seen anything cyber soldier Pori gone or electric soldier Pori gone, which in of itself is kind of controversial because the translators were clearly doing something with English. Because what they're talking about this polygons Pori gone is a electric soldier Polly gone in Tron world of computer animation. Ask get sucked into a computer. And they decided it'd be really cool to have all of this light Strope ING affect and sin. Six hundred and thirty five Japanese children to the hospital with seizures giving them epilepsy on December sixteenth nineteen Ninety-seven. What's funniest about that, according to the hundred and eight things you need to know about Pok Mon is the Pok Mon in question. There has never been put back in an episode like he was band, Oregon. Yeah. He's he's aided the country, but it was peaking to who did the flashing. Well, they thought they were a computer virus? And so they shoot missiles at them. And yes, Pika chew blows up those missiles, and it's only six seconds as a fully grown adult looking at it. I thought it looked cool. I can almost forgive the animators for thinking that this wasn't going to be a big deal. At six seconds long. It's not like poltergeist which half the anytime, you're in the room with the static TV. There's a Strobe affect in that can really screw up some people this. It's such a minor part of it. But it was enough. I mean, again, six hundred thirty five kids is a lot. It's also a controversy that had further reached and just cartoons made video games have to start looking at that and put epileptic seizure warnings on the beginning of games and stuff like that. So hen when I went to see glass there were big signs on the door about the Strobe affects every time James McEvoy, changed personality. I didn't even notice that. All right. But yes, I I agree. We were not sensitive to that issue. And I think in Japan culturally kids were just sitting really close to the television screens. So they're really getting a full face of it. I mean, I guess that was part of the problem a three year old with not fully developed ocular abilities sitting that close and getting six seconds of blue and red that fast did a trick. I mean, have you seen Tokyo apartments, they make New York City? Luxuria? There's not a lot of room to sit away from the della vision in anyway, let's get to the movie we're here to discuss why it's. Everything else. That we can start with like my nightmare. Like the worst thing. Pok Mon that I saw if it were like the show I would've only seen one episode Pika choose vacation, which ain't got nothing on Chevy Chase. And Beverly the Angelo. I mean, this is not a vacation you wanna take. I kinda dug the theme song that was kind of a beat. Yeah. I was really into the theme song repeat. After me. I need a vacation. And then I cut it was vitamin c o. I'm glad that she went on from that one hit of graduation. So you know, they used to do this in the old days. Certainly if you want to Pat a feature that's not feature length. You wanna throw a short on and for American audiences. They put twenty two minutes of a gang war between to try to Pok Mon going to theme park. You know, it's narrated by the pokey decks, which for the uninitiated. The pokey decks is something you have in the game. That is. Basically like a palm pilot. Now, it's a Rolodex. And you know, what that was it used to be wrote down things on a card, and then you could pull up someone's phone number by thumbing through it, the idea was it was an encyclopedia of every Pok Mon, but shape and looking like a GameBoy. Yeah. And so it was a digital device that would allow you to keep track of them all and keep stats of them. Well in the cartoon, they can talk. So it's narrated by the pokey decks because with the exception of meow with who is the cat on team rocket. Yeah. Pok Mon can only speak by saying their name. And each syllable is a word. So you can only say p chew it can go in any order Pika Pika. Chu CHU, whatever. But that's all I can say so it has to be narrated to us by the pokey decks. So that we can understand what's going on which I think is actually a crutch because in looney tunes. There were a lot of Jerry's where they never said a word. But I got that story. That's exactly what I would argue is like if it's about language, let's not have any. Let's do physical comedy. This is actually being released in the states. By Warner Brothers, the home brand of looney tunes. This ain't no looney tunes. I mean, this is well one the animation is crude I was prepared for that. Because I had seen the TV show. And they really that. I season is sometimes they would just show a single still impact. People talk over it for five ten seconds. I mean, they really stretched that animation out here. It looks a little bit better. But this is not any polish, and certainly has none of the style and physical comedy of a classic looney. Tune the big thing for Pokemon vans is this was the. The first appearance of Meryl in the animation. It was already a big Pokemon in the games. But apparently, this was the first of many peeka- chew only shorts play by Meryl Streep, of course after her. It's best roll. And in each Pok Mon shorts. They introduce a new Pokemon from an upcoming game marketing thing now peekapoos vacation, I'll say this. It's too long. It's twenty three minutes long. And that is too much for silent Pika chew antics, but it is like to gangs of Pok Mon show up. There's ashen his friends release their Pokemon onto a beach some pokey monitor. They're already in. They're like, this is our beach and peach who gets in between them like, no, no, no, let's not fight. Let's have sporting competitions. It reminded me a little bit like laugh Olympics. Remember laugh Olympics by Hanna Barbera? Yeah. And that can be fun. When you just want to see a bunch of your cartoon characters get together and compete in some way, here it's swimming and running and bubble blowing. Yeah. I mean. Okay. I'm okay. With a lot of that stuff. I think you guys ready set it this padding out the. Runtime of feature movie we haven't seen yet. And inside of this padding out there's padding out these show ten seconds of each Pok Mon in some weird like screensaver. There's like dancing around. I actually thought that was the most inventive part of it as I was like what in the world in my supposed to get out of this. Yeah. And there seems to be some backpedaling, and it made me think about the phenomenon again, if you're aiming for a child audience and your video game is all about fighting. Well, that's not necessarily something you want the children in the audience to emulate, you would be afraid they'd leave the theater punching each other playing Pokemon here. They tried to end on this very false note of all right after we beating each other in the contest, we're going to build a playground together because Pokemon collaboration more than they like confrontation. I bet you there's never been a game where you build a seesaw. I haven't played them all, but there's also the where they all come together to save a dragon that got his head caught in a tree assume. Or drain. I thought if there's a lesson here, it's this should have been called. It's all fun and games until a sharp. Andrew gets his head stuck in a pipe. Indeed. And they try you know, I was thinking about like it seemed like foghorn Leghorn have that little chicken egg. Like, it would be like an egg with feet or something walking around. They try to do that with this baby Pokemon eggs saying that can I just wanted some physical comedy. That's all that. I really needed to connect with was if it were just funny to watch these guys fall over, and it wouldn't even matter. I wouldn't get mad of the confusion of who's who. And what's going on? But it really isn't going for that kind of laugh. I'm not sure what the appeal is supposed to be other than here's those video game characters on the big screen. I think that's it. I think it's just that. I mean, I think about every time we go do see an animated movie and theaters be at big hero six or be. It's incredible to there's always a short at the beginning. And Toy Story. They had Toy Story shores Pixar brought back a lot of characters for shorts. Disney. We saw Balbo. So it's. I think just trying to be that only with the same characters in universe and with that vitamin c song. And it also introduced me to my absolute favorite Pok Mon character is in here. The sidewalk. I just love the side. He's got like these big bovine is. But yet a duck billed platypus build. So it's like between Sida eating the apple that was intended for the crying star egged thing. Again, there's a way of playing that where that does feel like a classic comedy bid of like the baby's crying. And you just ate it's food could have been played so much more. It's just some of this cultural. I do feel like the what was supposed to be funny. Was that the baby was crying? I guess and that just kind of annoying and they didn't want to elaborate on that too much. They didn't milk that for all. It was worth. Yeah. I mean, you could have had the entire twenty minutes. Sure being about trying to stop the baby from crying or wandering away at one point. It goes away on a log and gets lost it a theme park, and we can imagine all kinds of hijinks where you're trying to chase after a baby and payroll, and it doesn't know it's in payroll and walking at great heights. What have you insert cliche after cliche? That's all I wanted and this thing failed. And I wanted to say twenty episodes of the show, there's not. One of them. That's nearly as bad as this. I don't know. This isn't the worst thing I've seen Pokemon so far. But it's not the best either. I did end up watching it twice this record. It was delayed. We were actually going to record this on YouTube birthday YouTube was born on February six. Oh, so we were going to record February six we punted. And so we're no longer on YouTube birthday. So I re watched all this stuff. So that it was fresh for recording at watching it the second time it's ineffective, but not something I'd ever choose to turn on. Yeah. I'm not going to say, I love it. And again, I'm trying to get in that mentality of I love these characters. I love this phenomenon. I love the fact that they're coming to the big screen, but this is a sub-standard episode this wooden fly as a fan of that cartoon. I think it's great that you guys sat back and kind of looked at it and held it up against some classic American type of cartoons. But for me, this is pretty much my introduction to the show. I have not seen a frame of the animation. Oh poor. You. So you've never played the game. You'd never played the card game. You never saw the show. So this was really like your first exposure to Pok Mon how many years, did you cry? My head was spinning trying to figure out all these different characters. You know? And like, I think I got stuck in some sort of Luke finding out that there's an evolved version of peek itchy, and I was like, whoa. I thought he was a one of a kind of dude. But no, there's a bigger batter. Pika chew. That's a big part of the game is when they level up they evolved. So there's three stages. So there was a Caterpillar. So the Caterpillar becomes meta pod. And the meta pod becomes a butter free and Caterpillar to butterfly got it. It's not that. Really? Well. Really, chris. Got it. I have some of that knowledge from Pokemon go. And that's the biggest base knowledge for me when it comes to this property so trying to reverse engineer some of that stuff into here. I wasn't sure. What's what? So my brain is spinning. Oh, that's right. So you did play Pokemon goes. So you had some exposure to the species. Yep. And might be questions coming into this. And I I'm sure what plenty of time to talk about. It is the idea of rarity. When did that come in was that more of a manufacturer's thing card playing thing? Or is that always been part of the cartoons? And to me at you as always just kind of been like, the rarest of Pokemon, or maybe he's just the Mickey Mouse of Pok Mon, I don't know at this point. I think you're close with that second one. I definitely think he's the identifiable icon of the entire brand. But he is the obsession of team rocket when we get into this movie, you'll see Jesse James and meow are always following our heroes. Maybe it's not so clear in this movie as much, but certainly in the episode of the show the dynamic is that. There's this crime syndicate of a bumbling buffoon thieves. They're obsessed with getting Pika chew. They have been since the earliest episodes because even though he looked Wimpy. He has an incredible lightning strike power. He can really zap you. And they said he's a special Pika chew. There's a lot of peak at you. And here's the thing that confused me is, you know, if you get a pet say you get a German shepherd and you name him German shepherd. That's about how clever ashes because other people nickname. There's but his Pika CHU is just the species Pika chew. His sidewalk is just the specie side. So it was like he got a dog named dog. He deserves to be fourth place. So that was what confused me is that the world lot of Pika chew like say, there's a lot of rabbits. But everybody else gave their peak at you names and his peak at you. There's even a Nep Assode. It's actually one of the most beloved, it's a tear Jerker one. I'm going to warn. You goodbye Pika chew where he goes into the forest, and you meet a whole, I don't know. Are they pod pack a bunch of these Pika chew and assets and free and they're going to part, and they even have like some kind of pop singer come in. And you think for about thirty seconds that it was a friendship on the outs. And then, of course, Pika chooses ash, and they continue on. I look forward to that moment where it's I p choose you the thing that I had to know coming out of this laugh Olympics vacation segment was not only who some that really jazzy song at the beginning. But a Pok Mon talked. Why is this Pok Mon speaking English I had to look this up and I've out meow with who is the team rocket meow with. So they're not very good at naming them either. He sort of the Azriel. I mean, he's this villainous cat that he can't talk like Jabber draws. It turns out they gave him a whole back story. I imagine you didn't get to this episode Stewart's. But what happened was there was a female meow with that meow with really wanted to impress me. I was like, I don't date Pokemon. I only humans so always learned to walk upright and learn to speak and did all this to impress girl. At the woman said your way to human for me to ever be with your freak. You're no longer even our species so meow with has a tragic, ROY. Romance in his past which is why he can speak English. Now, here's a dark character. But they're darker still is mute too. And he is the subject of the movie where you're discuss. And I think we can also talk about this other short that ended up not being in the Japanese release. They didn't have this it ended up going to home video on a sequel to this movie, they saw origin too. But I think if you were in theaters in November nineteen ninety nine in the US you are going to see this short. It would have been a reason for Japanese people to fly to America because we were the first ones to see an origin story for the complicated villain character of this film mute to now do my understanding and doing the research is MU was Easter egg in red and blue Pok Mon they said there was one hundred fifty monsters you could collect. But if you dug deep enough MU was the one hundred fifty first MU was supposed to not be collected. Able it was like the final boss that was my understanding. I've not beaten the game because we're talking about little MU this little barrel, white mousy thing. Yeah. Like if you got all of them, you could fight MU. But you were never supposed to be able to catch me you just fought MU. Okay. But there was a glitch in the game that actually allowed people to catch him you if you remember her like if you played Super Mario. And if you just go so far the screen, then run backwards than jump turtle and go up some glitch. It was a lift like that that allowed people against the creator's wishes to catch MU right and MU gamers would have had some knowledge of him coming into this. The idea that there's a mute to would have been the hook. It was like, oh, I've never heard of MU to we're going to see his origins. I in this kind of redundant. If you see the movie, I think you get everything you do in this fourteen minutes short, but MU to actually was in Pokemon, red and blue. Okay. So you would also. So have possibly known MU to before MU from the games, and before this movie, that's not a tongue twister at all. Yes. So this would have been the first time to at least if you were falling animated series as I was you wouldn't have known about this. And so here what we see is team rocket basically funding archaeology expedition into the jungle where they asked this geneticist, Dr Fuji to find what looks like a little fish bone. But it is a fossil of the first Pok Mon he's like the missing link the genetic forebear of all Pok Mon is this little mouse MU everything stems from him it's presumed to have died off. But in fact, because it can turn invisible it's just hard to see no-one there. That's at this temple collecting, the new fossil understands that it's watching them. They go back to a lab and create a mute to trying to get it back into life. I cannot imagine being in theaters especially with six year olds watching Pika choose vacation coming into this. This is unlike any Pok, Mon I've. Ever seen which admittedly was a small sampling. But after watching five episodes of the cartoon of Pika, choose vacation to semi be like this, Indiana Jones leg thing with a scientist whose Spaloni king to try to find a fossil and that it's like doing a Dino DNA type thing there's enough DNA here, we can create it again. Maybe if they saw Jurassic Park, they'd know. Thank you. This is like, hey, I'm coming in virgin is this is complete whiplash for me. We just watched this cutesy get to know Pok Mon cartoon, and now we're dealing with a doctor who took a job on the low key. So he can save his daughter who seems to died in his in purgatory. And he has her essence like what is going on here. I love it. I say that ironically many times, but I actually love that these existential themes are like being get it is suddenly parents are going to be like, I was tuned out. I was looking while they may not have had a cell phone back. They certainly weren't texting. But they were all taking a nap with their kids, and suddenly, mommy where does come from. Where do I come from? What's DNA? These are questions. You didn't wanna have to answer when you took your kids to the Saturday matinee and what's surprising. Is it does remind me I'm not an anime guy. But I've seen some like I saw Princess Muna gnocchi because it was reviewed on the show. I wasn't on that show. But I wanted to keep up and from what I know about it seeing a little bit of ghost in the shell and avatar the last heir bender. There's a lot about spirituality and life and death and essences even the final fantasy movie we discussed had some of that about the souls coming back. And so it doesn't surprise me that Japanese culture would go from Pika choose vacation to this. But as a American born and raised this is like, wow, we are suddenly dark. I mean, this is advertised as Polk. Him on the first movie, if you're watching it doesn't say this Mutubu strikes back and this is like The Empire Strikes back of the Pokemon movies. Dr this short, the origin. So you to is created, and he starts to think it'd be cognizant and he's in this cloning VAT and around him or other Pok Mon as well as this doctor's daughter all attempting to be cloned, and they have a psychic convergence of conversation where he's talking to the doctors dead daughter spirits, right with the idea that she's going to show him what life is being alike, and then no, actually squirrel and all of them are there molecules are just going to break apart, and they're going to die before his eyes. And he will be the only one that does not fail. It's like honestly, a treatise on death. Why do you have to go? I don't know. I just have a feeling it's my time. This is death. What are we doing? And it's not like, hey, they're not hinting at this stuff. I mean, there's a scene where his wife leaves him for being to involve trying to bring his daughter back. I mean, this is heavy heavy stuff for an animated cartoon. Yeah. I need to be very clear. We're not discussing subtext. This is taxed. Yeah. And the other thing to be clear is while we keep talking about children one thing to understand about Japanese popular culture is those lines are very blurry. Adults play with toys, and re comic books and do things that we associate with childhood, excuse me and become more. But you know, what? I mean, it is very culturally supported that. That kind of behavior is done like, it's just not rare. And likewise children are exposed to these kinds of things. I in fact, I can't think of any anime that I would have seen that doesn't have adult themes. And again, we know that sometimes it makes us comfortable because yes, there could be moments of nudity and tentacle rape. And what have you, and it's like, well, I wanna protect. My kids even Pokemon which seems geared to kids will not be entirely for a juvenile audience. And this short is what announces that? I'd like it because I feel like it's up and it's game. And it's like, okay. I don't need to pretend that I'm five years. Six years old. This has something to say to me now exactly my point too as I was like, wow. You've actually invested me. I said at the start of this podcast. I'm gonna have to go in and just analyze something that I would never watch. And I would never watch this. But you grip me with this. I can't even imagine watching this movie like they did in Japan. Or if you just got it on Frick and Blu Ray this short isn't on the Blu Ray. So this prologue to me is a vital part of the Pokemon the movie experience to see this origin. I think if I hadn't what's going to transpire in the movie, I would not be as empathetic to MU two's arc but having seen this. As seeing the origin immu to it really has me empathizing with this creature of abnormally birth wondering its place in the universe. Yeah. It feels a lot like Frankenstein. And again, we pity that monster in that he isn't a monster. And so I think we should get into it Arnie. Why don't you give them a plot summary for the first bogeyman movie? Yes. Or as the titles just pushes in your face. Mutsu strikes back. I can understand why in nineteen ninety nine. They wouldn't want you to strike spec. Especially November fan of medicine come out that year might seem like a little bit of a Star Wars rip off. But one of the rarest Pokemon ever is MU it's so allusive. It's believed extinct, but a scientist named Dr Fujii has been researching cloning in the hopes of bringing back his dead daughter. His research is funded by Giovanni, the leader of evil team rocket Giovanni doesn't care about food. Jeez. Daughter but wants him to clone powerful Pok Mon and modify them to be even stronger. So. When food finds a fossil with the DNA of MU he clones it into the even more powerful MU too. But Mutubu is so intelligent. He begins to have an existential crisis about what is life means since he's a clone made by humans. He destroys the lab, we was created then Giovanni provides MU to armor that helps focus his psychic powers, but MU to realize Giovanni just wants to use them. So he flees and plots revenge, he decides the logical thing to do is to take over the earth and kill all humans and their enslaved Pok Mon, but leaving the free Pok Mon the rest of the world to do this. He starts by inviting the best Pok Mon traders in the world to his island under the guise of tournament included in this roster is ten year old Pok Mon trainer ash Ketchum who brings a as primary Pokemon Pichu as well as his best friends misty and Brock there followed there by their team rocket nemeses Jesse James as well as the talking meow live, all of whom think they're missing out. On a great party. But once on the island mutune reveals his true plans, any clones all the Pokemon. Brought to the island astroid the clothing machine and freeze the original Pocos who go to battle against their clones. But the fight is a brutal stalemate and the real MU reveals himself and tries to stop you to. But that battle appears to be evenly matched as well. Finally, ash Pika chew and team rocket all separately. Come to the conclusion fighting is wrong. A weird message for her Pokemon tournament game at tries to stop the fight between MU and MU to by putting himself in the middle where he's caught in an energy blast and killed his sacrifice makes MU to realize humans do have compassion for Pok Mon that he was rash in his plan to destroy the world, and the Pokemon gathered more Nash, but their tears have the mystical power of life and they revive ash from the dead Mutubu flies off to contemplate his existence. Decides memory is too much for the humans. They're poking mon-. So he wipes their memories and puts them all back on the mainland as credits. Roll. Wow. This is you know, I will say it's not like all the episodes were kitty. But I can't think of anyone that got this deep. Yeah. I do feel like this is a new level of sophistication. And maybe one meant to widen the appeal to teenagers gamers, people that didn't necessarily wash the cartoon because I'm assuming you don't really need to understand the cartoon lower to play those Game Boy games. No, one of the things. I can definitely say about the game. Boy games is it was fun in spite of not knowing the Pokemon. You know, I don't have to know the evolutionary pattern of a clear fairy in order to know that if I fight with this thing, it levels up and becomes a bad ass, you know, as was just combat for combat sake. I never really got into the species. I got into the game place. No the game came. I I would never have had to a watched any of the cartoons. And I'm not even sure that watching the cartoons deepens, my enjoyment of the game at all. Yeah. So bringing those people in it's always good for a franchise, right? If you can get people to eat at the same place that they're playing, and you just want to have it all in house and not outsource anything. You've got converts total cultists people that are going to drink the Kool aid. But you guys helped me out with the beginning of this podcast with a little bit of the history here. But this being the first movie that people are going to come out and see, you know, people have seen the show or anything like that. I was kinda hoping and expecting a little bit of backstory for our main characters. I mean, we're just kind of thrown into this expecting, you know, who ashes his relationship with Pika chew and how these Pok Mon work. It doesn't give you any of that. It says catch up or just stay behind as far as that goes. I think the focus is on to. I mean, again before we get to any of the main characters from the show and gave him mine this mid so not everyone's even seeing the whole episode jet. It's just another adventure for them. The focus is on this Mutubu like Alrighty strike in back. What does he wants? There's a real easy in for me. My first anime that I ever saw was a Kira? And it was about a psychic ten year old who was genetically modified and really comes back in a really angry way when he's revived and it becomes super trippy and violent, and that's kind of what MU to feels like he's like something that should be cute. This young cuddly character that got turned bad. And now, there's something very not cute as he bust out of his jail cell and Rex havoc. Allegri I think the delay in recording. Gimme a benefit because I watched this movie before seeing any of the TV series. And that's when I decided when we delayed. I'm like, I think I need to watch some of the TV series because I want to see these characters come together because you're not giving me that here there were questions that having not seen the TV series. I was really frustrated with like specifically what is team rocket who are these rhyming twins and their talking cat that keep following around. I mean, don't get me wrong. I'm not an idiot. What I quoted them to was the misfits JEM and the holograms like, yeah. And his team were Jim at these bumbling, bad guys were the misfits that I didn't know where they came from what their motivation was or anything I knew Pika chew and ask for a team just from general, pop culture. But I didn't know how they got together. But this isn't going to be their story. It is Mutubu story. And if you didn't see this movie, and you were watching the TV series. You're not missing a beat because by the end of this movie. All the characters from the TV series. Don't even remember this happened. Right. They fit it in within continuity, wherever they were the one thing you might need to know is that while the label team rocket usually means two similar looking bad guys and a cat. They're actually just part of a larger syndicate and that syndicate is run by Giovanni, and we're introduced to him in these opening scenes after food G realizes that his creation is not going to perform tricks for him. And instead blow up his lab. This man gets off a helicopter and tries to imprison mute to in a mech suit and say, I am your master this Giovanni. This is the baddest of the bad. I don't know. He and the games that you played. Yeah. This guy and team rocket is in the games. And it's not these two you just keep coming across these people that are bad kids, and they're like you're gonna be team rocket 'cause you're going to be part of us. And we're going to take over the Pok Mon stuff and you fight them in Pokemon tournament. If you're good you beat them. And then they go away, you know, but they are a bad influence in the game. I've never gotten to the end of the game where this all might happen. And I never got some you to in that game. Either. All this backstory Mutubu is in the game from whatever. Oh, okay. It sounds a little resident evil you run across the doctor's notes of cloning MU too. I mean, I guess I'm not complaining, and there's not enough backstory for these main characters I'm just expressing what I was kind of expecting coming into this. And being thrown into story this deep with seemingly so much law behind it. Did of make me wonder what came before? Yeah. Having the credit it's treated as opening credit sequence. When we get to ask at a picnic again. This is a ten year old boy on a eighty two episode quest to basically go throw bond Scher's into an arena and see who wins. We just kind of see how the mechanics of that work here in the credits. When some nameless guy comes up and challenges him, and we see all his best. Pokemon. He's not a plant of MU two or anything. Right. It just he just happened to be coming around and U2. is watching all the people who fight Pok Mon. So he sees how good ashes it feels very much like this show. And always there spontaneous random people you run into watch fight happen. It's just what people would expect coming. They would not expect this first ten minutes at all seeing some character. They may have played in a video game. Get thrown into a mech suit burst out and vowed to kill everyone on the planet is not something I've ever seen on the show. But this picnic is every episode of the show to some extent. And again, it sets the ground rules. You throw a ball out outcomes bulbs over outcomes char mandour outcomes Pika chew, and however he does against the guys that your competitor is storing out is the match that's the video game. That's many times the dramatic climax of the TV episodes. It should be what you expect to see in the rest of this film and here. We also we've talked about the little bit have misty and Brock who just formed the triumvirate of ashes posse. They're just friends. You know, he just picked him up along the way on the road and the series. But it's not like they're a team pokey team or anything. And it seems like really only ashes the one trying to be a trainer the other two. They have some pokey mom they come along. But they're not like internment mode or anything bright. They are functional side characters Brock is mostly there to cook the meals and misty not even sure you know, it started that he stole her bicycle. And I just think that she had nothing else to do. That's how it comes across. All right. I'll just follow you for eighty two more episodes. Eighty two again, hundreds of half hour again. I've always seen them first season. I don't know where it goes. After that. I think it also is here to say girls can play Pokemon to the main character is going to be a boy surprisingly making this a boy's property by doing that. But my nieces were into this as well. And so saying girls can play just as well as boys can, and I do think her tomboy nature, while also be fitting any ten year old girl to not really be gendered makes it so that it doesn't really matter what their genders are just three friends with a bunch of little beasts, and I think because there are one hundred fifty different characters in this generation one monster. I do think that there are ones that may be boys might gravitate towards more than and some for girls. I mean, I think you can find whoever you are. And whatever your personality is you could probably find very good point because you're right in today's age. Or even throughout our growing up. Well, we know as far as gender type of properties is basically Disney, Disney has their girls properties. And then they tried to do stuff for boys, but Pokemon from the outset feels like it's just kind of non gender. It's for everyone. It's for kids and people who want to collect. I think it's a good instinct for them to bring this out this way, and they're being watched by a bird in the sky. That's got a camera collar on somebody behind a chair, you might guess it's MU to you may not. I mean, it may be some other supporting character from the show if you haven't seen the show, you might disfigure it something else, but someone is watching them and sending them an invitation to come to his island to I don't know. It's not very specific come on hang out with the best Pokemon players, trainers breeders. There are and team rocket is there as well. Always again. That's a staple of the show is that they're always trying to specifically get Pika chew. They don't wanna be left out of any cap Ning. That's. Going on. So they're going to snag a carrier of the invitation and trash the party as well. They really don't have much to do in this movie. I feel like they could have been left out completely. And it would have tightened the script. Yeah. They could have except you just I can't imagine an episode without there there must be some. But I just they are such a constant. I mean, it would be like Smersh without Garg amount. I mean, they just you need to have that it happened. I agree to as much more compelling and interesting, and that's where you wanna find out because he is essentially creating a biblical flood that is going to wipe out as it did before like in a story straight out of Genesis. It sounds like Noah there was floods. Once legendary storm called the winds of water that washed away just about every Pok Mon except I dunno. Some lip service is paid that tears were able to bring the Pokemon back from extinction. But basically that. Storm is brewing. Again by his magic power. We've seen that. He has incredible command of weather and telekinesis now, the storms are shutting down the harbor, and it's going to make it very hard for anybody to get to his island, which is the point. It's can conjure the weather. We see this very early from his very strange fingertips. And for whatever reason they felt like we needed to really get the idea that he's doing this because they focused on his hand for a good thirty forty five seconds. It was it was really intriguing speaking focusing on his hand, I will say that having watched a few episodes of the TV series and watching this movie this movie seems like it's slightly better animated than the TV series. But this is not nineteen ninety eight nine hundred ninety nine theatrical level animation. The mouth was aren't matching the words their lips are flapping like Muppets the tweeting. You know that word isn't working. Right. You know, it's just you can see the frames they're moving very stuttering. So this film does not look good. Some of that. I'm gonna throw out his cultural. I mean, I just think many Japanese animators go work for Disney and create products that look Americanized. But when you see Japanese animation, there's some obsession with stillness. I think that it's just something maybe in the way that people carry themselves, even but there is sort of a zen calm to the way characters move. And yeah, they're just not a lot of detail. Tale to the way that characters talk and move maybe by design maybe by budget. But I don't know they had a healthy budget for this. You know, there are certain times, I see them using computer graphics. That's where I see them breaking out like, hey, we'll show a door opening and wow, isn't it amazing because it's three d modeling. But by buying large going to stay true, not only to the TV series animation. But just to the spirit of how Japanese anime works. I guess my thing is if this is a TV series, and we've discussed this with X files and we've discussed this with a couple other properties if you are an ongoing TV series. What is it that gives you the balls to go to the big screen? What is it that says you are worthy of paying for what I watch on TV for free? So I'm looking at this. I think the story is a step above I think MU to and the hefty brings is a step above and makes it theatrical worthy. But the look of it in my mind, I of hear both of you. And my thing. Is just the inconsistency in the style the style sheet if you will like an animation like this Ernie property like this is going to need somebody an art director to sit down and say here is the realm in which we can create things and what they should look and feel and act like, and this might just be a bigger problem that I have with Pokemon in general, but I feel like there's ten twenty thirty different artists with different styles of their own that are all kind of doing their own thing. And then they all kind of just get pushed out here. It's like, oh, well, it doesn't really make that much of a difference because there are such diverse differences in each one of these creatures. So to me, it's just kind of a visual miss mash of what's going on on screen, the on just being not that great of anime style or trying to walk that line. I think between anime in American style. And it's not doing either one of them, particularly. Well, yeah. I don't think anyone is going to be made a fan of Pok Mon because of the. Way they've animated it. I don't think that it will win over converts to people that like cartoons. I just don't think that the animation is strong enough and agree as consistent enough scene by seeing. Yeah, it's not movie theatrical level quality that I would expect a pay top dollar for dollar, of course, in nineteen ninety nine different than it is now, but still you're showing that for your kids. I'm sure he gets expensive to bring them there. And they want popcorn and they want drinks. But I think there's exciting. I mean, I do think that once we see the storm and them trying to swim across in stretchers waters. That's always a you see a lot in Japanese animated films. There's always seems to be a sea storm. It's an island country his point of reference to bring up the see I always want to see how that's dramatized. And it's pretty exciting that they got a traverse this rocky waters in waves that may in fact, be drowning all life on earth. I didn't find this to be that exciting. I wanted them to. Get some YouTube again, this whole thing in the water. I was like, it's noise. It goes fast. This whole movie the reason why there's two shorts in front of it for you as audiences. This actually does it even meet the length of what we consider feature. Usually you have to be eighty minutes. This thing sitting at about seventy five with credits and opening company logos and everything so nothing here feels elongated. But this was whatever to me them getting to the island ends up being like this is another test. I don't know if he's flooding the earth. He just only the best trainers were invited. But then those best traders have to be able to come in through the squirrel storm. You didn't hold your breath. I know that's the thing for you and characters go underwater, y'all breath. I don't know that I've ever done it for a cartoon. Yeah. It's a different states. Isn't it? My point is certainly from the cartoons perspective. This would be more intense. It's maybe not blue and Strobe light intent some falling on the ground with epilepsy. But I think that. Fans of the cartoon would be satisfied seeing their heroes gift to the island and get to to who quickly reveals his plot. He's first of all turn this joy and to his henchmen, which is kinda creepy. I mean, she is the character that you go no matter where you go in this world if you walk into one of their Pokemon centers. She is the one that's going to take care of you. And he'll you and she had the game. Well, it is. It's actually I find this to be very amusing. And I didn't get it. When I watched this movie because everybody's like she looks familiar, but then after watching a few episodes of the show every pokey center you go to the same in the eight bit game. They're not gonna waste extra bits. And so the person behind the counter is always the same graphic, no matter where you go. They smartly brought that into the cartoon and made it a little meta. And they all look alike are they clones are they sisters? What's going on? But yes, it's a running gag that. Everyone in the pokey centers. Always looks like this, and it stems from the fact them not having the money or the time to redesign each one to be specific. So out of crude graphics comes continuing joke. This is a character that I think fans of the show would love the idea that she's under the control of this Pokemon. And the fact of this Pok Mon wants to control other poke Mons feels pretty new that's ashes big thing is a Pokemon can't be a Pok Mon trainer. But it isn't very long before combat begins and MU two is there, and they're just going to have Pokemon on Pok Mon tournament where if MU two wins, which he does he's going to take their Pok Mon away from that, man. He has the exact same ones that were in his spirit world, right? He's got the bulbous sewer. And he's got the squirrel. Just like he did when he was with the dead girl. I don't know again if that short had been animated by the time they were making this. I think that came later. But because the movie came to America so late they had what was being made for a sequel again. But yes, I think these are the classic ones because they are what asked tends to break out. You know, they are the earliest monsters that he finds and they are fun in that they're of different types. Some are grass. One's got up flower bulbous, oh were growing out of his back. You know, ones water. So it shows the different varieties. So nice menagerie. Good beginner set if you will. And so the fact that yes, they are going to get cloned and better. I mean are they enhanced versions of them? The fact that they're going to go through some mechanical process and come out stronger and on a fighting line to wipe them out is a little purple Smer scary little ones are going to be a little creeped out to think that there's an evil Pika to that might. Yeah. You have the same question. I did then too. Because this left me a little more confused than I was coming in seeing. This laboratory where he's I guess just straight up cloning them. I thought maybe this was some part of an evolutionary thing. And this might be we get to see how put him on do become to the next level of what they're supposed to be. But it just seems like they were just grumpy versions or Drumcree. Clones that he had made. Well, you know, that's the debate about clones in general. Even in our world is like part of the fear of them is because if it doesn't come from God, maybe it doesn't have a soul. And so they're preying on that idea that the reason why we would fear genetic replication is because it is not natural. It is unnatural by definition. These things should not exist on this earth would not exist on this earth. If man didn't try to play God. So we should worry about that kind of thing. And the idea that you have adopted ganger an evil version of yourself that wants to wipe you out keep in mind. These things aren't just here to battle and have fun. We're going to have genocide. Side Pika CHU is going to die. And so is every other Pok Mon trainer and their Pokemon. So that MU to can just recede the world with Evelyn copies that are better. And his mind. He is better. He is more enhanced he can do more. And that is going to be a challenge for the real knew who we should mention has been floating around in the background this whole time blinking in and out of the seems more with team rocket than anything else. Team. Rocket is stocking ash and MU is stalking team rocket? But this is really where it gets interesting to me is like Mutubu is like this, Malcolm X type person where I know there's eugenics involve, but he wants to kill all the humans, and he wants to kill all the local Tom Pok Mon that enable them. Yes. Exactly. He does not see their loyalty. He does not see them as in slave and needing to be free. Let's break their chains. And you'll come worked for me. It doesn't make an appeal to them. I'm going to take a follicle of your hair running through the machine, and then I can just kill you. Because I have the best of you and can enhance it. That's pretty intense. I don't know. The trains were was movie. Remember, they all start wiping out all the autobahns. I wonder if there's some kids of the nineties who have similar paying Zayed's and confrontation the reason why it doesn't feel as scary to me is because they don't get Pika chew. They have this whole chase scene where this ball is trying to grab him and he runs up a staircase. And if they got him and threw him in the machine, and we saw evil Pika chew and thought they had one that would be very upsetting to think about. But in fact, act never lets him go into the machine, and they're able to free all the ones that get caught in the balls pretty easily. So they don't prey upon the nightmarish -ness of the scenario. It's really only as an adult where I'm thinking about how unsettling it would be and the transfers actually killed those robots. Whereas here they're just threatening to in fact, I find it a double take that view to was like I'm going to kill all of you. And then he immediately turns around I'm going to put them all in pokey balls, and they're black Poku balls, you know, they're evil, but as. Like, he didn't do the murderous nece that he was talking about just three minutes before. And they're lining up. We're now in this arena. Again, they try to break out some computer graphics to make it look expansive not just that they break out a lightsaber sound when the lights turn on the arena. It's it's a sped up Lucasfilm lightsaber sound. I know that anywhere. I would catch you to catch that the thing that I wondered is I've noticed that this soundtrack. I think we're at some of the money for the budget went is that they have real legit Popstars. I'm like is that really Britney? Yeah. It really is Britney there's really Christina Aguilera. I'm like is that Lenny Kravitz that they're playing when we're seeing this massive tax of original Pok Mon versus clone. Pok Mon and you're hearing this sad rock song about brothers attacking brothers. It is blessed union of souls. Remember them. What? Credit Pallone clone. Like, you're gonna clone Olympic gone to jail. Meanwhile, my brain is trying to wrap around why new to has gone to the trouble of his whole ideas. Whole plan is world at Islay and starting over. Why is he luring them into a fight in a stadium that he's made with chalk outlines and a court and stadium seating? And light. What could be on the beach? I don't understand like why they need to be a stadium or why he needed a stadium. I don't think he built this. This is the lab where he was created. He started by destroying it. And then after the Vanni thing he went back there. That's why he has the cloning vats and everything so that could have been there from when the last scientists were doing all of their cloning. Okay. I maybe I just gave him powers beyond what they showed. Maybe I just assumed that he had recreated all this stuff with his knowledge. It's a little confusing. The first time I watched this. I did just think this was his layer. He just had this machinery. But the second time I'm like, oh, those arms. Tried to stop him in the beginning. Try to stop at later. It's the same lab equipment. I think it's only been a month because it's mentioned that nurse joy has been missing for a month. So I think he's been putting this whole plan together. Whatever he's done to this lab. Yeah. He started with something. And he's tweaked it I do think he'd made it a little bit more of a Pokemon game. Maybe by making it this arena. But I think he thinks that there's no way the clones aren't going to take every original. And it is fairly matched up. He could chew is not gonna fight some other kind of Pok Mon its Pika chew versus Pika chew and Bubba Zora versus Boba Zoar. And and so on right down to MU versus Mutubu. And. Yeah, this is where MU comes out from the shadows and tries to appeal to mute better nature, and it just ends up being another fight. I don't like you can. I just say there's something. Yeah. He's to rodent like, and it just feels like, maybe it's just my dirty mind. But like new just like a. Castrated version of YouTube because when you see new to like his midsection is bogus like he has these giant testicles? And so new just feels like rated version of the bad guy. That's just not a good fight to set up. When you're like, you're the castrated version of the thing we're going to fight, except it's actually they took the peaceful kind kitten ish MU and turned it into the balls EMU to. Yeah. I mean, I understand I just again because I do wanna see fighting and presume that that is what the substance what we've been building to where now like fifty minutes into this seventy minute movie time to get down and Throwdown. And this fight just is not one that I want to see and every other fight is kinda get thrown. We're going to see Pika chew and meow. Be the ones to really say. I'm Gandhi, and you're going to slap me, and I'm not going to slap you I think the expression that they say that my mouth drops agape Pok Mon aren't meant to fight. Yes. I mean because the games into every episode. I saw like you're gonna tell me this. It's like the Audubon arguing for like carbon emissions that you want. The bus. What are you talking about the way these is they're not to not like this? So they're meant to like, okay. I the way I viewed it is then Pokemon turnament are like karate matches. So you're supposed to get in the ring with the wrath and gandules can go up against Johnny. But you're not supposed to have Johnny and the skeleton outfit, breaking Daniel San's kneecap outside the school dance. Still troublesome though. I mean that analogy is still troublesome because. Yeah, you can't sweep the leg. Kick a dude in the face like what are the rules in this Pok amount fighting world, and I get it this is aimed at a younger audience. So let's just put a big button on it. So that it's not going to go over anyone's head. How can I trust you? You was born different. Now. I mean, whether it's the current immigration, discussion, racism or homosexuality. This is now a big thing of acceptance. And that's what it's going to be for the rest of it. I mean, the beauty to big epiphany is the circumstances of one's birth are relevant. It's what you do with that life that determines who you are. And that things well that's not necessarily true because you could be born in negatively impacted socioeconomic scenario, but you know, for cartoon that's pretty deep. Yeah. You gotta have a moral, and it does feel a little bit like you'll get a car and you'll get a car. I mean, it's very Oprah speak. What they turn to the idea that we don't wanna fight and we don't want to see the differences as things to attack. I mean, that's not true playing the game. I can't imagine that that wouldn't be the appeal of the game of Ken my little, dude. Take on your dude. And what is that fight going to look like, but if you have impressionable children that are going to walk out of this theater and mimic the horse play that they saw on screen ending this big fight by saying don't fight is probably why. We don't want more kids going to the hospital after but let's face it, the fighting year is so stylized they suit watering each other. They should bubbles at each other. And when they are doing punches and lightning strikes. It's super anime style like voltron level everything in the back. Just turns one color, and they're like frozen pose with the moving lines around them. This is so non realistic violence that kids would have trouble doing anything more than pants rain. And even at that. I'm not seeing any fighting moves, really. I mean, it's not like the Power Rangers. Where parents were like, oh, jeez. My kids are out in the backyard hitting each other with sticks and Crotty chopping each other. This is like well, kids, don't go home and try to float around and shoot lightning at each other. Yeah. The closest you get as Pika chew to slapping peak. It's you across the face. And that's that's realistic. As it gets and peak itchy one is just gonna turn the other cheek like Jesus, and like Jesus we'd need to have a martyr. And in this case, we gotta give the human something to do. I mean, this really has not been a movie about ash. You guys have wondered his back story. And this is not the movie to elaborate on that. Go watch the first five episodes of the cartoon, you're gonna learn a lot more about him than anything that this movie is going to share. But he is going to sacrifice his life by coming between the laser blast of mew mew to and turning the carbonates. I don't like they don't want to say dead. So they just have him colorless lying on the ground like a stone statute, and it will be tears the same ones that I guess Elliott revived with to make floating in a light show. I mean, it's it's quite spectacular. It was a line from the beginning. The origin immu too short that like Pokemon tears ca generate life or something. And so it's because MU to was crying at the depth of the little girl that he got life. And now here they're going to have all these pokey tears resurrect ash who. Yeah, according to the Wikki description, he was merely petrified. But come on. He seems kinda strange in this and off tone for the movie that has dealt with death and destruction to kind of cut this short. Why not make it so asked was temporarily dead. But I mean, petrified dead. Whatever I mean, it's either one or the other. It's not that big of a deal. But yeah, the tier seeing really they're really going for get close ups of every different Pok Amman crying. And even that's not enough it takes special special tears from Pika chew to finally bring him back mentioned in the legend that that was what stopped that storm long ago when almost all the Pokemon died and. It's something for everyone to do. If you want all the Pokemon to participate equally in the fact that they can all throw in a few tears and revive the boy clear. The storm clouds, and you've now have changed the heart of our villain. There are no villains anymore. Mutubu understands. True power is that birth is relevant. And so the only question is how are we going to get back into the show where they are going to fight in the answer is an mesia Emmys for you, and for you, and for everyone that's going to be on the show next week because you're gonna fight and I don't want you to be passed. I can see where that would be a big sticking point for somebody who who has been a fan of Pok Mon and has invested time and energy into games cards. The shows to have this albeit dream essentially for me personally. It didn't affect me at all. It's like, okay, whatever. But that's kind of a slap in the face. Isn't it like everything you just witnessed doesn't matter? Nobody learns that nobody grows from it. It's not an experience. I love it. When movies are all at dream or something. So satisfying to think it was all a waste of time. But better than a dream. We still have MU two's are here. Mu to has changed. Even if the others don't remember it and YouTube is who I'm connecting to in this movie. So that mute to has this change of heart and comes around they have made him at Dennis surprisingly good job of doing this of making him a sympathetic villain. He wants genocide and yet because again of that words short and everything else. I. I don't hate him at the see him come around at the end and have this epiphany is satisfying. Even if all the other characters who didn't even really matter except as an instrument to help you to learn the lesson just forget it ever happened. But we forget it ever happened. Justin, Stewart do you choose recommend or not recommend this whole series is going to be hard to recommend or not recommend. I mean, are you a fan of Pokemon already? And are you going back and seeing if your childhood was ally? Or is it something you're hoping still held some the Stahl Jeff or you or you an adult like me who's always kind of known Pokemon. It's been around, but never really checked it out much. So it's very much depend on your own personal circumstances where you come down on a movie like this for me. This is my introduction to the animation. Like, I said up front I've played Pokemon go a little bit. I have a son who was ripe for this. Like he had some of the games. He had some of the toys he had the cards. But it never struck me. I never liked the style of it. It felt very much like a hobby more than entertainment to me. So it's just kind of something that's always been there never really grabbed me so coming into this. I was kinda hoping for some history, I was kind of hoping to get sucked into this lore. But I feel like this isn't the movie to do that for. So if you're like me, and you want to find out where ash comes from, and why Pika chooses buddy, this is obviously not the place to start. This is a confusing jumping off point for people who are ready immersed in this world and are looking forward to seeing you to for the first time onto extreme whatever that means. So if I'm looking at this just as entertainment as a movie, I'm glad it was short. It was pretty breezy. It wasn't a -fensive. It's pretty wrote. You know, there's things in here that I suppose we talked about can be a good lesson. Which is fighting isn't always the answer. Let's get along. But at the end of the day, this is nothing I feel like I need to come back to especially since it doesn't. Even stick to its own lore. Where this is going to be something that you need to know about going forward with the series. It just really kind of puts me on that teetering side of it's not recommend because it's not necessary Stewart now, you know, I'm the super fan. So I love it. All it's terrific. I decided to go more poetic route. I decided I'm going to give my summation as haiku if you know, the Japanese poa, art form five syllables seven syllable, five syllable, brief thoughts to just sort of encapsulate everything that I feel thinking about this first movie. So a clone of immu will always appear tiny next to Akira forever resent, the fact that you are a copy of arrogant, God, those with the balls may see themselves as masters yet cannot score till the purpose of life is to train all the monsters, but never allow war a green arrow glows only for those who dream of. Pokemon slavery. Thank you. I think it really does. I need a little clarification. I green arrow glows Arnie. Yes. But only for certain people. Yes, I'd say red, and for me, I'm actually surprised, you know, I honestly just figured we got five of these animated things, and I figured each of them would be more torturous than the last and five rid EROs. I thought I was going to be longing for the heady days of children or the corn. But no they had stuff in here that actually appealed to me not me pretending to be a child or anything else. The Mutubu stuff was surprisingly involving I actually wondered how that would end is something that I would've thought my life was empty if I hadn't seen. No. But did I actually enjoy watching it yet did so yeah, I'm actually gonna give it a recommended? If this is what it means to be a Pokemon movie. It is so much better. Than what I saw the Pok Mon TV series. I'm optimistic about the next five weeks. Well, let me tell you. Then there is a sequel, and it is one that we will not be covering because it is a one hour. Non theater TV episode that came out in the third season. I did watch it it's called byu returns. And basically it's going to wrap up everything that was left and bigamous when MU to floated away with his clones. And you wanted to know with burning passion, what was he going to do? He's going to go soak in a mountain that is very inhospitable to life that has really changing climate that no human can approach and he's filled with self hatred. He's brooding that do. Clones have the right to share the air with those that were born in this world. And so I'm thinking he might be opening vein here and both ask and team rocket through complete coincidence. Discover this mountain at the same time, and there's another big battle Giovanni comes down to use his high tech. Back and try and get him back. It does have more exciting action, then this movie, but ultimately, it is less satisfying. It feels like it has less fresh Mutubu is kind of more of a pill and this time he dies instead of ash. He's going to be the one that gets aft, and they have this magical lake that brings them rather than cry. Because no one's feeling anything there Strom in the water for ten seconds. And he's fine. I don't think I need to see that. I think I've happy with MU to just flying off to consider the meaning of life. Yeah. I wish he would give 'em nesia. I don't need new to returns. But it's out there if you just wanna button on what might have happened. It's just funny because I just look at this. And you know, the payroll that kept coming to my mind is Star Trek the motion picture and house Spock had that mind meld with Vija and Vija was having this existential crisis. And is this all I am is there. Nothing more at to see that done here in a farmer Ekka. Comical way than was ever done in Star Trek, the motion picture, I was happily surprised there is a olive branch to people that want to think about the deep themes of science fiction, if you like science fiction, I don't know that it's four you. But their stuff here that you will at least like considering and I do think that. Yeah. If you like Saifi consider being a donor as well. 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Pokmon Detective Pikachu Exit Survey, Plus Werner Herzog on His Epic Career | The Big Picture

The Big Picture

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Pokmon Detective Pikachu Exit Survey, Plus Werner Herzog on His Epic Career | The Big Picture

"Hey, it's as Kelly welcome to the ringer podcast network. The NBA playoffs are in full swing, and we have coverage across all of our channels to keep you up to speed as you make your way towards the finals. Make sure to check out the ringer NBA show for daily coverage of the games from each series and the ringer dot com to read Kevin O'Connor, Dan Devine and the rest of our NBA experts breakdown every key matchup and don't forget to tune in every Sunday evening to the Bill Simmons podcast to hear Bill and Ryan russillo. NBA reactions from the weekend as always he's can be found on apple Spotify or wherever you get your podcasts. I'm Shawn fantasy editor in chief of the ringer. And this is the big picture a conversation show. I think about Pokemon detective Pika chew among other things later on in the show. I will be having an interview with the great filmmaker Verna Herzog, and I can think of no subjects more dissonant and weird than Verner Herzog's films than Pika chew. I'm here with Mike appears mica. Doc. I don't even know what that means Mike, of course, is here because I am an old washed man, and I don't really understand anything about Pokemon. So we're going to do is. You're gonna help me understand this film that we both seem together and the phenomenon of Pokemon at large because I am a bit confounded. And yet I recognize perhaps for the first time in my life as a sincere moviegoer connected to broad mythologies that I'm just out of my depth. I don't know what is going on. I don't know what is happening. So let's just start at the very beginning. Can you summarize for me Pokemon and the phenomenon surrounding it? Okay. So the way that I interact with it was that it was a trading card game. That was also among also cartoon that you could watch on channel ten on Saturday mornings, you know. And there would be, you know, Pokemon battles at the local books a million or Barnes and noble, or whatever. But then also at school yards you'd have. Cards, and you trade with your classmates, and then I once got into a fistfight over a holographic charge card lake. It's basically lake anything else that is game towards just consuming large quantities of it like the same thing as TY babies or magic the gathering or eventually dragon ball, z cards was thing. You know, like, it's it's just a phenomenon that like everybody my age for -ticipant it in. I don't know anybody that didn't. And it was like I think I want to say it was his Baker wrote an essay about this on Il routes like a couple of years ago. But it's like you learn a lot of things about how to move through life from playing booking on. So that's amazing. I mean, the reason why I think this is interesting because I think there are a lot of people who would say the same thing about Star Wars, or or all these things that we have go to a lot of our emotional and intellectual time to that scene. Objectively seem really weird and really friv-. Louis and very silly, absolutely. To all of those things and my experience walking into this movie, which hopefully you can help us understand through the prism of the success of the Pokemon experience. It was I don't know any of the reference points and not knowing any of the reference points. I don't know if it was necessarily confusing to understanding this movie. Will you have a lot of the reference points, though, if you seen a number of movies, that's true? That's true. In some ways. This is attempting to be a Humphrey Bogart movie. Yes, is like kind of even the lighting looks very blade runner, as it's very future Noir that I thought about that different points Spiderman to like I thought about Zootopia throughout the whole thing. Interesting. So that to me is that's an interesting example of a more successful iterating of this kind of movie for me personally, because he told you is made of characters that don't exist that don't exist as geared towards like the racial allegory from the jump yet. So detective Pika CHU is something different. Because these characters already have a sort of a sort of history with a lot of their viewers, and there's an expectation going into it did the movie work for you. As someone who is like, I am a person who grew up with a fan of Pokemon. It was you know, it was fine. But as like like going into it, I didn't want it to be so good that it was going to inspire bunch of sequels. No interesting. What do you mean? I mean, like, I just didn't want more of this. I don't like it's the there's just uncomfortable. Proliferation of live action cartoons from my youth. And I mean, like it's not like thing that's going to stop because I mean like studios aren't going to suddenly start hating money. But right. But why tell me about that exhaustion? That's kind of interesting because it seems like there is an entire generation of people who are absolutely thrilled that there is a live action iteration of this series. But there is also a little bit of like pre release exhaustion, somehow, we yeah, I mean because you largely know what you're getting and it's like living up to a standard or something that you've will attempting to live up to us and something that you've already seen. And it's just kind of like, you have the thing already like animated cartoon animated characters aren't place holders for real ones. You know, like I have I still like hold to that. I know it's true. I mean, nostalgia is a is a tricky Paramore on the one hand it's very beautiful and inviting in reminds you of a warm time in your life and on the other hand, it's held to extraordinarily high standard. And if you try if you change it ever so slightly it feels like it's betraying you or tiring you out. I'm going to read the synopsis of this move. Movie and see just just just wrap my head around it a little bit, okay? In rhyme city, a metropolis populated between the bonds of humans and poke him on a like a twenty one year old former Pokemon trainer named Tim Goodman comes into contact with a talking Pika chew that once belonged to his father, Harry Goodman who went missing after an accident. Tim and the talking Pika Choo who calls himself quote detective Pika chew investigate to find his whereabouts with the help of a reporter Lucy Stevens and her side until they come across something that endangers the Pokemon world. So that I think is the movie that I saw it was hard to tell when I saw it because when say the sidewalk my pronouncing that correctly, a appeared on screen people started screaming with laughter Sivak is such a funny character because this just like anytime that he gets stressed out. Like, it's you have to like this. There's a scene in the movie where again like detective Pichu voiced by Ryan Reynolds. Like, it's impossible to take anything. He says. Here's everything he says is like, yeah. It's impossible take anything dead people. Komo. Yeah. But like, you know, it kind of pulls back as it gets towards making fun of the John row of video game adaptations or whatever. But anyway, there's a scene where he's talking to the side. I can trying to call him down because if sod up freeze out as anybody that has encountered like poking Bob before knows like it's a massive like sciatic shockwave bomb thing that goes off right imitating from Saadun himself. So he's freaking out because he's just like holy shit because you can talk or like, you know, like, this is something weird is happening. And right. Hurdles is be Jewish. Just like serenity now. And it's like funny because it's Ryan Reynolds voice. I mean when you saw the initial trailer or like the grainy footage of the trailer from wherever it was. I can't remember if it was at three or if it was like from Japanese premier whatever, but peachy was talking and as soon as like people saw Pika chew talk like the entire feeder went into history onyx. And like there were a lot of think pieces about why the fuck is be talking. This isn't what like, you know, the character was because Poconos just say their name and Q voices. That's like what they're supposed to do. I was going to ask you to explain that for me because that is sort of one of the storytelling tropes of the movie is the peak itchy was talking. None of the other polka modern talking. Yeah. I mean, that's the cross because he think about like a how like why do trainers and Pokemon understand each other. And like they go through like a kind of barebones X explanation. Of it in the movie where of they sort of explain it like the forces explained in the last Jedi or whatever wears just like ilk. Man. Here's all you need to know, Pokemon and trainers gonna understand each other because they can understand what each other feeling like. And like, it becomes you know, essential to the plot. Eventually why Tim good can understand at you perfectly like WordPerfect versus why you know, like he couldn't talk to other poke him on the same way. You can imagine how confusing a lot of this would seem to somebody who has no experience with the sort of thing. And that is fascinating. I like I'm not like a like, I'm not a buff. Like, I mean, like, I don't like I didn't read all the like, I didn't read all the comics. I I remember once by the ash hat because I was just like out is that it's it's a trucker hat that has like a thing on the for like, it's a red of white truck. Her hat, and it has this like kind of a emblem on the front thing. And I mean, like, I also like I mean who literally who does not love the Pokemon theme song like that leg. It's I remember parts of it. You know, I have like I don't have the whole picture, but I knew enough to lake get what was going on in the movie, Bobby. Let's who the book and on theme song. Okay. Let's just focus specifically on Ryan Reynolds first second chore, because as you said Pokemon or not supposed to have voices. But in order for this movie to be a movie and to work and to have a plot. Tim Goodman, this character played by Justice Smith needs to interact with detective fica CHU. Yeah. I couldn't figure out if this movie was trying to make fun of this sort of movies that it resembles or if it was a loving Oma saying like it doesn't really commit to doing one or the other. Yeah, I sort of why struggled to that a little bit. I think it seemed like it was very satisfying for people who are built into this world and for the rest of us. I was like is this a satire is it a pure spoof? Is this? There's so many because I mean, the things that Ryan Reynolds says like in the course of them doing something, you know, because the plot is selling them to like he'll have a size varies. Just kind of like why like, you know, there's a early dispute or is just like why can't a to ride on Tim shoulders. Tim, just like I don't want to like, you know. I don't want anything to do with you. Walk your own damn, self, whatever. And he's just like look every step for you. As a thousand for me in my lungs are the size of grapes. That's like I wanted more of stuff. Like that. Like, yeah. Yeah. I I'm on the one hand. I think that made me feel like a little bit more clear about what the universe was in the relationship that the characters had and on the other hand I felt like we skipped the step. It was sort of like seat making deadpool, the very first superhero movie. You know, if there wasn't a superman there was no Batman. And there was no Spiderman, and you were dislike there wasn't superhero. Fatigue to play off. Exactly. And it's interesting to make Ryan Reynolds, the the literal avatar for that because he can't help. But be you can't help. But poke fun at the thing. Exactly. And that's not how did you receive? Like, did you think that was actively a good way to Jetstream fans into it? I don't know. I mean, like, I've I think that. There's a version of this movie that twenty seven to thirty four year olds would be. I mean, like, okay like eighteen to thirty eight hundred thirty four year olds would be it'd be just a like a cult. Classic monks. You know, people in that age group, you've just be high shit at eleven PM like on some random streaming service would be a movie that everybody loves and there'd be like anniversary pieces about it later if it fully committed to being as weird as it should've been. So that's not what this movie is this movie is like literally a tent pole blockbuster from a major studio in the middle of the summer. It is the movie it is the first movie that is attempting to take on the mighty avengers endgame in the mocks office, and with it comes like a little bit of expectation, you know, and like you have to I was sitting next to somebody in my screening were there. This this lady that was there with like her two children, and she tried to before the movie stars uses like are you surprised that there's as many people here as there are like I mean, like there's a lot of adults as a lot of kids is a lot of teenagers. Like people from all age groups like in if you're going to have one of those big temple blockbusters that is going to be challenging the avengers of the world. Like, you have to be able to cater to all those groups. It's notable that this is not the first Pokemon movie. There have been animated Pokemon movies that have been coming on. I think since nineteen ninety nine and some of which have been fairly successful though. They're not at the scale of this movie. All those movies are rated g this movies rated PG, which I think is it speaks a little bit to the differentiation that you're making that your seat mate was making too. You know that there is they're seeking a wider audience. Yeah. And I'm curious as somebody who's at this stage of your life. What it's like to have nostalgia thrown back in your face this way in iterating upon somebody who has been experiencing it quite literally in movies for about twenty years. I'm tired like it was what I was saying before. It's just kind of like you want it to strike this note because at least you haven't totally heard that what before but again like I was. Saying like, it's a nostalgia vehicle in which I was like thinking about other movies that I've seen at the movies. Like that. Like, I was saying like it's utopia one point Spiderman two at one point. There's you know at one point. I was thinking about Princess Monan. Okay. There's there is like it's almost like like what happens in that scene is almost like shot for shot the same thing. One of the interesting things about the movie, and this has become common now because there are fewer movies that are made in temple movies or so important Hollywood. But there's some very talented actors in this movie do. To do very strange things can want to Nava. It has like the random like police Commissioner person that is just kind of like, I am your bridge to you're dead father. Yes, exactly. And he is there is some sort of poke him on sitting beside him throughout this movie. What is that thing called? I don't even know called dog. So like initially there was like there was one hundred poking bottom U2. is at the end of it like YouTube is like the big this is like the most powerful Pok Mon you voldemort of Pokemon or like, the the he man of Pokemon or like give me give me like a a reference inside of my off the focus. I mean, it's just like he's like the anew of von, okay? You're just saying words that don't about like, okay? Like, Egyptian Gaga shit like other mythology had been created out of that. Okay. Is there's there's weird like like, there's a gyp mythology rolled into like this this Pok Mon, but also like, you know, he's god-like, etc. Etc. Etc. But originally there was only one hundred and then they were just and then they were more and more and more and more like an I did not learn any of them after that. And I've forgotten the ones that I remember like so that one maybe is a new one, I don't I don't know. I haven't seen it before. So that's crazy. There is like an an extraordinary amount of intellectual legwork that you have to do to categorize all of these things. So there's like like early on in the movie like as you are beginning to understand that this is a world in which, you know, the who came on and humans live in harmony, they do different things together. Like there's in my head because I didn't want to take on my phone and start taking notes 'cause like in describing the Pokemon that I was seeing you know, like the bird won the hedgehog won the the dig dug. The the Cubo the whatever whatever whatever and seeing where they fit into that world, like the hedgehog ones are going across the ground the bird defined through the sky over meadow. So and so forth. But it was just like all I remember was like they looks like something. And I remember that this is what that one does. But I couldn't remember the name because they are so many of them. But there are people that have encyclopedic knowledge about this sort of thing. Yeah. And I wonder I think about this. I take for granted. When I go to a Star Wars movie that I understood I know everything about Star Wars. But I just understand all of it. I haven't read every book I haven't played every video game. But in terms of what is legible in the movies themselves. You get it. You get the gist. I get all of it. You know, I understand the composition of the empire's army. You know, like I can think of I can specifically identify details. And I think it didn't really occur to me. How much I am rewarded for knowing those things because there was there was starch. There was Star Wars and they were Star Trek. Right. And those two big pieces of monoculture same time. I am not a Star Trek person. So I never had to worry about right? But there is Pokemon. There was digital mon-. There was yu-gi-oh. There was magic the gathering. There was dragging bowls e cards. There was I mean, like all these things were happening around the same time, and you know, earlier this year, there was a dragon ball z movie, which we covered a little bit on the ringer, and it was pretty successful at the box office. And that was another example it's at a lower. I guess a sort of a lower octane than detective Pichu. But it's another example of this iterative nostalgia driven thing that is kind of rope in twelve year olds. And also on a rope in thirty two year olds is just a fascinating critical corporate strategy for for moviemakers. I guess do you think that we're gonna see big live action yu-gi-oh movies now and like the magic the gathering elite. I don't think that you can rule it out. I mean fascinating it is. And also a little depressing. Oh, yeah. Do all of these stories need to have the same scaffolding detective Pika chew does which is sort of like using another format to tell the story of the thing because there's not enough genuine mythology inside of these stories that you were consuming as a kid. Yes. Because I mean, it's just the things that you would have to know about certain worlds. Like, I mean, it's is it difficult to create an entire new world and an entire new complicated world and pull people in have people interested to step into it. Like, I mean, think about mortal engines where it was just like that in. I mean, I tried like I I went home a couple months ago, and in usually when I go home, and I'm just like, I all the movies that I missed that are on demand. I'm just like I don't there's nothing to do. So I'm just gonna try to watch some of these. I tried three times to get through modal inches in could not do it. But the first twenty five thirty minutes of it are really compelling, and I think it was because that's sort of world building stage that was the world building stage. It's just kind of like we are in a world where cities are moving around on. You know, like they like London is rolling around on on, however, many years devouring smaller cities, like I don't know say like Croydon or whatever like this mining town that mining town this little nowhere. This cottage village, whatever and everything is on wheels and the largest city's devour the smaller ones, and it's just like that kind of has like interesting kind of Eboni economic implications. And then once you get inside of the London City, and you see how the smaller villages are immigrated into the larger city giving jobs give it whatever. But they no longer have a home. Home. And then you go to the museum, and you see that this is happening several hundred years in the future, and they look at a cracked iphone behind plexiglass and talk about the screen age, quote, unquote. Like, those are like that was interesting to me like the world building part. Then you see like Michael Bennett randomly at one point. I'm I have is I had a similar problem with with bigotry, if I'm being honest, which is the very beginning to set up the sort of introduction to the world is interesting in so far as I didn't know enough about it, and it's compellingly told and then as soon as we get into the full blown mystery stage. I was like I can't remember who it was. I was tweeted this maybe it was Jason DeMarco at two nominee, but he was just like whether they knew it or not the people that were making mortal engines were making an anime, which is just like that is a large part of it. We are rendering this entire like world that is very weird and different from the one that you know, and you need to get it quickly. Because then we're going to get into the story. It's. It's not like this is happening down the street, or whatever whatever whatever it's a different earth. Right. Well, I mean, and this is also rhyme city is a is a diff- is earth, even the planet that it's operating on can't even tell I don't know. It's just like really like futuristic in vaguely Japanese. What is success for you for a movie like this? Do you want to walk out feeling like your childhood was validated? Do you wanna walk out feeling like you are connected to a part of yourself that you've lost? Do you want to be entertained? I would I just want to be entertained wanna be entertained, and I don't wanna be bummed out. Like, those are it's like a very baseline thing. Because the thing is that it's just one in hundreds of movies, and they're gonna come at like that are like basically the same thing. Or meant to fill the same space so to speak. Let's talk a little bit about video game at Titians because you mentioned that to a are almost always bad. Yeah. Why do you think that is? And does this correct. Any of those sins even though this is a wider world and just a video game. I mean, like there's a lot of different factors there. I mean, I mean like you see it with the sonic movie. That's coming out in the fact, they had to go back to the board and redesign it because that was a very uncomfortable. I attempt like but controversial moment. Yeah. Likes but making CG like the actual practice of making CGI characters and putting them in a physical world is difficult. Like, I mean, maybe not as difficult as the game of thrones shareowners are making it seem at the moment. Like in this sorry, if Helen have a fucking wolf the size of like a castle and Thor ragnarok with like, basically like marvelous punting that movie, and you can't have John pet has Dr Wolff goodbye. You seem to offend yourself on the wrong podcast, Mike, so many game of thrones podcasts. It's okay new. You're right though. Because I feel like this movie in a weird way makes the Pokemon characters feel practically oriented inside the world that they create which is ridiculous. Yeah. I mean, like, it's. But also, a a large big like, plus for the movie is that they just allowed the animals to be cute lake. Which is I'm sorry. The Pokemon to be cute. Like, it's they didn't try to be like, let's make it. Let's give them actually proportionate legs. And you know, like make them do XYZ or whatever because that was a big problem with the sonic characters. At like, his legs are too human like his teeth or to human like like, I don't wanna see his style muscles in. Detective Pika chew does not have a fine muscle to show. Exactly, exactly. And I mean, again, it is very like the same feeling as the poor is being in Star Wars is just kind of like we are going to sell some more. These fucking toys guys. Like, there's I mean, like even the deadly Pokemon look cute bears a scene where like a charge comes to himself and backs up a little bit like they all have dog like qualities, and it was like hard to look at because you not think about my dog. So new amazing statement. Yeah. Would you broadly recommend this movie to movie goers were not obsessed with Pokemon is a good time? Okay. I don't I wouldn't say that like you are going to be disappointed with the seventeen fifty that you spent on it. Okay. But I mean, I also can't condemn just wait until it comes out on demand or on DVD or something or own a streaming service. Give me a number opening weekend that. Would scare you because it means we're getting nine more Pokemon movies than the next decade. Like don't have of just do the math. No. I I so like if coke like kung-fu panda three made ten point three million on its opening Friday. I think it made some like. I can't even remember. But like if it's like doing numbers in that in that Rome lake probably more than that. We're we're more than likely going to get us equal. I've seen a projection of seventy five million dollars in its opening weekend in which case is going to be a polka. My thing is like sixty three for king conclude data three or something. But like anyway. Yeah, it's more than likely we are going to get another one of these movies. And when we do maybe we'll be back. Mike, thank you for sort of explaining this potential movie phenomenon for me, of course. From the ridiculous to the sublime. Let's now go to my conversation with the filmmaker burner Herzog. Genuinely honored to be joined by Herzog Furner. Thank you for being here to give much for having me furniture. You have a new film of the co director of a new documentary is I've counted correctly. This is your thirtieth documentary is that some have never counted them. However, have to issue a warning after meeting of life, yet finished another film that had its world premiere this Sunday at the Tribeca film festival, and I couldn't even attend it. Because I still have yet. Another film finished the narrative feature film that I shalt in Japan, and it out of the blue it was selected for the country film pistol. So I'm scrambling at the moment to get French subtitles in the D C P and posting the press press kit and felt does just name it. So I'm in inside of an avalanche. That's just fun of the flow. I felt like I was in an avalanche trying to prepare for this interview. Just trying to rewatch so many of your films. I mean, so now you've got your thirty first documentary coming, and I don't even know how many feature films you've made narrow counted the the it's fascinating. I mean what what drives the decision to make something at this stage. Having made so much such a big body of work will when no something is really big grizzly may, and I knew instantly this is so big a heft to do it. Gorbachev is something that started without me. It started with a co director. Andrea Cigna with whom I had norm a relationship working mostly his company as co-produce saying some of my films, and he started the whole thing with the eastern a former east German TV station elliptic IMP DR Mitteldeutsche took middle, sir. Broadcasting and they were thinking about various options in couldn't come to any conclusion on of a sudden somebody came up with the idea Gorbachev, and it immediately clicked and Andre. Invited me off to seems best settled with Gorbachev in his interest that she Mikhail Gorbachev us willing to do it in Andrea invited me, and he said, well, somebody has to to the conversations, and you totally unafraid, and can you do it in said, yes, sir. I can do it. I did a lot of homework, by the way. Gorbachev also did some homework to ask you about that. If he was familiar with your work he had seen probably one or two films, but he had a stack of papesse and wanted to discuss my own childhood as missiles agape, which for God's sake. Let's turn the cameras on this. Let's do business. So and and he was get that. I was not a journalist with a catalogue of questions. He said Iowa, poet good. Let's have. Conversation. Tell me how you prepare for something. Like this though, you so you're not a journalist by imagine you have to in your mind. Create some sort of expectation of one you will talk about certain phases of this huge life. When if you're talking to arguably, the greatest will lead of the end of the twentieth century, you'd better come prepared. So I read his biography his memoirs read a very very fine extensive biography by an American writer, William Tilghman, really very intense. And I read some of the newly released secret documents of discussions within the political role in the central committee now available as unclassified now. I'm just declassified now and very very interesting stuff. Stark naked sort of debates about what's politics. And the role of the Soviet Union should be how much are you devising the shape of a movie before you have a sit down like this because this feels very different from the single person focused documentaries that you've made well, I always leave the doors and the windows open for the unsuspected unexpected, sorry and. How can I say? I came very well prepared. I must say, but at the same time, I had no agenda. I had no roadmap for the discourse. And it was healthy. It was fine. Because we would go into things that nobody af- the two of us would expect. What was an example of that? Where is there a place that U N, I was asked to for example, buys interest? Be please be careful. Asche do not address his wife. He must so in love with her. And she was so important way meant was his closest political advisor and country daunted. He was profoundly have been the marriage and. His being deeply loans man since she died way too early by twenty years ago many. Yes, something like that. And. In the course of the discussion with him ahead to feeling we watch just somehow warmed up into I could ask a personal question. I asked him. How was it? When guys say wife died when this happened tell much to misery looks log log pause pause pause. He looks at me. And then he says. When guy sat diet may life was taken from me and again silence. Silence. Silence. Silence. Sided it's really really deepened you get goose pimples. When you any see that goes ups was at the most shocking moment that you had were you surprised by anything about him? When you filing engaged with him. No, everything was a surprise in a way because his such a lively mind and very forceful lint. At one point a hit the feeling to tell him. Well. You must have been very lucky, and he says, no. I searched for her that found. Did it did snow, and he came to you that you had such admiration for for Gorbachev new. And that was what probably the reason why he wanted me to the conversations I would say at my ration-, very deep respect, and in the hicfa, very warm feeling for him, and that has to do with the reunification of Germany way played a central role. Did Gorbachev have a sense of that going into the conversation as well that he he knew he knew that I had travelled on foot around bay own country just to hold it together in politics at at that time had given up on it with any moment when you were having conversation with him when you felt like he was uneasy discussing anything or yes, when it came to subjects he was completely unfamiliar with for example. I wanted to discuss with him Japan sixteen zero three. Background to a dis- in ten years prior to that. There was a huge field battle one of the. Whoa. Parties is will talk you meant it in the head one third of them had firearms, meaning sixty thousand summarize out there with firearms Japan without taking any form of decision. This somehow took the decision to abolish firearms and in sixteen though three as yet another big battle, whether only twenty six firearms on of sub almost nothing, and I asked him endure only hefty end of this ask him what he say intrinsic quality. Why Abe's system so positions firearms in Japan? They tried to abolish it to no avail it. They came back big time nuclear weapons every single decent human being on this planet wants to get rid of it. But estates with. Communal interests cannot abolish it what what is said intrinsic quality in it. So it was eighty seven years Eldred I filmed with him. He's eighty eight by now, and he's not very flexible in picking up a completely new sought and withdraw the onset with some sort of a political statement. That's almost sounds like among Tra I was going to ask you about that what is like to because you have interviewed so many people over the years and put people on camera who have a kind of essence than you. Don't see them before. And you put show us them in a new light. But politicians are very skilled at creating their own message. And did you ever feel like you're perhaps operating on his term sometimes during the conversation? Not really because I think it was obvious that he probably would never speak to any media again. And did was go him to speak to a foreigner to the format enemy. And it's not that his bearing his cell is trying to set the record state straight for that. He wrote his hundreds of pages of memoirs and other books. So he didn't need that anymore. It was more just reflecting on politically Benson his life in the mood of his times with somebody O's very sympathetic one thing that it seems like has happened with him is that his legacy has really evolved over time. And I feel like this movie is doing more work to kind of help evolve. It did you sense that he understood that too that the way that he was seen has changed. It's a difficult question. But I can only answer a do have to feeling that some of the rejection of Gaba of in his own country. There are some voices who labeling Matrouh to and that Spain from fame because he really didn't want to be trade the Russian people. He always was out doing the best for them. But it seems to be shifting now because a week ago that was a very big screening the closing screening of the Moscow film festival over run by many, many people and the applause in here that from undressing. The codirector was extremely strong and warm and something seems to be shifting. What what do you think accounts for that? Does that the idea that hit the way that he approached the world was more modern than it seemed at the time? It may be his outs almost outside of his time. Almost a prophetic figure, and we need people like him when we look at today. Speak to the enemy do not demonize the other side. That's what we should. Adopt from from him in the media, of course, in the west completely out for demonization of of Russia, which I think is a big mistake you very pointed. I think in the film, even in talking about the film about not conflicting too much of modern politics with some of the things in Gorbachev's life. I'm curious why she didn't want to elaborate on and be the the pundit. And I didn't want to be the pundit on today's politics. That was not what we out to. How did you go about determining what the film should actually be? Once you had those conversations with him because you bring in other interviews or using a lot of archival footage. How do you construct something like this comes along and editing? Into two depends on how intense and how good your gems that you find the archives that phenomenal things that nobody has ever seen. And that was one of the. Great achievements of Andre Cigna in his they able team of research us in London ended Moscow. So it comes to life. But both of us made the same mistake in the beginning. We had I edited version that I only saw when I flew into London and relooked at it in both of us had the feeling there was too much about me in it because Gorbachev knew that our childhood Sma fairly similar growing up in ruins growing up at the very margin of your country without running water, without knowing what cinema was that it even existed, and and on and on it on knowing Tunga was for example. I I I was hungry as a child for two to enough. Yes. And he was hungry as a as a Ed lessons. So. In two that were too many references in resolve this is a mistake for God's sake. Let's take it out. And let's recalibrate the film. So you saw it instantly. How did you go about deciding who should be speaking from representatives from other countries other politicians, we we? When other countries fest question who is still alive? Ronald Reagan is not life. Coal is not a life anymore. In two. Just name it. They they were all gone. And of course, you had James Baker short shorts. The former Hungarian prime minister Miller Nimitz in in the few other. So you had limited choice only and all these conversations about them by Andre singer. Did you both learn anything about Gorbachev that you did not know in those conversations did and did you have an opportunity to go back to Gorbachev after doing some of them. No, you hit only very limited choices we had infect only two agreed upon encounters with conversations I was only allowed one hour because he's a ill health. And he was brought in in an ambulance each time in taken by ambulance to hospital so through really soldiering on. And I had to be vigilant is still do. I tie him. Is he feeling uncomfortable about MS ahead to be constantly on the lookout? But he insisted all of a sudden come once more he'd literally summoned me. And he said we have not done yet. Let's speak to each other once more and sell. That's why I met him three times. And it's limited. Of course, limited. What did he want to tell you any summons you that last time? It was more less formally. He for example, we had arranged the same cameras the same chess the same night, he said, oh, no. I'm not going to sit down here. Let's let's meet in my office. But I said well machines, aka which light is really bad. Do you have all the light from behind you and recon reorganize our lighted camera? Oh, it doesn't matter. You said come on in and we filmed to the third encounter only with a small hand held digital camera. It so fast updates less less formalin deeper inhuman yet intimate. Yes. And looking into a cellular looking even into the cell of Russia for a moment when he recites a poem by LA monta of the poet who died in eight hundred forty forty one next morning at age twenty six died in the pistol duel. And I think he wrote that poem the night before he died. It's a wonderful, wonderful poem. And the funny thing is at tried to ticket. Gorbachev a new he knew he knows hundreds of poems by heart. And I started to recite a poem by Pushkin to him. And I'm sure he would chime in and to said, no, no, I have a much better on. And then they say I'm going to sing in from down cut in. It doesn't seem he recites it, and it is so beautiful in so deep that I repeat it the entire poem in in written scroll. Again, I was going to ask you, you know, the people are always talking about the ecstatic truth that you're searching for in your movies. But this movie is based in a lot of facts and a lot of tastes to attest to you the content on what you're doing dictates the subject, I Kim do something wild like let's say in cave of forgotten dreams about polic- cave with cave. Paintings stun Saudi thirty five thousand years ago. And all of a sudden, I have a postscript about radioactive albino mutant crocodile. So it's completely and utterly wild. And and I I'm inventive. And I take you into ship poetry and imagination. You don't do thing. When you like that when you're to film on behalf Gaba shove period where you ever tempted to in any mo- never crossed my mind. No, it's different. It's different film. And did not even originate with me. That's true. What about the process of doing the interview because you're not interviews conversation conversations, I came without pay, but I didn't have a catalog of questions, but you listening in an earpiece because ESE translation this, and I spoke English into same translator, his trusted translate. For decades did the life. Translation, what was what was that? Like for you to be doing an interview in or excuse me a conversation. You have to get accustomed to it very quickly and a head to learn very quickly. He would say a sentence and then fall silent. And in the very first ten minutes or so I kept asking something, but he continued the previous whim so to learn very quickly. Listen to him. He says something look at his face that still something brooding him. That's still something unsaid, just wait, and wait, and sometimes very long strange unusual pauses in this an afterthought he adds something that's much better than anything that came before too. Tricky thing about having conversations like this because you wanna keep the conversation flowing. But by the same token, if you just wait, you will get something just wait. And you you have to you have to read you have to read the man who is sitting opposite of you. What what was the one thing you wanted to know from him most when you when you decided to do this. That's a difficult question. Because I had quite a few few things that I wanted to know I wanted to know about the secret mecca nations against him when the Soviet Union was about to come apart. And there were a secret meeting of Russia headed by Yeltsin at that time, yellow Reuss and the crane in a forest in Belarus in hunting, kind of nausea castle. And how much detail know about it. It was anybody whispering in his ear says suspicion, I think he didn't have any intelligence on on what was going on. And there was something like an avalanche was triggered. And he had no clue that while he was in the case in the Crimea. The Cudi tell take place, do, you know, for sure why he wanted to do this? I find that fascinating. Because you say he's at this late stage of his life his bit older. But he's already written. His memoirs of is truly a figure in history. Of course. Yes. So why why now do this thing an Austin, but ahead, the feeling edgy was made clear to me that. Kale's gave which was not prepared to speak to any media again in his life. So that's a that's a big a big load. That's coming at you. And I think he has never talked to any media since we finished shooting a year ago. So this could be the the the final document prob-. I would say probably two knows. He is of not good health. But he's a he's a real soldier his soldiering on his fighting becky's. Is just very slowly Terry. I would say and his his lonesome warrior out there. You seem like sort of the opposite to me right now, you seem very busy. You seem to have a lot of ideas. Your speed like that I've always had a lot of ideas, but many people have made some seventy whatever films after making so many films a lot of people they slow down. Or they think about retiring, you don't see him even close to anything like that relate to other things as well. I've been acting for example, in the men the Laurie I heard about that I've done workshop all in the same year in the last twelve months a workshop with forty age young filmmakers in the Peruvian jug near from twenty eight countries, and they all had to make a film within ten days. What brought you back to the jungle. You're of course, jungle ES, but I wanted to take them out of their comfort zone. And you couldn't arrive with a prepared little screenplay for either documentary of pizza film. I would give them the frame which in within which they were going to work. I gave them this frame in the very first minute, we met altogether. And in this case, it was fever dreams in the jungle. Gives you a lot of fantasy up even documentaries in. I said I do not want to have any documentary here that gives me statistics about the native Indian village how many percent illiterates, and how is how highs infant mortality am. I do not want to see any of that type of films. Bring me something that has Safiya dream your remind me of something by mentioning that. I'm so interested in your writing process because especially in your documentaries. You're narration, and the and the writing of it is is very well known and has a very particular style. How how do you write Wendy, right, while editing, so immediately immediately know here this needs a connection to the felow apply needs explanation. So I would immediately right scribbled down the dialogue in immediately, speak it into a professional microphone that. We have prepared in the detailing. Sometimes it happens said the commentaries three seconds foresake ins to long. So I think can be make this short little bit long. If not I just reduce the text a little bit. So India, I speak at the second time and did fits then. It's asinine easier. Editing place. Right right there, right then. And there what are you most like doing at this stage? You've done you've written films. You've been feature films narrative films documentaries operas books you've done millions of things. I like all of it. I am a say like everything that I love everything that has to do with the cinema writing directing producing editing acting doing being my own cinematographer like in my last feature film now the Japanese feature film, I must my own sin. Cinematography? What is that movie? It's called. Family romance coma. LLC? And that will be out this year next year. No will be out in a few days at confirm festival. For the world to see. But maybe not for me to see. But you will see eventually, but it came as a price at can put it in their official selection. But it's not in competition. It's fairly small film. And you you don't compete against one of the very big films in the constitu film that has a lot of stars in. It's it it would be lopsided you just individual. I think. Did the right decision? Only couple more questions for you one. I'm curious about how your perception of your place in the popular culture. I feel like people particularly those who want you to act see you as an interesting kind of figure. Sometimes you're the villain. Sometimes you're a very wise person. What do you make of that age of your life? When it's it's a funny question because you see that. All over the place in the internet. Impost us a popping up a half. At least three dozen impersonate. This three dozen stooges semi the unpaid storm with claim to speaking in my in my name. And with my voice, what is that? Like when you have to get accustomed that representation of self in the last twenty twenty five years, historically changed and do better leave without there, by the way, it's not unhealthy to see satire on you and parodies on you. And I take it with a necessary amount of humid's some of it is very amusing. By the way, I'm a very easy target to be to be. A focus of satire very easy. Yeah. But I think the majority of it is quite loving. If I if I had to guess, I haven't seen all of it and things like let's say being in a in a guest role in the Simpsons. I I knew I would do it because the role was funny. And I had the feeling if I do that I will be that will be my oppo CEOs in American pop culture at the funniest of all things, I didn't know that the Simpson Swiss speaking when I was invited to do this a set, why do you send me a text twi-? Speaking unday silent in the newspapers is a strips in the creator of the Simpsons called mend his set to me. Werner to you not know that we are animated on television every week sewn so many times. And remove and we speak sit really positive. Can you send me a DVD with one of the last shows to just understand how Tunis the voices are? They believe until today that I'm pulling the leg, and you had I swear to God senor episode. No, oh, but I swear to God. I swear to God I've never seen Simpson on television. And I believe there were silent. I can assure you that they're they're they're there every day. How would I find them? I which one of the channel television. I guess okay. I should I should have a look at it. I ended up sort of the show by asking filmmakers. What does the last great thing that they've seen? I'm curious. Have you seen a great film, recently, not recently, but one of the greatest films ever made? Something that you d that you will see only every quota of a century the act of killing by Joshua Oppenheimer. You, of course, were involved in this film. I was dragged into it. And I had some role in it. Yes. In the credit says create a not creative executive producer? But I had some influence in shaping the editing of the film. And what would you say that you you love to the you recommend about it? It's a film. So stunning Andrew such depth. And also so shocking that you are not going to see anything like this in the next quarter of a century earners. I thank you so much. Thank you for having me. Thank you again to make a Peters. And thank you again. Of course to the great Verner Herzog for chatting with me today. Please come back to the big picture next week. We're going to be talking about the best movies of the year. We want to hear from you. What movies? Do you want to hear us talk about Amanda Dobbins? And I are going to be breaking it all down see them.

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GSMC Social Media News Podcast Episode 127: Pokemon, Fires, and FAO Schwarz

GSMC Social Media News Podcast

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GSMC Social Media News Podcast Episode 127: Pokemon, Fires, and FAO Schwarz

"Golden State media concepts social media podcast time to hashtag everything. We talk about all the fun crazy stories on social media, Instagram Facebook Twitter to tumbler or probably even friendster. Join us each as we explore. The quirky side of social meets the Golden State media concept social media podcast. It's simple. The one the one that. Two. Hello and welcome to the G M C. Social media news podcast. Brought to you by the GMC podcast network. I'm your host Heidi. And I'm joined by the wonderful REI on Hello today on social media. We are talking about a few different stories one of them about a topic. That really never seems to die a franchise that is always out there, and they tell you they're making new games that have different topics, and it's just the same thing. It really is. Yeah. This is about Pokemon. And if you play the games, you know, you have your Pok Mon that you train, and then you battle against other Pokemon trainers and their Pok Mon. Well, this is not a game. They are making a movie, but not an animated movie. Now, it's it's different. It's scary. It's like would say it's live action. Like, it's real people and everything but in the Pokemon or like CGI. Yeah. And. I don't know what it is almost like they're making a distortion Pokemon universe and the Pokemon looked kind of lifelike, but like kind of scruffy looking. I mean, I thought that it was weird. Like, it's just very strange. I like it at all. Are you on does not like, hey? So I realize this is not a topic that is close to Iran's heart. You know, like me for some people out there. You might look at this trailer because the trailers out, and you should watch it. If you want to be frightened too like who will watch it and be very disappointed because they love Pok Mon. Yeah. It's not gonna there's gonna be no happy middle in this. You're gonna they're really like it really like poke him on more just not just be like why you might also. I mean, I could be wrong. You might think that they look cool. But it's so this is the movie is detective Pika chew. So if you've seen like the Pika chew with the -tective hat on and stuff, it's that style of Pika CHU. Yeah. But surprise pitches voiced by Ryan Reynolds that we should he still sapper weird in. He actually talks like in Pok Mon pitcher says Pika chew. But he like actually just talks normally. Yeah. And his trainer can understand him. That's why they like are together. And he's Pika. Choose a detective. So they solve a crime and is super weird. And why Ryan Reynolds, I don't know. I feel like they could have gotten anybody else anybody else. And also Pika CHU is like cute, like inroads voice is not that type of cute. It's not little animal cute. It's like deadpool. Yeah. Exactly. And I feel like maybe that's why they got him because he can play somebody that will bring numbers to the box office and even. Why? Yeah. But if you know anything about Pika chew, which I know very little I know enough because my nephew is a Pika chew fanatic. And that's not why I don't like I just never really did. I thought it was the stupidest concept, but sorry, I'll you pick. It you lovers out there. But yeah, rent his voice has it does not is one of those like when you hear somebody talking then you see their face, and you're like wait that doesn't match. Yeah. Oh, yeah. For sure exactly how it is this cute little animal and then Ryan rounds. It's just very strange to me. Yeah. And a lot of people think so I saw an article online a lot of people were very confused where the trailer not only because Ryan Reynolds voice. But also how some of the Pokemon look because they're so siegi. It's creepy. I think it's creepy. Yeah. Like, and there's like a mister mind character. Which is I already think is creepy looking Pok Mon. And now, it's even weirder in this movie. Also, the gigli puff is like furry, which I think is strange, but this should not be furry weird. And it looks angry. And it looks very strange to me. But there actually is an article that I read where they went really like deep down the rabbit hole of like this new Pika chew movie looks creepy. And I agree, and they kind of went into why it looks creepy, and they focused partially on like the idea that it's like uncanny because the CGI of the Pokemon next to the actual real live people. They're trying to make the Pokemon look realistic. But it's two point. It's like almost too much. It's like uncanny. Yeah. Yeah. It's weird. Like, you can see like the weird hairs on the Pika chew like and everything. But it just like it's not a real animal, but it's not a cartoon. It's somewhere in between now. And I think also people are saying is that like people know like Pokemon creatures. So well that you get used to seeing them in one way. Right. You see them like? On the cards or basically into dimensional and then to see them on the stage or on the screen like this is super weird. Yeah. Because they're not supposed to look like that. Yeah. Because people's hold childhoods, they lay love Pika chew and all the other Pok Mon. And then they see him like this. That's not Pika chew. There's gonna be some definite reviews on that. They're gonna either like I said either really really are really really hate it. They're going to be like why is my favorite character by Ryan Reynolds weird. Yeah. Or why is the jubilee puff free? Exact I don't even know what gigli pufus all you got knows. It shouldn't be okay. Looks real weird jig Lee. Does it just looks like a weird like puffball like a pom pom? It's weird. It's very strange to me. I don't like it. It's kinda like if you seen the movie the polar express, and that kind of animation is kind of scary almost because it's realistic. But not right. It's kind of like that. But just like leveled up that's creepy because even. They did like when I think of like a CGI with people. I think of hop. Did you see that movie whereas like the Easter bunny and he wants to be like a rockstar? No. I don't think I did. So that didn't look creepy at all because it made a look like a nonfiction bunny, but it was like two dimensional. But with the way how you just described. It is creepy as miss right? I can't even I washed like I think two three seconds of the journey. I got all was so weird because oh it also like the movie Stuart little. Yeah. It kind of looks like that. But they're like half the characters. Look like, Stuart little the mouse. Yeah. And like the like effects are better. So it's closer to human closer to life. But it's not this crease. Oh scary. You do that. I don't know. And also people are particularly confused about the Mr. mime character. Because again, I think this term. I'm already looks scary. As a cartoon. But then when they make him in this movie, he just looks like an evil clown. Busy already has like a sword of human face. But it doesn't really have like a nose. And like if you see the picture, there's a scene from the trailer or some clip from the movie where it's Mr. mime, and it's like, it's so detailed. You can see like the tiny hairs on his face yell, which is really creepy. Like it's way too much. I don't wanna see that much Mr. mime, right? He's looked. So frightening got I not I'm not a fan of him. And I just think that whole the whole thing is too much. And they should have stuck with cartoon or not trying to do the right because you can draw the Pok Mon and the characters like, I think the only other one I know is like I know Pokemon because he's obviously the main one Pika chew peak. You see, I don't even know. I know I think that like a Pokemon is a character. It's not like the whole. I don't know. But then what's like, the pinkish purple and charge us probably gigli puff the pink circa one. They call it charter. That's like the dragon with flames. I see this moving to me. I hope I never watch. I'm going to make sure I never watch except your kids. Don't wanna watch it. My kids won't mind if you will. And then because my nephew's gonna wanna watch it my daughter's gonna wanna watch it because they're the same age, and I will not be joining and you're going to need someone to go with. No, they don't let me go at them because I talked to the screen. Well, you're going to get out of I would be screaming. This is stupid. Sorry, guys. Yeah. I mean, I don't really wanna watch it. But I also will say if you think it's really creepy. If you watch the trailer like over and over again, you will adjust to how they look and it'll find it less creepy. Okay. If you plan on watching the movie, and you think that the Pok Mon look strange, which again, I agree with you. Then you can just watch the trailer over and over again and the craziness will wear off. Okay. I don't know if you actually want to subject yourself to that. I don't know. But that could be a way to overcome it. I think what would throw me as Ryan Reynolds voice. Yes. Because it's like, you know, who he is. You know that he plays a significant significant character in marvel. So it's like, no, you're a little yellow thing. Right. Also, have you seen all just like a forty two year old man? Yeah. I do not look at Ryan Reynolds and think tiny like, yeah. And shila looking at like, okay. So who are the other voices, then because the p the thing with the Pokemon is it like? In this movie Pika chew and the character who I don't think plays ask. But who plays another Pokemon trainer? The boys. The only one who can understand peak Asia too. And that's why they're like hanging out together. Okay. So everyone else just like here's like the classic like Pika Pika Pika. Chew sound. Okay. No. So they can't understand that you sane words. So I don't think the other Pokemon have voices. At least from what I've seen in the trailer. It's kind of like it's only like Pika chew and his trainer that understand each other. And that's why they're like together. This sounds dumb. Yeah. I don't think I mean. See pokemon. You have such a following. And I feel like now you're just like alienating your following. Yeah. But it might still make tons of money. You know, things like that things that I doubt often end up just making a lot of money. Even though I'm like that's dumb. How did that happen? I know really, right. Okay. I mean crocs they're still making a bunch of money. And I think they're dumb Suzie though. I'm just not gonna predicting right? Do not look forward to this on our movie podcast, by the way. Unless you're going to like pay us large sums of money, right view. This can't do it. So we're gonna take a quick break. And we're gonna come back and keep talking about more social media news. Always on the go. But the day just will be without your Hollywood foot Golden State media concepts that are ten podcast take care of that all inclusive. Look, pop culture. Welcome back to the NC. Social media news podcast. We are going on to our next topic done talking about Pok Mon we I don't want to think about that trailer anymore. Nightmares? Now. We're talking about the California wildfires, which we have mentioned in. We have talked about this podcasts. Previous right. I think it might have been weird news podcast though. Yeah. That is social media one of them, but we've talked about the wildfires before and we live in Sacramento northern California right here. It's been a lot of smoke. It's definitely on our minds. It's definitely on my news feed for all of my social media's. Yeah. Especially if it's being California. So this particular story is not necessarily about just the wildfires which have been very destructive not to discount that type of news telling. But I also wanted to mention of like this sad. But like conflicting trend of people who are wealthy hiring private firefighters to protect their property, right, which okay? So like over the past few days, the Wolsey fire has which is the fire in southern California has turned about one hundred thousand acres of Ventura and Los Angeles County just into burned everything and there's like parts of. Allah, boo and just like Sony places that used to be I wouldn't say lash, but beautiful like vacation destinations have been burned up. And obviously, this is sad. Yeah. And since it's up in California LA area. A lot of wealthier people live in this area, of course, and have really expensive homes and property and land and things like that. And I want to disclaim I'm not saying that I wish their houses have been burned. Right. 'cause I don't want that on anyone right horrible. That's a terrible thing. And not only is it a lot of money, but it's also like your home, right? And that's important right sentiment. There. You know, I wouldn't want that on anyone. But it is interesting reading about people who are wealthier wanting to defend their homes like particularly Connie west and Kim Kardashian because you see that the most I've seen a lot of them hiring the private, yes. And they're the biggest I mean, they're big. Stars there ones. I've heard about the most right? And so they hired firefighters protect of their home. And they live in hidden hills and resonance in that area or to evacuate as the Wolsey fire was getting closer but Kanye west and Kim Kardashian highway team of Prevot firefighters to save their sixty million dollar mansion. And also, the firefighters were told I don't know if they were directly told, but they were also kind of put in that area to protect their neighbor's homes as well. Right. So it wasn't just their house. It wasn't like there'd be fire everywhere else except their house. Right. But firefighters were there again, private firefighters. And they wanted to protect their home, especially the house, it's on a coldest act. So anything that would have caught the their house on fire. Their mansion would have caught all the other houses on fire. Just because like how they're situated. Right. So again, I'm not wishing that. I haven't anyone and I understand they wanted that house protected, right? But we've understand it is expensive to hire. Private firefight is not like I could do that. Yeah. The average person cannot do that. I mean, they have it. I don't have you know, whatever sixty million dollar mansion to protect exactly and I feel like at that point. That's a lot of materialistic things that you're trying to protect like you should anyway like as a safety anything that sentimental to you that you don't wanna lose like, I know it's old fashioned. But if you have pictures or anything like that your birth certificates. So that put them in a safe that's not in your home like at a Bank in a volt or something like that not on your property or the fire safe box. Exactly, exactly. But you're hiring private firefighters. And I feel like this is so unfair because I had this conversation with my birth mother. Her news Ana so I call her that get anyway. So she had made a post about like thinking all the firefighters. And I was like, yeah. Well, you better be thinking all these inmates who are getting paid less than a dollar to a dollar an hour to go out there and be they didn't even ask to ask to be firefighters. They are told to go out there, and you will help fight these fires big wildfires. Yeah. While these rich people are out here paying thousands of dollars. I'm sure to these other firefighters are trained to do this stuff. Then even afterwards. Like because these these fires are so extensive these inmates when they get out cannot even apply to be firefight. Right win the quality the experience that they have exactly. And I'm like, this is ridiculous. Like where we're all these private firefighters in first place like Chile and a bunch of other people are risking their lives in like not that I'm saying it's not dangerous to do what they're doing. Right. But firefighters, but like other firefighters risking their life. Lives public out in the middle of nowhere. You know? Right hour shifts. Right. Not getting paid. I mean extensive amount of money like them. But right, right. Or you're a public firefighter where you're not getting paid a lot of money. Right. Exactly. Also who out there is ever like mad firefighters. They don't work hard. Like, we all know. That's a difficult job. Dangerous job. Yeah. You know? And also, I'm like does that mean that these firefighters who are private firefighters if they weren't private? They would be public firefighters. Yeah. You like taking away from the pool of people who would then be public right firefighter, yet helping the rest of us. Yeah. Exactly. That's what I'm saying. So then even if you are like one of those private firefighters making lots of money protecting the Kardashians. And that areas, you know, property what about the other firefighters on the next street next to you who are doing the same thing trying to save other people's houses, but are getting paid like they're public wage. And the way more probably way more area into exactly I hate reading things like. That I don't wish harm or anything on anybody. And I I'm glad that they're stuff didn't burn down because would be horrible. But I don't really think that this is very fair. Right. And what I also learned about this is that the idea of private firefighters is not new so through much of the nineteenth century firefighting in big cities was done bribe by private fire brigades and oftentimes the brigade's compete with one another like four like the money, basically after fighting fires, and they would try and show up at the fire. I to claim it and they get compensated. Yeah. Basically since it was like a competition based system and it ended around the time of the civil war. And that's when the government began to take over firefighting services. And then generally as a society, we decided that like protection from fire is not going to be commodified. And that we're just gonna like everyone, no matter wealth or status deserves public. Firefighting service, apparently not to the Kardashians. The west. I mean, the west not. So, but then it has come back. I wouldn't say come back in fashion, but it has come back as a possibility of having a private fire brigade. And some of that is like private companies have been eyeing. This like firefighting as a way to make money, of course, because that's just greedy. But apparently in twenty ten there's a story of firefighters and rule Tennessee that let a house burned to the ground because the homeowner didn't pay a fee for it. And then in twenty thirteen at private fire department Bill the family like twenty thousand dollars after their home burned down. So people have been buying this type of thing and been trying to use the system of private firefighters to their benefit. This is not. So it's not completely new it happened. It went away and it's coming back and build them because the private firefighters got there and put out the fire. I think so it's not like it was like it was a private company. And I think like they tried it sounded like they tried to protect the home. And they didn't successfully do it. It's still burnt down. But they still charged because they're a company, right? You know, what these people's houses are burning down? They don't have time to ask. You are you. I'm sorry. You private firefighter. I can't afford to pay. You also imagine like, it's a company. So even if they don't successfully put it all out, the pay them. Yeah. Like you buy grocery store, and you don't like them. You still have to still. Yeah. You know, and then insurance companies like AIG and a company called Chubb have talked about private wildfire. Fighting teams AIG has its own wildfire protection unit. And then this other company called Chubb. They have up to a dozen and other insurance companies they contract with the wildfire defense system, which is a Montana company that claims who've made five hundred fifty wildfire responses on behalf of insurers including two hundred fifty five in just the past two years. So right now, California, the company has fifty three fire. Fire fire, firefighting engines that are all working to protect up two thousand private homes. Oh my gosh. Yeah. So this is dangerous and someone dangerous, but it's something to think about because especially if you live in California firefighter. Fires are probably just going to increase, right? And there will probably be more private. Firefighter brigades out there, and your insurance company may even have that option you have to pay for it, obviously. But you could do that. If you have a lot of money, right? I thought like in certain areas so in certain areas where things are possible like fight. Like, there's a there you're in a fire hazard area or flood hazard area things like that you have to get specific insurance for that. Actually. Yeah. Yeah. And so why when the the insurance just cover that like if you get insurance that covers fires or while? Real disaster. Whatever like that should cover it. Anyway, you have to be worried about any private firefighters billing you right? Well, I think because normally if you have fire insurance it's for like post damage like flood insurance is for post flood damage like the the worth of your items that were destroyed. Right. Not because they're going to send people out there like bail at your house. Right. But I think like the idea is you would have that. You would have the fire the fire damage protection insurance? Whatever if your house burned down, and you would get money back for sessions you lost. But then I think they're trying to they're just greedy and trying to monetize it even more. Whereas well, you have that. And then if you're really worried and really rich you can add on a second part of that. Right. You pay for firefighters. Come out. Yeah. Just make sure it doesn't exactly can still keep on stuff, which I mean, I guess if we're going to private system, then I guess that would make sense for them to rest lump it all in like have private firefighters go along with your fire insurance. Right. You know? I that would be weird. I mean, they'd probably charge. You more. Right. But but it's not fair to these other firefighters either who who are working just as hard as he's private ones and probably even harder to do the most to get it out. Right. So that makes me so mad. I mean, if you're private firefighter, you know, maybe you do love your job. And I'm sure you are doing things protecting homes, and I'm not saying, you're job is worthless. Because it's not, but like doesn't feel weird right morally. Yeah. That's weird to me. Yeah. Like, you're getting paid a bunch of money. Granted. I don't know. Maybe the companies like not paying you bunch of money. They're getting a bunch of money. Right. Maybe you just getting like fat cats the top who were taken it all but still I don't know. I feel weird about that. I really do too. I don't like it. I don't like it either. I feel like what does that mean? Like, whoever gets protection, you have to be really rich. Yeah. Just stratified society, even more, right? So the rich or the only ones living because? Why they're still here. Yeah. That's. Not like it is wrong. So we're gonna take a break. And then we're gonna come back and talk about more social media news. Tired of searching, the vast jungle of podcasts, listen close. And here's this out. There's a podcast network that covers just about everything that you've been searching the Golden State media concepts podcast. There were is here thing less than podcast bliss with endless hours of podcast covers from news sports, music, fashion cooking entertainment fantasy football so much more. So stop lurking around and go straight out to the Golden State media podcast network, Jared teed to fill the podcast is. Baby. Visit us at WWW dot, I'm C podcast dot com. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter and download us on soundcloud and Google play. Welcome back to the social media news podcast. We are going to talk about the iconic toy store. FAO schwarz. This is a bit happier than wildfires. So I'm very excited to talk about it. Now, if you know anything about this toy store, you may know that they went out of business. They are based in New York. It's a really famous the giant toy store. It's like in the movie home alone two he goes into the FAA Schwartz. Toy store in the movie big. There's the giant piano that Tom Hanks plays on. Yeah. It's very conic. I think. I had like they have their own toy brand that I've seen toys, and I want to say there was one in like SF or something or like San Francisco have mobile stores, but the big giant one is in New York and it closed down. It was bought up by toys R us. And we all know that toys R us went bankrupt is, but the good news is that this store Schwartz is returning to New York and they're going back to their. I believe they're going back to their flagship store and Fifth Avenue. That's closed. Okay. So they had a flagship store Fifth Avenue and it closed in two thousand fifteen but now FAO Schwarz is under a new owner, and they are bringing their store back. I believe it is in Rockefeller the Rockville building. Okay. And this is exciting. It's like I saw some pictures. And it's like the flagship store was huge when it closed, and this one is also huge many things that you've loved from the old store will still be there like the giant piano, and like, you know, their clock tower, and everything and that will also be there, and it's going to be in the Rockefeller plaza. So really good location. Thirty Rockefeller plaza in thirty rock, and they're saying that the goal of this new store is to be like experiential. So some of the reason like toys R us when? Out of physicists because everyone's buying toys online. Right. And so they're trying to say we want the the experience of going to Schwartz to be better than just buying it. Toy online, right and getting to explore the store and getting to actually see the toy and play with it before you buy it like what a novel concept of being able to hold that thing before you buy it exerts kind of the same idea that Amazon had there was there like instead of just buying it online. You can come in. And see if you like it, right? Then by everything just comes back into fashion. It really good. So they're going to be like so many things that you get to do. If you go to the store, they're like walls of Barbie dolls a build a bear workshop station a racetrack for kids to play with cars a space where magician will teach tricks. There's a candy shop and just like so many things it looks like a huge store. It looks Superfund every kid's dream everything. They have like decked it out illegit great. I mean every kid's dream. Also, my dream. I wanna go that every kid in grown kid. I would go there too. I not. Yeah. Oh, I totally would I wanna go. Yeah. I'm sure it'd be great for the holidays. Right. Well, when I saw on big. That's when I first saw he owns doing the piano when he was like playing in jumping back. I was like where do I find one of those? I just want one right? I'm that old 'cause I've seen big when I was a kid. I mean, I wanna do that that looks great. And they're hiring people to sort of like add to the experiential thing. They're hiring actors, and magicians and dancers and people that will interact with the kids help them pick out a toy or something, you know. So there's like they're hiding Jewish into magic trick. Yes. Oh, kids how to do them. And like the piano, it looks like they're hiring a dancer who's going to show people how to play music on the giant, piano. Right. And just like things like that. Look great. I think their idea of experiential. I hope it works. I hope people are into it too. I want to be into it. So they better leave it. Open long enough for me to go. Visit right. I need to save some money. I know right. Exactly divide a toy. Right. Exactly. And they're going to have new items that are popular right now. But then they're also going to have some of their older items. Just like a bunch of teddy bears and things that they're more known for. Okay. So they want something that is classic. So that customers will keep coming back. Like, oh, it's an FAA Schwartz. Teddy bear. They'll come back for that. But then also to be contemporary and keep up with the times and toys that all the kids want. I mean now that they're going to have smartphones there. I don't think but all the other toys that kid want kids want. Sure Legos, we'll be everywhere. Right. So where shoes when you walking around in there because no one wants step on that. Yeah. But I really hope that this works as we've said I feel like Amazon is trying to do that with their brick and mortar store so that people can come in and see the item before they buy it. I think a lot of other stores will be trying to do this stores that got put out of business, and I'm sure malls will try and start doing this. Yeah. I see this being really good because kids are so much. I mean into their devices. I mean, they are, but there's still kids, and they wanna lay with things and they want to touch them and fill them and see what they do. I so I think this is going to be amazing for all the especially since toys are as close as like how many returns they get on just like things that their kids are like I don't like that just bring your kid. And instead of just thinking that oh, my kid will like this and buy it for and bring them into the store. Oh, yeah. You could make an afternoon of it. It looks great. Yeah. They also said that there will be a lot of Instagram -able moments. So trying to keep a contemporary. Yeah. Which I definitely feel like it's a concept that will keep them going. People are going to want to take pictures there. And I think it'll be a great destination. So I'm super excited that FAO Schwarz coming back. I want to go to tourist spot. Sure. You have to have to hit. Yeah. I mean, you have to go to the Rockefeller plaza. Anyway there. So now go to Schwartz and support their business down. Again. Exactly. I don't have to cry about like, I'll never get to go to the piano, bright Heidi corner somewhere. It'll it'll finally be there for us. When we when we go exactly, I'm so thank you all so much for listening, and I hope you tune into our next episode. You've been listening to the Golden State media concepts social media podcast part of the Golden State media concepts podcast network. You can find this show and others like it at WWW dot Jesus podcast dot com. Download our cast on Stitcher sound clock. Google play just type it. Jesus. Mc to find all the shows from the Golden State media concepts podcast from movies to use it from sports, entertainment and even use. 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AWTY 62 - Yeehaw Kanto (Pokemon: Indigo League with Khoi Dao)

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AWTY 62 - Yeehaw Kanto (Pokemon: Indigo League with Khoi Dao)

"Sir Hello and welcome to our there yet. An exploration and education and Anna May. I'm your enemy idiot Patrick Dugan. I'm an anime expert. Dana Hollander and I'm Brendan McCarthy. Your anime research trapped in a Caputo Buddha costume. Don't king chain I will. Hey Yeah. Research is Is a funny way of saying you're going to the ferry convention convention. It is a fun way of saying it. That's why I say is impose shelly. Yeah a prehistoric not possibly. I don't know well let. Let's get some pokemon assistance to sort out. What type of furry? Yeah we have a guest this week you know him from the detective P Q game poke Amman masters and the new game. The after party we're joined by Dow is off. Is it safe from you to come out yet here. Now come on out is is the seasons no dougans been keeping me in his filing cabinet colored led lights hooked up to it to indicate indicates to me. Whether or not I can or cannot move or speak Just turn green so. I'm assuming typically as I'm recording. I need you to sit a silently as possible but I'm going to let you speak this time this time. Okay Oh my goodness this atmosphere. We've created uh-huh Schilling we're visual storytellers. Baby would be weird to have me on as a guest. If I wasn't you know allowed to articulate anything business like we were promised. We promise he's here he just he's totally he's giving the thumbs up throughout. So is our other guests. Rodney dangerfield running. Yeah Rodney Rodney. uh-huh why isn't he dead. Oh no this is a terrible way to find out. Move Past. We've facet gosh it back to POK Mon.. No it's a dangerous field field of coke on battle Hey Ah Shit oh my goodness well it. It's time both for Brendon to finally die. And talk about the long-awaited series we're we're we're going ultimate classic for the close out of our four kids marathon. We're going to go and watch Indigo League of the original original POK Mon.. Yeah Yea Yea Oh gee the good star to chip. Yeah this This is Ben Recommended by several people But it was sort of inevitable that we would get here so I don't have your names So thank you for suggesting it of course we are going to get to it a little But yeah where this is such a classic. Of course. We've all seen it but I want to touch into everyone's specific pokemon history. I as a child didn't understand it. They bought a Pokemon Moon when it came out and I tried to play it and still didn't quite understand it but boy do I. I love these little friends. I love him on. Purely aesthetical POKEMON. Oh Yeah I have a Pope Leo plenty I love. I love those boys. Can we all say what our favorite POK MON is. Two Minds Baldassare. I Love Boat Massari. Oh we did a poll recently on twitter. What about this? We did. So shouts out shouts out to Everybody that voted for bulbs or because Boldizsar one. If your favorite wasn't it's an another one lucar which was the other one that one or Lula would what I already forgot. Miodrag Dragon Shit didn't win. So Yeah Brendan. What what? What's your POK Mon.? History was their day one. I remember friend of mine visited. Ah Pokemon read because he wanted to play and I was like let me see. He's like no he wasn't my friend anymore. Spark the interest being denied access to it and assumes I could I got into it and just like way into it I think I skipped like Gen four and then maybe like six but otherwise I got a pretty good understanding of games shows unnecessary amount of furry firs ation of the. There's a specific term dench E or. Did you cheer Jink Jingo. Maybe where it's like turning the pointed to humanize versions of them and I know exactly we're talking about a So I'm teeth indicating about porn. We're always always like one or two steps away from Porno especially me. I'm not proud of it but Ginga to close. This took a drastic turn Matt. I was not liking fat to them. All uh-huh I work for Nintendo. I want to put this out there. It does something before working your your experience. Oh my goodness pokemon came on the scene when I was but a wee child and interestingly a week child who did not speak singlish so my yeah. My first experiences with POK MON was when I was still in When I only spoke French so I played pokemon and French French and I watched the French dub of the POKEMON anime? Oh Wow yeah yeah I mean you know I had a and I had a pretty as expected reaction from kid coolies. Should I get the edibles defied bobby. It was the game boy color and she's like no. You're masten them like okay but I wore her down. And she got me again boycotted for Christmas and I would proceed to get halfway through the game before. Losing my Gameboy on the train. That was like the worst of my life. If you'd still have maybe toy story and trying to find its way back. Maybe it's yes. Yeah Moss Gameboy yeah and the plaque is like some dumb ass kid lost this time. Gain delays what freaking loser. What about you Dugan Yeah as I've mentioned previously I didn't really grow up as a Nintendo kid as a Indoctrinated Sony Boy So I only I played. I watched the show. Of course growing up I have specific specific memories of watching the premiere of the DUB that is weirdly one of my first memories as being like. Oh Hey this new new show. It's called poke Amman. Okay so I remember watching it as it came out for the first time but for the Games when I was a freshman in college I played a read on an emulator and I still have yet to beat it. uh-huh leded full pokemon game. Hey so many things but yeah the switches. She's the first like console. I've had from Nintendo. I've had a Gameboy S. P. But I I at that point I was like. I don't know what this POK Mon thing is. It was a cartoon. I don't need to play the game to watch it. I don't have to put effort into it I already we know the story does. I don't need a unique experience with it personally bond with individual pokemon on my team. I look for whom but yeah I'm so certain shield which is about to come out as this episode airs is going to be the first first one I get and hopefully finish fingers crossed knock on Wood Jr.. Yeah like I did my chosen. I've just since I played on an emulator. Don't sue me Nintendo. But like I had it on a laptop so it was like bulky and I didn't have the convenience of like a DS or one of the hand held consoles where it was out on so so. This is going to be the first time I have that convenience NAN exciting. I remember being thrown in my house because my dad said I need to go outside and play more in the sunshine instead of being locked up room. so He'd locked me out of the House for six hours and I just sat on the car played poker game on. I'll show you you dad muscles L. Real drunk in Rhode Island and wonder Oh my cousins point Pokemon Mongo those love though. Yeah I can't wait until Pok Mon just exists because I feel like the POKEMON company will not rest until physical pok oakmont till the debris work in secret somewhere underneath Tokyo. Google alert for like when the POKEMON COMPANY BUYS UP STOCK DOC IN. I don't know biochemical engineering or something. A sign intendo. Twenty-three in me so they air. You're you're welcome on Mojo and also your DNA that's though but also what. If resident evil is just failed. Poke Amman experiments. It's real and they're just turn into monsters it all time off every video. Please don't give them more ideas. Yeah it's all well so we we picked a couple of select episodes because we know how this show starts we. We've we've we know what's up so we went through and pick some favorites both of the world in general and our personal picks worlds. So Yeah Coy Requested watching the episode where Brock gets his volt picks Any significance for that episode. For you yeah volt picks. That's cute as we didn't. We didn't get your favorite POK Mon.. Is that Volpe six. Okay let's before everybody rolls. It is my favorite. My favorite POK. Mon is mud Kip which I liked before before the mud me was okay. I'm sorry if I get very defensive about this but everybody was like. Oh you just like it because of the Mimi and no no no. You don't understand history here. Appoint playing pokemon Emerald was a very strategic thinker. Her and considered that mud kip evolved into poke him on that. It was a mutual electricity when against the ground type therefore reducing its weaknesses to just one type which the least damaging type so essentially market is the strongest starter in pokemon universe. Thus far I picked them to you get much shot up in their battle done. Yeah over. Yeah Oh my God so did like if you encounter a coup crest type poke your swampers dead looking. Yeah Yeah for you in a mud. Keeps a great. I liked him before it was cool. G GET AH audio might have peaked a little there when I know how understand so yeah I also didn't and say mine of course it's my boy farfetched because he's just a duck study. I am so excited for the new farfetched in in Shield or sword which trial. I think it's one of them yield. Yeah right right one do. It's an shield. It's shield because I remember noting really wanting surf etched but also really not wanting the weird shield dog legendary because that just looks like a dog got its head stuck in a thing the other one is like a bad ass wall all for the sort in its mouth which I don't know if it's a part of its body or if it found us our it's tone confused fetch is fighting type. It doesn't make sense anyway to go deep into the Games we need to talk about the show so yeah. We're going to touch on some classics. We're GONNA watch episodes twelve seventeen and twenty seven that is skurdal squad island of the giant. Poke Amman and the introduction of Bolton They got my team. I'm ready to go. I'm ready to fight. I'm ready to kill tyler murder with some. Poke Amman on Oh shit is it. Just all squirrels just all sorts. All skurdal Joshes but you can discern that there's a hierarchy based on the shape of very glasses yes we got general skurdal And the grunts. Yeah there's there's there's Communist skurdal heavens that Newbie Squirrel who just joined the team. But he's the the transition sunglasses inside regular glasses outside at sunglasses. He'll get there you'll get there. He'll learn his as he ages is The the shade will darken permanently But yeah let let's. Let's jump right in. We're we're starting out with our with our team team the square deal squad so it's Of course right off the bat we got. We got that I asked you it. It's a classic we it so good. It's like it's part of my workout mix for the gym. All right it takes. I like Pok Mon Joe Toe better than than the than the original opening. I know I'm probably GonNa get crucified for saying that. I am unfamiliar with that one really. Yeah I don't think I've seen much of any pokemon besides besides this Indigo League the sun and moon openings. Old Genuine Bob very good song. Yeah that sounds good anyway. Scoreless go but yeah so yeah we start out where We a series of episodes where all the Starters arturs joined the team so they asked just picked up Charm Mander and Boba sore. And now we get the introduction of Squirrel title so so our gang of ash misty and brock are walking into a town when they fall into a pit. It's Doug by the SKURDAL squad. A team of prankster squirrels. That are are running amok causing havoc raising. How long do you think it took? Does anybody turtles to dig that. Big asshole thirty seven minutes. Those shovels they had to shovels. They're not big enough to get out or like if they can produce like sufficient friction by spinning on their shelves. They you could probably just drill down. Get the dirt wet. So it's nice and easy to move pokemon logistics. That's why I'm here. So here's all about the world building. Interestingly the polkadot identifies turtle I mean skurdal as the turtle poke Amman which implies the existence of actual just normal regular turtles hurdles. Yeah world like they have turtles as a point of reference for SKURDAL's regular animals which is really Lille ceaseless. When they eat fish there'll be a crash? That's what if it's magic hard. No hello. This is an episode before Sandwich. James skipped sold. Imagine well at least we needed and he buys it in the scales are rock-hard even good as food poor magic but the polkadot says that piggy. Eat Magic hard don't they or like there's some very Hard beaks then. Maybe can't you just eat them. Whole bound probably put them on each and every other pok? Oh come on. Let's leave it at that chain. It's a wild west for the answer is don't think about got it what what does Oregon tastes like. Anyway it's just digital anyway we Nope we get their introduction introduction of skurdal as the Turtle Pokemon and they try to capture or ashes like fuck. Yeah gotTA steal one of these boys and Tries to have peaked. You fight it to Steal it but they all run away because they hear sirens from officer. Jenny Going up so we get officer Jenny. And we get the establishment that it's There's an officer Jennifer every town because they're all cousins Jenny. We have terrible parents. That's another great dogs. Think about it. I just don't think about it which officer Jenny which nurse joy by their hats different symbols the character designer. Didn't WanNa work that hard. Listen I got a Lotta polka monitor. All Yeah we're GONNA look similar. Please lease these book an idiot. Kids won't care but Jenny picks them up takes them into town down and warns them that the skurdal squad is made up of all deserted pokemon who were abandoned by their masters and they banded together and resorted to being pranksters because they all hate humans now which is relatable fair there yes and we are As they as the team leaves the police headquarters we see team. Rockets spying on them We we get we get our gay icons Jesse James US. It's using watching the show. Everyone to be ash gang. In hindsight everyone wants to be Jesse James what I wouldn't give their storyline watching it as an adult it just this works so well because they are the outcast. They're the losers they're like trying to make Papa team rocket proud also Zaba Arousa. James Comes from money doesn't he. He's filthy rich like he like. He's a rich kid so he's just doing this refund because he can and I think justice porous hell. Oh is she yeah. She grew up eating snow like she made like little rice cakes. That broke my heart. It's a real sad episode. Could Oh my God yeah pokemon get sad. She feels out of out of med school or something in school. She has some other going. Yeah she failed amount. We already have nurse joy. You can't be a medical professional like the one nurse Sir Sir but yeah. They're they're spying because they're plotting to steal Pika chew when they are surrounded by the swirl squad who wants. It's a steal their picnic steal picnic basket so they're They surround them. They a are they. Also fall in the conveniently. Placed pit got So they are captured and they say hey rather offend robbing us have out we rub these fucking children Let's let's band together. Also so isn't it's like another classic instance of my Jelly donuts. Jelly filled donuts. When they're obviously donning all of the J. Players I mean I like ah like the the line could have easily been adapted to just be ambiguous about whether foods were like? Oh they're eating our frigging food to call call attention to to what items classic four kids needing to relate it to American foods. They're like I'm tired of pizza and in tacos anything else. Oh No. These skurdal's are eating jelly doughnuts. And she says he's like we get Chinese food. Oh you're establishing China exist in the world they could have picked other. You don't even see it. You can just sit anything and but yet the SKURDAL squad doesn't trust their proposition because they were all abandoned by human so they don't trust them. Yeah so so Miao comes up with the plan that meow owns Jesse James and they are subservient South South So the Squirrel squad can trust the leader newsouth because math is a polka mom can talk. Yeah so We get we get them the the teaming up and the gang is out fishing but a squirrel. Yeah I don't no. The passage of time is weird because one of the skurdal squad is just hanging out in the rivard waiting to squirt them as their fishing Pika chewed tries to fight and the shocks everyone. Because they're all wet and in the fight. Pika Chu is knocked into the water where where he's Stabbed in the but by Goldfine nice and is knocked out. He's he's down for the count. I love the people get to the leader. Has the leader. Scott has the girl glasses but then all the other ones have done little round glasses and look like Paul Shaffer for David. LETTERMAN's Taisho sideshow. Just all Honorary Beatles but yeah the Skurdal squad captures choose them while peak. itchy was drowning. I guess so. They're all captured. They get lassoed and brought to a cave where meow meow confronts and says they're going to steal the peak achile who is now caged and passed out So ashes like. Hey you dude you gang of thugs this meow fucking sucks. Don't believe them but they're like no we'RE GOING TO TRUST THIS POK mon over human men so go to hell Ash. But as they're all captured PECA CHU is dying just chronic wounds dying. And they're like okay we gotta get him a super potion or he will be dead Let's if you want to steal a living picot you We got a we got to revive him so they don't trust ash but they say go. Get your medicine but if you're not back by noon the next day we're GONNA die misty's hair purple. Oh Man Yeah what a threat. You're GONNA save me. One Hundred Bucks said at their on he was on board with it. Like Oh fuck yeah punk ship docks. I don't need to go to scissors and get a makeover. So they ashrams away to the next town trips and falls because he's a dumb kid that's the best obstacle that could come up with over nothing upper. Yeah he gets the classic Rickety drawbridge which of course collapses and he falls in the water and also get stabbed by golden on and eventually Lee. He gets to the town of but is knocked out by his rival Gary leaving the shop slams the door in his face and he's out cold he's he's like knocked down for like twelve hours. It's the next day yeah. No what if this kid alleyway it was a baroness. Yeah let's leave this ten year old. Just dead on the store. Fine I mean it is the old West for some reason in this town and well Speaking of the old West when ash wakes up he wakes up to Jesse James. Just straight straight up armed robbery. Just they have guns. Why don't they ever use the gods instead of their poke him on because clearly a snake in the poison ball? Don't do anything. It's there was a canonical war lieutenant. Surge was only true at the very least the existence of guns implied applied. But they fight Kokomo on. It's like they give the Pokemon guns sure you you haven't seen anything until you've seen Gigli `push just down a group of Kabuga done tape to executory toward the there's no arms story So yeah they robbed the store and in typical anime fashion may just shout out their plan. Saying Yeah. We're GONNA use this to betray the skurdal squads. They'll give us all your flash lashed bombs And ashes like no. They're going to get double crossed. I got to immediately get back there. so he goes inside and and all the shopkeepers and people inside who just got robbed now outgun apparently they also have cuts that are packing they saw this is is this must be like rural just yeehaw fund. Is there going come on on with a gun I mean. Let's get surf etched evolved and see what that swords and there's Pokemon that are literal swords towards the airport. Where them on with guns? Where's the gun pokemon is there those are what is his tie? God bless toys cannons. Someone else has to have a gun. Who here hasn't gone? Raise your hand. Honestly I'm surprised. No one has just loaded cannon ball into a blast toys just like yeah just a propellant with water but the main thing is that the Canon ball that were firing got people or voltage into a blast. Though it's interesting comment what we're here with the quake pokemon. Oh come on hacks. This was also leaked about the canonical. But Oh yes. Oh Officer Jenny Saves this boy from being held up by a store. Full of people with gun would shoot this child. He gets the potion and officer surge. Any takes them back to the cave where he goes in through the secret side entrance conveniently in writing bridge. And they're like oh we'll just go around. It wasn't really a big factor. Oh the perfectly fine bridge. That doesn't collapse was ten feet down the road So they climb into the cave Everyone is outside because they're about to try to steal the Pika. Chew Jesse James Flyover with their MEA th it hot air balloon and they just start fucking bombing Bombing run on this skurdal squad. Yeah it is general bombed. Isn't it. Yeah they're like. Hey yeah flash bombs but they're just straight up explosives like Flash Bang like a blind blind them and run away but whatever Oh in the league pokemon sprites from way back of designs. They didn't use there's remedy gramma can't who evolves into the The octopus one. I forget but that was supposed to be like a handgun fish and octopus supposed to be like a tank so There would have been a canonical gun but they changed it. Because of the epidemic of gun violence in EBB. Interesting Americans can deal with Food being named but they can't it deal with the acknowledgement of a on that cheery now back to the bombing coming. That's involving children and Turtles Steals Pichu and they And hops back up in Ed balloon and everyone runs to the cave for cover but a poor skurdal get sucked on. Its back so aw became they can take pits. You can encourage water from thinking is internal Goddamn turtle couldn't grow your shell like thirty feet in the air to like it's been attack but just still laying flat on your back death but ash of course being a noble savior savior jumps over and covers the skurdal from bombing because Boy Flesh is a lot stronger than a turtle Shell So he absorbs the explosion and seeing the love of a human again. This is like okay. Now I'm going to choose to jump up and save you exactly now. He can jump and hold a full grown child over. Can't flip over but can throw a child and himself off from the back but yeah now now that they're bonded Ash Has Skurdal. Use his water gun to knock the balloon wound down and team rocket blasts off again and the squawk while gets government jobs as. Yeah Yeah. Yeah the bombs start a forest fire and The skurdal squad teams up and they put it out so officer Jenny a Them as town fire department squad. They get little jackets Komodo rooms but yeah so of the the leader now bonded with ashes going to join the team and that's that's the episode takes off. His sunglasses is our beautiful socialized actualized. Take off your glasses. Let down your hair. Your I really want. The leader of the squirrels squad ought to have a full back Tattoo on Shell. Yakuza leader off. It's so rad. I wonder if he passed on his glasses to another member of the escorial squad so they could be the leader. No because they go back in a later episode and they're just part of the fire department and when she gets real the don their glasses quast again so he's still got him That Oh shit. Yeah what if what if the SKURDAL squad had guns to focused on Pok Mon with guns guns taped to their shells. Could you imagine that was like the ultimate defense offense combination. Oh yeah that's true. See that's just them practicing for when they yes. Yeah I want to be able to. They're back playing with a fake sword. Work Sense man so so the moral of the episode is you can reduce Skurdal Street street. Gang violence with the universal jobs guarantee fire department. which apparently that town didn't have before? Yeah in this world. It's the pokemon Emerald new deal anyways. You Ah jump ahead to team. which is I'll of the giant pokemon? Excuse me and we got started on with another previous on. And it's the gang on a raft out in the middle of the ocean for some Goddamn reason and a swarm of Garretta's just start doing dragon dragon rage and signed him up. Hurry and launch them off. The Guy knows where which is very concerning if your tan or any other age. It's a very very big problem through a lot. I mean this is what happens when he cursed my house for Eternal Youth. He's got to enter this on his child body they get launched off and then they all wake up on a beach but ash finds out all of the spoken. Want on to which at this point. I don't remember what they are or we never see him in the subset which yeah he never pulls them out to be like. Hey who who is here. Who's roll-call I think one of them's menopause and I don't remember what the other one is? And then we cut to. We see Jesse James Stuck like waist-deep head down in the sands and face down ass up and think now. Jesus Christ we see a little crabby run over. And he's like hey these things he pokes moving by chance and just chops them in the legs and then runs off. Because CRABBIE's a little shit and I I love him and he's run regularly and they're missing their pokemon as well along with me Al and then they find ran a phone booth because it's ninety s and we had these back in the day and Throwing oh well we'll use this call the boss and then it cuts away. We see peaked. Chew Luckily being the only one out of its ball because the picture as able to release all the other out of their balls so we got to charm Andrew under bulbs or squared all the main ones. They're wandering around trying to figure out what happened where everyone is and they find a slow poke. Maybe we'll slow. Hey Hey where are we look at what's going on what's happening so we'll just gets up. Scoot bag a bit and it drops onto the water fishing and that's it I love this. I was smiling the whole time. 'cause they're just all talking to each other and they have subtitles all these pokemon apple all conversations. I love it must be common. They all understand each other slowcoaches running on his own time. He don't care he's got today's squirrel or just sit back vibe in on the beach dealing. Hey let's say bad. Just service city like a caveat et arbs. Open this boy. He's actually pretty mischievous. And Sassy ASEAN this one. This one's still gotta earn ashes. Still has his trust so I spoke of entering off. Now it's time and Charmaine Diseases. Jesus tail to guide them all with the light and suggesting like Oh maybe we got abandon maybe left and this is what I realize all the Pokemon Sir. All of ashes pokemon damaged goods. They all got baggage that quick. They'll be like no. You can go like like Super Ema. Oh Yeah I guess. I can't trust anybody. Well he's the one with the whips dark shoot them. Yeah and run then shoot us up with ECHINACEA. Coughing is now I can get myself get guys like Nah. I'll listen to you the fuck you know my dad Just because you speak English you speak good. Her doesn't mean you betterer Atkins in the coughing. Have like a a dumber more like like a simpleton vocabulary and the other like I like so articulate. Pika Chu is diverted averted folk. I dare say two words at most sentenced master. No no listen and yeah I can. I can coughing only obey one bad bitch and that's just the James whips out the there's just as bad POK mon just I bad masters Shit Damn. I love that I love it. Didn't really. They're acknowledging their own downfalls. They must have listened to and so they all group together and disagree. Like all right. We're not fighting we. Yeah why waste our energy so they settled. Ah Down. It startled campfire and a time out. Because he's being an asshole so they're all in different little fruits leaves and just having a little she'll time if adorable herbal loving picnic out screaming. Let me out I gotta get food or you stop being a Dick. He's ignoring. It's like all all right cool and then just eats like really close in front of them. I lost. He's such a savage and while there around the campfire here this rumbling and the ground shaking and they look over and you try and rival walking around. It's just like well fuck this. And they just all take off running and finally the introduction of Dina maxing. Oh my God I was just about to bring that up like is what would this be. The the the inspiration for this concept is just basically poke them on but bigger bigger so what everyone in the arena could see back got imagine being in the nose bleed sections of a stadium and they're fighting with an honest and just fuck me. Who is the thing? Come on there's so many buff pokemon on I could see give you much. Yeah I feel like one of the designers sitting at desks. And They had a Toilet Pee pee on their desk a toy Johnson on their desk and they're just like I can imagine this. This idea being pitched like all right. How about big POKEMON? Oh you mean like a new bigger book on no you don't unquote does is hurting existing Bergeman but we make them huge plan design work. We just make them it. Just large boys just circling big on the whiteboard over and over again. I think I think so. Yeah they start running from the right on to national gang that are running from giants. APP does escape from that and we Cutler Jesse James that are running from John Alturas. Everyone's having a good time getting that cardio and Jesse James Run into keep outside and knock themselves out of it because of the next day. So they've just been passed on this grass for hours again but we come back to the pokey gang who are eating at this. Little Food stands and slow there in like a little chef out the old talk Yawkey and Shit and just like what's happening happening Atkinson coughing or just crying. 'cause Bobo source suggested that they might have been abandoned like they were able to wrong. It's just real. It was a very and then it cuts to them all like rats around everyone in liberal sleeping together. Something that was just a dream. Boat like wasn't so everyone wakes up. And we see Jesse James Pass out from running signs still they wake up and then they run to the phone booth. They saw earlier and they call their boss who we don't know yet but it's a leader uh-huh team rockets. Giovanni if you play the Giovanni voice is distorted. Yeah this really crazy voice disorder which isn't necessary because we've never met Giovanni Amani up to this point so it's not like we recognize it anyway. It's not doctor claw from or Mr K.. Doctor Claw from Inspector Gadget. And it's just like this crazy voice changer and in our like hey boss. We're in trouble. But I are routine. And they do the whole T- rocket intro through the phone and they even make up a letter letter or out of the phone cord just like no no. I'm not dealing with this book. Hewitt hangs you call me collect you make me me pay for this call waste my time. No don't love your point fucking which I love. How little time bullshit Listen to the whole thing though. Yeah he said that he secretly loves it. That's what he that's why he waited for them to finish. He loves listening to it so they say like all right. Boss is going to help us new idea. We're just stay inside the phone booth and then we're going to pull ourselves in the phone booth with the phone cable to the phone company. 'cause so it's going to be running this phone line and as you know what that's clever like. That's not a bad idea. Especially if they think there's Gye pokemon out there so then we cut to everyone's looking for each other like different shots of a different dates looking for everyone and as Jesse James are pulling themselves with the phone booth they. CPU Chew and actually how. Now's our chance to jump. We got this topic to and they realized it was just far away and as it got closer gigantic JIM skills. That's not the biggest shoe. A God. An an icon good and we see ashes gang running from a giant chart and see the pokemon gang run into a giant the giant blast off in the distance. Okay Squirrel. You're you're related till we wanted to go along okay. How racist not all think words are related? He did my only brothers are the Squirrel Squirrel Squirrel squad brothers. My opinions my Bruce City Council to like the job last Lewis. He's just like hey. Bro Words up employees. They turned around. And just start shooting with water cannons item on Notre. No chill is absolutely nothing so as a running away hide and they see a giant Venus or walk by and they try it again where it's like table or you WanNa you wanNA give a shot. Both or just goes four Batman family. I'm an orphan. Sweet you draw alright right. But he's just Batman. I mean I love him. Though we get Jesse James by Jack Caputo tops at this point like this is a twenty seven or no absolutes seventeen. So they're whipping out a lot of big maple commodity and game. Paul come on really early. So this is a great teaser for the game and as a running away they run into a railroad cart because like oh great now we can get away from it and they take off the brakes and you're launching in the back towards the KUBOTA. They're just like a block but then there's a cable there's a keeble wrapped around the card for some reason and it gets is caught between the Cupola tops lights and trim and as they're flying back down the track traveler John Kapoor tops and does when we see gets. I'd like to ask the gang walking out some mountainside cliff for some reason now and they're just like Oh. Hey what's that big dust cloud and they see the caboose tops in the railcar. Say Oh there's GonNa be trouble right as they say that the cliff there on crumbles and they fall right into the cart with Jesse James and write as they do. They've run into the big issue again and I'm GonNa say peak cheaper now because it sounds like a big issue and I don't like that big peak I mean we. We don't know it's political. cleanings shouldn't be that big in that extremely me so now all the people are in the car. Yeah can't they lift up the break. That likes broke off when they released it and So the real court slide on the rails get to John pokemon being dragged behind it and as the going we see the Pokemon Gang Ping Choon them running from the giant evolutions Shinzo bomb blast leaves chart Venus or and they run along side the car energy. Oh everyone's caught up how convenient and if the but we can't the pokemon catches are just too far behind. Like how do we slow down. And then we see a just a big ASS loopy loop for a mine cart which makes zero sense in in any universe. It's silly so they go through the big loop-the-loop flip around and I guess that kills enough time for the game to run up to the car and catch up and they jump on and once everyone's in their Jesse James just sorta like narrating everything. I'm like. Well now what happens. Well the cables probably going to break and it does We're probably be launched into the air. And they do and then we're going to hit something. The ZAP does now when they fled their disasters realize like. ooh It's a machine. We didn't just kill legendary bird. This endangered specie. There's only one of its kind and ad then we're probably gonNA hit the water and they do and it's at this point after they hit the water that we see just going by just as Polka pokey islands on it and we hear a woman like on a loudspeaker giving torrance like all right. Everyone if you look down the right side of the book you'll see some giant. Don't worry though that are all machines. It's all uh-huh ruins is all distributed millions of dollars drain everything's ruins and that's what I get. Giovanni getting another call hearing about POLKA lands being destroyed. And he's he says I put millions into why you're era crime. Lord what is going to have one legitimate business that you can launder all the money through. I guess so I mean it makes sense but yeah so and then we just get to the next scene and it's gang running to a beach city so I said all worked out business. There were no consequences for leveling entire part of life to the beach. I'm Outta here. I'm go to Brazil Yeah Patrick how is your vacation. It was great I went to Disneyland. I fought all the president's residence uh-huh and then I went to the beach and went home. Also just such a wild idea for theme park of just like if you're not supposed to be around the Gye Pokemon if you're supposed to say in the BOOB. Why do they all have to be like they seem? They seem to be aware of their surroundings. When stuff changed it didn't they were on tracks and also completely hostile goers or is it supposed to be like zillow where they're supposed to find each other and that's like a show for the parliament because rats Jurassic Park created the things then it all went wrong we should have learned? I mean it seems to be an economy based on what is essentially dogfighting so one. That's a good point and then the episode ends with slow. Poke you know finishing his day. Efficient on on that little rock in the ocean lifts up his tail. and seeing. There's a big old clam monster on it. It's now he's pro. Yeah my favorite is we've seen any OB is glowing blinding light and the form changes and all this and this is is literally says slow poke when the tail stone the water listen up. It's like oh I guess. I'm a slow Bro. Now a single tier running down his cheek as he's like finally finally I'm a man to be by now. I can use to lake's four. This has a negative dilution. Yes it's Dover's walking walking. I Love Blade. It's a babe laid golden silver. We get the Kingston comes slow king and that's the only game that ever uses it and then he had a mega evolution is slow goes inside the shell goes around him upside down and again he becomes a big babe late. It's while Saddam. I I loved incredible. You know there's someone at the POKEMON company who was like all right. We can phase Lobo Consulting. No I refuse at any. He cost on keeping this dumb idiot in his game which would probably be. I'd be that person he's taking. I love him. There are other ping poke months no PINKUS. He's dumb as the last one all right. We the POLKA rap up. Oh I completely forgot to talk about the poker APP. I am so sorry because the show was on five days a week for four kids kids that are like hey. Let's do one hundred fifty in the Polka wrap in a segment of five so we ended up getting the exact same poker up. We got for the last episode episode as we did this because it was a ten of those later or no five later so convenient but he'll those appointing little louise's side but that's seventeen. Yeah so now jump on over to episode twenty seven. Let's talk about fashion So our gang is on scissors street. And it's a place Where all the latest pokemon fashion ashes and there are some POK Mon beauty parlours and they're there because brock wanted to go there because there are also POK mon breeders readers on Scissors Street and that's what brock wants to do? Yeah and they pass by a store that that hasn't are on it well. It's a salon and the advertisement is a coughing and check ins all dressed up and then inside the salon. It's called Salon Row K.. And surprise it's just seeing James Doing Pok Mon Fashion Holy Shit I just realize roquetas just rocket that said fancy realize target. Jai those are two different stores. We're going to exclusive club. I'm wondering about that. How many pretty successful businesses have Jesse James started as a disguise and then abandoned the media? Just retire I mean James's rich so he has all that investment capital from Daddy Thirst Daddy. I want to open another store. Names well this one stick. We'll see daddy at least for twenty two minutes. Are you ever GonNa come back and Mary. Just Jesse see bill no absolutely not Daddy So they're doing the POLKA fashion and the POKEMON that they're working on on. They see themselves in the mirror and they do not like it. The Russia was actually kind of cute. Though trio's ugly Shit Poor Doug Tria Korea so then meow is counting money and he's like they're spending. You're spending too much money on ads. We need so make revenue and it's just just like a weird part where they talk about money for like it goes on just a little too long. It was really strange talking about how to get their start up off the ground so they can immediately abandon it. Yeah and the misty. Like maybe I'll get in line And then Brooke Doc sees the store that he was looking for He's like nervous to go in and he doesn't want to open the door but then misty Nash. Just walk in there. Like what are you waiting for. I'm on Percy and there's there's a girl in there her name is suzy and she's massaging chancy Hansi and then the guy who it belongs to comes in and he's like where's my chancy. Oh you look beautiful. Chance he's is all shiny and sparkly and new Ireland. These throw away characters like we never sued. He was a good fellow. I love this guy And then they see a Vo pick sleeping on a chair he's very pretty boy And then misty and Nash go up to it and suzy's it's like oh Don't touch him though. Miss what in then picks them up Animals what I'm too busy touching animal animal. You just told me not to touch. And then he blasts her with fire because this particular picks does not like to be touched by strangers. Much much like a cat feel like most people don't like being touched by strangers. phileas common rule a speaker. You're actually when they're sleeping. He's never been to museum or Strip club. Look but don't touch your whole wow and then brock introduces introduces himself to Susie. And he's like all flustered because she's cute and also like the best breeder and He's like Dublin is words and ultimately he's like please be my teacher and he also says he introduces her to Asha musty of as the sensational susie of scissor shree. which is you know? Is the only reason. The localization team picked her name. Is Suzy just for that. Line career we gotta get one end for tomorrow on Alta Muscle. We gotta do some for Pokemon. So yeah he talks about her accolades and how well she does with her breathing. And Her vol- picks is like the perfect model of of of what she does And then they sit down and they have some tea together and she says that Peachy was really pretty. He has a shiny coat and She says Oh brocker you the one that prepares as food. And then they're like. Yeah he is. He's he's the Best Pokemon Cook. I Cook for Pokemon Shit. Yes and then there are some snacks for the POK. Mon Pichu is eating one. And then the Volpe's comes up and sniffs and then P Q feeds it one which is very cute. Good And Suzy surprise she's like Oh. Wow volpe's only eats the food I make for him. What did you make it brock? And he's like Yes yes I did. Oh yes mommy and then misty ask susie about this latest flashy poke him on fashion and she's like. Yeah but I don't really like it. Because it focuses on outside rather than the power of what's on the inside of your Pokemon And then Ashen misty. Get into an argument about that about what matters more misty decides to take side UK to the Salon. The end badly side deck is not he does not handle any situation. Well anything no. He just needs a confidence boost of a makeover. He's put some lipstick on that boy or punched in the head to unlock his psychic power to to the level of city open his third and then Susie says that ever since the Salon Open Open. She's been questioning techniques and then ash and Brocker know what you're doing is great. What's on the inside? Really is the most important important and that is a huge theme in this episode. Really don't stop talking. which is an important lesson? They're really just going at it But so they decide to give a lecture on Pokemon care to attract more customers and to do this she susie gives Piquiachu massage and while misty is at the salon. The team the team rocket salon. everybody leaves too suzy's store and she has ash demonstrate massaging Pika choose electric sax on his cheeks his sweet little cheeks. I like to call the backs. I mean trick sex the electric sex. She also emphasizes that communication between poke him on a master's very important especially when you're massaging electric sacks from saks. The little balls in it's stored in the stored in the cheeks back with team rocket. I started the baseball commit. But you got their weird Christie was usually blue back team rocket. They're working on a poor squirrel. That has a wig gone. I'm sorry interview. These great and all this squirrel is gorgeous. I have the portal with the human wig. I love it. It's such luscious hair. Roses painted on the Shell. I is cute if it was just the roses. It'd be like a door bubble So they only have one customer waiting and it's misty inside Iraq and she somehow misty doesn't recognize them But they recognize her and they give her a makeover instead of sitek chicks pre cute. She's in some fashion And then Seattle blows their cover because again missed. He does not recognize them as he's like. What are you guys doing? It's the classic Clark. Kent if yeah glasses and meow meow is like what are you doing you should be should be grilling her about peak at you. Whereas the Pika Chew and that's when their cover is blown because there's only one in the whole world? PT Eh. Oh note the music. That's playing in Jesse James's shop the exact same music that plays during the look at tongue mini any game in pokemon stadium for sixty four. That's lodge into my brain but yeah what a reach. Yeah but so misty needs help so sidewalk runs back too. Suzy's place to warn them about what's going on And then they all run to to the Salon and the susie yells at team rocket about pokemon beauty. And it's the beauty that inside that's inside that counts again Once more in the meows just tells them what the plan was for the Salon. Make money and steal rare pokomo which is not great business practice clientele no people notice. It's about the return customers. They can't return if you steal them exactly. And then they're like if you give us your P.. Shoe will give you misty. And then Asha brocker like no. Let's fight but what if what if no thanks And then team rocket a presses a button and there was a battle stage built in their salon DU their intro and Jesse dress in a very princely sleep outfit and she looks amazing. Big Revolutionary Girl Tuna Vibes tenor a Tunisia. ATTUNING attune UNIA. It's been a long day and then James's dressed as a princess subverting gender roles as they always have been pretty good for the nineties. Yeah yeah it. It's never like ha ha these are these are idiots who are addressing lake girls and guys but wrong. They're like yeah we just rock these looks we just happen to be evil. This is just fashion. Baby there is a one up super banned from the US. Yeah Yeah those weird one that that is there's too much. Td's not in my Christian dogfighting in uh of saying surrender now or prepare to fight. They say surrender your taster. Prepare to fight twist on the song and then Dan they're pokemon come out and they're all dressed up still peekapoos ready to fight. Because he's all refreshed from the size and then peak. Get you hit them with thunder thunder thunder shock. It was thunder. I told you I didn't really play the game doesn't have any damage just paralyzed stupid. Well God njit away. Wow show I mean I can go. You know. I didn't take on your episode. Thunder shock is actually it's like ineffective and it seems like it's because of their clothes. It's a little unclear. They don't really talk about it And then coughing hits Pichu Angie. Oh Dude Gio dude is also there. The dude he He hits him in the face a slow and then susie steps in with Vol- picks to finish the fight fight and they argue more about inside versus outside and Volpe's hits them with a fire spin and it super effective and they're blasting gough again and then I wrote I wrote down. The quote acute exterior hides the Polka months true strength and then get shown like all the people in the crowd are taking the makeup off of their poke him on taking. They're cute stuff. There's a Paris with a foreign king crowned and I loved regally Shit and Paris deserves a little attention before that the how sad we to roof ride. And then they're back at suzy as you shop. And she says that They're grateful to them for helping her gain confidence in her techniques and praises brock on his composure. Hosur in battle even though he didn't do anything he did a seismic tossed that didn't work and and then she makes the decision to just abandon her business and also go on her own pokemon journey but without her. Poke Amman Volpe fix this is when she decides to give her picks to brock because she noticed that he is the only person that Volpe has been comfortable with other within her and he's on his way to be in a great poke him on breeder and then we see everyone chasing team rocket out of town owned l.. Episode Twenty Seven. I'm looking up at suzy. Ever appears again in the show. Because it's just like you you can take care of my pokemon. I'll get back to one day. And then she just never comes back. She died two days later many abandoned. Poke Him I'm on in the show. The Squirrel squad. She fell once pit traps and just died in their exposure. Oh my God yeah the Skurdal squad Doug Doug and then forgot about it but now they're fighting fires they don't check them anymore but yeah we we. We got some selects but by this this is it hits as good as it used to. Yeah yeah there's some from the Jelly donuts. Just the nonsense of Jesse James Anxious Boring. I is fun. I was really smiling the whole time. I Love Jesse and James I love I love it all. I love the cute cute babies. I love the the villains knowing now. It's all good talk Koi. How're you feeling revisiting? This this classic pretty good. I can't I can't stop thinking about. Did you know that VOLPE initially had a pre evolutionary for no. Yes that's our lead. Yeah you're just a smaller recuiter volpe. Six they get cuter okay so like in Japanese of all picks and Nine tails is there. Names literally translated six tales and nine tails and there was another one called three tails off at three and it was just smaller Mahler and looked like a little baby and then the developers like Nah. Let's make an ice-cream pokemon instead how about literal keys literally. Let's throw some straight up garbage. Yeah how about a bag bag of trash instead. Pig Shop Jimmy more trash. There's there's one of those leaked spice. There's an evolutionary line. That was just abandon completely but it's like a little electric tiger and I will never forgive them for not giving me now. Tiger boy cute. It did make a tiger legendary though that was a elliott yeah walks. There's not the same. This one's like a perfect sphere. Leo Higher what else. Oh there's a pre evolutionary form for zoo matt in the League sprites. It's just a ball with a single tooth and ways. I love that it can't hurt. Anybody has no other. TV can't effectively bite anything. It used to super ineffective splash high. Well do we just going to be sure. Yeah we have to say. But of course I'm on-board baby spoke him on his book yet classic. Of course I did watch it as a kid. If I was a kid did I. If I could go back in time the first thing I would do would be watch more pokemon. So of course I'm on-board the good ship and son Muna Peres really good in a number wait. Animation storyline actually Windsor Pokemon. A league so sounds sounds like the movie. It's also on that flicks wink sponsor easy to Walk Daddy Net flicks give us that money. Giving the body lease he's will sell out good. Rod was a good way to top off the four kids Thaad. Yes I'm happy. We ended on a good note. We needed a ringer. Because Oh boy we've watched some garbage whole man this this marathon was a real gamble but thank you so much for joining US coy This good run fun time so yet get where. Where can people find you online Koi? Oh I'm I'm mostly just Dick around on twitter. I'm at Koi. Dow with three Os. That's at K H D a o o o those until you find it and after party is fresh fresh out at at this point right. Yeah it's out on on the EPA game store and it's on. ps four and xbox. Yes and it's coming to the switch in a couple months so if you're someone like switch should hold out for it or just by multiple copies. I Dunno whatever you want to do. I'm I'm not sure that that's fine. Your Dad when you when you're done with the new pokemon you can you can hop onto after party. It'll be the poke Amman's after party. Do Their it works. It's just it's just Mr Mom at the bar with a glass of Scotch is like He didn't do it anymore. We can't talk so he's just like Mr. My Mister Mind. If if you have a show now that we're out of four kids marathon where we're actually going to watch stuff you send us now. You did so yeah. You can send anime recommendations to are we there yet at gmail.com or reach out to us on social media at our Riveria on twitter and instagram. 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Spoilers: Pokmon: Detective Pikachu

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Spoilers: Pokmon: Detective Pikachu

"Hi, I'm June. Thomas one of the co hosts of slates game of thrones TV cl- podcast every Monday slate will be recapping the final season of game of thrones. We'll talk about every big reunion every major and surprising death who's fit to sit on the throne. And of course, what will happen to those dire wolves. We hope you'll join us on this journey to the end of the show. You can listen and subscribe now by visiting sleek dot com slash game of thrones. Now, I see. Charlotte brady. Sir. What's? Hello and welcome to another slate spoilers special this week. We'll be spoiling the new live action Pokemon movie detective Pika chew. I'm june. Thomas senior managing producer of this late podcast network and host on the waves, and I'm joined this week by Benjamin Frisch. Hey, Ben and Daniel Schrader, hey, down Pika Pika, both producers for the slight podcast network. Alright detective Pika chew first before we begin before we get into the story and the plot and all of that. I just wanted to kind wants to kind of establish our poke him on bona fide is Ben how would you describe what do you know about poke him on? And when did you learn it? I mean, I was really into the games and the cartoon when I was in middle school. I just so three or four years ago. Exactly. No, really win. The whole thing started when Pok Mon red and blue came out the original games. And so I have. Fairly strong knowledge. Like, it's like, you know, when you learn a language a young age, like, you know, the names of all one hundred and fifty original poke or just like seared into my brain. I will never forget them. I've definitely forgotten much more important things, but I will forever. Remember that a Cuban of marijuana? Did it does Danielle what about you? What's your Pokemon knowledge? I would say I have a PHD in Pok Mon probably I have played every single main series game every generation, and I love all of them. I been playing I was a kid, and I just I don't know. It's one of my favorite things talk about one of my best friends. We just like video chat for hours and hours about like poke them on theories, and like reading Pokemon Pokemon x entries and talking about stuff. Like that. So sad I will establish my own Pokemon knowledge. I only started with polka Manco, and I don't have I've mentioned it yet because we have been talking for at least that second. But I'm level. Faulty. Thank you. And the an is the thing that I'm most proud of in the world because I've never made more effort to do anything else. Even though it did take me like two years two and a half years. Probably. But I know nothing whatsoever absolutely zero about the back story except for always having to ask you like what is this? Why is this shy? Why is this weird little symbols on it? So I only know like just the silly portable game mobile game. Whatever we call it. But I do still love it. And I'm a little bit obsessed. But now, we have to talk about this film, actually, one more thing before we get to the story and the plot and all that stuff. What do y'all think of the solve Musone send the setting of this world, this this the building of the world in which at least in rhyme city, Pokemon, and humans live together in perfect harmony. Did you enjoy the division that the movie provides of this world and the way that it lucht? I'm looking at you. Bam. Because you're a bit of an artist. I think the city is kind of stands for a lot of the problems that the movie has in that it is both this place that gives you all of this interesting new are detail like it's very blade runner. It kind of sets you in this place where like huge crowds of people and poke amount or moving around, and it's actually very impressive and really cool at first. And then like a lot of things in this movie. It just sort of drops away when it's not really convenient in the same way that so there's this kind of utopian place where poke Amman and people live together, in harmony, it's not established if outside of this city people in Polk Amman or like actively harassing one another, but within this city, it just serves to take that part of what Pokemon is off the table. This idea that Pok Mon the people are going to be catching Pokemon in the street, or whatever which I think was actually pretty smart from a writing point of view. And we should say before we get to Rome city. There is a scene the opening scene, which I guess is supposed to introduce us to the anybody who doesn't know what poke him on is to that concept of of the kind of traditional concept were Tim the main character on his buddy, go out on hunt for Pok him on in this bizarre world in which we actually interact live and in person. I adored that seen it really like hit me in the like childhood feeling jealous, which you say hit me in. Yes, I felt it in my jellies. Because it just it really captured. The magic of what it is to like what you would imagine your first Pok Mon catching experience is Tim and his friend or like in this field and just see this Cuban crying over it's likely. It's dead mother who skull it's wearing I which is Cuban backstory, and his friend just pulls out this polka ball, and it's beautiful like looks like it's nice and heavy feel like I just want to own it. And he throws it, and you get the whole like cinematic of him like the Cuban is clearly like, oh, my God a pulse coming and starts running away. And you get like the Cuban like not wanting to be in it and breaks out in like attacks him, and it just it really felt like, oh, this is the world that I've always dreamt of being in. Well, and and it's like there is an entire other movie that followed from that scene. That was a totally different movie because that scene has nothing to do with the rest of the movie just to establish what it could be like. Elsewhere, which is interesting in a way because it felt I don't use the word brave, although I just did. But that that's that's giving far too much credit to Nintendo Niantic, whoever or game freak game freak thank you or the Pokemon company. Yeah. Or the Pokemon committee who clearly whose IP is involved here because certain things that are essential to the world of Pokemon are to a certain extent kind of dismissed his maybe cruel catching Pokemon hunting Pok Mon also battling. Which is a big part of the the world of the game. Right. Yeah. Though, I will say in in this movie, at least the only battle. We get is like an underground illegal battle that like isn't supposed to be happening. So you imagine that there probably is some sort of like sanctioned like stadium battling going on somewhere. See my reading of that was that outside of rhyme city battling was normal. But the in this will things are a bit different where there is more equality between the whatever they are that that they're battling is prohibited. There definitely is battling. Because we do see the beginning. There some montage that has like a big stadium and see the posters Jota league. And things like that we see posters, but thou those could be from like another error. They do seem while they're old because they're from Tim's old bedroom. I definitely think I definitely think that it's is contemporary because like that's the whole reason to become a Pokemon trainer. Which was Tim's original thing that he wanted to do as a kid, but then the day of his eleventh birthday, which is when he's supposed to poke him on. That is as we'll find out is when the day his mom dies. And so like the that whole thing gets a wrench their. So he doesn't actually get his Pokemon and get to go on this trip. See I didn't realize that the eleventh they was when. Yeah. When a man becomes a pokey when a boy becomes a poke in his polka mitzvah. I see. I see I didn't know that this is where having some knowledge of the world causes you to miss the his polka. Dots portion. Exactly. So I think that like probably rhyme city is the place where there isn't a gym where there is. A place for him to like build up his stack of badges that he can then enter the Pokemon league with rhyme city's probably like a place that is established in opposition to that culture. Which makes sense. I personally love the aesthetic of rhyme city. I've I thought it was great. I wanted to live there. Like, I I just love the idea of like seeing all these Pokemon is running around like a little Joel tick just running along the electric lines and the like a mole and all the like, I don't know everything about them living with poke Amman in mid town. Yeah, it was like two it was a little crowded for me. I know I know, but I wish they'd been like there were a few jokes like the ones you just mentioned. But also like, you know, squirts alert firefighters that was pretty funny. But like we only had a couple of those. And then he did it wasn't clear like a lot of the film if it was good or bad. Well, and I also found it interesting like the abundance with which we saw certain Pokemon on like, it makes sense. Of course, that we're going to see a lot of squirreled charm, enter baba sore because those are like very known characters. But also, it's interesting to me because like in the games themselves. And in the world of Pok, Mon like, the reason that charm, inter and skurdal our special is because they are rare. And so like, that's why when you get them in the beginning of the game. You can't get the other two because they are such rare poke him on that like professor oak found. So it's just interesting to see how they like changed those types of things too just so that we could recognize them and things like ABM, which are not from different different second-generation, which actually the second generation the first generation Pokemon are actually designed a mostly at the same time. And they just chose the first hundred fifty to release, and then they released the second wave when they released the segmentation, I think second durations the best generation, I'll get off my, okay? Well, this is just too controversial. Let's get back to the movie because we should just kind of establish a little bit. So Tim played by Justice. Smith is the main character Ben sets us up where we so we do me Tim first of all doing like Wong guess last as hunt with his buddy who's worried about him because he's buddies leaving town, and Tim is like just his lonely doesn't have family. It seems like it doesn't have a Polk among companion. What do they call it him on partner, and he won't have any friends because he's friends of left tone. He's kind of in this. Zealous insurance adjuster for all the talk. This movie has about the relationship between humans and poke him on the actual nitty gritty details of how human beings interact with Pokemon is never established like there's all of this talk. It's like, oh, you don't have a polka Mon partner because just as Smith's character. Tim does not have a poke him on partner. But it's never, and it seems like other people do, but it's not clear what that means. Is it kind of like in his dark materials like to have a an Damon? Or why does everyone only have one because like in the games and stuff like you have up to six you can have at one time. And so if you choose your won who just stuck with that one like if I catch a Cuban is my first Pokemon, am I stuck with Cuban Americans forever? Because like, honestly, it's going to be a nightmare. Great, especially if I go up against a water type, you know. Well, and also one of the things, you know, in the world again of rhyme city, especially because it feels like it's a little bit of paradise for Pokemon like, they still don't have personal names. They're still Pika chew our scores fil or sidearm. They're not they're not individuals. Well, for the most part that that brings up something I want to get to at the end about where Pokemon going the die. But we'll talk about her they reproduce. But I guess there are lots of questions about how humans reproduced the aren't addressed in this movie. But Ben, let's get back to the story. So after that setup what happens so Tim gets a call from the rhyme city police department telling him that his father has perished or just that there's been a terrible car accident. Well, and we've seen like in a prior seen a cut away where like Mutubu is like kept in this job. And all the sudden he like bursts forth because he sees like a guy getting away in a car. And so he like flies after the car, which I didn't realize that MU two could learn fly, but he flies after the. Car and then like throws a Powerball or something Adam that's not a in Pokemon. I know and the car like flips and clearly like whoever is in this might have died. And then we come to find out that that was Tim's dad. Yeah. Yes. And so he goes to ram city goes to the police department talks to Ken Watanabe who seems to have no idea what he's doing in this. And then goes to his apartment where these to his father's apartment. And so this is where I I liked the first third of the movie, I think for a lot of it's kind of Noir detail like it really does kind of start out with this nor feeling the first time you meet the character of Lucy played by Kathryn Newton who that's known for from her supernatural days. She I I sort of thought that she was great in this. She's a she's a kind of hard boiled newspaper reports in. Yeah. In this kind of cartoony fund way, and she first appears in shadow, and it's like this very new are like woman steps into the detectives office kind of moment, but she's also strong and smart and playful like who's who framed Roger rabbit von meat, and she she somehow knows that Tim's father was involved in some kind of. Big story. And for whatever reason Tim is like not interested in learning. Anything about that pilot because he so it on his dad like he didn't have a good relationship with his dad as as maybe clear by after Cuban was the first poke him on that we met like the big theme of this movie is estranged fathers and sons, especially but so of generations. Well, and I think that like his like hatred of all not hatred. His like feeling toward his father is also tied up in his lack of getting Pokemon partner. When he was eleven like all of this is tied up in itself. You kind of find out when he goes into his dad's apartment like you get the flashbacks of his new see image of his mom, and clearly like, you didn't know this going into it. But I knew because eleven year old. That's just how it works. Like, you get like, oh, the reason that he feels this animosity towards his father and towards Pok Mon is because like this moment was taken away from him because his mother was taken away from right? And it's just so sad. Yeah. So he's he's this fall the whose houses visiting like you see the the the bedroom that he had when he was a kid, but he's not been back since he was ten years old. And now he's coming up on twenty one. But for so we're we're in the middle of this mystery. And then suddenly he finds in Harry Goodman's apartment a mysterious bile. Yeah. And so this is where the movie really kind of goes off the rails for me where it's like, he's searching through files, his dad's files that are like mysterious ancient MU fossil found or something which is like, by the way, if he had just bothered to read his father's files like the entire movie could have been skipped. But he he finds a vial of some kind that everybody calls are for some reason 'cause has the brush shape of an are on it. I guess, and it's like this sort of dark purple gas that when released it's kind of like paint huffing for poke Amman, I guess. Just makes them very angry and uncontrollable. And so the gas Tim releases a vial of gas, and the Pok Mon just kind of burst in or. So there are Pokemon kind of hanging out like some A-Bomb just kind of hanging out on the porch or in the what do you call that fire escape just hang in. And then they sniff this gas, and then they become like crazy mad monkeys slope before they like break into the apartment, helix praise themselves to the gas, and then he like is walking around the apartment, here's some scurrying. And then all the sudden it's there is Pika chew with a little detective hat on. That's right. I completely forgot to mention detective Pika chew and the odd thing which again, I didn't realize how revolutionary this was not knowing the back story was that Timken understand peak to like that is they can communicate they can talk like human to human, and I guess that in most cases, humans Pokemon, whatever their connection, they just they they're not mute. Comprehensible humans just here Pokomo making like Pika Pika just their name. Yeah. Except for me off in the anime who can talk in normal human sentences, all the other bokram on. They just communicate in their own words, and they can understand each other. But they can't understand humans. And I I think that I will say we haven't we haven't even talked about like the way the Pokemon look in this movie, which I hope we will. But Pika chew in this movie looks incredible. Like a for the for the animation. You know, Ryan Reynolds voice acting on him. I think that insofar as this movie works, it is entirely because of the digital performance of its own. I really think is the is like Pika choose is or so they're human, but they're also like more than human like it. Just very expressive. Yes. They're so cute. Yeah. Well, let's let's talk about more like you. Not just peak. But did you think that they they all what were there any that you were uncertain thought that most of the Pokemon in this movie were actively grotesque looking like they're in a in a way that I found really weird. But also kind of like, I don't know if this was intentional. I suspected it probably wasn't. But in the way that they've tried to translate these two dimensional anime characters into a world in which they could theoretically appear in the same frame as human beings they've made them realistic enough. So that they fall into this kind of uncanny valley area. And so. Saida like there's just some some quality about about it that just looks very odd. Not in a this looks like fake CG kind of way. But there's something. A little bit cathodic about it. Like, this is actually a mysterious creature that I don't quite want to know or understand L seem to look a little wet which is just the part of the CGI. I'm sure I personally. Yeah. Sure. They might have looked protest. I loved all of them. I loved it so much. I wanted more of them. I honestly would watch movie that was just a nature documentary about Pokemon or the the two today, we're coding this on Wednesday. And Ryan Reynolds did a little trick today where he tweeted out. Hey, the whole movies avail, you know, is available on YouTube. And if you follow the link, you basically get peak to doing aerobics for an hour and forty minutes, and it's magnificent. Honestly, it might be better than the real movie. But yeah, so I guess we should get back to the let's get by. But they do look amazing. And and like, I whatever qualms and quibbles I might have about the film. I would definitely see again forward that the experience of seeing them like being with them the this the fantasy of of living alongside. These oh, I m seeing it again hundred percent then anyway, we so the Bengals the past. I mean, I look I did not detest this movie or anything I do not need to see this movie again though, like moist for us. Exactly more seats for us. Okay. So the ours released, and we know that it makes the polka mongo. So the palm break in. They like wreck everything and so Tim and Jeff to run away. And then slowly like the are wears off on the palm. I thought that was great action. Seek those maybe my favorite one in the whole movie. I liked all of the action sequence. I don't usually see action movies, but just for various reasons I've recently seen vengeance and game. And of course, have been a ton on game of thrones. And they're usually the bits that I'm of twiddling my thumbs through. It's just not the bit that I enjoy and I actively enjoyed these. They don't go onto long. They're believable. There is this concept of like, winnable battles and different traits and different strengths that. I thought. It was really made sense. And I was genuinely entertaining an felt kinda real and you also had that feeling of peril which is very good to have when that's what's what they're trying to achieve. Okay. So then what happens? So then he realizes that. Like something must be up with this are so he and Pika chew they go get some coffee. They talk about it. Pichu loves coffee in this movie tank in enough. And then they go back to the apartment. Go to bed. Wake up the next morning and Pika chew has apparently said if the whole night and just does the whole like crazy yarn, connecting all my clues thing that doesn't really lead anywhere. But like is funny, and they end up going to CNN, which is the news network of rhyme city to visit this report who's really just an intern who writes list, apparently an unpaid intern which I did not pay your intern turns deserve it. And so they he just like gets into the TV studio while like, I don't. Understand how that happens because like it just seems like, Nope. Nobody was checking his any names of the door. He just walks in and is like watching them film a segment on a very poor security at CNN, and that was another revealed another kind of confusing area of Pokemon life because at CNN. Sorry. CNN CNN CNN the were Pok Mon who were who a job, right? Knock Tillery like clearly helping with the camera crew. The squirrel is like squirts water for the man to come in MAPA. Yeah. Important job. But then there are just companion Pokemon who had just there like with their partners. Then like do those Pokemon that are just there as staff do they get a salary. Paid interns. I mean, come on this just lack of clarity on the the economic you think about it all Pokomo moaner, unpaid interns. Wow. Oh god. We're about to get to the capitalism. Criticizing of this story. Well, I I didn't see any berries. That was no don't actually one thing. I did love seeing is. There was like a montage of poke Amman and humans over history, and they showed like cave drawings, and they showed the addiction like hieroglyphics and imagery of Pokemon and what I loved is in the cave drawings. It was clear that like the human was giving the Pokomo on what's called an April corn, which is actually like the precursor to an actual polka ball. And it's actually what polka balls were. I made out of there were made out of April corns. And so it was really cool to just see that like little nod to a very specific part of Pokemon lore. Come through in that moment, did not get that needless to say, I know I know it's interesting, but so fast, and so we're NCNB, and that's when we finally meet the potential like the big bad, the big bad of the story. So we meet Bill Nye he playing Howard Clifford and Bill Nye nice. You we meet Bill Nye playing Howard Clifford, the CNN. Nate. He's basically like the dot robot. Robotic he's basically the Rupert Murdoch and his son Roger Clifford play by Chris gear better known for the worst the worst, which is such a good show. So clearly we see them like fighting and were set up to like, oh, Chris is the bad guy. The sun is the bad guy. Daddy issues. Exactly, we think it might be Roger Clifford the son of Howard Clifford how for play by Bill Nye. So after we meet these people Lucy, then takes Tim back to her office, which is just clearly a closet of some sort. And she shows him a bunch of other vials of our that she has collected and says that she found them near the duck. So that's when we get to go to the doc and get the Mr. mime scene, which was so fun but loved the Mr. mindset that scene though, with scary to me because so this is seen where you know, in Mr. music character in Pokemon, go a European regional who is a is a mime, and it was great that they had to get in. Information. And mister mind was the only the character. They're the only poke him on there. And so they would try to get him to speak, but he's a mime. But then the way that they did it was to kind of threaten him with mime and they were like dosing him with gasoline. And then like miming lighting a match like that was legitimately straight up. Terrifying. Them very cruel. I mean, I loved it. Because like, yeah, it's cruel. But at the same time, if you think about it like all of this mime, and so like even the pain that he would be inflicting upon himself is mime joke. Pain like this. It was all for comedy. And so that's what I love about it when Tim was like, okay, fine him in a meat has got on his level. And like opens the invisible dry. Right, right. Gets the invisible gasoline. Can I think it's fun yet escalated quickly aired for that? But it was really cute. Yes. But what did they learn from that? That's where they learned about the lights. Oh, right. So right. So then they went to the underground battle emporium and Pika Pichu has a battle with HR czar d-. Yes. So they they go to this underground battle place. It's not actually underground. It's underground in the sense. It's like, yes legal. Yes. And there's diplo. Is there for some reason didn't catch? What are the what are the po- come on that like make sound those are? Well, I believe. Oh, yeah. You're right. Those are allowed to read they were not explode, which is the final evolution. But. Yeah. Those are allowed to okay. So he's using those two I guess play music while also people battle poke them on a legally. Sort of one of the head honchos notices Tim and the detective chew and apparently his dad has had some dealings here. And so right and he's upset because that Pika chew harmed his Char's art on his coat and so this head honcho guy. He's he owns a chart. I guess he has a tattoo of charred on his chest. Which as I said before we started taping is just like a little bit too on the nose. I think. Yeah. Very tacky. And so for some reason Pika CHU is very excited to get into a battle with this charred, which seems a little crazy even for as feisty and fun is this little Pika CHU is not a great idea, especially because just before the battle somebody. I don't if it's the the tattoo guy breaks open, some are and makes the charred bonkers. It is the tattoo guy. He does break open the R N. The other reason it's crazy is because like Pichu has been suffering from Asia this whole time. So he doesn't mention that. Because we have an easy to right. So like he doesn't actually remember his moves. And so we get this moment where it is actually useful in terms of the next budgetary sense. If you don't actually play Pokemon and all the moves where Tim lists like, oh, well, these the Muzy can do Pika chew. And so you should do this one try volt tackle and pictures like I can't do full tackle little knock me out, which is weird. 'cause he also doesn't seem to know how to use his moves. 'cause when he gets in the battle with jars art, he's then just running around and doesn't really know what to do and it just scared. He has performance anxiety. It's like as I hear there's a problem that men have when they go into the bathroom stadium. And there's just a big trough. I hear this a causes a similar problem. That's what I hear. I don't know. I've I've never experienced them. I'm not shy about using public restrooms. I think everyone should just do it. But anyway, so then Tim is like, well, I got to save peachy. So he hops in the ring to because he knows that this chart is like zonked out on our he saw the tattoo guy give it to him. And. So he basically like grabs the charts tail and starts stomping out the tail flame. And that disrupts everything. But then the tattoo guys like, oh, no, I need to hop in here and stop what's going on to save my chart and his chart ends up knocking him over. And that like crushes all of these vials of our that he had in his coat, and then causes the entire room to go crazy because there's tons of Pok Mon, right, right? Yeah. And so everyone, it's all crazy. Everyone's running to get out and Tim and pitcher like I don't know what to do at one point a aquarium with a magic are in it breaks. And you just see this magic art flopping around in my I was no magic are like it. It can't breathe. What's like got actually worried about it? And so then Pika choose like, you know, what magic art can evolve into Garrett. Oh, so just needs a swift kick. So we like throws the magic carpet, and it just does nothing at splashes because that's a magic art does. And they're about to get like roasted by the chart, and then all the sudden the Garretta's evolves, and it just looms over. Char's art, and does some sort of water attack that flushes them all out into the street. And that was cool. Like, it's it's it was very smart of them to make the Rb like a relatively short work drug. You know like it wears up pretty quickly. So we don't have to overwork any of these plotlines like they get flushed out by the Gerardo season. Then by then I was the entire plot was under work. Mean, so we should say this movie has four writers credited only four I thought it was more like seven. I mean, I'm sure that they're plenty of other this, but you know, one of the problems with this movie is that the mechanics of you know, to us to borrow a term from fantasy literature like the magic system is not clearly laid out like if you have no idea what Pokomo on our or that they evolve like that's not even really explained. And why magic carpet Volve at this point? Like, it just it it doesn't ring. True. It just rings us convenient. Yeah. So there's not a lot of tension. Now. I think anybody who had I mean, I think even the I mean, I don't have mentioned. But I'm liberal faulty. So I mean, obviously, I'm pretty expo in Polk. Among, but I would not have I I barely understood what was going on. So I think anybody who didn't have a sense it didn't know anything about the Pokemon system would be. Completely an ode silly. But then they wouldn't go like this is it's bios Floros. Yeah. Exactly. It's not it's not for people who don't know or care about Pokemon set for a few parents, probably. Yes. So after the big gear does incident, Tim, and you get taken to the police station where we see Ken Watanabe again and still confused wise. They're totally. So then after that, Tim goes and meets with Bill Nye's character, a right because Tim thinks it is Tim has been told that his father is alive and Ken what's an obvious like he's dead. And he shows him a film like surveillance film of the accident, and like nobody can survive that. And so then Tim's like, okay. But then he goes in the meat spill Nuys some negatives by how it Clifford who is basically the king of rhyme city, the founder, and the unofficial mayor, and their how quickly is in a wheelchair shows him, a very complicated. Like what you call a growing graphic, reconstruction and. We see that actually MU to appeared on maybe caused the accident. And then apparently like just. Immolated his father awry on. Well, he looks like he made Pika chew lose his memory and thanked Pika chew for doing something. Right. And then kidnapped the kidnapped his father, right? And so he's like, oh, my dad is still alive. Yes. So that prompts him and Lucy to hop in the car with their to poke Amman which sidewalk and Pika choose interaction, this whole movie are so cute. I let them like they should just do a buddy comedy together. So they all drive out to this science center where we saw the mutual explosion happened. Right. And they like break in get in there and Lucy and Tim start exploring and see that like, oh, they're doing genetic testing on Pok Mon to try and like manipulate evolutions or manipulate powers. There's like these series of green ninjas who were there who seem to like have superhuman capabilities, and there's like a a little terrarium for these Tortora who were like turtles with like entire worlds on their bags. And so then as they're explore. That Tim and peak you go off on their own and find the MU two lab and start clicking on some files. And that's when we get another weirdly specific holographic that you're like, what's how was this made? I don't get a lot of this movie is exposition is told through flashbacks way that is bad. Yes. Yes. It does the same is true of Warren peace. Let's just say I mean, I think this is of the Pokemon equivalent of foreign PS. It's the warranties of our time. Yeah. And so then that's when we get to meet, our lovely Rita ORA. Who is the head? Scientist non American singer Rio Rita ORA, Dr Anne Lawrence. Yes. And we realized that she and her crew of scientists have been experimenting on mute. We don't really know. Why yet or how genetic cool something that they're trying to drag him you choose DNA? And that's how they end up getting our which is like extracted from U2.. And it's unclear exactly how the are comes from you to or how they like the are does this thing that they need it to do. Do and but it does because plot. And so then all the sudden the gr- ninja get released. It seems Roger Clifford has released all of these Grenada and are now attacking and chasing everyone so Lucy Tim cytokine Pika chew have to run out of the building and get away from them. And all the sudden they're like getting chased by the Grenada and finally UK releases his power because site up is just this like harmless Pokemon on that does nothing until all of a sudden headache hurts so bad that he releases this shock league of psychic energy that just like disrupts everything around for like, it seemed like a fifty mile radius or something. Yeah. I console relate to that. I think I might actually if I if we're all secretly poking on. I think I might be a duck. Yeah. So the tour Tara Tara thing happens, and that's when peaks you gets hurt. And so it's right. He gets hurt and they see a Boba Ord nearby, and Tim was told by Pika chew earlier that like Pokemon calendar. Stand your words, but they can understand your feelings. And so he expresses his feelings to this while bubbles or that's like I need to find. Healing pokemon. So in my mind, I'm like, okay, great. They're gonna find it like a wild chancy. This is very exciting. And so they like these wild bubbles or appear and start like walking off with Pika chew, and Tim and they're like, no, I'm sorry. This you can't come with us and solutions like I'll meet you back at the car. So they go along this like into this like wooded area who see a bunch of little moral come up, and you see some like comfy in the treason stuff. These are all Pokemon names. And it turns out that they're bringing him to mute who's been hiding kind of nearby, but not like in a very obvious place. And all the sudden, we're like, oh, great mutual is here and me to like, thanks Pika chew for bringing the sun to him. And then all the sudden, and we think oh my God Beka too is is a is a quisling. He's he's he's betrayed Tim, Tim. Yeah. But turns out he hasn't though he don't know that yet. But so it seems like Roger Clifford than appears the son of Howard Clifford appears and like has these robots that capture immu to and put him back in the whole, basically. Takes him back to rhyme city, which is not established that robots are capable of doing that in this one. No, those are those are those are just like real. We didn't get a magnet or Magna might or Magnusson this movie. Erasure? Exactly. So then we go back to rhyme city, but Pika choose like, oh, I remember doing this. But like, I must be a bad guys. Like go on without me. Right. So Pika chew kind of goes off on his own research quest while they had back to the city, and when they get to rhyme city. This is a nice meta reference because it's almost like it's Thanksgiving Day parade in New York City, and they're all these balloons many of which of course, are poke him on just like Pika chew at less years. Macy's day parade was like a gang or there's a charm ender. There's yeah. Yeah. There's snow relax and the, and so, you know, wonderful. We we recognize this situation. Oh, yes. It's a big crowds, blah, blah. And then we learn, and I'm realizing I'm very very vague on the plot that how that how would know that cliff that how Clifford is actually an evil mastermind, and he is. Yeah, I know, and he has you know, like the the tip. Michael, you know, mental connection on and he's actually connecting himself up to MU to to try to revive his, you know, wells with a body. No, it's not even to revise with their body. It's literally to take over the body of that he is now controlling MU too and like has transferred his consciousness into this Pokemon because it's the strongest poke it is. Yes, the strongest being well, it's those. Spoke them on. Mythical Pokemon, which I don't really understand how he has all these posters of like, Mick Pokemon on his walls, if they don't really exist or if they do anyway anyway. So then mutants like, basically just reckon everyone shit, right? And he it turns out that like all of these balloons had been filled with our gas Sach. And so as Howard MU too is explaining the his whole like evil plot to us. It turns out that MU two has this special power where he can transfer the souls of human beings into poke on. But only if the Amman are like nodding control of themselves hints, the need for the are. So then our gets released upon the entire rhyme city population and MU to just like crashes out of the CNN like upper story window and just starts zapping people and turning them into their Pokemon companions which gets to a. Yeah. This this is just a moment where I can feel the screenwriters like drafts colliding into one another. I like the idea that the you have to have the the arm aches poke on uncontrollable, but also in order to control them. They have to be uncontrollable on the are. It's it makes no sense. And as forced Whitman our colleague pointed out to me on the way back from the screening yesterday. This is just the plot of the nineteen Ninety-one. But manner of the nineteen the first it's the Tim, I Tim Burton Batman like with the gas in the in the balloons. Yeah. But then like this leads to the question that I have which is what happens to all of these people's bodies. Because it is a rapture because it seems like their bodies get put into the polka Amman's bodies. But like Bill nightspot he doesn't do that. When he gets transferred into the consciousness of Mutsu because it's like some other way. But then metoo has a special power where he can like put humans souls end seems bodies into poker. On. But then that makes me wonder like do Pokemon have souls because if they do then like are they getting like overwritten, or are they just an empty husk that needs a soul? And so the poem like the human goes into it. I guess my question is do all Pokemon go to heaven. Yeah. This is this is just not answer. This is one of the great, you know, just announced the question of the film. And I think really the biggest one this is by the souls of Pokemon so Pika chew. This time is like still out in the wilderness. Like, not feeling that he's a bad, man. Yeah. Pokomo about Pokemon, and so he stumbles upon the crash site and finds a Grenada throwing star realizes that. Oh, no, the image that we were shown by Howard Clifford wasn't actually what happened and MU to is actually a good guy in so peekapoos, actually good guy. So he like runs back to the city on super speed is just like game of thrones where he manages to to like cross massive oceans in light thirty six had like previous scenes where he is said like it takes. It's like one thousand steps for every one of mine for one of yours. So that's fine. Yeah. But then he like ends up back in the city just in time to like join in the battle and fight against MU to and as he's funding in some U2.. Tim finds Roger Clifford the sun tied up in Howard office. Right. You find out the guy's been masquerading as Roger Clifford is actually Howard's Pokemon companion a Ditto. And that's why he's always been wearing these sunglasses because Ditto can transform everything except for his eyes. And it's really weird thing where like this Ditto can be like people I did not like that. Now, I think that they explained that away by saying that this was a special genetically modified Ditto or something. Canonical? I don't think that they do that. No. Well, it also is weird because like the are seem to work differently on the data that until every other Pokemon in that like the are made did, oh like go crazy, but then like turned into five different things, and then just turned into a pile of slush, right? Which is just very weird murdered it. Yeah. Oh, the Ditto died for sure. The like there were Pokemon on harm to the making of this move till ten. So then we find out that like, yes Howard has been the villain all along. And we knew it and actually Rogers a good guy. And so they like fight against the mmu to Tim like rips, the the like the headpiece thing. Roy thing. Yes. Off of Bill Nye's head it causes Mutubu to like wake up and become himself again. And we don't really know what happens to Bill Nye. But we assume like prison forever. Yeah. It's the the ending really just I mean, it's funny as you described the plot. And I mean, we saw this movie less certainly less than twenty four hours. I'm not going to do the math but less than twenty four hours ago. And I was just like, oh, wait what what I mean? I was paying attention. I was wasn't distracted. I was liking it. And I just I mean, it doesn't it doesn't make sense. But it also doesn't matter. I left the movie thinking, oh that was great. But yeah, it doesn't stand up within the part that I even left thinking what the was the once the the evil reign of of how Clifford has been dispense with we then have to kind of figure. Okay. How can we fix all of these dreadful things that he did? And the the chosen method seems to be that MU to like shook and turn back time. And so eventually, he's. Seems am I wrong and thing that he'd just essentially like joins the club? I don't think he turns time I think he just reverses the thing. He did. Yeah. Yeah. I guess that's right. Like power again. Yeah. Very vague. Yes. X Makia, right? Okay. M? We learn an off camera late. They didn't like the firm that has fantastic CGI like they didn't do anything. At least that. I notice touchily show the actual hurry Goodman, kind of coming out of the peak itchy, right? Like, we haven't even gotten to that. Yeah. Yeah. So like it turns out that his dad has been with them all along because Pika chew count talk. It's that power. He's bought Harry, Sola, whatever it is. We're we're saying, so let's note of the mechanics of the movie, but this is clearly what it is. No. They did say so sorry to so that our soul has been impeached. You that peekapoos? Choose woods have been Harry's woods effectively and that this bond between Pika chew, and Tim was actually Harry, and Tim, but we've gone why why does that mean? That they can talk. We'll get doesn't. And that's also unclear because like it seems like maybe the like when they get transferred into their bodies like some people can understand each other. But not that they'd never understand that can make the metaphysics of our unclarified. I feel like such a grouch. I'm sorry. I like such a crowd. Here's the thing. We can do this. We can pull it apart. And we can also say this is a movie for like five year olds. Right. So like probably for me to the that have to take them there found it a little I I found it thinking that maybe it was be a little stressful for really young kids. You see, I don't know children. I wanted that too. Because like there are this thing with moms and dads and separation also felt like a source of follow this children, especially but feels like a source of stress. Yes, anxieties you said, but also in the end like it's all they love each other. And they realized the bond was unfair. Fairly and we find his dad is actually Ryan Reynolds. Right. Like, I did kind of like, actually. But that's because I'm here. It's really interesting how they seem to kind of close that door on a sequel like part of me. I mean, the idea that Ryan rental or that the pitcher was going to be his dad the whole time that had been floating around since the first trailer dropped because it's so obvious. But I was like, oh, that's probably not the case because it seems to obvious and also then they can't keep making more of these movies. And so I mean, I wouldn't say I think it's an admirable quality that the movie ended the way that it did. But it's nice that this movie had an ending that just wasn't just like, stay tuned for the next one, right? No. I I agree with that. And I also fail. I don't think you're saying that there's no way we could ever have another Pika chew movie are another Pokomo movie because clue that is very much. On the cards, but just with, you know, not not the same situation the same scenario, and we should say the movie's name is poke them on detect. So maybe they'll do some kind of anthology thing. And the next one will be like bulldozer on. What's a good job? Barbara Bill bazaar. I mean, I don't know. Yeah. Exactly. Barbara ball. Bizarre. I like it civil engineer skurdal, I would think more like landscape design Boba sors any of those. I think would be a blog Queen jinx. We know we don't talk about jinx. No, we we've I think we've really pulled this movie apart in all the ways that we can. Well, okay. We could all go on for another. But we shouldn't. So let's just skip to the to the traditional final question, which is would you recommend this movie to others? You've been the grossest Ben. So I'm going to ask you, I would you recommend this movie to tells make it a two part question too. So playful adults A B children. I don't think that I would recommend it. But I wouldn't stop people from going to see it like this movie seems to exist outside of like people are going to see this movie, regardless of its quality. I expect that this movie is going to make a billion trillion dollars. And you know, there are definitely worst movies that could have that could happen to. Yes. But on a personal like critical level like this doesn't really work. But it's also not torturous. Yeah. If you find yourself going to it you won't have the worst time in the world. But I can't personally recommend it Daniel run everyone goes, it's amazing. I loved it so much take me to go. See it. I will see it with you. I'll tell you all the things that you might miss. I think okay. Yeah. I'm being a bit hyperbolic. I think if you've never heard of Polk Amman or you've only like ever seen it in passing. No, you're not going to have fun. But like if if poke wanted something from your childhood, or if you as a child are currently enjoying this endless listening to this special. Good on you, go see it. You're going to have a good enough time. You will enjoy yourself. I'm ready to go. See it again at least once maybe twice just because like it's a fun world to live in. And that's really what I'm here for see. That's why I would recommend it. Because I clearly we. Established. I partly forgot or just didn't even take in gigantic portions of the plot. But I- doesn't matter one bit because I just had so much fun seeing humans and Pokemon interacting just trying to figure out like so wit, they their pets. They there like slaves like just wondering what the relationships were just all the questions about are. They workers are they volunteers of they've been, you know, just all of these questions that came up that I enjoyed thinking about like, I would go and see it just for the Lukava again. And and to have more of those kinds of questions like sparked, but I agree. The plot doesn't actually make most, you know, the put him on games are kind of uniquely utopian in in the way that they posit the relationships between human beings and poke them on and in some ways, I kind of wish this I mean, this was obviously not going to happen. Because even as weird as this movie, isn't some. Ways eventually conforms to the final, you know, the marvel style giant piece third act thing, but like a smaller more episodic actual Newark movie that was actually about exploring these corners of the city in people's relationships with poke Amman like that would be a really fascinating fun movie. I think agreed. I couldn't agree more. All right listeners. Thank you very much for sticking with us. Please subscribe to the slate. Spoiler specials podcast feed. And if you liked the show, please rate and review it in the apple pug fest store, or wherever you get your club. If you have suggestions movies or TV shows, we should spoil are if you have any other feedback you'd like to share please send it to spoilers at slate dot com. Our producer is done meal Hewitt. Under engineer is merit. Jacob. Thank you for listening.

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Prequel to Episode 218

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Prequel to Episode 218

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Are you excited. I am because we have a great show in store for you today. We are going to be talking about all the things we missed from jaws three D plus. We're going to talk about the movie that we're GONNA be watching next week. which was the first stop on our? How did this get made tour at the Wilton Theater? We are in your neck of the woods right now. Go to H._D._t._v. g._M.. Info Dot Com for tickets and all that kind of good stuff I will give you some more information about that in a second but enough about me. Let's get to you and another song from the Amazing Bombay Beach Survival which did our opening song as well hit Bombay beach survival aw all right that was Bombay beach revival like I mentioned earlier they're doing every song mini episode and I apologize to them for Miss Labeling them in the last last episode thing. I just called them Bombay Beach Anyway. We are in store for a little explanation helpline. You give me questions I give you answers about your life your job anything and everything and let's hear what Andrew from South Carolina has to say all dangerous from South Carolina China. I have been in a fairly new relationship with a woman about three and a half months. <hes> it's going very very well. She's amazing <hes> and he's into me and things are great. My question to you how to soon or how late is too late to tell someone that you're in love with them. I think since since our second date <hes> I've known it we haven't said it yet curious what your opinion by Andrew the correct answer to this is at our live show in South Carolina next week do that at the live show now. This is an age old question. I'm going to ask Devon and cody to get on the MIC for this. When is the right time to say? I love you on age old question. They don't think literally has a good answer getting it specific to the relationship. What do you guys think Davick on? I mean if I'm answering honestly about me. The answer is way too soon. I'm just always rushing into it because you know it's like you saying you know on your second date. You know that you got those feelings and so I personally don't hold it in. I they've let them know. I'm on your side. I do that <hes> I mean I've dated in fifteen. I think at three months like that's I think you're pretty solid your pride identify that you're you know partners point so I think it's like you could say I feel like I'm falling in love with you. I think it's don't expect it back. Don't make weirdest kind of like the big right you have to kind of move through it. If you'RE NOT GONNA get it back but yes and give the person a chance to get out but here's my question. Why are people so freaked out about the it's not saying it's not saying I wanNA marry you? It's like I WANNA have kids. You're saying like hey I mean. I know it's a we. Is it that weighty because they feel like that's a little bit like built up in movies. I love you. It's a big thing right but it isn't it okay. I love my friends. I love a lot of people in my life. Animals pets fear of rejection right at least for me and I want to say it. I don't know I I hope they want it back and that's the thing where it's like. I think the older you get to your like well. I'm going to say it. I'm gonNA tell my friend I love them. Actually I have no problem telling my friends. I love all the time you and your friends are as deep relationships deeper it because you've known them forever yeah. It's a weird thing. It's like but it's like I think society is built up that I love you in such a way that it feels like well if this mortgage. We've been hanging out with the person for three months. Well what's going on what is going on then that's my. The three months it's like do you guys want to keep going or not and you probably are in love with that. Yeah exactly it's good yeah. I think that's a good thing it's connections all right. It's like a year and you don't say at that's too long. We've answered your question effectively. Come to the last show all right <hes> Lor of the DROID Hey Paul this is Laura from Detroit longtime listener first-time caller <hes> need your help on something <hes> long story insurance I can get it. My husband and I have been married now for six six years and throws six years. Both of our parents have been very very excited about the idea of grandchildren I mean I have boxes of baby clothes in my closet. <hes> do not have a baby but that continues to happen but you need to get go to close <hes> kind of good stuff now. Laura gets cut off here but we found out that she wanted to know how to tell her in laws to stop sending Bay because they don't have a baby whoa Laura when you said you don't have a baby. Maybe my jaw done dropped. That's crazy. I mean that's not UNU- here's what I say and this is me just avoiding conflict Paul Scheer which is get them baby clothes and bring him right over to Salvation Army. We get rid of him. My mom once gave me a toy car from my son like not like not a play one but like a big giant one when he was like three months old but it's like an eight year old car and she's like where's that car. It's an storage fucking. It's not it's not anywhere because the I don't need to keep it. Just get rid of it. You don't have a baby you give it to a baby in need. That's what I would say. Give it to a baby. Don't worry about it. Don't tell them to stop because then you create a whole thing. Would you career that two guys. If you tell them to stop then you have to the debate definitely definitely I mean right yeah right cody I mean could he's agreeing with me as a woman of a certain age whose mother keeps asking her about baby hard conversation and you'd have to please stop and they don't stop so yeah. I just get those calls away to babies babies need them and you're doing a good service and you're and in in weirdly your in laws are helping babies and needs to the cycle continues a circle of life. Hold those close up above your head just like Simba and give them to somebody else else on. Here's the funny thing the number for this call line at six one nine P. A. U. L. A. S. K. six one nine Paul. Asking apparently women are giving out this number as a fake number two dudes and and we're getting adding some pretty funny texts from guys trying to connect and I'm going to say as Bravo Ladies Bravo so keep on giving out that number six nine P. A. U. L. A. S. K. and maybe we'll start reading some of the best <hes> like booty called text and they still call a booty call. I don't know I'm a big fan of that. Tommy Davidson movie so let's say I'm not. I've never seen it anyway. Bombay Beach revivals doing all the music for this. If you'd like to grace's with an entire episode of your tunes send send them to us. At how did this get made it clear Wolf Dot Com to send them on over to US and like I've been plugging nonstop we are doing big shows. Were on tour right now. We're going to be in South Carolina North Carolina Virginia. Oh my Gosh Josh D._C.. Philly New York Boston Montreal. If you bought tickets for the Early Show in New York we're going to give you a discount code to come to the second show for half price. How about that? We also running competitions for all of our southern southern shows. If you <hes> funny little <hes> picture that we put up on our twitter page we can give you some free tickets there so much good stuff. Make sure that you are checking out our Instagram H._d._T._v. g.. M. And our twitter and our facebook will be <hes> launching a couple more promotions as we get closer to the dates and big news everybody a ten A._M.. Today Friday ten A._M.. At the Largo website they'll be tickets released four the Hobbs in Shaw episode of how did this get made. That's right August twelfth. It's a Monday eight thirty. Largo tickets go on sale today at ten A._M.. Largo Dash L._A.. Dot Com Hobson Shaw June Jason Me Adam Scott. Maybe the Rock no the rock won't be there although we were invited to the premier so we're getting closer to the prize. We're getting closer to the prize every single time all right so that's all I got to tell you about that. <hes> <hes> last week we saw jaws three d where we talked about a killer shark and this week. We're watching a movie where we're going to talking about. A killer man in a little film called Dead Fall Fall. That's right dead fall. Starring Nick Cage Cage rage is back. What is it about well I._M._D._b.? Says when Joe Loses his dad in a sting he contacts his dad's twin Lou who has a major sting planned lose helper feels threatened by Joe and whose conning who are confused. Well let this trailer confuse you a little bit more nights hall general. I like to Sound Hi Card. I'll tell you who I am a little card attilio yours do this once before backfired. The sixty grand carrot nine million dollars worth the price seduced me. In anything goes wrong. Jillian okay did fall is available on youtube or Amazon prime for two hundred nine or Voodoo for free. You check your local public libraries. We can find these movies for free as well. Let me just tell you one thing. <hes> Nick Cage actually did a sequel to this movie. That's right not the full film but just this character has been equalized. It's the character Eddie <hes> anyway. I hope I hope you enjoy this movie. I don't know if you will <hes> all right. Let's get into a little something I like to call corrections emissions Bombay beach survival ticket away all right. This is the time for corrections and emissions. We have called the Ear Wolf message boards remember them there where everybody gets on there and says what we might have missed from the show where we were wrong and we put them up to you to tell you a little more about this movie. This classic film Jaws Three D and Let's see what people are saying on the boards chunk style rights. One thing that was very clear from this movie is that Dr Morgan absolutely pick the right career path to be a marine biologist. She's a huge joyous reaction to finding out that both dolphins at survived that has about a minute after seeing her co worker fried and eaten in front of her not to mention thing the body of Fitzroy in the shark's mouth. I say reaction to the baby. Shark dying was also a lot stronger than towards any human tragedy the happened. My absolute favorite part of this is when they added what sounded like a lion's roar for the shark. Oh you know what we didn't talk about that. You're right chunk style way to go. I like that Dr Morgan not a big fan of people but a big fan of dolphins Jimmy Rights. I have never been more in love with Jason Than when he talked about his fanny pack and its contents well join the club <hes> Jason. I got a lot of great feedback in our bag talk segment. This is a continuing segment on the show Joe goes into pants hairstyle and bags this for the show is slowly morphing into how did this get worn <hes> but we appreciate it and for all of you asking. I don't know why you're tweeting at me. What bags that you mentioned on the show you listen to it but it's Tom Bin? That's my everyday bagging ever goods which has been my civic load or which I've been using a lot lately too and if you want to round out that mixed you can definitely jump into a tope oh bag. Those are my three bags. Enjoy them all. I'm GONNA bring at least two of them on this tour <hes> Mutt Nick Rights so for me. The nuttiest thing about this film was the waist level open pool that they put the great white in that's appointment for gently touching starfish and small raise realistically a ton of dumb asses a day would put their hands in that water and then susie rolled into the next millennium will look you know what Mutt Nick don't judge seaworld okay. They were just trying something new and different pettus shark. Why not why not try at your own risk is put signs at your own risk? It's like bungee jumping. You'll be fine art. Let's go to the phones wood-rot how just packing up listening to the job three episode and and <hes> it made me feel a lot better to hear about your story trying French your mom after watching soap operas. I want you to know that I did something similar when I was little and I called it. The wet stuff kissed <hes> and family thing because I've noticed that my five year old is doing the exact same neil though he doesn't call it that I get very passionate. I weak giant judges for my own. They don't really good or bad. I'm not really sure to know that it's not been my family but it happens elsewhere. Yes it's natural. That's what I'm saying. She put this stuff in front of kids. My Kids Watch that movie movie how to train your dragon three and they were like let's kiss. Were they just they don't get it. They don't get the complexities of relationships. They don't know what to say. I love you my three year old said I love you so early to me and I'm like dude back off all right come on all right caller number two what he got. Hi Paul just had a question for Ya. I just finished Josh Three episode. It was excellent at one point. You were going to relate just three and Halloween. Threes got interrupted I. I just wanted to know what you're gonNA say so much. I'm glad you asked I have my notes right here. This is compiled by our good friend Nate Kylie who does all of our kind of research on the films and he said the movie Halloween Three Seasons of the witch which came out in nineteen eighty-two has several several things in common with Jaws Three D. I both our third films in a popular series that began with very successful films released in the seventies causes in nineteen seventy five Halloween nineteen seventy eight both launched the careers of their directors Steven Spielberg and John Carpenter both were set in new locales and not seen in the first two films. The jaws movies took place on Amity Island in the helming movies took place in Haddonfield Illinois and for their third films not in those places both were unsuccessful attempts to deviate deviate from the previous sequels which have been highly derivative of the originals just two and Helming to or basically carbon copies of the first one they tried to do something different and it failed and both were made by first time directors who had been the production designers of previous. His films it was Joe Alvis for jaws who actually created the shark and Tommy Lee Wallace for Halloween so that is I actually think those are some interesting facts interesting parallels if you will so suck it June people people wanted to know anyway day for math. What do you got Hey Paul? This is Dave from Massachusetts. <hes> big fan of the podcast and I can't wait to see you guys live at the end of the month. I'm also a big fan of unspoiled so I thought it might be a good time to bring in some year facts regarding the discussion discussion about the popularity of names from adjusts three episodes using your birth years published on the Kapadia check the Social Security Administration database and came up with some interesting about your basement Lorne. Jason was the seventh most common baby name the following on year jumped one hundred and thirty percent in popularity and ranked third. It remained popular in this really at its peak when Jim is born which I think explains the discrepancy between Jason and June's encounters with the name Jason Now Jason also asserted that you had a very common thing when in fact Paul seems to have really peaked nineteen fifty four nineteen fifty five thank you and it only ranked number twenty eight year that you were born and thirty fifth year she was born now. It's possible that she was actually referring to your real name John in which case your name is about as popular as Jason during timing question. Dunes name seems to have had its peak in nineteen twenty-three when it reached number thirty nine by the time she was born with all the way down to seven hundred twentieth for the record tall is not listed <music> Security Administration David David. I love you that is amazing. I feel vindicated. This is amazing. Holy Shit that was great all right back to the Boards Marco Mall devoe although that was a movie projectionist in the eighties and I showed Jaws Three d the film was on standard thirty five millimeter stock but each frame was divided horizontally with the image intended for the left eye on the top and the right eye on the bottom the printing with a bulky black metal box which which fit onto the lens and the projector this box mirrors inside which but the picture and superimposed the left and right images and passed through each piece of the polarized glass the audience with then of course we're glasses with similarly polarized lenses isolating each image to one I in creating a three D. effect here is the problem the Lens on those old cardboard three d glasses were really dark. The polarized glass and the three D projector gimmick was really dark. It was basically like watching a movie through two pairs of glasses add that to the reduction in resolution from blowing pulling half a film frame to full screen along with the darkness of the underwater scenes and it made it very very murky experience universal actually paid replace the standard white screen in the theater with a silver one to increase the amount of reflected light reaching being the audiences I that didn't help much it was interesting watching jaws three and two D in full brightness. I think maybe the dim. This of the theatrical release worked in the movies favor. Wow that's fascinating so far you guys are killing it and finally Scott Not carberry I the admission I too was fascinated by soap opera kissing as a young boy impact on my mom yes so Paul. You're not alone while maybe four or five times to my mom. Put the brakes on Bali. Are you saying that like I'm doing it nonstop. I did it once once by the way I don't want anyone to think it was like I was French choosing my mom for life one time you did it for five so there you go. Thank you Scott Carr Berry all right well people that was a great batch of of of calls and research. I got to say though Dave from Massachusetts you win all right Dave congratulations the n nothing and now let's hear a word from our sponsors people. We have one of the best sponsors in the world and I'm talking about Heinz Mayonnaise Jones mayonnaise name that's right hines as transforms ordinary foods into an unforgivably creamy experience. I think that hines Manny's is the super man suit that you put on. Your Clark can't sandwiches. Do you catch my drift art. Well look you may forget your coworkers names. 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This is actually <hes> A home-made children's book from Ben Hold Ridge. We'll take a picture of this with US online. It's called we should give hugs to the bugs in the rugs from May firestone FIS Beatles to B.'s doodle bugs lay swings in lice all the critics that gives if this jitters are actually quite nice and it's some amazingly beautiful macro photography of bugs in their natural habitat and there are some little poetry. It's a long book <hes> I wouldn't it's bedtime book <hes> but there's a whole section on Mites and ticks in here. <hes> how about this there are many a spider that appear with the season with the warm sunny weather and the primary reason this very large weaver loves to weave in the summer but with the chill they vanish ain't ETA bummer so this cool little thing. They should actually bring this to my kids. They would love looking at bugs. Do you see those two Tan colored bulbs. Will you'll only see them on a male. The girls are often much larger though that must be why his face is so pale interesting okay well that is <hes> from Ben Hold Ridge and that was some readings from volume one the amazing arachnids. Oh Gosh I see the package the package it's from U._P._S.. By the way it's always from U._P._S.. The means that you're spending so much money on this I know it's from not <hes> let's see the return address Yep Michael Michael Bay who has now taken to getting on me on instagram and on twitter and anonymous prime showing me large stacking of transformers movies <hes> in in like Walmart and K. Mart and threatening me with them anyway. This one comes with a a customs declaration like so. Maybe this is sent. This is all right so this is from. I'm a different country and this is. This is a homemade version now. We're getting a little bit creative. It is revenge of the fallen in here but it's the Michael Bay collection. I feel like I feel like you might have taken out <hes> The D._v._D.'s that we're in here and just replaced it. Yeah you're replaced the original transformers with revenge of the fallen sits just now to revenge the fall and he took a transformer collection you cross it out and marker and you put two revenge of the fallen in the back back you you drew <hes> like you drew Michael Bay as one of the deceptive cons and then June as Megan Fox and me I thank you to be <hes> Shiloh booth no jason to be seen but the terror continues. I'm going to just check because one of them is open and I sometimes I wonder what you put inside okay. Let's see well now okay well. This is actually a real trick is what you've done to me all right so let's talk about what's going on here this the so you've taken a cover for transformers revenge of the fallen like a slip case and you've put that over the regular transformers d._v._d.. Box Right but then when it opened up the transformers d._V._D.. Box what's inside a revenge of the Fallen D._V._D.. So that is a next level of insanity like so now we're just doing that. We're just doing that. Where are you getting? I mean where where are you getting the income. I don't know every week Michael Bay Michael Bay. Why do you want us to talk about your movie Michael Bay so much all right well that again anonymous prime you can vol prime on <hes> on all all the social places to see how they're terrorizing us? <hes> terrorize me when quiet Leonard <hes> was <hes> brought to the clippers. No joy in my life can be complete without anonymous pine popping its head and if you want to send us <unk> stuff not transformers related you can send it to how did this get made care of ear Wolf Media L._l._C. Pillbox Sixty six fifty five fifty one Hollywood Boulevard Hollywood California nine zero zero two eight all right. It is now time for for my pick of the week. Sir All right is I love all these new songs and getting used to pick of the week. This week is a podcast. I'm a little late to the game on. Apologize is for that but it's really really good. I'm almost done with it. It is called to live and die in L._A.. To live and die in L._A.. Neil Strauss <hes> you know him from a little book called the game but he's also so a <hes> <hes> a really great <hes> investigative journalists and he's also a great interviewer. <hes> basically gets involved in the disappearance of a young woman who lived in L. A. and had a very the interesting relationship with another young man from her acting class. I don't WanNa say any more than that but it's fascinating. It's happening in real time. It happened in March so a couple of months ago and they were literally releasing this episode as they were getting information formation so it's it really is <hes> fastening listen to. I don't WanNa spoil anything for you. Just get in and listen to to live and die in L._A.. And I WANNA give a shout out to <hes> everybody. WHO's a clippers fan? Come on people. Let's get to at this season. We're never losing a game again. Clippers got quiet Leonard and <hes> Paul George Very excited about that. It's not really a pick of the week it's the same people now is the time again on the bandwagon before the season started got a couple more months you get your shirts. You get in start being a clippers fan all right they're going to own L._A.. I gotTA say here I get in on that. How did this get Made Clippers bandwagon all right anyway people it is time for a movie bitches review? It's a two minute review of Detective Pika Chu is of course from April Halley and Andrew Golly <hes> and their <hes> their tag online is movie bitches. You can check out their channel on YouTube. Take listen to their two minute review of Detective Pika Chew Welcome to reviewing detective Pika Chew at the whole title. No I think it was like cokie mind. Detective Pika Chew Ooh Bob. I don't care if this was a waste of time. I don't remember the last time I was so disinterested in a film like a movie going experience Yup I mean I think if I was a kid will to be fair. Nine of US really know anything about POKEMON. Oh no well we wanted to go see book smart was sold out Kenny delivery awhile sold out five delicacy to take your peak at you. You know we were intrigued. I was really excited for it to be who framed Roger Rabbit. I can never have that again. This is maybe on me. The trailer started and it was all these kids movie trail and I was like kids and it's the least shore team shore but this was like baby. Baby gene was like Gee. It'd probably needed to be a hard P._G.. You know P._G.. Thirteen for me I would you know who brought to grab. It is a kids movie sure again this tablet consequences and a plot that was least not bear Baldwin's at least had apply well it also that wasn't a rip off of a Kid's movie that came out three years ago and it was just the politics utopia so you know I mean obviously if you start to while sorry we have different opinion like I said if you late Pok Mon you might get a kick out of going Oh. There's that one. Oh that was my favorite one link that I think the extent there was like some pokey battles or whatever I think that's the thing that was okay earnings the so I would certainly say dumps. You don't pay money to see it. Don't bother don't waste your time. I don't think I would say let let your kids see it. Probably they might enjoy it on the basic like it's a movie. I'm watching a movie. I'M A kid level. 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77. Detective Pikachu

The Cinema Guys

44:37 min | 1 year ago

77. Detective Pikachu

"Yeah. And I'm the cinema in just three friends left. Unsupervised the chat movies via the cinema guys. Welcome to the ship. I don't get the unsupervised part, but we're supervised this week, we are sort of superviso-supervisor, I guess. Well, yes. We have some guests, welcome to another episode of the cinema guy. We are joined so we had what we had cinnamon toast crunch. We have the Senate. And so, I think we need Senate this, I'm saying that the Senate name, what's your name? I don't have one. Hold on hold. It started as a guest and then became part was cinnamon when she was guest. Yes. Yes. I always pictured that the kids or like on incentive. But. Jinja all city. The Sinn little Sinn a little nugget. They do sin. What? A little too. I wanted to little do. But we are joined by our to sin a little one into special. Guests Lucas and Archer one in Senate to. I am awesome. They're here to help talk about detective Pika chew, and everyone all the correct, because he smells all. There yet. Yeah. If your time in welcome to the show. Crazy. In for Brad. Let them here on the way here, and he's like, do all you guys do is complain returning for another episode. Welcome back should be a fun episode this week because. Because I smell. I'm sitting I'm sitting little one and this lunatic is set a little too. Just keep him is not YouTube. And no one can see you. All boys you guys school's over. Right. So you're special or excited for the summer, okay? So what are you doing the summer, then nine to Florida or Hilton Head sometime I think Tilton, and then some other things I assume what movie are you looking forward to see the summer, I think, in the in like a week or two, we're going to see Aladdin the live action movie. Excited to see a leaden kind of net. Really? Did you know that the genus kids in this fan of the cartoon team is good? It's not teen titans go because that was the best movie that ever happened in the entire planet. Well, maybe not the best. What are you excited to see this summer? Really? True that they are now going back and shoes and the teeth, we doing sonic himself, the whole sonic. Yeah. They're redoing. Oh, that's just deal with people. I you know, I didn't like the way looks what? We'll see. That's what he was always going to be. He had he had small is the teeth. He just looked. He looked odd. I mean, did look but won't any smiling actually? Entering the way he looks like a clown lesson that I want to see anybody put sonic in make them look real amount. Make them look silly. He's gonna look silly. Right. So we just put bigger teachers see the trailer of the movie. Phyllis. I know so why not have them. I don't know. I thought it was fine. Tired of us catering to the, the mob man. We are Rome. I, I was I was one of them start he can like put his teeth in, but those are too young for sonic. Little saw did you actually play the game smash in a plate Asana, sonic and smash? Good. Is he a good player? I can beat some from. Okay. All right. Well, no one asked. But I'm doing good. Can we actually have great? I'm tired. Let's jump into little top this. So this week, our top, this is our top movies based off of games video game. Like you did silent hill, which will do that was mine. That's mine is yours. Yeah. I think we've done this before the silent hill pick was something else. I think it was when we did resident evil maybe I don't know. I mean my shirt my list different video game. Any kind of game. Yes, I actually looked up card games could not find one. Well. Oh, that's not a car game board game. List by five. Since we have so many this week. We'll, we'll just do our lists. We won't get around rubbish because the children are nice. Pop it we're going to start with sin a little, too, and then go to Ashley, and then go to Brad, and then me, and then send a little three or one. Okay. He sit a little what are your lists? What are your top three game movies rampage rampage? I was a press with rampage. I know people with it was fun for what I think it was the worst thing. Everything I was expecting it to be the worst thing I ever saw enjoyable good. I, I wish they would have smashed more buildings like they did in the game climb up. Yes, I guess there's like a lot of death in rampage, literally countless, millions die and destruction and debris. I don't care more. Rampage would of next pixels Hicks. A lot of different ones. One of mine actually actually to mine weren't technically gains based around something like games fair. So hold on pixels, I actually hate it. I. What was that? I did not like okay. Now that was any part with Peter, I liked. But great pictures was my number four. But we're not there yet. A little too. What's your number one? I'm not sure if this challenge it ready player one. Oh I like it. We're going. The way that he's chosen then. Yeah, it's got a lot and it is. Video games. Around adventure. That's what he has a play. Right. I've never actually, the only movie featuring gels. Okay. Ready player one. That's good. I did not put that online. All right. Clue on your list. Okay. Fine clues on my list. I hate clue you hated them clue, you and like nine other people in the world. Never seen movies. I've seen my number one is one favorite movies of all time. It silent hill. Okay. Number two. Amigo resident evil? I've never seen any of these. I was looking through the list. And I was like, I don't wanna watch any of these, but I would watch Wasim new I've never seen any of. All the crap that you've given me by any means a great films, tash. He doesn't all the time, I need you here more often, so on every time we want to ride your neck, Brad Sern. So my number three is battleship. Kerio horrible movie. But what does he watch with friends, so fun? Have you ever like have a bunch of friends over to relax and watch movie and you wanna watch something that everyone's gonna laugh at, and maybe eat some snacks with it. Battleship is the one. Oh, yeah. I've never seen literally, I've seen know movies on actually. We have thirty years on you. I'm sure there's gonna be a lot of movies that you have number thirty years on him close. How old how old are you ninety I'm thirty zero twenty one years on these guys know I seventy two high she could be your mom now, disgusted? Number two, would be the first tomb raider with Angelina Jolie. I like those. I li- I think out of the newest one news once her a lot. New. Really good. And number one resume, evil. I've heard none of the movies on both astronauts list. Is way different than both of years. I'm not my number three is workout. I really really really it would be never never played the game. I played the game. Yeah. Have you played it 'cause I've never seen anybody. Haven't watched a movie. Yeah. So I liked that movie. A lot at that was actually a good number two relevant tonight. But the I remember in the theater, I saw the first Pokemon movie the animated films. Chewed almost dies in the end. And you're like, oh my gosh. I cried I literally cried. Ash, Ashton was dead. They thought was dead. And he s to like, peeka- peekapoos really sad. Everybody else cried in the full into one. Number three is going to be more like sort of archers a little different, but it did feature all the games, we played the wizard with Fred savage. The brothers. Part of the movie smart as the power. Play video. That wasn't the best. But. Number three. Number two. Number three. That's how I rule. And I also crossed out Scott pilgrim vs the world. All right. Got a video game in your so excited. Turn all better than yours. And. Awesome. So my number three is you. Monje. Oh, the rocketed. Plenty good the game. It is a game. Two archers list, which was rampage in with the Rockingham since oh. Three one going to be. One is scheduled to compete. That is the second you've ever seen besides. Go to the movies. Well, that sounds, what transit, what teens, go to the movies. It was the best in. It was funny in, I'm gonna shovel. The widow. So really was your man. That's interesting before we jump into the movie. Let's give our ratings that we usually before we you guys if there's one stars the worst five stars the best, you're going four and a half. Lucas? Seven seven. All right. All right charts by on the official letterbox. I did give a three three. Okay. Typical. I gave it is typical they read it for this one and a half, I gave it to, oh, that's terrible. Do actually two and a half when did you see yesterday last night during the last half of like you. Henceforth. We will spoiler spoiler film. What happened in the end? Tell everybody going. Free so you can spoil anything. We will. Definitely, let's say why did you not like Harley like I can see how these two like were you in a bad mood that night I was? I didn't grow up with my first time I ever played Pokemon was spoken about go. I never watched the movie. I never played cards. Really your kids. Never the hold on. Your only experience with Pokemon is polka mongo movie. How much did you actually play? I played I've been doing. Same rushing, those car. Do you never played the one into knew where you were on the train? And you had to throw the pokey body real quick. What was it called pick, Pichu snapshot? I don't know man is the best that game for me. I can see like the nostalgia in it in the excitement. The people who are really into the spoken. How old are you seriously? Forty-three. Okay. Well, you're not that much older than me because I was too old for Pok Mon, but my kids of all been my kids, Pokemon. They collect the cards. And they enjoyed the movie. Yeah. It just for me. It just didn't. Well, let's on the ages. Then. That's all your. That's our generation year. The next. Yeah, we play Pokemon card. Yes. Millennia. What, what did you think, as far as the overall astounding? I loved it. Okay. I liked it like seeing all the little characters. I thought that they were really funny and it was nice to see them all that. So that was cool being able to see the Polk among characters come to life. Instead. What, what would be the equivalent for you growing up toward these all the time come to the movie theater or a game or something like that was a toy I before some that you made with a lot, and then you're like, oh, man. Now it's a movie. Raggedy Ann shut my buddy child's play. I mean, I, I was when it came out, but the first transformers when it came to the theater, like I remember being really excited super excited, you know, these toys that grew up too bad. I bet that Brad like Italy. You know. You know, basically just looking at a mirror. Word. On for you guys. It was super magical seen it. Yeah. I have one problem. Does not have hair in neither pieces. You have so many Pok Mon. They do have here and I was like, no. Lane. No. Haired, british. Oh, you're wrong on that, actually. He's right. He's right. I'm pretty sure definitely wrong. Pichu. I don't know about him, but definitely has yes, he yellow skin. Yes. Halo? I I you must be drawings. Because every month. They should may more talking Pokemon was too and oh, I don't know me. Al doesn't talk team rocket. Yeah. Well, it should, but you're also lawers. And team rocket was not in Pika, choose Pika chew peak at you talk because it was his dad. Yes. Jump into that. How did he? Is the only reason it could here because it was his dad. Yeah. So then we do the presupposition that, if the other girl got thir- into her duck. And when mom was there. We'll be able to me. Yeah. Yeah. Why, why didn't we hear why was because they were talking anyone? There wasn't no family. DNA connection. There was no family. There wasn't a family. It would just hatred and death OK. So very Archer. What did you think? At countries you wasn't that good of it was not good. Can you describe more when he realized it was a dad in the pitcher boring? Like, yeah, just like oak years. You dad, I stuck him in the clouds and the need to see your pull out of the. What was Bill? Nice plan. I don't understand what the evil plan was. You missed it. You if I convert them all together. Now I didn't I didn't. But I read about it. He he wanted to body was breaking down. I was going to go in to so he. But so but live in. Time going to merge, everyone and that'll make everyone better, I think so. Yeah, no less populated and everybody has magical powers. I don't know what happened to the goes to the Pokemon goes to the Pokemon Pokemon goes, I don't know you're talking about, like so they have so that they come told your bones. Is it confirmed that Pokemon have sills? Well, how do they use the moves if they don't have souls zoo? We come. Let's say that every like so they put the soul of a human or the personality of a human into the Pok Mon what happens of the Pokemon go into human. I don't think they're there I think in, in body. The poke them on their animal's sold. But they have they have a consciousness that they treat them like. Dog-fighting but it's conscious man. They have to be the move. I mean, I think that they have. Here or but you don't think deer has a contract saying I've saying in the poke him on? I know I know I'm just saying. But like if they have a consciousness that means that, that has to go somewhere. I think don't think. Verged into the body. Oh, the lead it. I don't know because. The internet. It's always answers. No, no, no. That is such a new world answer in the movie where it was. You know, poke him on and humans are gonna live side-by-side gather. But then there's this underground fighting like dog-fighting where you pick your Pok Mon against each other. Dude. How would you be if you're Pokemon was one of these little nasty mushroom things, and someone else got like the guy with six arms and broad chest. I'd be so mad. Here's another thing. We're they in England over they not because Bill Nye had an English accent, all their cars had steering wheels on the right side, not the left side. But no one else had everyone else spoke American English. Look, America is like an American American accents. So I don't know where they were. No, I didn't. Where were they in England is rhyme city, a part of the United Kingdom? I don't know. I think it's cars, Justin. Of a mythical place. Runs at your place where all the cars are getting Lynn. Was that he was mentioned, the, the Pok Mon versus he has to be in a different dimension for them to be there. Are. No, because one, we need a rhyme city on the planet to you is not real. And if he was well before, if you were then before this movie over the ground because he's useless, actually that's next, of course. So what was the guys we're a fictitious character? That he worked as an insurance person was that an actual. This film it exists on earth. And that's why I thought it was. Honestly, honestly, I did want more of them catching pikkety like at the beginning when he got a poke the ball and threw it at the. Yeah. It's a Cuban. Brad with the skull face. The school of his. That was cool happy. Yeah. I and he actually said, like, I still got it, and I'm like, okay, what did he still have? Are we going to revisit this that he was on it? Trainor. Yeah. He wanted to be a trainer and was his friend trying to get them to be a trainer or get them to have a pow because it also reminded me of the golden compass that everyone had a familiar. What gives me a question Pok Mon like how do Pok Mon catchers, trainers stuff? How do they survive? Pilgrim on that doesn't pay much in whenever you lose. You get to. Pretty good. I think so feel like it was like their sports that underground fighting. I mean, I think those. Five thousand dollars as a put him on. So, yeah, somebody did a game. Five thousand dollars a year in Lurgan the game you get like at most late fifty dollars underground become the real steel moving, you know what the robot boxers or or like a big hero, six. Yes. That was a great. Yes. Oh, I know what you're talking about. So here. Moderately designed to put on, like, yeah I'm going to go in the pops. Venus source head off, like grab you just killing. There's a blood spewing everywhere this is actually a serious question. Because the TV show, does it, and this movie did it. Like, are we to assume that Pika CHU is like the king better than the other? Him on week matching serious question. Not like what your opinion is like in the real lure is it really like it seems like he must be better than like the one. He was in the by a level three Pokemon. That's never battled before after six seasons site your reference, where was he beaten by level? Three Pokemon Indiana in. Okay. I turn exactly know which one of the other shoe or no. The other Pok Mon have the relationship that act us with him. Right. But act and get you can understand each other only asking here pitcher talk in Only Tim can hear detective could you talk? So question here is are they the same there? Definitely not the same person. I'm gonna go with ashes like an Asian gentleman. Detective Pika chew, though is his, dad inside. So that's where I know there was an issue with a detective hat before his dad took his over, because when they car crash she still had because it was his dad's partner partner with the detective house. Yeah. Yeah. Because his dad was at that moment. He was still a unique Pika chew. Because member, she's like I've never seen a Pokomo where hap for. So this, this guy wore even before dead took over his body, now MU to dad's body in it. It was not just me. Do is the good guy could ninja. But the Polk Pichu warhead before he was merged become the dad, probably put it on Pichu. Well, because the peak, well, yes. Well, he probably found Pika chew developed a loving with it, and then stuck. That was that was an area that actually liked about the film experimentation on Pokemon. I feel like that's what we would really do. Like. Oh, how can we you know, that girl who could turn into anything with the crazy eyes and you get to see? Can change. It was an augmented that does one. They had done something weird to. They say that in the film is one of the experimented still wear wanting Trajan stuff. He actually uses powers now. That's that's in every that's an every did it wasn't able to do the future resemble in the games. You he would turn into your Pok Mon with the if it was, shiny, shiny, and it has everything except the level and it had to say moves so, yeah, it will just be kinda week. How does the movie characters of the Pok Mon and everything else fall in line with the animated series movies? And there are people, I know. Well, that's the animated series. I met, you know, the, the cheesy goofiness of it. The the character launch shows weren't goofy. Yeah, I wanna go back to when I was talking about is, when you thought I said is Tim in the same person no said is detective, Pichu, ashes Pika, chew, they both talked to one person that they have some sort of relationship with and at the start of the movie Pichu said it has been so long. And if it is when he learned that he could talk. He said it has been. That is. Quite curious, but, but he was his dad back and understanding Pika Pika. No. We don't know that we didn't hear it from the perspective. We just heard the toxic. But no, we did here. So we know that he could not talk to his dad, but also by I do like the fact that he could be because he wouldn't have remembered, right? Yeah. What you have to raise his memory. I don't understand. Why didn't you tell them right? Then go do this didn't want him to this self maybe one it to be a fun game. And it was the purpose of the movie, the person. But. Movie. Yeah. And the only other thing that I actually the thing I thought was the worst Archer agrees. The there's no way that after his experience with his dad little head things like taking out. The final ending. There's no way with the experience. He just had this loving experience moving experience with the Pichu, obviously, equate into his dad that, then he just ends up going while I'm gone back to grandma's house. And then he s to, like, have a change of heart. I feel like there was almost two innings like we already saw the change of heart. We didn't need to see it again. Like the family going back knows, actually Ryan Reynolds. Like the very end of the movie like it's it did it I was like, oh, he wouldn't have done this. This is a we almost like they wrote two innings. They oversold his change of heart. Really? Okay. We get it dad looked a train seat for the kid. The dad wanted to get rid of the data, just like. Yeah. No, I don't wanna get so goodbye. Goodbye forever. That's definitely not true. He already had trained book a ticket for him to come there. So he just gave it to him because of the free ride. I liked it. It wasn't amazing. I like seeing the Pokemon in the I like seeing the poll. Seeing the Pok Mon. It's one of those movies, I'll never watch again. I like tortilla late win. Torture was super Hugh. I do with that. I thought those things we're going to start like rampaging the earth. Did you? Oh my gosh. How much this actually. Blue KC Pika chew hurt and the healer we need a healer. Oh, cool. We're going to see some more Pok Mon, some cool staff, and then it's just me out to hovering there, waiting me to nutrients. Cricket that want to do. And there's too. Is like the same things review and like natural new to is a government experiment. Right. You to muse failed clone, no did is Ditto is actually a clone of meal, but they failed at it. So the feud away, and then he escaped, and now they're hundreds of failed MU experience on new two was the successful one, except if he was a lot taller in different color patterns in meter and more powerful. Maybe they mixed it with, like a mud. Kip does things are. I did like I laughed at the Polycarp I think what it's called the was just plop. Yeah. Because that's how it was in all the games. It's like yet. He's useless and even in the game plan. He needs to evolve turns into something that was the thing. They didn't explain either like how do you like nudging? It. That's it. Yeah. Magic is the best thing in the world is more powerful than mutual mind. Someone says something in you disagree. Hey, Archer just going with if you could choose a different ending for the movie. What would you choose? Who good question that the dads? She'd ask you Archer cliffhanger. Thank you. That's good. What kind of clipping me to still like he's still inside into body at the end? You still see that he didn't escape the body. Oh, don't do not have had his dad in Pichu. Well, yeah. Guess if you like thou connection that pitcher in him had connection that they had together for thought, so you would have kept way, the thing I didn't like explaining why he could I liked him being more of a magical person that could hear that too. At the end. I was like, oh, there's still a lot more left to the story as far as these giant tortoise things that are like the size of a continent. All these other experience like those grin, ninjas they were experienced experimenting on are still out there. Like these people are still experimenting with. I will tell you, my favorite part is when they break into the complex inside freaking out to not explode. That, that part, I found very hilarious. But should've done more fighting there, you should assault p poke him on Pok Mon action at the experimental place, where that's where they like you see Pika Chook fighting these good ninjas, and then someone that's where they should have been all the repeat that you said again and say it's slowly than think about it. Action. This is a fairly from the show. What do you think? They'll like how to go into skying. Get ready to hang up with anybody shooting it down in. Also Archer if you said that you have left it on the cliff hanger is like the next week. We gotta be detective Ryan Reynolds is like trying to find his. Keep. What did you think of the basically, the joker Batman ending where they put all the gas in the balloons, why leaned over to foster great and one of them, and I was like, all right, right? When they got to the prayers like all the gases and the balloons, I thought that was like we've seen this before. We've seen this before. Yeah. And it didn't make any sense. So they may gas to make the Pok Mon angry because only when they're angry. He could merge them except when they want to like his dad, and detective Pichu like that was, I didn't think the bad guy. Plot was good enough. It was very DC. Why do you have to make it so complicated? Just making a bad guy was hurt people in a good guy saves them. Work, and that gas is that make sense either gas rises straight up. I don't think all the peak Pokemon ever would have been like like all. All. Were probably like hundreds of gas mask in the world. Yeah. The Batman Indian. It was totally about it, wasn't Robin. Any knows the ridge? I did think of that come in. Gun, Bob gun better, if like something really wrong, and that could also fly pick ups, relax adopted on me to kill them. No going no in that one. But one, though. It'd be like. And then, like the Ghostbusters when they're when Trump them strain, quote, actually with my head is this town needs anima, why we're doing. So the my to the only thing I didn't like the ending the bad guy plot. And I, I really wanted to know where they were in the world where rhyme city is just like golfing. Like a lot of the movie there. What's that bad guy plot the ending that because I really love the relation between. I love them U2. aspect. I loved the twist with him. I love the relationship between the boy I love the world know that those weren't the bag I only kind of popped in towards the end. I mean he's trying to figure it out. I like the twist that he thought it was stuffy inhale that made him here, the Pichu. Oh, because I feel like I knew that it wasn't, but I started going, oh, maybe it was is that in, and I know this movie to you guys is similar to the way, I probably felt when I watched ready to play a one, because that had a lot of my childhood in onscreen and super excited about it. Can I say something shelter? We haven't had trapped in like his arms and legs out that does nothing. He's telekinesis, just like use your mind house to pick them up and breaks his not hundred times in also breaks his neck. I don't agree with all that other stuff. But the. The first part is right. I did think that when they robots confined him like. Yeah. Isn't when Bill Nye was him? He made all the balloons explode like even like really far away. So he does have mental powers Noga thought I think if you liked Pokemon, you'd probably like the movie if not you. Okay. Let's hear your favorite Pok Mon. You saw the movie. Multiples in the movie, and I'm very mad about that was, what was your favorite Pok Mon in the movie. This is where we put on listening years was the one that was looking on the train. Oh, that one was cute. Look. Oh, yeah. I liked ludicrous. The like one that was at the news like Gullo here. The one that was serving the drinks. Oh, that's the one. My Pok Mon and that got merging that, that I get to be this mushroom thing. Other people are like mute too. Also have had people being yet manual chew as the, the mime. Oh, yeah. At least he's an he can make invisible walls go. Yeah. I would I mean, I've always thought that pikkety was the best one, so I would definitely go Pichu. No strong move. I've always liked easier. Okay. Eve cutic-. Well, we're the ones that you keep seeing in the city that were like these circles that were just like float around him. They kept doing it, and it was annoying. I thought that was really a series of balls that we circle and you didn't see them like all throughout the whole movie. Dana actually. I did. You didn't. I always really likely focus on new at the very end when people getting out of the Pok Mon was the nurses, procam onto the who's a nurse. I don't know. There was a nurse. It wasn't in the movie. That's the, the nurse always hasn't again. Who was a nurse. I don't know the nurse care. The name in the movie who was she? It wasn't movie at all. So. Chancey. Kokomo what her Pokemon was there, a character in the movie his was chancy? It's a thing that has the health of a truck. On. Was not in the movie. He said at the end when they were getting out of the Pok Mon, so he was in the movie zipper, or very unclear. Yes. Wasn't the movie the very end. So if you saw detective Pika, chew want you head over to we are the guys dot com and let us know what you think if you're not using pod, coin, you should check it out. You can earn coins to listen to your favorite podcasts, and use the coins for gift cards or to give to charity and just use the code cinema guys to start off with three hundred coins so let's jump into some home recommendation. Mine is on Hulu. Catch twenty two have been watching that so good. It's only six I never read the book, but it's it makes me want to read the book, it's a satire in World War, Two sort of the Memphis Belle kind of flyers and it's absolutely worth watching. I think it's there won't be any more. It's just six and that's it and towards Clooney's in it, and the coach from varsity, blues, or no Friday night, lights who are like cash twenty two mine is what if with Renee Zellweger on Netflix. Read a bunch of hypotheticals and scions, and meth won't this is Renee Zellweger as a new movie is she show? It's a show. It's ten episode or high me what I'm not sure who can tell really is like an investor and this husband and wife come to her for an investment, and she says, yes, I'll give you the money if I get one night with your husband. Ooh. Indecent proposal say, yeah. Does she do it TV show, how many episode ten are you getting the fact that she's going to say? Yes. Much of a show. She's like I am getting the feeling. It's going to ruin them. Did you ever see these proposal? Demi moore. Woody Harrelson, right. Yes. Nice. I can buy pulled on interesting. All right. What? It's a Netflix original correct? Okay. Man. I didn't know. All right. Anyway, watched that Netflix show with Christina Applegate. Yes. I love it. It's actually really good gold. I've watched about dead to me to me. I wanna see them. It's good. I watched most of this season like one go do you to have any movies you? This one one quickly artery go, I will mine is John McLaughlin. Someone's a good father. 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I don't I don't really like movies if they don't end in Rome in romance, unless they're really funny. Less. They ended roaming. Really funny animated and even more funny. So this wasn't that funny or animated and funny was it climbing? I don't know. Also, there are few exceptions like although the Meg is in the movie I thought you were gonna say, I didn't like I if someone like the mega, it's fine. I just wanted to I wasn't. I wasn't good. I guess it's a good child version of jaws. If. I think if it was thirteen there would be more blood, because, like, well, yes, PD thirteen now's radar was read into our wasn't a raider. It was, it was PG thirteen because I thought, if it was rated give. They give the effort, a few times, Matthias did say the word if you I assume it was in it, too. Joy. Dwight shoot died on a awhile. What's so mine is a Netflix original that I watched the other day I told you about it. It's very odd, but I did and more thought about did enjoy it. 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Plaza Podcast Ep. 047

Plaza Podcast

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Plaza Podcast Ep. 047

"Ooh. Welcome to the plaza podcast episode forty seven my name's Chris, and I'm Markus. The kits all of our patriots supporters innov- be IP members if you'd like to patron go to patriot dot com slash pauses cinema four we'd like to thank our sponsor next level laser tag, a new company, serving wise, and surrounding counties. Call nine four zero six to seven next to book your mobile party today or check their website out at WWW dot next level laser tag dot com. All right. Well, you were out last week. So actually, my son filled in. He was a little nervous. This isn't Christy more, unless his voice changed dramatically. Well, like, so we didn't really get a movie this week. Well, we got a movie, but it's been out early February, which was cynically, our oldest movie exactly with legal movie think too. Yeah. Same weekend. So we didn't really have a movie review and since we're coming up up on the captain marvel the Oscars just happened. And there was quite a few trailers that were released, you know, within the last week or so we decided to just kind of break everything down and just do a we're gonna talk a little bit about the Oscars. You know, what were your thoughts? You know, what we thought were there any surprises where there are some pretty stuff that we nailed on the head, which I think kinda back him quite a last sometime late last year or something I think we kind of we're talking about some that were probably going to do well or should be nominated or probably get this or that. And I think some of them did nothing. So then we're gonna. Talk about some of the trailers got release. You know, like the new the detective Pika chew the hell boy. And what other one was it that it, but we're just kind of go over some of the trailers dues trailer reaction on on those. And then we're going to wrap it up with captain marvel since that does come out on the seventh for special showing, then we are going to just kind of 'cause there's also some controversy surrounding this movie. And we're just kind of go over that our thoughts and everything and how it could you know, what it could do with captain marvel going forward. And also we're going to be explaining how to enter for the captain marvel giveaways that we actually have right in front of us on the floor. So we'll just to briefly go over all to enter and have a chance to win on that though. Let's solicits started with the Oscars as you watch. It actually didn't this. This is kind of crazy to this is my first year in like, I would say about nine years that I had. Seen the Oscars. I watched him since twenty ten so I guess technically nine or ten years. This is my first time I did. But I was at a concert that night so to be fair concert. But at the same time, even if I wasn't going. I may not have watched some still just because of all of the politics going on with it. And just kind of by saying how, you know just there's no hosts because Kevin Hart, you know, even get fired, but he you know, resigned from hosting because he don't with all the controversy about his tweets and all that stuff. Right. And I mean, we've had a fair amount of celebrities that we've talked about this year in general that have been, you know, bashed on Twitter like in there have been found and then their lives are over for a few years. Like for a few weeks insists kinda funny like we deal with that a lot. But you know, so there's already controversy going in. So I didn't really have a desire to watch. Just because I'm thinking if it's going to be a political show. There's no point in watching it. And from the looks of it. I mean, it looks like not a lot of people were happy with them this year. No. And me on the other hand. I'm sorry. My voice is kind of going in and out to by the way. So if I have to cough or something bear with me already cracked a few times. For the most part. I'm not necessarily upset. I am confused as to why. But human wraps you when so many don't get me wrong. Everybody knows that both of us love that movie like, but as for quality of a movie, I think the words that one didn't really make sense now at one best actor, and we were thinking he wouldn't even get nominated. I remember that we're just afraid, you know, they would overlook this movie. Well, that's not the case he won best actor he played, Freddie. Mercury. And I was you know, I. The thing is there's some really great people. He was up against like, Bradley Cooper, and some other actors, I think necessarily he didn't deserve out of them. But at the same time, he I really do think he put a lot of heart. I really do think that he put a lot of heart in that role in easing like he really enjoyed doing that movie. So I mean, yeah, good for him. I'm proud of him. Hopefully, he can land some more roles because of this. I think they're actually saying he may be the next JAMES BOND villain in the next JAMES BOND movie at interesting, so they don't really know. I don't know if it's official or not. But that's last I heard he was rumored to be the next villain. So I mean, that'd be pretty interesting. Yeah. But other than that green book won best picture in. As all remember, I fell do remember that was my favorite movie of last year. I think that's what number one was. So I was happy with that a lot of controversy around that too. Because some a lot of actors on Spike, Lee and. Regular director of black Landsman got really mad that at one over his movie, and that was interesting too. I think there's a lot of so there's just a lot of politics around it most of it's necessary. But I think at the same time, you know, the Oscars of loss kind of their point. You know, it's kinda like the Oscars were made. Just celebrate film. Now, become a political statement. You know, who's, you know, wire more black directors getting all wire more female directors being nominated or you know, wire they just picking generic actresses or actors to be nominated. It's kinda like and stuff like that. Yeah. And I, but I will agree. I will agree. I think the kademi is there. It's very much raked. There's definitely a lot of Satistics that show. There's a trend in a bunch of movies that are being nominated sauce like eighty eight percent of like movies within the past like thirty years have been based on some sort of true story or something like that. Or base off of a Booker something like that. They aren't really original for say. Yeah. So that's kinda interesting too. Well, all that. I mean, obviously, you know, that I think the most talked about on the Oscars was Bradley Cooper and lady Gaga performance shallow and would not even just the performance, which did you watch. I do watch that. I I did watch that one too. That's probably the only thing. I did watch. But it's their chemistry. And of course, all all there. It's like their personal life. I mean, it's all over Twitter and all over Facebook. I'm very confused about that. I think there has to be something more going on between them, you know, because when you look at them. Yeah. I mean either. Yeah. That's extremely good acting lady Gaga is not an actor. She that's not what she's known for. Which granted she did great in stars born. I'm glad at one at one best song that on anything else. It didn't. But I'm glad I mean, I am glad that that one one. And you know, and they've performed that song a couple time together. And I mean, people are raving over it. But it it goes back to it always goes back to their personal life. I know that's all I mean, they're not even really talking about those song in general. I saw something on Twitter does like this. He looks like they're in a room by themselves, and they are performing it together. Yeah. It doesn't look like they made it look like they weren't. There wasn't even audience in front of them. Basically. They just did it. So well that looks so natural. And that's kind of concerns me. It's like either they're amazing actors like you said are there. So it's it has to be a what was the word. They use coupley for sure anybody see some of the things that she does like at one point not. I don't think it was even at the Oskar is it was at another. I think it was at another event, you know, she's fixing his tie. But then how ironic that Bradley Cooper's girlfriend does the same thing at the Oscars. Stu I mean is and they compare that. And you know, how they're both sitting at the table. And I don't know what do you think? Or are. They are you used by the whole thing or definitely confused. I just don't really, you know, I hate to say anything that I wanna like assume, but at the. Same time. I very much think there's something going on you know, and that sad. The there is because I know Bradley Cooper in a relationship, and they have a kit doesn't they have one child together. May do they may have one they have one. At least I now as for lady Gaga, I think she just broke up with. She just broke up called offering gauge -ment. Yeah. That's right. So it's it's a little bit. You know? I mean on a on a completely different note, though. Like, if those factors were not, you know in here like the the child in all the relationship. What what would your thought about those two together oil totally though? I mean, if if they if they we chemistry on screen, and they actually you know, like to that's fine. But I mean, there's gonna be unfair on you know, I won't be disappointed. But I mean with this day and age exact me anything can happen on. Yeah. But what it surprised me too thing? I I'm just confused as to if it's actually happening. You're not Bradley Cooper girlfriends. No slouch. No. She isn't share like a she's a model. Yeah. It's a Russian model. Maybe I don't know. I don't I don't really know much about is go friend thinks she was I think she's a Russian model. But I mean. That whole thing. I mean, the song the performance that they do it's fantastic. And it does it can give you just gives you chills seems like it's actually out of the soundtrack league. It's actually part of the movie they did a very good job for sure just ending of. It was like, okay. There's something more. Yeah. When he goes over there and sits next to her on the by the peon on the. Yeah. It's I don't know. I I don't want. I don't want wanna say, yes, or no. I really don't. I mean, I'm just kinda I read the tweets I read the stories. But of course, they're all about the same. And not really. Will Bradley Cooper hasn't come out and said anything about it now and. In a way, lady Gaga Kana came out. What what was she Jimmy Kimmel was that? She was on a talk show. I don't I. Well, I know that was I think it was Jimmy Kimmel, and I think she tried to put that to rest that they weren't. I know it's been like ever since it became everybody's saying, they're they're an item. You know, they're they're couple. But I don't really think they've ever said anything much about it. They're they're trying not to for sure. And then of course, she gets the new tattoo that has the note and people deciphered that because it's the notes were G A G for Gago. But you re you transpose that into base cliff. It's BC for Bradley Cooper, entitled know if that's a one of those are really because it's all it is just the lines and the note that did not specify treble or bass cleft that did not have that in there. But people were like, hey, that's what that means. I don't know. Exactly, I don't really know either. 'cause it's just as the notes were G A G A. I don't know. It's. I don't really have much say about it. You know? It's like, I I don't really I haven't really seen the movies yet. Whenever I think it's out on. I wanted to kind of rennet and just watch it and see what I thought about. I saw seen ever got mad at me for not seeing it. I know you have not actually sat down and watched this movement. I think it will definitely be on my top ten for sure. But watch it one watching the other day, it was called p-adef to death of stolen or something. Like that. I'm still trying to get up ahead on twenty two that was pretty good. But it's like that one was nominated for anything. And that's another thing too. It's like a lot of people were furious about maybe that weren't nominated in the first place mission impossible for eight no knows at film editing, or sound editing and see that's the thing about human rhapsodies winning all those awards like with Doma, ding, sound editing sound mixing why isn't, you know, mission possible be nominated for stuff like this. Because Hollywood blockbuster, you know, it's like they aren't they wanted to give an award. D designated for Hollywood blockbusters. But it's like, did you shouldn't be nominating him just for that? You should be nominating movies because actually good mission impossible was an actual quality movie. And I go back and watch them. Maybe it's one of the best action movies ever made easy. And I have it. I only too. Yeah. About that. When it came out. And I just it's so amazing. Like, I think that is easily, you know, in my top ten for shirts. Data was actually watching it to this evening. I do that. I mean, I got homework. But like I mean, it's it's hard like that seem it's that the may twenty teens so great, and it's like the Oscars aren't even acknowledging that I watched one great movie called blind spotting that came out this year to all twenty teen. It wasn't nominated for anything. But it was it was fantastic. And that's the thing. It's like all these news are also well received wisely academy academy. Nominating these you know movies. It's it's basically just who is behind the movie who starring in the movie, you know in. What's the message is? Across. But it's like, I don't know. I just I don't really understand the point at all. It's a I I do believe it's a lot of politics. They say the majority of the kademi is above sixty years old. I think and that also see that's why that's why it makes sense to me green book would win just because set in the fifties. And it's about civil rights movement all that stuff and don't get me wrong. It's a fantastic movie. I was super happy that at one best picture because that was my favorite movie of the year. But you know, I can I can also see how it's on. Maybe not surly the best movie of twenty nineteen twenty teen. But at the same time, I think had such a great message in such a great purpose. And I think people were getting upset because it's mainly telling the story of white guy being friends of the black guy versus, you know, the racism of it all, but that's not true at all. I don't agree with that that the people that are saying that I really don't think they've taken the time to actually sit down and watch the movie really think about it after it's basically just about, you know, a man forming a friendship with the black man and a time where you know, it wasn't usu-. Really normal or considered, you know, right? So it'd be friends with another race. Right. And like you watch it. And I think it may maybe it's because I you know, I am white. I don't think that's the case. I think it's actually just because it's, you know, a movie just about racism, and I think it's it's has an important message in Nala people understand that. And I think it's just people getting offended easily. You know, like, I don't know. I don't really understand the whole tire process to why people get so offended about these things. Same time. It surprised me because I was like he's not gonna win. And it did. Yeah. On that's just how unfortunately this time of eight the holiday is everybody gets ten years or sensitive ten years ago. It was it didn't matter, you know, people weren't so easily ended. But it's like it's like you have to watch what you say around people because they can just take it and be offended by it. And I do think it's ridiculous. You know, maybe mean on. I'm I'm no bias. No by no means I'm old. But i'm. I guess maybe I'm more just a realist-. Exact I'm just like stop getting offended. It's not a big deal. Like, so what someone says this? It's not the end of the world. You know, I'm not losing sleep over it. And it's not like, you know, everybody has the same rights. It doesn't matter. What color? You are. You'll you got the same rights, and I know is just think it's ridiculous. And then how and then how they're just kind of putting this in two event like for movies. I it's supposed to be for movies. It's supposed to be for the hard work that these actors and actresses have done and in. It's just and it's too much politics or your way too much. This is supposed to be a fun thing. You're supposed to go to the movies for fun and entertainment. Not try to not go local because people can go to the movies, and they walk out. Like, I was so offended by that movie. If you know the plot of it, don't go, see. Yeah. I mean, you have a right not to go see it. But you don't have to cause a complete uproar about it it. It's movies are supposed to be for entertainment purposes, only they were not ever meant to offend somebody there as an art form. Yes, too. That's another thing. I don't think they ever met as a political statement. I think all art can be political same if you wanted to be. But it's also you don't have to make it an obvious political statement like that movie vice that came out this past year. I personally liked it. I get is a major political statement. Like that movie was I saw enjoyed it. Just because it wasn't interesting movie. I will say that it wasn't it may, you know, be very well partisan for sure at the same time though. I I enjoyed it was a good history lesson. I didn't believe that. Maybe seeing. Oh, I hated that. Because it was made by a liberal. You know, it wasn't stuff like that. Right. It was just. Of course, it's going to be biased because most political movies are biased. But you think about to Yasser just thing about generally know, think about the story of all how was the movie at as an art form assery at ten ques- backed. I thought it was great. And that's another thing critics, you know, we're very split on that maybe to but other than that. You know, I think sites are political aspect. I think the Oscars are showing that they need a kind of improve some stuff for sure. Yeah. But I mean. Did you watch them? I didn't and just because of all that stuff that went along. I I kinda just kind of falls some of the awards, and then I obviously went back to watch the performance of Cooper golf. You know, I think that was the only thing I waited on. But I just didn't I just didn't want. I didn't want to deal with it. You know, I rather watch it for entertainment and fun. But not not for what it's for what it was all the politics. I watched some speeches watch the rhapsody actor Romi Malik. I watched his speech is very good. Yeah. And I mean, he did kind of didn't he say something that offended people? Yeah. He said something about him playing a game at and he's day. He had a wife, and I'm thinking that doesn't mean anything like. If we wanna look into it, you know, movies nowadays, even cartoons even Disney is I don't know if I can't even remember the show. But now Disney has come out with they gotta show that a teenage boy has come out and said that he was gay. And I mean, this is now the norm of a lot of things how to train your dragon that one character. He actually is even though he's never said anything. The those those little I guess the hints and everything that they put in that got that. Character is gay. I can't remember his name. It's the scene. Well, the thing is it's all it's all of them. Okay. Yeah. Well, you'll watch from hell I mean, just by the things that they say, they don't just come out and say it, but you know, you don't hear parents coming out and complained about that exactly, you know, I don't really think it's only to complain about. You know, I think I don't know. I, you know, cultures changed a lot in the past years. I think it's only problem whenever you make it out to be a problem. You know, right. I thing I think you're I think it's the people the audience themselves that makes it a problem is it does it really it doesn't affect you personally. Wow. So why would it bother? Why does it bother you if someone else chooses a different lifestyle, exactly? I mean, I I agree. I think I think it's you know, you gotta live your own life. You know? But I mean, avoiding all politics, we move on more politics with. Some movies coming out. Yeah. Let's get into these movie trailers these are actually new ones that kind of just dropped not too long ago. So we have the detective Pika chew which is played by Ryan Reynolds on first Taylor love. Yeah. I'm. Keeps I still see him as dead pool. But. I wasn't someone that actually kinda grew up in watch was so into Pok Mon another way, but Pika CHU is a famous character. Of course. Now, he doesn't talk in the cartoons. But so it's just weird to have someone like Ryan Reynolds to play peaky chew field. So the funny thing about all toots like 'cause they show in the trailer. It's like whenever that he's talking to general public. He says PICO PICO. Yes, exactly vizo. It's like some guy that can actually understand hill, which I think is really funny. I I wanna see those because even though I don't, you know, I've never really watched Pokemon play the games me. Neither this movie actually looks really entertaining. Think there's going to be a lot of jokes in there though that only like Pokemon players will like laugh at and there'll be some weird people coming to see these. No offense to the people that, you know, watch or play pokey like nobody deal. But I mean, I've many friends do. So I mean, I'm sure that they'll get mad at me more they hear this. But I mean, I totally wanna see it just because of Ryan Reynolds. And yeah, I can was named is name. Justice something. Yeah, he played in he played in Jurassic world. That's right. But both of them look like they're to great in that movie as good do. Yeah. So I mean, I I really excited for that. And I think I think the second trailer really kind of make things look a little bit more clear to me as to what's happening by still think I'm going to be confused. I think it's going to be like a thing is, you know, if you've played Pokemon and. I don't understand the whole Pokemon. Thank. So I'm probably understand more watch that or play the games. But I think it's kinda like was call that we saw recently can like Halloween. You know, for example. I guess if you have if you watch the older movies, you may understand it more. But you could still go in and watch this, right? And so enjoy it. But there wasn't a leader. That's all Aleida, manga comics. I think that's the thing. I think this one will be a little bit more fun though for sure. Yeah. It looks like more of a comedy other one that we saw as hell boy. And goodness. This movie is gonna be ready. I think it's I think it's rated R athlete come out with its radar because they have a red band trailer. And when they have a red band trailer. You know, it's it's going to be kind of a hard. Deadpool had a red band trailer and everything but I'm excited for this movie, though. I mean, I like I watched the trailer release three or four times just to kind of like clear up everything kinda, you know, is does this look good or not? And every time I watch a laugh, more and more think it looks way you like even cooler, it looks very interesting for sure I've never watched the other to help movies. I have it's just been a long time. It's a different actor. I've wanted to see the first one, but it's like whenever you see the special effects for that movie compared to this one already this. When Archie looks has way better special effects, for sure in the sense of just looking more realistic. But I do need to watch the first hear they're amazing. I haven't actually have one of them still in a rapper. The I think the limited edition one. Tell to. Okay. I know the first ones on Netflix. I like the second one is though. But yeah. Yeah. So I mean there those are looking pretty good. Then those are those are actually movies. I wouldn't actually think I'd wanna sit through. But seeing the trailer. They kinda they kinda get me. And I think Hobo it will be fun one. If we get that. I'm sure we'll get it. Yeah. I think we've we've had the other one. So I'm pretty sure we're going to get the get into also it's coming on April something like that. I think so I'd have to look that one up. I don't know how well it's going to do. Yeah. I think dissect PG, they'll do pretty this Pok Mon. And you know, I think that I think that's gonna do pretty good. You know, since it is going to be what was it was that final rating out yet? For help. Boy for detective pitchy. I don't think so I'm betting is probably gonna be PG. They're gonna find a way to make PG. But there's I think Pichu cussed one of the season the trailer. I thought I heard him say like a minor word. So I don't know for sure I don't I don't I don't really know if we have a rating on that yet. It may be may be kinda like drastic an address Jumanji where it's a family movie, but it's PG thirteen. Yeah. And maybe just kind of like that. I guess that's kind of what I'm thinking. In both those look fun. They do they they look real fun to to go watch. So that's that that has some I guess you can say that has so potential for later on because I know these first couple months have been just dreadful now train your dragons kinda helped that really helped. And that was actually really good movie. I know you said you haven't watched it too soon at you said you having watched the first two this one's definitely one of those rate trilogy movies, like the one of the top probably the best third film of a trilogy. I think. That are. I mean, it was really good. And I think they how they ended it that it definitely that's it was a it was a nice ending to say, the least on how to end a I guess you could say franchise good. So I enjoyed that. One. Now, speaking of movies, and you know, what's good and coming out. We do have captain marvel coming out this next week here and. There's a lot of controversy surrounding this os politics were. Yeah. More politics. So kind of over. Let's let's talk about that briefly on. Why why is it getting? So you know, was it. So controversial right now. And it's not even out in theaters. I mean, this is kind of like the Black Panther of twenty nineteen not because of race, but just because controversy for more will, you know, this because it's happened last year two with Black Panther people were reviewing the movie already before it come out there. Putting like, you know, one star reviews your reviews, they're really trying to bring down the ratings on it. And it started very early 'cause they opened a rotten tomatoes and IMDB they both released, you know, early reviews. They allowed users to post review, whatever the hadn't even seen the movie, right? This is what was happening. I think with counts marvel to on run tomatoes for while. And so I think if I'm not wrong, I'm pretty sure rotten tomatoes dis- allowed people to use to to review rate movies until the movie comes out goes for all movies for forever. And I and I honestly I'm okay with that. I think that makes sense zen one. It doesn't want doesn't, you know? Key people have doesn't make people have hikes -tations or low expectations per se. It makes them, you know, not it makes them not form their own. You know, theories about how it's gonna be it's male just gonna keep them a little bit more open minded because that is true because I just looked it up with captain marvel. There is no rating yet. No critics no audience score nothing. And of course, that embargo hasn't lifted yet on critic reviews think, but you know, like I said they won't allow users to review unless they're in. Actual critic, you know, I think until the movie day of movie the day, the movie releases, and I think that I liked that. I do like that. Because you know, there are some people that do get to watch these movies prior. Now, granted we are. We do kind of get to do that as well. Before some of the others. But I don't I don't typically say anything until you know, that evening after because when we post it the movies, technically released exactly, and you know. But your thoughts on the trailers. I'm kind of excited now they, but the only thing is they haven't really shown a whole lot. Exactly. And it is it has me curious and hasn't in. It's an anticipation that I want to see the movie because I want to know more. I'm okay with too because like they're showing kind of the world that she's coming from a not much there. And the trailers are very similar like they use a lot of things a lot of the same shots and scenes with some berry just small little differences as they aren't giving a lot of details. You know that she's in the air force. I guess and that she's from a different world and the there's a cat and there's a young Samuel Jackson young fury. And he announced I think recently today that he's not going to be an in game. Fury won't be. So we'll see how that goes. But you know, that could mean that everybody else shows up, so I don't know. I it's it this is this is still going to be a big movie because I think it's really going to set up of injuries. Yeah. Yeah. It's going to help kind of give us an understanding of what she may be able to do for the vendors because you know, at the end of Infinity war, he's calling cats marvel and in time, you don't even know where she's been. She hasn't been any movies. Exactly. It's just like all of a sudden. Bam. So they have they had to do this. And like I was saying this is kind of like what happened to Black Panther in the sense of people reviewing this movie super early. They were doing it like a month or lay. Yeah. And it was like getting six point four rating on IMDB. And it's it wasn't supposed to be even some of the YouTube critics were already out there reviews after they seen it. And like like, I said there's embargoes on these movies where you can't actually post review until a certain date. So they already breaking that rule, and yeah, that's it's major. There's there's a legal. Action to that basically because they could really reveal plot details or something like that for audiences. But I mean. I think with this one. I'm really excited for sure I it's hard for it's been hard for me like being -ticipant it just because I've seen a lot of marketing for it. Yeah. I've seen trailers posters everywhere. But you going into this movie? Yeah. Con of excited because you don't know what to expect. Yeah. And usually with moral movies. You know, I'm watching the trailer like once every three days just kind of see if I can catch something else. But this one has just kinda hard to it is because a lot of these characters are characters, we don't know about, you know. And so I'm excited for it. I think I don't really think there's a I think all the hiatus going around is stupid. I I mean like I said people are going to get plot. Details reveal to them or there's going to be just issues with you know, people posting fake reviews and making people mad and not wanting to see I can see why would hurt studios like that? So I mean L. Yeah. I I think I think rotten tomatoes made a smart move answered on a resume over switch to better critic growing go to I am db out if you weren't. There in the first place, then you know, that that's where I've always been even than I'm db still allows that. And I don't think that's right metacritic. You know, of course, those they can change on their own, but like user reviews on IMDB. They can that's all in control of the users themselves. I think in the end when this movie gets released, I think by that first weekend, we're gonna know, you know, how well this movie's going to perform I think it would be very, well, I do it's going to be like, the wonder woman of marvel, but I think it's going to better I think it will to now the good news with captain marvel is we actually got Marcha dice. Finally, we got something to actually give away. Now, this giveaway is not going to happen until we review captain marvel which we will be reviewing next Thursday. And that that means the the episode will be out on Friday. Now, we will be giving away a gift. Pack will be three of them. You're getting a t shirt a fanny pack and a kind of like a coffee mug with Bill live kind of like a travel coffee mug, but it has a handle a coffee Cup. I should say also all three things are really cool, especially the fanny pack, not gonna lie that thing is pretty big. So you know, you could hold a lot e so, but the thing is we're giving you all three of them, not just one you're going to get a pack. Now, here's the downfall the shirts. There's three shirt, and they're all different sizes. We have an adult small, a medium and large. So that is going to be a first come first serve type basis whenever we put the terms of the giveaway on how to enter you know, that that is going to be the one of the drawbacks is you know, is the size of the shirt. Now by all means there are time. That some people don't even go for one of the sizes. So you may get lucky, and you may want say you want the adult small or, you know, someone that wants to small maybe you just want the fanny pack, or you just want the mug either way goes, at least, you're getting a gift pack exerts. And I think they're gonna be some sweet giveaways, and I thought I put it on Twitter a picture of him. You did if you want to know what they look like go to our Twitter page at plaza podcast there on the Facebook and there on on our Facebook pages. Well, you can go check it out, and you can see what they actually look like to get an idea, but we'll be doing that give away next week when we do the captain marvel review excited. That so yeah, I'm looking forward to that. Now anything else that we need to cover before we in the show today of locally basketball teams headed to state. They found out yesterday after beating a level and fifty nine thirty two. I'm pretty sure that's the score. But yeah, they they've been a great team to watch this past season. I've been full support of great games. Great run there. You know, I guess they're now thirty seven three I wanna say thirty thirty. They've only lost three games all year on say, they're thirty seven three. Now, I could be wrong. But I wanna give shout outs to that team. They've worked super hard this year work super hard in the summer of talked a lot of them. Just a lot of different things going on with them. You know beforehand before the season started. They were already ready for the season. So their state championship will be in San Antonio. I know there Friday game will be at one thirty believe at the. Modem? I don't know how much tickets are are, but definitely come up in support him of if you can a lot of hotels will be booked that's gonna be tournament. But I'll yeah. Fantastic. Already for a senior year for me. I would say, you know, we've had two state titles for both volleyball and cross country in than girls in the fact that the ball went to state semifinals basketball's head of their program as a as a whole has just done fantastic. So is just been it's been a it's a it's been very good in this community in general. So definitely look forward to for that. Well, I wanna mention here. Locally at the theatre. Hey, we are selling ice cream. Now, we finally got ice cream the the Hershey product, we got we're selling vanilla sandwiches. We're also selling six ounce cups. We have the orange blossom swirl, which is based. Weekly like a dream sickle ice cream cookies and cream a chocolate sundae. Cotton candy, caramel sundae. I think that might be it. That's it. But they were actually I've had majority of them. They're all really good though. That's awesome. And one other thing I wanna point out starting Tuesday's we're gonna try this out for a month. Starting Tuesdays we are gonna have to dollar hot dog. So you wanna come out come out to a movie and get two dollar hotdogs regular price was four dollars. But for Tuesday's you're gonna get hot dogs for two dollars. The pretty good deal, though, come out come check a movie get you a hot dog. But that's all I have anything else. You wanna add? Although it can be alright. Well, that's going to do it. For today's episode. We will be will be back Friday. The next episode will be on or the captain more review and for the captain marvel giveaways, so until then thank you for joining us on the plaza podcast. We'll see you soon.

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I've like aid cut everything that I don't like but leaving everything turned doesn't like. Oh, god. Okay. Let's just start over. Okay. This week on friendship ING. Okay. So we were on the internet the other day. And we know what let me pull up the Twitter of the person who said that because this was really helpful feedback. So we're getting feedback from y'all on the internet. And we've been way too serious lately, like our last few episodes have been like very sad. And we agree. Yeah. I don't really believe it when people are like you guys should do show, Regis banter and just hang out. And like when people say that I'm like, you don't really want that. I don't think they do this'll be our least download you don't know what you want, you want things to stay the same. You want us to do advice every week. But this week, I'm not really at full strength, because I've been sick and all the questions we've got lately have been heavy. So we decided to take a little break you break. Yeah. And we're gonna talk about ourselves for while because it's been awhile since we've done episode about your humble narrators. Okay. I found it. It's at Emily grizzly. G R is E, L Y. You are good fan and friend and like fifteen people liked her tweet because like things like so exhausting on the friendship show. And we're like, yeah, you're right, dude. Let's do this. So Janet, I went to see detective Beka chew last night. Yeah, we went to we needed to lighten ourselves up. So we went to go see fucking fica CHU. Yeah. We went to see if he could chew and we're going to dedicate. We were going to hold up Assode analyzing the movie, I think, forgetting that it's not a movie that's really meant to be by far. The least important part of them movie was the plot. I lost the plot almost immediately nothing makes. No. So we're going to dedicate the back half of the episodes. Talking about our night last night, and we will spoil Pika chew, but really not. So I wouldn't worry about the spoiler I wouldn't. It has to be like a hard core. Fucking Amman fan to be spoiled by this movie. Because like the okay wait. Let's, let's say, I will also say, we can't possibly spoil it because I don't know what happened in the movie if I swallow it, it'll be purely incidental, like Mutubu was God. Yeah. They were trying to make j- pique chew. It's fine anyway. So we're going to talk about our lives because that's what you think he want, and we're curious to see how this goes in. I wanted to say we really love feedback. I really do because we're kind of podcasting in the dark here. Yeah. We've been podcasting in the dark for three years, like really long time. And we're we try we haven't for this show every week, and we are so ready to like answer questions every week and we'd live legit have no idea how much you care about us, personally and wanna like hear about us, and so, like, whenever we edit these episodes were, like, hey, and cut out everything you possibly can that isn't important. And I don't know maybe you want that. Maybe you want that bullshit. We want to hear from you front shipping podcasts at gmaiLcom. We have no confidence or self esteem, not. So you need to tell us what you want to hear from us. Yeah. And if we're doing perfectly fine, and we should change nothing like definitely tell us that I love not changing things, and, and working very little nice in nice and steady. The hold steady for awhile. Okay. Trinh. What should we talk about? I have ink stream Lii, intense knock knees. Not me my knees go together. When I stand up on my feet are like a foot apart. You're like a frog. I am a very long feet, long toes. This is what you get listeners. Want this transit great swimmer swimmer. Because my flippers. Yeah, you got long flippers long flips, Jen tells much our garden speaking about like, you know, weird things that we do because this is how I got here. Yes. You're Snuffy and sniffly. Yes. A for cold reasons and for allergies, which makes me feel like you're going to explode in phlegm at some point oh, I did this morning. How did you put yourself back together again? Yeah. So I have been sicker than I've been in a long time last week. I was sick for like five days in a row. And I, I was so deeply in denial about it like in the office. I came the office one morning. And it was like it was really stormy. And in cutting humid, and the first humid day of the year, I truly humid day of the year I always get a little like a little headache a little gross. It's just like part of it's just part of my, my, my sinus times. I'm her Royal sinus. So Maria my coworker and I we started keeping a count of how many times either of a sneeze like, oh, allergy hell, and then I got home from work, and I was like it's so weird. I'm not feeling better. I'll take a nap and then I took a nap and I was like, oh, definitely feel better after the snap. Do not feel better go. I'll just go to bed early, and I'll definitely feel better in the morning. And I look in the morning and I was like, oh, I am so much worse. I think it's time for Bedia admit that I actually sick and I was, and I was down down for the count like, all I did was sleep in, man. I totally forgot how badly it sucks to be sick. I was like, why didn't they? Why didn't appreciate my health when I had it so many days ago? But my when I finally started to feel better, the first thing I wanted to do was go get some plants and it went to Home Depot, when I did not steal my not because that's you steal arm. The goody two shoes. Okay. Internet bad bridge. Jen dangerous. So I made the executive decision to do a small garden this year because I have too much going on in my life. Not even just the wedding like tonight you we have a big writing project. We're working on writing a book. We were writing. We can tell people. Yeah, he's been. I feel like I feel like everybody has been linked hinted that we're writing friendship book. But I mean this isn't son announcement. We said it too easy to like we didn't say, see two we told the audience afterwards, I did shout it. Shout it. So, yeah, here's the we're working on a book, and we're not going to say any more details about it because because who knows who who because because I want, I don't know knows players. No spoilers can can we tell them what it's about. Yes about friendship. We're writing a book about friendship together as for Jenin Tren or writing a book. We're both writing a book. We're both planning a weddings. Yeah. Both getting your face tattooed. Whatever turned does I do too. Yeah. Yeah. Yeah. I'm coming at you with a needle. It's so this is the strange thing. So I mentioned to you a expect. I would like to get back to your bookers, but I'm good. Well, we're talking about this. My doctor was like you have to distress yourself. They tell you this. No, I went to the doctor and I was like I'm having these ten physical ailments. What's going on? And she's like they're literally all because you're stressed out. Wow, and would sucks. The most is that like work is fine. My personal relationships are fine. I've had some like family drama whatever, but like life is like actually pretty normal. It's just the whole planet this dressing. Yeah. The whole fucking planet. So what I said was. Yeah. I know I'll start taking morning walks. And I'll start going to cuddle bell class again. I'm a start meditating great great. But what I was really wanting to say was bitch than right? My fucking book and fix the planet and get make abortion rights legal. I know you can you can you make can you fix this issue with production rights. And if you can't, then I'm still going to be starts, right? Right, right. Yeah. Can you reverse climate change? No. Okay. Well, then I'm going to deal with the ten pounds of stress weight that I gained. Because cortisol is now my friend. Yep. I have this, like Qingchen my neck for the past like nine days. And I know a Nick kink. I've a neck king tune, not a king. Ferman name. You have a king, a king for men Nain fucking that's weird because I did have a dream, not a sexy one, but it dream about my old friend, Nick the other night. Maybe I'm still thinking about him. I don't know. Anyway, our next or bad continued. Yeah, this is where I'm holding the book right now. Right. In this part of the two thousand words have to be written in there already. But if it's me, but the you're putting the exact same place. I have a problem, but the other side. Oh my God twins. We are literally to have of a whole body agree full of stress and Boogers. Phlegm. Okay. So I went to Home Depot. Yes. Trinh. I know you are to begin. So this information is not super relevant to you. But Home Depot serves hotdogs, yet. No is them before. Yeah. Why? So my partner is Canadian sorry, I meant, why do they serve hot dogs at Home Depot? Oh, they serve hotdogs, it all Home Depot, Illinois. Yeah, I love this. It's a mid west thing. Yeah. Okay. I wonder I guess my question was more broad, like is it a midwest? Thing is that a United States of America thing from what I understand it is. In fact, a mid west thing. I love that. That is the most mid western thing ever. I grew up eating Home Depot hotdogs, slept. Parents were always like renovating their houses like a point of pride to them. So went to Home Depot, a lot and it was always like, then we would get our hot dogs and eat them in the car. And I got to do that, again, had, like I Home Depot hotdog in the summer, and it was not good. But I loved it and all I could think was like this place is still central. It is my God dads, fucking everywhere, the magnet school for dill stats love Home Depot. Yeah. Yeah. They don't even need to take a test to get in there. That's also walked to slow in aisles is another thing. I learned well, it's because they're taking it all in, you know, like they're, they're in their native habits. So I to Emma dill's. And so when I go Home Depot, like I mean, I'm just smelling, the varnish daddy. Like, I'm I'm becoming a weird construction daddy now. I love that. You've always had that letter. But you've always been building. Yeah. I've been sawing shit a lot. I, I, refinished, a Kia dresser the other day and like what knobs and everything. That's so cool. Fresh knob it. And so it was really I've never had this before, because, as you know, I've been becoming more Billy as overtime. So I went to our local hardware store called the crafty beaver. Oh my God. I was talking about crackling fever we which we definitely need yet. But I, I wanna finish own does it there's the thing was for the first time in my life, I was checking out and the guy was like all wishy working on oh, and varnishing some, some would and like, Yam varnishing some what I've got my power Sander. And like we're like talking about it, and I was like only a deal for real. You are still. I'm so glad he asked you that he wasn't like what's your boyfriend working, and, you know, what Connell was with me and behind on he he's looked me in the eyes and komo's a tall. Paul bearded men limit. I take it back. It was actually my brother, who's with me, who looks like he could be my dad and he's bearded. He's hugely bearded Jenn. What's your Home Depot? Oh, no. It's a craft UB restore so you finish your Home Depot story. Oh, just that I picked up several deals and brought them home. Oh, good. Use lines, your self. So this is less of a story in just a weird little Edito from college goal. So I lived around the corner from a craft you beaver, maybe four blocks away when I'm department my senior year of college and crafty beaver is the worst name. Yes. Now, I think it's the best name. But at the time I was just like I can't say these words, this is just like what Craxi beaver fucking kidding me. Sometimes, I called the beef to be. So one time I was like semi apartment alone with, like, none a landlord, but someone our landlord at hired, like come fix something. And I remember being like hungover and like, really not like like probably like, disassociating because like dealing with the stress of graduating and while Abbad I remember having, like the most bizarre conversation with this, like, Hindi worker, who was coming to fix something in our apartment. And he was like looking at his phone like trying to figure out if there was any any place nearby where he could pick up like this missing party. Needed, and he, and he goes, hey, is there is there a hardware store around here and the only place to your by was the crafty beaver and instead of saying, Yep? There's a craft to be around the corner. I just went, Nope. Because I didn't want to say the words. Yes, there's a crafty beaver to this man that I you know what I I support it. Like how I just could explain just couldn't say those words to this man in this moment, yet, cr- crafty beef. There's a hardware store on this intersection, you'll find it. I was like, I don't know. Just use Google maps, good luck. So anyway, this is my formal apology to the to the. I'm sure he was perfectly nice worker, who had to deal with me that morning, who was extremely helpful because I couldn't say the words I would never say the word beef to a man, I didn't know alone in the apartment. Hungover don't stress. I just couldn't. I was like, no I support every choice you've ever made. Thank you. Let's say you like the stuff that we're making in doing lately. Oh my God. What Jen yes I just tweeted about this plant shop. Chicago is going to be hosting a plant so up in June. And then another one in July. Oh, so your summers booked up. I am pruning, like a motherfucker. I am dip in these, these twigs and of fucking rooting powder. I'm taking my trash and putting the I have so many yogurt cups. Full will baby plants. All my, the second, I found out, they are doing this, I threw my phone across the room. I rushed into my office and I just started snipping living you would crazy. A book wild Sniffen snippets. Finance difference in your plans. Do the plant smell when you went to your room. Is it like oh, it's mostly plants in here, you know, but when it, it also depends on the plant, I've eleven Cyprus that I think I killed. And when you when you touch it, it's most lemony. Oh, which is nice and then some plants when I prune them, we'll just smell like really strong. Green smell so like a Hoya, I think smells like pretty strong plant that your cats are obsessed with, oh, the spider plant that makes them hallucigenic. Yeah. And you had to put it back. I so I only own two plants that are toxic to cats. And I keep them on a very, very high shelf that they cannot get to in the other plant up, there is this perfectly nontoxic very easy to grow loves bright, lights spider plant that they are hell bent on destroying an eating. And and you know sniffing because it's drugs. It's drug is cat drugs. And if I if they if they ever. Knew something that pleases me like to like an extremely pleased pleased me this day I should get you high, I shall give you the acid that you crave. And so I take snip of it. Triple sleaze father play. We have some drugs allow me to treat ball's father. They say like I. So Jim in your head, what does Matvey call you like long or friend mama, mama? Friend. No, I think it, totally depends, so Matvey is part lab part. Sheba, and part Chow. Yes. And those last two things means she's like a sassy animal. She. She literally gets in like moods. She sassy an ASI. Yeah. She totally ish, very ASI their tailed as the. Yeah. Anyway, so she will like, if you ever seen a dog throw a fit, like she will she will have, like a toddler meltdown, if we ever make her move from where she is sleeping. And I used to do that, like three times a day because it's like actually this is where on my computer is I need to need to sit here or at night. She puts herself to bed early. It's very cute. But then she's like it's like you can't sleep there. That's where I sleep. So I'll like have to you can't just push her. She's, she's too bottom. Heavy. So you've got to tamp, that you've got to take the blanket into like a magician sing with it out from under her, like, like a witch or pick it up and make her role. And when you do this, she gets very mad. She gets. She's not. She doesn't even play bite, but she gets snappy, like, stop it. Stop stop, stop, stop. I don't want you to do that. Stop it around. Like that. Yeah. And so she calls you my friend, or my enemy when I when I moved her because like roast beast. I think knows that she's the Queen Tantawi and I do think that she thinks of me as like being like her humble handmade. And Dr goes like the juster do Dargo thinks that he's the baby of all, I think he'd probably refers to all three of us is Papa. All of us. All right. I think now we're talking about pets. Maybe we could talk about Pika CHU. Yeah. Let's talk about the best movie we've ever seen, so this movie we went, so we went to go see this movie last night, because we were like we need to get we need to get going when you talk about friendship, whatever, you know, and so is Jen and me and my partner, and then my best friend Carlin, and her husband, and then their child, who I believe, is like six six five or six or six they looked like eight because they're so tall. Yeah. Right, there mazing. Yeah. It was amazing to see this movie with a kid. So Jen, and I were basically like the weird wine. Ants watching this peak. Chew movie with one child and Jen, you got up and got yourself some wine. And I'm glad that you did. I did do that. It was eleven dollars for little tiny pour of wine, but we were at the fancy theater. So we got to lean all the way back, which was nice really taken, the, the cinema experience of this. Oscar-nominated. Good movie. It was it was something. So like it was one of those like it was definitely an environment movie like it was a I'm not a Pokemon person in the gen doing there is played part of one Pokemon game and I've watched Tom catch a ton of Pokomo. I loved it. When I was a kid. I wasn't like obsess. I wasn't my, my favorite thing, but I liked the little video game. Yeah. Yeah. I didn't identify with it. I mean, I think I'm I think I'm too old for Pokemon. I was a rainbow break. Nerd kid? Yeah. But so is interesting seeing all of the because like there's a ton of Pokemon in this movie about Pokemon, believe it or not, definitely, the best part of the movie was, like, when he was moving through the city and come on. We're like hanging out doing their thing. I was really that was delightful. I don't understand entirely the relationship between human and Pokemon. Yeah. Me either. At one point, I leaned over to train, and I go, how is this not dogfighting like it is? But it is in dad get it. You have to trap, the Pok Mon, but like consensually, so it's like this Bedia something they live with you. And like they're like, part of you, and they go to work with you. So it's almost like there are like your therapy. Like a service animal. They also fight for you. So, like, in one of the main characters has a sidewalk, which was completely useless in the entire film, except for like one moment. I know I feel so bad for the sidewalk. All he does is get anxious and get headaches, which I notify with. Yeah. Like I the whole time I was like I unfortunately know that I would be assigned aside, doc, because that's who I am, as a person, I would want Boba sore, and I would hope for a bowl sore, but aside, maybe it's more like I'm a sidewalk and, and my, my demon would be a bulb this or maybe like it doesn't match you completely. You know, I don't know because that's to be like complementary. I think because the so okay. So let's talk poke monz. Let's do this. Okay. So the main character was with a peak at you, which was not really his peak at you. It was his he could. Reynolds ones inside him a whole, I don't know. And then the, the lady, the main woman character is a intrepid reporter, just and very brave. Yes. Does a lot of Griffin doors shit, but she has the side. I don't maybe that's a good point. Maybe the sidewalk is to is to complementary and holder back a little bit. I back it wasn't a fan of how everyone is making fun of the sign up because he's mental illness, this very good nervous. And he gets migrants. Should we be a little nicer, though? I agree. And like maybe she shouldn't be bringing him into stressful situations. Perhaps, she is not a responsible pet owner. Yeah. I don't really think they're good for each other. I did like the moment in the movie where Tim the main, the main Cutie pie was like I been very nice to you, pay cashew. I'm going to change that. I was like, oh, that's a nice moment. It was a good, French. Yeah. Because I was worth their whole dynamic. Maybe worried isn't the right word I wouldn't say I worried over this. But I was glad that their whole dynamic wasn't being mean to Pika chew and being sassy the. Time like they became friends. There were a lot of good relationship shown in the film, a lot of bad relief. God, we gotta talk about the absolute failure with treating people with disabilities in this movie. Yeah. Carlin made a really good point last night. In fact, when we were walking back home. Carleen pulled over her kid and was like, hey, so something not nice happened in this movie. Let's talk about it, which was like the best parenting I've ever seen in my life. It's so inspiring carlin's fucking amazing. I love looking over and seeing her kid climate or her lap during the movie precious angels. But there is a character who had a degenerative disease and for the last third of the movie got around with a wheelchair the way he talked about it was like own confined to this, and was very clearly somebody who has never experienced physical disability wrote this. Yeah, the whole thing was, like I need to get out of this wheelchairs, it was a it was a huge bummer. Right. Right. If it was what term. Earned him evil what which is like about cheating perfection. It was so it was weird. It was achey. It was definitely we can't speak too much about it. Because at this point, I was totally lost. Yeah. Yeah. Yeah. No, there was two sons. And then there was one I don't know who's supposed to be good. It's like fine. Let's go back to poke Amon though. Yeah. Jen, if you're Pok Mon. Do you know what twin, you might be man? I don't know. I don't know enough about him. I always liked, the, the FOX one Finnegan, that's, like a later stage, Pokemon late stage capitalism. Puck on. You're definitely a fire type. Oh, in my opinion. Interesting. Although I think your horoscope is a waterside no cancer crab who tried waterside. It is that makes sense to crab. Snip snip. So you know how all millennials know everything about like there's odiaun sign is a is a thing I guess. Yeah. I don't mean either and I. So I googled it last one, I and I was like put it in only info and so I'm a cancer corn. Oh. So main sign cancer rising signed cancer moon sign Capra cord and that is very meeting meaningful. It doesn't mean I know exactly I feel at ease with it. And I and I am not one of those people like soda Acas, hocus pocus, because like fucking, everything is, you know, it's like I people, you know, identify f j or they hustle puff or whatever. Because it helps us understand ourselves better. And I don't ever wanna make fun of that even when it's something really fucking stupid like being right. Like, I think that when we identify parts of our personality in tropes, and stuff like that. I don't think that's a bad thing. I think that's just like us really deeply wanting to be understood. Yeah, I have. I have a lot of thoughts about this that I can't get into because. I'm sober. But you know, it takes me know it's good. Still technically in, in the word. Right. Right. Right. But yeah, I have I definitely have thoughts about how like people that in my life, that I know use religion to organize their life in a chaotic world. And I think this is just another lighter version of, like, how do I how do I make sense? How do I organize how I live my life or how, I think based on the mess of my mind? Right, right. I refuse to make fun of anybody who is trying to find meaning in this chaos in any way that they do it that said, I might still meet them on Twitter. Oh. Yeah. I wanna talk about my favorite part of the movie. Can I do that? Yeah. Please my favorite part of the movie of detective package was how absolutely certain trend was that he was going to do. Oh, I would say train was resigned to the fact I would be, I would say, trend, walked him this movie being like, well, how long till Pika chewed is. Yes. At one point, he like it was like ten minutes in the movie, and he like jumps or something or like has to run away from something. And under her breath, not to anyone not to me, not to her partner just goes news. He's gonna die. Yeah. Yeah. Yeah. It's so true. So funny thought that because I thought he would get hurt or whatever it has that moment. No. I certainly would be fine you kept leaning over. Oh, god. So I was like, what, Jen keep saying to me during the movie because I was like, oh, he's gonna die cups. I keep saying this fucking awesome. This is awesome fucking, but you said that to every trailer that. Like the best part about going the movies with Jen was like I'd lean over to be like, oh, this looks fucking stupid, you know. And she's like that was so cool. I can't wait to see it and like I know I here's the thing knowing Jen, I know that at least at least half the time she was being for real, because ironman, too is one of your favorite movies. Yeah. So as Cloverfield. Yeah. I just live monster. Movie. Cloverfield is pretty cool. Actually, the first one. I liked the last one me. Yeah. Wait, wait, the space one, the one where it's mostly a lady in traffic by John Gaiman love that one. It was actually the second one. Okay. Is jerry. Oh my God. It's so good. The real monster was white men. Yeah. Yeah. Percents and also real monsters with real monsters. That's also. I fucking love monster movies, because they're like scary suspenseful movies. But that don't scare me because they're probably not real probably speaking of reality, don't know. I understand. Also in the pak-jae movie, you had a thought plaguing you start to finish. Oh, yeah, we're all their little Weena ses, same, same. Same question. Goes for the sonic sonic the hedgehog Tran's penis, you should put pants on. Yeah. No. I agree. Or tell us where the penises. Yeah. I mean that's all I was looking for where we're pianist go. How does sign it become pregnant, where do more sonic how to poke him on reproduce? I f we, you know what I'm sure this is Lynn can go. Sure, three produced internet dorks. I'm going to be all over this, actually. It is a system that humans don't understand. Ever seen polka Amman breeding, they breed in daycare, where only the old man and his wife take care of the film. That's convenient. They give them privacy time when they do their things later old man. This is from Cora later old man claims to a found eg, which is given to the player if Nevena lable spot is available. So they, they don't give live birth. They hatch eggs day at Pok Mon are reptiles all of them? I don't know making. The base of. So, so some men have for in some polka men, and I don't see any nipples either that we're on the subject do googling. Do any polka men have nipples? Let's see. Poke Amman with nipples. There's a whole list, I would say go to KOTA, Google images and really, really come on with visible nipples. Militant nose leaf of terrible done Pokemon. We got a Google image this, this is extremely important. I can't believe her new house. Yes. Some of them do have nipple some some Pokemon have nipples. So perhaps it is true that Pokemon is an umbrella term for many different species under from many different kingdoms a whole 'cause I know my classification system. Anyway. Yeah. Also, like there was some of them were fish, right? Yeah. Wouldn't have peace there. Maybe they all have hitting Cloete ga. Oh, like like Yoshi. Yeah. Yeah. Yeah. Yoshi has to have a clue IGA does Yoshi have clothing. We this is spinning wildly out of control. Maybe we should stop talking. I love you. She. I'd have to get. Oh, this is a picture of Yoshi be whole. Okay. Well, that didn't take long to go. Blue is this trench. If you would like to send us a question. Please do friendship. Ing podcast gmaiLcom we'll make us do this again. Yeah. Please for the love of God. If he likes to harass us online, the best place to do that is do friendship. Our personal Twitter's are at gen dangerous. Two ends in at Trent and tonic. Just the ways. Thank you. Don't learn Gallagher for designing and congratulations to you on your new clamps. I saw on Twitter race. We're gonna, I'm gonna she's got a Jade plant, I'm gonna have to ask her about thinking Aaron Parman from editing. Thank you for Monica Verma for being Asian. Thank you. Molly Lewis force singing, thank you. Alex Cox the podfather in audio daddy for just keeping real. Enjoy all your red bull. Enjoy a red bull. And thank you for listening to this all two of you. Multi. We would haunt I'm googling something before I make this joke. Good for you very responsible.

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What the heck is Ambrosia?

The Polygon Show

56:01 min | 1 year ago

What the heck is Ambrosia?

"Hello and welcome to the Polly young show. I'm actually oh, filling in as host for sympathy. Roche for who is out sick today. Very said center well-wishes, well wishes well wishes all around Mike co hosts are staring at me in disbelief, and this is Chelsea stark. Thank you for the warm gesture there is a warm gesture also to are all their Cho's Jenna steeper. I'm ready to be one and one third. Hell present. Is it very Lookie Jenner. You come in with a strong presence. Yeah. You know? I'm here. I'm here. I'm ready. Three is a magic number. It's very witchy number. Oven. All wearing black. We are all wearing black. Very exciting. Very exciting. So I'm going to open up with a unexpected question that I did not prompt any of you. This is all the surprise some great hosting already last time. It was about food this time. This is a more controversial also sort of about food. What are your thoughts on eggnog? No. Thank you. If I wasn't rumba. I'll just have her own. Oh, that's how I feel about. I don't need. I don't need to pretend. Like, I'm drinking something more than I am doing the eggnog ause. You wanna be drinking rum? But you wanna make it all holiday like. Well, I mean that is a good take. But I also just like, yeah. Tell me convince me it's like a weird milk. It's kind of it's like a weird sugar. Mill. It's like I think it's kind of like a milkshake I without the ice cliff. I shake is more convincing than weird with milk slightly yellow. I'm not on anyone's marketing team for a reason not on eggnog marketing board like we'll have you tried calling. It weird milk. It's just the consistency. It's like a think of it. Yeah. It's a Milton milkshake. It's got a you can sprinkle nutmeg and nutmeg. I'll just grind some nut. Megan to my wrong. That's fine. You can do that. I also don't I mean, I also don't really drink it with booze. I'm just like, oh, I just want one glass just one glass of sugar milk. When wonder milk? Milk. I knew. Don't buy it for myself, Mike where do yeah. Where do you acquire acquired at my mom's? Storm. Homemade not God. Do I I only say that because I'm afraid to but in grocery stores may okay? Here's let me reach back into the past for for both y'all made nog once when I was like like a preteen. What's in it? Well, egg is what I remember the thing about this is that I got the recipe from a boxcar children. I love cartoons. This very weight from a boxcar children book, or like, cookbook, Brandon. It's worse than both of those things. I was like a member of a boxcar children club where they would send us the books. None of a newsletter. None of that's worse better. Make did you lean the recipe from reading a book it was in the newsletter? And it was just like, here's the boxcar. Children's eggnog recipe was at the official boxcar children. Yes. What does the official nog? I don't feel. This is bad because I had the. Oh my God. It's Blake little house on the prairie. Ooh. Walk cooks cookbook, and I made like syrupy limited or something serious fear. I don't remember it was like Brown sugar lemonade. Another thick yellow yellowy drink for Chelsea. A trail. I think that everyone should have figured out that it's like it's got extra sugar Chelsea's gonna eat it like candy corn, which I know is controversial look don't growl at me. Actually, how do you feel about the dog? I really so before I did not like it. I thought like the taste was really strange. It wasn't totally sweet. It had another weird. But I don't know overtime became an acquired taste, and I really like it now. Okay. I don't think that I would have more than two glasses in a row though. It's very thick very sweet has no. So I think like even if there was boozing it it would be like a maximum one point five glasses. And then you're right. Just move onto the rum or the whiskey or that's all I needed my longer. Just need one point five glasses a year and a taste only hurt it during the holidays. Yes. Yeah. That some. You want one portion of I want one peop- year. And that is that's enough for me to remember what peeps are all about. That's true and slice of cranberry salad or cranberry is that crown Halley. Jealous stuff that company can okay. Like canned cranberry that we're talking about Imbros ya. Oh, I like Ambrosia again sugar. Hello. The can cranberry like the yellow thing. But like when you said cranberry salad so all chopped up like egg salad. Tremor salad which is the jello stuff mixed with walnuts and fresh cranberries in some series. That sounds good in jello. Yes. He put him in. That sounds this. Before we talk about games. Hold on. Okay. Jello. The the the the textures are not. But it's crop lamentably. Sweet though, it's like, but Chiloe firm, bouncy wobbly jello with a walnut it like floating in there. I guess depended. Like, a key jelly gets spread flat. I've never made it. I've eaten it. It's spread flat. And then you just put the nuts on top and the dry creek, garnish like a dick topping. Thicke topping thick food. Yeah. Picturing soda of the office where Jim puts tweet stapler and the jello sinking of that. But like a handful of walnuts I grow. What if what if you compress the walnuts in the center? So it was like a nut brain. Shell. This would be a good Halloween desert. Seriously. Okay. I I grew up in Texas. And it's just like a lot of white people adding weird things to jello food. Okay. I feel like that's a very sixties seventies thing where I feel people were very into gelatin mama's born in fifty three right? So that is like the time the time when she would have made that stuff and she made that stuff for me, the jello, mold. I've had I've had a jello salad. That was like jello cottage cheese. Yeah. And and pineapple. Yeah. Yeah. I wish the audience could see Ashley Ashley, she's not. Would you leaders? There was a flash of sweat that ran down to my toes right now. Just moving on. Is. Chelsea Chelsea's jello corner. I got a. All full of jello. This is Chelsea like, hey, hey, I'm back on board like a kiddie pool, but it's full of jello wallow in exactly for some reason Chelsea's on an inflatable raft. Raft floating a little pink Flamingo and. She's got a glass of eggnog. Garnished with candy or. I am the chaos demon here. Chaotic right now. Chelsea pleased chaotic sugar, please, let's for God's sake change the topic. Yes, ma'am, thick jello. Egg talk to tetris effect. Very good. Very good. Very flashy. Would would what are your thoughts? Very flashy. It's I said this after e-3 people were like Chelsea how can you make this your favorite game for me three? And I'm like, look tetris is a wonderfully satisfying puzzle game, but tetris effect takes it to another level because of the sound design and the visual design if that game every single level is like multiple visual layers like especially because the intensity changes through. So you have one level. And when you get to one third Mark of the level, the song will change the tempo, Jane and it gets faster slower. And then you get to another third, and it changes again, the song will change again rapidly. And like all the visuals change the sound so much like my experience with luminous. And I know, you know, the same guy, but how? How to you would you describe the difference between luminous tetris effect because I guess the tetris effect fuels like almost the complete package of like the extension of all of the really good ideas from luminous. But just like, oh, but this is also a puzzle came that literally everyone in the planet has played. And also just like the the extension of the ideas of changing speeds changing tempos, creating a whole kind of visual environment that each level lives in. I don't know it feels like almost like a bigger more holistic approach is the is the campaign like one long continuous run until no. So each the campaign which called journey moded. You do like heats of three to four levels and you've to beat those. So once you beat one level in the Keat, you if you die you go back to at least, you don't go to the start of the heat, you go to that level. Okay. But yeah, you have to beat three or four of those. It looks like a very I've only played it a little bit. And I played tetris a lot because it's soothing. So soothing just soothing game tetris affects feels like it's that soothing nece taken to the full extreme. Yeah. Where it's very like mellow like you come home from work and you just want to zone out for an hour while you reconfigure, your brain. I feel like tetris effect would be really good for that. It's so good for that. Especially because it's good at ramping up the action. And then letting you have a release where it's like not every time the every time the thing changes does it get faster. Sometimes it's like or a really heated section, and then the tempo slows down you enjoy you know, how far you've come or digging. You're like let yourself digger like dig out of the mess. You've made I guess. I like that. It's not just all ramp ran up like one level will start at kind of a high tempo. And then you're like, oh, I made it twelve lines in now chilled out and slow down. And I was like this is really cool. Yeah. That's a great concept. That's maybe the best thing that you could do to tetris to make tetris knew it is. It is extremely weird how they made tetris new and there's a bunch of other different game modes. I'm still playing the story one. But when they came to the office, we played the one that's like the infected mode forgot the name of it, and you have to like get rid of tetris, viruses that are spreading through by clearing lines. And it's just like got a bunch of cool. There's a random mode were different bad or good things could happen to you giant piece can fall down what? And then you have to clear out the piece. Yeah. Oh, it's so cool. Thank god. That sounds very intense some of it. Yeah. Some of his definitely like very talented tetris players. I'm not that. But I just like zone out. I like really in the music is so. Oh, yeah. I was gonna ask you about the music. There's like some of it's like very good like Transi songs and Electronica and some of it's like there's one that feels like inspired by jazz pianos in New York City traffic happening and one that is kind of more of like African drums with different sound of X happening afterwards. And and then those are kind of paired with fireworks the level goes on who will 'cause they're similar sound pairing. Amazing. Yeah. Ten spectacular. Yeah. I heard that the lined up like the precaution with you know, clearing out the lines and whatnot. Well, yeah. There's different levels. Like one rotating, the pieces each has a different effect clearing a line, sometimes has visual effects with the the towers each line spins and I'm like oh over whelming. And it's just like it's kind of like a visual treat when you do well though, because it's just like everything's happening in sync. And sometimes like a you do something really well a giant whale made a little lights swims by. Well. Chris Endo's at the same time you like oh bliss. Have you ever found a point in the game where it was too overwhelming like where there was like kind of over-stimulation where it was a bit distracting? Yes. Sometimes they'll be like the first time, I'm playing a level of specially the spinning thing. I was telling you about every single line spins like one after another like it's doing the wave. It's spinning on a horizontal, yes. So like over vertical. So it's like vertical over vertical. Do they change like colors or something? They'll get brighter and darker. Oh my God. And sometimes things when you get a tetris everything turns rainbow, clearing the four lines. Yeah. Everything becomes like kind of rain belly for a second. And then clears back. This sounds wonderful is so like a screen saver that. I can play. It's like the win 'em visualization start on at so many amps skin. God, it's it's like the best version of that. There's an amazing one that is like. Clearly, inspired by native American chanting, and the like there's horses in everything is getting bigger and bigger and more intense. There's one that sounds like you're walking across the sand than it transforms into walking across snows every every tetris pieces like oh your foot in a snowy crunch. The best. I don't like them. Really glad that I'm taking this journey just by describing it, but it's just like all the most pleasant sensations. The sounds like the snow part to me sounds like very ASM are. Yeah. It's very ASMAR. But you're also like it's Marv it also these pieces get like some of the speeds will go up to like twelve or which is hard. It's hard to describe it. It's like it's fast, the pieces are falling very quickly. And I'm like just place place where I think I dread that part. I feel like that's why I've held off a little bit playing tetris. Because even though you know, I can see how it is definitely soothing. But to me, I think that all I really associate with tetris is like my hands get so sweaty. The controller because coming down so fast. And I'm like, I can't even enjoy. No, Mike were said this in his review, and I should have taken his advice. Play the story motoring easy. If you play it because I play normal and does get a little challenging. I also here he described the end of the campaign as very emotional. I haven't beaten it yet. I didn't know what he really meant by that that seems very vague. But I'm sure like once you play it. You'll probably you know, I'm sure it is something does music pacing. And yeah, but but for the word of motion to come up with judge tryst tetris interest Ardy imagine that because the first the first levels also very got a amazingly like female vocal track. That is really nice hits song you here in the trailer. So it's really beautiful, and it just like kind of Christian knows at the right time. And you're like, oh, this is really nice. So I can I can see where that's going. It's like it's a it's an emotional journey without any story. That's really. Pure motive that sounds so refreshing and very hard to accomplish. I think in a game. I mean, I think MS Gucci is just amazing. It figuring out. How puzzles can make us feel good in even those levels of frustration are sometimes good because you're like, I accomplished it. I beat it. And it's over I got myself out of the jam. Sometimes I wonder if anyone is asked Musica chief he has like any form of sinister usua- because it seems so. Crafted from the perspective of somebody. Who does have that? To an extent reminded me a little bit of res-. Yeah. Okay. God I played res- in VR. That was quite an experience that feels like it was a lot. But in good way. I really this makes I don't want to buy a PlayStation VR. But I kinda do because like this game seems like the thing. It's like, yeah. It's not it's not giving you crazy visuals. Just giving you this perfectly sealed in relaxed immersive experience. So must be great on VR. Yeah. I've only played it on Biard a little bit and very much was that where like you are in your in your isolates and chamber playing tetris that. Jenna tell us about fall out seventy sit. I'm loving it. I'm liking a quite a lot. I've been hearing a lot of people who are kind of concerned about the multiplayer online aspect, which I think is fair. I've only gotten to experience the beta so far. So I think people who are in the beta or probably like us, they're like games during list's or streamers or people who are really focused on just seeing as much as possible. Yeah. Into aren't that integrating? So I have not had most mine counters with people in the game have been very lovely mostly. It's just like you walk up. You're you're doing a quest in somebody else's doing the same question an area, and you're sort of circling and you can you talk to each other. You can eat mode at each other. And there is mikes. So you can talk on your mic. I don't do that. 'cause no just what kind of a moat Stu you have there's a there's a whole bunch. There's like like waving Holo, there's one that's like a threat. It's cold a threat, but it's just doing the finger guns. The one I most I this threat at all. That's just like, hey buddy finger. Like an a moat for like it like a follow me type thing if you encounter somebody in. Maybe if like you need helper they need. More specific ones. Like, there's like ones that are like, please help me. I'm unwell dying. Yeah. There's ones I think you can they have an atomic shop where they can do micro transactions, and they have emotes for unlock there. And I know they have ones that are like need ammo. Raby hand. Need food dying fast that sort of thing? So I think there are some more specific like relevant relevant ones. But in general, they see more more vague. I I've only I find that. I only use like the heart wants to let people know like chill. I'm not here to fight. I don't just gonna go about my business. Has anyone ever tried to fight you? I think I'm the only person on staff who has had a Peavey p experience. And at least nobody else I've talked to so far again in the beta has I yeah, I was running up a mountain in game not in real life. But I was in. I was running up amount in this guy started yelling at me through the open mic channel. I think kind of kind of role play eaten. Eat like, I'm gonna kill you mind that. Machete. I like I kind of like that he was at least role playing a wild. It was about it soon. As what happened? I might character. I had high agility, and I'd take a bunch of stats for or perks for running faster and better and regaining action points. So that I could cover a lot of ground quickly. I wanted to do in the beta so I could run faster and longer than him. But he would not quit. So he tracked me down the mountain and across the river and into this town, and I could hear voice chat. And how it went was. He was very much like I'm gonna you're all my mountain of gonna get you. And then when I started to run he was like come back here. I'm gonna you'll learn from no comeback. Hey, come back. Hey, this is I just I just love. I feel so weird about this. Now, this is really awkward. I really wanna kill you. But you keep running. Okay. Well, I can't quit too. This progression. This is really funny. Eric Rowe care 'cause he was just 'cause I kept out running him. But then trying to go into other things. And eventually I hid for a and it was like this is boring. Just did you ever say anything to him? No, no. I certainly didn't. I I'm curious to see what the role playing is going to be like in these game. That's so funny to me that there's the silent fast woman. Running away from this man healing with the Michetti just say the eating I have not engaging with this serve until I did. And he killed me. Oh, yeah. But it's fine. So the the nice thing about fall at seventy six is even if you do have an encounter, so the if you have not agro somebody if they attack you and you don't attack them back. They do very little damage. So it takes very long time to kill you. You had to suffer through him drying rack wag wag with machete? Yes. But if you attack back, then you're just do normal damage to each other. So so you also get caps like you get money if somebody attacks you, which I think is the funniest thing. So if somebody attacks you a whole bunch you make a whole bunch of money. Oh, which is sort of weird thing the that they're trying to reward people who are grieved, and that's kinda highs. Yeah. It's definitely set up in a way to discourage greeting like there's. There's there's very little like, even if you kill somebody. The only thing you can pick up from their body as their junk for like crafting like you don't get their gun or their hat or that. So get your hat money. Sounds like a fallout seventy six assault tax. Yeah. Sorry that somebody attacked you in this world. It does the question of why why bother with PD if you're going to discourage it so much true? But I'm hoping that. I would like more than anything for there to be separate servers. So if you wanna go on like, a P VP heavy server, you can if you want to go on a role playing server where you just hang out and you play a crazy mountain. I want there to be like a mountain people clan. Scheme is in full swing. So maybe the next time you see that guy like family now. My family's turf. Well, China you've also apparently been playing moon lighter. Switch tell us about moon lighter. Yeah. Well, just came out and Brian had like really nice things to say about it. When it came out it. It's this game where you play as a merchant who has a shop near in a small town near a bunch of dungeons. So your job is basically to pillage the dungeon. So that you have things to sell in your shop. Ooh. So that's really interesting. So it has sort of a combat mechanic Rigo, and you've got a bow and arrow or sword or something, and you're attacking monster is in during the day, you go back to your shop, and you sell things, and it's sort of trying to figure out like how how much is this worth how much can I sell it for before? I am customers. Oh, so you determine the prices. Yeah. Yeah. So it's like half half doing that in half dungeon pillaging to. Thank you suggestions for praises or do. You just kind of make them up on the spot. It's some kind of combination. There's like a really rough guide where it's like this is probably worth under sixty gold. This one this section is probably worth between two hundred fifty and sixty gold, and this, and then this is like between three thousand three hundred so kind of, but they're really really broad, and it's sort of up to you to to do trial and error, and you can see customers reactions. So if you put up like a cool history book for too much money. They're going to give you a frowny face. Wow. And if you put it up for the right amount. They'll be like heck. Yeah. Dunk got got this cool book dome. Yeah. This sounds like what goes on behind the scenes of like, you know, the the merchant UC outside like NPC simulator. Yeah. Yeah. What is this NPC's job? Really? Like, that's really cool. This is the only I think there's another game on there was on three D S that was similar like you're a weapon salesman. I which I remember the name of that. Because it seems like Ashley shit definitely. But wow. Yeah. No. That's seems I would love if I don't know if this happens if like you have like a typical RPG heroes. Stop in this dude with the huge feather in his cap with his Luton his night, friend Knockin over everything. Right. Asking for prices too. Big for the room with giant Holdren? Yes. Yes. Indeed. How how long is that game? I haven't been playing too long. I think it's going to be on the shorter end. Probably probably if I guess like fifteen hours, maybe at the moment. Yeah. Wasn't that one? Brian was saying I think so. Yeah, it's definitely not along hall game. There are four dungeons for you. Pillage? I've only been playing like three hours in a mardi through the first onion on the second. I like for some reason in my head. I envision this is like a star do valley esque game or next. It's endlessly. Yeah. And loosely. Yeah. It is very star do valley esque like you can reduce the town that you're in like sponsor other shops to start. So that you can buy potions that you can live longer when you go down into the dungeons. Oh, yeah. So so they're the you can sponsor other shops to come in. And just revitalize the town in general, it's got it's got a very satisfying feedback loop. Where you go into the engines, and you kill a jelly, and you sell that jelly for cash, and you spend that cash to make your sword. Better. Even kill bigger jelly and harvest more of their who's and sell it. It's nice Selma jealous. So my gel to the Joey conversation. It's full circle. I was imagining like an who's that was made out. A vague nod. No. It's the thinks giving version of the holiday Persian of this game. And it's just like a bunch of eggnog and cranberry sauces. I would love to play a game. Where you go into dungeon and kill thanksgiving. Dinner have to kill so many inversion to have Ambrosia at your thanksgiving. I've gotta chase all these turkeys down, but they're like, you know, Brown and they've got little drums. You so hungry. Oh, well, Ashley, what have you been playing? What if I've been playing? So I have started the Spiro remastered trilogy the reignited trilogy. I will have something you're all of you to re under embargo right now. Oh, no embargo is over we got the code of very late. But I do have to say as somebody who I have a special connection to spire the dragon wove. So that was like one of the first I mean aside from you know, like Super Mario and Kirby like playing that on my Game Boy growing up. I think like my first PlayStation PlayStation game that like I bought on. My own console was fire. The dragon and that actually that game was pretty instrumental in making friends because I just it was the fourth grade. I was moving very like suddenly, and so it's really hard. I think like to make friends especially when you're like around. Eleven it's just like an awkward time and your friends early preparing go to middle school, and you're all excited, and now you're in a different place while Spiro is the game that I played with my friend. Helen, who I am still friends with today actually, visited her away like a month ago. But that was like the game that I came over to our house, and we were playing that. And so that really has a special place for me of like friendship, and like just like starting this serious. Cascade of PlayStation obsession and tomfool orios describe my days of beautiful young youth. Thanks how we describe it. So but Spiro I was skeptical because we have the crash remastered trilogy. Which like I thought was good fine. Except for this stuff. You didn't like like all of the edges. Yeah. Which like I felt like translated better when it was kind of more low poly. I think it's like with the all this fancy shading and stuff. I dunno gives an illusion of depth to certain platforms like on not really conducive to certain anyway. So I had my hangups with crash. So I I wasn't super optimistic about Spiro. But all man, it's really good. It's really really good. I mean, I think this is one of the best remastered games. I've played an I'm not just saying that because I like it if anything my expecations might have been too high. But I it's like the when I first booted it up like looked exactly as it did in my mind's eye, which is weird thing to say like not how it actually looked right? Like if you booted up the I like the PlayStation disc because it's like crisper. Yeah. It's like the way that I remember it, and like how your imagination sort of allies. So when I look back on it like, I don't think I remember like the rough political edges like I remember like the feeling and the lighting in the mood and the setting in like, it it just it looked like it was a fresh fresh coat of paint. Everything was just like rich colorful, and like they did such a great job considering like this is no longer than some Nak games property. So toys for Bob, I believe is the developer and then activision published, but they like they kept the music. I mean, they kinda you know, redid it, obviously. But they kept the same using. They kept a lot of the same sound effects, which like I think like for a remastered aside from the graphics at least for me, and maybe for other people really important things. Like, the music people go very like you get taken back to the old days with the music, and they did such a great job. And like wow this game. Like is. So. Relaxing to play. I think this actually looking back explains my gaming habits now like being a completion est because they tell you exactly on the post green. How many treasure you have how many dragons are there? And when it's done it's his one hundred percent complete which is my favorite thing to read. And like, yeah. It's just a game is it's sure there are enemies, but it's just about collecting treasure. Wait, remember, boop, going back way back to my hatred of ukulele? Yes. Do you feel like the the collection elements of gate you in negative ways? I think it just like kind of hitting your satisfying. Do you mean in general or inspire inspire? Oh, inspire. Oh, I think this is a blessing that I am reviewing it. Because I have to say, no, Ashley if you don't have to get all five hundred treasure just finish the the meat of the level and move on. That's important. It is important. However, when this review is done, you bet your ass going all the way back in there and getting everything, but I think like they're they're great memories. And then there are other memories where I like walk up to a portal like, oh, yeah. So great. What is this that I'm mmediately? Oh, no. Or like, you know to get this orb. You have to do this challenge. And like not this. I am not not no. And like as an part of me as an adult wants to see if I can do it as a fully grown woman or if I can finish it. But that you've come. Yeah, you're like well now now that I'm a professional game person that your reflexes load. This morning. I decided to test that there's like an ice hockey segment, and I hated it. So I went knows like all right. I'll try the first one which is just like score five goals with this puck in. I think like a minute and a half or two minutes. And I was let's I can maybe I can do that. You're right. I am a just slowed. And I just think I also have less patients. Now, I think like there's something about when you're younger, and you have this is like one of your only games that you're going to keep pushing forward and like great. But this is just sort of like, you know, what? Yeah. When you're young and all you have to do on a Saturday morning. But if get pucks. Move. It's the treasurer, Geno. The treasurer. I mean, the sound effects when you pick up the treasure how shiny treasure sound effect. I can't even can't you? Try me. A little a Guinea pig. Little, you know, numerical golden like a one or a five that pops up and then like pops away almost like a little bubble. It's just so pleasant. So pleasant game is very relaxing. That's the most aggressive. I've ever heard anyone say plus. I think it's just such a big change from me coming off the heels of playing helium, phobia a terrifying Hora game. Now, finally get to go to this. Nice brightly lit setting with treasure. It's wonderful. So I'm having a great time with that. I also really quick over the weekend. Because I was curious. I started heavy rain. I have never played David cage game. I have an either ever sue. I played the I guess like hour hour and a half. And like I thought it would kinda just go right into. I had no idea. Jenna, the first hour is just man simulator. White man simulator, which is like starches redo the box is white, man. Because the first thing you do like you get out of bed walk to your fancy balcony yet can rest on it. And then you go to the bathroom. I should brush my teeth. You you literally brush his teeth. Do you? Okay. Do you shower? Okay. Yes. You can urinate like that. And then and then, you know, try to go downstairs, and then he would love better put on clothes before go downstairs realistic put on the clothes went downstairs walked around like a slow robotic man 'cause like his shoulders or upright, and like just they don't move, but the bottom. We live lowly glides down the stairs. I'm like. Yep. Just playing white man simulator goes over turns on expensive stereo than his wife comes home. Okay. His wife comes home with the kids. It's it's birthday party. And she's Fred tickly getting ready at like, she's like, hey, can you can you just put the put the dishes out? So like gotta go to the cupboard open the cupboard dishes. Dow, but then there's this my God. There is just games have to do with like these interesting strange prompts with like your analog stick and whatnot. So I guess I must have put down the dish too fast or too hard. Because like you just hear dish clink? And then your wife is just like, hey, BA careful with that that was my mother's. And who's accessories are I. Our first and then like, I tried to do it again. But I think I like mess it up a second time. And then she yelled at me again. She just was like, what did I just say? I'm in there. We'll like over. I'm sure out great. You're a terrible white, man. I I tried it like a movie the first hour. I'm like having a fight with my wife. I'm just like grace arrack got it. Down. It's not broken. It's fine grace, and she's like, can you go get the kids. Let's go out and gut the kids go to the mall walk around. There is a store. Let's go over and then you know, the that tragedy. But like really, I think the the amount of time that was dedicated to just white man simulator in his house was just, you know, at the end like man what I could have just I just took a shower. I shaved I cut myself once really and then on purpose. Condense it was it was like too hard. And I myself, but at the end of all this was like if I wanted to take a shower shave, I could've just done this not in David cage game. Yeah. So then I felt like I flushed some of my Saturday down the toilet. Then. I think the more interesting part came where there's this detective, man. And I guess this is when you start asking questions, but then I was so put off by man simulator that I decided me be I won't play this. That is fine. Like, yeah. I feel like there was a moment to play heavy rain in that moment has passed like a storm cloud from out behind. I did like the when I was in the mall, and then you lose track of your kid Jason X Jason, and you can press it as many times as you want. So I'm walking in front of the women's lingerie, sir. John jay's. God. This is the best part of the game. I think that this also makes me never wanna recommend read to you. What it's like. Well, there's just so many there's elements of leg getting my coffee. Gotta shave every day. Otherwise, my hair grows. You know, that's already that's already my life to do. But it's Kim western setting. You can't you can't ride your horse to town. That's now. That's true. I mean, I could but that doesn't seem right. You know, only did was walk around and admire his own house. He took a book he pretended to read it. He put it back. That was my action. So that was interesting. Yeah. I don't I feel like for the most part. I don't like Suber sim heavy games like that. 'cause it's too much reality. Not in a fantasy, really know. What is that? Like it did mystery detectives game. No. I think I don't even is heavy rain. No. It's just like it seems like I don't know what it like immersive sim kind of. But there is like there's detective on fighting. Yeah. I just know the the whole like Sean video that I love so much. And it seemed like he was doing a lot of climbing yelling and shooting. True. That is also most of what I know about heavy rain. Okay. Yeah. What makes the rain so heavy is it a metaphor? No because because in the second little segment when he's in a dingy apartment. No longer a thing. It's it's like raining really heavily. And then I turn to nobody. I think crunch rep. And was like that's the name of the game. Give it. God. I would I would character turns to the mirror and said this is the now this is a heavy rain. Now, the the rain is truly happy. It is only been light rain up to this point, medium rain. No, no, heavy. Heavy is. Okay. Well, thank you for humoring me with my I loved it later talk. I loved it. I hope I'm gonna I'm gonna make that Photoshop for you. Oh, please. I only wish there were more segments with him following his children. So I could just Jason Jason. And you do that can you yell? Someone's name. There's this segment where you're trying to find Linney in the bar, and you're just you're really drunk, and you're going Linney Linney, and everyone looks like Lenny even the women the bartender. Oh, it's great. Good segments of the maze. Ing and all the Texas backwards because you're very drunk that does happen when I get drunk. I do wanna play red dead. But I think like, yeah. There some of those more cumbersome elements. I'm afraid of. Anyway, just play octa deadliest catch which is trying to set up a birthday party. But you're an octopus. And all your limbs bigly. There wasn't there. Just like a regular dead yet. The thrall called deadliest catch is like, oh, yeah. I try to just get out of the kitchen. I could not open the door. It took me like ten minutes to get like a tentacle on the doorknob you like in multiplayer and have multiple control, the tentacles. A week on it. Right. Okay. That sounds. I want to hate your friends, but I want to be the number six tentacle. Yeah. Wow. I I know what I want jenner's relating knows. What you want the number six tentacle, and I want to use it to high five someone. Wow. Okay. So before we end this episode. We are going to address the extremely controversial topic of Pika chew in the new detective Pika chew trailer. What are your thoughts? Chelsea I wanna hear your thoughts. I I went I on eggnog. It's year time. Okay. To pave the way I also I like detective Pichu. I think that the fuzziness is cute. I like his little mouth shape, and the is are not weird. The fact that you had to say the lady. You felt the need to call. I like. I think a lot of people really are upset by the is. I've seen people that are upset by the eyes and upset by the Furling. Yeah. The especially the more. I watched the trailer. I watched the stray like four times the more. I watch this trailer the more I thought he was a very cute fuzzy friend, and I especially like the fuzzy tail I think the the fuzzy silhouette is very cute. Do you think that the Ryan Reynolds voice suits, the Pika chew kind of because he's such a salty little Pichu? I don't know it's hard. It is hard to not salty at you. At you. It is a funny. It's a funny contrast. I mean, it's not any weirder than Danny devito. And I don't. Boy, that's a lot to impact that statement. Oh, man. I what is your take? I don't. I don't. Okay chills. Takes are bad. That's fine. I go Chelsea your takes. Great and your great. And I love your great to both. Thank you, actually, your great. What are your opinions? There is a monster. I think Ryan Reynolds is just a younger more attractive, Danny devito. I feel like they have the same energy. That's a little bit gross. But we kind of let Ryan Reynolds grossness go, whereas Danny devito's grossness is sort of. Weirder. I would love to see a reboot of always sunny in twenty years where Ryan Reynolds Klein's out of a couch. Actually, I would like to see a Batman movie where Ryan Reynolds gets gets real penguin gets real down and dirty in the penguin. Yeah. That would be so good. So I feel like I feel like Ryan Reynolds, and Danny devito on a spectrum, and they are the opposite sides of the spectrum. And we're on the the Ryan Reynolds side. I don't like that spectrum for Pika chew. I appreciate that. There's some something funny about having a Cutie pie little Pika chew SAS talk people with Ryan Reynolds voice. Do you think the Pika choose cute? I think. Yes. Do I like it? No, it's it's it's cute as a standalone creature. It's it's it's cute. It's it's cute. What you don't see? The actually you're like a broken. You're just you're glitch. Cute. I'm trying so hard to condense how I feel into. You. Don't have to be dimplomatic is not that pre. She ate that. Chelsea you do have a gun on me right now. But I mean, that's what makes it harder for me to answer. Listen, I think I think I think his is are weird. They're so his face is so expressive ended if something uncanny about it, a friend of mine said pointed out that it's sort of like rocket raccoon where it, but racket rocket raccoon is supposed to be like edgy. When know he's like, a cute raccoon. But then he has like a big old gun, and he's got a sassy mouth. But rockets is are not like unrealistic. He just looks like a raccoon who about him that metoo. So detective pique my so emo-. Yeah. I mean, look my my take when I saw it. I was at home. I screamed it was the most disgusting thing I've ever seen. Well after watching it a couple more times in seeing some stills and conditioning myself. I think it is. Okay. I just. I don't know about. It's not that. I think it's a first uglies fuck, but it's not that. I think the length of the for kind of bothers me I feel like if I were looking at this as a standalone with no context kind of cute it looks fuzzy right? Yeah. But I think like what I was picturing for a live action. Pika CHU is that it would be like a short hair like a really short hair cat or really short hair. Yeah. Like that. And then like, I just don't know why there's this thing. Now in media where like you just really got to be super descriptive with the irises. You know, I'm not into his is that much and it like freaks me out. They'd be very creepy. Or if they're all black though, like, that's the thing that I thought of where I was like if they were all black pools. I would hate it. Black fool, but like, you can still have it. So that you're not rendering his fucking irises with the power of a thousand. Unreal engines, I don't think you need. Joe also like the coloring and the way his furs made me immediately. Think of you know, when you win those like knock off peak. Choose at a carnival, those long hair like cheap things. That's what it looked like to me. I've never seen that. I creep. Wow. I think it's I just that win the detective at you makes expressions with its furrowed brow. It's weird mouth. I just see riled Ryan Reynolds peaking out at me from behind this peak at UMass eight that well, I think like my though. Oh, it's more. Like when he talked in the trailer. I just I'm sorry. I kept thinking of deadpool, and I'm like, this is just deadpool in a peak achieve suit it kind of. It was a little bit similar to. So it just reinforce just like just known as this feels right? I kind of get that feels like a tamer kid-friendly dead pool energy as this is just reedit for PG thirteen kind of feels that way. I do you dislike pool, by the way. No, I liked pool. Okay. Fine. No. I just wanted to like know that I felt like that fact is important. I thought it was fun. But I like deadpool enough, but a it's weird to me to see Disney. Make a movie that's supposed to be edgy. Because by definition, it's Disney and marvel and it's like, okay said pool. Sorry. Oh that makes it literally any big budget movie. Trying to be edgy feels like such a contradiction. Yes. So bringing trying to leverage that energy into detective pink cheese. We remembered the detective Pika chew not the move. But the game trailer where it was like that round smooth Pika chew. I felt that's what they were putting in the movie, and that's what I was expecting that guy. I like it too though, it does look like a little bit of Gumbel. He was very. We need to talk about really quick the gigli puff which was the most by far the most disturbing thing in the trailer. However, I would like to say I did not like the for the up. I did not like the over exaggerated Carl. I thought the texture of the gigli puff should be similar to Kirby smooth round balloon like not have tech. Maybe maybe they did a screen test though. And it looked awful is my only thought this is what they chose gigli puppets in the trailer was like the bear. And that gigli puffs is Gina. I hated that. Why does gigli puff has some some weird deep? Green irises that have seen some shit. That'll no, I don't I deleted bar. All of the animals are all all of come on. Really stick is except for site. Uk would look. I guess his eyes aren't realistic. They're just little dots. Yeah. Yeah. But it was funny. I own outside looked I don't know. The reef the Bill was very fleshy looking really, oh, I put to the charred this skit, I don't know the scales. They were a little I don't like the way that they were a little over much. But I think I didn't I didn't look at chart and be like I want to die like did we gigli? Yes. Here's why did like though is that they were able to make bold choices. It's not like Super Mario brothers movie bold. But he was just like, so I don't know like they were able to play with stuff and give us something that we weren't expecting. And it was really a knee, and it has a very clear art direction. And that was the software. I was like that's cool that you guys were able to make these very experimental choices. I understand that. This is very emotional for most. People and it's hard to be like, well, no, this is my peak. It you can monster. Could you cut it? I just liked it. I was like you guys had a vision the hallway through, and that's really cool. You get to see every like, the vision is very cohesive. I think. Carnival. Does. I liked the bulbous or carnival fuzz. But was her was cute. A acute is a relative term. But he looked okay for being sore. I thought looked cute. He looked a little suck buddy. Carnival fuzz p could chew. I'm sorry. I just anyway. Yes. Those are our heated thoughts on detective Pika chew. Well, thank you. Everybody for joining us on this special thick gelatinous episode colleague on show and talking about a ton of goal, which is sort of. Julia like, it's also squishy if you would like to critique this soda or have any questions that you would like to ask us, please don't limit Jolo plead concen them to polygon show at polygon dot com and mirror Ambrosia reps. Appease, what's your Ambrosia? It's like jelly. And it's no sorry. It's like Jolo and whip cream, and it's usually filled with like nuts and fruit, the one the one we've made was like imagine a fruit cocktail. 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JOHN WICK PARABELLUM - Double Toasted Audio Review

Double Toasted

52:47 min | 1 year ago

JOHN WICK PARABELLUM - Double Toasted Audio Review

"We live in allergy city, allergy city, man. Mardom. Yes core Coleman. John week. So with three amigos. Yeah. World's most famous dog lover. Hates everybody else. But love Ed dough. Seems just like yesterday man John wick was murdering. Everybody in the city. Not even for dog a puppy Naima full grown dog. Puppy at somebody killed his pup and he said, you know what everybody's gonna pay? He had his own drag. I mean, they took his car to beat him up a the beat him up and they came in and knocked over the picture of his wife who's dead now that came in many gays and got damn disrespect little bit, little John wicks, look, man, y'all disrespect, my wife you disrespect to my car, but damn a puppy the dog. How did nothing and jar wigs that. That's all fluffy. I will avenge. Might even know that. People go to jail, was they don't even look at the goldfish. Legal mobile 'cause wrong, you give men family, he killed their friends. You'll people that owed them money. But yeah, man, you know. But. Now this guy went out and he. He was done. He was finished. He did that one impossible job where he killed everybody. But the fucking Pinson Indusa with damn you can do. You deserve your freedom, Mr. wick. But the thing is man. Once you go back into the secret society is under world of a SAS Martin. You know, a what it wasn't easy out in the first place or you wanna come back in. All right. Somebody's. Well, we'll make sure you stay in. John going on his killing spree upset a lot of people. So it was going to be a matter time before he broke one of the strict rules, the rule, you do not break. Good. Route the strict is of rules. You do not kill on the property of the continental. If you do X, communicate. Oh, I like who's a who who played with Ian McShane Emec say, Maxine putting them Lipson. He makes us Weston Johnathon. Come unocal. Damn. I know gives it that extra. But yeah, yeah. Even though my man got another dog and everything. Yeah. You know, that's a funny thing. You know if you were John was dog you'll probably the safest. If you're his second a second dog. Yeah, he's a. A dog that dog is nervous. Dog know get out, right? You go. Take care of me. I love you. He's like, yes. What you. Just let me get out. Please. You let me get right? No, my friend. My friends are you fucking? You ex commuter. Okay. Open it just just crack it a little bit on the window. Something. Yeah. Dog dog a crab. I'm tearing down seven years. I wanna live. John. Oh, oh. So John went out killed half the world now the world's against him. The other hand. I live underground, assassins is the people in this work. Underground just fifty. It's a world full of. What do you get paid a galaxy of a Sassus man? Yes. So now can John actually survive being excommunicate excommunicated this that's it is done bounty, bounty in, in a lot of money in? Plus, even when the bounty is on. You have fourteen million dollars is still the rules. Yeah. You have to go so that everybody knows that we stick to the rules and obey, right? Yeah. You could say, we're only got forty million dollars. I don't really want to kill him. You better kill him. Yeah. Try yeah. Or else? We will just kill you. Yep. Let's see. John is so much against him. Let's see Jonathan can get past this and at the same time because he's been Mars. Look, you've been pushing with you on the first this is just stupid. I was there for most of the can John bring it back around survive. And also, maybe this time. Game. Mearns affections. Let's go ahead and take a look at this trail of John wick chapter three pair of Belen the prophecy the return. This. You have no idea. What's coming? Mr. Witt broke the rules. I trust you understand the repercussions if he survives. John excommunicate is now in. Shouldn't be here. Nice. Good to see you too. I need your help after this. We are less than keep. It's no escape. Hi table. Once your life. Would you help set the move on? You guessed lit us begin. Services still off limits to me. What do you need? Guns, lots of guns. You can take John wit. You've got a best surprised cover. I've been looking forward to meeting you. For a long time. So far. You haven't disappointed. We keep this up as long as you'd like. With us. Only ends one way. All of this from, what, because of a puppy wasn't just a puppy. No. We own the third movie. And they're saying it look, if you ain't caught up by now fucking we not we ain't gonna explain it to you oughta know I think they re explain it pretty good and often. Well, I mean, there's certain things that they keep repeating, but as far as who these characters are unless unless there's somebody new in the movie, they don't spend a whole lot of time trying to tell you who they are what they do. You know, it's a, you know, we all know as we all know we all know Winston the manager of the continental we all know the desk, clerk. Play by Lance Riddick. I never knew guys get him. I don't even know if he has got the front desk. You know. Even at this point, you know, John eat. And he's even got a new dog now. You know, we, we don't forget, Larry Fishburne oh as the home the homeless. Bullet, sir. Please just one. But, you know with the with this this, this is this is for the fans of this theory's right here. This is something where they, you know, you getting thrown right into this world don't ask any questions. If you've got questions lead, the first two movies, because we at this point once you own his riot. We ain't slowing down. You know, this is going to be something that's going to be very fast paced. And at this point, we ain't going none. But this concentrate on his action, right here and speaking of action in here. Everyone is going to be talking about the, the choreography the fight choreography this in this, and the fight choreography. I will say it truly is it truly is amazing. Yeah. It's quite visually stunning. Yeah, it is in, you know, they do they put a lot of love, and they put a lot of work into a man like in the reason why. Because where with John week one and two where they were doing a lot of the choreography and allow the creative kills you know, they're also building up this world now that they built up this world, they just going right into just be as creative as they can with the killing in this. And John wick in this movie he is as resourceful as ever you thought that fucking pencil with something. If Jonathan had a cotton ball. He would kill you with big to he putting your nostrils and suffocate or something he will figure out how to do it in this. If John wick, I don't know if he's in a room with nothing. He'll kill you wallpapers. It's crazy. And this movie he kills somebody with a horse foot in a book. Yeah. Book he murdered. Somebody with literates. Yeah. The pen is mightier than the sword. This is crazy, man. What they would, John, we can do with anything. He's the macgyver of killing he really is. I mean, you know, I was a boy scout to, but God, damn you don't come here. Yeah. Just. Hey. Fuck you. But. This is gory to lot bloody. Yeah. You know this is. You know early on when that guy eight that book with John wick made a do eat a book that was a big book. Imagine what John has to do to your face. You'll John your mouth to make you eat that book in its looks just about as crazy as you think this is a lot Goria, then the other two movies. Maybe at least it seemed that way to me. Because I was thinking to hold top you thought, what was missing from this series is more blood than I think that you'll be very happy brought in truckloads anchor. It was my blood. Mike Myers, Jason voorhees looking at job. We thank you teach me. Out. As you see what you do. I just want to watch. Jesus man. This. Yeah, you know the gun, the gun FU and this is one thing. But yeah the stuff that he's doing. Here is, is, is crazy man, which just common objects. Now, we'll say that the world is bigger to cinematography in. This is still gorgeous, man. In. I'm looking at some of the stuff that they do here with the with the cinematography. It's even looking more like a graphic novel. Yeah, that's the thing man right off the bat. But this movie I was like, wow, it is visually stunning. The choreography they stepped up their game. But the biggest thing I liked about it was how they were expanding the world. I mean this, this will be really was the hey, this is the movie, and we're saying fuck it would go for it. Yeah. And yeah, they expand the world in such ways. We you see him out in the desert, and bring it in Halle Berry, and her whole where she's running another hotel like the continental somewhere else like this is this is actually pretty cool. Yeah. Yeah. I mean it's you could tell the, the budget is bigger. They. You know, you can tell they have more money for more neon lights and colored. You know, it's, it's really great. And you in, you're right, man. About them going international with it. I mean, they you know. In regards to what have to say about it. They did make an honest attempt to expand the world. Yeah. So that you, so, you know, when you say man, you know how is the John is? Everybody knows John's next move. You know, how is it that everybody so well connected. They show you this mission. Global right? Right. Also gives them a chance to go out as you said in the Moroccan, desert shoot exotic locales like that, which even the even at these places they saturate the colors bump it up. It's a man. It's it is a gorgeous, gorgeous film. And I also found that with the with the first, John was a lot of it was establishing, you know what a band as he is all about the action. With the second one is a lot of gun foods is shooting people in the head, and I was all right. This is getting kind of tired, but here there's a lot of mixing it up. Just just changing the way he's killing people. I I appreciate it that. Yeah. That's a lot of stuff going on. But like. Just don't go to. Yeah. The even with the. Dogs ill, though, dogs ate, a lot of nuts. Those dogs would have stars when those dogs came on, I was, like, you know what I feel like they're trying to set this up for spinoff with Halle Berry. And yes, I want to see those dogs, they only need her. Oh, yes. Somebody tells somebody dog who say you know what, either dick, and they'll go, okay. A lot of dick. Literally. Those dolls wall, like Spiderman. One dogs. Did what did they call this parka food? Cool. Yeah. Dog? Jumped on wall across the street. Donna bay Phoebe. They now. Cocaine. I don't know the bad asthma, and you know what they really get the get some of the, the fan boys and girls into this. Because they know that they are bumping up the action a lot more here. So they brought in some action stars. Who? She finished his name. Anyway. The guy from the raid, you know, do. Yeah. Yeah. They got. I don't know Jesus. Goes. You say to me? Do ask him. How you doing, man? I'm doing all right, man. My mom, you know, she wants to come back over dinner. And you know if you get tough. Just now. Somebody. I came out of nowhere. So, you know, I think that's really was going to get a lot of manly. You know, I love I about love the series and this is a straight of fan movie at this point. First of all, was something of, of a cult movie more wild, and then it became really big second, one bonafide blockbuster, you know, they already established themselves. Now, this one is kind of we always use this expression. This is a love letter to the people that stuck stuck with mainly because the doing all the things that people. Really praised the other movies for doing which turns out to be a slight problem for me at this point. I did not think I would hear you say these words. Ever. Yeah. Man. Well, the problem is that as I said, man, they stopped telling story with this one, and that's when, you know when I say they, you know, thing is really what the fans like before, and they just heaped on more of it. They did everything except for a fan like me likes. Continue to build this world up. Now they gave glimpses of it because like we said, you know, the go international, they show you how big this, you know, this under underground society is they also give you glimpses of how the how these people trained to be where they are. Not gonna tell you how, but you see how these people even get brought up in this world and away. But this is the first time I felt like okay this, this is gone from being a cool fantasy just stupid. Oh man. I ain't about making sense of having a story there about the kills and just some choreography accident. Always got a pick at Teddy's things. For what it is phone with it. I know. I know. But I'm not there for the logic. I'm there for the action. Don't you say this, don't you ever say, I said, no, I'm not saying you say because I really. Because I really do. No, no, no, no, no. You is man is one. See some go crazy only care about the story of logic. I wanna see something go fucking nuts. That afterwards MENA had no story that shit was just nuts. I could get. I mean what I do. But it's like, okay, sill prelate more like. Silly. Listen this, listen, I've been talking about this because honestly going into it when it started. I was kind of, like you know what I'm like in this much better than than the last one. Yeah. I like I like what they're doing here. And I was I was really with it. Yeah. Everything I say is true. And it's about the time maybe after the first act more. So we're getting into the second when it's now okay? Now it's time to status what this movie's about and long it went on. I was like these movies ain't about shit. I mean yeah they just kinda get silly. No matter how much he gets shot or stabbed he, he keeps going like nothing. So I feel like a consequences and then what they do at the story like, wow, you're really fit in no time kind of working this out. It's just the same thing over and over and over again. Now it's repetitive. It's no, no, no. I don't know what I was gonna say. If you heard me talk about movies length before you've heard come up. I love John wick. And I love John wick to those movies. They're up there with me with movies. I watch over and over again. They're the movies I get online and just wash clips of over and over again love these movies, but I love them because yeah, it was okay might have been far fetched. But it was it to me. That's what I liked about it. It made sense this world that they created, you know, look like they, it looked like they were trying to lease. Yeah, this is a little far fetched, but we're trying to make you believe it right. Because we're looking at the small details and making sure to address those at least for me. So something like it was getting silly. There was another thing to come in and kind of pointed out and say, well, this is what happens like this. Not like that. But this is the first like I said, this is first time I think that they've gone from all right? We're not really concentrating on building this world as much of you wearing. I'm not concentrating on details so much that things actually don't make sense for me for one this world ain't secret. No more. No. You know, there was a time this thing like a shadowy organization. Now they in the full light. They, they hopefully force whatsoever. They kill it. Well they did. They did show police working with them. But I mean that's supposed to be protecting themselves against the average person. And with this one, they just killing people in crowds. Everybody to see I don't, I don't even think that they were ever part of a shadow organization, I think, part of everyday life, people just people just got tired. And just like all right. Fuck you ain't coming after me. Yeah. They kill some people in the subway station in front of regular passengers and people just walking box. By line right there. That was a part where they sliced a man in front of some kids on a field trip. And the kids walk right to the middle of. The teacher was gone by. Yeah, this is like y'all in front of people, and it's not one of those things where you also smoothie yell at my friend. Got a dead body, try to prop it up, like we can burn it's the person falls on the ground. Right. I just kind of like men that there was a time you made it seem like these assassins was so cool. They new places to actually do business, 'cause that's one of the things they say, you know, watch what you do your business, especially in the continental. There are places where they would they kill somebody knew how to make it look like you know, nothing happened. They that's why this was this was this was another whole society because these people just had skills that no average person would be able to have, and it can only coexist amongst themselves. With this one just now that that's out the case. They don't try to they. Don't try to cover up those those things with small details. Explain why. It's just like, hey, this looks bad ass. Yeah. Fuck it whoever season. In fact, I want everybody to see it because it lets bills my rep. Yeah. You know, when now when you do that, you know, I don't this, this might seem like a nit picky bother me. But I did have to question like, you know, I let it go to movies. But now that we ain't gonna make no sense. I gotta ask you what's up with these chicks. These operators who that job. The job prerequisite is to look like a rockabilly chick. Every every operator has to have a neck tattoo rockabilly here. That's how they recruit. Every girl is like a suicide girl. Hey, you got a good voice. Do I? Who has one of the raiders. Is like when you get too old to be a suicide, girls operated, John wigs work. There you go. Thanks still kinda cool. But, you know, now this, you know, visually looks I didn't question that so much. I was like, all right. I just thought it was funny. I wouldn't with the world before, like, no one we we're gonna ask questions, but no, I still like that. Yeah. Still do I still think it's still kind of cool. It's, it's a stylish thing like that. But, you know, I think the biggest disappointment for me. Is that now? At this point, where when, you know, the concentrate on the action so much in the kind of pulling back on, on character. Little bit. I don't find myself rooting foot for for John anymore, man. And I kind of resent the way they try to make pull him off. But he's the nice guy. I'm like, no he ain't he. He he's just like all the rest of them. Well, I mean, I don't even think that trying to, like, say he's not. I mean you know that's why he's in trouble. Now, the whole thing has been like, you know, Jonathan's settle your house down. Tina let it go. You can get into the puppy. And now I think that's the whole point. That's one thing to do is like, all right. You know, when everybody till you let it go. You couldn't and now look at your right? Everybody wanna kill you. But the problem is that, you know adult Rufa, John because he always wins. Yeah. He always wins in this this time. Healy he gets shot or he gets stabbed and it'd be different if every time that happened you man, that's that's taken away from his powers or he's, he's running down like you feel like the clock is ticking. But you don't because because within five minutes you because the movie will forget that he got that wound. Oh, so I'm like, well, how come everybody else's wounds a fatal, and his or just minor inconveniences, John wick? He'll he'll, you know. You know, he'll learn, you'll get a scratch, you know, he'll some some hit him. He'll get that pimp off a little bit. Or he'll, he'll, he'll even give you like maybe an hour, which still sounds like a question. Yeah. His blow. Yeah. But once he starts fighting this shit is gone. He's got wolverine powers point pimp. Walk. Killary settle funny run he runs like he's got a, a rocket issue. So, yeah. Just getting. Like anybody really chasing you 'cause you're running. Offense. Somebody tiptoes. Shoes. John wick, the, the, the I would, I guess the emotional investment carrot, the suspense has gone because jar wick always going win. Don't make sense to even fight, John with no more help you get a call to go kill John with just say, man. What else you are just say you know what I'll do it. Myself just snap on you. Don't make no sense. It's, it's so funny to hear all these things these new polls or, or, you know, who's who's powerful Neo or John wick. And there's no difference. They have magic powers. Oh, no. They can't be hurt. No John wicked win because you might turn the computer off. John wick keep going. John, we're going, John wick wins against everything. John wicked fight got down tunnels should've brought him in the venture. Venture. Should he was only thing missing? He brought him in. He would find a way to just break his hand. Just. You know it dumped the don't make no sense anymore. Man, he didn't know 'cause they talk about how they tried explain it. I say, John wick is a man of focus. Sure. If focuses mutant superpower, does he's, he's indestructible. He's not even human no more. I want you think about this. He's not Smith a fucking human. Thank put do some jail with meth put it all together. When you put all three movies together this man been been running and beating people's asses for forty eight hours straighten. He he hasn't slept. He he's been hit by Klaus three once in the last movie twice in this one. Oh, yeah. No. Yeah. That's that's the thing. Think about this. This man has been running on no sleep, murdering people with much physical vigor. And at one point within those hours got hit by car. They know rushed. Yeah, he'd eat it brush. No, that's it hit him. He's on the hood, that's he got hit by car driven by somebody who was trying to kill. Yeah. And should. Yeah. Hidden point blink. They wanted to you. Don't you know, survivors unless you've got by Brandon bones? And I want to even think about this, as slip survive getting hit by car loss of blood loss of blood and even taking a lunch break. I looked at these moves. I can't it this may have to sip suburban in a simple water. That's what he's getting off. That's what he's he's, he's running off of right now. Right. Who shot suburban in a simple water in the desert. I might add. Oh, and that what it was back widely. Harry's. Backwash. Germ wick is no longer. Joey is not it's not even a superhero at this point. He's a video game character even the movie they give him companion characters like they'd doing video games. Like those dogs the. The dogs on what you get like to help you kill people in video games. Yeah, it's funny to hear your talk about how detective Pika CHU is the best video game movie. I'm like, no, this was. Yeah. This is totally a video game, the whole time like even shoot shoot hit our reload. Yeah. You know take your hits but you just keep going. If you run a long enough, your health rises back up, and let's not forget them, when John has died several times, he's just respond. This John's don't need to live through, and it would be fine. I think if they were constantly coming up with with new inventive kills. I mean they do have more in this one than the last couple, but there is a point when it just comes back to him shooting. Faceless henchman in the head. And this is another thing. That's I'm just going to call out every time I see it. Why always the henchman have to die in droves? But they get to the boss always, you got one more chance. Oh, yeah. For all these guys working for, like, I'm, I'm show business, killing all your hitch, man. When you think about that me more. If you kill me, but yeah. And did you notice that he did it on video game levels? Oh, yeah. He beat about three Hickman. Be too many bosses in the fight the final boss at the at the at the top. Yep. Sure. Did. And everyone I say this ain't no secret society. Everyone is an assassin in this. Every at this point, they don't even try to set it up is, is just assume that if John's hanging with somebody that killers. New York Public Library. Change your. Continent. Can you see that he's received by the concert, the dog thank God. Notice that he got in the cab, there might be something that he saw that we didn't see, but he just hailed a cab off the street. I swear to God if John Witte went to Burger King, the girl the drought, that would be a killer. It'll be another do behind and driving up giving this girl. A gold coin. I'll take the job. Here's your fries. But man, it's not. When, when John, we superhero, you know, he's gonna win what, what tension is there? Yeah. Other than it's. The fighting which we said is great, you know, if I have to say, if you, you know if you were. If you there to watch a bunch of fight choreography because that's what you love. You know you grew up, a martial arts movies, or whatever. And then that's, that's fine. I mean I'm not going to criticize you think 'cause they do they do it. They do they do it, right. They, they deliver them. They, they do they do. But it it is at one point where John wick, Conley got damn either giants got a so everybody got say fucking right to with what are we doing here? I mean you got at this point after, you know, after three days of killing people you just got to say, all right, man. You get a pass you earn your life. Right. I mean, if you want, if you want your life, that band, do we really want to lose, everybody just this one. Yeah. And at what point do? Hitch MS just be like fuck this man. He's killed people. Three days. He ain't ate. He hasn't taken a shit. This is like, I don't know. He's people that had just got dinner and slept. Well, like fuck this is not gonna win. Right. I didn't I just got into this business. He's been at it for. Man. This is my first job. It really is. It's kind of like men after seeing this guy do what he does for so long. It's you are ready Suman and he's going to he's going to win. You don't feel for the characters much when he always gonna win, because he's not a care too much anymore. He's just an instrument of spectacle. Thank you. That's a great way to put that. Thank you. My moments man worth a mess. It all week. That's the benefit of having watching movie like five days ago to work on with phrases. And because of that even with the choreography being great in. It is much respect for that. But I have to say this movie's over two hours, long slightly, and I just kinda got numb to it. That's that's how I felt also. And I know if I say man, this movie is it's not about anything. It sounds like. Oh, come on. What are you want it to be? But I do feel like after two previous movies now with third, and it's over two hours long, I to keep me interested. You gotta make it about something, and it's really not about anything. It's not anything more than it was before said down in it. I mean just the little interplay that goes on. And then what they do at the end. Oh my God. Well, they what it does that it leaves a when the movies, so focused on action, which, again, that's it just seems like they aware that, that's the point they know that. And I think I really do think it's almost just succumbing to what the fans want set of sticking to, you know, telling. This for me, this rich story that you had before creating this unique world that I was fully really interested in Merced in it just leaves little for some of the supporting actors to do and they have they got a good cast is just lease people to just kind of be real dark and serious and crypt and cryptic like Angelica, Houston, great actors, you know, she comes role. She plays in John's life. I'm gonna let you find enough for yourself. But again, it's not it's not really too much for her to do just be really excessively dark and serious. Even if I want to, I can't help you. You know, she's, she the nest extent of her acting the moving. Well, she, she lets us know his real name is yet. Oh, that's interesting. He's rushing. Yeah. Again, that was something I thought is not a lot. Maybe I just wanted to see more her in the movie because I thought like man, this is an interesting. This is a this is another interesting addition to who is university of created. I got now I cannot see her, and I think that's going to be my wife. She gets older. The whole time watching this all I kept thinking, and that's what and that's what she's she's gonna treat me like to a baby. Let's have sex tonight. I can't help you. Fuck. Okay. We'll kill some people. I did like a like the introducing characters with potential and they do another movie which could I want to see these people in their roles and this world explored, because they get introduced taken off quickly because the action is rushing in Nollie berry as you mentioned man, you know, she's Morocco. She has a, you know, there's another branch of the continental out there like that. And she somebody that says, you know, John ain't that chick, you. I'm not your bitch. No more. I'm somebody that actually, you know, I I'm a managing. Now, I'd like to get these tiles to people manages very interesting. What they what they do with that. But again that doesn't last very long. You do realize management. I'm not service anymore, John, so I don't go around shooting people in the head are not as can you to kill anyone. I just need you to get me to, to your old boss. You wanna kill Brad, not gonna kill him. I just need to talk. What could he possibly give to you? Good question. I think. What the fuck. Use your bathroom. I have shit for three days killing. Work. Not everybody's series though. I have to say that I do like some of the bits of comedy that they have in here. I love it that, you know, they're small comedic moments where people were people that fight, John, they love job, man. Oh, yeah. Before they'd be like before they kill them. They wanna get a self in autograph. That was cool. Those, those are cooler moments. Yeah. Like marked the decastro the COSCO's man. He starts out kind of being serious, and he just fucked this, what am I doing? Yeah. This is silly so serious. I'm a fan boy assassin. Yeah. I'm a fan voice asking who loves dance to jazz, actually doesn't he's he has another job again. Everybody has another jolly cover. I'm gonna tell you what his is. But when everybody's assassin who can afford to just do that. Yeah. Exactly. Gotta have a side hustle to. But, but I really liked him in the movie man, as I, I liked him more in the beginning that I did. I thought the more it went on the more he became a caricature really because see I like the opposite. But I guess because everybody's being so serious before. And I'm like, all right. I like what people lose him up here. Yeah. But after a while it was like, you know, this is not the first time I've seen something where they have the, the funny villain whatever. Yeah. I mean that's a tight now. So everybody, I get it. I'll tell you who do not know what to be, not your boy, Larry. I mean, I noticed like the, the big thing, the big reunion of the two of them was like manna, everybody in this movie if there was like. You. A role playing John wheat role playing game and you got the to your character. Nobody would choose his. Want to be the home is dude. He I'll take hits number five who could stand here. Over the king of the homeless, and the pigeons. Thereby about killing move. He just pitting pigeon, talking shit. The reason why I want to bring them up 'cause I swear, I swear to God man everybody came on set and they were taking their job seriously. Maybe two sometimes. But he, he got all set drum. Because they're about even the same seen people be serious. One person you do realize the consequence what you've done. All right. I know. Fuck you. These bars. I was like, just let them try. We sixty takes I have expected them to just not even bother with him. He's, he's crazy. Wrong line. I seriously thought they were just going to be like he's a waste of time. Like you find out like he's not even a homelessness. He's just homeless. Yeah. Because I'm like, you know, you think homeless assassin is your cover. We really is living in the subway with the trash. Oh to say he'd busy kind of pissed off about. They came in when we're gonna take everything you'll like all I got is trash. The fuck the goddamn Oscar the grounds. Killers what the fuck you, man. You go you go take a trip. So much of this hour. Just go in with. He broke it. 'cause even even size character wasn't a second movie, and I was felt like all right. Bullshit me now. Right. There's a there's a there's a hidden camera. All right. Go ahead. Come on out, and there's like oh you brought him back. Yes. All right. Like a drunk person doing say spin. Shakespeare. How to? Thai evening, shall I compare? Flying road in swell commute on bold. Hardy. The fuck is wrong. I'm intoxicated, clearly Clinton. Birds. Bursley like he's fun. Days is nigger. We worked for him. Yeah. Yeah. We've killed more people. K somebody who they had. They laid the attitude on a little thick. But for some reason I was was into this character play by Asia, Kate Dillon. Yes, she's the educator, adjudicated, the agitator, she's that, too, that, too. She showed. Yeah. Around intimidate and people we, we all have a good time till you show it. The tax man come around you fucking you like an auditor you come. But couldn't take my eyes off her man. 'cause she had a unique. Look she's got a unique. Look. I looked up she's she's she's like when he's gender-neutral. She's, you know, she's a woman but she's a she goes by gender neutral. So he's plays all these roles where you know, sometimes she looks like a man. Sometimes he looks like a woman. This this, this. This person has never played a man. I don't know if she's played a man, she's played, she's played to play and drawing. Yes. She's played a manly woman. Yeah. Yeah. But because she's, you know, she got a pixie body on exactly. But it was she's got such a unique. Look, I could not take my eyes off her the whole time that she was in. It's those is I think this way it is man. Is it even attitude on thick? It was just something about the way she was doing. You know what? I got those big beautiful eyes and she's rocking that short haircut. That's what it is. And you, you know what kind of like she's so serious? It's kind of like the teacher you want to have sex with when you come up and highschool me that just me. That smile. Cool Yule is. Yeah. Yeah. No, I was really enjoying into a man, you know. Movies. Movies, as I said, hey, the movie has a great level of production in it. It does that. And that's one of the things that really that I, I look at us they man, their movies where they might have some false in them. And they do some things that you wish that they would do better, which, you know, why doesn't work for me and my work for other people. But, you know, looking at that they really upped it here in whatever they were trying to do, whether, you know, if, if they weren't doing what I want to do with the story, and they want to concentrate on the action, and they want to concentrate on the production, love the cinematography in the scene of the scenery in the settings and whatnot. They did. They, they did that with much love, man. He did that. They, they did that in a way where I could just watch the movie for that, you know, maybe not paying attention the whole time, but leave it on the background somewhere. Especially with the fight choreography, but. You know, I can't help us say I was a little disappointed with this man. I guess I was looking for something. Maybe a lot of the people are looking for. But it's crazy. You know this how the world they had before, so insane. And yet they still made it to for me, made it feel like it may sense. You created this thing it's exaggerated thing. And that's what I loved about. It was on thing at a free to defend, like, menaces secret society. Nobody knows because you made a believable, and they don't. And this one just tore it all down for me in a way, they tried to build on it, but they did. They did. Because it doesn't seem to build that doesn't seem like a priority anymore. Now that they're into for the third, and it's almost like, well, you know, we I don't know. Man seems like that whole thing of where movies don't have the budget to do everything. They want to do. I don't have the green light to do everything they wanna do they pulled back. What did they end up doing actually have more story, which makes it better now that they have now that they have, you know, all the cloud and all the fans and all the money now, just kind of like, well, this fucking crass it, you know? And it's like. That's fine. It's working with some people doesn't work completely for me. I kinda give this you know I give it a matinee I'm kind of leaning towards lower matinee, but it's still a mandate. It was some things that are really did enjoy. But I walked out, feeling like I was lacking, something from it, that I really didn't get from the other movies, so that, okay. Yeah, I this is one of those where I don't think it was put together by focus group. But it does have that feeling of somebody asking, okay, what did you like most about the other movies, and we're going to do twice as much of that. Yeah. And labile ask me, hey, is this, the one the John wick movie that has when you over? And when I can say is almost I liked it when he started there was. There was a point when I was with it, but eventually, it, it is what it is. And it just turns into the same thing over and over again. I, I was, you know, I wish I was getting a different movie for the third. Time. And I also think that if the movie had been in ninety minutes long which, you know, an action movie that have a lot of story should be about ninety minutes long. I agree with you, 'cause, you know they did they made this long with the action that go very long. Yes, yes. There's a point where you can only watch so many people get shot in the head multiple times where you just don't get anything from it. Because in begin a lot of things I was like ooh. After a while. It's like yeah. Okay. This is no more feel as there's no more being impressed by. Even even the boss fight after halfway through the boss fight of like, all right. Y'all do a lot of into the dragon plan with mirrors, but. But glass already without anybody getting cut from it, by the way. No. That's the thing with me. I don't think I don't think that I didn't see that. Yeah. I mean I you know, I will let some of it slide, but fuck is bring a lot of. Oh, yeah. You can put a bullet China shop in that break as much glances. They did without any effects. What? Yeah. I mean, look, clearly if you're fan, this movie is for you. And you look at the rotten tomatoes scores they've, they've done what they set out when the rotten tomatoes score. Don't think was like ninety six ninety five percents in game. If you graded on, like okay, maybe 'cause I looked at them, but, like I gave it a matinee I wouldn't crazy about it. And I'm like, all right. You know, I could see what this is working for some people. You know I don't think ninety percent. Always means, like everybody's ecstatic. You know, people just positive it didn't, you know, I looked at just glance at the reviews and it was only two to Rotten's. Okay. I like eight people full fans out there. Yeah, yeah. No, it totally is fans. And if you're not a fan, you know. And I can say much like you said the craft and the spectacle, I think are impressive, and I won't take that away from him. I, I appreciate that. But ultimately, it's a movie where I've seen it. I don't really need to see it again. If it's on the background. I'll stop and watch the fight scenes. But this is a only because of the spectacle, I would give it a loan Matej. It's, it's bordering on a on a on a rental, but I you know, I have to give it up to the work, that's putting you really do have to craftsmanship in and you really do have to admire. Yes. But I tell you the ending nearly down to solid rental because I was like, whoa. Really? All right. I know man. And I love counter raves again. Counter doesn't. I don't mean you feel like an asshole talking about him because Kiana REEs is somebody who you just. There's not a I, I don't think there's a nicer actor working in Hollywood. There's nobody gets talked about as nicely as they maybe Tom Hanks. Yeah. Right. That's what John wick. He's like he's like a murderous. Tom has. But I'll be damned if you talking him, he, he just single looking at you. Like he just don't understand a fucking. I know I'm sorry. What you talking to me. Yeah. He's talking about me. So I can you got you can you repeat that are he's just repeat what you say, John, what he got here. Yeah. Huge on. Why, why don't get out out? Fuck fuck. Having they're talking about him what they're doing and him to stand like guys. Oh my God. Just two points kind of, like you know what just killing people? Hey John snow with a hit him in the back of the head. Attention stupid. You'll see what's going. Why? Bill john's. Excellent. Shouldn't be here. Nice. Good to see you too. I need your help. After this. We are less than keep. 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The Academy Is Open

Special Conditions - A Pokémon TCG Podcast

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The Academy Is Open

"WHAT'S UP TRADING CARD game? Fans welcome to episode forty, one of the special conditions podcast or a love for pokomo collecting collide. Especially conditions is part of the pokemon Professor Network and today is June twenty. Ninth Twenty Twenty I'm wondering. Ho Saddened. Title and I'm joined as always by my co host Josh Brown. What's up Adam how you doing buddy? Oh I'm doing fantastic as per usual. Yeah, good as standard for me. I would actually actually I'm a little little hurt my son did. Break his arm. Ristic, area. Yeah today and Still getting over that. You're I mean he may not be, but you're good. Yeah? You feel bad. But he's good, he's he's he's got. He's in good spirits. Definitely sad when it first happened, but. He's he's in good spirits. Nothing better than having a a broken limb on summer vacation I mean well. Yeah, well. This is from somebody who. needs to be like active if he's always outside, he's always doing something. He's always building stuff. He's always writing in this in this his writing hand too, so it's like. He's young enough. Maybe he's going to be. be dexterous. Never know. Possibly, have you broken anything? Now. Oh, I mean I had like A. The in your wrist like your thumb is move around. There's like a little pocket where there's like three little bones, I guess one of those like popped out when I. Was skateboarding once at. It. happened. Your son's like okay. Dad Shirt whatever my teachers were like always that the army right with, and all the kids are like now. He writes with his left hand. He's the lefty. Thanks, guys y'all had my back taking it. But we're not here to talk skateboarding or broken bones. There's plenty of podcast for that. But we're here to talk about. Cardboard. But not just any cardboard. Beautiful layered with art layered with shiny sparkles. And hidden with faits POKEMON cards yeah right. That's what we're here for. Today show's going to be pretty cool. At least I think so. Certain about our pickups of the week as per usual. We have art of the week which we discuss Pan sear. Ouch! We re rolled for last week. a little different. You know not my. My top pick for Pokemon I guess. I heard it in your voice when I said it last week. You're like Oh answer. Sage like that. That's a different vibe pants. An in my head. I mean we'll get there, but yeah yeah. Question of the week Joshua brings something new. and. We've got Carter the week. Is Links Felon Phalanx I? Don't know how you say it I. Just call it for links in my head in my head. I see it as Lincoln's. But that's just, but it's from rebel clash okay. And then we'll get into our opening of the week. Is this Pok Mon just accuracy right now. It's a new POKEMON for this generation. Right? Yes! I think I ever heard it before so. Is it is unusual one. I'm excited I'm excited to learn about it I've I've heard some things but. I've seen some things. I've heard some things. This'll be good. Wish we start at him where we start. Pickups of the week boom. Boom all right so. I am so hyped in so excited because. I want to target not initially to kind of find it, but. I went there just to see if the head hidden fates, t h to be honest, but. They didn't. But they did have a coupon for ten percent off all their pokemon cards. Okay, which? I didn't use because they didn't by any. POKEMON CARDS PSYCH I did buy POKEMON cards swerve. But it was in aboard game. Oh, OH, luckily! They had a five percent off board game purchase. So instead of it, being the nineteen ninety nine, it was eighteen ninety nine boom. I mean I'm not gonNA with math, but it said it took a dollar off. I believe that's five percent. Yeah so I mean. Already you know it's a target exclusive at the moment and. It's five percent of site saved a buck. I didn't even pay full price for this thing, right? Are you wondering what I got? I'm just kidding all you mentioned it. Yeah, we mentioned it last week. The Battle Academy. Yes, board game with air quotes there, right? It comes with the board right yes. Can I can I just say this thing is beautiful, okay? The Box is is solid. A feels like a legitimate board game as you're opening it up. And then it's got three three decks. It's got this massive. And I know her family friendly. But I I WANNA use other words, but it is a humongous coin big. It is like it is like three times the size of a normal pokemon coin read. And I, I'd be curious to find out if this can be actually used in Pocono. Because if it can, this is the coin you WanNa, bring. I never there's no other is being legal or not. Yet will. They are as long as they come with the structure decks. Anything they were different sizes. Yes, okay like you can't use like a chance. He coined from like the original structure. Yeah, the original Structure Deck 'cause cardboard in like. That stuff varies for? But these are all like regulated coins, right? But people don't like to use coins a lot so. They used ice. That's a bummer. Bring but this, but this this coin could bring that back could make a comeback coins on the comeback. Call it a comeback. No definitely, but it is A. It's a beautiful coin it has. Charred Mutune Pika to on it, okay. And it's just it means just plain silver, but it is beautiful gorgeous. You put in so. Then you, then you take out the board for the board game. Unfolded in. It's a beautiful green solid. Board Okay and this is. This is something that should be on every table. As far as like. If you went to a tournament all, this should just be on the table already. There's no conclusion or Your kitchen tournament. But it comes with the three decks, so you have like the pitch deck to deck, and the chargers are deck Pika Chu is player one chargers player to me, too, is advanced player. ooh! Okay. Which can see? It's got a lot of like higher HP pokemon. So, they're gonNA. Last a little bit longer. Do a little bit more damage sure. But every single card in the deck is labeled like a stamp for each deck that goes in okay, so you can't like mismatch time. You can't can't be like Oh. This Mu to one goes in this our deck or Which is nice for it being. You know a board game that. Comes with three different decks like it just makes it, so it's harder to lose them. Like it in in the decks, worrying applying bright that make sense. The only thing. The only thing I don't like is that they're not sleeved. Well that's on you. Right well especially because of the the POK MON shirt. You know it's like the one card in there I wish. Now. I was GONNA say I was like I wish the X. Cards were just like a plane Matt. Look without being Shinier both like no, because they need to show you what the Texas could look like 'cause then you go out and buy cars and try to get those cooling cards. Yeah, yeah, okay. I guess I know how this works. Adam yeah, and it comes with just some cardboard x markers. And some damage counters, and then it comes with three different rule books kind of guides. For each deck, kind of have like a basic strategy, right? In like the little deck boxes, the cardboard ones that fit each one like like the way later this and made it even packaging like on the inside. Gorgeous. I can't say enough good things about it. It's like perfect for anybody. Literally? Anybody that has one competitive player in their house sure. With other people that are. Maybe interested or like Nah I don't WanNa. Be Invested, but like I'll go along with you if you WANNA play it like a similar level right right? That's what this is. This is perfect for a get together. Oh, I like Pok Mon. Hey, when are we try to play the POKEMON? Academy Oh this looks like the TC G.. It is the TC G.. Stop right there Adam because this is going to be my question. The week is I I want like a full breakdown of like. WHO This is for. How to play this, what difference it may have I have some questions about this. This game in general so I think we should say that for the question that week segment. Okay. Further down this road. Okay. What did you pick up this week? Okay, so you text me about like picking this up. Sanders on sale at target and everything like that and I've been. Watching my local targets and online and he keeps saying that they're out of stock out of stock at a stock, which means like they probably didn't even get any stock yet type of thing. Because it just came out, and it's exclusive. Deter yeah, the twenty-first. Yeah, so it's been out for like eight days right? So we're way home today I was like you know what I feel like I. Need to get something new for the show. You know thankfully T and comics have been supplying some cards to. And I've had some things to open on the show, but I haven't had anything like. New to talk about right. So I'M GONNA stop at target on my way home. And they go in there and I had to back with board. Games are the the. Role of pokemon cards and whatnot and I opened up the target APP and There is currently a fifteen percent off all games coupon. With the target APP. Out of DNA with that applies to. All Games Board Games card and I always have one to one day dice game. POKEMON cards. It applies to all POKEMON cards Adam. Really does because they're considered a card game. Even if you buy them for the collecting purpose, they don't know what you're doing with them. They consider a games so those coupons at target work pokemon cards. The also worked for the Battle Academy game that I picked up Adam. I have got one. Right in front of me, already open as you're talking about it. I'm looking at these things right here. I'm holding this coin as we speak. Is Beautiful. It's gorgeous. I can't wait to dive in deeper with you on this. My Gosh. That's so exciting. Yeah, it really is like this is something in my head i. was like this is. This is for Josh yet. This is straight of joshes alley. Yeah, they only have one so i. don't know what the deal is I. Don't know if there's a big rush on him or if he just didn't get that many, but I picked it up, I gladly got the fifteen percent off. plus I used my target card so I got another five percent off. So I got twenty percent off of this game. Wow That's not it. You found, hidden face! It sounds like a tin. That's tin. I found hidden fates. There was a shelf of them Adam no I. How long have I been telling you I? Miss Him, fates mom an enough to have. Hopefully purchase the entire shelf. No because I'm smarter than that Adam I did get one ten of each character though. Because do I really need more hidden fates? No, I. Don't Adam. Do I want to open all the hidden face? I absolutely do. We'll go back at some point this week or this week. He's even text me to say. Hey, you need fates. I need all the invades I can't go. That route Adam I can't do it. Also I didn't have a basket. I'm wearing A. Like I can only carry so many pokemon cards before people start to think I'm weird, you know. You're killing me. I'll go back and find out Adam I have him face open. I'm going to open up a now. I know. We have like our opening later on the show. I have a hidden faces different. That's a totally different. Yes, that's a different section, so I just opened a guaranteed. Ten. I'm going to. Give Somebody Code Card that comes with. It W to be C.. Two six M V for nine g are so good luck to somebody who gets that. The Gerardo set in fates. absent packs here, Adam. I have the birds I have charged I me, too. I have mu torn. Would you like me to open up here? The birds, the birds. Let's do the Birds GonNa, say leave leave charts out of this. So good man. I was looking at the copper a box you know, and as looking at the newer ten now I'd be mad. I'd be mad at you I know if you saw hidden fates. We'll. Get that. I I went through the card section and that's where they have all the cards. you know by the registers? But then they have a second I'll backed by the board. Games has more pokemon cards, and that's where the hidden face or at hidden so. Anyway men. That's feels good. We get out another card Our D.. J. N., four J. M. L., C. in four H.. face for you. The puck Monte C. G. O.. Great out of this just. I can't even describe the feeling of this right now. Yeah I missing so many like after like looking through my binder, and like wow, these pages are empty. And I have the whole set the like the initial set I have that whole thing I have all the the PROMOS. The Ray causes the golden the Golden Blue Neyland. Saga Leo like. We have a lot the normal ones, but. Not The Chinese. Talk. With Ferry Energy R.I.P. A million grappler, farfetched charm, anders slow, poke side, ferry magic harp. We have a shiny. It's a whim pod shiny. Wim pod they go part shiny, and nor lacks taking a big old fat snooze. A shiny is a win. My is a Chinese a win. feels good. That feels great I. Love it so much, and that's that's out of your first PAC. I Open I open three. No two packs I got nothing. Yeah, and then I pulled on instagram that puzzle and then. The last pack I got nothing. I love him face man I. Yeah! I could spend the rest of my life opening the set. To so good. That was my pickup of the week out. That was much better than mine. You see that. Did you know not at all? Surprising you man, but I will I'll send you some Ben. NIMMO and We'll get you back in the star tomorrow. Okay all right. We're moving on to art of the week. And this week I was. I was tasked with finding the best art for Panzer Challenge. What's Hilarious is every time I say pants in my head. It's the black and white. Set proper like the base, black and white set where I released. It is like the worst. Picture in my in my in my mind, it's the worst picture. It just doesn't look like. They knew what they wanted pants here to look like yet. Like they didn't have all the angles they were just like. This is a stock drawing like we're just going with it. We're going with it right. As I, apologize to the artist. Like. It's still a nice card. I just. My least favorite. Okay, that's fair. This was was actually hard like there's several of them that are. Like, it was just trying to find differences, and there's a lot of. Things. Were just like some of them were just like really soft. Almost like. They were like. I don't even know how to describe it. Like just soft shots like baby photos type thing I don't know. So number three coming in at number three is Panzer from noble victory is okay, so he's like coming at you with like a karate chop. In falling through a canyon briskly at you, yeah. So, it's it's you looking at pants here? getting ready to. He's literally. His first tech has beat or lunch, so it's like he's. He's coming straight up to beat you up. That's. And I. Love The little notches all over his body that like give him that animation these falling right right. And then there's some debris on the sides. It was a focus on panzer, and not necessarily his surroundings. It's cool action shot. Here's. I think what might be your problem with pants here because I'm feeling this way right now. Seems to be always smiling. It's hard to take him seriously in any capacity other than a friendly fire monkey. Right and it's like we already got that with Jim Charleena like even really coming at you with A. Big Vicious Karate job. It's like yeah, but you're smiling like it's just going to tickle. Oh I'm so scared. Warm Little Monkey PA. Coming I do agree like it shows like velocity with end, and that idea appreciate it's. It's hard to capture movement in cards like this. Yes And so. We're GONNA move on number to get. Pants here from next destinies. So this one is absolutely stinking adorable in a shows me something that I didn't know. So he's kind of like. Sitting, almost like in a market slash kitchen area. It looks like kitchen gadsden kitchen. Yeah so he's kind of like on the floor. Got, the reflection of the actual like utensils and stuff from the kitchen like reflecting off so that that's just a really cool touch. Small subtleties like that like really get me. But, he's holding onto one of these berries. He's got. He's got one eye closed looking up, trying to be careful of what he's doing. He's got his tongue sticking out. He's using his little swirl. Hershey kiss on the top of his head. Aw! As a heater! To Cook his food. To, Cook the other two berries that are out there and I'm like what he uses his head to like for like fire stuff like what? That's funny. I I just didn't know that yeah. The is that the source of all of his fire is his head. I mean with most fire. POKEMON. I mean you know tremendous tail? But. He shoots it out of his mouth so I'm GONNA assume that he can shoot it out of his mouth? Don't know he's always smiling are designed. Exactly. And so for the number one pick. Is from his pants here from the X. Y. Bay set okay. This one is just it's very cartoony. In. It's bright colors, and it just sticks out more than the others. it's Kinda like. Cloudy smoke from being the top of a mountain which could be a volcano. What leads to? Just, it's got like a nice guy. There's big mountain in the back. Mountain Eddie sitting on, and he's just Kinda got one hand up like he's. On the on the horizon, I Dunno I just like this one the absolute most, because he even though he's like sorta smiling, he's like sort of sad. Yeah? I agree with you like I. Love The p- rightness of the colors. Like it's almost like a Magenta instead of. A red that we see so often with him. Magenta like a bright yellow like it looks superintendents. Yeah just the colors from the the mountain where it goes up it just like you know, it's white and then just gradually gets darker and darker bright. It's just beautiful. I like it. It's my number one number one I love it well done, sir, well done, and there was only nine in total and I already told you I didn't like one so. There's really only eight options. That's okay I, think he did well I think he did well. In this I really wanted to do an honorable honorable mention for one of them, but. I'd have to pull up all of them again just to tell you which one it was sure. I am ready. To hit that random number generator okay I'm GonNa hit. Thick a random pokemon. Next week. Are you ready at him. I. I've been waiting since you said Pinscher for the next. Number generator. For the next pokemon sorry. All right our next. pokemon is going to be. Registered he'll registered ill. Yeah, register you. GRAB DEAL There's a Lotta registers. Good. There's even e- excellent man I'm excited now. Excellent Excellent! Get I can't wait to learn more about the Reggie's everybody seems so down on the Reggie's as a family as a whole I listen i. I was a hardcore level ex player. Okay I really enjoyed register okay. Well. See what you can find for registered next week. All right all right. Task accepted. Mission confirmed. All right moving on moving on. Question of the week. Let's. Let's talk about this. Battle Academy. Let's talk about it Adam. Let's talk about it, I why did I buy this? Why did you buy it? Well Two reasons. One. It's a sweet collector's. Item Okay. It really is I. Mean if you bought it. The coin alone. I think is worth. You know you take ten or fifteen percent off. Yeah, it's totally worth the fifteen sixteen seventeen bucks to just the coin, just the coin alone. But if you think about it. All three of these. Well I mean you can get the right to the chart I mean these are actually from the the hidden set proper okay? So I, mean they're not in the tens? But if they were in the tens twenty dollars each? So you're getting three. For Just under twenty dollars. Definitely valuable. And definitely worth it because even though like there's there's trainer cards and stuff in there that are definitely worth. While and then I think in the peak to end in the char deck. There is Santa Mon promos like I saw Lewellen rights you in there and I saw a flurry on in there. That was a promo okay. which I know. Like I know I don't have that flairy on. I don't remember where that came from, but I don't have it, so it's like. Just like those are like the small touches that like. I noticed sure. The coin in those two Sentamu Pronin promos okay okay. So I just opened up the Mu Deck so these are all like like. In case, there's any confusion out there like these are all legitimately. POKEMON cards you could get anywhere else. Yes like there's nothing different about. These cards are not made differently for this game. Like is a deck of POKEMON cards, right? The only difference between like the regular right to and the right you from this is that they have a stamp with a number like one through sixty. Okay, so that here if you did happen to shuffle the cards together by mistake, or you know you had somebody smaller, playing and. You know they took one of your cards by mistake. You'd know that you know. Oh well, the MMU to stamp doesn't go with the chargers are a deck now like how the stamp the energy cards. As if there would be confusion, so does that samp. Does that mean these cards? You can't play with the official tournaments. Now, you can okay stamp doesn't change anything. No, no, it doesn't. Because even on the card is still shows that it's from like the hidden fates set. Okay, that's just It's it's pokemon. Proper that made that, so it's still legal. Okay? I didn't know if that would change anything. I did notice most cars in here. Are like legal in standard right now, okay? There's like Cynthia in there, so let's from ultra prison right. But. Those will rotate. Come, August still got. But I don't think. that. That's like what the intent was for this. The, intent was. For people to practice to play to bring like this is so cool like if I had this on my shelf, and it was game night, and I had friends over. They'd be like what is. Like, what is that? It's Pokemon Academy you WANNA play it. Yeah oh? Is this the TD? Yes, but it's on like the same playing fields like there's there's no weakness to worry about right. psychics not week to fire or lightning fires, not week to lightning, your psychic and lightnings, not week to fire psychic so. It just? Like the way they did this. They thought of everything verse smart. Yeah in in my mind, they founded this down to like each individual thing. Yeah, each individual card each deck. and. There is a advanced players like. If somebody wants to try a different deck. That has a little. Little bit more of a strategy. Then they can go for it. Being being you, would you add more g? exes to this deck. No I would just leave it. As is okay, I wouldn't I wouldn't change a thing like I honestly love this. In its entirety, just the way it is okay. Okay I don't think that this is something that you should buy if you plan on taking things from it and adjusting it and switching it up and making new decks. I think it is what it is? And it's meant for you to gain the grass like to get a grasp on the rules and. And how the cards play and interact. There's a lot of trainer cards. So it's not just like. An awful deck it's. There's there's a strategy to assure. What I n the board, the Board itself is like it has all the things that like. Did you do this this? Turn Right. This is these are the things you can do in your turn, so it's like it helps you. Learn and it helps somebody that may not have ever picked up the game learn. That's what I was. Just GonNa? Say this is what I. In my head why I bought this house excited for this. Is You know through the course of this podcast? I've learned how to play the game. I haven't played physical. Game with anybody yet. play play. You know the basic rules so having that little bit of knowledge. You can take that in show it to somebody else in a learning capacity together. That's just what I was GonNa, say I I want to play a physical game with somebody, but like other people in my house. They don't know how so I would be the one trying to walk them through it but I am still learning as well so I would be very on confident in trying to. Explain the rules to somebody when I'm not even one hundred percent, sure of how things work so this with the board and like you said like it has like that that big old graphic in says what you can do on your turn. An the order of operation in everything's laid out. There's like notes on everything. I could sit down with one of my kids or my partner, and like we could start to play this without me. Having to explain rules without having to exactly try to teach them something I could learn with them. And like I feel like we're on equal playing ground because the seems so well set up for what it is. I showed this to my son and my partner, and they both were like. Yes, like we want to play this. As I wanted to open it just before the shows like it's all fresh in my mind. It's it's so rad. Man I I am in love with it. Already have yet anything with, and I'm so excited. I think this. Product is for anybody. that. Is Try like his learning to play the game or wants to play the game in A. In a competitive you know. Eventually competitive scene. But that also has friends or family. That are willing to play with you and that they can make it literally a game out of it right, and it's there at the same exact level as you even if you know all the rules in our hardcore player like myself. I. Don't know how hard court but. You know like the rules. Most of them, yeah! It's like if I sat down with one of these I would have the same exact chance as. Somebody who doesn't know to too much? You know it's like the only advantages. I might retreat here there, knowing that like. The only things that they can do because I know what's in all the decks, right? But that's like a next level. Skill that you have to have her. It, it's so well done man. Yeah! And the fact that like you can just Oh, I. WanNa play this like it's not like a fight. Just kinda like there's three different decks. You just pick one. And I mean. Obviously charts cool. But. Like. I don't know. Yeah exactly and it's. Like! I I don't even know which one I would pick right to be honest. There's no. There's no fan favourite for me. There's no like. I want definitely want that. There's no Dr Dex. I'm not going to jump to that. You. Know what I mean right right, so it's. It's just I think. In a way, these decks are just everyone. And I think that's what this is all about this. Is a small step. For pokemon. But a giant leap for the TC G. Yeah. This has this. This feels like they care about getting. More. People to play this game. Yes. There are there are few moves that they've made recently that have felt? Like. They care a lot. in that. Basically, the the. Battle arena decks. Are The league battle. DEX those are just like the first step. And then. I think next week we'll be able to talk about the The, the trainer toolkits in full. But like those in combination. Like. They did that as two different, pro or three three different products, but like that that was all for the fans that was all for us. and. They're doing everything right and then this. Is Literally for like the family. The family that plays POK MON the. The Friends of people that play like this is. Just this is gonNA. Be On the shelf. Somebody's GONNA. See it that comes over your house and say that looks cool. Let's let's play it. Are you sure yeah, you know what I mean? It looks like a board feels like a board game. That was totally it's the CG. For sure. I'm going to set this right next to my beast balance there we go it. It's the same box every day like as far as like design and quality wise like it feels like. They discussed this with us this. This should easily been like thirty five. Kind of kids made a prize. HOW CHEAP IT IS! Yeah, maybe more but if If you have anybody. In Your Life. That likes POLKA Mon.. This is. An awesome product. I give it a five out of five stars. And nobody paid me to say that right. I bought. This is the target does. But this is this is awesome. I'm excited. I think I'm going to make an honest genuine attempt to play this this week and by next week. Show I will be able to speak more on it, so yes, yeah, it's just I. I opened it tonight and like I, said my son broke his arms. Spent a crazy day. I'm saying this might be my first time playing the physical game. Yeah just throwing that out it's. Listen. It's GONNA be fine. All the rules are they're kind kinda like to help you walk along. Like, you know how to you know how to throw a spear, but. We're going to show you. We're GONNA. Walk next to you to make sure you throw it right, you know. I'm excited man. This is a really cool product so. Yeah the question of the week turned into. You must buy this awesome. No questions asked. I did see that. All Right? You want to take a quick break. All right. We'll be back after these short messages or music in your ear drums. All right, welcome back just a little housekeeping real quick before we get going on the rest of the show. This podcast is powered by patriots. You can check out at Patriotair Dot. com slash pokemon Professor Rican. Support the show for as little as a dollar a month. That is going to get you access to our patron exclusive discord, which is a fantastic place filled with fantastic people. Patriot isn't your thing. There are a few other ways you can help us out. If you're listening to us on Youtube, you can subscribe to the channel. Hit the notification bell, and if you're listening via podcast service like apple, podcasts or Stitcher, you can take a moment to leave us a review. That would be greatly appreciated. Yes it would. Tell me about the stupid looking pokemon. Well It is stupid. But I heard you got that I heard his rat. You got that, right? Courtroom Week. The week we agree Greek. So it's Phil links our full INCAS. We're just GONNA call them full incas links from rebel clash. One Oh nine at a one ninety two. It is a basic pokemon is a fighting type. which doesn't really get too much love? It, has a color attack for one in a double attack for to. That contradicts itself. One I attack call for family for Cullis. Search your deck for up to two basic pokemon and put them onto your bench. Shuffle your deck. Seems seems all right. But what makes this card good? We don't know all right so for to colorless team attack. This attack does thirty damage for each of your. Bench POK MON that has links its name. Wait what? Oh guests. So for each one. It does thirty damage okay? Now at first glance you like Oh. This is not that great right. Jab Multiple links in your new newbridge. Will to power attack, so you have four on the bench. IRV FOREIGN GENERAL Three three on the bench. That's only ninety damage. It's not much. But how you get this to. Be increased. There's also another links. In a in the form. So you can play those and they count because it just says fill links in the name. Oh, so even though it's a V card accounts and. Count against having four regular fill links. Correct sneaky. Okay so you have five on those five times, threes, fifteen, two hundred fifty damage for. Two energies. That's not bad. How do we make this damage increase? Martial Arts Dojo okay so basically if you have fighting basic fighting energy attached. It doesn extra. You're fighting POKEMON. Do an extra ten damage. To the active okay? If you're behind them. Prizes does extra forty damage. Now, we're getting spicy. Right, so that fifteen became nineteen. How do we get Adam? How do we get more for links on the bench for links men? I need more for leagues all right, so capture energy guy. is going to add consistency to the deck. So if you go second, you can attach capture energy searching for another five links, and then use call for family and search for two more links. Okay okay, right, bringing the might be saying. Yeah, and then you might be saying like. Well it takes two INTEGER IS GONNA take turns power up that's too slow. We did get twin energy from rebel clash. That's right, so basically makes it a wind energy attack. Dang. Dang, All. Just Two! FREAKING on fools. Yeah. And then you've you've got also links fee You know it's kind of a scary veto down, but it does a hundred or has one hundred sixty hip points fighting. It's basic. Ir Defense. As, all of your pokemon and play with the name for links. Take twenty damage okay. So if you had four those in play. Your basic links has ninety hit points. Takes Eighty less damage from all attacks. So dumb. Basically just says come at me Bro. Wow. Okay! Links. This just so weird! It is right. Is it one? Is it multiple multiple? What's the deal with it? It's. Multiple. Just a gang of now it's. It's legitimately multiple, okay? But when they combine. They make one pokemon. Yes. Well I think. I think it's just like in general. It's weird on the less. It literally is a weird pokemon. I don't I, don't feel. Good in. Saying it's anything other than a weird poke measure. But. It just like. What are you attack it? They all like roll around in different sides, so it's like I don't know. But. It could be very spicy if you play it correctly. Yes yeah. Cool Man. I do like the art of the car though. Yeah, it's it's beautiful. and. There's other cards like energy gain, which if you're behind on prizes? Make sure you can attack for one colorless less. Making that. You're attack literally just one energy and broken. there's. Believe, it's hustle. No, not hustle belt. is a karate belt again. If you're behind on prizes, makes your attack one fighting less, but that that's like full links fee. Because the other one doesn't have a fighting energy. Requirement. But like this is all stuff. This kind of like rotating, so it's like. I really WANNA mention it. Then same thing with the DNC prison star. All of your basic fighting Pokemon extra twenty attack. So like. The attack. Plus all the links. With the DNC down. In the the DOJ, oh, just it just. It's brutal. Coup cargo van. Definitely something I wanted to bring up just because like you know. I. Think I still have like. A bunch of links like I just kept pulling him out of all like the packs. I've been opening and I'm just like I. WanNa. Make this I want to make this elliptic. I have a stack of like nineteen links that I just. Have Shuffled at the side. I'm like I gotTA. Make this deck. Yeah. Goldman cool cocoa cocoa well. Thanks for Sharon. Yeah any time with one more thing to do tonight sir. Well to. We have an email. Oh, we do okay. But I've been trying to figure out how to get it from my phone into the notes. And it won't copy everything I just have to have to read it from my phone, or we're doing that now or do you want open? Yeah, let's yeah, let's just do a robot. All right so this is coming from pitchy grab. Says Hey Adam and Josh PG. Grab a lot since listen to your shows. And my recent shuffled around and homebound. I've started playing TC Geo more in the last few weeks. My main deck consists of charred new Queen, my support POK MON or ponytail and rapid ash farfetched. Chart has its energy engine Nita. Queen is able to drop on your deck in into your hand. She hits for ten plus fifty for every evolution on your bench. My? Question Is Wise Far fetched in this deck. It comes to two to three copies. It doesn't evolve, and it's tax weird. Draw to and twenty or eighty. If the POKEMON has a total attached, I would rather have a pokemon that evolves. I could stand up to an attack. Than this far fetched like beware someone. which brings me to real question. How can I make this deck more consistent? What supporters direct commend for consistency? How for three Cynthia for fresh seven? Ness ball timer ball. This deck carries two to three copies of Brock's grit to recycle the energy charge discards. Or bring back. Pokemon from discard India deck. In the Middle Queen can draw them into your hand when working right. But I. Play the Games where I just. Can get set up an attacking quick enough I just can't get setup tacking quick enough. Even if I can get Nigga, queen set up on the board with energy. I need evolutions on my bench to really do damage, and there aren't any healing cards. The core question I have is how how do I customize the structure deck to work the best buy play styles? Likes using the same pokemon and mechanics over and over again. So I know how to take out on my opponent. Thanks pitchy grab. Sorry, this is so long I hope he can boil it down. I don't have the confidence to play in real life like Josh but I don't care about getting wrecked at home online. Thank you. Okay so it's a structure deck. With nitto Queen, which searches for more pokemon. And does more damage for the. BENCH POK MON That are evolved okay. So as far as This goes. I'm I'm not. Familiar with the chargers are that's in this specific one. Is that the one where you take to damage counters and? Put Fire. Energies on him. I think that's what he's talking about. So! You. You gotta Ask Yourself. What's the main focus of the deck? And if the main focus is to have evolution, pokemon down and do damage that way. then. You need to have a more consistent line of those pokemon. So for starters. Nitta Queen is GONNA. Get you. The evolutions you need. So, having a heavy Nitta Queen Line is probably your first start. So. I don't know if you're familiar with candies, but rare candies are going to. Speed up your deck tenfold. You're going to be able to rear candy Mitterrand. Queen the following turn. Instead of evolving Internet arena, and then having to wait another turn to evolve McQueen. This way here you can just kind of. Keep the flow of the deck running. So, I would say like. A four to four Nitta Queen. And then run! For rare candies. And then. You want consistency I know I. Think Neta Queens. Energy requirements are colorless. See could always run for capture, energies. To be able to search for bench pokemon. Turn one turn to. it just kind have that consistency, and then because you're not running. Any V cards or E X G X. You can, you can utilize that twin energy. And be able to attach twitter energy to attack faster with knit acquaintance. Making Nita Queen like a hard focus. And then you can still run the chart. Just run like a smaller line of cars. do you like a? A three, one, three or three to three. And just try to go from there and then. I. Hold on, let me. Hang on one second. Let me look at it Queen Real quick. I have to look it up because. have to see what it says as far as you're talking to. Now. Yeah. So just bear with me. This is great podcast material Adam looking at stuff. Well I'm just trying to remember why. Because power laureate this attacked is fifty more damage. Preach Evolution Pokemon on your bench. Okay! Awesome, so it's evolution pokemon. You're asking for consistency. Go for the rare askmen Chennault or Senchenko line. It allows you to look at the top to. Take One and I think you discard the other. but at least like you're gonNA. Like go through your deck, really fast and get the cards you want. you could even. What else draws. I think there's a Saas Book. That just draws one card, even anything like that where you could just put like a two to line in or even like three three line, and just you know continuously just keep drawing guards and drawing cards drawing cards. Because that's height. That's how you essentially win. You know you. But you also have to have recyclable cards. You have to have like an ordinary rod to be able to shuffle your energies back in, and you're pokemon. Because that's a big deal especially, if you're running rare candies and smaller middle lines. Yeah. You're going to have to send me that that list. I Fed you. Grab Send Me that list. I need that. You said it's a structure DHEC. I don't know what structure decade is. Just send me a picture of it. Just so I can see it, and then I'll I'll reach out to you and. Help you out for that intrigued? I am very intrigued now. Consistency is key. If you're consistent, you'll consistently win so. Yeah and yeah. And just any POK MON that use utilizes like Carlos Energy. Then you can play whatever color energy want, so you could add honestly. Benefit from running. Even like the martial arts DOJ that just talked about so you're Larry. Do you know fifty plus ten plus fifty for each evolution on the bench? But then if you have a fighting energy attached to it, you're behind on prizes. You're doing an extra forty damage. That's insane. So, it just depends on. What what you WANNA play. Sorry sorry to get super nerdy. Look, if people. WanNa know God I obviously can't help or add anything to it, so I'm glad you're able to. I try I try. I appreciate it out. And hopefully the pay appreciate it to. They better because. I'm trying that was all for memory except for. Except for when I looked it up and it was like okay. All right but Josh. What do you think about getting into our opening of the week? 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