Live action pokemon film?

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  1. OptimusPancake

    OptimusPancake Prime's Breakfest Chef

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    why havent they made this yet?

    Shia would make a perfect Ash Ketchum
    Misty could be played by some unknown hottie

    They could make pikachu this badass who likes to aim for the face :) 

    Sound familar? ;) 

    Honestly though, if a live action transformers film is possible, why not a pokemon one?
     
  2. Wheeljack_Prime

    Wheeljack_Prime Don't eat me

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    Fiy Alien Velociraptor

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    Dragonball Evolution.

    That's all I'm gonna say.
     
  4. doomboy536

    doomboy536 Universe Onslaught fanboy

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    Misty can specialise in drowning people to death and Brock can crush them under the rocks or in a Bind from Onyx. That should be suitably gritty enough for today's audience.

    Oh, and Pikachu rips off peoples' faces.
     
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    Not sure if serious. Shia is way too old for Ash.

    Call me nuts, but I honestly think a Pokemon movie, if handled by someone like Del Toro or Peter Jackson, might actually work. Just stick closely to the source material and throw in spectacular CGI renditions of the monsters, complete with cutting-edge special effects to depict their attacks. And face it: the cataclysmic capabilities of Legendary Pokemon would look amazing in live-action.

    My ideal cast would include Robin Williams as Oak and Jeremy Irons or Al Pacino as Giovanni.
     
  6. OptimusPancake

    OptimusPancake Prime's Breakfest Chef

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    seeing a hyper beam in live action would just be unbelievable.
    They would probably just focus on the blue/red universe and thats what i would hope.
    In the same way that they made the cartoon transformers all badass real life looking, they could do the same for pokemon.
     
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    SPLIT LIP AKA Beve Stuscemi

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    Your level of originality just barely eclipses your sense of humour.

    I'd like to see a Live action Pokemon movie done like a documentary about the maltreatment and abuse of these poor creatures used almost exclusively for fighting and kept inside cramped little balls.
     
  8. Noideaforaname

    Noideaforaname Pico, let's go up to Zuma

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    It's kinda funny just how wrong Pokemon would seem in live action. Weirdly proportioned creatures using all sorts of horrific attacks on one another, villainous corporations falling apart once the head honcho loses in what is essentially a sport, kids leaving home facing all sorts of threats...
    Of course, same is true for most kid franchises.


    How would you even go about portraying the Pokemon themselves? Too realistic would stray too far from the source material, too cartoony would just look awkward against real actors.
    Maybe something like Who Framed Roger Rabbit where they are meant to be 'off.' But, for the love of god, NO "lost in New York" plot.
     
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    1. A CGI hyper beam in live action would be really...meh. All it is, to be quite frank, is just another giant-ass laser beam. Remember the Solar Harvester's beam? Yeah, same deal except more parallel to the Earth and being shot out of a small creature instead of an ages old plot device.

    2. I was under the impression that every single Pokemon game was somehow in the same continuity. At least, that's what the cartoons seemed to imply (until I heard Ash was somehow still 12/13 or something in the most recent series, which is absolute bullshit since he's gone through at least several Christmas specials by now)

    3. Yes, they brought the Transformers to the big screen, but to be quite frank they are NOTHING AT ALL like the cartoons. The cartoons are always brightly colored and usually somewhat super-robot like in their build. Movie TF's are EXTREMELY over-detailed, usually darkly colored in either mode, and if they're Decepticons they are more "alien" than the Autobots. Not to mention how the fandom is STILL divided over the look.

    Pokemon would just be worse.
     
  10. SAF7

    SAF7 LOVE this game!

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    Pretty much this. The concept of letting 10 year olds leave home to travel around with creatures of immense (and often times godlike) power in their back pockets barely works in a cartoon or video game. If they would ever make a live action Pokemon movie, I can't see it being better than Dragonball Evolution or The Last Airbender.
     
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    I <3 the original Pokemon cartoon. Please don't destroy that with a live-action movie.
     
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    I don't think it can really work in live action. Many animated shows can work in live action. Heck I think Dragonball and Avatar the Last Airbender would have made great movies under proper hands, but I can't see how Pokémon would work.

    If anything, I think they should focus on getting a good animated movie that will really blow the socks of everybody. Make it deep, make it beautiful make it profound. It doesn't have to be mature or anything, it just has to we well made, and with a great story. Maybe take a page off Studio Ghibli.
     
  13. Gingerchris

    Gingerchris Telly-headed Tyrant

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    I think I'd prefer they go halfway and do an all CGI movie. That way you can get some realism into the graphics but not go fully-real and lose the cartoony element.
     
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    This. Sorry but unless James Cameron, Peter Jackson, or J.J. Abrams is making the movie I have no hope for any movie based off of anime.
     

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