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NEWS: Pokémon the Movie: The Power of Us Anime Film Earns US$789,170 in U.S.




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Aca Vuksa



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PostPosted: Sun Dec 09, 2018 6:05 am Reply with quote
Interesting, congrats on the Pokemon Movie 21 getting an lots of US money, now how money is being earned from other countries?
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Scion Drake



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PostPosted: Sun Dec 09, 2018 6:54 am Reply with quote
Wow impressive.

Respect. Cool
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CastMember1991



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PostPosted: Sun Dec 09, 2018 8:52 am Reply with quote
I lot of the fans at the screening I went to were very excited when they saw the preview for Detective Pikachu. I have a feeling it will be the first legitimately good live-action film adaptation of a video game. Take that, Paul W.S. Anderson.
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Mhora



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PostPosted: Sun Dec 09, 2018 10:02 am Reply with quote
CastMember1991 wrote:
I lot of the fans at the screening I went to were very excited when they saw the preview for Detective Pikachu. I have a feeling it will be the first legitimately good live-action film adaptation of a video game. Take that, Paul W.S. Anderson.
oh give tje RE movie franchise some credit. 1 billion at the boxoffice is nothing to scoff at. Love the first movie
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Juno016



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PostPosted: Sun Dec 09, 2018 10:20 am Reply with quote
Aside from my roommate and I, there was only a mother and daughter and two guys watching the film here. I have a feeling the marketing just sucks for rural areas...
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scowler



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PostPosted: Sun Dec 09, 2018 2:52 pm Reply with quote
Considering the history of US Pokemon theatre releases, that's actually rather pathetic:

https://www.boxofficemojo.com/genres/chart/?id=anime.htm
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CastMember1991



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PostPosted: Sun Dec 09, 2018 2:59 pm Reply with quote
Mhora wrote:
CastMember1991 wrote:
I lot of the fans at the screening I went to were very excited when they saw the preview for Detective Pikachu. I have a feeling it will be the first legitimately good live-action film adaptation of a video game. Take that, Paul W.S. Anderson.
oh give tje RE movie franchise some credit. 1 billion at the boxoffice is nothing to scoff at. Love the first movie


I'm not trying to bash the movies. The franchise was fine as it is, I just don't think it really captured the essence of the games, that's all.
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BadNewsBlues



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PostPosted: Sun Dec 09, 2018 3:15 pm Reply with quote
CastMember1991 wrote:
I lot of the fans at the screening I went to were very excited when they saw the preview for Detective Pikachu. I have a feeling it will be the first legitimately good live-action film adaptation of a video game. Take that, Paul W.S. Anderson.


Aside from the first mortal Kombat movie.
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Primus



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PostPosted: Sun Dec 09, 2018 3:25 pm Reply with quote
scowler wrote:
Considering the history of US Pokemon theatre releases, that's actually rather pathetic:

https://www.boxofficemojo.com/genres/chart/?id=anime.htm


Comparing this to the big theatrical releases by Warner Bros. isn't really fair. However, Power of Us still doesn't measure well against the Miramax limited releases and is in fact, only a fraction of what last year's Pokemon movie did despite a larger theatre count.
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Cardcaptor Takato



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PostPosted: Sun Dec 09, 2018 9:28 pm Reply with quote
The I Choose You movie benefited from being made as an anniversary reboot film that worked as a stand alone movie even if you haven't watched Pokemon in years. Outside of Ash and Team Rocket, The Power of Us doesn't have any of the familiar characters from the show or nostalgia fanservice bait, and it's my understanding Lugia only plays a very small role in the movie in spite of all the marketing hype. Without the nostalgia aspect of last year's movie, I can understand why there's less of a mainstream interest in The Power of Us. While these alternate universe reboot movies have been an interesting take on the Pokemon anime formula, I would have liked for them to make at least one Sun and Moon movie before the next generation of Pokemon games starts up. I would love to see the Sun and Moon characters and animation style in a big budget feature film but I guess they're going for another Mewtwo movie instead.
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CastMember1991



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PostPosted: Sun Dec 09, 2018 10:29 pm Reply with quote
Primus wrote:
scowler wrote:
Considering the history of US Pokemon theatre releases, that's actually rather pathetic:

https://www.boxofficemojo.com/genres/chart/?id=anime.htm


Comparing this to the big theatrical releases by Warner Bros. isn't really fair. However, Power of Us still doesn't measure well against the Miramax limited releases and is in fact, only a fraction of what last year's Pokemon movie did despite a larger theatre count.


It's a real shame, because I found it to be a better movie than I Choose You!. It had a much better story, not to mention no stupid hallucination scenes.
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Cutiebunny



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PostPosted: Sun Dec 09, 2018 10:36 pm Reply with quote
Cardcaptor Takato wrote:
... and it's my understanding Lugia only plays a very small role in the movie in spite of all the marketing hype.


Yup, it shows up for about 2 minutes in the movie. For a movie that centers itself around Lugia and the Wind Festival, it was disappointing to say the least. Animation-wise, 2nd movie Lugia was drawn better than this Lugia.

I thought Zeraora was incredibly boring as the main Pokémon in the movie. Was not a movie I'd watch again.
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Cardcaptor Takato



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PostPosted: Sun Dec 09, 2018 10:43 pm Reply with quote
The old Pokemon movies got a lot of flack from critics for the CGI animation mixed in with the 2D artwork but I still think Lugia's big scene at the end of Pokemon The Movie 2000 still looks really good years later and it's one of the highlights of the old school Pokemon movies for me.
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Seiya0890



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PostPosted: Sun Dec 16, 2018 9:30 am Reply with quote
As always not available in Amazon prime of France...
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