- Jan 12, 2008
- Reaction score
The movie is premiering in Japan today.
I'm surprised it isn't Hypno considering the rest of Raymond's team. They're fully evolved but weak.I like that they replaced Raymond Golem with a Drowzee to avoid the Ground type being defeated by an Electric type move
WPM's review seems fairly exhaustive. The biggest changes are to the music (I'm a little uneasy about that, but movie music has never been my thing), but there are minor details here and there. They've done a better job making Brock and Misty stand out somewhat.Besides the Viking boat being removed and Golem being replaced by Drowzee, how was the move different?
It's already confirmed that TPCi is using their current voice actors for the dub, so no Veronica, Rachael, Eric, or Maddie.When this film comes to America, I certainly hope that they use the original 4Kids cast again. This includes:
Maddie Blaustein (Archival Voice)
Dan Green as "Mewtwo"
That...doesn't make any sense. How can they not own their own film's script?WPM said:Before the film started, I spotted Hidenaga Katakami, one of the producers of the film (he also was a producer on Detective Pikachu). I called him over and asked him a bunch of questions since there were no interview opportunities. He revealed to me that The Pokemon Company had to get the rights to the movie from Takeshi Shudo’s estate (the original writer of the film). I also asked him if this is why the Mewtwo in the Genesect movie was different (to legally distinguish it from his). He said yes, thus confirming my long-standing theory!
Replacing great music with late 90s bubblegum pop is like replacing Simple and Clean with half-a-dozen Disney Channel stars' crappy music in Kingdom Hearts. People have a different taste today, so it's unlikely that the 4Kids soundtrack would be reused here. But if TPCi does replace the music, it would more likely be Goldfarb's score than songs performed by One Direction, Justin Bieber, Miley Cyrus, the Jonas Brothers, and/or anyone hot on the music agenda with kids or brainless 16-year-old girls.I personally loathe the 4Kids soundtrack that the first movie had, so I hope that TPCi will keep the original Japanese soundtrack for this movie instead of them creating their own or reusing 4Kids' travesty of a soundtrack.