Fire, electricity, ground shaking hits, if you think about it Pokémon has always been a dark, mystical cock-fight placed inside child friendly wrapping, but that all changed last week when a fan trailer was released with a modern and much more adult spin on the classic cartoon. While that trailer was decent, the shaky hand held cinematography was annoying and nearly unwatchable.
Thankfully we now have the real cinematography for the fan-made trailer titled Pokémon: Apokélypse and to say the least, I’m 100% blown away, I would go see this movie today if it actually existed.
From the cock-fight type underground fighting to the cool re-imagining of Pichahu and the Pokemon, it’s a gritty story with what appears to be great acting (I say that in the several moments I had to review the characters).
I’ll be straight up and say that in my opinion this is the best fan made film I’ve ever seen, the CGI is great, the acting looks decent, the cinematography is gritty and real…why hasn’t Hollywood picked up the director (Barry Liu) and cinematographers (Kial Natale and Nelson Talbot) is beyond me, these guys deserve a shot, perhaps even with an extended version of this trailer and by that I mean finishing the entire movie. In fact the entire crew from costume designers to location managers should be working on this movie, immediately.
Here’s the trailer:
What do you think?