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New movie that is called Pokemon The movie 2018 for now.

My personal opinion: not liking this very much. Like I Choose You, it seems to be an alternate universe. Designs for characters is awful. Movies has started going downhill since I Choose You.

I rather they go back to the old formula.

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While there's little info right now to substantiate an opinion, I think the art style is a little unusual. Don't really see a drop in quality, the Pokemon movies were never anything to write home about tbh, old or new, just promotion for that new generation and its legendary Pokemon. I only like some of them out of nostalgia mostly.

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I like Ash is stll the same from M20. The blonde girl looks cute, and it seems Ash is blushing. I'll like it if it takes place in Sinnoh.

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I don't mind that this is a sequel to I choose you while imma miss the old Pokémon movies format of may or may not be happening during tv series between eps. I like to see where this takes it could be interesting for the movies to have its own saga in a way were all the movies from I choose you and on are cannon to each other and don't have to cause plot holes in the tv show and while I haven't seen I choose you yet it's a breath of fresh air to me. Like the art style too only thing why ash looks 18 lol

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What the heck is up with Ash's design in this movie? He looks like more out of a shoujo anime than from Pokemon.

Also, if this seems to be the new format for the movies, SM is the first generation saga to not have any movies directly tied to it.
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All this hate is psyducking disgusting...there's only thirty seconds of footage. It's annoying that you're all hating on it with so little to go on.

I'm totally fine w/a continuation of I Choose You. There literally aren't enough mythical Pokemon to make an Alola movie.
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They won't make any Alola movie for sure. This will be a new trilogy of AU movies with this new Ash. They didn't only change the series' formula but also the movies' but unlike SM it works in the movies. However, I am afraid this keeps for gen 8. I just hope this only happens only for this gen movies.

Ash's clothes look a mix of his XY and BW clothes. Might that be he's into a new and unknown region only canon to the anime? The blonde girl looks cute, I think I'll like her so badly. I wonder when will we get more info on the movie.
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All this hate is psyducking disgusting...there's only thirty seconds of footage. It's annoying that you're all hating on it with so little to go on.

I'm totally fine w/a continuation of I Choose You. There literally aren't enough mythical Pokemon to make an Alola movie.
I don't like it when movies are not canon to the anime series. Even if i seen the whole film, that fact that it is not canon grinds my gears.

That was my issue with I choose You. It was not canon and it broke the old formula. I prefer the old formula. However if others are excited and hype for this then that is fine. To each his/her own.

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It looks bloody awful even at this early stage imo. How many goats do I have to sacrifice to see the SM cast in a movie? Ffs.
I think at this rate, as Kuzehiko said, that it looks unlikely that SM will have a tie-in movie especially since Magearna appeared in the last XY/XYZ movie and Marshadow got M20, which essentially left them with no options other than do an alternate timeline.

The SM anime's pacing is also going quickly, likely due to the lack of a direct SM movie which means they have to chuck so much into the main series.
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The I Choose You movie made sense as something to celebrate the franchise's 20th anniversary, but now it's surprising they're continuing on from it for the next movie. I guess they felt I Choose You did well enough that they decided to do a sequel of it rather than an SM movie and they want the movies to be within their own continuity and not canon to the series. Since they've had episodes with the guardians and in Kanto in the anime I guess they don't think there's anything big enough they could do in an SM movie.

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Honestly, I'm fine with it. I never was very impressed with the old formula with the exception of the earlier movies anyways. Just please give me something good, that's all I ask. And a 30 second teaser is not nearly enough for me to make a conclusion for this movie in particular :p

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While I am also a bit curious as to whether it's in an alternate universe or not, I can say that the art style does appear to have a mix of SM ash and some of the older ones. Can't say for sure though, but if it comes out late 2018 I can bet it'll be on any mew mythics introduced.

Also, be real peeps. Thirty seconds of a movie close to over half a year away isn't enough to call quits. If it is like the older formula I hope do a good job with it. If it is a sequel to "I choose you" I won't exactly be ecstatic, but it may be enjoyable and if it's something else then that will be interesting to see. Though yeah it definitely looks like a good hint towards Lugia.

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So so so so so glad that this is a continuation of "I Choose You!" I have wanted all 7th Gen movies to follow the same story. I am so happy for this. So very happy. Even glad that it seems like we are getting yet another new character which I love.

I don't understand why people are upset with the design or even saying it looks awful when we have nothing to go on. And the design quality nor the art changed. If it did, it is very very very small change. Honestly, at this point, I just think people are throwing a hissy fit over nothing because a character doesn't look the same as it did..... what 21 years ago now? I mean seriously people? If there is the slightest change in art people will complain.


I am curious why i haven't seen anyone point out that the song at the end is the same one from Pokemon 2000 and Lugia's theme. Possibly confirming Lugia will be one of the main pokemon.
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No one is putting on a hissy fit. If you are gonna make the designs and graphics of the anime and movie awful then the series and film is gonna be unpopular. The new character looks terrible and i doubt they be any good.

I don't need any more footage from this movie to tell how rubbish it is. I Choose You is a disappointment and so will this be in my opinion.

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Let's be real tho, the art style is much much better than the SM anime. I don't really care about the continuity, doesn't bother me, but as long as the art style isnt as goofy as the SM anime art style is, I'm good.

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I am curious why i haven't seen anyone point out that the song at the end is the same one from Pokemon 2000 and Lugia's theme. Possibly confirming Lugia will be one of the main pokemon.
I came here just to point this out :D In seems like this will be some kind of retelling of 2nd movie or at least it will be inspired by it.

But to be honest, I would rather see Alola based movie.
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I'm guessing the movies will have their own universe from now on. What a pity. Also those eyes look hideous as hell.
It is definitely sad that the movies are now going down an alternate continuity path, especially because we could have had a direct SM tie-in movie, but that's what you get when you use Magearna in the Volcanion movie and Marshadow in M20.
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I think it was the XY movies failing at the box office that was probably main influence behind this reboot of the movie timeline. It seems to show a message that nostalgia sells because M20's turnout was a notable improvement on the entire XY trilogy.
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I think it was the XY movies failing at the box office that was probably main influence behind this reboot of the movie timeline. It seems to show a message that nostalgia sells because M20's turnout was a notable improvement on the entire XY trilogy.
I love the XY trilogy and i take them over I Choose You and this upcoming movie any day.

I am sick of nostalgia. The majority of fans already know about the past games, episodes and movie. Nostalgia is not a good enough reason to produce lazy movies like gen 7 movies.

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I think it's safe to say that the movies won't be returning to featuring "side quests" in a current-for-the-time region that Ash is traveling in at that time, especially if audiences thought the longtime formula was getting stale (see Hikari's post).

We've seen quite a few other concepts regarding the Pokémon franchise, and not just with the anime, become things of the past with the Alola saga. Doing a feature film with a story based on the contemporary region and characters Ash has at the time of release may have worked out very well in the earliest years of the franchise, but eventually, things get tired and stale.
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I think it was the XY movies failing at the box office that was probably main influence behind this reboot of the movie timeline. It seems to show a message that nostalgia sells because M20's turnout was a notable improvement on the entire XY trilogy.
Nailed it. After the XY movies flopped and M20 did noticeably better, there's no reason to return to the old Gen 3-6 movie formula.

After what happened with M20, my expectations for M21 are low. :sideways: Even if it's a retread of M02, I don't expect to see any actual characters from that movie besides the expected Ash/TRio, and we'll probably also get a bunch of random Gen 4 Pokémon and Sinnoh references again.

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Nailed it. After the XY movies flopped and M20 did noticeably better, there's no reason to return to the old Gen 3-6 movie formula.

After what happened with M20, my expectations for M21 are low. :sideways: Even if it's a retread of M02, I don't expect to see any actual characters from that movie besides the expected Ash/TRio, and we'll probably also get a bunch of random Gen 4 Pokémon and Sinnoh references again.
I personally don't like this new reboot idea, especially if it retcons characters out of existence which was basically what M20 did with Brock and Misty, who were instead relegated to just appearing in the end credits with all of Ash's other companions from OS-XY.

Basically the writers seemed to have used the XY trilogy's failure as a sign people just weren't interested in the movies anymore, and felt the only way to solve the problem was reboot the whole timeline.
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