A long while back ago, I did a post about twelve movie characters if they were Pokémon trainers, including Deadpool, Anna, Elsa, Rey, Kylo Ren, Iron Man, and others. Now, since the release of Detective Pikachu is only a month away from today, I'd like to share with you more of my own fantasizing of movie characters (plus other media figures) with their Pokémon!
I didn’t even get into the whole Pokémon craze until age ten, when Ruby and Sapphire came out. Yes, I was admittedly behind on the trend, but ever since, I became so obsessed by the fantastic designs of the different creatures, I even spent countless childhood hours drawing my own Pokémon, including a region map for them to live, new battle moves, and an Elite Four.
A friend and I even had an activity every recess in fifth and sixth grade: we acted out our own Pokémon adventure, with some cartoon characters as trainers. We thought, “what Pokémon would SpongeBob have? What about the Powerpuff Girls?” Our imaginations explored all possibilities every day at those recesses.
Now after growing up, I still like to occasionally draw my own Pokémon, yet since this blog is called “Trevor’s View on HOLLYWOOD,” I want to combine my love for Pokémon with my love for movies. Then maybe later I will consider sharing my own original Pokémon creations.
So what if some of your favorite movie characters coexisted with Pokémon? Here are 12 movie characters as Pokémon trainers:
Way, way back in the year 1968, a certain man named Stanley Kubrick has a very specific vision of a film that he wanted to direct. This film would be released just as America sent its troops to Vietnam, and shortly before man was finally put on the moon. With the Civil Rights Movement still fresh in everybody’s memories, here came this cinematic triumph that Kubrick crafted to ask everybody to halt and look at themselves once more. This film was called, 2001: A Space Odyssey.
Ever since its 1968 release, countless essays, commentaries, and theories were posed offering different interpretations of the overall meaning of the picture. Some have interpreted it to show the relationships between man and machine, some to show the relationships between man and the universe, some to show the relationships between man and the movies. But what was my take on this film? None of these. What I think this film has been meant to symbolize is actually a little more under the surface, but communicates more than what appears at first:
The meaning of 2001: A Space Odyssey is the record of the birth of a human, from intercourse, to fertilization, to pregnancy, to birth.
What led me to this conclusion? Well, let’s take a look (warning: there will be major spoilers if you haven’t seen the movie yet, but it is currently available on Netflix).