I don't know what this says about me but, when I was about 16 years old, I deliberately plied my younger sisters with Pokémon games and merchandise. I wanted them to love the series. One in particular was susceptible, and my perfect plan had worked: she was now my excuse to watch the Pokémon cartoons and, more importantly, would need a chaperone if she wanted to see the Pokémon movie. Bwahahaha!
Ah man, great days. I still remember weeping in the cinema at the bit where you think Ash has died. But then the tears of Pokémon bring him back to life! It's like they knew. Anyway, turns out that they still make Pokémon movies, there's a new one coming out called The Power of Us, and it looks cheesy as hell. Here's the trailer:
I have to admit that, towards the end when things get exciting, and the Pokémon all get ready for some big fight... yeah, I still get the chills. It's kind of embarrassing, because I'm a grown up with a job and a family and shit. But all I can think about now is how soon I can convince my kids that Pokémon is better than Paw Patrol, and treating them to a cinema trip.