Honestly, prior to launch I was cautiously optimistic about the Detective Pikachu movie. It looked better than the usual attempts at making a live action video game movie, but at the same time the video game movie curse exists for a reason (and the Sonic trailer is a fresh reminder why). My biggest concern going into it was that the music would either play it safe with lackluster remixes from the games or, worse off, be generic in of itself.
Then I saw the movie, and the music for Ryme City completely blew me away.
No, seriously, this one track sounds like it was taken right out of the Unova games and given an orchestral facelift, and given how much I adore the Unova duology, that's not something I say lightly. I should not be surprised, though; the composer for this was Henry Jackman, who had also worked on Wreck-It Ralph and produced quite a few great tracks there, on top of having actual video game composition experience (even if it's for Uncharted, of all things). Needless to say I *immediately* wanted to work on a GB cover of it. I was a little worried that only having three channels, one of which I had to also use for toms, would not be enough, but it wasn't too bad, actually! I think the best part about working with this is that I get to mess around with uncommon time signatures again (7/8 in this case). -Trojan
Music originally composed by Henry Jackman Pokemon (C) 1996-20XX Nintendo & The Pokemon Company Pokemon Detective Pikachu is a movie by Warner Bros. & Legendary Entertainment Date/Time Started: 5/13/19, 3:00PM (MST) Date/Time Completed: 5/13/19, 5:22PM (MST) Music recorded in BGB Gameboy Emulator