Today in Movie Culture: The Science of ‘Pokémon: Detective Pikachu,’ Big ‘Avengers: Endgame’ Questions and More

Today in Movie Culture: The Science of ‘Pokémon: Detective Pikachu,’ Big ‘Avengers: Endgame’ Questions and More

Here are a bunch of little bites to satisfy your hunger for movie culture:

 

Movie Science of the Day:

Pokémon: Detective Pikachu comes out this Friday, and moviegoers who aren’t well-versed in the Pokémon world may want to familiarize themselves with Pikachus, Psyducks and especially Mewtwo before heading to the theater. Going one step further, Kyle Hill of Because Science is here to explain the science behind the Mewtwo’s creation:

 

Video Essay of the Day:

Now that Avengers: Endgame has been out for two weekends, the allowance for full-on spoiler discussions has begun. Get started with the latest video essay from The Take, which explores the movie’s themes and deeper messages having to do with the passing of time, traveling through time and making the most of how much time you have:

 

Movie Plot Holes of the Day:

The biggest questions left unanswered at the end of Avengers: Endgame have to do with the gap in time that occurs and the paradoxical situations that arise from the Avengers' actions in the movie. It’s a lot to think about, but using spoiler-free stock footage, David Chen speedily asks all the things we’ve been wondering about what happened to the majority of people on the planet within the Marvel Cinematic Universe:

 

Remade Movie Scene of the Day:

One of the best moments in Avengers: Endgame involves Captain America as he finds himself worthy enough to take on Thanos during the movie’s big battle. Huxley Berg Studios has now perfectly re-created the scene in Lego brick form. Watch this video only if you’ve already seen Endgame or don’t care about being spoiled:

 

Movie Plot Song of the Day:

Speaking of Captain America, if you were watching Avengers: Endgame and wondering what it’d be like as a musical, Aaron Fraser-Nash offers one possible answer with his latest song parody. Set to the tune of “Never Enough” from the movie musical The Greatest Showman, Steve Rogers sings about leading the Avengers and doing whatever it takes to bring back the people who disappeared in Avengers: Infinity War:

 

Cosplay of the Day:

We’ve been expecting this ever since Thor showed up five years later in Avengers: Endgame, and the cosplayer below doesn’t disappoint. Here’s the god of thunder mashed up with The Dude from The Big Lebowski, otherwise just known as “overweight Thor”:

 

Movie Parody of the Day:

Saturday Night Live recognized the pop culture zeitgeist in the show’s cold open this past weekend by pitting characters from Avengers: Endgame, including Thor and Thanos, against characters from Game of Thrones in a parody of Family Feud. Which of these properties currently in their climactic moment played best? Watch the sketch here:

 

Fan Art of the Day:

SNL isn’t the only place we’ve been seeing mashups of Avengers: Endgame and Game of Thrones. Once everyone realized that the last name Stark is significant to both the MCU and the HBO fantasy drama, fans have imagined Arya Stark and Tony Stark, both of whom are the big heroes of their respective stories, being related. Here’s some beautiful fan art depicting their meeting:

 

Movie Scene Analysis of the Day:

Now that we’ve all seen Avengers: Endgame, the next installment of the Marvel Cinematic Universe to look forward to is Spider-Man: Far From Home, and as of today, you can buy your tickets for the sequel online. While you wait for July to come around, let’s revisit Spider-Man: Homecoming and see what makes it work so well. Here’s Michael Tucker for Lesson from the Screenplay on one of the movie’s best moments:

 

Fan Build of the Day:

Wouldn’t you love to be Spider-Man - or at least, without all the danger, anyway? While there are no actual radioactive spiders to give you super powers, web shooters are a reality. HeroTech created “functional thread shooters,” and they’re not strong enough to have you swinging through the city but they can take on any villainous music stands that might be in your way as you head out to see Spider-Man: Far From Home. Check it out:

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