Rick and Morty is an Adult Swim cartoon that takes the viewers dimension hopping along side the two characters that the show is named after. Rick Sanchez is an alcoholic scientist and his 14-year-old grandson is named Morty Smith. The show itself is whacky with its bright color scheme and the shrieking voices of the two main characters. But, it uses science in order for the characters to enter alternate realties and it accurately depicts the amount of stress teenagers have to deal with, which is why people admire it so much.
Justin Roiland and Dan Harmon, the creators of Rick and Morty, originally had the show start off as an animated short called “The Adventures of Doc and Mharti.” The clip was obviously a spoof of one of the most iconic movies from the 80’s, Back To The Future. (Incase you haven’t heard of the movie, which I doubt but I’ll explain it anyways; Back To The Future is the first movie of the trilogy and it jumps into the life of Marty McFly and Doctor Emmett Brown as they screw up time and then attempt to fix everything.)
Okay so back on topic– Adult Swim offered the two of them the chance of their very own show, so Roiland and Harmon grabbed their weirdly designed spoofy characters from the short and rolled with it. Doc Brown and Marty McFly from the clip had a slight change in costume design and had their names switched to Rick and Morty. Even though Roiland and Harmon basically stole the characters from the movie, they gave a missing link that Back To The Future did not provide. The movie never explains the relationship between the Doc and Marty. Are they Uncle and nephew? Teacher and student? We never find out. All that we can figure out is that they’re friends. Whereas the relationship between Rick and Morty is stated that they are grandfather and grandson.
Rick and Morty first aired on December 2nd, 2013, and its popularity has continued to grow ever since. So as a “thank you,” the creators decided to give back to the fans.
Pocket Mortys, which is a spoof of Pocket Monsters, was released 3 days ago and made it’s way to the featured page on the app store. Pocket Monsters is a manga about a young boy named Red who goes on adventures to collect these monsters that roam the region. This 14 volume series transformed into the now more widely known Pokémon franchise. Pokémon is the overall name for these creatures that get captured by humans. Pokémon trainers train their Pokémon to battle against other Pokémon that were captured by other trainers. The whole point of the game is to collect all the Pokémon and defeat all of the gym leaders in order to get all eight badges. The Pokémon franchise includes mangas, movies, TV shows, a musical, trading cards and video games.
Pocket Mortys is the exact same concept as Pocket Monsters/Pokémon. Rick is the “Morty trainer” that collects Mortys and Morty is the Pokémon. In the app, Morty says on multiple occasions throughout the battles against the other Mortys “Isn’t this a bit cruel?” This line refers to the people who sent complaints to Game Freak Inc., the Japanese video-game developers responsible for the Pokémon games, ranting about how Pokémon is a violent game that encourage kids to abuse animals. Personally, I love Pokémon so I don’t really see an issue with it but if kids are learning how to abuse animals through these games, then the parents of those children need to have a serious talk with their kids about the fictional worlds vs the real world. The people who claimed Pokémon as “violent” probably view Pocket Mortys as “Fight Club The Video-Game.”
I haven’t completed Pocket Mortys yet, so that’s all the news I have on the app for right now. Hopefully you’ll enjoy the game as much as I do~