The trailer for POKÉMON Detective Pikachu, the live action Pikachu movie starring Ryan Reynolds is … well, it’s here.
When POKÉMON Detective Pikachu, the first question that was largely on everyone’s minds was “who asked for this?” A live action POKÉMON movie is one thing, but Ryan Reynolds as Pikachu? It just seemed … odd.
Nevertheless, the movie progressed all the same and now the first trailer is here, and if we’re being honest, the CGI Pokemon look pretty sweet.
In fact, Rob Letterman, the film’s director, compared the visual effects used to create the Pokemon to the character of Rocket Raccoon from Guardians of the Galaxy saying that “they’re technically some of the most high-end visual effects in the world” and that “it’s completely photorealistic, like they are alive and in the movie.”
But as for the content of the movie itself — plot, writing, action, etc — my hopes are understandably low.
While the official synopsis for POKÉMON Detective Pikachu is quite vague — “In a world where people collect pocket-size monsters (pokemon) to do battle, a boy comes across an intelligent monster who seeks to be a detective” — it appears the plot will center around Justice Smith’s character uncovering a conspiracy that has resulted in his father going missing.
POKÉMON Detective Pikachu — which stars Ryan Reynolds as the voice titular character and Justice Smith, Kathryn Newton and Ken Watanabe in live-action roles — will be released in theaters May 11, 2019.
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