‘Pokémon’ is the biggest franchise in the world, so the first live-action movie is kind of a big deal. However, so far, reaction to the trailers for ‘Detective Pikachu’ have been decidedly mixed. It seems most people aren’t sure what to make of the CGI sort-of-realistic versions of Pikachu, Jigglypuff, Charizard, etc.
‘Detective Pikachu’ was directed by Rob Letterman (‘Goosebumps’) and stars Rob Delaney, Chris Geere, Kathryn Newton, Bill Nighy, Rita Ora, Justice Smith, Karan Soni, Ken Watanabe, and Suki Waterhouse, with Ryan Reynolds providing the voice of the most famous Pokémon, Pikachu.
The story begins when ace detective Harry Goodman goes mysteriously missing, prompting his 21-year-old son Tim to find out what happened. Aiding in the investigation is Harry’s former Pokémon partner, Detective Pikachu: a hilariously wise-cracking, adorable super-sleuth who is a puzzlement even to himself. Finding that they are uniquely equipped to work together, as Tim is the only human who can talk with Detective Pikachu, they join forces on a thrilling adventure to unravel the tangled mystery. Chasing clues together through the neon-lit streets of Ryme City—a sprawling, modern metropolis where humans and Pokémon live side by side in a hyper-realistic live-action world—they encounter a diverse cast of Pokémon and uncover a shocking plot that could destroy this peaceful co-existence and threaten the whole Pokémon universe.
If you’re still unsure whether you want to take a chance on this picture, perhaps these 30 pics may convince you. In addition to the various Pokémon, the photos also provide a look at the human cast.
Check them out below:
‘Detective Pikachu’ arrives on May 10. That’s two weeks after ‘Avengers: Endgame’, so hopefully that beast will have run its course. However, ‘Detective Pikachu’ opens opposite another comedy, ‘The Hustle’ starring Rebel Wilson and Anne Hatheway. It also opens one week after ‘UglyDolls’, which may siphon off some of the kid audience.
But we’ll see! Are you planning to check out ‘Detective Pikachu’ when it arrives?