A second trailer has dropped for the Warner Bros. and Legendary Entertainment film Pokémon: Detective Pikachuand you know, it still looks surprisingly good. The first trailer dropped back in November to rave success and it is no surprise that just after being out for one day this new trailer is tracking the same.
This new trailer features more of Justice Smith in the leading role and Ryan Reynold‘s voice. And it is displayed brilliantly. With the entire trailer set to the adrenaline-pumping classic “I Need A Hero” by Bonnie Tyler. They pack as many Pokémon references as they can to get every fan of the massive franchise excited for the upcoming film, and it is working. Including the addition of one very famous legendary Pokémon. Who’s that Pokémon?
Pokémon: Detective Pikachu opens in theater May 10th!
What did you think of the trailer? Are you looking forward to the movie, why or why not? Leave a comment below and let’s make a discussion out of it.
This week is the launch of a new Pokémon game, and with it we got a first look at Pokémon Detective Pikachu, with the lovable electric mouse being voiced by Deadpool himself, Ryan Reynolds.
Along with Reynolds, Pokémon Detective Pikachu stars Kathryn Newton and Ken Watanabe and is directed by Rob Letterman who is best known for writing the animated movies Monsters vs. Aliens and Shark Tale, as well as directing the first Goosebumps film in 2015.
I’ve known about this movie coming on the distant horizon for a while now. I’ve been very negative on the idea of making a live action Pokémon movie, I’ve been even more pessimistic on Deadpool being the voice of Pikachu. So when I heard that a trailer had finally dropped for this film I was ready to rip it apart. And after viewing this trailer I can say with full certainly that this is a pretty good trailer – I liked it, shockingly!
The world that they have built with a noir type of atmosphere really works for this Pokémon world. The jokes in the trailer landed and the voice of Ryan Reynolds coming out of Pikachu’s mouth is surprisingly funny. The look of the Pokémon also way better than I could have imagined. I now have to publicly admit that I will be seeing Pokémon Detective Pikachu.
Now, a great trailer does not mean a good film. All it means is that they hired the right people to put out good advertising. I may still get my chance to destroy this movie. Or I may end up really enjoying it – either way I win.
Pokémon Detective Pikachu will be in theaters on May 10th, 2019.
What did you think of this trailer? Were you like me in doubting this project but liking the trailer? Or are you still not sold? Leave a comment below and let’s make a discussion out of it.