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.