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Hold out for a hero with the new Detective Pikachu trailer

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Living in a world where humans and Pokémon live side by side with each other used to be the stuff of fantasy. Thanks to Nintendo’s successful Pokémon Go and the power of augmented reality it’s a lot less of a fantasy than it used to be. Which is probably why now is the perfect time to make a live-action Pokémon movie because it won’t feel so weird.

Do you know what will still be weird though? Hearing a Pikachu through the voice of Ryan Reynolds. When the first trailer for Detective Pikachu dropped it was one of those unexpected moments when you see this cute little creature that has always been associated with kid friendly content open its mouth and hear Deadpool. It instantly changes your expectations for the movie and the character.

It’s a plan that’s probably intentional because as someone who isn’t a huge fan of Pokémon, it has made me a little more drawn towards the character. However, can the movie still surprise with a plot that can hook in both child and adult alike? Well, the next trailer for the movie has dropped and gives us more details on the plot and what to expect from the film:

And I’ve got to say that I like what I see. Yes, Ryan Reynold’s voice is still a little jarring and doesn’t quite fit my ideas for what a Pokémon is supposed to sound like, but I love the humour that is on display here and how the story pairs a human character who is reluctant against wanting his own Pokémon, but has to make it work anyway.

It is probably how many older people feel about Pokémon and will help them relate to Tim Goodman’s (Justice Smith) character even more. Throw in a bit of mystery as they solve the disappearance of Tim’s dad and some great visual effects and you have the perfect recipe for success. If a Pokémon movie actually need any recipe that is.

Part of what makes this movie look so fun though is because it seems clear that Reynolds, who is a Pokémon fan himself, is having such a good time. And he is bringing his trademark humour into the character as shown in a new tweet where he talks about the role – in typical Ryan Reynolds fashion. This time with his wife Blake Lively also contributing:

Detective Pikachu is directed by Rob Letterman and is scheduled for release on May 10th. It’s going to face quite an uphill battle at the box office in competing with Avengers: Endgame which releases a few weeks earlier, but if there is one thing I’ve learnt about the Pokémon franchise – make it and they will come. I’ve never gotten the appeal of the Pokémon games but even I’m never surprised that every time a new one comes out, it’s a massive success.

Last Updated: February 27, 2019

15 Comments

  1. PoisonedBelial

    February 27, 2019 at 09:41

    The best thing about that trailer is Holding Out For A Hero by Bonnie Tyler.

    I was rocking out!

    Reply

  2. The Big Bad Wolf

    February 27, 2019 at 09:55

    I am so keen for this damn movie.

    Reply

  3. Kromas

    February 27, 2019 at 09:55

    This movie is going to be trash.

    Trash like me.

    So I must go see it.

    Reply

  4. WhiteRock

    February 27, 2019 at 10:11

    The first trailer was crap, but each subsequent trailer makes this look better.

    Reply

  5. Gardos

    February 27, 2019 at 10:44

    I want to meet the person who pitched this idea and the executives who gave it the green light. It’s strangely brilliant.

    Reply

    • Guz

      February 27, 2019 at 10:44

      Its just so crazy it just might work xD

      Reply

  6. Guz

    February 27, 2019 at 10:44

    This looks like it will be good, not go to the cinema good but def worth a watch

    Reply

  7. PoisonedBelial

    February 27, 2019 at 09:41

    The best thing about that trailer is Holding Out For A Hero by Bonnie Tyler.

    I was rocking out!

    Reply

  8. Jonah Cash

    February 27, 2019 at 09:42

    This looks like a fun movie! Will definitely spend money to watch this.

    Reply

  9. HvR

    February 27, 2019 at 10:10

    This looks awesome.

    Truely hope there is a scene where detective pikachu supercharges the shitty G-wiz

    Reply

  10. Original Heretic

    February 27, 2019 at 10:11

    Pokemon puts the suck in success.

    Reply

  11. Spathi

    February 27, 2019 at 10:11

    PSYDUCK!

    Reply

  12. Kikmi

    February 27, 2019 at 11:47

    Eevee looks like trash though /:

    Reply

    • Dresden

      March 1, 2019 at 07:01

      Makes sense, it’s a trash Pokemon. 😛

      Reply

      • Kikmi

        March 5, 2019 at 10:54

        FIGHTING WORDS

        Reply

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