Warner Bros. held its first screening of the Ryan Reynolds film Pokemon: Detective Pikachu in Japan for junket reporters and the reactions are really positive.
Detective Pikachu First Screening
Warner Brother’s Pokemon: Detective Pikachu seems to be the most unpredictable film of the year. When the Ryan Reynolds led film based on the iconic video game was announced, many people were quick to dismiss the film as a Hollywood cash grab. However, when the first trailer dropped many people quickly got on-board with the film. In the past, we have seen some great trailers and it turns out the film is terrible, but it appears that Pokemon: Detective Pikachu is quite the opposite. Warner Brothers previewed the film to a few junket journalists at an event in Japan this past Tuesday and the early reactions are in, Pokemon: Detective Pikachu is great!
Twitter is stormed by happy reactions
Many people at the event took to Twitter to express their thoughts on the film. The film is being praised as being cute, heartfelt, and funny, while also praising Ryan Reynold’s for his hilarious performance. Even though many of us expected Pokemon: Detective Pikachu to be a good movie it seems the film will surpass expectations and then some. As the world focuses in on the release of the upcoming superhero epic Avengers: Endgame, Pokemon: Detective Pikachu just might end up being the surprise hit of the year.
It‘s a hit for #DetectivePikachu. Pokemon fans new & old will rejoice in this heartfelt and authentic take on the franchise. @Legendary and @wbpictures have nailed this live-action adaptation. I laughed hard and felt my heart swell. This Pokemon film is just the start! pic.twitter.com/I0R9fSHpfU
— Megan Peters (@meganpeterscb) April 24, 2019
— Dave Trumbore (@DrClawMD) April 24, 2019
#DetectivePikachu is a pure joy from start to finish. It’s a heartfelt, relentlessly charming story filled with excellent worldbuilding. Plenty of deep cuts for #Pokémon fans. There must’ve been a grass-type in the theater because I got surprisingly misty-eyed in parts. pic.twitter.com/LMKp6TG1a1
— Dan Casey (@DanCasey) April 24, 2019
Detective Pikachu: Synopsis
The story begins when ace private eye 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 communicate with one another, Tim and Pikachu 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 characters and uncover a shocking plot that could destroy this peaceful co-existence and threaten the whole Pokémon universe.
Here is the official trailer of Detective Pikachu: