Pokémon Detective Pikachu
Since everyone was talking about Avengers: Endgame
, I'm going to share something that's video game-related. And yes, this is actually the VERY FIRST live-action Pokémon
movie in existence! Want to learn more about it? Time put those detective hats—we're on the case!
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, wise-cracking, adorable super-sleuth Detective Pikachu. Finding that they are uniquely equipped to work together, as Tim is the only human who can talk with Pikachu, they join forces to unravel the tangled mystery.
How this movie (literally) shocked the world
Although the design of the Pokémon looked perfectly fine when it applies to live-action genre, the movie recieves a critical response thanks to Ryan Reynolds' portrayal of Detective Pikachu himself (and his fuzzy look!). The film made $20.7 million on its first day, including $5.7 million from Thursday night previews, both records for a film based on a video game. It went on to debut to $54.4 million, finishing second, behind holdover Avengers: Endgame
Any trailers and snippets for the movie, eh?
Oh, and while you're at it...
You can check out Jimmy Fallon's interview with Ryan Reynolds
and see how Ryan portrays the titular character in the movie. And rock out to Kygo's Carry On (from the Det. Pikachu OST!)
featuring Rita Ora.