The film stars Ryan Reynolds in the titular role. Pokémon obsessives will be pleased, but Poke novices will be able to follow along—and will maybe even get sucked into the whole world. Justice Smith, Kathryn Newton, Suki Waterhouse, Omar Chaparro, Chris Geere, Ken Watanabe and Bill Nighy play supporting roles. In summary: I want to cuddle Pikachu.”
Slashfilm’s Peter Sciretta was also enamoured of the movie but did not much like the story. He shared on Twitter, “#DetectivePikachu has the fantastic worldbuilding, fun adventure & cute creatures that Fantastic Beasts franchise needs. 0
Comment(s) He plays the character through motion-capture and voice. Detective Pikachu helps a former Pokemon trainer Tim Goodman find his missing father. It completely nails the world of Pokémon, and just seeing their amazing live action creature designs is worth the price of admission. If you love Pokémon, you’ll love this movie.”
Collider’s Steven Weintraub wrote, “If Ryme City from #DetectivePikachu was a real place I’d make plans to visit it tomorrow. The story itself is just okay, and slow. At least, so far this seems to be the case. I’m sure I’d appreciate it a more if I were a Pokémon fan, or as a kid. Advertising
Pokemon: Detective Pikachu, however, appears to be the first video game movie to win the love of critics. Some adult fans were losing their shit.”
Pokemon: Detective Pikachu releases on May 10. Fun for the whole family! The movie is a lot of fun and filled with Easter eggs. IGN’s Terri Schwartz shared on Twitter, “I just got out of #DetectivePikachu and my first thought is OMG HOW DID THEY MAKE PIKACHU SO CUTE!!! Pokemon fans are going to love it but it is still welcoming to those that don’t the world.”
Avclub.com’s Marah Eakin tweeted, “My reactions to #DetectivePikachu: so cute!