Years of watching every film that oms out has left us feeling a little jaded at time so when the Pokemon Detective Pikachu trailer landed we couldn’t help but roll our eyes. However after watching it this seems to have taken a some notes from the recent Teen Titans Go To the Movies in adopting a style that will appeal to adults too. It helps also that DeadPool himself Ryan Reynolds voices Detective Pikachu too! Pokemon Detective Pikachu trailer is the first-ever live-action Pokémon adventure.
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.
trailer stars Justice Smith (Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom) as Tim, Kathryn Newton as Lucy, a junior reporter following her first big story, Oscar nominee Ken Watanabe as Lt. Yoshida and of course tabloid space filler Rita Ora , whose agent seems to get her into everything but at least there’s also Bill Nighy in this too.
The film opens in the UK & US on 19th May 2019 and looks far better than you might expect and certainly better than the ropey animated feature films that were cobbled together 20 years ago.
Here’s the Pokemon Detective Pikachu trailer……