Pokémon has been out in some way or another since 1996 in Japan and 1998 in the US.
Since then it has been a massive hit in some way or another. The anime series was a hit, the first two-game boy games Pokémon Red and Blue were massive hits. Since then, they’ve been a hit in Super Smash Bros, Pokémon Snap, Pinball, the card game, and so much more. Most recently was the Pokémon Go craze, and as it seems, it’s not going to stop. The newest is a 3ds game that will now be released on the big screen in ‘Pokémon Detective Pikachu’.
The film follows Tim Goodman (Justice Smith) an ex Pokémon trainer who didn’t quite make it. He gets visited by Detective Pikachu, and while humans can only understand Pokémon talk as their name, they figure out Tim can actually understand him (voiced by Ryan Reynolds). This Pikachu is different and wants to be a detective, and it’s up to them to solve the case of Tim’s missing dad.
So as it turns out Pokémon are kind of weird looking in real life, and a lot more hairy and shorter than I’d expect, but with the fun neo-noir aspect, this movie might not be that bad.
‘Pokémon Detective Pikachu’ releases May 10, 2019.