Detective Pikachu First Reactions:
We may be in the Endgame now, but there a whole lot of quality content hitting the theatres after Avengers: Endgame. So it is good that Marvel pulled back the release of their biggest movie by a week as they’ve got 2 weeks to completely salvage as much money and audience as they can before the real competition starts to hit the theatres. This doesn’t mean that Detective Pikachu will totally curb the Box Office potential of Avengers: Endgame, as the opposite will happen, but given the quality of the competition, both the films will be affected.
Detective Pikachu isn’t as big as Avengers: Endgame, but people are actually excited for the film and they will certainly enjoy what it brings for us. So it could actually breathe a sigh that Avengers: Endgame will have spent 2 weeks in the theatres already, but it still won’t be out of danger. Whatever happens, the one thing that is certain is that there’s a loyal Pokemon fan base waiting to see this movie and it will certainly not fail since people would turn up to the theatres anyway.
The reason why they will turn up for sure is because this movie is already faring well with the ones who have seen it. We’ve got our first reaction to the film and people from certain websites are already saying that the film is a complete blast! The live action world of Pokemon created by WB and Legendary has been nailed! A test screening for the film was held at an event during Japan, and selected critics got the chance to watch the film. Here’s what they are saying:
Megan Peters – Comicbook.com
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
“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!”
Dave Trumbore – Collider
— Dr.MaClunkey, MD (@DrClawMD) April 24, 2019
“Just saw #DetectivePikachu here in Tokyo and, man, I wish Ryme City was a real place because I really want a Pokémon pal. Go see @DetPikachuMovie like 807 times, one for every type of Pokemon out there! (And this movie is *full* of them, like, *hundreds*! Try to catch ’em all! )”
Nerdist – Dan Casey
“#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.”
Terri Schwarz – IGN
“The story is very sweet with some good twists and predictable beats. @VancityReynolds does a great job differentiating Det. Pikachu from Deadpool (of course) and @justicethesmith + @kathrynnewton are super charming. The tongue-in-cheek noir vibes they brought to it totally work.”
Paul Shirley – Joblo.com
“Had a fun time with Detective Pikachu. Silly, heartfelt and chock full of Pokémon, which makes for some great world building in what is sure to spin off into one hell of a franchise. Perfectly suited for fans and non-fans alike. #DetectivePikachu @DetPikachuMovie @joblocom”
Ian De Borja – IMDb
— Ian de Borja (@iandeborja_) April 24, 2019
“#DetectivePikachu is painfully cute, jam packed with action and will make you wish you lived in the world of #Pokémon more than you probably already do.”
So there you go. People from all the popular websites who have seen this film have completely loved this film. They want more of it, and Ryan Reynolds’ partnership with Justice Smith totally works in this film.
Here’s the official Synopsis of the movie:
“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.”