Earlier this year, Detective Pikachu was released on the Nintendo 3DS and I loved the game. Pikachu was sassy, had a New York accent, and made the stupidest side jokes that only fans would understand, and even then they were cringe worthy. While I was playing the game and doing some research for the review that I wrote, I discovered that a movie was being made based on the game. Ryan Reynolds was set to voice Pikachu. I thought, “This is going to be an amazing animated film. Hopefully it comes to the US!” Then the trailer launched yesterday. I may or may not have hit my husband on the leg in excitement. Excessively.
This is going to be a live action Hollywood movie, and its getting a worldwide release at premiere. This isn’t one of those movies that premieres in Japan and maybe makes it way to the US and Europe. No, it’s coming out everywhere. And I can’t stop screaming. Needless to say, I pulled out my 3DS and started to play it again cause I was so hyped.
There have been some criticisms so far. My husband doesn’t like the animation of the Pokemon. I can see how that isn’t the greatest. However, I love it. It gives the Pokemon a bit of dimension and some depth to their character design. Pikachu is fluffy, Charizard has cracked scaly skin. Dodrio has defined feathers. I can’t handle myself. I want to jump into this Pokemon world so bad. But then again, who doesn’t want to become a Pokemon trainer? I still do and I’m in my mid-20’s. I am just so hyped for this movie, it just sucks that it doesn’t come out until next summer. With Detective Pikachu added into the mix of movies already set to come out next summer (Including Toy Story 4), it’s turning out to be an epic summer in 2019.
Can’t wait for this movie like me? You can still pick up your copy of Detective Pikachu here and you can go on a whole new adventure with Let’s Go! Pikachu and Let’s Go! Eevee, which launches this Friday and I am chomping on the bit to get my hands on them. It doesn’t matter how much of a Pokemon fan you are, going back to the Kanto region somehow feels like going home. Stay tuned for that review coming soon!