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'POKEMON Detective Pikachu': First Reactions are Promising

Jadzia Samuel Thursday 25 April 2019

While at this moment in time it may be difficult to think of anything but 'Game of Thrones' and 'Avengers: Endgame', in only a few short weeks the next big Hollywood blockbuster will land in cinemas across the world: 'POKÉMON Detective Pikachu'. The decades-old franchise releases its first ever live action film at the start of May and the reactions to the first screening in Japan suggest that it will be everything for which fans could hope.

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Directed by Rob Letterman, the film follows the story of Tim Goodman (Justice Smith), whose detective father mysteriously disappeared years ago. While Tim is attempting to move on from this tragic event, he suddenly discovers that he is able to communicate with a young Pikachu (Ryan Reynolds). The pair form an unexpected team and attempt to solve the mystery of Harry Goodman's disappearance. However, when they discover a plot to disrupt the peace between humans and Pokemon, they must do whatever it takes to save the Pokemon universe.

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In the trailer we can already see appearances from Psyduck, MewTwo, Bulbasaur, Mr Mime and more, and the film promises many nods and Easter egg references to old Pokemon canon. Luckily fans do not need to wait long before they can enjoy this expansion on the Game Freak franchise, which will be released worldwide in cinemas on May 10th.

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