People love Pokemon, so I suspect that Pokemon: Detective Pikachu will make a ridiculous amount of money. Personally, I’m more interested to see if it can break the Video Game Movie Curse. The trailers have been promising, and there’s no denying that Pikachu is cute and becomes even cuter with his little Sherlock Holmes hat. Also, buzz on the film says that Ryme City, the main setting, is incredibly impressive and packed with Pokemon, so this seems like a must-see for fans of the long-running Nintendo property.
I’m pleased to announce we’re giving away 25 admit-two passes to the Atlanta screening of Pokemon: Detective Pikachu. To enter for a chance to see the movie early and for free, send an e-mail to Collider.Passes@gmail.com with the subject line “DETECTIVE PIKACHU”. The screening is Monday, May 6th at 7:00pm at Regal Atlantic Station, so please don’t enter if you think you’ll be unavailable. Multiple entries from a single person will disqualify all entries from that person.
Check out the latest Pokemon: Detective Pikachu trailer below. The film opens May 10th and stars Justice Smith, Ryan Reynolds, Kathryn Newton, and Ken Watanabe.
Here’s the official synopsis for Pokemon: Detective Pikachu:
The world of Pokémon comes to life! The first-ever live-action Pokémon adventure, “POKÉMON Detective Pikachu” stars Ryan Reynolds as Detective Pikachu and is based on the beloved Pokémon brand—one of the world’s most popular, multi-generation entertainment properties and most successful media franchises of all time.
Fans everywhere can now experience a Pikachu on the big screen as never before, as Detective Pikachu, a Pokémon like no other. The film also showcases a wide array of beloved Pokémon, each with its own unique traits and personality.
The story begins when ace detective 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 work together, as Tim is the only human who can talk with Detective Pikachu, they 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 and uncover a shocking plot that could destroy this peaceful co-existence and threaten the whole Pokémon universe.