Tuesday, November 13

POKÉMON: Detective Pikachu 2019 Movie Trailer Impressions—First Live Action Hollywood Film Adaptation of Pokemon Featuring Ryan Reynolds as Detective Pikachu

POKÉMON: Detective Pikachu is a 2019 family film and first ever live action Hollywood adaptation of Pokemon which first originated in Japan as a video game which first started from the Gameboy; which came from the joint venture production of Legendary Pictures, Universal Pictures, Warner Bros. Pictures, and Toho under the direction of Rob Letterman and screenplay by Nicole Perlman and Letterman which stars Ryan Reynolds as the voice of Detective Pikachu, with Justice Smith, Kathryn Newton and Ken Watanabe slated for a May 10, 2019 US theatrical release. The 2019 live action Hollywood Pokemon movie is also known as Detective Pikachu is adapted from the Nintendo 3DS game of the same name which was first released in Japan in 2016 and was later localized at around March 2018. Let's check out what the first live action of the Pokemon game and anime franchise has in store for movie-going fans with POKÉMON: Detective Pikachu this 2019 here:

POKÉMON Detective Pikachu 2019 Movie Trailer Impressions Pokemon Hollywood Live Action Film Trailer Review CMAQUEST Feature

POKÉMON: Detective Pikachu
Plot / Synopsis

The world of Pokémon comes to life!

POKÉMON Detective Pikachu 2019 Movie Tim and Detective Pikachu first meet

The first-ever live-action Pokémon movie, “POKÉMON Detective Pikachu” stars Ryan Reynolds as the titular character in the first-ever live-action movie based on the iconic face of the global 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 Pikachu on the big screen as never before, as a talking detective Pikachu, a Pokémon like no other. The film also showcases a wide array of beloved Pokémon characters, each with its own unique abilities and personality.

POKÉMON Detective Pikachu 2019 Movie featuring Live action Jigglypuff

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.

POKÉMON Detective Pikachu 2019 Movie the mystery as to why Tim can understand Detective Pikachu and the search for his missing father

“POKÉMON Detective Pikachu” also stars Justice Smith (“Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom”) as Tim; Kathryn Newton (“Lady Bird,” TV’s “Big Little Lies”) as Lucy, a junior reporter following her first big story; and Oscar nominee Ken Watanabe (“Godzilla,” “The Last Samurai”) as Lt. Yoshida.

Directed by Rob Letterman (“Goosebumps,” “Monsters Vs. Aliens”), the “POKÉMON Detective Pikachu” creative filmmaking team includes two-time Oscar nominated director of photography John Mathieson (“The Phantom of the Opera,” “Gladiator”), production designer Nigel Phelps (“Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Lies”) and Oscar-winning editor Mark Sanger (“Gravity”). Visual effects are by Moving Picture Company (“Wonder Woman”) and Framestore (“Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2”).

POKÉMON Detective Pikachu 2019 Movie featuring live action Charizard about to bite a falling Detective Pikachu

Launched in 1996 to overwhelming response, the Pokémon brand is a global sensation that now encompasses a robust video gaming fandom with over 300 million units sold worldwide; the Pokémon Trading Card Game available in 11 languages with more than 23.6 billion cards shipped; an animated television series in its 21st season that is available in more than 160 countries; and over 20 animated films; as well as books, manga comics, music, toys, merchandise, and apps, including the wildly popular Pokémon GO, that has been downloaded over 850 million times and is enjoyed across the globe by fans of all ages.

“POKÉMON Detective Pikachu” is set for release on Friday, May 10, 2019.

The film will be distributed outside of Japan and China by Warner Bros. Pictures, in Japan by Toho Company, Ltd. and by Legendary East in China.

Source: Official Press Release

Watch POKÉMON Detective Pikachu movie trailer here:

POKÉMON: Detective Pikachu Official Movie Trailer Impressions
POKÉMON Detective Pikachu Film Trailer Review

POKÉMON Detective Pikachu 2019 Movie featuring the voice of Ryan Reynolds as the titular Detective Pikachu

So what is there to say about the POKÉMON: Detective Pikachu official movie trailer? Well, it looks great as most of us have in mind here. This is really the first time that we see a live action adaptation of Pokemon so there isn't nothing really to compare to. We have reach a point in movie history and reality that CGI seems to blend so well with reality and from what we saw from the first Detective Pikachu 2019 film trailer, I am impressed and I am someone who grew up playing the Pokemon series. I was started with Pokemon Yellow version for the original Nintendo Gameboy.

POKÉMON Detective Pikachu 2019 Movie a wild Detective Pikachu voiced by Ryan Reynolds appeared

The official press release from the official movie trailer summarize what we saw in it. Shows a little highlights here and there but not enough to ruin the entire film. Given that this is a detective slash mystery film, they ought to keep those elements closely hidden and hopefully doesn't follow the Detective Pikachu Nintnedo 3DS storyline down to a tee. Well, I played (but haven't finished) Detective Pikachu for the 3DS but I can say that it deviated a bit given that the game's protagonist on the game was a young teen while on this one is someone on his later teen or early adulthood. How they also met is much different, so with that hopefully we can be assured that we won't be seeing a carbon copy of the game. Of course, let's address the elephant in the room... Detective Pikachu is adorable! And is voiced by none other than Deadpool slash Green Lantern (don't crucify me for the reference) himself, Ryan Reynolds. Did you know that there was once an an initial strong clamor to let Danny Devito voice Detective Pikachu in both the 3DS game of the same title and later in the movie, but what we get is something similarly cool. Deadpool as the voice of Pikachu. Plus all the CGI goodness and adventure galore, this is shaping up to be a good Hollywood adaptation of a source material originating from Japan which we haven't seen like forever.

POKÉMON Detective Pikachu 2019 Movie Hilarious Mr. Mime interrogation scene from 2019 Pokemon live action Hollywood film

How about you guys? What do you think about Detective Pikachu's live action Hollywood adaptation? What do you think about Ryan Reynolds voicing Detective Pikachu? What is your favorite animated Pokemon movie(s)? Share your thoughts and opinion about the POKÉMON: Detective Pikachu official trailer in the comments section below:

POKÉMON Detective Pikachu 2019 Movie Rob Letterman written by Nicole Perlman and Letterman starring Ryan Reynolds, Justice Smith, Kathryn Newton and Ken Watanabe showing May 10, 2019