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The Latest 'POKÉMON Detective Pikachu' Trailer Tries To Convince Us This Is A Real Movie And Not An Elaborate Hoax

By Kristy Puchko | Film | February 27, 2019 |

By Kristy Puchko | Film | February 27, 2019 |

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Pokémon Detective Pikachu would have you believe this is a real movie that is really coming out in May. On paper, it sounds like a real movie. It’s based on a popular video game that branched into a manga, cartoon series, trading card game, animated movies, and cultural obsession that enjoyed a revival when the app game Pokémon Go brought its pocket monster-catching quest to the real world. Of course, a studio would want to bankroll another Pokémon movie. Naturally, they’d want to appeal to kids and grown-ups to make that box office bank. So for the kiddos, there’s a young star to relate to, plus a slew of silly creatures that will be available for sale in a toy store near you. For adults, there will be nostalgia, but also a bit of more mature humor, and as gravy, the snarking of Deadpool’s Ryan Reynolds.

On paper, I get it. And then you show me the trailer for Pokémon Detective Pikachu, and I cannot believe Warner Bros. is letting any movie get this damn weird!

This will either be a glorious mess or the greatest film of all time. That is if this is not just an elaborate hoax.

Pokémon Detective Pikachu “opens” May 10.

Kristy Puchko is the managing editor of Pajiba. You can follow her on Twitter.

Header Image Source: Warner Bros. Pictures

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