Detective Pikachu released in cinemas to positive reviews

Attention all Poke-fans! Warner Bros’ Detective Pikachu comes out in cinemas across the UK today.

What is the film about?
‘In a world where people collect Pokémon to do battle, a boy comes across an intelligent talking Pikachu who seeks to be a detective.’ – IMDb

Who is in it?
Hollywood actor Ryan Reynolds both voices and provides facial motion capture for the titular character, while Justice Smith plays his partner and former Pokemon trainer, Tim Goodman.

Watch the first trailer below:

The film has received 68% approval in early reviews on Rotten Tomatoes.

The film’s official trailer was released on 12th November 2018 and was quickly trending on YouTube and Twitter. Within 24 hours the trailer had over 100 million views across multiple online and social media platforms.

In true Ryan Reynolds fashion, on the 7th of May, he tweeted that the movie had been “leaked” but the video linked was, in fact, a one hour and 42-minute video of Detective Pikachu dancing to an upbeat 80s song.

Video game movies have been notoriously low-rated in the past, with 2009’s Tekken rating 0% on Rotten Tomatoes.

Detective Pikachu may be the one to change the game.

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