Pokémon Detective Pikachu is a 2019 urban fantasy mystery film directed by Rob Letterman.
Starring Ryan Reynolds, Justice Smith, Kathryn Newton, Suki Waterhouse, Omar Chaparro, Chris Geere, Ken Watanabe, Bill Nighy, Max Fincham, Rita Ora and others.
Warner Bros. Pictures on Wednesday, May 01, 2019 released the trailer:
POKÉMON Detective Pikachu - Destiny.
In the Pokémon universe, Tim Goodman (Justice Smith) is a 21-year-old insurance adjuster who gave up his dream of being a Pokémon trainer following the death of his mother and becoming estranged from his father Harry Goodman. Tim is contacted by the police of Ryme City, a city where humans and Pokémon live together in harmony, and as such, catching and battling with Pokémon is outlawed. He is informed by Harry's friend and Ryme City police detective, Hideo Yoshida (Ken Watanabe), that Harry was killed in a car accident.
Tim goes to Harry's apartment to sort things out and meets a deerstalker-clad Pikachu (Ikue Ôtani) that can talk and be understood by him, though all others simply hear him say "Pika." Tim accidentally releases a mysterious purple gas, "R," from a vial he finds in Harry's office; they are then attacked by a party of Aipom who become rabid under the gas's influence.
The pair escape and Pikachu explains he has amnesia and his only clue to his identity is Harry's name and address on his cap, leading him to believe he was Harry's partner and that Harry survived the crash. They meet an informant of Harry's, a Mr. Mime who directs them to an underground illegal Pokémon battle arena. The arena's owner, Sebastian (Omar Chaparro), recognizes Pikachu, who had injured his Charizard in a previous battle, and demands a rematch. He doses Charizard with the purple gas, stirring it into a violent rage and Pikachu is unable to summon his electrical powers to fight back. While attempting to save Pikachu, Tim knocks Sebastian over and breaks several gas vials in his jacket, sending the arena's Pokémon into a frenzy. The arena is raided by police and Tim is brought to Lieutenant Yoshida, who reveals footage of Harry's crash. Using the footage as evidence, Yoshida tells Tim that it is impossible for Harry to have survived the crash. However, Tim still decides to pursue the mystery of how Pikachu lost his memories.
Here is the full cast and characters of Pokémon Detective Pikachu.
The film Pokémon Detective Pikachu was scheduled to be released on May 3, 2019 (Japan), on May 9, 2019 (Germany, Hungary) and on May 10, 2019 (United States, England) by Warner Bros. Pictures (Worldwide), Toho (Japan), Tōhō, Legendary Pictures, ACME, Alexandra Films, Blitz Film & Video Distribution, CJ CGV Viet Nam, China Film Group Corporation (CFGC), Huaxia Film Distribution, InterCom, Karo Premiere, Kinomania, NOS Audiovisuais, SF Film Finland, SF Norge A/S, Svensk Filmindustri (SF), Tanweer Alliances, Times Media Films, Toho-Towa, Warner Bros. F.E., Warner Bros. Singapore, HBO Family, HBO Latin America, HBO Max, Legendary East, NBCUniversal Entertainment, Warner Bros. Home Entertainment and Warner Home Video.
The duration of the film is 104 minutes. With a budget of $150 million, the film grossed over $433 million.
The film Pokémon Detective Pikachu is rated with "PG" rating.
Pokémon Detective Pikachu filming. Principal photography began on 15 January 2018, in London, England and Denver, Colorado.
Pokémon Detective Pikachu got high rating from critics. IMDB rating is 6.6/10. Rotten Tomatoes rating is 68/100.
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Official website: warnerbros.com/movies/pokemon-detective-pikachu
Wikipedia: Detective Pikachu (film)