The first live-action Pokémon movie is coming next year, whether you want it or not. Legendary Pictures and The Pokémon Company released the first trailer for Detective Pikachu, starring Ryan Reynolds as a very furry version of the franchise’s best-known character.
Detective Pikachu follows a young man named Tim (Justice Smith), whose father has gone mysteriously missing. Tim pairs up with Pikachu, his dad’s former partner, who also… talks. The movie was inspired by the game of the same name, which also features a gruff, talking Pikachu. But enough about the plot! We need to talk about the hyper-realistic style the films’ creators have taken here.
Every pokémon from my childhood is now a textured nightmare, from Jigglypuff’s fur (I guess I always pictured it as more balloon-like) to whatever is going on with Charizard. Pikachu seems to have gone the way of Winnie the Pooh in Christopher Robin. Psyduck is a nightmare.
This will be the last thing I see before I die.