Pokémon: Detective Pikachu is set to hit theatres in just a couple of weeks, and most fans have been eager to find out whether or not this movie will break the video game movie curse. Press screenings for the film have begun in Tokyo, and so far the impressions are very positive.
#DetectivePikachu is a pure joy from start to finish. It’s a heartfelt, relentlessly charming story filled with excellent worldbuilding. Plenty of deep cuts for #Pokémon fans. There must’ve been a grass-type in the theater because I got surprisingly misty-eyed in parts. pic.twitter.com/LMKp6TG1a1
— Dan Casey (@DanCasey) April 24, 2019
CGI is on point and it’s great seeing these creatures come to life in a live-action setting. @VancityReynolds is the ace in the hole and he brings plenty of laughs to the insanely adorable yellow ball of furry electricity. He’s perfect for Pikachu. @DetPikachuMovie @joblocom
— Paul Shirey (@arcticninjapaul) April 24, 2019
— Dave Trumbore (@DrClawMD) April 24, 2019
It‘s a hit for #DetectivePikachu. Pokemon fans new & old will rejoice in this heartfelt and authentic take on the franchise. @Legendary and @wbpictures have nailed this live-action adaptation. I laughed hard and felt my heart swell. This Pokemon film is just the start! pic.twitter.com/I0R9fSHpfU
— Megan Peters (@meganpeterscb) April 24, 2019
I just saw @DetPikachuMovie for the SECOND time and WOW guys. Get hype for this film’s release on May 10 because it is SUCH wild ride. SO fun and so good!! Mind blowing at moments even!! ?
— Anna Brisbin ?? (@BrizzyVoices) April 24, 2019
— Ian de Borja (@iandeborja_) April 24, 2019
Seeing all these positive reviews so far is a good sign. Do you think Detective Pikachu will finally break the video game movie curse? Are you planning to see the film on May 10th? As always be sure to let us know all your thoughts on this in the comments down below! For more Nintendo coverage, check out our homepage!