For those excited for the first live-action Pokemon film, look no further as we now have our first plot details for Detective Pikachu. We have exclusively obtained the synopsis for the film and it should give fans a good idea of what the film will be going for.
The synopsis teases the comedic dynamic Ryan Reynold’s Pikachu and Justice Smith’s Tim will have and the mystery they must solve to save the world. We get a feel for how the film will portray Ryme City, describing it as a place where Pokemon and humans live in harmony…for now. Check it out below:
The story begins when ace private eye Harry Goodman goes mysteriously missing, prompting his 21-year-old son Tim to find out what happened. Aiding in the investigation is Harry’s former Pokémon partner, Detective Pikachu: a hilariously wise-cracking, adorable super-sleuth who is a puzzlement even to himself. Finding that they are uniquely equipped to communicate with one another, Tim and Pikachu become reluctant partners on a thrilling adventure to unravel the tangled mystery. Chasing clues together through the neon-lit streets of Ryme City—a sprawling, modern metropolis where humans and Pokémon live in partnership in a hyper-realistic live-action world—they encounter a diverse cast of Pokémon characters and uncover a shocking plot that could destroy this peaceful co-existence and threaten the whole Pokémon universe.
I must admit I was not on board at first when it was announced that they had decided to do a Detective Pikachu film, but reading the synopsis now gives me a feeling it could be something special. Beyond the mystery, the way they describe the “hyper-realistic live-action world” is very intriguing. We recently learned that the film would go for a very realistic take on the Pokemon themselves, similar to how Rocket Racoon looks in the Guardians films. This could make for a very entertaining time at the theater that only respects the source material but also builds on it in an exciting way.
The film stars Ryan Reynolds as Pikachu himself, Justice Smith as Tim Goodman, and Kathryn Newton as Lucy, a reporter who decides to help solve the mystery.
What do you guys think? Let us know in the comments below! –Marcos Melendez
Pokemon: Detective Pikachu hits theaters May 10, 2019.