REPORT: ‘POKÉMON: DETECTIVE PIKACHU’ Test Screening Received Extremely Positive Reactions

Pokemon Detective Pikachu is shaping to be one of the films you should look out for next year. If the plot synopsis didn’t excite you enough, we have received news that will please many fans of the property. An early screening for the film was recently held and it was received with a lot of praise.

While Detective Pikachu currently goes through the post-production process, the studio seemed to be confident enough to test the current edit. It seems like they had a good reason to believe that. We have received word from multiple sources that the film was a big surprise.

Jam-packed with easter eggs, good performances, and a great script, Detective Pikachu wowed the audience with what seems like the first legitimately great video game film. Keep in mind, this was just one screening, but the early results are very promising. As someone who isn’t familiar with the property, I find myself looking forward to the project a lot more.


A lot of the praise goes to Ryan Reynolds as Pikachu, who apparently knocked it out of the park. Expect the usual charm he brings as he portrays arguably the most recognizable Pokémon ever. It is also said he has great chemistry with the lead Justice Smith, who plays Tim Goodman, the son of the missing detective.  The CGI is not finished, but Pikachu’s look was apparently very well done.  As was previously reported, all of the creatures will look hyper-realistic, similar to Rocket Racoon in the Guardians films.

Speaking of Pokémon, we will not divulge exactly which ones made an appearance but expect some GREAT surprises that will have hardcore fans foaming at the mouth. The film avoids relying on fan service and instead focuses on telling a mystery in a unique, neon-lit world where Pokemon and humans live in harmony.

What do you guys think? Let us know in the comments below! –Marcos Melendez

Pokemon: Detective Pikachu hits theaters May 10, 2019

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.

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