If you had asked me a few years ago if a live-action Pokemon movie would work, I would have told you “Fuck no”. Unequvitably, there is no way that a Pokemon movie could translate to live action.

“Now Wiz”, you might say. “What if they made a live action movie about a spin-off Pokemon game that nobody you know has even played?”. I would have told you in no uncertain terms that Detective Pikachu probably shouldn’t have been a game, much less a movie.

Hey! You talking shit about my game?! I’ll Pika Chew you up and spit you out!

But, here we are.

Detective fucking Pikachu. This painfully bad idea starring Ryan Reynolds and Justice Smith is just something I can’t help but root for.

This movie shouldn’t work, and for all I know, maybe it won’t work. The trailer, however, makes me want to preorder tickets.

Even if the live action versions of Pokemon give my girlfriend nightmares. That’s how I always imagined the Pokemon were supposed to look.

She claims this Jigglypuff has haunted her nightmares for months.

Detective Pikachu is conceptionally a trainwreck but like a trainwreck that is carrying nothing but car after car of beautiful fireworks. Sure, the conductor and that truck driver that had his semi stall on the tracks are probably dead, but what a show.

Pokemon Detective Pikachu will be coming out of it’s Pokeball and into theaters May 10th, 2019.

A fan of B-movies, comic books, video games, and anime. I have no real expertise and all of my opinions should be regarded as deeply uninformed. I lived through religious right wingers going after Dungeons & Dragons, and now SJWs infesting comic books and gaming. Hopefully one day moral authoritarians will stop touching our things. I want to share geeky things with everyone, but don't like bullies coming in.

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