Most video game themed movies are rightly feared for being deplorable, so perhaps it was the unlikely set-up that got both fans and sceptics so intrigued. With this new trailer, it seems fair to wonder whether something akin to the strange, surprise brilliance of the Lego movies might be in store. Only time will tell.
For now, a second trailer has gone up ahead of the film's release in May. Have many new questions been answered?
Well, we've learnt a few things. Firstly, Reynolds' electric yellow mouse has amnesia before bumping into Justice Smith's Tim, who is in the metropolis of Ryme city searching for his missing father.
There's also a distinctly more American vibe from Reynolds' coffee-addicted Pikachu, and a seeming mix of epic CGI explosions and offbeat humour in equal measure. With still a few months to go, it remains unclear whether Detective Pikachu will be electrifying or just plain shocking.
|What||Detective Pikachu: Will the Pokemon movie make any sense?|
10 May 19 – 10 May 20, Times vary
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