Is 'Detective Pikachu' a poké-ball? Because it looks like the movie has captured quite a lot of hearts in Japan.
An advanced screening of Ryan Reynolds' newest movie 'Detective Pikachu' took place last night in Tokyo, Japan, the home of Pokémon. And judging by the reactions of members of the press, fans needn't worry too much. The movie looks set to be a glowing representation of the live-action world of Pokémon.
Here's a rundown of some of the reactions to the latest Pikachu adventure.
We wish we had Ryan Reynolds' voiced Pikachu as a pal too.
— LoTron Prime Dave Trumbore (@DrClawMD) April 24, 2019
It looks like the movie is full of heart, and plenty of laughs.
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
Those pesky spore attacks...
#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
Someone left their caps lock on. But we dig it.
GUYS DETECTIVE PIKACHU WAS AMAZING!! THE WORLD AND THE POKÉMON! IT WAS ALL SO AMAZING!!! I LOVED IT SO MUCH 😭😭😭😭😭😭#detectivepikachu IM SO HAPPY OMG THEY MADE MY CHILD HOOD COME ALIVE!!!
— Jayden Omega (@Luigithebeast78) April 25, 2019
It it leaves you thinking about it hours afterwards, it must be a winner.
Its been HOURS and I can’t stop thinking about how good #DetectivePikachu was, like HECK
I really hope the WORLD loves this movie as much as I do ❤️❤️ pic.twitter.com/kbOSqZJVLJ
— 🌸 Chaka’s in Tokyo! 🌸 (@princessology) April 24, 2019
Two of our favourite movies rolled into one you say?
— Grace Randolph (@GraceRandolph) April 25, 2019
Could we finally have a DECENT movie based on a video game on our hands?
— Sharon #DetectivePikachu (@Sharito742) April 24, 2019
Ryan Reynolds approves of the early reactions too.
— André Segers (@AndreSegers) April 25, 2019
AV Club's Marah Eakin posted a positive reaction, as did Den Of Geek's David Crow who dubbed it as "easily the best videogame movie ever made." To be fair, that's not a high bar to cross, but it's still pretty positive.
My reactions to #DetectivePikachu: so cute! Fun for the whole family! Pokémon obsessives will be pleased, but Poke novices will be able to follow along—and will maybe even get sucked into the whole world. In summary: I want to cuddle Pikachu.
— Marah Eakin (@marahe) April 24, 2019
Wow, Detective Pikachu is easily the best video game movie ever made and a real delight for anyone who grew up with early Pokémon. Who ever thought Ryan Reynolds in a furry ball of cuteness can carry a movie deserves a raise. @DetPikachu
— David Crow (@DCrowsNest) April 24, 2019
Meanwhile, IMDb and Nerdist all gave resoundingly positive reactions, as did JoBlo and IGN.com as well.
— Ian de Borja (@iandeborja_) April 24, 2019
I just got out of #DetectivePikachu and my first thought is OMG HOW DID THEY MAKE PIKACHU SO CUTE!!! It completely nails the world of Pokémon, and just seeing their amazing live action creature designs is worth the price of admission. If you love Pokémon, you’ll love this movie. pic.twitter.com/Z7oS42JlDd
— Terri Schwartz (@Terri_Schwartz) April 24, 2019
There's not too much longer to wait for 'Detective Pikachu', which arrives in Irish cinemas on May 10th.