Let's be honest here, the entire idea of a Detective Pikachu movie is insane, no matter who is involved in it.The fact that we're getting it ahead of a real Pokemon movie is just illogical.
But then adding Ryan Reynolds - currently most known for playing outrageous, very much not-family-friendly Deadpool - to the mix as the lead character's voice and it's 100% weirder again. And anyone not familiar with the concept of the game it's based on - that this Pikachu can in fact talk - is going to wonder why Reynolds has been hired when he sounds nothing like the character in the cartoons.
Will It Work?
It might just be brilliant, to be honest. Reynolds is incredibly charming and he should bring warmth and sarcasm to the role, which changes the whole dynamic of the movie. Where it could have been a weird solely-for-kids affair, it now becomes exciting for slightly more mature audiences.
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