The Brief: Warner Bros. Pictures released the trailer for a live-action Pokémon film, Detective Pikachu, sparking mixed reactions online.
Detective Pikachu is set to be released in Summer 2019. It stars Justice Smith as a young man who teams up with Detective Pikachu (voiced by Ryan Reynolds) to find his missing father.
Online, people have shared various responses to the trailer and to the Pokémon’s animation, particularly in regards to their fuzziness.
Riding on the popularity of the surprised Pikachu meme, animated versions Pokémon characters from the trailer have appeared in a number of memes.
Enjoying seeing live-action Pokémon in the #DetectivePikachu trailer? Check out these highly detailed models I saw at the Legendary offices. Furry Pikachu, feathered Psyduck, scaly Charizard, slimy Greninja! pic.twitter.com/wGBpbXmvR9
— Joshua Yehl (@JoshuaYehl) November 12, 2018
Detective Pikachu but it's voiced by Maya Rudolph
— Jorge Molina (@colormejorge) November 12, 2018
The new detective pikachu movie looks amazing pic.twitter.com/W8iGhL22aL
— I Dream Of Beanie☄ (@I_dreamofbeanie) November 12, 2018
If you think #DetectivePikachu looks weird. Here's my evidence that you're wrong. pic.twitter.com/GOH0Ce2FHQ
— Brandon Miracle (@BabaBaabs) November 12, 2018
he has…..the Floof #DetectivePikachu pic.twitter.com/so33mFg4hy
— 🧡 mana @ World of Spirits Zine ! 🧡 (@mana_chan__) November 13, 2018
man, the Detective Pikachu trailer looks wild pic.twitter.com/aJPJWVujkv
— Pookle (@rilammafia) November 13, 2018