Pokémon: Detective Pikachu
Director: Rob Letterman Run Time: 104 min. Format: Digital Rating: PG Release Year: 2019
Starring: Bill Nighy, Justice Smith, Kathryn Newton, Ken Watanabe, Ryan Reynolds
The world of Pokémon comes to life! The first-ever live-action Pokémon adventure, Pokémon: Detective Pikachu stars Ryan Reynolds as Pikachu, the iconic face of the global Pokémon phenomenon, one of the world’s most popular entertainment properties and the most successful media franchise of all time. Fans everywhere can now experience Pikachu on the big screen as never before, as Detective Pikachu, a Pokémon like no other. The film also showcases a wide array of beloved Pokémon characters, each with its own unique abilities and personality.
The story begins when ace detective Harry Goodman goes mysteriously missing, prompting his 21-year-old son Tim to find out what happened. Aiding in the investigation is Harry’s former Pokémon partner, Detective Pikachu: a hilariously wise-cracking, adorable super-sleuth who is a puzzlement even to himself. Finding that they are uniquely equipped to communicate with one another, Tim and Pikachu join forces on a thrilling adventure to unravel the tangled mystery. Chasing clues together through the neon-lit streets of Ryme City, a sprawling, modern metropolis where humans and Pokémon live side by side, they encounter a diverse cast of Pokémon characters and uncover a shocking plot that could destroy this peaceful co-existence and threaten the whole Pokémon universe.
Pokémon: Detective Pikachu also stars Justice Smith (Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom) as Tim, Kathryn Newton (Lady Bird, TV’s Big Little Lies) as Lucy, a junior reporter following her first big story, and Oscar nominee Ken Watanabe (Godzilla, The Last Samurai) as Lt. Yoshida.