Pokémon: Detective Pikachu is now being shown at cinemas around the world, and, in preparing to see the electric mouse in action, many are now wondering how long the Pokémon movie is.
The official word is that the run time is 104 minutes, which, as a more practical answer, would be an hour and 44 minutes. But, factoring in adverts and trailers, you can expect to be sitting in the cinema screen for a little over two hours.
In Pokémon Detective Pikachu, the story begins when ace private eye 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 in a hyper-realistic live-action world – 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.
The movie stars Justice Smith as Tim, Ryan Reynolds as the voice of Detective Pikachu, Kathryn Newton as Lucy, a junior reporter following her first big story, and Ken Watanabe as Lt. Yoshida.