Kong: Skull Island and The Kings of Summer director Jordan Vogt-Roberts has seen the upcoming Pokémon: Detective Pikachu movie, taking to Twitter to declare that it has broken the “video game curse.”
Broadly speaking, movie adaptations of video games have fallen below expectations, but it would appear that the coffee-loving electric mouse is about to buck the trend.
After stating that the experience had blown his mind, he explained that he found it mesmerizing whenever he saw a Pokémon was on-screen and that the fan-favorite Psyduck “steals the movie.”
“A wild JORD appeared! Detective Pikachu uses MIND BLOWN. It’s super effective! The video game curse is broken,” Vogt-Roberts wrote.
“Anytime a POKÉMON is on screen, you’re mesmerized by a charisma reminiscent of watching Tony Stark tinker with robots in IRON MAN. Also, PSYDUCK steals the movie!”
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.
Pokémon Detective Pikachu will premiere at cinema screens around the world on 10th May 2019.
A wild JORD appeared!#DetectivePikachu uses MIND BLOWN.
It’s super effective!
The video game curse is broken.
Anytime a POKÉMON is on screen, you’re mesmerized by a charisma reminiscent of watching Tony Stark tinker with robots in IRON MAN.
Also, PSYDUCK steals the movie!
— Jordan Vogt-Roberts (@VogtRoberts) April 12, 2019