#DetectivePikachu is a pure joy from start to finish. It’s a heartfelt, relentlessly charming story filled with excellent worldbuilding. Plenty of deep cuts for #Pokémon fans. There must’ve been a grass-type in the theater because I got surprisingly misty-eyed in parts. pic.twitter.com/LMKp6TG1a1— Dan Casey (@DanCasey) April 24, 2019
Megan Peters from COMICBOOK.COM
It‘s a hit for #DetectivePikachu. Pokemon fans new & old will rejoice in this heartfelt and authentic take on the franchise. @Legendary and @wbpictures have nailed this live-action adaptation. I laughed hard and felt my heart swell. This Pokemon film is just the start! pic.twitter.com/I0R9fSHpfU— Megan Peters (@meganpeterscb) April 24, 2019
Dave Trumbore from COLLIDER
Paul Shirey from JOBLO
Had a fun time with Detective Pikachu. Silly, heartfelt and chock full of Pokémon, which makes for some great world building in what is sure to spin off into one hell of a franchise. Perfectly suited for fans and non-fans alike. #DetectivePikachu @DetPikachuMovie @joblocom— Paul Shirey (@arcticninjapaul) April 24, 2019
Ian de Borja from IMDB
David Crow from DEN OF GEEK
The first act is Who Framed Roger Rabbit with Pokémon and works so well. Seeking other movie tropes instead of video game ones gives Detective Pikachu a sturdy foundation to do some silly Poké stuff.— David Crow (@DCrowsNest) April 24, 2019
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*Translate with Google*: 'Detective Pikachu' premieres May 3 and it's tracking for a 75M to 90M opening weekend, even just 2 weeks after 'Avengers Endgame'!