Film Preview: Pokemon: Detective Pikachu (2019)

Page Revisions:

(January 6, 2019) Original
(March 3, 2019) New Trailer (#2) / New Poster (#2)
(May 5, 2019) New Posters (#3-#14)

Release Date:

May 10, 2019


From IMDb: “In a world where people collect pocket monsters (Pokémon) to do battle, a boy comes across an intelligent monster who seeks to be a detective.”

Poster Rating: B- / C+ / C+ / C- / B- (6) / C (4)

Review: (#1) A busy and somewhat interesting design that lacks specificity, but has some mildly interesting symbolism.

(#2) Lots of color, but none of it used in interesting or meaningful ways. This is a design that tells the viewer only a slim amount, though it probably gets the neo noir vibe pretty well.

(#3) All your favorite characters in display in a cheap, uninspired overall design. (#4) There just isn’t enough here, especially compared to the first two designs that it’s partially based on. (#5-#10) This series of character posters aren’t as unique as they should be, but are dissimilar enough to be interesting. (#11-#14) This series of character posters is cute as hell, but not terribly creative.

Trailer Rating: B- / B-

Review: (#1) These kinds of films just seem so tacky in execution, but there’s something cute and appealing about this trailer.

(#2) There are a few more details here and while the original trailer had a slight neo noir vibe, this new trailer definitely lays out the idea that it’s a fitting neo noir for a very young generation that probably won’t get the references.

Oscar Prospects:


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