By: Sloane Hughes
Last Fall it was announced that Pok ‘mon spin-off game, Detective Pikachu, would be getting its very own movie, and it was rumored that Ryan Reynolds, actor known for wholesome family films such as Deadpool, was to be cast as the eponymous character. This was a proposition to which the internet responded, “haha, could you imagine? ‘
“But like, actually ‘ the producers replied.
“Haha, sure man whatever you say ‘ we all said.
“No but like…
For real though ‘
‘ Rotten Tomatoes (@RottenTomatoes) November 12, 2018
*record scratch* fucking WHAT
Honestly, at this point, I ‘m not even really surprised. Donald Trump is president, the world is rapidly becoming uninhabitable , Ryan Reynolds is a film noir Pikachu. This is just where we are as a society now.
“Your scientists were so preoccupied with whether or not they could, they didn ‘t stop to think if they should ‘
The second best thing about this trailer is how upsettingly realistic the pok ‘mon themselves are. I guess it makes sense though, because if they weren ‘t animated to look like creatures pulled from the darkest timeline then Ryan Reynolds voicing the most adorable monosyllabic cartoon character of the 90 ‘s would just be weird.
2016 me vs 2018 me pic.twitter.com/vQgMA3Q5ZB
‘ gracie hoos (@cottoncandaddy) November 12, 2018
Pikachu has seen better days
The reactions to this gritty, Sin City-esque take on Pok ‘mon have been hilarious across the internet, but here are some of our favorites
You can't tell me Detective Pikachu isn't a horror movie pic.twitter.com/xkXfONQonY
‘ Dippsn (@EinDippsn) November 12, 2018
Detective Pikachu will catch the Zodiac Killer.
‘ Anne T. Donahue (@annetdonahue) November 12, 2018
I ‘m glad that with Detective Pikachu we ‘re somehow back in this aesthetic zone for movie adaptations. pic.twitter.com/0I6AGkzEPC
‘ Jake Rodkin (@ja2ke) November 12, 2018
Detective Pikachu should have a sex addiction and smoke Parliament Lights
‘ Tamara Yajia (@DancesWithTamis) November 12, 2018
detective pikachu is just like normal pikachu except he has a gun
‘ Goth Ms. Thankful (@spookperson) November 12, 2018
RIP STAN LEE
ALL HAIL DETECTIVE PIKACHU, WHO BURST FORTH FROM HIS DECAYING RIB CAGE
LIFE IS ENDLESS
LIFE IS CHAOS
‘ Jake Flores (@feraljokes) November 12, 2018
Me: there are no good cops
Detective Pikachu: exists
Me: there is one good cop
‘ Elle Gato (they/them) (@ellle_em) November 12, 2018
*Detective Pikachu throws his cigarette into the river with all the bodies*
“Forget it, Jake. It's Lavender Town”
‘ Mike Drucker (@MikeDrucker) November 12, 2018
Just read a full rant about how Detective Pikachu ‘s Jigglypuff shouldn ‘t be ‘furry ‘, and now all I can think about is the terrifying alternative…
Jigglypuff with hairless cat flesh.
Jigglypuff, the singing testicle.
‘ Zelda Williams (@zeldawilliams) November 12, 2018
Jackie Chiles, your favorite Seinfeld lawyer, is back on the scene in Los Angeles and he’s ready to represent you whether or not you spilled coffee on your crotch.
NYPD raids a warehouse. Video by Wild Caught Salmon comedy team. Follow me http://www.twitter.com/razmig