Despite early doubts, the first trailer for Pokémon: Detective Pikachu has been released and it looks pretty damn cute. Based on the recent video game of the same name, the movie follows a disillusioned young man living among Pokémon who suddenly discovers he has the ability to hear Pikachu. The movie stars Ryan Reynolds — yes, as Pikachu — and is the first live-action movie for the nostalgic franchise.
Does this all sounds absolutely ridiculous? Yes. Is it strange to hear Pikachu speak like a human being? For sure. Why does Jigglypuff look so goddamn scary? Unclear. But will people still be seeing Detective Pikachu in theaters? It sure seems like it! Ahead, read reactions from people who found themselves feeling surprised by how much they enjoyed the trailer and its strangely realistic Pikachu.