DETECTIVE PIKACHU TRAILER DROPS AND SPLITS FANS

A live action depiction of the widely loved and nostalgic franchise Pokémon is coming to the big screen. Detective Pikachu will feature Hollywood superstar Ryan Reynolds and will be hitting cinemas in early 2019.

The creators have just released an action-packed trailer, and audiences are divided in their reaction. While many are excited for a re-imagining of their favourite childhood characters, others find the live-action translation of the characters off-putting.

The trailer has amassed over 19 million views since it was released 24 hours ago and the film is sure to pull an impressive audience, even if their reviews are mixed.