I’ve got a few questions for you. Are you a fan of Pokémon? Are you looking forward to seeing Pokemon: Detective Pikachu? Do you like seeing movies before they’re released? Will you be in the Los Angeles area May 7th? And, finally, would you like to see director Rob Letterman do a Q&A after seeing the film? If you answered yes to these questions I’m about to make you very happy.
On May 7th at 7:30pm at the ArcLight Hollywood, Collider is partnering up with ArcLight Cinemas, Warner Bros. and Legendary for a special screening of Detective Pikachu and after the screening ends, I’ll be moderating a Q&A with Rob Letterman.
If you’re wondering how you can get in, we’ve got you covered. To see this free screening you need to email firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line “I Want to See Detective Pikachu” You need to include your name in the body of the email and if you’d like to bring a guest. We’ll be accepting emails until noon on Sunday, May 5th and we’ll contact the people that won passes with specific info about the screening soon after.
Detective Pikachu opens May 10th and stars Ryan Reynolds, Justice Smith, Suki Waterhouse, Ken Watanabe, Kathryn Newton, and Rita Ora.
Here is the official synopsis for Detective Pikachu:
The first-ever live-action Pokémon adventure, “POKÉMON Detective Pikachu” stars Ryan Reynolds as Detective Pikachu and is based on the beloved Pokémon brand—one of the world’s most popular, multi-generation entertainment properties and one of the most successful media franchises of all time. Fans everywhere can now experience a Pikachu on the big screen as never before, as Detective Pikachu, a Pokémon like no other. The film also showcases a wide array of beloved Pokémon, each with its own unique traits and personality.
The story begins when ace detective Harry Goodman goes mysteriously missing, prompting his 21-year-old son Tim to find out what happened. Aiding in the investigation is Harry’s former Pokémon partner, Detective Pikachu: a hilariously wise-cracking, adorable super-sleuth who is a puzzlement even to himself. Finding that they are uniquely equipped to work together, as Tim is the only human who can talk with Detective Pikachu, they join forces on a thrilling adventure to unravel the tangled mystery. Chasing clues together through the neon-lit streets of Ryme City—a sprawling, modern metropolis where humans and Pokémon live side by side in a hyper-realistic live-action world—they encounter a diverse cast of Pokémon and uncover a shocking plot that could destroy this peaceful co-existence and threaten the whole Pokémon universe.