If you haven’t seen the trailer for the actual, seriously for real, not kidding this movie is real, live-action Pokemon movie — excuse me, film — Detective Pikachu yet, do yourself a favor and peek-a (I’m sorry) at this. That looks… actually good?
Detective Pikachu, starring Ryan Reynolds as Pikachu, is a film that exists and looks like it might be good. That has already prompted some amusing reactions from surprised viewers, but if the prospect of an actually-good live-action Pokemon movie seemed strange, buckle up for something really strange: Mr. Mime. OH LAWD, HE COMIN’.
Over the course of the night, many people (perhaps unable to sleep with images of Mr. Mime dancing seductively/menacingly in their heads) tweeted about Mr. Mime being nightmare fuel.
People noted the weird tiny hairs on his head:
Folks being unable to rest well after watching the trailer was a common theme:
People continued to find his appearance suspicious:
Mr. Mime even inspired some unsettling fan art:
And if we could leave the topic of Mr. Mime / our inevitable death by his bulbous gloved “hands”… let’s end this post on a more upbeat note by rounding up some more jokes about the Detective Pikachu trailer in general:
And finally, here’s the It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia / Detective Pikachu mashup we didn’t know we needed. It is not a botch.