Pokémon Detective Pikachu

Trivia: The "old gangster movie" that's on the TV in Harry's apartment is the fictional movie "Angels with Filthy Souls," which was seen in the movie "Home Alone." The director wanted a detective movie for the scene, and said: "We needed something and I hadn’t figured out what I was going to put on that TV yet...Just as a laugh, we got the movie that they shot for Home Alone off of YouTube...We could never beat it!"


Trivia: Reportedly The Pokemon Company was incredibly protective of the character Ash Ketchum, and wouldn't allow any references to the character at all in the movie. It was one of the only major rules they set for the production. (Along with the idea that Pokemon always had to "look adorable.").


Trivia: The original anime theme song is heard twice in the film. First during the filming of a promo for the Pokemon parade, and second when Pikachu sings a few lines from the song while walking sadly by himself towards the end of the film.


Trivia: There's a reference to the artificially-created Pokemon Mewtwo having escaped "twenty years ago." This is a bit of an inside joke, as the film was in production exactly twenty years after the release of the animated movie "Mewtwo Strikes Back," and that film deals with what happens after Mewtwo was created and escaped captivity.


Trivia: Ryan Reynolds has half-jokingly, half-seriously said that the studio could probably make an R-rated cut of "Detective Pikachu" if they wanted, because of all the jokes he improvised during the voice and motion-capture sessions. He described the process as "you throw a billion things up against the wall...", and said he'd sometimes come up with dozens of different variations for any given joke, which would range from child-friendly to for adults only.


Plot hole: While in the battle arena the vials with the purple R substance in them become broken, letting the gas out. All so the Pokémon seem to go crazy from it but Pikachu doesn't.

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Suggested correction: R gas made Pokémon crazed so human minds could be transferred to them. At that point, Pikachu already had a human mind inside him.

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