Are we all in agreement that Ryan Reynolds is the coolest human being on the planet? Reynolds has always been incredibly funny, but over the past five years or so he’s become a marketing genius and the best troll on the internet. Reynolds voices the iconic character Pikachu in the Pokemon Detective Pikachu film that’s releasing in theatres later today. In a shocking turn of events, the actor leaked the entire Pokemon Detective Pikachu film online earlier this morning.
Check out his tweet below:
— Ryan Reynolds (@VancityReynolds) May 7, 2019
But of course, anyone who’s familiar with Ryan Reynolds and his ridiculously awesome nonsense was already anticipating a troll video as we clicked the link. The man famous for playing Deadpool did not disappoint. The clip opens with the Warner Bros and Legendary Pictures logo. Then we get a scene from Detective Pikachu that very well could’ve been the actual opening scene of the movie. And then… Pikachu starts dancing and dancing and dancing for the next 1 hour and 40 minutes.
Of course, the majority of the internet ate it up. One YouTube commenter by the name of Cybernet Marionette dropped this gem in the comment section:
“A bold and unconventional direction, but I think Ryan pulled it off well. Gripping stoyline, breathtaking visuals, a killer soundtrack, and action that doesn’t overstay its welcome and feels bloated. Cinematography was a little lacking, but overall I think this was a great film.”
“My favorite part is when Pikachu grabs the Infinity Gauntlet and uses it to kill Dumbledore. 7.9/10 would see again.”
But nothing is funnier than the 9.8k dislikes this video received. I can’t help but smile when I think of all the angry pirates who clicked on the video excitedly only to realised they’ve been rickrolled. The world doesn’t deserve Ryan Reynolds.
Pokemon Detective Pikachu official synopsis:
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(Ryan Reynolds), 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.