• Pablo Lario

Let's F*****g Pika-Roll!

As a fan of the Pokémon franchise, today is a great day to be alive, Pokémon Sword and Shield news just came out and... YIAAAAHHHH!. However, that's not exactly what we're talking about. It's Detective Pickachu time, baby!

That's right! It's true that the live action movie of our favorite yellow mouse Pikachu has been out for a couple weeks in cinemas, but, today, all Pokémon fans should gather together and start singing "Pika, Pika, Pikachu" as our sparky mouse is beating records in the real world (No time for gym leaders, Ash).

"Detective Pikachu" was clearly one of the great challenges of this 2019, due to the height of this almost sub-genre called live-action. Live action movies don't tend to go well, especially when talking about video games (Who doesn't remember the horrible adaptation of the Super Mario Brothers? My man... They're Italian! Not Americans!).

Pokémon has been for years one of the most fan-based universes in the history of video games, so getting rid of "the video game movies are all complete trash" stigma was not easy. With a discreet premiere, it seemed that Warner's movie had deflated in its early stages, even though it had brought together most fans and critics (Pokémon fans, the best. Gotta catch them all, right?).

However, the film has already achieved one of the first milestones that were demanded due to its great promotion and the premise of one of video games' most iconic charters. According to "Boxofficemojo" data (These guys are insane with numbers. Bip, bip, bip...), "Detective Pikachu" has already achieved the title of the highest grossing video game adaptation brought to the big screen in the United States (Pikachu has more titles than you ever will, Ash).

The film has already achieved about 131.6 million dollars, surpassing "Lara Croft: Tomb Raider." The popular video game super heroine managed to raise about 131.1 million, so the film directed by Rob Letterman and led by the voice of Ryan Reynolds (Captain Deadpool! No, just Deadpool) is already about 500 thousand dollars over the movie featuring Angelina Jolie, sorry Angy but I think Pikachu just threw a thunderstruck at you. Ouch!).

At the moment, the movie is close to reaching 400 million dollars box office worldwide, with "Rampage" (428 million dollars) and "Warcraft" (435 million dollars) leading the podium. Now, the question is simple: Will the world of "Pokémon" beat this mother f***** juicy record? Or will Pikachu continue his addiction to caffeine? Only future will tell (Kadabra, use premonition. It wasn't very effective).

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