Warner Bros. trolls Detective Pikachu fans with a fake YouTube leak of the whole movie
Warner Bros. knows that people are anxiously awaiting Detective Pikachu, so the studio hit Pokémon fans with a trollish treat. A complete version of the film is available to watch on YouTube now, but while it’s labeled like an illegal rip of the movie — or the innumerable scams that try to lure naïve users by promising offsite illegal rips of movies — it’s not exactly the Detective Pikachu fans were expecting.
This version of Detective Pikachu is a surprising, jovial, and ridiculous jaunt. It’s less Detective Pikachu and more Dancing Queen Pikachu. Star Ryan Reynolds doesn’t have a noticeable role in this 100-minute film, although his name does appear in the corner of the screen, making the film appear like a leaked personal screener….