If its initial score holds steady, Detective Pikachu might just become the highest-rated video game adaptation on Rotten Tomatoes.
According to the review website, Detective Pikachu was sitting at 73% across 33 reviews earlier today. That number has slightly changed since then, with the film now holding a 70% rating across 37 reviews. Still, this score looks good for Detective Pikachu and opens up the possibility that it might just become the first major video game adaptation with a "Certified Fresh" rating. The website currently lists two 2018 films behind Detective Pikachu: Rampage at 52% and Tomb Raider at 51%.
There's always a good chance that this score will change for better or worse, especially as there are a lot of reviews unaccounted for. However, Warner Bros. seems confident in the film, as there are reports the studio has already developing a sequel, though it's likely the financial success will play a major role in those plans. Early predictions have indicated a strong opening in the $75 million range. There are also reports Warner Bros. is working on a live-action adaptation of Pokemon Red and Blue.
Directed by Rob Letterman from a script written by Dan Hernandez and Benji Samit, Detective Pikachu stars Justice Smith, Kathryn Newton, Ken Watanabe and the voice of Ryan Reynolds. The film opens in theaters on May 10.