Pokémon Detective Pikachu: Catch 'em all in London!
Pokémon: Detective Pikachu: “Pika Pika”
Pokémon: Detective Pikachu picks up the plot of the eponymous video game. Tim Goodman is looking for his father in the big city of Ryme City. This one is populated by humans and Pokémon living in harmony. Young Tim will walk around the city accompanied by one of those creatures that only he understands: Pikachu. The two apprentice investigators must solve a series of mysteries to trace Tim’s father.
The film picks up the story and arranges it to serve up a frighteningly captivating fiction. From beginning to end, the images are sublime, the pokémons are more real than life and the streets of London seem totally futuristic with a Japanese touch.
This was indeed the goal of the producers. But how do you make London such an avant-garde city?
Most of the wide plans of the city show a modern, futuristic and unusual building, the Gherkin. The building is one of the most emblematic of the British capital. The Gherkin is 180 metres high and consists of 41 storeys. Its shape is unmistakable and was awarded the Emporis Skyscraper Award in 2003.
The Leadenhall Building also plays a very important role in Pokémon: Detective Pikachu. This building serves as the headquarters for the gigantic CNM company created by the city’s founder, Howard Clifford (Bil Nighy). If the building has not yet been represented much in the cinema, we will find it in the dark rooms in August 2019 with the release of the spin-off of Fast and Furious, Hobbs and Shaw.
As mentioned in our previous article and in our London guide to 1000 cult places from films, series, music, comics and novelsCharlotte Road serves as a night market in which Tim (Justice Smith) and Pikachu (Ryan Reynolds) take a walk just after meeting and escaping from some very aggressive Aipoms.
There is not only London in life
In addition to London, Scotland also has a special place in the film. The research centre where Mewtwo is being held is located in the Highlands. Tim and Lucy’s (Kathryn Newton) crazy escape into the woods is one of the most memorable scenes in the feature film, but it was shot in Hampshire.
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