In a masterful troll job slash marketing stunt, a YouTube account called Inspector Pikachu posted a video titled “POKÉMON Detective Pikachu: Full Picture.” It’s long enough to be a feature film, but if you’re hoping to watch the actual movie you’re out of luck.
We see Tim Goodman, the protagonist of the film, walking the streets of Ryme City, a Tokyoesque metropolis with plenty of cars, an elevated train, and several Pokémon flying around. We spotted a Charmander, Squirtle, and Dodrio, among others.
The music, to this point sparse, piano-driven, and pensive, gives way to a new song, an upbeat electronic number that sounds straight out of the ’80s. Goodman looks to his left and the video cuts to the now-familiar CGI Pikachu wearing his detective’s hat and dancing in a studio, pastel neon lights in the background.
And he keeps dancing. And dancing. And dancing. For the next hour and forty minutes or so the same repetitive song plays and the same chipper Pokémon energetically kicks and spins along with the music.
The funniest dad on Twitter, promptly tweeted out the video under the guise of reporting a leak to Warner Bros., thereby ensuring that his 13.6 million followers would see it.
— Ryan Reynolds (@VancityReynolds) May 7, 2019
As for the movie itself, even Reynolds’s toughest critics are giving it positive reviews. You can see it for yourself this Friday, but until then sit back and enjoy Pikachu’s dance moves below.