I attended an advanced screening of this film. All opinions are my own.
“The story begins when ace detective Harry Goodman goes mysteriously missing, prompting his 21-year-old son Tim to find out what happened. Aiding in the investigation is Harry’s former Pokémon partner, Detective Pikachu: a hilariously wise-cracking, adorable super-sleuth who is a puzzlement even to himself. Finding that they are uniquely equipped to communicate with one another, Tim and Pikachu join forces on a thrilling adventure to unravel the tangled mystery. Chasing clues together through the neon-lit streets of Ryme City – a sprawling, modern metropolis where humans and Pokémon live side by side in a hyper-realistic live-action world – they encounter a diverse cast of Pokémon characters and uncover a shocking plot that could destroy this peaceful co-existence and threaten the whole Pokémon universe.”-©Warner Bros.
I am not very knowledgeable about Pokémon. I have been excited to see Detective Pikachu because I thought it looked entertaining. Also, because I loved that Ryan Reynolds was voicing Pikachu. Pokémon Detective Pikachu was a fun movie.
Visually, this movie looked fantastic. All the little Pokémon creatures were animated great and integrated very well into the live action environment.
This movie was really funny. There was a lot of laughing in my screening of the film. Some of the jokes were inappropriate though but most the little kids didn’t understand them.
The glue that really held this film together for me was Ryan Reynolds’ vocal performance. He brought a lot of humor, cuteness, and heart to the role.
I do feel like this movie was definitely made for the die hard Pokémon fans. I didn’t know what some of the little creatures were so I was a bit confused. The filmmakers did explain some of them so that did help.
This movie is rated PG “for action/peril, some rude and suggestive humor, and thematic elements.” I did think there was a little more language than most PG films. There were also a few scary moments with some of the Pokémon. There are also themes about loss and death.
Overall, I had fun watching Pokémon Detective Pikachu. If you are a Pokémon fan, this is definitely a movie for you!
Pokémon Detective Pikachu is now playing in theaters!!
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