Pokémon: Detective Pikachu (2019) Review


Pokémon: Detective Pikachu (2019)

Directed By: Rob Letterman

Starring: Ryan Reynolds, Justice Smith, Kathryn Newton, Suki Waterhouse, Omar Chaparro, Chris Geere, Ken Watanabe and Bill Nighy

Synopsis: 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, wise-cracking, adorable super-sleuth Detective Pikachu. Finding that they are uniquely equipped to work together, as Tim is the only human who can talk with Pikachu, they join forces to unravel the tangled mystery.

Review: The Trailer for this looked incredibly funny and having Ryan Reynolds voicing Pikachu made the movie more appealing, so I was instantly drawn to it.

Maybe I was expecting to much of the movie or maybe the trailer just showed us the funny bits, but the movie was quite boring. Their wasn’t any amazing or memorable fight sequences. The trailer highlighted the Charizard vs Pikachu fight but it wasn’t really a fight at all. The finale of the movie we get a taste of some battle, but a taste is all it is, not a very not worthy finale or one that will be remembered.

The characters in the movie are not interesting in the slightest and had no qualities that drew you them, they were all rather annoying. Pikachu wasn’t really funny or memorable either. The writing for this film was either rushed, done while filming or just terrible writing.

The one highlight of the movie was the CGI for the Pokémon, it was done superbly and the scenes of Pokémon roaming around and next to human characters was stunning. Seeing some of the characters from my childhood was so nostalgic and it did make me smile.

Overall I would say wait until it hits Netflix or TV as there are much better movies at the cinema right now, apart from stunning CGI the movie falls flat everywhere else.


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