Movie Review: Detective Pikachu
This film is directed by Rob Letterman and it stars Ryan Reynolds, Justice Smith, Kathryn Newton, Bill Nighy, Chris Geere and Ken Watanabe.
This film is about the game and show of Pikachu. Detective Pikachu (Ryan Reynolds) has had some memory loss and must find out what happened to his memory and to his previous partner Harry, who happens to be Tim’s (Justice Smith) father.
This film is full of cuteness!! As a 90s kid, Pokémon was around a lot but I wasn’t the biggest fan it never caught my interest. I’m completely sure a lot of the references to the show/game just flew over my head. I went into this film hoping for some laughs and for some “awwwwws” and that’s exactly what I got. It was fun to be in a full screening of this film and the entire audience (myself included) were just saying awwwww. Some scenes were visually stunning as the CGI in the film is quite good. The acting was great! Ryan Reynolds was fun and entertaining as Pikachu. I know I have a very unpopular opinion but I’m the biggest fan of the Deadpool films (don’t get me wrong I do like them but I don’t love them like most) and I was able to watch this film without thinking of Deadpool. Justice Smith does a solid job too and his relationship with Reynolds is very believable. There is a scene where I got a bit teary as the emotional scenes did get to me. I feel like I must give a shoutout to Omar Chaparro!! It was nice seeing a familiar Latino/Hispanic actor on screen specially on a film of this caliber. My favorite scene is definitely the one with Pikachu, Tim and the meme Pokemon. I had fun with the action scenes. I also had lots of fun being immersed in this world where the Pokemons and humans live together. Although this film is formulaic and the story isn’t original, it’s well made and you have fun watching the movie. If you’re a big Pokémon fan then this film is for you! If you’re not the biggest fan (like myself) you’ll still have a good time. Overall this is a good time in the movie theater. I would recommend to go see it.
I give this film a 7 out of 10