Pokémon Detective Pikachu

Review: Pokémon Detective Pikachu

17 May 19

It's adorable in the weirdest way

This movie is fun, adorable, and weird.

I was never into Pokemon as a kid so I only knew the bare minimum going into it. I felt like they could have developed the world the characters lived in a bit more but it didn't go too deep and was quite a lighthearted and funny film.

Pikachu is definitely the highlight of this movie. He's adorable yet a humorous character thanks to the voice acting of Ryan Reynold, which makes it seem like it wouldn't work but it does.
I didn't care much for the main guy, Tim Goodman (played by Justice Smith) so his deep character storyline with his father, didn't hit me in the feels all that well.

At times it can be quite cheesy especially with the villains of this film but what more could I expect from a Pikachu movie?
The animation is great and you can see the attention to detail put into all the Pokemon and made me want to get into the franchise a bit more since they were so adorable.

Overall, it's a pretty entertaining film especially if you're a Pokemon fan since you'll probably get excited seeing different characters or terms you're already familiar with, but just don't go expecting it to be a deep and cinematic detective movie.