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Pokémon Detective Pikachu | Movie Review

“Detective Pikachu: I can’t help but notice your childhood bed is a Pikachu bed.

Tim Goodman: It’s a coincidence.

Detective Pikachu: I’m sorry, what? I couldn’t hear you. I’ve never been so flattered and creeped out at the same time. Are you gonna turn me into a lampshade?”

If you’re looking for a review from someone who loves Pokémon, has grown up with Pokémon and was obsessed with the trading cards, TV Shows and Pokémon Go, I’m afraid you’re in the wrong place.

If you’re looking for a review from someone who is aware of Pokémon, can name only one or two (three at a push) but watched the trailer, found it funny and thought “I’ll give it a go” – then I’m you’re girl.

Pokémon Detective Pikachu tells the story of a young man who, upon looking through his missing fathers things, meets a Pikachu. There’s more than one mystery to unfold, and Tim plus Pikachu might just be the ones to solve them. 

My Thoughts

Personally I really enjoyed this movie. If you’re a fan of Pokémon, I imagine you will have a much higher appreciation for all the characters included. I went in with the expectation of a movie primarily target towards a younger audience. I expected a fun and funny movie made better by the voice of Ryan Reynolds.

This isn’t Deadpool but Ryan Reynolds delivers.

The slight downside of this being aimed towards kids is that it does make the plot slightly predictable however, it didn’t at all take away from my enjoyment of the film.

I’ll also say that the ending disorientated me slightly. It was a good ending however, it was slightly rushed – or at least, that’s how I felt.

Justice Smith and Ryan Reynolds were brilliant. A surprise was Rita Ora. I wasn’t expecting her, and honestly didn’t recognise her immediately, but she has a very distinctive voice. I also really liked Kathryn Newton.

All in all it was a cute and fun movie which I would definitely watch again. 

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