Pokemon: Detective Pikachu (2019)

Pokemon: Detective Pikachu (2019)
  • 127450
  • PG
  • Genre: Animation
  • Release year: 2019 ()
  • Running time: \N min
  • Original Title: Detective Pikachu
  • Voted: 127450

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.

1Ryan ReynoldsDetective Pikachu
2Suki Waterhouse\N
3Kathryn NewtonLucy
4Bill Nighy\N
  • I liked it but I wanted to love it by 7

    I've loved Pokémon my whole life and this was the most excited about Pokemon developments since Pokemon go. Whilst there is nothing to hate about the film I couldn't describe it as more than reasonably good and mildly enjoyable where as I was hoping to be blown away throughout. Having said that I'm excited to see where the franchise goes movie wise in the future as it certainly has potential.

  • I give it a 6 by 6

    I give it a 6 just for Ryan Renolds an for pokemons which look very nice. But, overall the movie is very stupid. It is sad they had such a great background and they could't produce a cool movie.

  • Really fun, great movie! by 10

    We saw this movie at one of the AMC early preview shows on May 2nd, and I'm so glad we did.Why? Because "video game movies" are something that historically were a "wait til it's on TV" type of thing - no real reason to see them on the big screen; they weren't much different than the games they came from.Detective Pikachu, on the other hand, is an actual movie. Yes, it's set in a world where Pokémon actually exist, and this one can talk to both humans and Pokémon (Doctor Doolittle, anyone?), but unlike a "video game movie", the plot isn't just a vehicle for the setting. It's an actual mystery/adventure, with characters you come to care about, both human and not. Twists and surprises and feels. All the parts of a great flick.One thing that surprised me was how I was amazed by the emotions expressed by the Pikachu character - not only did he feel "real" in the movie, his face, ears, body language conveyed emotion clearly and strongly. It's hard to explain, it was kind of like a cross between looking at a child and a puppy... I don't know how they did it, but when Pikachu was saddened, you *felt* it; when happy, you knew it...Finally, I also do have to say that all of us were concerned about the "Deadpool factor" - which turned out to be a non-issue. Ryan Reynolds is a great actor, and like any great actor, you only see and hear the character he's playing - not his past ones.Excellent movie for all ages, even if you're not a Pokémon fan, you'll enjoy it.

  • This movie is literally what my 10-year old self was dreaming of when Pkmn first came out by 10

    I'm not really a fan of CGI heavy action-flicks like this (Marvel etc), but I wanted to watch this movie for the pure nostalgia. As a kid I used to fantasize about a well made live action Pokémon movie and I thought it was never going to be made, so I entered the cinema trying to go back to the head-space of 10-year~ old me. and boy was I surprised! What I wanted most out of this movie was to see an overabundance of Pokémon everywhere just fighting and doing Pokémon-stuff. And this is exactly what this movie did. I think they re-used the same Pokémons and even models a bit too much but that's a very minor critique.This movie stayed true to the Pokémon franchise very few (if any) other video game adaptations has done. I do have to note that it feels like a huge homage to everyone who grew up with Pokémon, and I'm not sure how the younger generation would think of it. But I sure hope they keep doing them.

    The biggest downfall of this movie was honestly the story and plot. I didn't really care for it at all and sometimes during the more plot-heavy moments I got a bit bored while waiting for the next "Pokémon-thing" to happen. I'm still giving it a 10/10 just for surprising the **** out of me! Woho!

  • Outstanding! by 10

    Being a Pokemon fan for many years I was very hesitant when the trailer first came out and especially with the stigma around video games getting movie adaptions that never work out but in this case THEY DELIVERED!

    Ryan Reynolds once again continues to deliver amazing comedy while also tugging at our heartstrings in serious moments.The storyline for the movie was great and Rita Ora was a great adaption to the movie, her part as the scientist was surprising well given the common fact that not many singers can't act but I was pleasantly happy, hoping to see her more.

    The movie itself has an amazing storyline that I won't give away, the real life adaptions of the Pokemon are beautiful and it's almost exactly how I'd imagine them if they were in the real world, the effects are amazing!

    Go watch this movie!

1Rob Lettermandirector
2Nicole Perlmanwriter
3Satoshi Tajiriwriter
4Atsuko Nishidawriter
5Alex Hirschwriter
6Tomokazu Oharawriter