Pokémon Detective Pikachu

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Pokémon Detective Pikachu

Pokémon Detective Pikachu

Release Date: 05/10/2019 (GB)
Rating: PG

Original Language    :    English
Release Date    :    05/10/2019 (GB)
Genre    :    Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Time    :    01 Hours 45 Minutes
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In a world where people collect pocket-size monsters (Pokémon) to do battle, a boy comes across an intelligent monster who seeks to be a detective.

Rating:   IMDb  / 4.5

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written by msbreviews on 9 May 2019
If you enjoy reading my Spoiler-Free reviews, please follow my blog :) I'm going to write it straight away: I didn't enjoy Pokémon Detective Pikachu as much as I wanted to. In some ways, it disappointed me. Now, you're probably thinking “oh, he's one of those people who never saw or played Pokémon in his life, and now he's going to destroy the film because he never understood it”. Not even close. There are always three groups of people when it comes to these famous franchises that have massive fandoms: the hardcore fans who follow the respective saga since it was created and never once stopp... read the rest.

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written by Gimly on 10 June 2019
The core story is just... So dumb. And the dialogue between genuinely any two characters that doesn't involve the titular Pikachu made me real uncomfortable. But I adore the world that holds it up. Watching Detective Pikachu was like drinking hot chocolate by the campfire in winter. Even my roommate who had to be dragged to the thing kicking and screaming ended up having a wholesome good time. Final rating:★★★ - I liked it. Would personally recommend you give it a go.

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written by Yinse on 17 June 2019
The movie did not have the best story, it was very much like the original Pokemon the Movie where Ash dies, in the hands of Mewtwo, just switched up a little. The animation and visual affects were really well done. There were some funny parts, although a lot of it seemed really dry.

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written by Sheldon Nylander on Nylander on 24 August 2019
Having never played the 'Detective Pikachu' game, I can't attest as to the film's faithfulness to the source material. As a movie on its own merits and with a passing knowledge of Pokemon, I found that I enjoyed this more than I thought I would going in. It has a decent narrative structure (although the villain reveal is a little out-of-left-field; they probably could have used a little more buildup) and likable if somewhat cookie -cutter characters. But, WOW, is the tone inconsistent! Most of the movie gets surprisingly serious and dark early on, and for parts of the film Ryan Reynolds feels m... read the rest.

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