Review: Pokémon Detective Pikachu (2019)

When it comes to video game-to-movie adaptations, we are not exactly in the best territory of cinema, as often the question isn’t, ‘which are the best?’ but rather ‘which are the least awful?’ Often the issue is that you never get a feeling anyone onboard was a big fan of the material itself or even remotely familiar with it, and after misfires like Street Fighter, Super Mario Bros. and Hitman you find slim pickings, with only Duncan Jones’ vastly underrated Warcraft – The Beginning standing as the sole great offering. Well, that all changes with this giddy take on the 2016 game Detective Pikachu and Satoshi Tajiri’s international sensation on which it is inspired.

The world of Pokémon is one beloved by various age groups and the fanbase remains as invested as they ever have and in Rob Letterman’s Pokémon Detective Pikachu fans finally get the live-action film they have waited years to see.
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