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.
Ditto's ability to transform into a compatible mate becomes pretty disturbing when it transforms into Tim's love interest Lucy. See more »
In one scene, Tim says something about "the Greninjas being set free." The plural form of a Pokemon is the same as the singular form, so he should have said "the Greninja were being set free." Other characters in the movie get this right. See more »
They try to talk to me all the time, but all they hear is "Pika-pika!"
[to a person's girlfriend, asking if she can understand Pikachu speaking]
You can hear him... right?
[in his Pokemon voice]
Yeah, pika-pika-pika! He's adorable!
[to the girlfriend]
[pause, knowing that only Tim can understand him]
They can't understand me, kid.
[exasperated, knowing that no one can understand Pikachu]
Can no-one else hear him?
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The closing credits appear in a sequence of manga/anime images of events/characters from the film. The characters mimic the artwork of lead Pokémon series designer, Ken Sugimori. See more »
As the titel says, this movie is great, but only if you like Pokémon.
If you are a long time Pokémon fan you will love this movie, but if you don't like Pokémon, if Pokémon doesn't really interest you or the small chance that you've never heard about it, most of the movie will not be very interesting.
There's a lot of inside jokes and the likes. I'm not saying you need large amount of Pokémon knowledge to watch this movie, but if you need to google Mewtwo or Psyduck to know what they are, then this movie is most likely not for you.
Okay, enough about that. This movie is the best game adaptation I've seen to date. It's funny, the visual effects are amazing and it has heart when it wants to. There is something for all ages. Pikachu is adorable and Ryan Reynolds is really great. The human actors are unfortunately this movies weak point. Justice Smith is good and Bill Nighy is Bill Nighy, but the rest are not great and mostly not believable (they're not terrible though), fortunately they don't get that much screentime.
The plot is good, but a bit predictable (gets a little wierd in the end).
Just to clear up my thoughts, Ryan Reynolds and the Pokémons really makes this movie for me.
For me it's an 8 out of 10.
Hope this helps any potential moviegoer.
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