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