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.
When Tim and Pikachu are searching the lab, they see footage that states that Mewtwo was created and escaped Kanto 20 years ago. Pokémon: The First Movie came out in 1999 (in the USA; it was released in Japan in 1998), 20 years before the events of this movie and featured Mewtwo. See more »
From the top floor of Howard Clifford's building, after Tim Goodman removes the transmitter from Clifford's head inducing Mewtwo and Pikachu's fall, Tim miraculously finds himself downstairs in a matter of seconds. 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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