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Pokémon Detective Pikachu (2019)

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In a world where people collect Pokémon to do battle, a boy comes across an intelligent talking Pikachu who seeks to be a detective.

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Rob Letterman

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Dan Hernandez (screenplay by), Benji Samit (screenplay by) | 11 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ryan Reynolds ... Detective Pikachu
Justice Smith ... Tim Goodman
Kathryn Newton ... Lucy Stevens
Bill Nighy ... Howard Clifford
Ken Watanabe ... Lieutenant Hide Yoshida
Chris Geere ... Roger Clifford
Suki Waterhouse ... Ms. Norman
Josette Simon Josette Simon ... Grams
Alejandro De Mesa ... Bartender
Rita Ora ... Dr. Ann Laurent
Karan Soni ... Jack
Max Fincham ... Young Tim Goodman
Simone Ashley ... Girlfriend
Edward Davis ... Boyfriend
Diplo ... DJ
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Storyline

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.

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for action/peril, some rude and suggestive humor, and thematic elements. | See all certifications »

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Official Sites:

Filmnegah.com [Iran] | Official Site | See more »

Country:

USA | Japan | Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 May 2019 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Pokemon See more »

Filming Locations:

London, England, UK See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$150,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$54,365,242, 12 May 2019, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$102,822,622, 23 May 2019

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$312,617,729, 22 May 2019
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Surround 7.1 | Dolby Atmos | Dolby Atmos (Dolby Atmos+Vision)| DTS (DTS: X)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Trivia

According to a report from May of 2016, Nintendo could possibly release more feature films based on its video games. Its last movie was Super Mario Bros. (1993), which the company considered a flop. See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Tim Goodman: I don't need a Pokémon, period,
Detective Pikachu: Then what about a world-class detective? Because if you wanna find your pops, I'm your best bet. We're gonna do this, you and me.
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Crazy Credits

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 »


Soundtracks

LE FANTOME DE SAINT BECHET
Written by Glenn Crytzer (as Glenn Paul Crytzer)
Performed by Glenn Crytzer (as Glenn Crytzer's Savoy Seven)
Courtesy of The Music Playground
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Great! If you like Pokémon.
5 May 2019 | by peterhye-nielsenSee all my reviews

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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