Pokémon Detective Pikachu

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79% Audience Score79%
  • 1.5 of 5 stars
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    Ryan Reynolds is likable as always, but not enough to save this train wreck. Stiff acting, a horribly convoluted story and perhaps most annoyingly, a mismanaged use of the license.
  • 5 of 5 stars
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    I usually hate most movies, this one was amazing!
  • 3 of 5 stars
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    The story kind of sucked, and I expected to see a lot more Pokémon, more battling, and more interactions. Regardless it’s live action Pokémon, and I’ll watch any they release.
  • 2.5 of 5 stars
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    Detective Pikachu is surprisingly not awful. It's not particularly good, but it's not awful. Its two young leads are very well cast, Ryan Reynolds is funny, it has some heart, and there's even a charming little twist that ties the whole thing together. I also really liked the kid-friendly Blade Runner look to the city. Unfortunately, next to nothing was done with its "detective" theme. Instead of aping Who Framed Roger Rabbit, they tried to force Marvel levels of action into a story that didn't warrant it.
  • 2.5 of 5 stars
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    Firstly our lead character is boring as hell, secondly our villain is generic as hell, and finally and most importantly for a mystery, this movie's plot is predictable as hell. Great creature designs though. 5/10
  • 3 of 5 stars
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    Story wasn't anything great. It was cool seeing pokemon in a live action movie. Some pokemon were hilarious and pikachu was VERY funny throughout. WATCH IT--if bored and it's on TV.
  • 1.5 of 5 stars
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    This is plain old, ordinary bad. My son who grew up on Pokémon enjoyed the memories and nods to the show. So maybe, you just had to be there.
  • 3.5 of 5 stars
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    Finally, A video game movie that’s actually awesome
  • 2 of 5 stars
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    I watched this on a long plane ride, and this was supposed to alleviate my headache. Only sometimes managed to make me forget about it, but also sometimes exacerbated the situation. I thought the graphics would be better, and more believable, but that applied only some of the time. And the storyline/plot-in-general was fairly lame. Didn't grow up playing these games, only ever played one, liked it and moved on with my life. More than I can say about how I feel for this movie.
  • 4 of 5 stars
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    DID NOT expect that ending. Only issue was that a lot of it felt set-piecey and most of the actual mystery was expositioned or plot-convenienced away. Also, two specific Pokemon were shown as if the entire species(?) was like SPECIFIC INDIVIDUALS were described in the show.