Pokémon Detective Pikachu

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  • 4 of 5 stars
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    I really liked this movie. It really captured the feel of Pokemon, with the action, the music, and the incredible CGI. I mean seriously, those Pokemon looked 100% real.
  • 1.5 of 5 stars
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    I thought I was going to laugh a lot more than I did and the acting, emotion and scripted dialog was poor.
  • 2 of 5 stars
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    Despite the great pokemon design and its good twist, Pokémon Detective Pikachu doesn't add much to Pokemon's world. It is much worse than a lot of its animated movies universe, the cast, exceptuating the great Pikachu voice work by Ryan Reynolds, isn't much charismatic and the story is kinda rush and kinda formulaic.
  • 3 of 5 stars
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    It was cool to see these creatures I grew up playing with in a "realistic" depiction, but the story could be considered worse than some of the animated movies.
  • 3.5 of 5 stars
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    Electric chemistry between Justice Smith and Ryan Reynolds (who is hilariously adorable as Pikachu), compelling world-building, and a fun mystery culminate into a fun summer film that will delight both kids and their parents. I was truly surprised by this, despite the film's strange ending.
  • 3 of 5 stars
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    Just because we've grown up doesn't mean we have to stop enjoying the things we loved doing as a child. Detective Pikachu will be enjoyable for Pokemon fans of all ages. The Blade Runner style city backdrop helps the pocket monster characters fit perfectly in to the real world.
  • 3.5 of 5 stars
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    Growing up the biggest thing any one talked about and played with was Pokemon. Pokemon Cards, Pokemon TV Shows, and of course Pokemon Video Games were all the rage in the late 90's early 2000's (it almost seems like I am doing the Spaceballs Merchandising bit right now) . There have been Animated Pokemon movies in the past but when we found out they were finally doing a live action Poke Movie, it definitely peaked my interest. Detective Pikachu is directed by veteran animator Rob Letterman, and it brings his skill of putting real people with animated figures. I will be reviewing this like an animated movie though because I feel like that is the better way to grade this based on the visuals and story. Animation – A There were humans in this movie, but I was really wondering how the Pokemon were going to look side by side with humans. They looked incredible, from Pikachu, to the Squirtle Squad, to Mewtwo and on and on. They all fit in so well and did not really take me out of the movie at all. Cast – C+ Ryan Reynolds was obviously great as Pikachu, but that is his schtick so I expect him to be great. Everyone else was just ok for me, and that started with main character Justice Smith. He was not very compelling as a main character and that was one of the problems with this movie. Bill Nighy as the villain was just bland as well and did not get me excited. Story – C The first hour is great when you are learning about Rhyme City, and the interactions with all the Pokemon. Once the major plot fills in, the movie loses some steam and does not have the same magic. I also really did not like the twist at the end and made me rethink some of the movie and made me contemplate the future of a potential Pokemon universe. But also…Bulbasours For a video game movie and a Pokemon movie, this turned out better than anyone could have possibly expected. Sure it was not perfect and left a lot of narrative room to be desired, I walked away thinking there was something there in this very cool world. So props to Rob Letterman and the whole team for making a lot of 2000's kids dreams come true. Juice Rating: 71/100
  • 5 of 5 stars
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    I loved seeing Ryan Reynolds in this movie he made pikachu comical
  • 3.5 of 5 stars
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    Unrealisitc movie with a plot clearly aimed at children. The only thing better than the lack luster story is the amazing CGI and interesting premise of mixing pokemon in the real world. A nice plot twist adds depth to the story, but with characters that barely get any developement and act like children, it really detracts from the show. You can hold onto the suspension when it came to the CGI but when it came to character, plot convience, story, motives, etc, it really pulls you out. The nostalga and CGI really carry this movie and if you're not a fan I would not reccomend watching it. Ryan Renolds carries this movie and the humour but it really needs an overhall in writing. Come for a good time and an enjoyable experience but not for a compelling story unless you're 5. ALSO the girl is a cutie <3
  • 3 of 5 stars
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    I love Pokémon, but it doesn't mean I appreciate the movie. If you are a fan of Pokémon, it impresses you just like me, but it has no interesting characters or an original plot. it is enjoyable