Pokémon Detective Pikachu

audience Reviews

, 79% Audience Score
  • Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars
    The story and humor are entertaining when the duo Reynolds and Smith show up. I’m not that big of a Pokémon fan and still have no idea about their cards and video games, but this adventure filled with heavily realistic CGI for the creatures makes it clear to me that Pokémon is really something special, even if the third act is a bit disappointing.
  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
    It's cool to see a video game in a movie, many liked it, I did too, excellent movie
  • Rating: 3.5 out of 5 stars
    it was missing wolverine
  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars
    As a Pokémon fan that grew up with these creatures, I loved this movie.
  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
    I loved Pokemon and Deadpool
  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
    Detective Pikachu is a surprisingly great movie. I'm not a Pokémon fan. I don't dislike it, I just only know the bare minimum about it. This movie does a fantastic job at making this perfectly accessible for someone like me. A lot of the humor that is for Pokémon fans, actually works just as well for someone that doesn't know a lot about it. The humor that's not specifically targeted towards Pokémon is also great in this, with some laugh out loud moments throughout. They also do a great job at taking the world of Pokémon, and making a new world that stays true to original. The best part of this movie, is probably the world that they created. It's really cool to see this world with Pokémon walking around this city, and seeing how the technology is made for them, while still being like the technology the real world has. The special effects are fantastic in this, with all of the Pokémon looking perfect. I'm gonna be completely honest and say, I like Pikachu better with Ryan Reynolds' voice coming out of him. Ryan Reynolds does a fantastic job at bringing his hilarious personality to this world. Justice Smith is also great in this. He brings the perfect amount awkward and charm to the character, and does a great job talking to fake Pokémon. If you told me that they got real Pokémon and he was talking to them, I might actually believe you, because the CGI along with the acting, is that great. The film is also surprisingly emotional, with the main character's relationship with his dad. The mystery throughout the film is fine enough, considering that this is a kids movie, but you can really see the ending of this coming from a mile away. Also, I'd be lying if I ALL of the jokes landed, because there were a few that didn't quite work. This is a really good movie, and I would love a sequel.
  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars
    It's as Good as Dead pool.
  • Rating: 0.5 out of 5 stars
    Worse than I anticipated. There are so many things it tries tries to be (a live action Noir-ish anime, a shameless cash grab, and a sincere emotional story about a young man trying to find his father) that each disconnected element ends up canceling all the others out. What's left is barely a movie.
  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars
    This is my favourite video game movie of all time, even after the release of both sonic movies, the Mario movie and the FNAF movie. That's not even mentioning the mortal kombat movie that released in the same year. I really wished I had seen this in theatres because it is truly an amazing film, some critics say it has narrative flaws, but in the thousands of times I have seen this movie I see no flaws anywhere, even when looking at it critically. I loved Ryan's performance as pikachu and Justin did incredible as Tim Goodman. It is rare that a movie based on a video game is hundreds times better than the actual game. And that is because the movie has a proper ending, hell it has a better story overall. Now I haven't played the original game but from what I have heard, it's not that good, so how did this get a movie? I have no idea, but I'm glad it did. And with the original game getting a sequel, I really hope the movie does as well, even though the movie has a perfect ending, it still left room for more. In conclusion, perfect movie. 5 stars, no other will take its place as my #1 Video Game movie of all time.
  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
    A fun, creative movie that's a step in the right direction for Pokémon. Is it perfect? No. But it has heart, the animation is gorgeous and it doesn't take itself too seriously. And what's better is it's a film that kids can enjoy but also very obviously aimed at it's older fans.