Not my first choice but the kids both wanted to see the Pokémon Detective Pikachu (2019) movie that came out in May. They both do love Pokémon and I haven’t spent as much time as I’ve wanted to recently, as my work schedule as been chaotic at best.
So we went.
The film stars Ryan Reynolds (voice of Pikachu), Justice Smith (the protagonist), Kathryn Newton (she was in Blockers), Bill Nighy, and others. In a world where Pokémon creatures freely roam the world, many seem to be also partnered up with humans. Not everyone has their own Pokémon, so I’m not sure what the deal is.
Justice Smith plays Tim Goodman. His father Harry is a police officer in Ryme City, and partnered up with Pikachu. One night, Harry goes missing during a police investigation, and Tim and Pikachu must partner up to solve the mystery of what happened. They soon discover there’s a fiendish plot afoot.
Okay, that’s it really. While the juxtaposition of Pokémon and live-action humans is pretty decent, the plot doesn’t make a lot of sense. It becomes more of an excuse to see the Pokémon in CG form. The acting was alright, but the plot was a bit nonsensical to me.