Pokémon Detective Pikachu (2019) Movie Poster
Summary : In a world where people collect Pokémon to do battle, a boy comes across an intelligent talking Pikachu who seeks to be a detective.
Director: Rob Letterman
Writers: Dan Hernandez (screenplay by), Benji Samit (screenplay by)
Stars: Ryan Reynolds, Justice Smith, Kathryn Newton
complete IMDB Info : https://www.imdb.com/title/tt5884052/
subtitle : https://subscene.com/subtitles/pokemon-detective-pikachu
We saw this movie at one of the AMC early preview shows on May 2nd, and I’m so glad we did. Why? Because “video game movies” are something that historically were a “wait til it’s on TV” type of thing – no real reason to see them on the big screen; they weren’t much different than the games they came from. Detective Pikachu, on the other hand, is an actual movie. Yes, it’s set in a world where Pokémon actually exist, and this one can talk to both humans and Pokémon (Doctor Doolittle, anyone?), but unlike a “video game movie”, the plot isn’t just a vehicle for the setting. It’s an actual mystery/adventure, with characters you come to care about, both human and not. Twists and surprises and feels. All the parts of a great flick. One thing that surprised me was how I was amazed by the emotions expressed by the Pikachu character – not only did he feel “real” in the movie, his face, ears, body language conveyed emotion clearly and strongly. It’s hard to explain, it was kind of like a cross between looking at a child and a puppy… I don’t know how they did it, but when Pikachu was saddened, you *felt* it; when happy, you knew it… Finally, I also do have to say that all of us were concerned about the “Deadpool factor” – which turned out to be a non-issue. Ryan Reynolds is a great actor, and like any great actor, you only see and hear the character he’s playing – not his past ones. Excellent movie for all ages, even if you’re not a Pokémon fan, you’ll enjoy it.