Pokémon Detective Pikachu Is Witty, Fun, and Wonderfully Adapted Pokémon Detective Pikachu Is Witty, Fun, and Wonderfully Adapted

10 May , 2019

Gotta catch em all! Or maybe it’s gotta find em all? Whatever it might be here, this movie hit the nail on the head for a Pokémon live-action adaptation.

Warning: Spoilers ahead! If you haven’t seen Detective Pikachu, turn back now!

Live Action Pokémon at their best

If you’re a Pokemon fan, you want a life where catching Pokémon is real. Yeah… Pokemon Go is as close as you can get. But Detective Pikachu brings your favorite little monsters to life in ways unimaginable. The Pokemon mirror their video game counterparts with realistic fur and animal characteristics, but the animated look still holds up! Pikachu looks like a legit fur pet I’d want to nurture. But it’s not just the look that helps, it’s much more.

The world is created for Pokemon partners in a relationship similar to dogs and owners. Detective Pikachu created a setting where Pokemon were a norm. They each had personalities that matched what you’d expect from them. Seeing Pokemon cross the road, walk alongside humans and by themselves was incredible. It was EXACTLY what we wanted and more. But it wasn’t just the Pokemon…

The cast chemistry was gold

First and foremost, Ryan Reynolds as Pikachu didn’t completely remind me of Deadpool. He’s got a particular style that FITS Deadpool, but it fits a talking Pikachu as well! Ryan Reynolds and Justice Smith are HILARIOUS together! Justice played a young man who didn’t want a Pokemon while Ryan Reynolds played a Pikachu who “lost” his owner. They had this bickering comedic energy and their back and forth dialogue helped keep the movie punchy, witty, and fun. Shoutout to Justice for being a main character of color, too! It’s great to see Hollywood diversifying in an enjoyable and natural way.

Kathryn Newton was also a welcome addition to the cast! She played a fun journalist who worked for CNM (their CNN) and she was ambitious, smart, and even a little edgy! Throwing in veterans Ken Watanabe and Bill Nighy was the icing on the cake. Unfortunately, while there’s good, there’s always some bad…

More battles would’ve been appreciated

I know the Detective Pikachu game isn’t focused on battling, but with the cinematic abilities they had a few more battles would’ve been glorious! The momentum dipped several times and a few battles could’ve saved that. The movie’s story was also a little back and forth, but the last third of the movie made up for it with the villain’s plot and the involvement of Mewtwo. Without Mewtwo, the movie would’ve definitely caved inward slightly.

All in all, Detective Pikachu was an incredibly enjoyable Pokemon live action movie. The best part? The Pokemon, of course! And that’s how it should be. Have you seen Detective Pikachu? Do you plan on seeing it? Let us know in the comments below!

Gotta catch em all! Or maybe it’s gotta find em all? Whatever it might be here, this movie hit the nail on the head for a Pokémon live-action adaptation.

Warning: Spoilers ahead! If you haven’t seen Detective Pikachu, turn back now!

Live Action Pokémon at their best

If you’re a Pokemon fan, you want a life where catching Pokémon is real. Yeah… Pokemon Go is as close as you can get. But Detective Pikachu brings your favorite little monsters to life in ways unimaginable. The Pokemon mirror their video game counterparts with realistic fur and animal characteristics, but the animated look still holds up! Pikachu looks like a legit fur pet I’d want to nurture. But it’s not just the look that helps, it’s much more.

The world is created for Pokemon partners in a relationship similar to dogs and owners. Detective Pikachu created a setting where Pokemon were a norm. They each had personalities that matched what you’d expect from them. Seeing Pokemon cross the road, walk alongside humans and by themselves was incredible. It was EXACTLY what we wanted and more. But it wasn’t just the Pokemon…

The cast chemistry was gold

First and foremost, Ryan Reynolds as Pikachu didn’t completely remind me of Deadpool. He’s got a particular style that FITS Deadpool, but it fits a talking Pikachu as well! Ryan Reynolds and Justice Smith are HILARIOUS together! Justice played a young man who didn’t want a Pokemon while Ryan Reynolds played a Pikachu who “lost” his owner. They had this bickering comedic energy and their back and forth dialogue helped keep the movie punchy, witty, and fun. Shoutout to Justice for being a main character of color, too! It’s great to see Hollywood diversifying in an enjoyable and natural way.

Kathryn Newton was also a welcome addition to the cast! She played a fun journalist who worked for CNM (their CNN) and she was ambitious, smart, and even a little edgy! Throwing in veterans Ken Watanabe and Bill Nighy was the icing on the cake. Unfortunately, while there’s good, there’s always some bad…

More battles would’ve been appreciated

I know the Detective Pikachu game isn’t focused on battling, but with the cinematic abilities they had a few more battles would’ve been glorious! The momentum dipped several times and a few battles could’ve saved that. The movie’s story was also a little back and forth, but the last third of the movie made up for it with the villain’s plot and the involvement of Mewtwo. Without Mewtwo, the movie would’ve definitely caved inward slightly.

All in all, Detective Pikachu was an incredibly enjoyable Pokemon live action movie. The best part? The Pokemon, of course! And that’s how it should be. Have you seen Detective Pikachu? Do you plan on seeing it? Let us know in the comments below!

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