Pokémon started with a video game released on February 27, 1996, and was quickly made into in anime by April 1, 1997.
After the release of “Mewtwo Strikes Back” in 1999, 20 years later we now have a live action movie of Pokémon called “Pokémon Detective Pikachu” (PG) release on May 10.
“Pokémon Detective Pikachu” is about when Ace detective Harry Goodman goes missing, leaving his son, Tim, to find out what happened. Helping in the investigation is Harry’s former Pokémon partner, Detective Pikachu. Discovering that Tim is the only human who can communicate with Pikachu, they decide to work together.
“Pokémon Detective Pikachu” has a good mystery within the plot which provides twist and turns that leaves you at the edge seat wondering “What’s going to happen next?” The mystery is quite complex, however there is a slight problem. That is, it is easy to tell who the villain is. But there is the still disappearance of Harry that easily takes your attention away from the villain.
The ending made me think a lot and is sort of a Sour Patch Kids, more sour than sweet.
The ending is not bad, but it does leave you with a question: Is there going to be another Pokémon Detective Pikachu sequel?
There is something for everyone in this movie. Whether you’re new to Pokémon or not, the Pokémon in the movie do not disappoint. More likely than not your favorite Pokémon makes an appearance during the film. The Pokémon look realistic, not tacky. The movie gives a lot of what the fans want by referring the Pokémon theme song to the Pokémon cards and more.
I would rate “Pokémon Detective Pikachu” a solid 4.5 out of 5 bulldogs. I didn’t know what to expect from a Pokémon movie let alone a video-game movie in general because most are terrible. This film definitely exceeds expectations.