This Week: Pokémon Detective Pikachu (2019)
When trailers for this initially came out, I was convinced this was a College Humor/Funny or Die video. A fake trailer that we would never actually see a movie for.
I’m still not convinced this isn’t all a prank. I half expected the ending credits to say, “April Fools!”
This movie does a pretty good job bringing Pokémon to life and putting them into the real world. It is pretty neat to see the various Pokémon in a “real world” setting.
As far as the rest of it goes, it’s just okay. The plot is fairly simple and predictable. The twists can be seen a mile away.
They never really explain why Tim can understand Pikachu outside of everyone else.
There isn’t really anywhere to go from this movie. As much as I would like a Smash Bros Cinematic Universe, I think it is unlikely.
Wow, I can post a review without spoilers!
Next Week: John Wick 3: A Dog’s Journey. John Wick’s dog keeps getting killed and coming back as a different dog.