So, I went to see this awesome film on Thursday evening. I don’t know about you guys, but I loved Pokemon as a kid. Right when I walked into the theater and showed them my QR code for my ticket, they handed me a Pokemon card package that consists of two cards: Detective Pikachu with 90HP and Jigglypuff with 60HP! For as long as I can remember, I’ve always loved Pikachu and Mewtwo. As a kid, I had one of the gold plated Mewtwo cards and I absolutely cannot find it anywhere. (I was and still am heartbroken about this.) But anyways, as you can imagine this film was fantastic.
I love how they got down the characteristics of all of the Pokemon damn near perfectly without making them look completely fake, awkward, and creepy.(Yes, this is a shot at the Sonic trailer. Did you see that shit? They need to do better.) Seeing them walk around in the real world and not on my Gameboy or Cartoon Network makes me wish that this was real. I want a Pokemon best friend! The nostalgia is real.
The production and quality of this entire film was superb. Everything was so clear. The Pokemon I thought would be plush to the touch LOOKED so plush. Seeing the wind rustle their fur/hair was amazing. They literally looked so real. It was unbelievable. Don’t even get me started on the choice of actors! They all did so great. Justice Smith is an awesome young actor. I mean he did great in Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom and in The Get Down. In Pokemon Detective Pikachu, Smith did well playing an estranged son who regrets not building a relationship with his father growing up, because now he’s dead(or missing?) From watching other works of Smith’s, it is clear to see he can be a bit comical and I felt that trait needed to be showcased even more since he’s starring alongside Ryan Reynolds. Well, not literally alongside him obviously because Reynolds is voicing a Pokemon but you get what I’m saying. Comedic banter was imminent. Reynolds is hailed as a no holds barred actor with some of the most outlandish lines and to hear that he was voicing one of my favorite Pokemon had me extremely stoked to see the film. The playful banter between a boy and his Pokemon was made even funnier since people only heard Pikachu saying “Pika, Pika” and this young man is having a full on argument with this Pokemon whose vocabulary seems to be very limited.
Moving on to Chris Geere as the antagonist who basically has daddy issues because daddy, aka Bill Nighy, spent mroe time with Pokemons than his own son. So, of course he tries to get back at him and yadayadayada.
I’m honestly going to just stop here because it just came out this weekend and I don’t want to spoil things for anyone. (: but let it be known that though it was great, there is NO WAY that it’s going to top Avengers: Endgame at the box office. Just saying. That was honestly one of the greatest movies of all time.