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Pokémon Detective Pikachu


“A Pokemon’s Adventure Is On Big Screen”

 

Production : Legendary Pictures, Toho
Distributor : Warner Bros Entertainment, Toho
Director : Rob Letterman
Casts : Ryan Reynolds, Justice Smith, Kathryn Newton, Suki Waterhouse, Omar Chaparro, Chris Geere, Ken Watanabe, Bill Nighy, Rita Ora
Duration : 104 minutes


The film based on the adventure games of Detective Pikachu by Creatures Inc. Rob Letterman directed the film. With Ryan Reynolds as Pikachu and new stars Justice Smith as Tim Goodman and Kathryn Newton as Lucy Stevens. Letterman’s style, like his previous film; Goosebumps, could be felt in this film while Reynolds performance is excellent and loveable as Pikachu.

One sad thing to add is that the film stars on screen are lack of Japanese representations which is the country where Pokemon from. Only Ken Watanabe, who represents the Japanese even with the fact that character Mewtwo is voiced by Rina Hoshino and Kotaro Watanabe and also though the film’s production and distributor is Japanese what we can see on screen is only Ken Watanabe's character.

 

The film is a cliche with a different twist. Point is added beacuse the film is abled to combined  drama, mystery, and adventure at the same time. The drama is building up from the beginning causing the audience to love the lead character Tim, played by Justice Smith applause for this new star. The CGI is excellent and abled to bring the characters of Pokemon to the big screen.


The film is a fun film but not too special and couldn't be put up in somebody's favorite movie but it's fine, and anyway, it's a box office and it has surpassed its budget! A sequel? Why not?

Despite that, Letterman’s direction has improved and way much better than his previous films. The film is a fun-loving adventure to watch with the whole family or by yourself. At last, Pokémon Detective Pikachu able to give the entertainment for the audience.

Point: 75
 

 

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