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Highly Suspect Reviews: Pokémon: Detective Pikachu

Pokemon: Detective Pikachu Movie Review


Has it finally happened? Is there a GOOD video-game movie? And is it based on Pokémon? In a Roger Rabbit-esque world where humans and these weird creatures live side by side, a young man (Justice Smith) has come to the big city to deal with the mysterious death of his father only to find a Pikachu with a detective hat that he can actually talk with (apparently this is not the norm) with the voice of Ryan Reynolds who spurs him on to investigate what happened and see if his father is actually dead after all. While I thought it bizarre that so many folks on our crew were deeply excited about this movie (the whole Pokémon craze missed me) it was even more bizarre that the film was not bad at all. Listen to Chris, Matt, Morgan, Ben, and Alan give you the rundown.


Directed by: Rob Letterman

Starring: Justice Smith, Ryan Reynolds, Kathryn Newton, Suki Waterhouse, Ken Watanabe, Bill Nighy, Chris Geere, Omar Chaparro

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