Pokemon: Detective Pikachu Review VS 4DXModified On: 13 May 2019 | Reviewed By: Gokul Jayan
Stuffed to the edges with references to the world of the international phenomenon known as Pokémon, Rob Letterman’s PG-rated adventure film starts with a clever premise and interesting world-building but then succumbs to a common problem of the modern blockbuster—shallow, CGI heavy noise.
“Pokémon Detective Pikachu” feels more like “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: The Secret of the Ooze.” Stuffed to the edges with references to the world of the international phenomenon known as Pokémon, Rob Letterman’s PG-rated adventure film starts with a clever premise and interesting world-building but then succumbs to a common problem of the modern blockbuster—shallow, CGI heavy noise. For the incredibly low bar of the video game adaptation genre, but it is unlikely to work unless you’re a loyal fan of everything that is Pokémon.
Justice Smith stars as Tim Goodman, a young man who lives on the outskirts of Ryme City, a place that has become a model for human/Pokémon cohabitation. For years, humans partnered with Pokémon and trained them for battle in arenas, but a man named Howard Clifford (Bill Nighy)—the Steve Jobs of the Pokémon world—wanted a place where there was more comfortable freedom for the two species to co-exist.
So people like Police Lieutenant Hide Yoshida (an unbelievably wasted Ken Watanabe) and young reporter Lucy Stevens (Kathryn Newton) have Pokémon partners but there isn’t an emphasis on training, fighting, etc. Clifford is nearing the end of his life and will hand his empire over to his son Roger (Chris Geere), who looks like he may not be as peace-seeking as a dear old dad. After Tim’s police detective father dies in a car accident,
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Goodman heads to Ryme City to find out exactly what happened. That’s where he crosses paths with Tim’s partner Pikachu. This is where the real plot begins. With Pikachu, Tim settles for a showdown investigation to find out the real meaning of his existence.
The movie is right now placed on a 'not bad' pedestal without any huge hooks or cries. If fans really need to succumb the fun, watch it in 4DX. The reel has a lot of literal ups and downs cause of its roller coaster script. Some sequences even throw you out of your seat because of its 4D actions. Wind and Smell senses will make your brain blow out. It's really that fun. But, watch only if you have plans for no sense 'what is happening' phenomenon. Otherwise, it is just another Pikachu endgame.
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