Detective Pikachu

Detective Pikachu
Director: Rob Letterman Writers: Dan Hernandez,
Benji Samit,
Rob Letterman,
Derek Connolly
Stars: Ryan Reynolds,
Justice Smith,
Kathryn Newton

Pokémon is ingrained in 90s pop culture. I vividly remember the trading card game as a kid and have fond memories of the original trilogy, most notably Pokémon: The First Movie (1998), but the plethora of video games and sprawling anime adventures slipped under my radar entirely. Pokémon’s immense popularity doesn’t appear to be diminishing anytime soon either. Detective Pikachu, based on the videogame of the same name, follows Tim Goodman (Smith), who strives to learn the undetermined fate of his missing father. While visiting Ryme City, a peaceful utopia in which humans and Pokémon live in harmony, Tim crosses paths with Detective Pikachu, resulting in a team-up to unravel the secrets surrounding his father’s disappearance.

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