The Power That’s Inside.
DIRECTED BY: Robert Letterman
WRITTEN BY: Dan Hernandez, Benji Samit, Rob Letterman and Derek Connolly
STARRING: Ryan Reynolds, Justice Smith and Kathryn Newton
SYNOPSIS: In a world where people collect Pokémon to do battle, a boy comes across an intelligent talking Pikachu who seeks to be a detective. (IMDB)
FULL REVIEW: CONTAINS SPOILERS
Detective Pikachu is a fun and formulaic fantasy adventure that gives life to this underperforming subgenre. While the story is overstuffed, yet simplistic, with a disappointing finale and some of the performances seem over-the-top, the central dynamic, impressive world and immaculate CGI make this trip to the land of Pokemon a must for fans old and new. It may have its shortcomings, but it creates a mold that video game adaptations should follow.
★★★★★★★★☆☆ 8/10 – Recommend
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