At first glance, what’s not to like about this movie. Ryan Reynolds + Pokemon sounds way too good so I just had to see it for myself.
Detective Pikachu is about a guy named Tim Goodman who’s given up Pokemon training after the death of his mother and absence of his dad. When he hears about the mysterious disappearance of his father, Tim attempts to be like his father and become a detective for his death. Along the way, he finds his dad’s Pikachu who can talk to him.
Overall, I’d give this movie a stale rating. I felt like there were some instances throughout the movie where the plot just fell apart and ceased to make sense. On a more positive note, the CGI in the movie was really good. Even though this Detective Pikachu failed to bring a solid story, it paves the way for future live action Pokemon movies to come.
I know a lot of you guys are gonna be traveling out of the country for Spring Break so do yourself a favor and check Netflix. For some reason, the US blocks a lot of good Netflix shows that are available internationally. A great example of this can be with the Rick and Morty series. If you don’t want to fall victim to a Netflix binge while on vacation, just download it. They’ll be saved on your account if you want to access the shows back at home.
Movies are one of the best mediums to share stories, experiences, and ideas. Join me as I expose the ups and fatal flaws of trending films. (Spoiler Alert)
The Rating System
Rotten– A movie that is actually unbearable to watch. Imagine the condition of the potatoes during the famine in Ireland; not pleasant
Mashed– This rating pertains to a movie that had a good concept, but wasn’t able to live up to the hype.
Stale– Neither an groundbreaking movie nor a terrible one. It’s like that one potato that is neglected in the freezer, but is always there for you when you don’t have anything else to eat.
Fresh– Every starch lovers dream. A movie that receives this rating has fantastic plot that can be enjoyed time and time again