The highly anticipated film POKÉMON Detective Pikachu is now playing in theaters around the world. As you’ve probably heard by now, the live-action movie stars Justice Smith, Kathryn Newton and Ryan Reynolds as the voice of Detective Pikachu. You won’t want to miss the exciting adventure as Tim Goodman and Pikachu explore Ryme City and uncover the mysteries of this Pokémon-filled world. On Rotten Tomatoes, the movie currently a 64% on the tomatometer with an 85% audience score. With the millions of die-hard Pokémon fans out there, expect that number to increase at a rapid pace!
POKÉMON DETECTIVE PIKACHU Critics Consensus
Pokémon Detective Pikachu may not take its wonderfully bizarre premise as far as it could have, but this offbeat adaptation should catch most — if not all — of the franchise’s fans.
The story begins when ace detective Harry Goodman goes mysteriously missing, prompting his 21-year-old son Tim to find out what happened. Aiding in the investigation is Harry’s former Pokémon partner, Detective Pikachu: a hilariously wise-cracking, adorable super-sleuth who is a puzzlement even to himself. Finding that they are uniquely equipped to communicate with one another, Tim and Pikachu join forces on a thrilling adventure to unravel the tangled mystery. Chasing clues together through the neon-lit streets of Ryme City – a sprawling, modern metropolis where humans and Pokémon live side by side in a hyper-realistic live-action world – they encounter a diverse cast of Pokémon characters and uncover a shocking plot that could destroy this peaceful co-existence and threaten the whole Pokémon universe.
Rating: PG (for action/peril, some rude and suggestive humor, and thematic elements)
Genre: Action & Adventure, Animation, Kids & Family
Directed By: Rob Letterman
Written By: Dan Hernandez, Benji Samit, Rob Letterman, Derek Connolly
In Theaters: May 10, 2019 Wide
Runtime: 104 minutes
Studio: Warner Bros. Pictures
Source: Rotten Tomatoes