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, wise-cracking, adorable super-sleuth Detective Pikachu. Finding that they are uniquely equipped to work together, as Tim is the only human who can talk with Pikachu, they join forces to unravel the tangled mystery.
The review has SPOILERS.
I will say this before we start, if you’re hoping that it plays the Pokemon song “gotta catch ’em all”, you won’t get that sadly. If you’re like me and liking a lot of action gets you, this movie does have it. Now, when you first off with this movie it comes at a SLOW start. Mostly because you’re learning about this guy and why he hasn’t found his partner pokemon yet. He keeps trying to tell us that he just haven’t found that one that he connects with because of how alone he feels in his life and at the time we don’t understand why but all we know is that he was rised by his grandmother and that he gets a call that his dad is dead or so we think.
If you haven’t fallen asleep yet, you slowly start to get a pick up in the movie as it starts rolling more and how we meet cute little Pikachu. He was Harry’s partner and pokemon. He has those cute little sad eyes that we grew up loving on the tv show with Ash, Misty and Brook. Anyways, we get a little taste of action when Tim stupidly opens a bottle of purple mist that turns the pokemons into WILD ass animals. We don’t understand that this is a HUGE part of why Harry is known to be deamon and we also have learned that Pikachu plays a HUGE part of it as well. So, for a good few mintues, Tim HATES him and doesn’t want him to be clingy with him but he starts to prove that his dad MIGHT not be dead as people think.
Doing what he does best, Pikachu becomes the detective that we’ve been waiting to see and that’s when we start to get into a good lot of action and it starts getting good for us. You get to see a battle of pokemon, which in this town is frown upon since the founder of the town wants pokemon and humans to live together; no battling, no pokeballs. This is when we’re deep into the movie because it’s getting into the action and the good stuff but then it stops and go back to being slow. I hated that. I think if it’s going to give us action allow it to play out for atleast a good ten mintues before cutting to something small and not so much action. Also, this is when you get to hear Ryan sing a small piece of our favorite song gotta catch ’em all but sadly it’s cut short.
Even though we did get to a small taste of getting bored, we do get a nice pick up that last for almost til the end of the movie and when I mean a good pickit, it’s huge. You got action, you get heartbreak and you find out the truth of why Tim is able to hear and understand Pikachu. We understand that the founder and CEO is fucking nuts and why he did what he did even though he does get caught and his poor son wasn’t apart of it even though his dad had his pokemon to place as him. When we did find out why Pikachu was able to be understood by Tim, it’s so heartbreaking but it does give us a happy ending.
Should you go see this movie? Yes, however! I think you should wait until it comes out on DVD and Blu-ray. I don’t think it’s worth spending almost $25 bucks for a ticket to see it when you can have the same feeling at home. I think it should have used a little more action and not make us get a good taste of it to drop it when it gets started. I was hoping that we was going to hear the theme song from the Pokemon show but sadly we didn’t get that but we did get a little taste of it during a sad moment wiht Pikachu.
Do you plan on watching it at the showhouse or wait until DVD/Blu-ray?