Movie Review: Pokémon Detective Pikachu
Tim Goodman is a young insurance salesman who gave up Pokémon capture and training because of lack of ability to relate/connect with the creatures. His mother died when he was a kid and he refused to go and live with his father, Harry. Instead, Tim grew up with his grandmother and hadn’t had communication or visit from his father since he was a child.
When he discovers his father was in a car accident and presumed dead, he travels to his dad’s home for closure. Instead, he finds a Pokemon that he can understand but no one else can. Together, Tim and Pikachu set out to solve his father’s death and run into tons of surprises.
This was a light-hearted movie with plenty of action, sass, and heart with a dash of surprises thrown in. My only criticism was there weren’t enough hints of what was actually going on (like who Tim’s dad really was). So when he appeared (because the movie never let anyone get a good look at him) it was a bit of a shock but not in a good way.
Still, a great movie that we will add to our collection and is kid friendly.
My rating: 4.2 / 5 stars
Andrea R. Cooper writes fantasy, paranormal, historical and romantic suspense.
Her favorite childhood memories revolved around creating vibrant characters for her friends, and then acting out their adventures. Inside her fantasy worlds of darkened forests, dragon-filled glades, and iced islands, nothing was banned. From the ethereal Elvin to the most maligned Vampires, all were welcome in her fictional realities, a stark contrast to her home, where the magical and mythical was forbidden.