Pokémon has entered the live-action scene! And it is drawing fans of both past and present. Be prepared to go for a ride as there is lots of quick wit and action. This franchise has been around for multiple generations. Like most, I remember it being apart of my late teens and my two sons started even earlier with their Pokémon quest in first grade!
On the way to the screening, we shared story’s about Pokemon and I got a quick refresher course on some of the newer and more powerful ones. It’s good that they did because the film also showcases a wide array of beloved Pokémon, each with its own unique traits and personality. They even brought Pokemon cards along for the ride. I’m not one for giving away a movie, even if it’s already released, but I will say that Warner Bros. did a great job of blending the storyline across the multiple generations. This is surely one for the family!
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 work together, as Tim is the only human who can talk with Detective Pikachu, they 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 and uncover a shocking plot that could destroy this peaceful co-existence and threaten the whole Pokémon universe.
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Directed by Rob Letterman
Story by Dan Hernandez & Benji Samit and Nicole Perlman
Screenplay by Dan Hernandez & Benji Samit and Rob Letterman and Derek Connolly
Produced by Mary Parent and Cale Boyter for Legendary Pictures, and Hidenaga Katakami and Don McGowan for The Pokémon Company.
Executive producers were Joe Caracciolo, Jr., Ali Mendes, Tsunekazu Ishihara, Kenji Okubo, Toshio Miyahara, Hiro Matsuoka, and Koji Ueda.
Cast Justice Smith as Tim, and Kathryn Newton as Lucy, Suki Waterhouse, Omar Chaparro, Chris Geere, and Rita Ora, with Oscar nominee Ken Watanabe and Bill Nighy.
Two-time Oscar-nominated director of photography John Mathieson, production designer Nigel Phelps
Launched in 1996 to overwhelming response, the Pokémon brand is a global sensation that now encompasses a robust video gaming fandom with over 324 million units sold worldwide; trading card games available in 11 languages with more than 25.7 billion cards purchased; an anime television series in its 21st season that is available more than 160 countries; and over 20 animated films; as well as books, manga comics, music, toys, merchandise, and apps, including the wildly popular Pokémon GO, that has been downloaded over 850 million times and is enjoyed across the globe by fans of all ages.