Phil’s Quick Capsule Review:
Pokémon is not something I have any knowledge of. Like at all. So a lot of Pokémon Detective Pikachu probably went right over my head. So it’s amazing then, with that in mind, that I enjoyed this film as much as I did. It’s really good fun. Silly, OTT and never taking itself too seriously Pokémon Detective Pikachu will play well to both fans of the game universe and those who don’t know a Pikachu from a Swirlix. So yes it plays very much like a PG-13 Deadpool (not a bad thing to be honest!) and without the epic voice talents of Ryan Reynolds I’m not sure it would have landed quite so well but hey he IS in it so who cares. In short: forgettable fun.
Best Bit: Meeting Pikachu
Cinema, Stream, Avoid: Stream
If You Liked this Try: Kubo and the Two Strings, Who Framed Roger Rabbit, Big Hero 6, Deadpool
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Phil Hobden is the former Film Editor & Writer for renowned martial arts focused COMBAT MAGAZINE in the UK. He is also a filmmaker in his own right, having produced two cult Independent action films in LEFT FOR DEAD and TEN DEAD MEN. He was the host for the award nominated Filmsploitation podcast for 4 years, currently co-hosts Ross And Phil Talk Movies and is a writer/editor for his own blog Phil’s Quick Capsule Review…