POKÉMON Detective Pikachu - Movie Review


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  • Ryland Moore
    Ryland Moore  3 days back

    Which part of the movie was the Tim Burton reference?

    • David Greenway
      David Greenway  5 days back

      I enjoyed this movie last night, i do have a few problems with it sure but thats cause im a fan and i wanted it! lol

      I feel it didnt have enough pokemon battling in this film, i know its a Detective move, but its still pokemon right?
      Could you do another review "spoiler talk" if you will, so you can go a bit more in depth to some of the points you make here such as the pysics moment you mentioned. And the batman reference? cause i missed that

      • Devon Jenkins
        Devon Jenkins  7 days back

        This movie was horrible.. Reynolds playing Pikachu made no fucking sense

        • Tairyn Ngatai
          Tairyn Ngatai  1 weeks back

          This movie was so annoyingly bad, terrible dialogue, terrible story telling... but ooh we threw like so much money at vfx! That's what a good movie is right?
          The entire time watching this, all i could think about is what the fuck did the screenplay for this look like?
          How did this ever get made? Do the directors and writers hate pokemon?
          Like seriously they used a majority of the most unlikable pokemon as characters for the movie...
          why were the giant mountain turtles even needed? Oh they weren't by the way.
          why did they sneak into a research facility when there is literally a tent open at the back of the facility?
          So much of this movie made no logical sense at all.
          Ryan Reynolds is to the Pikachu movie what Jim Carrey will be to the Sonic movie... The only reason to watch.

          • Sharif Cavil
            Sharif Cavil  1 weeks back

            Pokeman isn't Deadpool. Deadpool is Van Wilder.

            • Infinite Octopaw
              Infinite Octopaw  1 weeks back

              I am a huge pokemon fan. So yeah, virtually every sign has a reference on it. The attacks they use, the Dex references. Pyduck brain exploding power. I thought the movie was meh because, I kinda saw a lot of things coming because I know what this world is like. The second I saw mewtwo I was like. “Ok, so that’s how pikachu lost his memory. Got it.” “Ok, that person with the sunglasses is the Ditto we saw before, got it.“ “soul swapping? Ok so now I know what happened to pikachu.”

              Honestly I’m glad you a not so pokemon fan like this movie cuz I was worried. “Oh god, this movie will be complete gibberish to non Pokémon fan,”

              • Darksider95
                Darksider95  1 weeks back

                Was decent and the pokemon were cute that was enough. Would prefer a conventional pokemon film with Ash going around being a pokemon trainer instead battling gym leaders and catching pokemon.

                • Write
                  Write  1 weeks back

                  Reynolds carries it. That's the bottom line. Next one is how good the designs are, things you think is not important until you see the abomination called sonic live movie. All pokemons look great, no sight of my fave, blaziken, but the classics are there.. Last one that makes the movie good is the story is more focused, it's not about "just" pokemon, but it's about detective pikachu solving a case, there's twist in it and overall i like it, a good video game movie, a rare thing since the old days. Enjoyable, fun, recommended. Imdb and rotten only give 6? What these critics expect? Plot like capote or good will hunting? Same sites give avengers 9 lol 🤣

                  • Aarif Ali
                    Aarif Ali  1 weeks back


                    • nicolae cosmin
                      nicolae cosmin  1 weeks back

                      I think it was aiming for small kids. I didn't buy the Two Main protagonists - the boy and the girl. The CGI and action were pumped up, and i liked the actor who played the villain, but the lines and the screenplay aimed for children.

                      • III II III I
                        III II III I  1 weeks back

                        Story was meh. I needed more pokemon battles but it was mainly Tim fighting Ditto. Was expecting team rocket or other legendaries, but nope it was just mewtwo and dynamax torterra.

                        • Tiefe dunkle Mitternacht

                          You know the movie sucks when you watch a dubbed version (without Ryan Reynolds voice).

                          • AdrianTresk
                            AdrianTresk  2 weeks back

                            Probably not a good idea to watch this while drunk.

                            • Shoney Rey
                              Shoney Rey  2 weeks back

                              I thought it was pretty good 7/10

                              • al ravijn Balingit
                                al ravijn Balingit  2 weeks back

                                never played Pokemon? ok.

                                • Alfa
                                  Alfa  2 weeks back

                                  This review seems VERY forced.

                                  • DisrespectfulBastard
                                    DisrespectfulBastard  2 weeks back

                                    As a huge pokemon fan I was expecting this movie to suck like most video game movies do but I was pleasantly surprised.

                                    • Jakub Fabisiak
                                      Jakub Fabisiak  2 weeks back

                                      Jeremy - you call BS on the laws of physics in a world where Magcargo exists - a pokemon with an internal body temp exceeding 10k Kelvin (for reference, The Sun has a temp of 5.7k Kelvin, making Magcargo twice as hot as the Sun) - a wild Magcargo appearing next to you would literally make you spontaneously catch fire, and melt.

                                      • Sean Patrick Perfecto
                                        Sean Patrick Perfecto  3 weeks back

                                        Same. Not exactly a Pokemon fan but I really enjoyed it. Fucking cried at the end haha.

                                        • Sean Patrick Perfecto
                                          Sean Patrick Perfecto  2 weeks back

                                          @tapping go i know only like 5 pokemon haha.

                                        • tapping go
                                          tapping go  2 weeks back

                                          Wouldn't that make you a pokemon fan though? If you enjoyed the movie?

                                      • ezekiel rocha
                                        ezekiel rocha  3 weeks back

                                        I literally walked out of this movie....3/10

                                        • Ryan Noakes
                                          Ryan Noakes  3 weeks back

                                          Tim Burton Batman moment: yes. I couldn't believe nobody I was with thought that too. Thank you; I'm not alone!

                                          • Osman Matthew
                                            Osman Matthew  3 weeks back

                                            Just saw the movie it was fucking bad ass loved the CGI love the Cast I would give the movie 9/10 and buy it on Blu-ray

                                            • Airik Luna
                                              Airik Luna  3 weeks back

                                              Is this reviews while on Adderall?

                                              • Gianni Ianiro
                                                Gianni Ianiro  3 weeks back

                                                Pokémon movie targeted towards Pokémon fans??? NO WAY!

                                                • I am Lindsay est 2002
                                                  I am Lindsay est 2002  3 weeks back

                                                  It was the best movie of 2019

                                                  • I am Lindsay est 2002
                                                    I am Lindsay est 2002  3 weeks back

                                                    Geninja is the frog

                                                    • klimmr3021
                                                      klimmr3021  3 weeks back

                                                      There was one point in the moment where I went, "Did they get that from X-Men? Because I was getting strong X-Men vibes."

                                                      • QUEENDOM
                                                        QUEENDOM  3 weeks back

                                                        I don't give a shit about pokemon. Lol

                                                        • chima chibi
                                                          chima chibi  2 weeks back

                                                          I don’t know anything about Pokémon but my God Pikachu is freaking ADORABLE!! If this fat yellow rat doesn’t melt your heart, you’re severely depressed.

                                                        • tapping go
                                                          tapping go  2 weeks back

                                                          Ok and? That doesn't mean you can't check this movie out..... Give it a chance

                                                      • darrennorniron
                                                        darrennorniron  3 weeks back

                                                        I loved it.

                                                        Though the twist was painfully obvious

                                                        • Arnamo
                                                          Arnamo  3 weeks back

                                                          I really loved it :) and he survived the fall through telekinesis (an ability from a pokemon shown in the movie that i don't wanna spoil to others lol)

                                                          • Dorian RC Taylor
                                                            Dorian RC Taylor  3 weeks back

                                                            It’s tooo PG -13

                                                            Now give me fucking Rated R Pokémon with at real script.... 😀 I’d be sooo hype for that , acting wasn’t bad I feel the writers just gave everyone shit lines

                                                            • Pokemon Fan
                                                              Pokemon Fan  3 weeks back

                                                              Wait the movie was pg was it pg-13 for you? And hopefully they actually make a pg-13 pokemon movie to draw in the older audience because that = more money

                                                          • Mediawatcher
                                                            Mediawatcher  3 weeks back

                                                            I was really entertained by the film, nothing phenomenal, but it was a surprisingly fun time, especially for a video game movie

                                                            • Críticas Crónicas
                                                              Críticas Crónicas  4 weeks back

                                                              Take a shot every time you hear "Ryan Reynolds"

                                                              • Darkozl
                                                                Darkozl  4 weeks back

                                                                Nah it wasn't good, felt like an amusement park ride for Pokemon fans

                                                                • shorney11
                                                                  shorney11  4 weeks back

                                                                  I found in parts this film was aimed at more older audience than who actually went to see this film. Example, miming pouring gasoline over mr mime and threatening to set him on fire with a imaginary match.

                                                                  • Pokemon Fan
                                                                    Pokemon Fan  3 weeks back

                                                                    Ok and? This is targeting the 90s kids
                                                                    Not only that there's more adults today that play pokemon than kids so it was smart to add that in and Idk about you but there was hardly any kids when I went same with other people on reddit

                                                                • Celtic Akuma
                                                                  Celtic Akuma  4 weeks back

                                                                  Can we take a moment and realize, that is finally a good videogame movie adaption?

                                                                  • Nams
                                                                    Nams  4 weeks back

                                                                    This guy sure did say a lot of things for a 3:30 minute clip but the thing is, I really didn't get anything from him in 1min. I just went to another channel.

                                                                    • Noel Gonzalez
                                                                      Noel Gonzalez  4 weeks back

                                                                      Jeremy... You're starting to look older. I've been watching your videos for too long. Now I'm gonna go take my kid to the Pikachu movie.

                                                                      • C Gee
                                                                        C Gee  4 weeks back

                                                                        I was just pumped about seeing "live" pokemon, lol, was enough for me

                                                                        • TheMichaelmyth
                                                                          TheMichaelmyth  4 weeks back

                                                                          Honestly I was very disappointed n the movie. Big pokemon fan but I say there weren't enough references at all. I sat through the movie thinking the acting was okay but to me the story was the weakest part of the film. I was expecting background easter eggs and references out the ass. To me it didn't blend very well because they marketed it to children and being an adult I felt left out. A kid would love this movie for all of its faults. When the main kid was on the train and that video started playing I was like so this is the pokemon version of zootopia? One of my biggest peeves was the fact that it didn't feel like it belonged in the pokemon universe. What was the name of the region? What were the starters? why did it seem to have an abundance of region pacific pokemon? The story and the script were underwhelming to me. Pokemon fans come in all ages but this was directed towards children and not the actual fans. It had little inside jokes or references so that all of the passerby's could follow along. Quick throw in at the end also didn't like the pacing , movie felt rushed. There was no real chill between scenes it was just one thing to the next and kept going. The movie took place over the course of like 2 days and just felt like it needed more.

                                                                          • Big A Little A
                                                                            Big A Little A  4 weeks back

                                                                            So this is the best video game movie

                                                                            • Luca
                                                                              Luca  4 weeks back

                                                                              I thought this movie was a huge disappointment. For me, Ryan Reynolds couldn't carry that uninteresting of a story. Every joke fell flat... Who's this movie for ? People who say they're Pokémon fans

                                                                              • Pokemon Fan
                                                                                Pokemon Fan  3 weeks back

                                                                                Everyone of all ages and non pokemon fans and pokemon fans of course

                                                                            • Different Breed
                                                                              Different Breed  4 weeks back

                                                                              The turtle wit the lettuce on his back

                                                                              • Tramaine Terrance
                                                                                Tramaine Terrance  4 weeks back

                                                                                I'm not a Pokemon fan, but this is a decent film. They pulled it off. I can see them doing a better job with a sequel. Great review, Jeremy.

                                                                                TERRANCE OUT

                                                                                • James Frost
                                                                                  James Frost  4 weeks back

                                                                                  *Stumbles along singing the Pokemon theme song while sobbing.*

                                                                                  • MyJelleo
                                                                                    MyJelleo  4 weeks back

                                                                                    Justice’s performance in this film was horrendous. He was monotone and his comedic timing was terrible. He also had no chemistry with any of the other actors. Seeing the Pokémon was great, but this film would have been better without the humans or at least with better lead actors.

                                                                                    • Pikachu Fan 9 3/4
                                                                                      Pikachu Fan 9 3/4  4 weeks back

                                                                                      This whole movie is practically zootopia. Pokémon going savage because of a scientific substance, different species coexisting in a big city, heck even the scene in the lab with the greninja is almost an exact copy of zootopia! They shine the flashlight into a seemingly empty cage and then a creature jumps at the glass. This exact thing happens in zootopia except with a tiger! I’m not saying I hate this movie though. I actually thoroughly enjoyed it.

                                                                                      • Grandmaster
                                                                                        Grandmaster  4 weeks back

                                                                                        I think its fair pikachu survived the fall since he's smaller he's kind of like a cat and cats can survive falls from some skyscrapers