I went to see the new Detective Pikachu movie.
I don't have really much to say, the movie was enjoyable though the story was quite underwhelming. It's definitely a movie for kids, the story is very simple and the plot twists are predictable. Ryan Reynold's Pikachu steals the show, he had me smirk more than a few times, and I quite liked the main character too. The other characters are rather flat and I couldn't really sympathize with them.
I only saw the first trailer and thus went to the cinema almost spoiler-free, and it was a nice surprise to see Mewtwo in the movie. I also guess avoiding the spoilers did help me avoid the few (bland) plot twists of the film. And I loved the hell out of Ditto, its scene in the last act was fantastic, probably one of the things i enjoyed and will remember the most :D
But the reason I went to the cinema was to see two hours of CGI Pokemon doing staff in the real world, and I wasn't disappointed. The CGI wasn't always good, but the pokemon themselves felt believable and integrated into their settings. The "splash page" scenes of the city in particular are packed full of pokemon in the background doing stuff, and I hope this movie makes enough money that the producers can make a franchise out of it with more budget at their disposal. I would have liked to see even more variety of pokemons, some do feel repetitive but I guess it was just a matter of budgeting, I guess it costs a lot to create a complete CGI model for a pokemon you only see for a few seconds in the background.
Directed by Rob Letterman. With Ryan Reynolds, Justice Smith, Kathryn Newton, Bill Nighy. In a world where people collect Pokémon to do battle, a boy comes across an intelligent talking Pikachu who seeks to be a detective.www.imdb.com