Films in Japan: Detective Pikachu Review (GaijinPot)

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Pokémon: Detective Pikachu is the film adaptation that I — and many other Pokémon fans — have been waiting for.

The film is based on the Nintendo 3DS video game Detective Pikachu,which received generally positive reviews and an 8.2/10 rating on IGN. In true Pokémon Company fashion, the film is just as polished and well-produced as their countless video game titles adored by millions all over the world. Unlike the numerous live-action film flops of the past, Pokémon: Detective Pikachu manages to present a story simple enough for everyone to understand, yet interesting and enticing enough to please long-time fans.

Co-starring Justice Smith and Ryan Reynolds, Pokémon: Detective Pikachuuses its strong cast and stellar CGI to the fullest. Fans of both the Pokémon anime and video game franchises should have…

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