I enjoyed Pikachu’s cuteness, his red cheeks and the vibrant yellow of his fur. I remember being relieved when 20 minutes in, I finally heard Ryan Reynolds as the voice of Pikachu. Nevertheless, it’s unfortunate that I can’t say I had a good time while watching Pokémon Detective Pikachu.
From director Rob Letterman and set in a world where people collect pocket monsters (Pokémon) to do battle, Pokémon Detective Pikachu focuses on an intelligent monster (Pikachu) who wants to be a detective, and his new lonely friend Tim (Justice Smith).
I must first admit that I never really got into Pokémon as a child and I’m sure this has a little something to do with why I didn’t enjoy Letterman’s film – but only a little something.
In all honesty, I really thought the film would have been funnier. But instead, the main focus is on a troubled father / son relationship resulting in some rather emotional scenes, most of which felt awkward and somehow out of place. Certainly out of place with my expectations at least, but also I feel, out of place with the tone that was set in the trailer.
There’s even a moment where it seemed obvious that the simple removal of a certain item of headgear towards the end, could have prevented a lot of mayhem, but I guess to keep the story moving, the obviousness of that solution seemed to be deliberately ignored.
Overall, Pokémon Detective Pikachu is a movie very likely most enjoyed by long time fans of Pokémon. As a non-superfan, I unfortunately think that the script / story needed more work.
The long awaited trailer for a stand-alone Black Widow Marvel movie is here.
Starring Scarlett Johansson, David Harbour, Rachel Weisz, Florence Pugh and Robert Downey Jr., the story focuses on Natasha Romanoff (Black Widow) in her quests between the films Civil War (2016) and Infinity War (2018).
Directed by Cate Shortland, additional key cast includes William Hurt, Ray Winstone, O-T Fagbenle…
The fight scenes and action look very promising indeed – and as always, we have another well executed Marvel trailer.
I especially love the music that starts at 0:32 seconds; so unexpected and brilliant, it hits me right in the chest / heart area. I can’t wait!
Michelle Lee, Nanna Blondell, Olivier Richters, Ahmed Bakare, Jade Ma, Yolanda Lynes and Shaina West also star.
Anna Kendrick, Sam Rockwell, Justin Timberlake and Jamie Dornan are the stars of new animated adventure / comedy, Trolls World Tour.
From directors Walt Dohrn and David P. Smith, Trolls World Tour is a sequel to 2016’s Trolls; where the happiest Troll ever born, and her much less happy sidekick set off on a journey to rescue their friends after their village is invaded. This time they discover other Troll tribes out there besides their own…
Trolls were never my go to toys but I am a sucker for colourful visuals. And for that reason, this movie has me intrIgued.
Rachel Bloom, James Corden, Kunal Nayyar, Kenan Thompson, Charlyne Yi, Anthony Ramos, Flula Borg, Mary J. Blige, Ester Dean, Karan Soni and Kelly Clarkson also star.