Movie Review: Pokémon Detective Pikachu

Movie Review: Pokémon Detective Pikachu

Makenna Dibble, Section Editor

Many childhoods have been filled with D&D, Battleship, or Go Fish, but Pokémon has always been a big hit.


Director Rob Letterman directed the first ever live action Pokémon movie “Detective Pikachu” which hit the theaters May 10, 2019.


IMDb shares a summary of the new movie by saying, “Ace detective Harry Goodman goes mysteriously missing, prompting his 21-year-old son, Tim, to find out what happened. Aiding in the investigation is Harry’s former Pokémon partner, wise-cracking, adorable super-sleuth Detective Pikachu. Finding that they are uniquely equipped to work together, as Tim is the only human who can talk with Pikachu, they join forces to unravel the tangled mystery.”


McKenna Morgan, a senior at RHS, said, “I think it was a great idea. I feel like they should have made it when Pokémon Go was more popular ‘cause [sic] with all of the people into Pokémon, I feel like the movie would’ve done better.”


I thought it was a very well done movie and had a good story. Ryan Reynold’s voice acting for Detective Pikachu was very funny, and he played that character perfectly.


Josh Skoubye, a RHS senior, said, “Yes, [sic] they stuck to the character designs very well [sic] and the new story prevented having a repeat of the story that was already established.”


It was a fun movie for me, and I enjoyed it, but go see it, and decide for yourself.