May 24, 2019
Video game movies have a long history of disappointing fans. And perhaps no video game franchise has been more beloved - in a wider variety of formats - than Pokémon. From the original Game Boy game to collectible card games to the augmented reality game Pokémon Go, Pikachu and his ilk of “pocket monsters” have captivated fans and garnered zealous devotion. And though Pokémon has inspired many animated stories, it always seemed unlikely that there would ever be a live-action version. The 2016 spin-off game Detective Pikachu presented the perfect opportunity to bring Pokémon to the big screen. But is this movie a “gotta catch” in the theater, or is it not effective at bringing the game to life?
Spoiler Alert! Spoiler Alert! These discussions will be spoiler filled and may explicit language, so consider yourself warned.
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