Pokémon: Detective Pikachu – Ridiculous Fun Done Right

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Director: Rob Letterman

Writers: Dan Hernandez, Benji Sait, Rob Letterman, Derek Connolly,  and Nicole Perlman

*Based on characters and other Pokémon stories created by Satoshi Tajiri, Ken Sugimori, Junichi Masuda, Atsuko Nishida, Tomokazu Ohara, and Haruka Utsu

Producers: Greg Baxter, Cale Boyter, Joseph M. Caracciolo Jr., Tsunekazu Ishihara, Hidenaga Katakami, Cliff Lanning, Don McGowan, Ali Mendes, Toshio Miyahara, Kenji Okubo, and Mary Parent

Starring: Ryan Reynolds, Justice Smith, Kathryn Newton, Bill Nighy, Ken Watanabe, Chris Geere, Suki Waterhouse, Josette Simon, Rita Ora, and Karan Soni

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Based on the marketing for Pokémon: Detective Pikachu, I expected a splendidly goofy, stupid, and humorous romp, helmed by the one-of-a-kind charisma of Ryan Reynolds. After seeing the final product on the big screen, I can safely say that all of my expectations were met, with yet a few more effective layers added to the story and narrative.

Set in an alternate reality where…

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