Detective Pikachu Review A Must See Movie

Hey Cuties,

The kids were so excited about the screening of Detective Pikachu. I must admit, I was doing it for them, I didn’t think it was a movie I would like even a little bit. Y’all I was beyond shocked, I really enjoyed the movie. The storyline was meaningful and I could totally relate. The last thing I expected was to relate to a movie about a Pokemon but I did, and you might relate to it too.

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The story begins when 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, Detective Pikachu: a hilariously wise-cracking, adorable super-sleuth who is a puzzlement even to himself. Finding that they are uniquely equipped to communicate with one another, Tim and Pikachu join forces on a thrilling adventure to unravel the tangled mystery. Chasing clues together through the neon-lit streets of Ryme City–a sprawling, modern metropolis where humans and Pokémon live side by side in a hyper-realistic live-action world–they encounter a diverse cast of Pokémon characters and uncover a shocking plot that could destroy this peaceful co-existence and threaten the whole Pokémon universe.

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Pokemon Detective Pikachu Review

I remember when Pokemon’s came out, they had an instant cult following. There were trading cards, clothes, costumes, and games. The Pokemon Go game was out of control and it had folks meeting up to “battle” and running around looking strange to catch things only they could see on their phones. The Manchild would ask me to drive slow so he could catch them, umm sir that is not safe. While this craze was taking place I was only familiar with the very cute and yellow Pikachu, he is the Beyonce of the Pokemon Universe.

Who is the target audience?

This is a movie for everyone, it is appropriately rated PG.  LittleCuteLips is seven and she loved it. I also felt like it was age appropriate for her. While she enjoyed it, your toddlers may not. It is NOT an animated movie, so if you’re thinking cartoon then you are wrong. There were a ton of adults in the theater that came on their own free will. No kid strings attached, they were simply Pokemon/Pikachu fans.

Pokemon Detective Pikachu Review

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What can we expect from the movie?

Laughter: I laughed out loud a lot, and the people in the theater with me laughed even louder. Yes, the adults were laughing harder than the kids. Folks were collectively geeking out and reliving their kids years and it was refreshing.

Action: This movie was action-packed start to finish. The CGI was freaking incredible, visually the keep you captivated. This story is an unlikely pair but it works, and it works extremely well oddly enough.

A Good Word: The plot twist was one I didn’t see coming, and I loved it. My husband totally called it though, as of late he has been predicting the ending of shows before they finish. *insert eye roll*

Keeping Up: Although I don’t know anything about Pokemon’s I had no issues keeping up. You don’t need to understand that world to get the movie. However, if you do understand the Pokemon world you might enjoy it a tad bit more.

Pokemon Detective Pikachu Review

Pokemon Detective Pikachu and I had a great time chatting about his new movie. We both highly recommend you go see it. Go alone or take the Boo, the kids, the nieces/nephews, God son/daughter, Mom/Dad, Grandma/Grandpa. Take them all and they will enjoy it.

Fun Fact: Pikachu’s habits were inspired by a squirrel although his look is a bit mousey. He is an Electric Rodent, but if you call him anything else he might shock you. You’ve been warned. Detective Pikachu is out in theaters on Friday, May 10th. Here is the trailer just in case.

Are you going to see Pokemon Detective Pikachu? Chat with me in the comments below or FBIG, and Twitter.

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Mimi Robinson gives you a full Pokemon Detective Pikachu Review. There are no spoilers but includes what you can expect from the movie. #DetectivePikachu #PikaPika


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Mimi Robinson is the Lifestyle Media Correspondent and editor behind MimiCuteLips®. She is a wife and mother of two. You can find Mimi working media at your favorite events, traveling and trying out new adventures, or working on a dope DIY project.

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  1. valerie

    my daughter has been begging me to take her to see this. i didn’t know at first, but you know what? it’s grown on me so yeah i’m gonna make it a point to take both kids for some family fun. and who doesn’t love ryan reynolds? he can do no wrong lately with his roles.

  2. Stacie

    You get to see the best screening invites! I love that they give you little gifts too. Sounds like a good one for the kiddos.

  3. Lia World Traveler

    We can’t wait to see this movie and are bummed we weren’t able to see the advance screening even though we had passes.

  4. Kendra

    Pickachu has come UP in the world since watching him back in 1999! Haha this is super cute, the children love Pokémon as much as when I was a little lassie.

  5. Maria

    That little Pokémon Pikachu is too freakin adorable. My I’ll surprise two very deserving and beautiful little girl this weekend. I think they would love this movie and I would love the fun and bonding. Nice.

  6. Kiwi

    I grew up on Pokémon. I totally need to see this movie!!

  7. D'ondra M Howard

    Growing up my sister was a Pikachu fan. I wonder if she’s seen this. I may have to see if my kids want to watch it.

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