I didn’t really know what to expect when I slipped in the disc to Pokemon Detective Pikachu this past weekend.
Most films, based on videogames, don’t wear well.
Tim Goodman (Justice Smith) is a 21-year-old insurance salesman, who lost his mother and has become estranged from his father Harry (Ryan Reynolds).
Tim learns his dad was killed in an apparent car crash, so goes to Ryme City — a metropolis where humans and Pokemon live together as equals — to discuss his father’s assets and clean out Harry’s apartment. At the apartment he meets a deerstalker-clad Pikachu that can speak but only Tim can understand him. Pikachu reveals that he is an amnesiac detective, who was Harry’s police partner, and convinces Tim that his father is not dead, and they need to investigate Harry’s disappearance.
The film made a worldwide total at movie houses of $431.4 million against a production budget of $150 million, so you guessed it, a sequel is already in development.
The blu ray contains many special features including “Welcome to Ryme City,” “Bringing Pokemon to life,” and the music video of “Carry On” by Rita Ora and Kygo.