May 12, 2019

Detective Pikachu is set 20 years after the Kanto League... Ash Ketchum is still 10

Saw the child friendly thriller Pokémon Detective Pikachu. The movie was quite good, which was unexpected. I mean video game movies have a really bad reputation. Super Mario Brothers, Street Fighter (the one carried by the late Raúl Juliá and the shitty Chun Li one) Mortal Kombat Annihilation, King of Fighters, the Resident Evil movies... The upcoming Sonic movie; all come to mind as bad movies. That's without scraping the bottom of the barrel with Herr Boll's Scheisse.

I haven't played the detective Pikachu game so I don't know how faithful to the source material it is. With that said I found the movie to be very enjoyable the twist was a bit obvious for the adults, but for the kids it's unexpected.
There are a couple of Easter eggs thrown in throughout the movie but the most left field Easter egg was this:

Yes, that is Angels with Filthy Souls, the fake gangster movie used in Home Alone. Take the kids, take the wife/husband and enjoy a pretty nice family film!

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