Pokemon Detective Pikachu
2019
**½
Director: Rob Letterman
Cast: Ryan Reynolds, Justice Smith, Kathryn Newton, Suki Waterhouse, Omar Chaparro, Chris Geere, Ken Watanabe, Bill Nighy

After learning that his estranged father died in a freaky car crash, Tim Goodman travels to Ryme City, where humans and Pokémons live side by side. Tim reluctantly teams up with Pikachu, his father’s Pokémon partner, to solve the mystery. The first live action Pokémon release is loosely based on a video game of the same name and it clearly attempts to cash in on the Pokémon Go mobile game craze that swept the world a few years ago. The movie is entertaining but instantly forgettable, and Ryan Reynolds as Pikachu provides the biggest laughs. On the other hand, the story is predictable, confusing, and repetitive, sometimes all in the same scene.