Detective Pikachu Review by Bob "MovieBob" Chipman
Detective Pikachu is the first feature-length attempt to realize the world of Pok?mon in live action. That's long been considered a difficult prospect as Pok?mon's chief selling point is the menagerie of cuddly anime creatures who generally can't deliver any dialogue apart from their own names. The human characters are blank slates inhabited by player personalities and the action is focused on a competitive fighting league for the aforementioned creatures that dominates much of the fictional world's culture. It can be hard to get into if you haven't already been invested in the world since the '90s Game Boy era.