One of the strangest, most unexpected contributions of the year has to be Pokemon Detective Pikachu. It may not seem quite so weird until you really sit down and think to yourself, “Wait a minute… a Pokémon movie built entirely around a missing person, and a talking Pikachu is on the case? Who thought of this!?” Well, I can confirm it’s as weird as you might suspect, although I’m eager for things to get weirder, and I think this film is the franchise tip of an iceberg!
Pokemon Detective Pikachu is Rated PG for action/peril, some rude and suggestive humor, and thematic elements. It features Ryan Reynolds, Justice Smith, Bill Nighy, and Kathryn Newton. Directed by Rob Letterman.
Intro / Outro song – Kevin Macleod’s ‘Happy Alley’
Melvin Benson is the creator, editor, and lead host of Cinematic Doctrine. He’s written fiction and nonfiction for over a decade with short stories featured on the Creepypasta Wiki and Wattpad. His novelette Ethereal Temptation, a teen drama with a tinge of magical-realism, can be read for free here. His hope is to see King Jesus glorified as far as the east is from the west!
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