9. Pokémon Detective Pikachu: Unironically Postmodern

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. 

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Intro / Outro song – Kevin Macleod’s ‘Happy Alley’


9. Pokémon Detective Pikachu – Unironically Postmodern

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