If Detective Pikachu is a must-see movie in your house, I have all my thoughts on what you need to know before you take the kids to watch the movie. Will the movie be boring? Do you need to be a fan to understand the movie? Will adults as well as kids enjoy the movie? Well, Detective Pikachu levels up and here is your parental guide for the movie.
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Detective Pikachu Levels Up
Honestly, Detective Pikachu amps the fun and cute voltage. Ryan Reynolds does an amazing job bringing the yellow loveable critter to life with a little less of the babyish characteristics you find in the game itself. The movie is rated PG. That begs the question: will adults like the movie? To that, I say yes. I was worried I would be bored out of my mind because quite frankly I am over the Pokemon crazy in my house. But I was pleasantly surprised. How did the kids fair? Well, my little fan couldn’t get enough trying to identify all the different Pokemon critters in the movie. There were plenty of awe-striking moments, like when a certain legendary Pokemon comes to life. Or, when Pokemon animals unleashed their powers in a “not obvious” animated world. What should parents be concerned with?
Detective Pikachu Parental Guide
There are plenty of teachable moments in the film. Friendship, family, reaching for your dreams and trust, for example. What should you know before you take your kids to watch the movie? Is Detective Pikachu truly appropriate for kids?
ACTION – VIOLENCE
Nothing major. When the movie starts there is some lightning in a dark setting that could frighten the younger or more sensitive ones. A car crash and Pokemon battles are perhaps the most violent scenes to look out for.
LANGUAGE AND GESTURES
There is some minor language. There are adult jokes that will go over the smallest ones, but your tweens and teens might just catch. Ryan Reynolds does not baby down Pikachu. On the contrary, he toughens him up a bit from what the kids might be used to in the video game.
One thing holds true and that is that everyone in your party will be laughing out loud at one point or another.
A couple of minor ones that are more on the adventurous side of the movie. As a matter of fact, I needed some explaining from my Pokemon expert on earth moving moments.
THE STRANGE THINGS
It is make-believe. Pretty much the movie itself is strange when you are not used to these alebrije looking creatures called Pokemon that live among humans side by side, but nothing that requires stretching your imagination more than you would for an alien or time travel movie.
About Detective Pikachu Movie
In Ryme City, a metropolis populated between the bonds of humans and Pokémon alike, a 21-year-old former Pokémon trainer named Tim Goodman comes into contact with a talking Pikachu that once belonged to his father, Harry Goodman, who went missing after an accident. Tim and the talking Pikachu, who calls himself “Detective Pikachu”, investigate to find his whereabouts with the help of a reporter, Lucy Stevens, and her Psyduck, until they come across something that endangers the Pokémon world.
While you don’t need to know much about the Pokemon world to enjoy the film, it doesn’t hurt to know about these 5 Pokemon fun facts to enhance your movie watching experience.
In theaters May 10