Detective Pikachu will be adored by the franchise's millions of fans. It's a movie for the dedicated masses. Filled with enough cute Pokémon, special effects, and zippy one-liners to entertain the faithful of all ages. The humor does crossover to a point, but is aimed directly at the fan base. This film is not meant for newbies. Casual moviegoers and neophytes will be lost in the Pokémon weeds. I highly recommend reading a Pokémon primer before going in cold.
Justice Smith stars as Tim Goodman
, a young insurance worker who formerly trained Pokémon as a boy. Raised by his grandmother, Tim is alerted when his estranged father, a police detective, mysteriously vanishes. He leaves his small town and travels to the fantastic Ryme City, a bustling metropolis where humans and Pokémon live together in harmony.
The adventure begins when Tim visits his father's apartment. He