With Detective Pikachu available on home video for over a month, Honest Trailers has released a video spoofing the live-action Pokemon film and its more questionable elements.
With its signature wit, the video lampoons the absurd premise and villainous plot that fails to hold up under increased scrutiny, while admitting that the eponymous crime-solving Pokemon is irresistibly cute whenever he appears on-screen.
One plot thread that the Honest Trailer spotlights is the film's final twist of the protagonist Tim's missing father being merged with Pikachu, which he fails to recognize despite the two characters possessing Ryan Reynolds' recognizable voice throughout the entire movie.
Ultimately, while admitting the film itself is fine, the video observes that it may have been a bit too dark for children while overly cutesy for adult audiences, with its recurring trope of action sequences that involve the main characters fleeing from out of control Pokemon. With Reynolds' caustic wit in the film, the video concedes that this may be the closest audiences will get to a third Deadpool film for the foreseeable future.
Directed by Rob Letterman from a script written by Dan Hernandez and Benji Samit, Detective Pikachu stars Justice Smith, Kathryn Newton, Ken Watanabe and the voice of Ryan Reynolds. The film is currently available on Digital HD, Blu-ray and 4K UHD.