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  • WARNING: The following contains spoilers for Detective Pikachu, in theaters now. 1 / 9

  • Writers Dan Hernandez and Benji Samit infused the story with several major themes. 2 / 9

  • The dynamic between fathers and sons is explored to give the film emotional depth. 3 / 9

  • The theme is present between Tim and Harry Goodman, and between Howard and Roger Clifford. 4 / 9

  • Hernandez also felt the theme of evolution was central to the entire franchise. 5 / 9

  • It's seen both literally and figuratively in the film. 6 / 9

  • The writers also added a theme of reawakening childhood interests. 7 / 9

  • Tim rediscovers his love of Pokemon just as the writers hope audiences rediscover their own interests. 8 / 9

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