On a whim Tony decided to check out Detective Pikachu.  Have no idea what that is?  Neither did he.

Pokémon Detective Pikachu is a 2019 urban fantasy mystery film directed by Rob Letterman, who co-wrote the screenplay with Dan Hernandez, Benji Samit and Derek Connolly from a story by Hernandez, Samit and Nicole Perlman. Based on the Pokémon franchise created by Satoshi Tajiri and the 2016 video game Detective Pikachu, the film is produced by Warner Bros. Pictures, Legendary Pictures and The Pokémon Company, in association with Toho Co., Ltd. in a joint venture production. It is the first live-action adaptation in the franchise. The film stars Ryan Reynolds as the voice and facial motion capture of the titular character, with Justice Smith, Kathryn Newton, Suki Waterhouse, Omar Chaparro, Chris Geere, Ken Watanabe and Bill Nighy in live-action roles.

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Hey everybody, thanks for tuning in to the geek versus podcast as a nerds I view of pop culture. And this shows are proud partner of the giant size team up network.

How y'all doing? I'm good. Thank you for asking. I appreciate that. You know, sometimes I think you guys just just want me to talk and you don't. You don't care how I'm doing. I'm doing good. And I appreciate you checking in on me. I'm a little hungry, but I'll fix that after the show. So this weekend, I went and saw detective Pikachu

I don't know what that was. I I don't really get down with the Pokemon like that. I know the cartoon. I know the card game. I'm familiar. You know, I'm a nerd. I'm familiar with Pokemon. I just, you know, I'm not really vested and don't know what's what and who

Whoo and all that fun stuff. But a lot of times nowadays I just use I use a movie as an excuse to get out the house and hang out with some friends and some friends were like yo and check it out. I was like, yeah, sure, why not? I don't care. Zero vested in it.

knew nothing about it. The description all it says is in a world where people collect Pokemon to do battle. A boy comes across an intelligent talking Pikachu who seeks to be a detective.

That's Yeah, pick or choose the yellow one is the the most famous one. I know him. And then they put him in a detective hat and gave him a magnifying glass. So now apparently he's a detective. Sure. I'm on board.

So I went to check it out. Ryan Reynolds is the voice of pika Chu.

I like Ryan Reynolds, you know, whatever. He also did the motion capture. Pikachu and all the Pokemon are like CGI, it's live action except for the CGI Pokemon.

And then Bill Nye he and Ken Watanabe are in it was like Oh, I got some for real actors is about to be a serious movie. And justice Smith who had no idea who he was plays the main dude, he

apparently was big in the Get down which was on Netflix. So yeah, why not? Saturday afternoon. I go check this out.

I'm just gonna stare now I'm just staring at the camera staring at the microphone, because I still don't know why I still can't give you a good reason. As to what made me go pay money for this movie. Let me tell you this. It was good. I actually enjoyed it. I actually had a lot of fun. I was laughing that was it. I didn't cry or nothing. It's not cry worthy, but I was laughing i'd fun.

Apparently it's based

on

Nintendo 3ds game came out 2016 I had no idea I got out of the movie and had to ask what was that a game? Was there a cartoon or something? But it was a game and the game was pretty popular because it was the first time in the history of Pokemon. That peak that you could talk. He usually just goes

that's all. That's literally all he says. Pick up.

And what's funny is in the movie, only one person can hear can hear Pikachu talk, so everyone else hears Pika, Pika. It's kind of funny. I'm not gonna lie. It's kind of funny. I'm not gonna get into why there's actually a little bit of a story as to how he becomes a detective and why the boy can hear him talk. And and I think it was a cute story. Don't get me wrong. This is a kids movie. There's no doubt about it. Detective peek at you is a child's movie. And,

you know, for obvious reason, based on Pokemon in fact, my friend

Aaron who was sitting next to me said man, if I was like 12 my mind would have been blown because they bring all these p get you to life and put them on the screen and they look good and it's cool. So if you have 12 year olds that love Pokemon and Pikachu, take them because their minds are going to be blown.

Also, if they play Pokemon GO there's a special detective Pikachu you can get in the game of course the cross promoting all that stuff but the game is free for the most part. So play the game look for the special detective Pikachu. Also they play the game check out the Pokemon GO podcast, which just so happens to be a part of the giant sized steam up network. They make me say that they make me they hold

sharp sticks and my gut and say you better mentioned our show.

I will say if you are going to bring your kids it's a

The first PG rated Pokemon movie, and for the life of me, I couldn't figure out I was like, there's no language. There's no violence, it's very cartoony.

But according to IMDb, there is rude and suggestive humor. And actually the more I think about it there is but it's the type of stuff your kids aren't going to get. You know, it's one of them things are only the adults are cracking up and the kids I'd ask the parents, why are they laughing? And you couldn't really tell them you know, so there's some of that which I give credit to, to throw that into a kids movie because it makes it entertaining for kids and adults.

So yeah, don't know Don't rush out to go see it. Don't Don't listen to this podcast and be like, Oh, man, I gotta go check out that detectors Pikachu. And ain't like that. Any that serious. But if you do have young kids and you can't find a good movie to go to, I definitely recommend that one. Or if you're an adult or

grown up or whatever the heck we supposedly are. And you really like, Pokemon. Go check it out. You'll probably really dig it. The review here said uh, mostly mixed reviews. The creature designs are great Ryan Reynolds was great, but the plot was standard. You know what, I agree with that.

Because it's a kids movie. There's a there's no Deep Twist. There's it's, it's the kid tries to save the day. And that's all I wanted a kids movie a kid tries to save the day. There's some jokes, there's some laughs there's a bunch of Pokemon that are CGI and look cool. Especially.

The one I forgot the name of I never knew the name of because I don't know him. But you'll know him in the club scene because the music comes out of their mouth. They also have speaker ears. I don't understand why they have speaker ears.

The the music comes out of their mouth. It's like drum and bass.

techno

so the ears I think are really just

just for aesthetics. I don't know what purpose they serve unless they were like tweeter ears are too big to be tweeter. Maybe they were like subs on the ears and the mouth was the mids and the tweeters. I don't know. go see the movie I've already thought too much about it goes to the movie. Maybe you can figure it out. One of my friends said speakers are two ways. I don't think that's true. I think it's either a speaker or a microphone.

But I could be wrong. I don't know the lore of the Pokemon speaker stereo mouth guy, so maybe I'm mistaken.

So that's it. I thoroughly enjoyed it. I have no shame in saying I really enjoyed the technic peek at you. Pick he was cute and furry. Ryan Reynolds was funny. The story is pretty basic. But you know it works for kids movie. I laughed. I ate some m&ms. I walked

fell in love feeling like

you know it was money well spent. So check it out. Take your kids. Have fun.

Let me know what you think.

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Detective Pikachu is coming to a wrap. Oh, I almost forgot.

There's a detective movie on TV and in the movie. Fun fact. Fun fact.

It's the movie from home alone. The Merry Christmas and filthy animal. They put it in there as a placeholder. They're like, Oh, we need to find you know the production so we need to find another detective movie. And they couldn't find one. No, you know what that works. It's on screen for two seconds. I didn't pick up on it. I think my friends did.

Go look for it. It's the same made up moving from home alone. So that is it guys. Thank you so much for listening. I'm going to go get dinner, and I will see you in a week.

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