Pokémon Detective Pikachu – Reminiscing, slightly.

I wasn’t going to watch this film for Pokémon or the characters and hell I didn’t even know many of them. What really got my attention was when I read that Ryan Reynolds has given his crazy voice to the character of Pikachu. The Deadpool star is one of my favorite actors because of his great sense of humor.

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This collaboration of actual human actors and Pokémon monsters was really well thought of, yet, lacks so much in the story and the addition of various other characters/monsters. There are 812, according to Wikipedia. It is a secret as to why Reynolds adds his comedic manly touch to the cute, adorable Pikachu, which, shall be revealed way after the climax of the flick.

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Inclusive of a display of some next-generation technology, some great graphical representation, this film is adventurous. It has a good portion of comedy, thanks to Ryan Reynolds, of course. Rob Letterman, the director, who has made a few beautiful films in the past, unfortunately, couldn’t bring out the charisma, which was very much required in this game-adapted Pokémon Detective Pikachu.

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Apart from some moments of recollection of our good old memories concerning this legendary Japanese game and characters (or monsters) [which has been played on various different mediums since 1995], there are only a few notable things this film has to offer. Which reminds me to mention about a superb upcoming actor, Justice Smith (as Tim Goodman). With great dialogue delivery and facial expressions, he is quite the impressive one. A year younger to him, the female lead, Kathryn Newton (as Lucy Stevens) still has a few skills to master, however, is not that bad an actor. Probably experience shall teach the pretty one some more.

2/5

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Avengers: End Game – No spoilers inside.

Over the decades, we were made to believe that superheroes always save the day and it always ends on the note of happily ever after. Post Avengers: Infinity War, the directors (Anthony & Joe) took the Avengers series to the next level. It had grown older. It had bigger wings. It had a more realistic and a mature approach. It has reached beyond the point where the graphical representation, the actors’ performances or even the photographic work are being praised. We are way past that. Hence, it is the plot or script where it must actually flourish.

Admitting, that this one had a mediocre start. A little laid back. Possibly more practical. More human-like. The most longed-for film is huge, yet, it is not what I wanted it to be, or as per my assumption and what many of the moviegoers [especially Marvel fans] might have wanted it to be. However, it makes you run through a lot of emotions. It is inclusive of a few applause-worthy and whistle-worthy scenes. Avengers: End Game has explained the term C’est La Vie, very conspicuously. Two factors which were supported and displayed in a crystal manner, were feminism and racism. In my opinion, these factors are supposed to be conveyed very indirectly. Furthermore, this motion picture is running for twenty four hours in a few parts of the world. It has already made double of it’s investment, in the matter of two days. Fans have watched it five to six times already. That is something!

It is beautiful how Anthony and Joe Russo stitched the ten years of films of the MCU along with the End Game, combining the past, the present and the future and gave it a sense of completion. The appreciable factor is that the audience were kind and lived up to Russo brothers’ expectations and made sure to follow their appeal. Moreover, it is also important that you know that if you are expecting any after credit scenes [which Marvel fans usually do; even I did], there aren’t any. And a more pressing matter is that if you haven’t been following all the rest of the Marvel Cinematic Universe flicks, you WILL not understand the details of the characters and the film.

If I talk any more about the flick, the chances of a disclosure is very high.

3.5/5

Dumbo – Cuteness overload.

Two C’s make and bake an animation or a semi-animation film successfully, is what I believe. Concept and Characters. A character becomes popular because of it’s unique approach and concept created by the screenplay artist or director.

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Despicable Me film series (Minions), The Smurfs film series, the film Brave (Merida), Alvin & The Chipmunks film series or even Toy Story film series were all super hit films and characters. There was something distinctive about all the characters of these flicks which ticked the box for the audience, completely. Similarly, Dumbo, which was an animated motion picture made almost eight decades ago, under Disney’s banner, is revamped [by Ehren Khruger (screenplay) and by Tim Burton (director)] after seventy nine years {to be precise} in a mesmerizing manner.

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Look, it is not as bad as the reviews it has got. Its passable. It’ll almost keep you intrigued but you’ll know what’s coming next. It is perfect for parents who want to show their kids a good film on the weekend and for animated movie enthusiasts. It has a lot of adorable moments which will raise your goosebumps high.

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I would definitely give a lot of credit to Colin Farrell (as Holt Farrier), Eva Green (as Colette Marchant), Michael Keaton (as V. A. Vandevere), Danny DeVito (as Max Medici), Nico Parker (as Milly Farreir) and Finley Hobbins (as Joe Farrier) who played their roles graciously and with ease. Especially Parker {who most definitely seemed like the real daughter of Gamora (Zoe Saldana) from Guardians Of The Galaxy film series}.

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I was almost about to not go for this motion picture because of the amount of negative reviews I read before booking the tickets. But I did go for it and I am happy. I will not add this to my list of recommended films but I wasn’t disappointed with it either.

3/5