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It Should Be Impossible for Detective Pikachu to Be This Good

The noir-influenced kids’ adventure movie starring an electric yellow CGI mouse-monster shouldn’t even make sense. Somehow it’s delightful.
Source: Warner Bros.

Every so often on the high-stakes cooking competition , contestants are handed a box of mystery ingredients—such as a can of tuna fish, a bag of gummy worms, and a handful of bitter melons—and asked to create something delicious. I can think of no better way to describe , a bizarre pileup of genres (noir, sci-fi, kid adventure) designed to immerse cinemagoers in the dense video-game universe of Pokémon. There’s absolutely no way it should go down smooth—but somehow, the director

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