Movie Diary 5/6/2019

Pokemon: Detective Pikachu (Rob Letterman, 2019). Ryan Reynolds is the voice of Pikachu, speaking human language in this outing. (This is what it is to write about movies in 2019.) Reynolds confirms he is a signature actor of the era, even without being seen, and the movie bends to his smartass style. The jokiness is competent in the tongue-in-cheek way of everything funny today. Bill Nighy talks about Pokemon in an absolutely straight way. Everything else is fan service and inside gags. (full review 5/10)