Is Pokemon: Detective Pikachu suitable for young viewers?

Pokemon: Detective Pikachu photo via WB Media Pass
Pokemon: Detective Pikachu photo via WB Media Pass /

Pokemon have arrived and both children and adults who grew up watching the animated series are rushing to catch Detective Pikachu. But parents may be wondering if the movie is appropriate for kids.

Pokemon: Detective Pikachu is now playing in theaters everywhere and parents who were fans can’t wait to share a piece of their childhood and take their own children to watch the movie! But, as a parent, you’re likely wondering if the movie is suitable for the young ones.

As we all know, just because the movie is based on beloved cartoon characters doesn’t mean it is intended for kids, especially if the movie stars Ryan Reynolds. We’ve watched the movie and have some opinions!

Please note: I’m not an expert! To each their own and all kiddos are different.

First, let’s see what Common Sense Media has to say! According to the site, Detective Pikachu is recommended for children over the age of 8. But if you want my opinion, kids younger than 8 can enjoy the movie.

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Detective Pikachu is rated PG for action/peril, some rude and suggestive humor, and thematic elements.

For starters, trust me that all rude and suggestive humor will go over the kids heads because I don’t even remember which moments these are. The only one that comes to mind is the one you have all already seen in the trailer, during Mr. Mime’s interrogation.

The movie has no violent scenes, no gore or even signs of blood. It’s just a buddy-cop comedy for the family. The age I find suitable for the movie are children over the age of 5, simply because the story does have its slow moments that kids too young may find boring.

Other than that, the action and adorable Pokemon creatures are enough to keep kids entertained.

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Pokemon: Detective Pikachu is now playing in theaters everywhere. Running time is approximately 104 minutes.