Gamers have been eager for a good video game film for decades and they finally got it with Detective Pikachu!
1 / 8
Of course, the title of 'best video game film' is a low bar, and Detective Pikachu isn't without its shortcomings.
2 / 8
The thrill is seeing live-action Pokémon is the clear draw, but Detective Pikachu never really evolves past that.
3 / 8
Since the film is based on the game of the same name, it's clear that there were limits in place to what could be done.
4 / 8
Detective Pikachu is successful at times, but it's the human cast that muddies its rich world.
5 / 8
Mixed motives, illogical decisions, and some bad acting make some of the adventure head-scratching at times.
6 / 8
Still, Pokémon fans are better off with everything Detective Pikachu does. Here's hoping future films build on the formula!
7 / 8