With Pokemon: Detective Pikachu, Nintendo gets back into the movie game with their first live-action adaptation of the popular franchise. When Tim Goodman gets the news that his absentee father has passed away, he returns to his home to search for answers. However, after Tim discovers his father’s partner, a wise-cracking Pikachu, he quickly discovers that there may be more to the story than he first believed. As the two venture out to solve the puzzle of his father’s disappearance, Tim and Pikachu learn to work together while, at the same time, tackling their own inner battles as well. This week on the show, Steve welcomes a couple of Pokemon masters in Rob Jackson and Anthony Simone to get to the bottom of the mystery behind why video game movies often fail and the film’s understanding of identity and mental health issues.
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Thanks Anthony and Rob for joining us!