From the opening scene of poorly animated Pidegy's flying in looking like PS2 game footage pasted over video of a town, you know exactly what you are getting. The CGI is awful and the character designs range from very plasticy too scary, monstrous versions of your beloved Pokemon. It look absolutely terrible. I don't know if other people were watching a different movie or what, but this movie does not have good CGI; it all looks terrible. Justice Smith is incredibly bland, but Kathryn Newton is so much worse. It's like she's plucked right out of a terrible 2010's Nickelodeon show. I'll take a boring actor over a bad one any day. The story is full of logistical holes and rarely makes sense. I guess hearing Ryan Reynolds voice Pikachu was fun for awhile, but he just can't carry the entire movie. Beyond the "Oh, I know that Pokemon!" experience, there is nothing here to enjoy. It looks bad, the acting is bad, and the story is bad. Just watch Pokémon: The First Movie instead.