FF+ Pokémon Detective Pikachu, Tolkien, and Spoiler Culture

Aaron and Erynne unite for this week’s episode of FF+ that features spoiler-free reviews of two films we’ve both been excited about seeing. We also have a conversation about spoiler culture in 2019, the role social media and trailers play, and where the responsibility lies in preserving an unsullied movie-watching experience.

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Pokémon Detective Pikachu – 0:01:24

Tolkien – 0:17:37

In the News 

Spoiler Culture – 0:27:22


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MOVIE REVIEW: Pokémon Detective Pikachu

Full disclosure: I have a cat named after Pikachu and I am a big fan of this franchise in its many forms, including the card game, video games, and its anime series. I think with any beloved property that is being adapted it’s important to consider the fandom (or lack thereof) of the reviewer, so putting my history out there up front for context.

I won’t be surprised if a majority of adults who don’t have a history with Pokémon are meh on this, but fans and kids will adore it. My experience reminded me of READY PLAYER ONE. I wanted to live in this world of DETECTIVE PIKACHU forever. Smashing success!


Aaron White is a Seattle-based film critic and co-creator/co-host of the Feelin’ Film Podcast. He is also a member of the Seattle Film Critics Society. He writes reviews with a focus on the emotional experience he has with a film. Follow him on Facebook and Twitter to be notified when new content is posted.