Pokemon: Detective Pikachu (PG)
"You feel it. When you really believe in something despite everyone telling you you're wrong."
Ace detective Harry Goodman goes mysteriously missing, prompting his 21-year-old son, Tim, to find out what happened. Aiding in the investigation is Harry's former Pokémon partner, wise-cracking, adorable super-sleuth Detective Pikachu. Finding that they are uniquely equipped to work together, as Tim is the only human who can talk with Pikachu, they join forces to unravel the tangled mystery.
Pikachu Burgers, Substance "R" and a Pokemon Donut
Burgers! It was the obvious choice for this movie and my kids loved them! You don't even have to make the burgers at home, pick them up from your favorite take out place and just decorate them at home. Decorating does take some time and patience, luckily I only had to make (2) of them but they were a hit and totally worth it.
NOTE: I'm using toothpicks here but feel free to use raw spaghetti to hold the eyes and cheeks in place. Also, for the eyes you can use pieces of onions instead of carrots and black olives instead of seaweed.
NOTE: The ears took several tries but I found it best to use kitchen scissors. Use a lighter to burn the ears but DON'T eat them, they are only for show and taste like lighter fluid.
NOTE: Add the nose and mouth last otherwise it can create a mess and/or smudge.
In the movie there was a purple gas substance that was making the Pokemon go crazy when they inhaled it and as I was researching for my drink I came across this tea called "butterfly tea" the flowers turn the water into a dark blue but whats so cool about it is that when you mix it with a lemon juice (lemonade) it creates this beautiful gradient cloud of purple inside your glass! and if that wasn't a seller then just know that it's actually full of antioxidants and very good for you. Your kids will be wowed.
TIP: You won't find this tea at your local grocery store. I ended up ordering it from Amazon.
1. Boil 3 cups of water then turn off heat.
2. Add 1/2 cup of the butterfly flowers and let it steep for 15min.
3. Strain flowers and refrigerate the dark blue water to cool.
4. In a glass cup fill 3/4 with lemonade and pour in the chilled Butterfly Tea. You will see it turn purple right before your eyes.
I was determined to use the Pokemon ball in my menu so I figured out a way to do just that. Whats circular and is so so good? Donuts! I wasn't even going to attempt to make them at home so I figured I would go to my local donut shop and order them there but unfortunately they couldn't do 1/2 colors so I just ordered 6 reds with red sprinkles and 6 whites. They were very easy to put together.
Tip: Pikachu drank a lot of coffee in the movie so feel free to have some with your donut. I gave my kids a very small cup of decaf, which they very much enjoyed.
Q&A with the kids
1. Would you be OK with Pokemon's and humans living together? How would the world benefit from it?
2. Which Pokemon would you take in as a pet? What kind of problems would arise?
3. Tim had a team of people he trusted to help him on his adventure? Which two people and which 2 pokemon would you take on your next adventure?