Sonic the Hedgehog

‘Sonic the Hedgehog’ is the 2020 family action/comedy film based off the popular SEGA game. Sonic is hiding out on Earth when he is discovered and hunted by the evil Dr. Robotnik. Sonic teams up with his first friend, the local town sheriff, in order to get his gold rings back and avoid capture. Sonic stars Jim Carrey (The Mask), James Marsden (Westworld), Ben Schwartz (Night School), and Tika Sumpter (Ride Along).

The movie’s original design for Sonic didn’t go over well with fans. Once Sonic’s design dropped, the internet was quickly flooded with memes and they were heckled so bad that the movie studio went back and changed how Sonic looked. He basically looked like a poor rendering of himself wearing full suit PJs, it ended up pushing the movie back. The cool thing about it is the studio listened to fans and went back and redesigned Sonic. For that simple reason I hope this movie does really well. Sonic is currently the second highest grossing film for 2020, even though the quarantine may have helped them out, it seems changing Sonic’s look worked for them.

I wasn’t sure what to expect of this film, but I figured I would give it a shot. I didn’t get a chance to catch it in theaters before social distancing took place, but it is available now in Redbox. This is surprisingly a really good movie. The casting is great, Jim Carrey nails his role as Dr. Robotnik, which weird off beat roles have always been up his alley. Ben Schwartz also does a really good job as the Voice of Sonic. They leave it open for a second one as well, this is a great film for the whole family. I give it a 7/10.


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