Friday, February 14, 2020

Sonic the Hedgehog Review: Gotta Go Fast!

The Hit:

Well, after the atrocity of the first official design of Sonic was criticized by the fans and then soon changed, I knew I had to go see this movie to see that outcome. 

Cast: Jim Carrey, Ben Schwartz, James Marsden, Tika Sumpter, Lee Majdoub

Pros: This movie was fun and exciting through and through. The Sonic we get reminded me of the old animated show but especially the game of the classic Sega console. I remember playing those games and miss turning into a blue ball and wrecking anything in my way. Which by the way we do get to see that move here and that nostalgia was very electrifying. Jim Carrey played a very good Dr. Robotnik and although he doesn't resemble the game's version physically, he brought out that character regardless and gave me that cartoonish humor. Seeing James Marsden's character and also Tika's interacting with Sonic reminded me of Detective Pikachu and if this continues, I'd love to see more games come to live-action. This is a good family film and although kids nowadays might not know the source material, I'm sure they'll still enjoy it. 

Cons: Towards the end, there are some plot holes that needed to be filled and if I really give it a lot of thought I'd be annoyed wondering how they resolved that issue but it doesn't affect me overall. There's some child humor that as an adult might not be funny but that was to be expected. There was a well-known actor at the beginning of the film that was introduced and we don't see him again, it was just random for him to be there and not worth the cameo. 

Sonic was great and if you ever played the games when you were younger and are still a fan deep inside, I'm sure you'll enjoy it. It brought back memories of me turning on that Sega and hearing it's classic start-up sound. Take the family as well, kids will love it. 

P.S. Stay during the Mid credits for an extra little scene of another Sonic counterpart.

Key Info: Rated PG. Genres: Action, Adventure, Family

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