Sonic the Hedgehog movie: Review

Written by Wesley Emmott

The Sonic the Hedgehog movie was directed by Jeff Fowler and has made its way quickly as one of the better examples of cinematic adaptations of video game movies.

The plot itself isn’t anything special. Just thing from another world trying to escape the government. Still, it was fine with what it did and managed to be enjoyable. Still, though, it wasn’t much of a Sonic movie since very little of it actually takes place within familiar settings to the video games. Still, it has its fill of Easter Eggs for longtime fans of the franchise. The sequel that it’s very likely to get will involve more characters and settings from the games.

Still, though, he was enjoyable enough that I didn’t care much about the story because Sonic (Ben Schwartz) here is a good character who I never really found annoying. Even more enjoyable was Robotnik (Jim Carrey) who was a treat to watch every time he was on screen. Since the game character of the same name is pretty silly on his own, it pretty much gave Carrey free reign to be as hammy as he wanted. Pretty much every other character was fine with what they did if a little forgettable.

Under the lens of a video game movie, it’s one of the best only because there’s a low bar when it comes to video game adaptations. Regardless, it was still a solid, fun movie with staff that listened to its fans, and I think that should be supported especially since it’s worth a watch anyway.

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