Sonic The Hedgehog (2020)

After discovering a small, blue, fast hedgehog, a small-town police officer must help it defeat an evil genius who wants to do experiments on it.

Take 1 of the best known video game characters of the 90s, take 1 of the best comedians, take over 20 years for a film adaptation.

With so much source material, you get AN ORIGIN MOVIE!  Made into a buddy/road trip film. Ok, it’s GREAT to see Sonic look the way he’s meant to, the effects are good, really good. Jim Carrey ( it’s his film, he gets most laughs doing his classic style of character acting).  Sure, he doesn’t look like Egg-man, yet still is intimidating and fun on screen.

There’s surprisingly NOT a joke about the ugly WTF look of Sonic from the original trailer, but there is a couple of surprises worth the run time, the film seems to go by fast…

There are 3 RIP OFF scenes from the X-Men prequel trilogy, and this film comes from the Original Film studio…. Origin ripping off X-men scenes, HARDLY ORIGINAL. But, it’s fun, entertainment, just a bit late. Sure, video game films keep coming, and they’re hardly any good, yet are better than the Super Mario Bros film ( a cult classic), Superior to Mortal Kombat Annihilation ( music is GREAT, Brian Thompson does a great impression of Shao Kahn’s voice and quotes, costumes are good, everything else is PATHETIC,) Street Fighter ( Raul Julia is the best part), the Resident Evil films after Exctinction and…  I got sidetracked, that’s what this film does.

Instead of it being a Sonic film, it’s a Sonic in our world film, focussing on his nemesis rising to prominence. Hopefully we get a sequel that is MORE a Sonic adventure and not teleporting through worlds ( a thing from the game which is referenced).

Is it great, NO, but it’s worth a 5.5/10.

Though Jim Carey’s performance makes it an 8.


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