Is 'Sonic the Hedgehog' as good as they say?

February 25, 2020


After an intense redesign, “Sonic The Hedgehog,” is finally out in theatres, but is it worth seeing?


Jeff Fowler directs the film, and stars Ben Schwartz as the blue hedgehog, James Marsden as policeman Tom Wachowski and great comedian, Jim Carrey, as the villain, Doctor Eggman. 



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The story is quite basic, with no points of surprising turns or big plot twists, which is why the film needs bright elements that make it shine like enjoyable comedy, good action and good special effects.


Surprisingly this film has all of these. 


The film is full of things that don’t make sense like Sonic dressing as a human, even though it is still clear that he is a strange alien, and nobody notices. But in the end it works.


Sonic’s main achievement is the redesign of the character, making it so the main character is charming, and you end up becoming fond of him, instead of him being disturbing. 


Sonic has the same attitude as the character in the video games, visually has the powers and characteristics that we know, and manages to have a lot of significant interaction with James Marsden that works.


Jim Carrey plays the evil Doctor Eggman, whose interpretation reminds us of his performances in the 1990s, and in the movie, Carrey is very committed to his role.


Carrey steals the film and gives a “push” to all his scenes.  


All his scenes give you a laugh or at least a smile.


It is easy to realize that Jim Carrey plays this role extremely comfortably and it shows how he enjoys playing this character. 


The movie’s action is entertaining, and the characters have visible values.  


In the end, the central theme is friendship and it works well.  


Another point that I’m going to make is that the movie's comedy is very well managed, and has jokes for kids and adults. 


The film is good, it can be silly at moments, and it is ultimately supported by the endearing characters, including the villain. 


If you are a fan of the Sonic video games, you will be satisfied.


There are many teases of a possible sequel, and some post-credits scenes, and in the future, we could have a universe of video game films. 


“Sonic The Hedgehog” is a delightful film for children and adults.


The redesign of Sonic was a total turn-around for the film.  I give “Sonic: The Hedgehog” 4 out of 5 stars.  

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