Sonic the Hedgehog (2020)

Sonic the Hedgehog (2020)

2020 PG 99 Minutes

Action | Science Fiction | Comedy | Family

Based on the global blockbuster videogame franchise from Sega, Sonic the Hedgehog tells the story of the world’s speediest hedgehog as he embraces his new home on Earth. In this live-action adven...

Overall Rating

6 / 10
Verdict: Good

User Review

  • d_riptide


    7 / 10
    Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, children and Sonic fans of all ages, you are currently looking at, what is in my personal opinion......the best live action video game to film adaptation we’ve gotten so far: “Sonic The Hedgehog (2020)”. It might’ve taken well over two decades but we finally got it. While the series' first live-action film is neither a jolt to the pantheon of Sonic media nor a MUST-SEE video game adaptation, it delivers on what it promises and then some: an entertaining fun-filled adventure with a couple of laughs, some solid attempts at chemistry between its two stars, fast and furious chase and action sequences with the VFX broadening the appeal whenever it stood out, steady cinematography and editing and a Jim Carrey performance bonkers and charismatic enough to be reminiscent of his 90’s heyday. Even when the predictable story, some unfunny gags, dated jokes and some very familiar cliches and tropes they aren’t even trying to hide fail to pull you completely into the crux of it all, it at least makes up with it with a lot of heart at the center of this conventional story.

    I’m giving extra props to both Paramount and Sega here because they could’ve EASILY ignored all our complaints and concerns and released the movie how it was and have it be declared as maybe one of the worst video game films ever (given how good this one was, maybe the design wouldn’t have changed anything) but the point is they took a step back, looked at themselves in the mirror and said “They’re right. We can do better and we will.” To be fair, my definition of better as far as these films goes range about a quarter over what they gave me given but the fact that Sonic has managed to succeed in the medium where even MARIO failed in, it does finally give him a little bit of an edge over him in SOMETHING.

    Whether or not this is a step in the right direction for a potential franchise within the franchise remains to be seen.