Sonic the Hedgehog was a pleasant surprise.
I appreciate the creators of this live-action film taking the time to redo Sonics design because otherwise, this movie may not have worked despite the story being easy to enjoy.
This film allows you to meet Sonic (Ben Schwartz) and find out what caused him to arrive on earth. It’s an understandable story. Sonic is a carefree individual who is extremely powerful, and he will always be a target as a result. This caused him to lose the only person (or owl) that he knew and travel to parts unknown for safety.
The film allows you to sympathize with Sonics isolation, and you root for him because the character is funny and cuddly. When he’s unhappy, you as the viewer get sad, and when he finally gets companions, you laugh along because he’s slightly awkward.
Jim Carrey and James Marsden
The dynamic between James Marsden (Tom Wachowski) (Tom Wachowski) and Jim Carrey (Dr. Robotnik/ Eggman) was spot on. Their comedic timing was the most enjoyable part of the movie. Comedy was a large part of this film, but the back and forth between Carrey and Marsden, in my opinion, is the best part.
Marsden played the quick comeback guy while Carrey continuously through insult after hilarious insult. Carrey was over the top, but it made this movie all the more enjoyable with belly-laughing moments.
But we already knew he was going to do that.
This film is family-friendly, delightful, and overall fun to watch. If those characteristics appeal to you, then you should give it a watch.
I also saw that the film is outperforming expectations, and that may be grounds for a sequel. We’ve seen movies telegraph sequels before after the ending sequence for Sonic the Hedgehog, and we’ll most likely be venturing into a new world next time which will allow for natural integration of his friends like Tails.