The blue devil, Sonic the Hedgehog gets his own live action film.
From Paramount Pictures is The Sonic the Hedgehog Movie which as it’s namesake, follows the adventures of SEGA’s classic mascot and video gaming icon, Sonic the Hedgehog.
The narrative takes us back to a young Sonic (Ben Schwartz) living in his own world with Longclaw the Owl as his Guardian who encourages Sonic to hide his blistering speedy powers.
Sonic however picks up the attention of some bad echidnas and his Guardian gives herself up to save Sonic.
She gives Sonic a bag of Gold Rings, these open portals to differing Worlds.
Sonic escapes and chooses Earth to be his home. Green Hills in fact (…for those that know the Sonic video games).
Sonic lives his own life in secret and hiding as best as he can from the humans that live out their lives in the small American town.
He ‘befriends’ the local Sheriff, Tom (James Marsden) who Sonic appropriately names Donut Lord, also in secret.
But Sonic’s blistering speed and nocturnal activities hasn’t gone unnoticed…
Doctor Ivo Robotnik (or Eggman) has suspected there was an otherworldly creature residing somewhere in small town America.
After a Super Sonic power burst knocks out all electricity in the surrounding State the U.S. military are alerted to a potential ‘threat’ in the Green Hills area (yup almost wrote Zone).
They call in Robotnik (Jim Carrey) and his henchmen armed with deadly futuristic tech.
After Sonic enlists the aide of Tom they both go on the run.
The Sonic the Hedgehog Movie was a lot better than I ever expected it to be.
I’m sure most remember the very first film trailer with a lanky looking Sonic resembling that creepy guy at the bar.
After a full CGI revamp Sonic is looking, well, more like Sonic.
The film is a mix of both light hearted humour and high action moments with something for kids, adults and of course Sonic the Hedgehog fans.
Throughout the film I was wondering where Tails was… oh wait THERE he is.
Running Time: 99 MIN
Director: Jeff Fowler
Starring: James Marsden, Ben Schwartz, Tika Sumpter, Jim Carrey
Production Studio: Sega Sammy Group, Original Film, Marza Animation Planet, Blur Studio
Distributor: Paramount Pictures