I saw the controversial 'Sonic the Hedgehog' movie, and it was a delightful kid's romp made far better by a classic Jim Carrey performance
Feb 13, 2020, 22:19 IST
Gotta go fast.
A new movie starring one of gaming's most iconic characters debuts on Valentine's Day. "Sonic the Hedgehog" is the first-ever movie to star the speedy blue hedgehog, and it's a light, silly adventure that's clearly aimed at kids.
Hollywood may have finally - finally! - figured out how to turn iconic video game franchises into movies.
In "Sonic the Hedgehog," the new movie from Sega and Paramount that aims to set a foundation for a whole new series of Sonic films, little time is wasted.AdvertisementThe premise is simple, and presented immediately: Sonic is a speaking hedgehog who can run incredibly fast. His power is clearly unique, and that makes him a target for power-hungry villains. He's driven from his home dimension as a young hedgehog, and he escapes to Earth through a magical golden ring.
Do you need more explanation? I certainly didn't.
How does Sonic get to Earth? Through a magical golden ring, of course.
Enter: Dr. Robotnik, as played by a throwback version of Jim Carrey.
It is a miracle that Paramount went back and fixed Sonic's look — he's cute, cartoony, and endearing.
"Sonic the Hedgehog" is largely an excuse for Ben Schwartz, who plays Sonic, and Jim Carrey, who plays Dr. Robotnik, to act silly.
Though "Sonic the Hedgehog" is clearly aimed at kids, it incorporates enough old-school references and grown-up humor for parents to have a good time as well.
"Sonic the Hedgehog" launches on February 14. Check out the latest trailer right here: