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Sonic The Hedgehog

Published April 12, 2020

Sonic The Hedgehog

Film info

  • Title Sonic The Hedgehog
  • Director Jeff Fowler
  • Year 2020
  • Run time 1hr 39m
  • Genres Comedy, Action, Science Fiction, Family
  • Tagline A whole new speed of hero

The world needed a hero, we got a hedgehog. Powered with incredible speed, Sonic The Hedgehog, aka The Blue Blur, embraces his new home on Earth. That is, until he accidentally knocks out the power grid and sparks the attention of super-uncool evil genius Dr. Robotnik. Now it's super-villain vs. super-sonic in an all-out race across the globe to stop Robotnik from using Sonic's unique power for world domination. Sonic teams up with The Donut Lord, aka Sheriff Tom Wachowski, to save the planet in this live-action adventure comedy that's fun for the whole family.

Live blog

TimeComment
0:12Well, the rings are clever. That’s a good start.
5:26300mph hey.
6:25He dropped the turtle!
7:54“These are my people and I am their lovable space creature.”
15:00Playing every position in a game of baseball is a bit much for my brain.
19:02The moustache though!
26:40“Because you talk to donuts and then eat them if they get out of line.”
37:35I like poofy-haired Sonic.
39:37I have a similar amount of self-control.
44:00“You’re gonna bucket list with me?” Not a verb.
45:51May not be a fan of Sonic, but his favourite film is Speed which helps.
52:44“Your best friend is a magnet for danger.”
57:59Fast and Furious reference!
1:04:51Handy she’s a vet.
1:06:09“Where am I? What year is it? Is the Rock president?”
1:08:32The sister is the best.
1:14:08Eggman!
1:24:26How did James Marsden think of the exact planet when he’s only vaguely heard of it?
1:27:11Brunch!

Thoughts

I was expecting nothing from this movie. We all know the history about how the first trailer made movie fans so outraged that they went back to the drawing board and redesigned the little blue devil. That’s not an auspicious beginning.

I suspect we would have avoided this like the plague if it hadn’t been one of those early releases to digital that we are devouring. I probably still would have avoided it, but Mr C was insistent, and I owed him one after Star Trek.

Actually, it wasn’t as bad as I thought it might be. The story basically makes sense, there were a couple of moments where I laughed, and Sonic at least didn’t look horrific anymore. But it really wasn’t a good movie, Jim Carrey’s star-power couldn’t cover the fact that he didn’t really have any good lines, and I just felt sorry for Marsden having to act against nothing for most of the time.

It was fun to see Tails at the end, but probably a bad sign if the best bit was technically after the movie had finished.

Rating: 2 / 5

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