Well after months of anticipation, I finally saw Sonic The Hedgehog. I’m happy to report that they did the blue blur justice. Forreal, this movie is a wholesome experience for the whole family to enjoy.
I gotta give it to Ben Schwartz man, his voice really brought Sonic to life on the big screen. The energy and upbeat attitude of Sonic was well replicated and it was a joy to see that CGI speedster run around the screen. It was definitely a fun experience. A lot of people will say that Jim Carrey may carry the movie, but I felt like both Ben Schwartz and Jim Carrey performance were top notch. Of course, the other cast did a fantastic job too.
The story was pretty light-hearted, nothing to write home about but that’s what I expected walking into the theaters. I just wanted to see how they’d bring Sonic to the big screen for the new generation, and it was great. Heck, even the jokes weren’t as cringy as I thought they’d be and got a few kicks outta them so that’s a plus on my book.
This movie wasn’t just for the kids, but also for fans who grew up with the video game character. There were so much easter eggs sprinkled all over the place that you’d need a second watch just to pick up on all of them
However, the biggest aspect was how Sonic looked in the movie. My goodness, every time I think about that old design, I’m reminded of how close we were to witnessing the worst version of Sonic on the big screen. And scarring innocent kids for years to come. I promise you, the redesign was worth it.
This movie is definitely worth going to the big screen to see. I’m really grateful that Jeff Fowler decided to redesign Sonic and not butcher my childhood.