Written and edited by: Marrista K. Stubbs
When I first heard the news there would be a Sonic the Hedgehog movie, I was skeptical. However my nostalgia, love of Jim Carrey, and Sonic’s before and after photo convinced me to spend my hard earned money on a children’s movie.
I only spent $6 to see Sonic the Hedgehog and it was worth every penny. While this movie gets a bit cheesy at times, it’s a fun and entertaining take on the classic video game that’s still widely popular today. There’s a good balance of wordplay and physical comedy with the tone of an 90s feel good movie. Plus, it’s been a minute since I watch a movie with Jim Carrey in it. He has evolved in his acting style and brings a lot of personality to Dr. Robotnik and I love it.
This movie is also enjoyable to watch because of the Easter eggs that are sprinkled throughout. I won’t give out any spoilers. Just keep your eyes peeled and ears open from beginning to end. There are in-your-face allusions to the games and shows and some hidden gems too. Don’t leave before the credits end and you’ll get an interesting surprise.
Overall I don’t regret seeing this movie and if you’re a fan of the classic games, or even the TV show, you won’t either. I give Sonic the Hedgehog a 3.5 out of 5 and look forward to what this franchise has to give in the future.