Sonic The Hedgehog Review

After 7 years of development and horrifying design, the Sonic The Hedgehog movie finally gets released. But was it the worth the wait ?


Sonic tries to navigate the complexities of life on Earth with his newfound best friend — a human named Tom Wachowski. They must soon join forces to prevent the evil Dr. Robotnik from capturing Sonic and using his powers for world domination.

Starring Jim Carrey as Dr Eggman, James Marsden as Tom Wachowski, and Ben Schwartz from Parks and Recreation voicing Sonic, the trio admittedly make this movie quite enjoyable. Jim Carrey is having the time of his life playing the egotistical Dr Eggman. He brings, an energy only the veteran comedy actor could bring, from his performance in ‘The Mask’ and ‘Liar, Liar’, I had no doubt Carrey would be great. Ben Schwartz was a huge suprise in this movie, I went into it thinking he wouldn’t do such a great job as Sonic, but wow I was so wrong. Ben Schwartz is perfectly cast the blue hedgehog, bringing emotion and his comedic timing.

The story is essentially Sonic trying to find a friend after being on his own for many many years. He finds that friend with Tom ‘The Donut Lord’ Wachowski, played by James Marsden. The story of Sonic The Hedgehog was suprisingly emotional. I went into this movie with low expectations especially after the horrific trailer that released in April 2019.

Sonic The Hedgehog, is not without its faults. Some of the jokes land very thin, some of the action seems forced and boring, and the pacing is off.

Overall I thoroughly enjoyed Sonic The Hedgehog due to its great cast, beautiful animation and a quite emotional story. The blue hedgehog is perfectly portrayed by Ben Schawartz, and the watching Jim Carrey having a great time as Dr Eggman made me enjoy the movie even more. I do recommend this movie, whilst its not a must see movie, if you want a good movie to watch with the family. I thoroughly recommend Sonic The Hedgehog.

I rate Sonic The Hedgehog a solid 7/10. With is backlash before this movie was released and the fact that its a movie based off a video game character. Sonic The Hedgehog completely surpassed my expectations.

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