Sonic the Hedgehog (2020)
You know, I’m not entirely sure this really is a movie review, but I finally got around to watching the new Sonic movie and I wanted to share my thoughts on it.
Overall, I enjoyed the movie way more than I thought I would. I’d compare my thought process for this movie to fall in line with my process for the Detective Pikachu movie. I had high hopes for each of these movies, and for both of them I was very surprised. Let’s shift our focus back to Sonic, to be honest, I never expected this movie to be good, not after the first character design was released. Then news of the re-design came out and it required a lot of re-work, I was expecting this to be a hodgepodge mesh of craziness. I’m happy to say that Sonic the Hedgehog was not a hodgepodge or a mesh of craziness, it was an incredibly well thought out movie (for a kids movie) and they took care of Sonic enough for my liking.
There were many funny parts of the movie, when you cast Jim Carrey it’s hard not to expect laughs to come your way, and don’t worry, he delivered a classic Jim Carrey performance. I honestly enjoyed Sonic’s comical wit as well, the scene where he played baseball with himself cracked me up. Give Ben Schwartz credit, he did a great job bringing Sonic to life. Also shout out to James Marsden, he did a great job too.
The action was good, Sonic’s speed was really dialed up to 11 for the movie, but I was ok with it. They needed to up something for the silver screen and I’m ok with overpowering Sonic’s speed to give him that extra edge. Practically speaking, it does make him a little bit too OP, but Jim Carrey’s Dr. Robotnic was clever enough to bridge the gap. There’s also other villains in Sonic’s pantheon that can match up to the blue blur, so I shouldn’t really be worried about it.
All in all, this was a really fun Sonic movie, and for me, I could tell the people behind it really seemed to care about the characters and the story they were making. I’d recommend this movie for anyone that wants to enjoy a fun cartoon flick.
Thank you for your time, it was neat to get outside of our comfort zone for this one, but I wanted to provide my thoughts on this really enjoyable movie.
Remember, not all those who wander are lost.
– The Wandering One