Review: Sonic the Hedgehog

Sonic the Hedgehog has taken the iconic video game character into the big screen and the results did not disappoint.

Sonic is well known as an anthropomorphic hedgehog with supersonic speed. This Sega mascot has been around since 1991 when the first game “Sonic the Hedgehog” was released. Sonic then became one of the most popular video game characters.

In this movie I got to see the super-speeding hedgehog in a whole new world. The film starts with Sonic (Ben Schwartz) running away in order to hide his powers and protect himself. His caretaker Longclaw (Donna Jay Fulks) gives him a bag of rings so he could travel to other planets.

When Sonic arrived on Earth, he remained there for 10 years and nobody knows that he exists. He lived in a cave and desired to have friends. However, when he accidentally created an electromagnetic pulse he decided to hide and run away again.

This movie gave me another reason why Sonic is entertaining. The first thing that I particularly enjoyed was the blue hedgehog himself.

When the trailer first came out for this movie, people did not like the choice of animation for the character. However, Paramount decided to redesign Sonic the results was an improvement. Not only was the animation Sonic pleasant, but the character himself was entertaining.

They made Sonic super fast (and not just because he has super speed). He talked fast, ate fast and could do multiple tasks in seconds. All of his super speed was both entertaining and humorous.

The other comedian in the movie was Dr. “Eggman” Robotnik a.k.a. Jim Carrey. Eggman was a mad scientist who wished to conquer the world and destroy Sonic. He made me laugh with his “robotic-like” behavior and his constant input on how intelligent he was.

What also had me attached to my seat was the storyline. A supersonic-speeding hedgehog trying to make friends and find a home made the film watchable. In addition, the growing friendship between Sonic and Tom (James Marsden) was interesting.

For those who enjoy comedy, action and famous video game characters, Sonic the Hedgehog is the ideal choice.

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