Review of Sonic the Hedgehog

Everyone who knows me really well knows that I am a very big fan of Sonic the Hedgehog. Sonic and I go way back in time. The very first Sonic game on the Sega Genesis was the very first video game I ever played. I also had Sonic 2, Sonic 3, and Sonic Spinball. I also watched the adventures of sonic the hedgehog cartoon and the sonic the hedgehog Saturday morning cartoon on VHS tapes. Then I got a Gamecube for Sonic Mega Collection, Sonic Adventure 1 and 2, and Sonic Heroes. Then I played just some of the newer games.

When I heard that was going to be a Sonic the Hedgehog movie coming out, I didn't know what to think. When I saw the original design they had for Sonic, I thought it was going to turn out horribly. But as it turns out however, the studio listened to the fans and gave him a redesign, which turned out much better than the other Sonic we got. At that point I was debating whether or not I still wanted to see this movie. In the end, I decided I wanted to go see it anyway, because it was the first time in forever that a company actually listened to its fans, and that's a step in the right direction.

So, when I did go see this movie for my birthday when it came out, I was...pleasantly surprised! I thought this movie was a Sonic fan's dream. This movie had a lot of easter eggs and surprises for the Sonic fans. I also thought Jim Carrey was a really great Robotnik. He fit the role perfectly since he really brought that 90s vibe with him. That being said, how was it as a movie? Well, as a movie, I think it's a decent kids movie, and it's not going to be for everyone. As a movie, it was basically your average Alvin and the Chipmunks kind of kids movie with a talking animal befriending a human. It actually doesn't help that James Marsden who plays the cop in the Sonic movie is the same actor as the cop in the movie Hop, so it's easy to come to that comparison.

So, at the end of the day, I give this movie a 7 out of 10. It's an entertaining kids movie with good messages about protecting your friends and all of that. If you're a fan of Sonic, you will definitely enjoy this movie. But if kids movies aren't your cup of tea, you may not enjoy it that much. That's what I have to say about that. God bless!


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