Sonic the Hedgehog
- US / Japan
- Directed by: Jeff Fowler
- Cast: James Marsden, Ben Schwartz, Jim Carrey, Tika Sumpter
- UK release: 14 February 2020
Sonic (Schwartz) finds himself alone on Earth, on the run from the authorities, with villain Dr Robotnik (Carrey) also in pursuit. A derivative script and a rather tired performance from Carrey aside, it’s got disarming charm and cheek and Sonic is a cutely cartoonish hero.
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A live-action adventure comedy based on the global blockbuster video game that follows the misadventures of Sonic as he navigates the complexities of life on Earth. With his newfound (human) best friend Tom (James Marsden) Sonic tries to stop the villainous Dr. Robotnik (Jim Carrey) from capturing Sonic and using his powers for world domination.
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Sonic the Hedgehog13 Feb 2020
Sega's iconic furball speeds onto the big screen for a derivative but enjoyable adventure
The movie outing for Sega's speed freak has endured a choppy ride to the screen, with the filmmakers forced to fix their design of the titular tearaway following angry online reactions to the trailer. The derivative script for director Jeff Fowler's…
Jeff Fowler found Sonic Sonic the Hedgehog redesign nerve-wracking10 Feb 2020
Jeff Fowler admits that it was "nerve-wracking" to see the reaction to the redesign of Sonic. The director helmed the 'Sonic the Hedgehog' film which had to be delayed after a massive fan backlash online to the original animation of the iconic Sega…
Jim Carrey's Sonic concerns3 Aug 2019
Jim Carrey has shared his concerns about fans forcing a 'Sonic the Hedgehog' character redesign. Following criticism – which took aim at Sonic's human teeth and bizarre looking calf muscles – after the first trailer dropped, Paramount pulled the…
Tim Miller thinks Sonic the Hedgehog redesign will please fans12 Jul 2019
Tim Miller hopes the 'Sonic the Hedgehog' character redesign pleases fans. The film director and visual effects artist is executive producing the live-action film based on the blue hedgehog from the iconic video game franchise, which faced backlash…
Sonic the Hedgehog director promises character redesign3 May 2019
The director of 'Sonic the Hedgehog' film has promised "changes" to the character after fan backlash against the trailer. Jeff Fowler has logged onto Twitter to tell fans that he's heard the online criticism "loud and clear" about the changes to the…
Jim Carrey compares Sonic the Hedgehog to his own classic characters12 Apr 2019
Jim Carrey thinks 'Sonic the Hedgehog' will evoke memories of 'Ace Venture: Pet Detective' and 'The Grinch'. The 57-year-old actor – who will play the evil Dr. Ivo Robotnik in the upcoming blockbuster – has suggested the big screen live-action…
Sonic the Hedgehog movie poster unveiled10 Dec 2018
The first official poster for the 'Sonic the Hedgehog' film has been unveiled. Sega's iconic video game character is coming to the big screen in a semi-live-action adventure from Paramount and fans have now got the first sneak peak of what the blue…
Jim Carrey in talks for Sonic the Hedgehog movie30 Jun 2018
Jim Carrey is set to play a villain in the new Sonic the Hedgehog movie. The 56-year-old actor is reportedly in talks about taking on the role of evil Doctor Eggman Robotnik in the upcoming live action/CGI film based on Sega's video game, Deadline…
Tika Sumpter to star in Sonic the Hedgehog8 Jun 2018
Tika Sumpter has joined the 'Sonic the Hedgehog' movie. The 37-year-old actress has signed on to star in Paramount's live-action movie based on the iconic Sega video game character but details about what character she's set to voice are yet to be…
James Marsden to star in Sonic the Hedgehog31 May 2018
James Marsden has been cast in 'Sonic the Hedgehog'. The 44-year-old actor - who is best known for playing gunslinger Teddy Flood in HBO's 'Westworld' - has signed on to star in Paramount's live-action movie but details about what character he's set…
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