Sonic the Hedgehog

Sonic the Hedgehog
  • 2020
  • US / Japan
  • 1h 38min
  • PG
  • 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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Sonic the Hedgehog

13 Feb 20203 stars

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-wracking

10 Feb 2020

Film gossip

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 concerns

3 Aug 2019

Film gossip

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 film…

Tim Miller thinks Sonic the Hedgehog redesign will please fans

12 Jul 2019

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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 from…

Sonic the Hedgehog director promises character redesign

3 May 2019

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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 characters

12 Apr 2019

Film gossip

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 unveiled

10 Dec 2018

Film gossip

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 movie

30 Jun 2018

Film gossip

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 Hedgehog

8 Jun 2018

Film gossip

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 Hedgehog

31 May 2018

Film gossip

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 to…

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