Sonic the Hedgehog movie review - Aussieboyreviews


This family comedy featuring Sonic the Hedgehog is fun, but is still mildly bland. Children will like the exciting action and the occasionally silly humour. It’s not fast, but is watchable and entertaining.


When a small-town police officer discovers a blue and extremely fast hedgehog, he helps the hedgehog to protect himself from a selfish genius wants to capture him for science experiments.

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Movie details

Director: Jeff Fowler
Cast: James Marsden, Ben Schwartz, Jim Carrey, Tika Sumpter, Natasha Rothwell, Adam Pally, Neal McDonough
Writer: Pat Casey, Josh Miller
Release Date (Australia): 13 February 2020
Runtime: 99 minutes/1h 39m
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family
Country: USA, Japan
Language: English


Themes (PG)

The film contains themes of threat, crude humour and self-sacrifice.

Violence (PG)

The film includes comedic depictions of punching and kicking violence.

Coarse Language (G)

The film includes infrequent use of “hell” and a use of a cut-off term including “son of a…”.

mpaa rating

PG (for action, some violence, rude humor and brief mild language)

Aussie boy's thoughts

It’s not fast or pacy for a film adaptation of a video game, but there’s just so many simple keys that make it a delightful adventure. Is it entertaining? Yes. Is it fun? Fair to say yes. Is it a delightful 99 minutes with the well-known Sonic the Hedgehog? Reasonably, yes. However, this movie seems to be a big flaw that’s saved by little things.

There’s no doubt that fans of the character’s games and traits will highly appreciate a fresh and fun motion picture of him. Jeff Fowler’s film explores a tiny portion of Sonic’s childhood, in which he’s the most sweet and adorably animated little kid with a bright tone to him, but obviously spends time with the present character. The story seems to devoted towards his friendship with a human character, and although kids will get a giggle, the humour is mainly focused on farts and other silly things.

But don’t worry, iconic villain Doctor Eggman who’s executed hilariously and wittily by Jim Carrey saves the day… in giving us a bit more of an entertaining tale, but being a scientists with bad intentions. The design of the characters and the action is also acceptable.

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