t's absolutely brilliant. Bring the kids, they'll love it. Sonic is charming, and upstages even Jim Carrey (who's best scenes were already in the trailers), what's more is he shows real emotional range, a trait rare in interpretations of the character, but are necessary for a convincing film.
Loads of action when it's required, but the core of the movie is a budding road trip bromance that remarkably holds people's attention even if a lot of it are the characters taking a break from the pressures, while still causing mischief.
The only flaw I would raise is when Tom becomes a wanted man, there is potential for more consequential drama and it just isn't taken...but in some respects this works for the film too. Here, Tom's wife supports him (except for his sister-in-law, who's dealt with very quickly) and she and her niece help Sonic out.
There's nothing woke about this film at all. It's a strong heterosexual pairing that work as a cohesive unit to help a strange creature out of trouble and stand valiantly against an obnoxious bully (who ironically vents about all the other bullies in his own life and how he dealt with them).
The easter eggs are also great...from echidna tribesmen, to the Mushroom Hill Zone, to the inclusion of the Sanic meme, and the post-credit cameo from Tails setting up the sequel. This movie has something for everyone, and can be enjoyed by everyone who is a child at heart.
(P.S, you can also this thread to discuss all things Sonic in general)
So between this & Detective Pikachu it's nice that Live-Action adaptations of Videogame movies are FINALLY not being complete dogs*** (Not saying some of them aren't enjoyable since I'm a fan of The Super Mario Bros movie, Street Fighter the movie, Mortal Kombat, & Rampage).
Fingers cross That if we do get a sequel they don't botch it. Personally I only see this movie series going as far as bringing Knuckles, Amy, & Metal Sonic if it happens.
Post by AlwaysARanger85 on Feb 16, 2020 8:25:20 GMT -5
I have no seen it yet myself. I do plan to see the film soon. Hopefully if there a sequel we will get to see sonic friends and all. Only thing I surprised they didn't do for robotnic is make him fat like the games.
Post by AlwaysARanger85 on Feb 22, 2020 15:51:55 GMT -5
Just saw the film. Was pretty solid film. Good funny moments with sonic and his and Tom interactions where good. Carey was over the top as eggman. But it was good over the top. All in all good film. Curious to see where they go with a potential sequel.
Post by KamenRiderSaber82 on Jul 24, 2020 19:02:10 GMT -5
awesome news! so Knuckles might will be in Sonic 2 movie? funny, his first apperance in video game universe was Sonic 3 where there was a lock-on techology it let you play as Knuckles in Sonic 2 and Sonic 3 games!
anyways, the sequel movie will released on April 8, 2022 that means i will be 40 two days before April 8!