Blu-ray | Action | 03 Jun 2020
Blu-ray | Action | 03 Jun 2020
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Super villain vs Super Sonic
After discovering a small, blue, fast hedgehog, a small-town police officer must help it defeat an evil genius who wants to do experiments on it. Based on the global blockbuster videogame franchise from Sega, Sonic the Hedgehog tells the story of the worlds speediest hedgehog as he embraces his new home on Earth. In this live-action adventure comedy, Sonic and his new best friend team up to defend the planet from the evil genius Dr. Robotnik and his plans for world domination.
Review of Sonic The Hedgehog by Peter Walkden
Based on the well-known videogame character, thanks to Sega. Sonic lives a peaceful life within his homeworld until the hero himself becomes in danger. The only way to be kept safe and stay alive is to use one of his magical rings which allows him to a new dimension. Sonic ends up on a strange dimension known as Earth.
Sonic is now all alone and lives in a cave. Daily entertains himself busy exercising, reading books, playing games or watches the lives of others including the town’s local police officer Tom (James Marsden). He lives close by near Sonic’s home. But it isn’t long until Sonic is in danger once again. Sonic mistakenly uses one of his superpowers which alerts the government of the unusual activity. This then leads an evil scientist by the name of Dr Robotnik (Jim Carrey) to hunt down Sonic and learn more about the superhero’s abilities. Sonic tries to in hiding in the same home that Tom lives in but naturally gets discovered. Now both Tom and Sonic go on the run and must together.
I have fond memories of playing Sonic The Hedgehog as a child thanks to a stunning Sega Master System II Console. While I was not always playing every Sonic that got released, I am amazed at how much I do still remember and how much of it was relevant in this film. Talking about the suburb of Green Hill is just one of many nods to the original game.
The voice work of Sonic (voiced by Ben Schwartz) was fitting and enjoyable. I am also one of those people who was rather thankful that Paramount redesigned Sonic’s look when comparing to the 1st trailer in which fans were not pleased to see. Paramounts hard work and extra spendings have paid off when it comes to the CGI. This will be pleasing to many fans who have always loved the little blue guy.
The most enjoyable element to Sonic The Hedgehog was the film’s villain of Dr Robotnik (Jim Carrey). Actor Jim Carry gives a familiar but still a welcoming performance as the evil scientist aka the bad guy. It is great to see the actor be over the top with his random one-liners and strange looks while he hunts for Sonic The Hedgehog.
Overall, Sonic The Hedgehog is a fun, entertaining and brainless comedy time which takes its audiences down memory lane. In my opinion, it is genuinely a video game film that has been done right. Visual effects and sound design were also pleasing too. Easily the most fun element of this film comes from the actor Jim Carrey who brings a familiar and yet welcoming performance as the film villain.
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Title: Sonic The Hedgehog
Release Date: 03 Jun 2020
Actor(s): Ben Schwartz, James Marsden, Jim Carrey, Tika Sumpter, Natasha Rothwell, Adam Pally, Lee Majdoub, Neal McDonough, Tom Butler, Frank C. Turner, Melody Nosipho Niemann, Shannon Chan-Kent, Brad Kelly, Elfina Luk, Garry Chalk
Catalogue No: BDL1744
Disc Count: 1
Aspect Ratio: 2.40:1
OFLC Rating: PG
Run Time: 99
Transfer Format: 16:9 Enhanced, Widescreen, Full Height Anamorphic, 1080P HD
Video Format: PAL
Primary Audio: DTS 5.1 HD
Language: Czech, DTS 5.1 HD, English, DTS 5.1 HD, Russian, DTS 5.1 HD, Swedish, DTS 5.1 HD
Subtitles: Czech, Danish, English, English Audio Commentary, English for the Hearing Impaired, Finnish, Norwegian, Russian, Slovak, Swedish
Region Code: B
OFLC Advice: Comedic Action Violence, Occasional Mild Coarse Language
Director(s): Jeff Fowler
Genre: Action/Adventure, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Science Fiction