The movie, released today just in time for Valentine’s weekend, is the first live-action adaptation featuring Sega’s mascot, voiced by Ben Schwartz. Alongside James Marsden (as Tom Wachowski) and Jim Carrey (Dr. Robotnik), the flick has been labelled by critics as a solid, if somewhat vapid, family film for fans of all ages to enjoy. Particular praise has been heaped on Carrey for his turn as Sonic’s nemesis, who injects his trademark comedy into the role.
Not the trainwreck that many had feared it would be – especially after the debacle that was Sonic’s original design – then, but nonetheless, audience ratings for Sonic’s cinematic debut are considerably higher than that of reviewers.
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