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Sonic the Hedgehog (2020)

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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.

Director:

Jeff Fowler

Writers:

Patrick Casey (as Pat Casey), Josh Miller
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ben Schwartz ... Sonic (voice)
James Marsden ... Tom
Jim Carrey ... Dr. Robotnik
Tika Sumpter ... Maddie
Natasha Rothwell ... Rachel
Adam Pally ... Wade
Lee Majdoub ... Agent Stone
Neal McDonough ... Major Bennington
Tom Butler ... Vice Chairman Walters
Frank C. Turner ... Crazy Carl
Melody Nosipho Niemann ... Jojo (as Melody Niemann)
Shannon Chan-Kent ... Roadhouse Waitress
Brad Kelly ... Roadhouse Thug
Elfina Luk ... Secretary of Homeland Security
Garry Chalk ... Navy Chief of Staff

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Based on the global blockbuster videogame franchise from Sega, SONIC THE HEDGEHOG tells the story of the world's speediest hedgehog as he embraces his new home on Earth. In this live-action adventure comedy, Sonic and his new best friend Tom (James Marsden) team up to defend the planet from the evil genius Dr. Robotnik (Jim Carrey) and his plans for world domination. The family-friendly film also stars Tika Sumpter and Ben Schwartz as the voice of Sonic. Written by Paramount Pictures

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A Hedgehog Becomes A Hero. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for action, some violence, rude humor and brief mild language. | See all certifications »

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Trivia

There are multiple jokes at different points about the Olive Garden, a very conspicuous reference to the real estate website Zillow, and a hard-to-miss moment when Tom orders Sonic a Mello Yello soda. See more »

Goofs

In the end credit music listings for Queen's "Don't Stop Me Now," Freddie Mercury's first name is misspelled as "Freddy." See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
[Dr Robotnik chases Sonic through San Francisco]
Sonic the Hedgehog: So, I know what you're thinking: Why is that incredibly handsome hedgehog being chased by a madman with a mustache from the Civil War? Well, to be honest, it feels like I've been running my whole life. Is this too much? Am I going too fast? It's kinda what I do. You know what? Let's back up!
[goes to Sonic's childhood]
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Crazy Credits

The first part of the closing credits is a montage of scenes from the film rendered in video-game style. See more »

Connections

Featured in WatchMojo: Top 10 CGI Fails in Hollywood Movies (2020) See more »

Soundtracks

All Fired Up
Written by Leon Harrison & Matthew Morris
Performed by The Lazys
Courtesy of The Lazys and Sony/ATV Music Publishing (Australia) Pty Limited
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Solid Movie
14 February 2020 | by scaredschmidtlessSee all my reviews

It's not the next masterpiece of cinema, but I genuinely think it's an enjoyable watch if you don't go in expecting the stars.

I enjoyed it a lot more than I have a lot of other "Video-Game cash in movies" anyway. Yes, It's a genre that's been done a lot, but that doesn't make this film inherently bad.

It had some enjoyable moments in it.

I have immense amounts of respect for the crew who worked on this movie, due to how much the internet kicked up a storm and how they worked tirelessly to try re-jig the movie to make it work. That doesn't mean the movie is perfect, but the respect for the craft is there.

Long story short; It's not a perfect movie, but you can tell that effort was made in it's creation. Had some enjoyable moments and would definitely encourage people to watch.


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Country:

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Language:

English

Release Date:

14 February 2020 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Budget:

$85,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$58,018,348, 16 February 2020

Gross USA:

$146,066,470

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$306,766,470
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Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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