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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.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ben Schwartz ... Sonic (voice)
James Marsden ... Tom Wachowski
Jim Carrey ... Dr. Ivo Robotnik
Tika Sumpter ... Maddie Wachowski
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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Storyline

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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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Details

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Country:

USA | Japan | Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 February 2020 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Sonic the Hedgehog See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$85,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$58,018,348, 16 February 2020

Gross USA:

$107,708,435

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$204,208,435
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital | DTS (DTS: X)| Dolby Atmos

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Sonic sneaks around the bar in a cowboy hat and baggy shirt. In Adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog (1993) Sonic was infamous for donning a variety of disguises. 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 why am I, an incredibly handsome boy in blue, being chased by a creep in a Civil War moustache? Well, let's say I've been running all my life. Am I going too fast? It's what I do. Let's go back!
[goes to Sonic's childhood]
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Crazy Credits

The stars in the Paramount logo are replaced with Sonic's rings, and is accompanied by an orchestral version of the "Green Hill Zone" music from Sonic's video games. See more »

Connections

Version of Sonic the Hedgehog Genesis (2006) See more »

Soundtracks

Speed Demon
Written and Performed by Michael Jackson
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User Reviews

 
I'm giving it an extra star because they redesigned sonic
16 February 2020 | by jennifercascoSee all my reviews

Honestly this was a movie I was never really planning to see. I thought it was another cash grab at our nostalgia. But when the initial trailer came out with the original sonic, I partook in the hilarious and frightening memes and joined in on the criticism. When I found out that they were redesigning Sonic due to the backlash - I was shocked. I never thought a studio would listen to our voice, and oh was our voice heard.

So after I saw the second trailer I thought to myself, well, I guess I gotta go see it now. "Put your money where your mouth is." If the studio took the time to do this for us then I will gladly pay my money to see this.

And I'm glad I did. It's a fun movie. It's not perfect by any means, but it's an enjoyable film for the family. I love the new Sonic, I love the cast, Jim Carrey is spectacular as always. It was a fun movie from start to finish. And it was really entertaining. I love the voice character for Sonic too, I think he fit perfectly. I would've given it a 7/10 but like I mentioned before, an extra star for caring about the fans and the audience.


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