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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 him defeat an evil genius who wants to do experiments on him.

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Jeff Fowler
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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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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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Trivia

The movie is the second time a Western company did a redesign of the titular character that was rejected by Sega. The first time was around the development of Sonic Boom, when Big Red Button tried to offer the character and his cast complete redesigns but were rejected by Sega, asking for something closer to the original modern design. See more »

Goofs

Even if Sonic's electromagnetic pulse didn't knock out cell phones themselves, it would affect the cell towers making them useless. Tom calling Wade during the blackout wouldn't have happened either way. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
[Dr Robotnik chases Sonic through San Francisco]
Sonic: 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 Original Film logo is in blue and red, Sonic's colors. See more »


Soundtracks

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Written by Ricky Reed (as Eric Frederic), Adam Levin, Casey Harris, Sam Nelson Harris (as Sam Harris), Thomas Eriksen (as Thomas Eriksson) & Tom Peyton
Performed by X Ambassadors
Courtesy of KIDinaKORNER/Interscope Records
under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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Charming and Nostalgic
21 May 2020 | by Blk_Ne190See all my reviews

I think they did a good job with this. The design of Sonic so so much better than the one featured in the trailer. It baffles me how they thought the original design was ok. It looked like a child's drawing of something they had seen in a nightmare.

The relationship between Sonic and James Marsden is super cute too and you'd do become invested in it.

It is very much a kids movie but it's nice for older people to see as it's filled with nostalgia from the Sonic games. There are plenty of little Easter eggs that people who have played the game will notice.

This movie is also really charming. It has lines that are funny too.

So I would watch it especially if you have any interest in Sonic I don't think you will be disappointed or frustrated at what they have done with the property.


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Country:

USA | Japan | Canada

Language:

English | French

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:

$320,954,026
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Technical Specs

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Sound Mix:

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

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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