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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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

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Gotta. Go. Fast. 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

When Sonic starts rolling along the ground, two sounds from the games play simultaneously: the iconic "Spin Attack" sound, and the "Dash Pad" sound. 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: 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 Sega logo in this film is made out of various video game screens playing Sega games, with the first ones seen being Sonic video games. See more »


Soundtracks

Where Evil Grows
Written & Performed by The Poppy Family featuring Terry Jacks
Courtesy of Gone Fishin' Music Ltd.
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It Did Not Suck. It's actually pretty decent family movie.
14 February 2020 | by ikhwan_arifSee all my reviews

I live in Asia so we got to see the movie 1 day earlier than the U.S. And no Corona-chan is not a problem in my exact location.

I can tell you with all certainty that Sonic the Hedgehog Movie does not suck. It's actually a decent family movie. A little basic for adults, the pacing and a certain plot in the middle is rather poorly executed but on the whole, the main plot is fine, the acting is fine, the jokes are okay-ish, the music is fine, the production is really good, the animation is really good and the movie is fun.

It's not going to win any awards but it's good enough for casual movie-goers and more than good for Sonic fans. I gave it an extra Star from a 7 because the creators actually listened to fans and gave a good-looking Sonic which in all honesty, is what made the film because Sonic looked good. Real good. Sonic's animation is quite a joy to watch and doesn't take you out of the immersion.


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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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