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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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Super villain vs Super Sonic 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

Jeff Fowler explains the Sonic references as being put in generally throughout filming: "It's not like you're going out of your way in terms of the story to put these things in. They are what they are, which is just a way of rewarding fans for their years of enthusiasm and getting to see some things that they would recognize but some that the rest of the audience might not." See more »

Goofs

When Sonic super-speeds to push Tom and Maddie off the roof, the bag disappears. Although the bag placement could have been directly under a drone and therefore not visible. 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 first part of the closing credits is a montage of scenes from the film rendered in video-game style. 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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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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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:

$148,974,665

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$319,715,683
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Color:

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Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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