If you grew up in the nineties, Sonic the Hedgehog was undoubtedly a large part of your childhood. This supersonic blue blur, whose speed was only matched by his own attitude, became a bona fide gaming icon. But even though he’s faster than the speed of sound, Sonic had to wait a looooong time before getting his own movie.
Luckily, it was worth the wait; Sonic the Hedgehog breaks the curse of video game adaptations being less than stellar when transitioning to movie theatres.
Sonic the Hedgehog tells the story of the titular hedgehog who fled to Earth when his dimension was attacked. He’s forced into a life of solitude, having to hide from human beings. One day, he meets Tom Wachowski (James Marsden), the sheriff of the small town where he lives. Together, they embark on a road trip to retrieve the rings that allow Sonic to travel between dimensions.
But in their way stands the evil Dr. Robotnik (Jim Carrey), an eccentric megalomaniac scientist who intends to capture Sonic and use his powers towards his nefarious goals.
Carrey delivers an outstanding performance, reminiscent of his greatest roles, and it goes a long way towards making this movie an entertaining watch for the whole family.