‘Sonic The Hedgehog’ review: From looking bad to looking good.

Oscar Torres, Staff Writer

Sonic the Hedgehog is a fantastic movie that the family, kids and fans can enjoy.

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Last year when Paramount showed the first trailer for the Sonic movie, people all over the internet thought it was a film bound for disaster, not only because of the tone and the music choice, but mostly for the way Sonic initally looked.

The company delayed the film to fix the issues and months later the film finally came out with general liking to both family and fans of the hedgehog. It’s true, the film is a joyful experience from beginning to end.

The story starts with a young Sonic running around his home world getting a flower to show to his mother. A few seconds later, they get attacked by the Echidna tribe who are trying to kidnap Sonic and use his powers.

After his mother gets hurt she gives Sonic a bang of rings to teleport to any planet, she sends him to Earth.

10 years later the blue hedgehog now lives in a small town called Green Hills, after an incident with his powers lead to a major blackout that brought caution to the government.

The government had no choice but to send in Dr. Ivo ‘Eggman’ Robotnik to search for the cause of this incident.

This leads Sonic being chased by not only the government but Eggman as well, along the way he meets officer Tom Wachowski.

In order to escape the planet, he teams up with the officer around California and later on growing a friendship.

The plot of the film was subpar, it was pretty lacking in terms of originality but it doesn’t need to go over the top.

“Detective Pikachu’s” plot wasn’t original as it was based off a game but they found it to make it charming and it works for Sonic as well. The pacing could have been better but didn’t hurt the experience of the film.

The animation and model of Sonic looks a lot better than the first version. With it looking much more fluent and looking just as he does in the games while still having a unique look to it.

With the casting choices they were spot on, the actor who steals the show was Jim Carrey for his portrayal as the evil doctor with an IQ of over 300. He plays ‘Eggman’ really well portraying the characters just as he did in the games.

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There were a lot of call backs and references to the games both old and new which made a lot of fans of the series happy knowing that they were able to see the easter eggs and references for it.

The jokes were really funny with a few that made the audience smile grew much bigger and landing each joke perfectly.

The music was subpar with many tracks having nice and creative to hear as they only used a few songs from the games but the songs with lyrics was really well done and catchy. Plus some tracks have nice call backs to obscure Sonic media.

Overall the movie was a fantastic experience for any family to enjoy, making this one of the best video games movies in filming history along with “Detective Pikachu” and “Angry Birds 2.”

Four out of five starts highly recommend to go watch the movie with friends family or loved ones.