Sonic The Hedgehog Movie Review & Summary – Sonic the Hedgehog tells the story of Sonic, who tries to get rid of the authorities who are pursuing him and retrieve the rings held by the evil doctor. The government pursues Sonic, a human-shaped hedgehog. Government officials start looking for Sonic everywhere. Meanwhile, Sonic tries to get back the rings captured by the evil Dr. Eggman. Tom Wachowski, the sheriff of the small town of Green Hills, manages to escape from government officials who are chasing Sonic. He decides to help the doctor get the rings back. However, this will not be as easy as he thinks.
With great power come great problems. Sonic the cute blue hedgehog is blessed with blazing speed but he must keep running to stay alive. In his quest to survive, he lands up in a sleepy American town called Green Hills. Here, he finds all the peace, tranquility and anonymity he seeks. But being amidst the humans, Sonic yearns to have friends and this lands him in trouble.
With a simple yet entertaining plot, director Jeff Fowler capitalises on the iconic video game character Sonic’s histrionics, quite well. Sonic is an endearing and lively character. Not only for his new and improved looks but also for his constant jibber-jabber that bring in many laugh out loud moments. His dialogues are witty and laced with clean, contemporary humour that make him instantly lovable. Another likable character is the friendly neighbourhood county sheriff Tom Wachowski (James Marsden). James plays Tom with an easy charm. His love-hate equation with Sonic and their constant banter are fun to watch.Tom’s wife Maddie (Tika Sumpter) is perfectly supportive, despite relatively less screen time.
But it’s Jim Carrey as the goofy and eccentric Dr. Robotnik, who goes all out, sporting crisp ‘Men in Black’ kinda suits and a handlebar moustache. Carrey’s quite a hoot as the evil villain who talks to himself, doesn’t let others talk and dances like no one’s watching. Sure, the pace drops when there is no action or comedy, but that doesn’t happen too often. This despite the fact that the story is quite predictable and doesn’t offer much novelty. Thankfully, there are quite a few throwbacks for the game fans.
Sonic The Hedgehog Movie Review & Summary –Sonic The Hedghog is a little ball of super energy packed with action, adventure and entertainment in an adorable package – perfect to fight your boredom blues.