"Sonic the Hedgehog" is a 2020 live-action/computer-animated superhero action-adventure comedy film directed by Jeff Fowler.
The starring cast includes Ben Schwartz as Sonic the Hedgehog, James Marsden as Thomas "Tom" Michael Wachowski, Tika Sumpter as Maddie Wachowski, Natasha Rothwell as Rachel, Adam Pally as Wade Whipple, Jim Carrey as Dr. Robotnik, Neal McDonough as Major Bennington, Donna Jay Fulks as Longclaw, Colleen O'Shaughnessey as Miles "Tails" Prower, Lee Majdoub as Agent Stone and others.
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Paramount Pictures on Tuesday, November 12, 2019 released the trailer for "Sonic the Hedgehog" you can watch here:
Sonic The Hedgehog (2020) - New Official Trailer - Paramount Pictures.
Here is a short review of "Sonic the Hedgehog" movie plot summary.
On a distant planet, Sonic, an anthropomorphic blue hedgehog who can run at supersonic speed, is chased by a tribe of echidnas for his power. His guardian, Longclaw (Donna Jay Fulks) the Owl, gives him a bag of rings that open portals to other planets. She uses one to send him to Earth while she stays behind to hold off the echidnas.
Ten years later, Sonic enjoys a secret life near the town of Green Hills, Montana, but longs to make friends. He idolizes the local sheriff, Tom (James Marsden) Wachowski, calling him "Donut Lord", and his veterinarian wife, Maddie (Tika Sumpter), calling her "Pretzel Lady", unaware the pair are planning to relocate to San Francisco, as Tom, bored with the lack of action in Green Hills, plans to accept a position he's just been offered with the San Francisco Police Department.
One night, Sonic becomes upset over his loneliness while playing baseball by himself and starts running at high speeds in a circle, inadvertently triggering an electromagnetic pulse which causes a large-scale power outage across the Pacific Northwest. The United States Department of Defense reluctantly enlists the services of eccentric roboticist and scientific genius Dr. Robotnik (Jim Carrey) to determine the cause. Sonic, in a state of fright, flees from his underground home, but Tom discovers Sonic in his shed and accidentally shoots him with a tranquilizer dart, causing Sonic to drop his bag of rings through a portal to San Francisco's Transamerica Pyramid instead of the "mushroom planet" he was planning to travel to. A hesitant Tom agrees to help Sonic and the two flee when confronted by Robotnik, who falsely labels Tom a domestic terrorist. The two slowly bond, with Tom finding himself sympathetic to Sonic's desire for a real friend. Sonic creates a bucket list and Tom helps him complete several entries along their journey.
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"Sonic the Hedgehog" movie release date was scheduled to be on January 25, 2020 (Paramount Theatre), on February 13, 2020 (Germany, Hungary), on February 14, 2020 (United States, Turkey, United Kingdom), on February 28, 2020 (Poland), on March 27, 2020 (Japan) and on June 26, 2020 (Japan) distributing by Paramount Pictures International, UIP-Dunafilm, 20th Century Fox, Andes Films, B&H Film Distribution, Blitz, CJ CGV Viet Nam, Central Partnership, Constantin-Film, Finnkino, Forum Film Bulgaria, Huaxia Film Distribution, Intercontinental Film Distributors (HK), Karantanija Cinemas, Lotte Entertainment, Meloman, NOS Audiovisuais, Odeon, Paramount Films de España, Paramount Films of India, Paramount Pictures UK, Paramount Pictures do Brasil, Toho-Towa, United International Pictures (UIP), Universal Pictures International (UPI), Google Play, Hulu, Paramount Home Entertainment and VUDU.
The duration of the film is 99 minutes. With a budget of $85 - 90 million, the film grossed over $319.7 million.
"Sonic the Hedgehog" movie is rated "PG", according to the MPAA film rating system.
Principal photography began in mid September 2018 and ended in Vancouver, Ladysmith, and Vancouver Island on October 16, 2018.
"Sonic the Hedgehog" movie got high rating from critics. IMDB rating is 6.5/10. Rotten Tomatoes rating is 63/100. Audiences polled by CinemaScore gave the film an average grade of "A" on a scale ranging from A+ to F.
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