'Sonic the Hedgehog': Early critic reviews are a mixed bag but the audience seems to be loving the movie
So far it looks like 'Sonic' might not get a lot of award nominations but it could still be a fun watch if you're in the right frame of mind
After a terrible false start, the 'Sonic the Hedgehog' movie is finally arriving in theaters and the reviews so far have been something of a mixed bag. The film has garnered a 7.4/10 on IMDb and a 63% average critics' rating on Rotten Tomatoes as of the writing of this article with quite a few people, saying it's a great family movie.
Tom Santilli of Movie Show Plus writes that "As family entertainment, there hasn't been a better film yet in 2020...Sonic the Hedgehog will stand on its own as one of the most pleasant surprises of the year."
According to Matt Patches from Polygon, "It's not for longtime Sonic fans, but it's guaranteed to be someone's nostalgic favorite in the year 2038."
Not all the critics' reviews are so kind though. Robert Kojder of Flickering Myth, for example, writes that "Sonic the Hedgehog will encourage one to turn on one of the games and repeatedly make him jump onto spikes to his death as revenge."
However, 'Sonic the Hedgehog' does have some good audience reviews and a 94% audience score on Rotten Tomatoes. Some of those who've already watched the movie have taken to Twitter to voice their opinions and they are generally quite positive.
"So SONIC THE HEDGEHOG isn’t particularly a great movie, but man it’s a lot of fun and it never takes itself too seriously," one early viewer wrote. "Would like to see a sequel or even a franchise!"
Another audience member tweeted, "Just got out of Sonic the Hedgehog and it was so good! Had a few rough spots but I loved it!" The user also added in the same thread that "I really hope it does well enough for a sequel!"
Yet another person who's watched the movie tweeted, "Went to see the #SonicMovie & I was not disappointed! It’s pretty good & has a lot fans new & old can appreciate. Jim Carrey was a good Dr. Robotnik as well!"
So far it looks like 'Sonic' might not get a lot of award nominations but it could still be a fun watch if you're in the right frame of mind for it. Tell us in the comments what you thought of the movie.
'Sonic the Hedgehog' was released in theaters on February 14.