Sonic the Hedgehog is a 2020 action comedy film based on the Sega video game of the same name. It is rated PG and is appropriate for teens and up.
Solid Story. The story is fairly simple and straightforward, but for this kind of movie and the younger audience it's targeted to, that's okay. It's solid, logical, and for the most part makes sense even if it's not the most compelling or original.
Characters. While most of the secondary characters were very flat and generic, the main characters were very likable and fun.
Action. The action was great! It was fun, fast, and lots of it. It did a good job mimicking the action and feel of the video game.
Comedy. This film had some pretty good jokes, although most of them were aimed at and would only be appreciated by a younger audience.
Young Audience. This film is definitely aimed at a younger audience and feels a little juvenile with much of it talking down to the audience, which was unnecessary. The core audience will be adults who were kids when Sonic came out on the Sega who loved the game and are adults now with a lot of nostalgia. There's no reason it couldn't have been a little more intelligent and appeal to all ages.
What I Would Like to Have Seen
I wish this film hadn't been mainly targeted at a young audience, but instead had something for all ages.
Sonic the Hedgehog is an entertaining flick with great action and visuals and a few pretty funny jokes. The main characters are likeable and do a good job. The story is solid. The main flaw is the movie is targeted for a young audience with a overly simple story and many jokes only youngsters would laugh at. The core audience will be adults who were kids when Sonic came out on the Sega who loved the game and are adults now with a lot of nostalgia. There's no reason it couldn't have been a little more intelligent and appeal to all ages, especially considering that is the trend right now. I give this film 4 out of 5 Boxes of Popcorn.