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Sonic the Hedgehog Film Review - A Good Video Game Movie?

Welcome to my Sonic the Hedgehog film review! Is this a good video game movie? #Sonic #Sega #SonictheHedgehog Love video game movies? Did you like the new Sonic film? Did you see the trailer and then rush out to see the full movie or buy the DVD or blu ray? I’d love to know your own reviews if you saw it in the cinema or streamed it online! You can scroll down for more information, or check out the Rotten Tomatoes rating, IMDb page, or Wikipedia article!

About the Sonic Movie 2020

Directed by Jeff Fowler

Written by Pat Casey, Josh Miller

Based on Sonic the Hedgehog by Sega

Starring James Marsden, Ben Schwartz, Tika Sumpter, Jim Carrey

Music by Tom Holkenborg

Cinematography: Stephen F. Windon

Edited by Stacey Schroeder, Debra Neil-Fisher

Production companies: Sega Sammy Group, Original Film, Marza Animation Planet, Blur Studio

Distributed by Paramount Pictures

Release date: January 25, 2020 (Paramount Theatre), February 14, 2020 (United States)

Running time: 99 minutes

Budget: $81–95 million

Box office: $204.2 million

Sonic the Hedgehog Movie Plot from IMDb: “After discovering a small, blue, fast hedgehog, a small-town police officer must help it defeat an evil genius who wants to do experiments on it.”

Produced by Toby Ascher, Jeff Fowler, Takeshi Ito, Dan Jevons, Dmitri M. Johnson, Masanao Maeda, Tim Miller, Nan Morales, Neal H. Moritz, Toru Nakahara, Mie Onishi, Hajime Satomi, Haruki Satomi

Music by Junkie XL

Cinematography by Stephen F. Windon

Film Editing by Debra Neil-Fisher, Stacey Schroeder

Casting By Nicole Abellera, Jeanne McCarthy, Leslie Woo

Production Design by Sean Haworth

Art Direction by Chris Beach, Craig Humphries, Grant Van Der Slagt, Loic Zimmermann,

Set Decoration by Shannon Gottlieb

Costume Design by Debra McGuire

Sonic the Hedgehog Cast and Characters:

Ben Schwartz Sonic (voice)

James Marsden Tom Wachowski

Jim Carrey Dr. Ivo Robotnik

Tika Sumpter Maddie Wachowski

Natasha Rothwell Rachel

Adam Pally Wade

Lee Majdoub Agent Stone

Neal McDonough Major Bennington

Tom Butler Vice Chairman Walters

Frank C. Turner Crazy Carl

Melody Nosipho Niemann

JoJo (as Melody Niemann)

Fun Facts about Sega Sonic the Hedgehog

Created by Sonic Team

Games: Sega All-Stars, Super Smash Bros.

Sonic Website: www.sonicthehedgehog.com

2D platformers

Sonic the Hedgehog (16-bit, 8-bit)

Sonic Chaos

Sonic and Tails

Sonic and Knuckles

Knuckles' Chaotix

Sonic Blast

Pocket Adventure

Sonic Advance

Rush Adventure


3D platformers

Sonic Heroes

Shadow the Hedgehog

Sonic and the Secret Rings

Sonic Unleashed

Sonic and the Black Knight

Sonic Colors

Sonic Generations

Sonic Lost World

Sonic Forces

Racing games

Sonic Drift

Sonic Racing Shift Up

Sonic Racing Kart

Sonic Riders

Sonic Rivals

Zero Gravity

Sonic & Sega All-Stars Racing

Sonic Free Riders

Team Sonic Racing

SegaSonic Cosmo Fighter Galaxy Patrol

SegaSonic Popcorn Shop

Sonic the Fighters

Sonic Athletics

Tails and the Music Maker

Sonic's Schoolhouse

Sonic Eraser


Dr. Robotnik's Mean Bean Machine

Tails' Skypatrol

Sonic Labyrinth

Sonic Shuffle

Tennis, Golf, Fishing, Billiards, Bowling

Good Friend Chao!

Pinball Party

Sonic's Casino Poker

Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games

Sonic Dash

Sonic Boom: Shattered Crystal

Sonic Mega Collection

Sonic Classic Collection

Cancelled games:

Sonic's Edusoft

SegaSonic Bros.

Sister Sonic

Sonic Jr.

Sonic Crackers

Sonic X-treme

Sonic Extreme

Released on:

Mega Drive/Genesis

Game Boy Advance



X Box Live


Nintendo DS





Sonic the Hedgehog Characters:

Doctor Eggman

Miles "Tails" Prower

Amy Rose

Metal Sonic

Knuckles the Echidna


Fang the Sniper


Charmy Bee

Espio the Chameleon

Mighty the Armadillo

Vector the Crocodile

Big the Cat


E-100 Series


Tikal the Echidna

Shadow the Hedgehog

Professor Gerald Robotnik

Maria Robotnik

Rouge the Bat

Cream the Rabbit and Cheese

G.U.N. Commander

Blaze the Cat

Eggman Nega

Babylon Rogues

Jet the Hawk

Wave the Swallow

Storm the Albatross

Silver the Hedgehog

Orbot and Cubot


Sticks the Badger

Sonic Features:

Adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog

Sonic Underground

Sonic X

Sonic Comics:

Sonic the Hedgehog (promotional comic book released in 1991)

Archie Comics 1992–2017

Sonic the Comic (Fleetway, UK)

Sonic the Comic Online

Sonic Adventures (La Sirène, France)

Knuckles the Echidna

Sonic X

Sonic Universe

Sonic Boom

Sonic Comic (Japan)

Sonic the Hedgehog (IDW Publishing)

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