Film

Sonic the Hedgehog

Director
Jeff Fowler
Certificate
PG
Running Time
99 mins

Those who don’t spend their lives glued to consoles may be forgiven for wondering whether this isn’t a little late for the Sega computer game franchise to reach the big screen. Sony acquired the rights back in 2013, but the live-action/CGI film has undergone a long and convoluted production process. What’s more, it nearly fell at the last hurdle with a Cats-style overwhelmingly negative fan reaction to the first trailer.

The speedy hog has now been completely redesigned so he doesn’t tumble into uncanny valley. Ben Schwartz voices the unusually-hued spiny mammal, while Jim Carrey is cast as the antagonist, Dr. Robotnik.

By robin askew, Monday, Feb 10 2020

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