SONIC : THE HEDGEHOG Trailer 2020 Movie Review

Sonic the Hedgehog[b] is a 2020 action-adventure comedy film based on the video game franchise of the same name published by Sega. The film is directed by Jeff Fowler (in his feature directorial debut) and written by Pat Casey and Josh Miller. It stars Ben Schwartz as the voice of Sonic the Hedgehog and Jim Carrey as Doctor Robotnik, as well as James Marsden, Tika Sumpter, Natasha Rothwell, Adam Pally, and Neal McDonough. In the film, Sonic teams up with local town sheriff Tom Wachowski to find his lost rings and escape Dr. Robotnik.

Development for a film began in the 1990s, but did not go beyond the planning stage until Sony Pictures acquired the film rights in 2013. Production involved the collaboration of Sega Sammy's Japanese studio Marza Animation Planet, with Fowler brought in to direct in 2016. After Sony put the project in turnaround, Paramount Pictures acquired it in 2017. The majority of the cast signed on by August 2018, and principal filming took place between September and October that year in Vancouver and on Vancouver Island. Following the negative reaction to the first trailer in 2019, the film's release was delayed by three months to redesign Sonic.

Sonic the Hedgehog premiered at the Paramount Pictures studio lot on January 25, 2020, and was theatrically released in the United States on February 14, 2020. Critics praised the performances (particularly that of Schwartz and Carrey), Sonic's character design and animation, visual effects, action scenes, and its faithfulness to the source material, but criticized its story for its perceived lack of originality.[11][12] The film set the record for the biggest opening weekend for a video game film in the United States and Canada. It grossed over $319 million worldwide, becoming the fifth highest-grossing film of 2020 and the highest-grossing video game film adaptation of all time in North America. A sequel is scheduled for 2022.

Story about SONIC : THE HEDGEHOG Trailer 2020 

On a distant planet, Sonic, a blue hedgehog who can run at supersonic speeds, finds himself sought after by a tribe of echidnas for his power. His guardian, Longclaw the Owl, gives him a bag of rings that opens portals to other planets. She uses one to send him to Earth while she fends 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 Wachowski, and his veterinarian wife, Maddie, unaware the pair are planning to relocate to San Francisco soon, as Tom has been hired by the San Francisco Police Department.

One night, Sonic becomes upset over his loneliness when playing baseball by himself, and runs at supersonic speed as a result, inadvertently triggering an electromagnetic pulse that causes a power outage across the Pacific Northwest. Roboticist and scientific genius Dr. Robotnik is enlisted by the United States Department of Defense to uncover the source of the outage. Robotnik discovers and tracks Sonic, who hides in the Wachowskis' shed. Tom discovers Sonic and shoots him with a tranquilizer dart, causing Sonic to drop his bag of rings through a portal to San Francisco. Tom reluctantly agrees to help Sonic before Robotnik arrives at the Wachowskis' house and the two flee. As the pair evade Robotnik, who labels Tom a domestic terrorist, they slowly bond, with Tom learning about Sonic's desire for a real friend.

Having discovered one of Sonic's quills, Robotnik discovers the power in it has the potential to fuel his robots and becomes obsessed with capturing Sonic. As he tracks them down, Tom discusses his plans to leave Green Hills, and Sonic disapproves. Shortly after defeating a robot sent by Robotnik, an explosion injures Sonic. Arriving in San Francisco, Tom brings him to Maddie, who revives him. While Tom explains their situation to Maddie, Sonic receives a new pair of sneakers from Maddie's niece. The group soon head to the tower's roof of the Transamerica Pyramid, where Sonic's bag of rings landed, and recover them. Robotnik arrives in a hovercraft and attacks them, forcing Sonic to use a ring to send Tom and Maddie back to Green Hills.

Sonic flees from Robotnik, who uses the power of Sonic's quill to match his speed. The two engage in a chase across the world, ultimately returning to Green Hills. Robotnik incapacitates Sonic, but Tom intervenes, allowing Sonic to regain his strength and reclaim his lost energy. Overcoming Robotnik, Sonic defeats him by sending him to a mushroom planet. Following the incident, Tom and Maddie decide to stay in Green Hills and let Sonic live with them. The government erases all evidence of the events, including records of Robotnik's existence. Meanwhile, Robotnik, still in possession of Sonic's quill, begins plotting his revenge.

In a mid-credits scene, Tails, a fox from Sonic's world, emerges from a ring portal in search of Sonic.

Cast for SONIC : THE HEDGEHOG Trailer 2020

Ben Schwartz as the voice of Sonic: A 15-year-old anthropomorphic blue hedgehog with superhuman speed who is on the run from Robotnik and the United States government. Schwartz also provided the facial motion capture for Sonic.[13][14]
Benjamin L. Valic as Baby Sonic.
Jim Carrey as Dr. Robotnik: A mad-scientist and inventor who is after Sonic's super-speed powers for world conquest.[15][16]
James Marsden as Thomas Michael "Tom" Wachowski: The sheriff of Green Hills who wishes to join the SFPD. He befriends Sonic and aids him in his quest to stop Robotnik.[17]
Tika Sumpter as Maddie Wachowski: A veterinarian and Tom's wife who later helps him and Sonic evade Robotnik.[18]
Lee Majdoub as Agent Stone: A government agent who works for Robotnik.[19]
Natasha Rothwell as Rachel: Maddie's sister who dislikes Tom and frequently encourages Maddie to leave him.[20]
Melody Nosipho Niemann as Jojo: Rachel's daughter and the niece of Maddie and Tom Wachowski.[21]
Adam Pally as Wade Whipple: A police officer in Green Hills and Tom's friend.[22]
Neal McDonough as Major Bennington: A soldier who dislikes Robotnik.[22]
Tom Butler as Commander Walters: The Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff who orders Robotnik to investigate the disturbances caused by Sonic.
Frank C. Turner as Crazy Carl: A conspiracy theorist who seeks to prove Sonic's existence and refers to him as "The Blue Devil".[23]
Additionally, Colleen O'Shaughnessey, the voice of Tails in the video game series since 2014, reprises her role for the mid-credits scene.[24] Garry Chalk, who previously voiced Grounder and Robotnik in Adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog and Sonic Underground respectively, appears as the US Navy Chief of Staff. Michael Hogan appears as the Air Force Chief of Staff. Donna Jay Fulks voices Longclaw, an anthropomorphic owl and Sonic's caretaker. Pachacamac, an echidna who is the leader of Knuckles's tribe in the games, makes a non-speaking cameo at the start of the film, as the echidna who shoots down Longclaw.[25]

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