It’s better than expected, and that should say something!
O.K., some back story. I grew up with a SEGA Megadrive (Genius), while all of my friends hat Nintendo. We didn’t have Mario; we had Sonic! So this is a character near and dear to my heart. I have also been following the controversy around the look Sonic himself.
Having Sonic look like Sonic does help the movie.
Also, remember. This is a movie based on a game character. Let us not forget the fuck-up that was Super Mario Bros. The Movie… Sonic isn’t much better – but, it’s still a movie based on a game. All of the actors involved I thought played their roles well. I mean zero disrespect and I am not being sarcastic. I would say that everyone involved had a great time making the movie, the acting is well done, the special effects are excellent, and the story is… O.K. – It was a great way to spend a Saturday or Sunday with the family, and I think that fans of the game will relate to it.
Without giving anything away, the movie does answer some questions that fans have had. Questions like why doesn’t Jim Carrey not look like Egg Man from the games? If this takes place in present-day Earth. How does this connect to the ‘Earth’ in the game?