Sonic The Hedgehog (2020)
I didn't have very high hopes going into this one, not least after the initial trailer fiasco, but it seemed like a fun thing, and Jim Carrey was in it too so... why not?
Turns out it really wasn't bad! The Doughnut Doctor and Blue Devil make a good duo, though Maddie's sister is maybe the highlight of the show. So many punchlines packed into every single one of her lines!
As for Jim Carrey? Well... he grows on you.
Feels like there's still some Carrey that takes over at times and makes him a lot not-so-much-Eggman, but by the end of it I wouldn't have wanted to see anyone else in his role after all, and when he's grown this far in this short a time period I'm starting to get pretty excited about the sequel.
Special effects sometimes felt a bit VG-ish, the acting's not perfect - sometimes it's more like they're looking at air than at Sonic, and the fur suit... I guess it works, but it takes a while for the style to grow on you too. He really is an alien. It's like he just wasn't made for the movies. Too much back fur, maybe? That doesn't come across as well in film?
The credits were dope though, and overall... I had a blast with this.
I imagine I'd have had twice as much fun if I saw this a couple decades ago too. The cuteness feels a bit over the top, and his speed's so fast it doesn't even make sense sometimes - he doesn't really have the power to stop time does he? They managed the final fight way better than the bar one.
But I can't complain. It blew past my expectations after all, so much so I'm giving it a straight up
rated 4/5: fo shizzle