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    SONIC THE HEDGEHOG

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    This movie was criticised before it was even released in the cinemas; that says a lot about this film.
    I was not really expecting anything special so my hopes were not set high. This film is based around the classic SEGA game called Sonic and as history shows, video game to film adaptations never end well – and yeah this is no exception. The story begins with Sonic, a hedgehog with the gift of super speed who must escape his world, thus landing him on Earth, but alone. There begins his adventure while trying to evade the evil Dr Eggman, who wishes to harness his power for his own evil doings. I hate to really criticise movies but this was a little hard to watch. The hype created around this film was quickly shot down due to the awful animated design of Sonic himself, which require a whole new re-do of the way he looks. That shows the power of the public voice because that process would not have been cheap, especially so close to the release date. This was all really aimed at kids so you may be thinking “of course he won’t enjoy it because he is older”, but parents are meant to enjoy it too, right? To sum up this movie I would say that the creators tried too hard on something that they couldn’t get too much out of it. The only thing I would say as a positive is that Jim Carrey carried the whole film and that he is simply a genius at the art of comedy.

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