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SONIC THE HEDGEHOG (2020): The Things I Liked…

Sonic The Hedgehog (2019), Paramount Pictures
Sonic The Hedgehog (2019), Paramount Pictures

The fun trailer, ’being a fan of old school Jim Carrey’ and 90s nostalgia are the main reasons I was drawn to Sonic The Hedgehog; a story about a super fast alien hedgehog. One who must avoid government capture, with the help of a small town cop named Tom (James Marsden). 

As director Jeff Fowler’s movie played, I soon realised that there are only really two things that kept me watching and somewhat enthused. The first is  Marsden’s character. I just generally enjoy Marsden’s roles. The second is Adam Pally as Wade. His dialogue reminded me of how much I really enjoyed his work as Dr. Peter Prentice on The Mindy Project.

I’m definitely not saying that any of the other actors were bad. It’s just that I didn’t find most of the story and particularly the dialogue especially inspiring or fresh.

As for Carrey’s role as evil genius Dr. Robitnik, it turns out that seeing Carrey play a character similar to the ones I used to enjoy watching him play back in the 90s felt far too ‘same old, same old,’ rather than exciting and fun. 

I’m sure that fans of the Sonic The Hedgehog games will enjoy this movie that little bit more. Sadly for me, even with some good special effects, star power, and a few useful notes on loneliness and isolation, I didn’t find Sonic The Hedgehog to be as fun as I’d hoped.

Give it a chance if you’re especially curious. 

Happy Film Loving 

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SONIC THE HEDGEHOG (2020): New Official Trailer Starring James Marsden, Jim Carey, Ben Schwartz, Neal McDonough…

Sonic The Hedgehog (2020), Paramount Pictures
Sonic The Hedgehog (2020), Paramount Pictures

Read my spoiler-free movie review of Sonic The Hedgehog (2019).


A new official trailer has landed for Sonic The Hedgehog.

Starring James Marsden, Jim Carrey, Ben Schwartz and Neal McDonough, this is the Jeff fowler directed story of a bright blue, super fast hedgehog. One who’s in danger of being capture by evil genius Dr. Robotnik. That’s unless he gets the help of small town cop Tom (Marsden).

You may notice that Sonic looks quite different when compared to his appearance in the previous trailer released six months ago. It looks like all the fan complaints about the way he was animated have been listened to. The most noticeable difference I can see is Sonic’s nose. I have to admit, he looks better, right? Definitely cuter.

I’m in for the humour, speed and Jim Carey’s character, – who’s now giving me Will Farrell as ‘Mugatu’ in Zoolander (2001) vibes. I LOVE Mugatu!

Tika Sumpter,Leanne Lapp, Debs Howard, Elfina Luk, Shannon Chan-Kent and Frank C. Turner also star.

Sonic The Hedgehog Release Dates: February 14th, 2020 (US & UK)…

Happy Film Loving

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SONIC THE HEDGEHOG (2020): New Trailer From Jim Carrey, James Marsden, Neal McDonough, Ben Schwartz…

Sonic The Hedgehog (2019), Jim Carey, Paramount Pictures
Sonic The Hedgehog (2019), Jim Carey, Paramount Pictures

Read my spoiler-free movie review of Sonic The Hedgehog (2019).


Jim Carrey, James Marsden, Neal McDonough and Ben Schwartz are the stars of new animation adventure Sonic The Hedgehog.

Directed by Jeff fowler, Marsden plays the cop who’ll help Sonic escape government capture so that Dr. Robotnik (Carey) won’t get to do experiments on Sonic.

I really, REALLY enjoyed this trailer. I enjoyed it for reasons including the fact that the movie looks really fun. Then there’s that great 90s nostalgia which is topped very nicely with Coolio’s classic, Gangster’s Paradise.

Last but not least, I’m very excited to see Carey in a role that’s reminiscent of so many of his great classic works, many of which came out in the 90s.

On a side note, Is it just me who half expected Sonic to be voiced by Ryan Reynolds?

Tika Sumpter, Leanne Lapp, Debs Howard, Elfina Luk, Shannon Chan-Kent and Frank C. Turner also star.

Sonic The Hedgehog Release Dates: February 14th, 2020 (US & UK)…

Happy Film Loving

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DARK CRIMES (2018): New Trailer From Jim Carrey, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Marton Csokas…

Dark Crimes (2018), Jim Carrey
Dark Crimes (2018), Jim Carrey

Based on David Grann’s 2008 article, True Crimes – A Postmodern Murder Mystery, director Alexandros Avranas’s Dark Crimes is a thriller about the murder investigation of a slain business man.

Starring Jim Carrey, Charlotte Gainsbourg and Marton Csokas, said investigation leads to an author’s book which happens to feature an eerily similar crime…

I badly want this to be a good and worthy crime / thriller; particularly since the last film in this genre that I was excited about (Hangman 2017) didn’t turn out as well as hoped

With memories of how much I enjoyed Carrey in The Truman Show (1998) still intact, I’m remaining  hopeful.

Kati Outinen, Vlad Ivanov, Agata Kulesza and Anna Polony also star.

Dark Crimes Release Dates: May 11th, 2018 (US)…

Happy Film Loving

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