Sonic the Hedgehog is a comedy movie that has been released recently. It is an action-adventure genre based on a video game that is named as the title. Saga has published the video game franchise. Jeff Fowlers is the director of this fantastic movie, and Pat Casey and Josh Miller are the writers. You get to see some amazing actors in the film such as Ben Schwartz and Jim Carrey doing the voiceover of Sonic the Hedgehog and Doctor Robotnik respectively.
Although this movie’s production work began in the 1990s, the makers could not complete the film and were stuck in the planning stage. It was when Sony Pictures acquired this film’s rights in 2013; it got much-deserved attention globally. This film’s production work involved a collaboration between Sega’s Japanese Studio and Fowler, who was brought on as a director in 2016.
Later, when Sony Pictures left this project, Paramount Pictures acquired the franchise in 2017. Soon everything regarding the movie got sorted. The makers finalized the cast for the film that was completed by August 2018. The shooting of the movie commenced in October on Vancouver Island. The first trailer of the movie was released in 2019, but it got more negative reviews. Following the audiences’ reports, the release was delayed by three months to re-design the film.
Finally, Sonic the Hedgehog premiered on January 25, 2020, at the Paramount Theatre and was released in US theatres a month later. The new version of the movie was critically acclaimed, and the viewers loved the role that Schwartz and Carrey played in the film. Although this movie also got negative reviews for its plot, it recorded the biggest opening weekend for a video game film. It grossed around $306 million globally and became the second highest-grossing film of 2020. Subsequently, a sequel of this movie was announced on May 28, 2020.
Plot Of Sonic the Hedgehog
Sonic is an extraterrestrial creature- a blue hedgehog. He runs at supersonic speed. The film’s complete story revolves around this fictional character when he gets a bag of rings from his guardian, Longclaw, the owl. The bag contains rings through which he can create portals of other planets. Longclaw uses one of the rings to send Sonic to Earth to protect him from Echidnas.
She also gives him a map of a planet filled with mushroom. He can use this map in case he gets stuck in some trouble in the blue world. A decade later, Sonic lives a peaceful and happy secret life near the town of Green Hills, Montana, but like everybody, he too wants to make friends. He admires the local sheriff in the city, Tom Wachowski, and his wife, Maddie. But he was unaware that the couple was planning to shift their residence to San Francisco following Tom’s recruitment in the San Francisco Police Department.
Correspondingly, Sonic becomes upset because he had no one to talk with and was utterly lonely. Out of emotional bursts, he runs at a supersonic speed that triggers an electromagnetic pulse. As a result, that pulse knocks out the power all across the Pacific Northwest. The United States Department of Defense appoints Roboticist and a genius Dr. Robotnik to investigate this matter. He was now responsible for finding out the source of this sudden power outage.
With his advanced scientific equipment, Robotnik tracks Sonic. Tom discovers him hiding in the Wachowskis’ shed and accidentally shoots him with a tranquilizer. But after some time, he helps Sonic flee from the place before the doctor arrives at the Wachowskis’ house.
Eventually, both Tom and Sonic become friends when Tom figured out Sonic’s desire for a companion. On the other side, Robotnik was not over with Sonic as he came across the hedgehog`s superpower. He was destined to capture Sonic to use his power to fuel the Robots. At the same time, Robotnik sends a robot to capture Sonic, but the effort was unsuccessful. In this attack, Sonic gets an injury because of a blast.
Tom brings injured Sonic to his wife, Maddie, who revives him. The three characters became good friends. Maddie even gives Sonic a new pair of sneakers. The trio heads to the Transamerica Pyramid, where Sonic bags of rings(way to other planets) had landed when Tom shot him. Meanwhile, Robotnik followed them and arrived in a hovercraft and started attacking them. It made Sonic use the ring to send back Tom and Maddie to their hometown.
The plot becomes more exciting when Sonic and Robotnik get involved in a chase where the doctor tries to match Sonic’s speed. The doctor chased Sonic all across the world, and eventually, the chase ended at Green Hills. Robotnik injures Sonic with his powers, making the hedgehog lose all his energy. Seeing this, the townsfolk, along with Tom and Maddie, come to Sonic’s rescue and help him regain his power.
Overpowering the doctor, Sonic finally defeats Robotnik and sends him to a planet filled with mushrooms. After this incident, Tom and Maddie decide to stay back in Green Hills and allow Sonic to live with them. The United States Government erases all the evidence of the events that took place that day and everything associated with Robotnik.
The makers have already announced the sequel of this movie. We might see Robotnik taking his revenge on Sonic using his robot with power that he might gain from the Mushroom planet.