When purchasing a ticket to, Jeff Fowler's 2020 film 'Sonic the Hedgehog' I was expecting to utterly despise it - how wrong I was.
The movie is a refreshing delight that is deserving of the praise I'm about to give it.
The plot revolves around Video Game icon Sonic (Ben Schwartz) trying to retrieve the special rings that can transport him across the galaxy, with police officer Tom (James Marsden).
While this is happening, Dr Robotnik (Jim Carrey) is trying to capture Sonic and use his alien powers for world domination.
While on paper it sounds like a pretty run of the mill, silly, kids movie, but it is way more than that.
Sonic the Hedgehog does what the Emoji Movie and Ralph Breaks the Internet couldn't; make a relevant, fun, movie about meme culture.
A lot of studios have tried to make movies about the internet but having little success.
Fowler changes all of that, by creating a movie that embraces the meme and doesn't take itself too seriously, which is refreshing to see.
Surprisingly, the acting is really good and entertaining, specifically, Jim Carrey.
Yes, it isn't an Oscar-worthy performance, however, he captures the essence and silliness of his character.
The performance is very reminiscent of his earlier work. His comedic timing and delivery are top-notch, this also goes for the rest of the cast.
For the majority of the time, the jokes are genuinely funny.
Nevertheless, there is a lot of jokes and references that don't hit the landing, making the audience cringe and sigh in dismay.
However, that aside the movie is a really fun time.
Fowler creates a funny, heart-warming journey, that is faithful to the source material. It is a love letter to Sonic fans and the internet as a whole.
SONIC THE HEDGEHOG (2020) - 4 Stars