As fast as the furry blue speedster can run, Sonic the Hedgehog was in and out of theaters. That’s not entirely the video game movie’s fault — like many other recent theatrical releases, Paramount dropped Sonic the Hedgehog early on VOD in the face of the ongoing coronavirus crisis. But maybe fans aren’t racing fast enough to watch it, or Paramount just wants to give Sonic fans a little treat today. Because the studio just released the opening 8 minutes online now. Gotta watch it fast!
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If you thought we were going to close out the day without at least one more big movie announcing an earlier-than-expected digital release date, think again. Sonic the Hedgehog is the latest movie to secure itself a theatrical window-breaking digital release. Sonic will hit digital at the end of the month, 46 days after it opened in theaters.
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David, Devindra, Jeff come together to review Sonic the Hedgehog, the new film based on the popular video game franchise. Tune in to find out whether the recent digital makeover helped the film in the box office. Watch the highlights from Sonic’s 25th celebration here.
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Another weekend has abandoned us to the horrors of the workweek, which means it’s time to look back at the weekend box office. It was another good weekend for that blue menace Sonic the Hedgehog, as the video game movie remained on top. Harrison Ford and his cartoon dog friend came in at number two with Call of the Wild – a film that actually overperformed. Sadly, the same could not be said for Brahms: The Boy 2, as the horror sequel came in at number four. But Brahms didn’t have the hefty budget like Call of the Wild, and will probably break even.
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Sonic the Hedgehog has gone from receiving extremely unfavorable reactions from fans to earning the biggest box office opening weekend ever for a video game movie. The Blue Blur had no problem topping the box office, speeding past Birds of Prey with a $57 million three-day weekend, and a projected $68 million for the Valentine’s Day/Presidents Day holiday weekend. But how did Birds of Prey hold up in second place? Get the rest of the box office results below. Read More »
The Morning Watch is a recurring feature that highlights a handful of noteworthy videos from around the web. They could be video essays, fanmade productions, featurettes, short films, hilarious sketches, or just anything that has to do with our favorite movies and TV shows.
In this edition, learn how ILMxLAB created the immersive Star Wars virtual reality quest Vader Immortal for the Oculus Quest. Plus, find out about the differences between Netflix’s Locke & Key series and the comic series that inspired it, and Sonic the Hedgehog voice actor Ben Schwartz plays Sonic the Hedgehog 2 and answers questions about the movie and more. Read More »
Who is Sonic the Hedgehog for? What is the target audience for a film that wants to take its cues from Deadpool but also family films about the Easter Bunny? Ostensibly, children should want very badly to see this movie adaptation of the long-running Sega video game about an extremely fast blue animal. But Sonic the Hedgehog can’t figure out if its audience is the parents of those children — those of us who grew up with the first iteration of Sonic — or kids themselves. The result is what may be one of the last acts of a desperate movie studio, so intent on mining intellectual property for all it’s worth and unable to realize they’ve hit the bottom of the barrel.
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Jim Carrey had a meteoric rise to fame in the 1990s thanks to a string of comedy hits like Ace Ventura: Pet Detective, The Mask, and Dumb & Dumber, not to mention a campy villainous turn as The Riddler in Batman Forever, all in the span of a year and a half. It’s been a long time since we’ve seen Jim Carrey get that silly, but as a new Sonic the Hedgehog featurette shows us, that changes this weekend.
Sonic the Hedgehog, based on the Sega video game of the same name, brings in Jim Carrey to play the evil genius Dr. Robotnik, who wants to use his technologically advanced machines to take over the world and control humanity. But in order to do that, he needs to harness the power that gives the speedy hedgehog Sonic (voiced by Ben Schwartz of Parks and Recreation) his super speed. And so begins a game of cat-and-mouse, where Jim Carrey gets to ham it up as a bad guy once again. Read More »
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The release of Sonic the Hedgehog is just two weeks away. The SEGA video game character took some extra time coming to the big screen to get a much-needed makeover that wouldn’t terrify audiences with his human teeth and wide-set eyes (the new version looks very close to his classic design). Was it worth the wait? You’ll have to watch the new Sonic the Hedgehog clip and Super Bowl spot to get a better idea. Read More »
One would have thought that after starring in the Easter-themed family comedy Hop, James Marsden would be done acting opposite entirely computer generated characters. But maybe the paycheck for a big blockbuster family film is just too good to pass up nowadays, because he’s back starring in Sonic the Hedgehog and a silly new clip has just debuted. Thankfully, this isn’t as horrifying as it could have been thanks to the character redesign that pushed the movie back from November last year…but it’s still not great. Watch the Sonic the Hedgehog clip below. Read More »