The SEGA icon Sonic the Hedgehog’s finally got himself on the big screen.
The live-action adventure comedy based on the global blockbuster videogame franchise, centers on the infamously brash bright blue hedgehog.
The film follows the (mis)adventures of Sonic as he navigates the complexities of life on Earth with his newfound – human – best friend Tom Wachowski (James Marsden)… *sigh*
Sonic and Tom join forces to try and stop the villainous Dr. Robotnik (Jim Carrey – heading back to his Ventura-esque comedic roots) from capturing Sonic and using his immense powers for world domination. The film also stars Tika Sumpter and Ben (can you feel the power of my) Schwartz as the voice of Sonic.
It’s always a risky thing bringing a well loved character from games/comics/anime to the world of live-action movies. Will this go the way Rurouni Kenshin and slash its way into our hearts, or crash, burn and run into a brick wall like The Last Airbender and Dragonball?