The verdict is in and Paramount Picture’s ‘Sonic the Hedgehog’ is a smashing success!

More importantly, this is the second live-action adaption of a video game, following ‘Detective Pikachu’ and it clearly shows that these types of movies can be done right after all. So far, Sonic has surpassed $70 million in the domestic box office and $113 million worldwide! Which has been the best opening for any movie based on a video game. That said, there are still a few regions that the film hasn’t opened in as of yet.

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Though, it must be said that Paramount really needs a huge pat on the back for listening to the fans of Sonic the Hedgehog. Yes, we still haven’t forgotten the horrible trailer that was released in early 2019. A trailer that was hated by the Sonic community and for good reason. But let’s sweep that under the rug, as Paramount did the right thing by delaying the movie, redesigning the model for Sonic and the rest is history.

As a result of all this, the movie has already made back what it cost Paramount to budget this film. Which also includes the cost of redesigning the model, to the tune of $5 million.

As for the movie, what can I say other than I loved it. I first laid eyes on Sonic the Hedgehog back when I was in high school in the 1990s. I was captivated by his speed, his attitude, which was something that wasn’t in a video game until then. Even to this day, I’ve been a Sonic fan, despite the character now always having the best of luck. The movie, on the other hand, was pretty much flawless; to me at least. Sure the story wasn’t the best, but just seeing the character come to life on the big screen was amazing. As was all the subtle nods and easter eggs for fans of the blue blur. Even some of the music used in the film is faithful to the game.

Sonic the Hedgehog movie follows antics of Sonic  (Ben Schwartz), his early cop friend (James Marsden), and the evil Dr. Robotnik (Jim Carrey). As well as other cast members Neal McDonough, Adam Pally, and Tika Sumpter. The movie released in theaters on February 14th, 2020. If you haven’t seen it already, but you love the character or video games in general, please check it out.

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Now, Paramount, when can we expect to see the sequel?

Sonic the Hedgehog movie poster

 

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Keith Mitchell
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Keith Mitchell is the Founder and Editor in Chief of The Outerhaven. A grizzled IT professional during the day, but a passionate lover of video games after his 9-5 grind. Loves playing the Dark Souls series and has been gaming since he was 6 years old. Yes, I am a black gaming journalist.