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Sonic the Hedgehog Had the Best Domestic Opening of Any Video Game Movie Ever

It used to be conventional wisdom that video game movies were not a way to walk the path to success. Warcraft, Assassin’s Creed, and a whole pile of bizarre failed ‘90s game adaptations tell the tale of a film niche that was better left alone. But that may be changing, and Sonic the Hedgehog might be the harbinger. Read More >>

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Sonic the Hedgehog is a Heartfelt Adventure for Kids and Twitchy Nostalgia Junkies Alike

It may come as a shock to adults who read genre news sites to hear that a movie like Sonic The Hedgehog – a movie so heavily influenced by the '90s video game IP it’s based on that it almost hurts – is squarely aimed at kids who just want to see cute, fuzzy cartoon characters get nuts and bash the heck out of some no-good robots. On that front, Sonic delivers – but there’s more. Read More >>

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The Sonic The Hedgehog Movie is a Little Weird, But Mostly Fine

When I left the cinema after a private screening of Sonic the Hedgehog, one of the organisers walked up to me with a question. Would the movie please hardcore fans? I took a moment to think. It didn’t matter, I said, shrugging. It wasn’t a movie for them; it was a movie made for kids. A movie with a sappy friendship plot, a silly cartoon animal, and Jim Carrey. Will hardcore fans love Sonic the Hedgehog? I don’t care. Kids will, and that’s the point. Read More >>

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The Pop Culture Highlights and Lowlights of 2019

It’s been a year seemingly full of bad news, bad takes, and bad feelings. But pop culture was still there for us – making us delight at unexpected joys like Baby Yoda, and allowing us to bond over horrors like Sonic the Hedgehog’s freakish teeth. Read on for our pop culture highlights (and lowlights) of 2019. Read More >>

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Now We Know Part of the Reason the Sonic Movie’s Redesign Works So Well

The first look at the Sonic movie was an unmitigated disaster. Its horrifying take on the blue speedster was so universally reviled that it sparked a wave of backlash so furious, the film was delayed and conversations about the undue pressure on its animators to comprehensively redesign the movie’s hero emerged. But now we have a new Sonic. Read More >>

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Sonic the Hedgehog Makes His Second Debut in Ridiculously Fun Trailer

Sonic the Hedgehog is back – and this time, he’s adorable. The latest trailer for Paramount Pictures’ Sonic the Hedgehog has arrived, trading “badass” one-liners for silly gags and showing off the redesign that was worth the wait. Read More >>

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This Sonic the Hedgehog & OK K.O Crossover Clip is Pure Nostalgic Joy

In another nostalgic reminder today, I’m thinking about how much I used to love the awful, terrible, absolutely egregiously bad Sonic the Hedgehog cartoon. Like, it is a bad kid’s TV show by most metrics, unless your metric is the consumption of chili dogs. But, oh, did I love it. And seeing Sonic in a cartoon again – a good cartoon, at that? It’s nice. Read More >>

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Jim Carrey Shares Concerns About the ‘Collective Consciousness’ That Led to Sonic Redesign

Sonic has gotta go fast, but did the decision to redesign the hedgehog maybe happen too fast? Jim Carrey, who plays the evil Dr. Robotnik in the upcoming Sonic the Hedgehog movie, said the fandom response that resulted in director Jeff Fowler delaying the release to rework the character is the sort of thing that risks turning creative ownership into “Frankenstein’s monster.” Read More >>

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It’s Official: The Sonic the Hedgehog Movie Is Being Pushed to 2020

Gotta fix fast, but not that fast. Director Jeff Fowler has announced that Paramount had delayed the release of Sonic the Hedgehog by three months, to allow the visual effects team some more time to work on a character redesign. Read More >>

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VFX Artists Explain What It Would Actually Take to Redo Sonic the Hedgehog

After the trailer for the Sonic the Hedgehog movie, it was like a million voices cried out in laughter, then were suddenly placated. The negative response to Sonic’s look prompted director Jeff Fowler to announce that the filmmakers were going back to the drawing board. But what does that mean, how long will it take, and is this all a marketing scam? We asked a couple of actual VFX artists to fill us in. Read More >>

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The Director of Sonic the Hedgehog Vows to Change Sonic’s Design After Trailer Response

The trailer for Sonic the Hedgehog hit the internet this week and instantly inspired all kinds of passionate responses – mostly reacting to Sonic’s more realistic look, which many fans were not in favour of. Read More >>

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Anyone For Sonic The Hedgehog LEGO?

LEGO Ideas – the community program where fans can get their dream sets made – currently has a Sonic submission up for voting, and it looks great. Read More >>

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The Live-Action Sonic the Hedgehog Movie Is Speeding Up Once Again

Last year, Sega announced it was working on a live-action Sonic the Hedgehogmovie with Sony Pictures. Not surprisingly, the project didn’t immediately work and Sony recently put it in turnaround. Now Paramount Pictures is picking up the blue speedster and running with him. Read More >>

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Sonic CD for iPhone and iPad: The Lost Levels, But With a Blue Hedgehog Instead of an Italian Plumber

Even by App Store standards, it's been a fantastic week for classic game revivals. Already we've had Chrono Trigger, Grand Theft Auto III, and now the icing on the cake: Sonic CD. Sega's legendary blue hedgehog roars onto the iPhone and iPad in perhaps his greatest platform adventure ever. Read More >>