Not so fast.
The Sonic the Hedgehog movie finally hits theatres across the globe tomorrow, but it doesn’t sound like the best way to spend an hour and 40 minutes of your time on Valentine’s Day. The reviews are starting to flood in across the internet, and you might be better off watching paint dry alongside a date rather than spending your hard-earned cash on the video game adaptation. Some critics have taken a shine to it, but with a Metacritic rating of 45, it’s certainly not the best film in the world. Here’s a sampling of verdicts to whet your appetite.
IGN – 7/10
While this family-friendly action-comedy suffers from a simplistic story and leans too heavily on tired visual cliches, Sonic the Hedgehog is nevertheless boosted by solid performances from Ben Schwartz as Sonic and Jim Carrey as Dr. Robotnik. Their ongoing cat-and-mouse game is entertaining, and passionate fans of the Sega franchise should appreciate all the nods to Sonic’s history. Make no mistake, this frantically-paced film is made first and foremost for Sonic fans. If you’ve been there for the little blue fella these past 29 years, from his humble beginnings on the Sega Genesis to his current iteration, then Sonic the Hedgehog is the love letter you’re probably looking for. If not… maybe save your gold rings.
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