Sonic The Hedgehog Review Thread (63% on Rotten Tomatoes)

Your Rotten Tomatoes score prediction?

  • >90%

    Votes: 68 7.8%
  • 75-90%

    Votes: 97 11.1%
  • 60-75%

    Votes: 234 26.8%
  • 45-60%

    Votes: 293 33.6%
  • 30-45%

    Votes: 113 12.9%
  • 15-30%

    Votes: 50 5.7%
  • 0-15%

    Votes: 18 2.1%

  • Total voters
    873
  • Poll closed .

bounchfx

Member
Oct 25, 2017
1,149
Muricas
Okay two surprises. One I did not expect to like the movie that much but I really enjoyed it. And two holy shit there were a lot of old people in the theater lol
 

Terraforce

The Fallen
Oct 27, 2017
9,984
Personally I don't think it's gonna beat it, but Sonic does seem to have an advantage based on the current movie slate and will have arguably already "won" if it gets anywhere near Pikachu's haul, given that it's working with less of a production budget.
Did it? From what I read Sonic had a significantly less estimated budget than Pikachu.
 

Rapscallion

Member
Oct 25, 2017
1,007
It’s a fun family film . The script could use a little more polish and punch up, but both Schwartz and Jim Carrey put a lot of life into the characters.
 
Dec 21, 2017
11,581
Just saw this and quite honestly enjoyed it. The jokes landed and I laughed quite a bit. I want a sequel very badly for various reasons haha
 

Vormund

Member
Oct 27, 2017
518
Just watched it with my kids (first time taking them to the movies and it’s their 4th birthday) We all enjoyed it.
 

Shigs

Member
Oct 31, 2017
355
Los Angeles
This was one of the best nights of my life.

So we had a Sonic fan meetup for the movie over at AMC Universal and I went dressed as Robotnik. The crowd (albeit, a biased, Sonic loving crowd) love, love, LOVED this movie. The MAJOR SPOILER
Tails scene
got the loudest reaction I've ever heard in a movie theater.

But the icing on the cake is that once the credits started rolling again after the mid-credits scene, the lights went up and there was Ben Schwartz, Tyson Hesse (2D Sonic animator and the one who redesigned the character) and director, Jeff Fowler! Ben saw me right away in the Robotnik costume and had me stand up for the crowd. I got a picture with him later.

As a Sonic fan, I couldn't have fantasized a better night at seeing him on the big screen.

P.S. For the two or so fans who went "WHOO!" when
Sonic's bare feet were slightly exposed through the beat-up socks,
what is wrong with you?!!
 

Riversands

Member
Nov 21, 2017
4,417
Lol. I wonder if i should feel disturbed or amused that a movie that is supposed to be bad gets 7 or something like that.

I thought it would get a least 4 or something like at a level of mediocre
 

maximumzero

Member
Oct 25, 2017
9,718
New Orleans, LA
This was one of the best nights of my life.

So we had a Sonic fan meetup for the movie over at AMC Universal and I went dressed as Robotnik. The crowd (albeit, a biased, Sonic loving crowd) love, love, LOVED this movie. The MAJOR SPOILER
Tails scene
got the loudest reaction I've ever heard in a movie theater.

But the icing on the cake is that once the credits started rolling again after the mid-credits scene, the lights went up and there was Ben Schwartz, Tyson Hesse (2D Sonic animator and the one who redesigned the character) and director, Jeff Fowler! Ben saw me right away in the Robotnik costume and had me stand up for the crowd. I got a picture with him later.

As a Sonic fan, I couldn't have fantasized a better night at seeing him on the big screen.

P.S. For the two or so fans who went "WHOO!" when
Sonic's bare feet were slightly exposed through the beat-up socks,
what is wrong with you?!!
 

Baladium

Member
Apr 18, 2018
3,471
Jim Carrey’s nightmares
This was one of the best nights of my life.

So we had a Sonic fan meetup for the movie over at AMC Universal and I went dressed as Robotnik. The crowd (albeit, a biased, Sonic loving crowd) love, love, LOVED this movie. The MAJOR SPOILER
Tails scene
got the loudest reaction I've ever heard in a movie theater.

But the icing on the cake is that once the credits started rolling again after the mid-credits scene, the lights went up and there was Ben Schwartz, Tyson Hesse (2D Sonic animator and the one who redesigned the character) and director, Jeff Fowler! Ben saw me right away in the Robotnik costume and had me stand up for the crowd. I got a picture with him later.

As a Sonic fan, I couldn't have fantasized a better night at seeing him on the big screen.

P.S. For the two or so fans who went "WHOO!" when
Sonic's bare feet were slightly exposed through the beat-up socks,
what is wrong with you?!!
This is so ridiculously awesome! What I’d have done to trade places with you! lol

Did you or anyone there record the crowd reaction to the mid-credits scene? I’d love to see it!

EDIT: Oh hey, so thanks to the Tweet above we know at least one person was probably recording the mid-credits scene since the video starts right after it...
 
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Zulith

Member
Oct 25, 2017
1,590
West Coast, USA
I have a Dolby Cinema screening in the morning. I've skimmed some broad impressions, glad it isn't bad. Though I would pay to see it no matter how bad it is probably, lol.
 

Jon Carter

Member
Oct 27, 2017
4,010
The fact that they made a good movie out of a video game series that shits out mediocre installment after mediocre installment disappointing fans everywhere on a yearly basis proves we're in a new timeline. It's now all but guaranteed that the Mario movie will be terrible and a massive flop.
 

diakyu

Member
Dec 15, 2018
4,523
Damn I feel like I'm being the most cynical ass Sonic fan in existence reading some of the stuff here lmao
 
Dec 21, 2017
11,581
This was one of the best nights of my life.

So we had a Sonic fan meetup for the movie over at AMC Universal and I went dressed as Robotnik. The crowd (albeit, a biased, Sonic loving crowd) love, love, LOVED this movie. The MAJOR SPOILER
Tails scene
got the loudest reaction I've ever heard in a movie theater.

But the icing on the cake is that once the credits started rolling again after the mid-credits scene, the lights went up and there was Ben Schwartz, Tyson Hesse (2D Sonic animator and the one who redesigned the character) and director, Jeff Fowler! Ben saw me right away in the Robotnik costume and had me stand up for the crowd. I got a picture with him later.

As a Sonic fan, I couldn't have fantasized a better night at seeing him on the big screen.

P.S. For the two or so fans who went "WHOO!" when
Sonic's bare feet were slightly exposed through the beat-up socks,
what is wrong with you?!!
That is so awesome haha
 

SpecX

The Fallen
Oct 30, 2017
961
Awesome movie! Took my kids and had low expectations since video game movies suck right? Not this one, while not award winning good, the movie kept me entertained and was a blast to watch.
 

abellwillring

Member
Oct 25, 2017
2,999
Austin, TX

Pretty good Thursday night numbers!

Paramount’s Sonic the Hedgehog got off to a solid start on Thursday night, scoring $3M from shows that began at 5PM at 3,150 locations.

That number is the same as what Dreamworks Animation’s How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World made last year with a $3M Thursday off 6pm showtimes before going to a $55M opening weekend. Other titles that Sonic is being compared to include Lego Batman ($2.2M 5pm previews, $53M opening), Lego Movie 2 ($1.5M 4pm previews, $34.1M opening), and MGM/UAR’s animated movie Addams Family ($1.25M 4pm previews, $30.3M opening). Tracking and industry estimates have a wide projection on the 4-day for Sonic: $40M-$50M.
 

Ramala

Member
Oct 28, 2017
2,936
This was one of the best nights of my life.

So we had a Sonic fan meetup for the movie over at AMC Universal and I went dressed as Robotnik. The crowd (albeit, a biased, Sonic loving crowd) love, love, LOVED this movie. The MAJOR SPOILER
Tails scene
got the loudest reaction I've ever heard in a movie theater.

But the icing on the cake is that once the credits started rolling again after the mid-credits scene, the lights went up and there was Ben Schwartz, Tyson Hesse (2D Sonic animator and the one who redesigned the character) and director, Jeff Fowler! Ben saw me right away in the Robotnik costume and had me stand up for the crowd. I got a picture with him later.

As a Sonic fan, I couldn't have fantasized a better night at seeing him on the big screen.

P.S. For the two or so fans who went "WHOO!" when
Sonic's bare feet were slightly exposed through the beat-up socks,
what is wrong with you?!!
That is so wonderful! What a great life moment!
 

BranCracker

Member
Oct 4, 2019
6
Saw a showing last night with a few friends; about 10 other people besides us, but it's a late Thursday in a small city so not too surprising.

I was all smiles the whole time, and I'm surprised at how many jokes hit for me. After seeing the pre- and mid-credit scenes I really hope this makes enough for a sequel.

The credits sequence was great too.