The Sonic the Hedgehog movie will gross more domestically than Detective Pikachu. Who will make an avatar bet about that?

BossDumDrum

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Jan 3, 2020
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I just read the whole review. The guy talks about Sonic endlessly monologuing about loneliness. Jim Carrey's Mugging the camera. The general jokes, as all the worst aspects of the movie.

The part he likes are Marsden's more mellow performance and the sympathy he has for Sonic.

So this tells me a lot of how critics will judge this movie going forward. It will be judged by critics tolerance for all the high energy and lack of subtlety. The jokes are the wild card.

The thing is, this actually makes me more hype about the movie, because nothing he's saying seems particularly bad about the plot from any logical or moral stand. Just seems to be based on pure tolerance levels.

For a film that gained notoriety well before its release for how wildly Sonic’s original animation diverged from his well-established look, Sonic the Hedgehog does show a clear understanding of the source material and its essential nature.
 
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youwei

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Jun 3, 2019
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i predict so the so called " movie critics " will forget about re-design and instead complaining about the movies' bad writing

i will still be watching the movie cos of Jim Carrey , to me he will be a funny Mr Robotnik
 

Xater

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Oct 26, 2017
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If this gets a higher RT score than 50% I'd be shocked. It looks terrible. I would have said that before the first review even came out. If I was a betting man I would say around 30%.
 
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I'm gonna see it tomorrow. I have a subscription to my cinema, so there's no reason not to go check it out. That being said, ever since that first trailer I was expecting trash, so if it turns out to be fun actually.....all the better.
 

Aaron

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Oct 25, 2017
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That site only gave Pikachu 2 stars out of 4, hope springs eternal. Different critic though.
 

Aaron

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Oct 25, 2017
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What even is this site? Literally every review I scrolled though was terrible. From birds of prey to joker, they even shit on the latest video games.
Yeah, I'm scrolling through and it seems like they have an inclination against most mainstream films.

Which like. Most mainstream films are terrible, so I get it. Still if you were hoping for a fresh score from Sonic it probably wasn't going to come from Slant.
 

Gold Arsene

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Oct 27, 2017
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I'm not gonna say it'll be getting glowing reviews going forward but I always find it odd when some people start singing doom at just one review.
 

Chumunga64

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i predict so the so called " movie critics " will forget about re-design and instead complaining about the movies' bad writing

i will still be watching the movie cos of Jim Carrey , to me he will be a funny Mr Robotnik
lmao why are movie critics in quotes? and why are you talking about critics not caring about the re-design and instead focusing on bad writing like it's a bad thing?
 
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stealthyfrog

stealthyfrog

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Jan 6, 2019
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Another one! Slate and CBR said "Fuck the review embargo."
Sonic the Hedgehog is a mess of a film, with a mishmash of tones that keeps the disparate elements from ever gelling. Despite the best efforts of a committed cast, including a truly bonkers Jim Carrey, the film never fully finds its footing
 
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abellwillring

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Oct 25, 2017
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abellwillring

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Updated tracking info: https://www.thewrap.com/sonic-the-hedgehog-should-speed-to-weekend-box-office-win-but-will-it-launch-a-franchise/

“Sonic” will be the No. 1 film on this 4-day weekend as both Paramount and independent trackers are projecting an extended opening total in the low $40 million range. While that would be a decent start for this $95 million-budgeted CGI/live-action hybrid, Paramount is aiming much higher than decent, and the studio likely hopes for a theatrical run strong enough to merit a sequel.
 

Aaron

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Oct 25, 2017
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I think cleveland.com might have broken the embargo by mistake, because this pops up in Google search results but goes to a dead link

"Sonic the Hedgehog" started with a built-in base of video game fans, but turns out to be more than just an updated film reboot, adding laughter ...
Can't tell if it's a review or just an article talking about it, but in any case.
 

bounchfx

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Oct 25, 2017
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i bought tickets because fuck it why not lol. going to go see it tomorrow night. reserved seating and there were only 4 other people in the theater so far... ...... so far.

will probably wind up with 12-14. I'm genuinely curious though. Not expecting much outta the movie but hell its sonic so i'll give it a shot
 
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stealthyfrog

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Baladium

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Jim Carrey’s nightmares
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stealthyfrog

stealthyfrog

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Let's gooooo
Fresh tracking metrics indicate a surge for Sonic as we near release, although reviews won’t be available until early Thursday morning. At this stage, however, the film is approaching trends comparable to Detective Pikachu. Based on our latest models, the pic has a fair shot at climbing past Ghost Rider ($52 million four-day) to crack the top five Presidents Day weekends of all time.

Opening Weekend Ranges
  • Sonic the Hedgehog ($43 – 48 million three-day / $50 – 60 million four-day)
 

aspiring

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Oct 25, 2017
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Well I just got back from the movies and thought it was a great movie. Funny, good story and a great ending. Cannot wait for the inevitable sequel. Honest I think it will do well!