Holy snap, I'm genuinely surprised by how much I loved this movie.
I mean, I loved Venom, but I recognize that it's a bad movie. It was just majorly fun to watch.
But man, Sonic is legitimately good. The trailers essentially show the worst parts of the film, or some of the best without any of the context that makes it good. I'm not even a Sonic fan, but I found myself cheering at every reference.
The main thing I didn't like were the two blatant advertising bits that I would have let slide if it didn't feel like The Truman Show (ha, another movie I love with Jim Carrey in it). They were funny, though, but mostly in a bad way.
Sonic isn't as annoying as I feared he would be, and OH MY ECHIDNA, how much worse the movie would have been to watch if they had kept the OG design. Honestly, the movie would have been still good, but there'd just be that one design that ruins the entire thing. I never realized how awful it was until I saw the film and how great he ended up looking. Sony actually listens, and that made this film so much better.
Jim Carrey is perfect. He's indescribably entertaining and has a joke that kept me laughing for about three minutes straight, and still won't cease. Not much else to say. Besides Classic Eggman hype!
Walking into this movie, I wanted three things:
For someone somewhere to play the Green Hills Zone song. I love that the name of the town was Green Hills, and the piano tune at the end of the movie is lovable. It's one of two songs I know from Sonic, the other being...
The Sonic X theme. Okay, I would have been okay with any reference to Sonic X, but the theme is pretty iconic and when the little girl Jojo runs in circles singing it, my joy spiked.
And guess what? I got all three.