Sometimes, life comes at you fast. And when life moves fast, you got to go fast. This is why Sonic the Hedgehog is always one step ahead of the curve: he runs really fast. And now, the critical reviews are coming in for the character’s live-action movie. But is this movie any good?
Over on GameSpot’s sister-site Metacritic, Sonic currently sits at a score of 47, based on 28 reviews. The film has earned nine positive reviews, 13 mixed, and six negative reviews thus far. According to critics, it’s a middle-of-the-road, family-friendly film. Over on Rotten Tomatoes, Sonic is rated 70% fresh based on 60 reviews, 42 of which have rated it fresh.
Sonic the Hedgehog follows the titular blue mammal–who is actually from another planet–as he makes Earth his home. Voiced by Ben Schwartz (Comedy Bang! Bang!), he teams up with local sheriff Tom Wachowski (James Marsden), as they escape a mad genius named Dr. Ivo Robotnik (Jim Carrey) who wants to perform experiments on Sonic.