By Huddlebee Team
You can now watch SONIC THE HEDGEHOG today on Digital! The 4K Ultra HD & Blu-ray Combo Packs Arrive May 19 with a Limited Edition Comic Book and are packed with sensational bonus features. As Sonic races his way onto your screen at home, we’ve got a whole book full of AWESOME activities for you and the kiddos! Download it now HERE in high resolution and have fun!
Video game movies have a deep fan following that can be super critical and almost impossible to please. Bridging the gap between 80’s and 90’s video game nostalgia while tapping into the modern-day kid gamer is no easy task, and yet, the movie Sonic has finally done it! Thanks to an all-star cast led by Ben Schwartz as Sonic and iconic comedian Jim Carrey as Dr. Ivo Robotnik, Sonic the Hedgehog movie combines the funny, the emotional, and a really awesome story. While certainly not an original story line out of the video game, our family definitely felt as energetic and excited as the main character himself!
I was personally relieved to find that the artistic re-haul of Sonic was much better than the initial showings. This film has enough nostalgia and pop culture references to keep the adult and parent fans happy, while still bringing action and cuteness needed to introduce and keep a new younger generation of fans entertained as well.
Without much of a background story to build off of other than the video game, it was great to also watch Sonic’s relationships evolve throughout the movie with the good (but especially bad) guys. It was also a joy to see Dr. Robotnik played by Jim Carrey and his usual (over-the-top) expressions. It was refreshing to to enjoy a film with my kids that was not only entertaining, but also had deeper messages like friendship, acceptance, and family.
Overall, the rated PG for “action, some violence, rude humor and brief mild language,” is appropriate fo kids (some toddlers okay too). For most of this movie, the violence level is on par with what you would expect from the video game turned live action, but you can rest assured it was done in good humor and fun.
Bonus Features Review
The bonus features were just as fun to watch as the movie itself! The next day our family spent 40 minutes watching all the bonus features in one sitting. It was great to be able to continue the fun of the movie this way and learn so much about the background of the film. With the bonus features, the movie doesn’t have to end!
We watched deleted scenes, saw Sonic’s next adventures around the world, and also learned insider details about the film by hearing director Jeff Fowler’s comments, plus so much more. We now fully understand everything, from the history of Sonic as a video game to how he was designed, to how he became a pop culture icon.
My husband really enjoyed the history of the video game while, I loved the music video included and the song “Speed Me Up”. My kids said their favorite part of the extra features was the bloopers or what they called “the parts they messed up”, and were laughing hard during those scenes. What we all enjoyed as well was seeing Ben Schwartz, the voice of Sonic, demonstrate how his expressions are fused into the animation. Another highlight was seeing one of our favorite actor, Jim Carrey, discussing his thoughts on bringing Dr. Robotnik to life and showing us some behind the scene action. The bonus features for Sonic the Hedgehog were definitely a hit and should not be missed!
BONUS FEATURES ON DIGITAL*, 4K ULTRA HD COMBO, & BLU-RAY COMBO
- Commentary by director Jeff Fowler and the voice of Sonic, Ben Schwartz
- Around the World in 80 Seconds—See Sonic’s next adventure!
- Deleted Scenes—Director Jeff Fowler introduces deleted scenes
- Bloopers—Laugh along with Jim Carrey and the cast
- “Speed Me Up” Music Video
- For the Love of Sonic—Jim Carrey and the cast discuss what Sonic the Hedgehog means to them
- Building Robotnik with Jim Carrey—See Jim Carrey bring supervillain Dr. Robotnik to life
- The Blue Blur: Origins of Sonic—Explore the origins of the legendary Blue Blur
- Sonic On Set—Visit the set with the voice of Sonic, Ben Schwartz
Download all 9 Activity Sheets, including 1 Connect the dots , 1 Spot the difference, 1 Choose your Words, 1 Fill in the Blank, 2 Coloring Pages, 1 unscramble the words, 1 word search, and 1 Easter Egg Wraps Activity.
(Activity sheets are provided by Paramount. Download it now HERE)
Activity Book Cover
Connect the Dots
Spot the Difference
Choose Your Words
Fill in the Blank
Unscramble The Words
Easter Egg Wraps:
Celebrate the season with these fun Easter egg wraps that would make even Dr. Eggman smile (by Amy Fulcher @AsTheBunnyHops.com)!
Sonic The Hedgehog Easter Eggs Video
Sonic The Hedgehog Bonus Content Trailer
Mother’s Day Craft
Happy Mother’s Day from Baby Sonic! This sweet and simple craft will be the perfect DIY gift from your little ones! Watch SONIC THE HEDGEHOG now on Digital and on Blu-ray May 19!
Direct Download https://bit.ly/SonicMothersDayFlowerRings
For more information, visit www.SonicTheHedgehogMovie.com