Sonic the Hedgehog
2020
***½
Director: Jeff Fowler
Cast: Ben Schwartz, James Marsden, Tika Sumpter, Jim Carrey, Natasha Rothwell, Adam Pally, Neal McDonough

Sonic, a blue and superfast extra-terrestrial hedgehog, escapes his home planet and hides in Green Hills, Montana. When he is exposed and the government hires Dr. Robotnik to catch him, Sonic gets help from a goodhearted local sheriff. The big screen adventure of the classic Sega video game character is like a mix between Pokemon Detective Pikachu and Bumblebee, two recent releases based on games or toys. The movie has no higher aspirations than to deliver 90 minutes of goofy fun, and that it does well. Jim Carrey gives an enjoyably over-the-top performance as the villain. Followed by Sonic the Hedgehog 2.