Movie Thoughts: Sonic the Hedgehog

Sonic was the first video game I ever saw. I’d never experienced anything like making Sonic run through the Green Hills level, getting rings and poofing those bug robots. What a great idea. I didn’t have a Sega, so I went home and put my Godzilla figurine through an obstacle course I made in the living room using Halloween decorations and other toys I had. It wasn’t the same.

The movie is cute. The kids in the audience enjoyed it. Better than trailer debacle would have you believe. I still wonder if that was intentional to drum up viral marketing. The algorithms figured…