According tomedia BGR, the original release of “Sonic The Hedgehog” was scheduled to be released last year after the first announcement caused a stir on the Internet, which not only led to Sonic’s image was redesigned, but also led to the release delay. The film will finally be released in North America on February 14 (domestic release date february 28). Recently, the film’s media ratings were released, and a number of film critics have made comments.
“It was more than expected, but @SonicMovie made me very happy,” one film critic tweeted. Similarly, Haruki Satomi, president of Sega’s parent company, Sega Sammy, issued a statement this week expressing support for the film: “Sonic has been loved by fans around the world for the past 29 years and we are delighted to see it make its on-screen debut.” Sonic’s personality, charm and friendship story, as well as wonderful and uninterrupted events, are presented in the film. The film, he continued, has the potential to “warm the hearts of audiences of all ages.”
Another critic went so far as to say that Ben Schwartz’s voiceover for Sonic’s character is reminiscent of Robin Williams’s memorable “manic vocals” performance, like the elf in the original animated Aladdin:
By the timemedia reporters were writing, the film’s rotten tomato net fresh index was 67%. Paramount has at least an outside opportunity to ensure Sonic’s modest success, a welcome reversal for the studio, as its recent films” And The Rhythm Group have not been as good at the box office. Paramount does this by controlling one of the few variables in the success equation – the movie’s budget.
According to reports, “Sonic The Hedgehog” has a production budget of just $85 million, far less than other recent films such as “The Big Detective” ($150 million), “The Double Killer” ($138 million) and Terminator: The Dark Destiny ($185 million). Another good sign is that the high-profile delay in adjusting the film’s effects doesn’t add much to the cost, but by up to about $5 million.