SONIC THE HEDGEHOG
Friday 27th March 18:00 £4 Adults and £3 under 12
Sonic the Hedgehog is a 2020 action-adventure comedy film based on the video game franchise published by Sega
Sonic, an extraterrestrial blue hedgehog who can run at supersonic speeds, finds himself sought after by a tribe of echidnas for his power. His guardian, Longclaw the Owl, gives him a bag of rings that can create portals to other planets, using one to send him to Earth while she protects him from the echidnas. Ten years later, Sonic is enjoying a secret life, but longs to make friends. He idolizes the local sheriff, Tom Wachowski, and his veterinarian wife, Maddie, but they are planning to relocate to San Francisco soon.
One night, Sonic becomes upset over his loneliness when playing baseball by himself, and runs at supersonic speed as a result, inadvertantly triggering an electromagnetic pulse that knocks out power across the Pacific Northwest. Doctor Robotnik is enlisted by the United States Department of Defense to uncover the source of the outage. He soon discovers Sonic.Tom and his wife agree to help Sonic As the pair evade Robotnik, who labels Tom a domestic terrorist, they slowly bond, with Tom learning about Sonic’s desire for a real friend.
Shortly after defeating a robot sent by Robotnik, an explosion injures Sonic. Arriving at San Francisco, Tom brings him to Maddie, who revives him. While Tom explains about their situation to Maddie, Sonic receives a new pair of sneakers from Maddie’s niece. Robotnik arrives in a hovercraft and attacks them, forcing Sonic to use a ring to send Tom and Maddie back to Green Hills.
Sonic flees from Robotnik, who uses the power of Sonic’s quill to match his speed. The two engage in a chase across the world. Overcoming Robotnik, Sonic defeats him by sending him to another planet. Following the incident, Tom and Maddie decide to stay in Green Hills and let Sonic live with them. The US government erases all evidence of the events, including records of Robotnik’s existence. Meanwhile, Robotnik, still in possession of Sonic’s quill and having lost his sanity, begins plotting his revenge. On Earth, Tails, a twin-tailed fox from Sonic’s world, emerges from a ring portal in search of Sonic. . . . . . .
Starring Jim Carey as Robotnik
Produced by Neil Moritz of Fast and Furious fame
93% on Rotten Tomatoes score from those that have seen the film