We live in interesting times, inciting headlines and all.
Sega bragged on their Twitter page recently that its movie adaptation of Sonic The Hedgehog, which features a speedy anthropomorphic hedgehog and Jim Carrey as a psychopathic robot inventor, has a high user review rating on review aggregate site Rotten Tomatoes.
The fans have spoken! The #SonicMovie audience score on Rotten Tomatoes is currently sitting at 95%!
For those of you that haven't seen it, don't take our word for it but you're in for a real treat! 💙 pic.twitter.com/Q4WvvWsibc
— SEGA (@SEGA) February 15, 2020
And yes, the Sega and Paramount movie is ranked higher than last year’s fantasy film Star Wars IX: The Rise of Skywalker. Here are the scores of both films for comparison’s sake.
Not a fair comparison? How about pitting Sega’s mascot against Nintendo’s plumber?
This obviously isn’t indicative of the film’s quality. The Sonic The Hedgehog film is a film tailored for all ages, is by-the-numbers backed up with some appropriate casting, and somehow loves to plug Olive Garden for some reason. Plus, it’s only been a few days since the film came out. But it does show how the internet feels about a long-standing video game series that inspires creativity among the furry and Deviantart community finally getting a live-action adaptation they can call their own.