And the winner for the best glow up of 2020 is….Sonic?!?
Sonic the Hedgehog is a 2020 action-adventure comedy film based on the video game franchise published by Sega. The film is directed by Jeff Fowler in his feature directorial debut and written by Pat Caseyand Josh Miller. It stars Ben Schwartz as the voice of Sonic the Hedgehog and Jim Carreyas Doctor Robotnik, as well as James Marsden, Tika Sumpter, Natasha Rothwell, Adam Pally, and Neal McDonough. In the film, Sonic teams up with local town sheriff Tom Wachowski to find his lost rings and escape Dr. Robotnik.
Following the negative reaction to the first trailer in 2019, the film’s release was delayed by three months to redesign Sonic. The original CGI model looked less like the video game Sonic and more of a hybrid of a realistic take on an actual hedgehog and the stuff nightmares are made of. Luckily, the CGI character was taken back to the drawing board with film delay.
Sonic the Hedgehog premiered at the Paramount Theatre on January 25, 2020, and was theatrically released in the United States on February 14, 2020. Critics praised the performances, Sonic’s design, and its faithfulness to the source material, but criticized its plot and perceived lack of originality.The film set the record for the biggest opening weekend for a video game film in the United States and Canada. It grossed $306 million worldwide, becoming the second highest-grossing film of 2020, and the highest-grossing video game film adaptation of all time in the United States and Canada.