I have been told that I am way too critical on kids’ movies. Maybe that’s true, I don’t know. What I do know is what I liked as a kid, because for the most part I still like those things. I think a movie for kids should be funny first and foremost. It appears nowadays it MUST also have a message… blah blah blah. Whatever. Sure. Ok. But is it fun to watch and funny? This movie was enjoyable to watch and although not necessarily laugh-out-loud funny, it was humorous at times. Therefore, I think that this movie deserves a 3.5 Icee (out of 5) rating.
As I said above, the movie has to be fun, and this movie was pretty fun throughout. It was funny enough for its target audience (which had to be pre-teens) as they laughed here and there throughout. It wasn’t great or anything, but I did enjoy the movie… hence the rating.
When watching the trailers I was concerned that the Jim Carrey character would be too stupid to even watch. He does that at times. However, I am happy to report that he wasn’t “as” stupid as the trailers made him out to be and his role was tolerable.
Sonic himself was fun (notice a theme in this review?) with just a dash of sadness… which worked for the moral of the movie (yes, of course it had to have one).
So if you want to see a fun little movie that your pre-teens might enjoy, this might just be it.
There is a scene shortly after the credits start, but nothing after that.