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Short summary

On the distant planet of Mobius, all is peaceful. However, the days of the planet's peace are numbered when a man named Julian Kintobor, who now goes by Robotnik, declares himself ruler. Three months later, Robotnik has taken full control of Mobius. But although he thinks he has destroyed all animal life in the uncharted land of the South Island, one still remains, and that is Sonic the Hedgehog. Sick of the evil doctor's dark rule, he sets off, determined to restore freedom to his planet.

Jaleel White previously voiced Sonic in three separate animated series.

Jaleel White's first role as Sonic in 14 years, his last role as Sonic was in Sonic Underground (1999).

James Rolfe: The Light News Commentator on the news broadcast.

Doug Walker: The forest G.U.N. soldier.

User reviews

  • comment
    • Author: Akisame
    Back in 2010, Eddie lebron directed a cult Mega man fan film that stayed true to the game in every way. I even bought the DVD. Now, this time Eddie released a follow up entitled "Sonic."

    The Good: Great cgi work Great action sequences Good casting for dr. robotnick Great sonic model Decent acting Jaleel white is back as the voice of Sonic, Genius! No one can be sonic but Jaleel white! And he still sounds the same! And it stays true to the game, that's all that matters.

    The Bad: Too short, but that was only because they were on a budget, so they wanted to spend a little more time on the cgi and action sequences, and a little less time on the duration so that they had more money for the cgi.

    Overall, an absolutely flawless adaptation! If you were born with a sega genesis, like me, and you are a longtime sonic fan, then you will love this movie!

    FUN FACT: Yuri Naka (creator of sonic) praised this film, he tweeted "awesome." If the creator of the game likes, then you know it's good!
  • comment
    • Author: Unsoo
    making a sonic movie with no backing from a major studio backing must have been a logistical nightmare and yes there are better fan films (batman city of scars the first to come to mind) but i still think this film is worth you're time

    the film mixes plot lines from sonic sat-am and the sonic adventure games and while most video game movies do this to their disadvantage this movie feels a lot more natural and it immerses you in it's world pretty well

    Jaleel white does a pretty good job reprising his role of sonic and his acting is still on par with the video game voices

    the cast are pretty decent even though they don't get much time to appear and i wouldn't be upset with a sequel to see these guys in further detail and the cameos of James Rolfe ,doug walker and other internet celebrities while random did feel apt and wen't too forced

    most of the negative comments centre around the c.g.i which does leave a lot to be desired especially in the last act but i liked the c.g.i on the e-102 gammas and egg carriers and sonic is pretty good and lets face it c.g.i in Hollywood looks rubbish these days anyway and with the resources put to them makes an at least decent looking sonic

    sonic is one of my favourite games but even i can admit his games have fallen on hard times but i wouldn't include this film in the mix. most video game movies are made by out of touch film makers that have little to no knowledge of the source material this film does the complete opposite and delivers a movie that further makes me want to see more fan films including sequels to this and while the effects could be improved it delivers a solid experience
  • comment
    • Author: Unh
    This was a complete disaster of a short. The acting was mediocre at best and truly atrocious at worst. The special effects were alright, pretty good when it came to the robots but really bad when it came to movement (like sonic running around) and the explosions were pretty bad too. I understand that it's a independent production company but still. I actually did like where the story was going at first and wanted a little more back story on robotnik, then sonic showed up and everything went downhill from there. Sonic really doesn't belong in a human setting. I thought the actor playing robotnik had a decent performance compared to all of the others in this film. and I genuinely liked the music they used. Overall, it was a pretty bad movie.
  • comment
    • Author: Golkree
    The whole time it felt like I was watching a real movie, I wish it was longer but I indeed enjoyed it. even if the cgi is off remember it's not DreamWorks paramount, or any other billion dollar company so take it with a grain of salt. I love the cast and to see Jaleel White redo his Sonic voice was amazing. Robotnik felt genuinely evil but not on satam levels but it was still good. the only thing I would give this is make it a bit longer or make a second one this was very well made
  • comment
    • Author: Winail
    As soon as I saw the trailer to this, I just burst out laughing.

    I know it's a fan made film, but it's just so bad.

    Apart from the awful CGI, it's just so boring.

    The pacing was so slow, the dialogue was terrible and Sonic is hardly in the film.

    Robotnik is not too bad, but his costume doesn't work.

    The glasses and small moustache were good though.

    Still, it was cool to see James Rolfe and Doug Walker in it.

    I know movies based on video games are terrible.

    But this...... well, it least it was better than The Legend of Chun Li.

    Also, Jaleel White's voice doesn't work. He's too old.
  • comment
    • Author: Anarus
    I would say that for a rookie filmmaker, this film would have been a decent effort, but looking at how long writer and director Eddie Lebron makes films already and how prolific he has been, it is a bit disappointing, even if he is still a couple years away from his 30th birthday. I cannot even say that this is a good watch for those who love the Sonic video games as the inclusion of him here is fairly random in my opinion. He appears in a couple scenes, but he does not really make a significant impact, even if the mix of live action and animation isn't bad. It also feels random how, near the end, they included a couple shots that look like a mix of real world and sonic video game. And the camera shot from behind on the red fox was interesting, but is also nothing but bait. The only somewhat funny thing was the recurring "Dark Knight" reference, even if with that one I wasn't sure if it was just a spoof or the film was actually taking itself that serious. I have to say neither the acting, nor Jaleel White's (Steve Urkel) voice acting were memorable for whatever reason and the story certainly wasn't either. Not recommended.
  • Cast overview, first billed only:
    Jaleel White Jaleel White - Sonic (voice)
    DJ Hazard DJ Hazard - Julian Kintobor / Dr. Robotnik (as D.J. Hazard)
    Lauren Schacher Lauren Schacher - Nova
    Gary Lee Mahmoud Gary Lee Mahmoud - Anthony / Station Square Citizen
    Celia Au Celia Au - Jade
    Artie Brennan Artie Brennan - Gears
    Terrence Montgomery Terrence Montgomery - President Bushnell
    Anupama Chakravartti Anupama Chakravartti - MWN Anchor
    James Rolfe James Rolfe - Light News Commentor
    Bianca Jamotte LeRoux Bianca Jamotte LeRoux - Female Digital News Anchor (as Bianca Jamotte Leroux)
    Craig Skistimas Craig Skistimas - Male Digital News Anchor
    Shawn Parr Shawn Parr - G.U.N. Soldier Prisoner
    Doug Walker Doug Walker - Forest G.U.N. Soldier
    Arin Hanson Arin Hanson - E-100 Battle Droid (voice)
    Chris Niosi Chris Niosi - E-100 Battle Droid / Knuckles (voice)
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