Bored? Watch The First 8-Minutes Of ‘Sonic The Hedgehog’

Lately, a lot of content meant for theaters is being released early on streaming services. Well today, Fandango’s youtube channel has released the first eight minutes of Sonic the Hedgehog, to celebrate the movie’s availability on digital platforms.

A lot happens in the first eight minutes. We get Sonic’s backstory, meet Officer Tom (James Marsden), and are introduced to other residents of Green Hills, Montana. Voiced, by character actor and comedian Ben Schwartz, Sonic shows off his comedic chops in the short time span, running with turtles, chasing crazy old men and keeping his identity a secret. Missing from the first eight minutes is Jim Carrey, who was positively praised for his performance.

The film, first released in theaters on Valentine’s Day, earned $306.8 million at the box office. Check out our review of Sonic the Hedgehog here and the first eight minutes of the film below.

A D.C area native, Cortland has been interested in media since birth. Taking film classes in high school and watching the classics with family instilled a love of film in Cortland’s formative years. Before graduating with a degree in English and minoring in Film Study from Elizabethtown College in Pennsylvania, Cortland ran the college’s radio station, where she frequently reviewed films on air. She then wrote for another D.C area publication before landing at Punch Drunk Critics. Aside from writing and interviewing, she enjoys podcasts, knitting, and talking about representation in media.


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