100-word Film Review: Sonic the Hedgehog

Watch out, kids! The Blue Blur’s messin’ up all the robots, in this CGI-infused comedy-adventure. It’s got Jim Carrey in it, and if you don’t know who that is, you’re young enough to make the target audience. But this is more than just high-speed hi-jinks: it’s a deeply involving tale about anthropomorphic loneliness and the redemptive power of cross-cultural friendship. Like rabid Nintendo and Sega fanboys playing on the same console (a Mega Drive, obviously). In fact, Sonic the Hedgehog is so spectacular, I haven’t even watched it – like the titular protagonist, I just know in my heart what’s good.

Hasen Hull lives in London. His work has appeared in Litro, Maudlin House, Jellyfish Review and elsewhere. He tweets twice a year at @HzHull.

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