Like many Sonic fans, I watched the movie about halfway through and I couldn't help but marvel at all the hours of hype that had been put behind it. There were many people who loved it and some who hated it, and I don't have a soft spot for either group.
At first glance, I was very disheartened by the results of the movie. After all, this was a well-known franchise and a release that seemed to be in direct competition with my favorite movie: Transformers.
After watching the movie, I was a little disappointed that the musical video had no meaning for me. However, as time went on and I began to think about why I love this franchise so much, I started to get into it. Sonic is an action-packed character and it's nice to see him in a movie that allows him to shine through.
The acting in the movie wasn't all that good, but it didn't detract from the enjoyment that I got from it. As a part of the story, I thought Tails' role was fairly limited. In most versions of the story, he has no real purpose.
The only other character I found myself really engaging with was Dr. Eggman, who turns out to be a rather interesting villain in the series. There were many reasons to love this movie but not having Sonic was the biggest one.
In many ways, this movie is a lesson. We are all capable of liking some things that others find abhorrent. If you happen to have a soft spot for cartoons like this, then you should definitely check it out.
I do have to say, however, that the original movie is still my favorite among all the Sonic films. Whilethe new movie has it's merits, I prefer the original one over all of them.
My biggest complaint about the movie is the ending, which doesn't live up to the quality of the rest of the movie. This is a personal gripe, but it shouldn't stop anyone from enjoying the movie as much as I did.