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Sonic the Hedgehog is a live action adventure film based on the Sonic the Hedgehog video game franchise by Sega. The film is directed and produced by Phil Lord and Christopher Miller, written by Rodney Rothman. It stars Robbie Daymond as Sonic and Clancy Brown as Sonic's nemesis Doctor Robotnik, alongside McKenna Grace, Jackson A. Dunn and Chosen Jacobs.

Originally created as a feature film, Netflix bought its distribution rights in May 2021. The film was released on Netflix on June 23, 2021 as the 30th anniversary of the video game franchise.

Plot

Somewhere in the depths of space, NASA astronaults return to Earth after collecting some mysterious golden rings they found inside a meteorite. One of the rings falls off the ship and triggers a hyperspace portal which summons Sonic the Hedgehog, an extraterrestrial blue hedgehog with the ability to run in nearly endless speeds. Sonic speeds around the planet vowing to retrieve the other rings which fell on Earth.

Elsewhere, Mandy Brooks is sent to Green Hill Adventure Camp to reunite with her twin sister Wendy, whom she has not seen in two years since their parents' divorce. Mandy lives with their father and Wendy lives with their mother. She is excited to spend the summer with Mandy. Reginald Everton is a funny African American and the son of a millionaire whose company has gone bankrupt.

Upset with her father claiming that she still has to wait for the right day to meet her sister, Mandy decides to spend a moment alone, on which she ends up encountering the golden ring which fell from the NASA ship, unexpectedly calling for Sonic, who soon befriends her. They both form a bond with each other until Wendy shows up and happily reunite with Mandy.

Cast

  • Robbie Daymond as Sonic the Hedgehog, an extraterrestrial blue hedgehog who can run at supersonic speed.
  • Clancy Brown as Dr. Robotnik, a scientist and inventor plotting world domination who is also Sonic's archenemy.
  • McKenna Grace as Wendy and Mandy Brooks, the identical twin sisters who were separated when their parents got divorced.
  • Jackson A. Dunn as Fred McGart, a teenager who escaped from a juvenile detention center and Mandy's love interest.
  • Chosen Jacobs as Reginald "Reggie" Evertson, a spoiled rich boy.
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