At long last — after a delay to shore up character designs and visual effects — Paramount's Sonic the Hedgehog has entered theaters. Earlier in the week, Rotten Tomatoes revealed the Tomatometer for the blockbuster sat at 63 percent Fresh, a modest rating for the video game adaptation. Now that audiences have had the chance to swarm to theaters to take in the film, a separate rating tells a much more friendly story for Paramount.
On the review-aggregating website, the Sonic Audience Rating currently sits at 95 percent Fresh, one of the highest ratings a video game adaptation has ever seen. The Audience Score is generally often higher than the rating critics hand out, but this difference is most certainly an exception.
Parks and Rec alum Ben Schwartz — the voice behind the movie's eponymous character — took to Twitter Saturday night to celebrate audiences loving the flick.
It’s not just that so many of you are going to see #Sonicmovie , it’s that you are loving what you see! SONIC IS CERTIFIED FRESH ON @ROTTENTOMATOES W/ A 95% AUDIENCE SCORE & AN “A” CINEMA SCORE! How are those numbers calculated? I have no idea! But I’ve been told this is amazing. pic.twitter.com/GwNGhhFxUI— Ben Schwartz (@rejectedjokes) February 16, 2020
Either way, fans are loving the Schwartz and Jimmy Carrey vehicle. Keep scrolling to see what they're saying!
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I saw the sonic movie and it was great☆!! pic.twitter.com/slowkDbOSO— Tiggy ♡ (@Tiggiioreo) February 15, 2020
I think we can officially say that Sonic & Pikachu finally ended the video game movie curse!...well for now. pic.twitter.com/4fTqIzPMp7— McTrOiD (@McTroid) February 16, 2020
Loved It Lots
Finally got to see the #SonicMovie for myself today & my gosh, I loved it lots. A fresh take on the #SonictheHedgehog universe that with its own unique cast & feel. This childlike Sonic melted muh heart, man. 😭— Arion Rashad (@ArionMiitoons) February 15, 2020
Now the REAL fun can begin..... #knowingsmile pic.twitter.com/BVNuFsEzJj
I just saw #SonicMovie, and I gotta say, it was an absolute masterpiece of a film. It had enough Sonic stuff for Sonic fans, and enough generic stuff for non-Sonic fans. I’d easily rate it 10/10 and would absolutely recommend it to everyone.— Courage Bot (@CourageBot0) February 15, 2020
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So I took Sonic the hedgehog to go watch Sonic The Hedgehog and I think he loved it ! pic.twitter.com/QDnaX5fUa7— Swaggy (@steveespinoza69) February 16, 2020
Sonic movie was fun and surprisingly faithful to many aspects of the games. Glad to see it doing well. Crazy theory... What if the secret to adapting a video game is to tell a story that is respectful of its source material? 🤔— Neil Druckmann (@Neil_Druckmann) February 16, 2020