The RetroBeat: Sonic’s movie is surprisingly fun for fans who grew up on the character

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Well, the Sonic the Hedgehog movie is out. And it’s not bad. Heck, I’ll even call it good! The film is lighthearted and fast-paced, and it has some decent laughs. But to be honest, the homages to Sega’s and Sonic’s past were my favorite parts.

Which is kind of embarrassing, right? Like, yay, references! These days, it’s common to roll our eyes at overzealous fans and obvious appeals to excite them. That’s because we live in an extremely online world, where passion quickly turns into uglier things like anger and harassment.

But dang it, I just love Sonic. When I was a kid, this character meant a lot to me. I grew up playing his games, watching his cartoons, eating Sonic the Hedgehog-themed SpaghettiOs, and sleeping every night with my Sonic doll.

I don’t want to spoil the Easter eggs and references, but the movie has plenty of them. A


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