Sonic The Hedgehog Director Expresses Gratitude For The Movie’s Success

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Sonic the hedgehog had a lot riding on it. First of all it sort of marked the return of Jim Carrey for what we know him the best, physical comedy. It was something that Paramount needed desperately after a series of flops like The Rhythm Section, this year; Gemini Man and “Terminator: Dark Fate” last year. When its Thursday previews came out people thought that it is going towards a similar fate as 3 million dollars was a little below expectations. But a friendly PG rating, no competition in children movies and a three day holiday weekend did its magic giving the movie the highest grossing opening weekend for a video game adaptation.

To thank the audience the director Jeff Fowler took over twitter to show and express gratitude to everyone involved in the process as well as the audience. He wrote,

“There’s one word in my head this morning and it’s GRATITUDE,” Fowler shared on social media this morning. “THANK YOU to all the amazing people that helped make the [Sonic the Hedgehog movie] and most importantly thank you to the FANS for sticking with us and delivering an extraordinary RECORD-BREAKING weekend.”

The success of the movie could literally be attributed to the collaboration and open line of communication between the creators and the viewers. The first trailer garnered very bad responses from social media which led to the entire movie getting delayed because the director went back to resolve everything. Normally a decision to resolve anything for a movie is taken as negative but the fact that they heard the viewers touched the fans and the video game fandom literally thought it was their movie, something they have worked to build.

It was a great decision which gave them good fruits. Just imagine if they went the Cats way, not resolving their very expensive CGI and causing more loss.

They didn’t need this to work against them as being a video game adaptation in this market was a hard task to begin with. Previous video game adaptations like 2018’s “Tomb Raider” reboot, 2016’s “Assassin’s Creed” and “Warcraft” all proved to be failures at least in front of fans because of their lack of devotion to the original content. Whereas Sonic the hedgehog has gotten s a 63% average on Rotten Tomatoes and an “A” Cinemascore.

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