There has been a ton of hype over the release of Mortal Kombat this past weekend. Tons of people went the old fashioned way and watched the movie in theaters. While others, including myself, streamed it from home.

According to Yahoo

“Mortal Kombat,” a martial arts-inspired adaptation of the popular video game, took in a robust $22.5 million from 3,073 domestic venues. Those receipts rank as the second-biggest debut of the pandemic following “Godzilla vs. Kong,” which premiered to $31 million in March.

To be honest, I wish I would have gone the old school route and watched both "Mortal Kombat" and "Godzilla vs Kong" in theaters. The home stream just doesn't do the special effects justice on either of those movies. Unless you have a state of the art sound system.

Now, I watched another movie this weekend that is also based on a popular video game. I finally got around to watching "Sonic The Hedgehog." I wasn't quick to race to the theaters to watch this one, as it landed just prior to the pandemic. But, it was entertaining enough to build a blanket fort and watch at home with my 8 year old. Little did we know, but the movie plot hit closer to home than we thought.

According to Wikipedia

Sonic enjoys a secret life near the town of Green Hills, Montana, but longs to make friends. He idolizes the local sheriff, Tom Wachowski, calling him "Donut Lord", and his veterinarian wife, Maddie

Granted that Green Hills, is a fictional town. My son was delighted to know that "Sonic the Hedgehog lives in Montana." I couldn't bring myself to tell him the movie was filmed in Vancouver, and that Sonic wasn't real.

My review: It isn't the greatest movie. But for a child of the 90s SEGA era, it did a good job with nostalgia. It wasn't Jim Carrey's greatest performance either, But, also hit on those "Ace Ventura-like qualities" that we love him for.

 

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