Sonic the Hedgehog is back and my mind was just thrown back to a basement in 2002 playing SEGA.
‘From the Producer of The Fast And Furious’ and that’s all I needed to see. First, yeah, I was playing SEGA in 2002, sue me, but this is an incredible start to this movie. If Fast and Furious is behind this then I can’t even imagine what type of high speed chases were gonna get from this movie. Surprisingly, I love the cast they rolled with. Ben Schwartz is going to be a perfect Sonic. Dude was wired up on every episode of Parks and Rec so I think he’ll be able to rock the speed talking Sonic.
This crazy son of a bitch to go with Jim Carrey, James Marsden, and Neal McDonough? Yeah, sign me up right now. This is exactly what Sonic needed because this movie is going to lead to a Spyro like revival and Sonic getting another video game gig. Actually, as I write this, I bet a Spyro movie is in the works too but the smart people know to wait and see if Sonic does well. The Sonic story is stored so far back in my brain that I can’t even imagine how incredible the CGI will make this movie. I mean, if the producer of Fast and Furious is on board then I’m taking the over of Sonic going 200 mph in every single scene. If he isn’t, then he’ll be talking at that speed. If not, then I will be incredibly disappointed in the writing of Sonic the Hedgehog.
No matter what, I’m all in for Jim Carrey. Him as Dr. Ivo is going to be incredible. There are a lot of things Jim Carrey can do, and this role feels like destiny. Producer of Fast and Furious and Jim Carrey as Dr. Ivo Robotnik sets this movie up as one of the premier films for the Oscars. Best Picture nom’s, Best Supporting Actor nom’s, who knows what planet this movie will land on.
Let’s get this out of the way. The kids name is Ben Simons but this is not the same Ben who built Ice Town. The parallel between this case and Parks and Rec is as scary as the time traveling Simpsons man. When I first read this I thought there was a 0% chance that this could go well. However, after watching Brady Wakayama’s tweet (love the name Wakayama) I think the town of Yoncalla is in great hands. “I feel at home,” being the first thing he says is hilarious. No shit Ben, you’re 18 years old you’ve never been anywhere else. What is bending my brain is thinking about what the towns going to do when this dude ships off to Stanford or whatever school he’s going to for computer engineering. ‘Hey mom do you mind standing in for me while I’m gone? Sure honey, is it for school? No I need you to be Mayor for the next 8 months.’ This kid just put his parents into the worst possible position by forcing them to have to clean up the mess he made. That’s what most 18 year olds do but usually the mess isn’t being the Mayor.
If I were an 18 year old mayor in my town back in Mass, here’s a few things I would do. First, no more homework for high school students. I always think back to high school and think of how much more fun it would of been if there wasn’t any homework. Essays and such must be completed within school hours so there is no room for take home work for the children of the world. Second, I would open a vitamin lounge for people who want to take their vitamins with others who want to as well, cigarettes are indeed allowed. Lastly, I would set the max age of drivers at 70 so nobody is ever going under 15 mph in my town. That’s right, I’m the Mayor so I say my town.
Was pronouncing Wakayama as Whack a Yam a – name is electric.
Let me know what you would do if you were the Mayor of your town at 18.