YMMV / Sonic the Hedgehog: The Movie

  • Awesome Music:
    • South Island, that is all.
    • "Look-alike" has somewhat confusing lyrics but the song itself is great and deliciously 90s.
  • Base-Breaking Character: People basically either love or hate Sera.
  • Cult Classic: Has a notable reputation as most amazingly adequate video game movie of all time (yes, that's a compliment)! It's sustaining popularity since going out of print has earned it hefty prices on Amazon and eBay.
  • Ear Worm: The whole soundtrack.
  • Ensemble Darkhorse:
  • Evil Is Cool: Hyper Metal Sonic, of course. The silent robot, who matches Sonic in skills.
  • Memetic Mutation:
    • SHUT UP, TAILS!
    • YOU MIGHT KNOW EVERYTHING I'M GOING TO DO, BUT THAT'S NOT GOING TO HELP YOU SINCE I KNOW EVERYTHING YOU'RE GOING TO DO!!! STRAAANGE, ISN'T IT!?!? GRRRRRRRAAAAHHHHHH!!!!!
    • "AAH! I'M AFRAID OF LIGHTNING!" When Tails says this, it sounds like he's saying "I'm a pretty lady!!"
    • Old Man Owl, specifically, this gem
    • There is only one Sonic. REPEAT AD NAUSEAUM.
    • MY HAT'S ON FIRE!
  • Narm: The English dub is generally considered this, especially for fans who are used to the main Sonic voice actors. Sonic is miscasted with a very odd sounding voice, and Tails sounds like he has a bad, 'BAD' head cold. Most of the acting is very flat, too.
  • Tear Jerker: Metal Sonic's death.
    Metal: There is only one Sonic...
  • Video-Game Movies Suck: A notable aversion... sort of. This is by no means regarded as a great movie and the dub voices are passable at best, but the plot and characterization are faithful enough to the spirit of the Genesis games, and exciting in their own right. And while the animation is generally considered to be sub-par, the setting and overall visual aesthetic are great matches for Sonic. Its use of human characters is also applauded over games like Sonic Adventure and Sonic the Hedgehog (2006), preferring to use demi-humans on an Earthlike planet that is explicitly not Earth, compared to those games having perfectly standard humans (other than Dr. Robotnik) on our planet. However, the consensus that it's just okay and not especially bad is such a rarity in video game movies that this is considered an impressive achievement.
    • Of course, there are fans that consider it a really good video game movie (if not a little cheesy) outright.
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