The Motion Picture Association (MPA) Classification and Rating Administration has given the Sonic the Hedgehog movie a rating. The Sonic movie is rated PG for “action, some violence, rude humor, and brief mild language.” Sounds like a fun time! In any case, it’s entirely expected, given the source material.
Not as many video game film adaptations as you would think carry this rating, but it’s not a mark of quality (or lack thereof) by any means. Detective Pikachu, for example, was awesome. Super Mario Bros. was not. In fact, way back in the days of that movie, a PG rating was seen as a sure way to pack kids (and their families) into theaters. And while other movies have gotten higher age ratings in the past, mostly PG-13, video game movie adaptations are often seen as being low quality. Time will tell where the Sonic movie will fall on this spectrum.
It looks like a solidly kiddy movie, and that’s not a bad thing. The animation looks very fun, and Jim Carrey is always a blast. To bring up Detective Pikachu again, I’m hoping that the aim for a PG rating gives the filmmakers license to have fun with it. Based on the trailers, it looks like most of the actors involved enjoyed their experience. It releases on Feb. 14.
Will you be seeing the Sonic movie? Excited about the new look? Can’t wait to hear Jean-Ralphio talking out of our favorite hedgehog’s (mercifully less human-like) mouth? Let us know!