CS feature: Sonic the Hedgehog favorite films, Ben Schwartz
With its leading role in this year's video game sound adaptation, Sonic the Hedgehog, ComingSoon.net had the opportunity to talk to Ben Schwartz once again and talk about the Parks and Recreation vet's favorite films in the video game world. Click here to buy Sonic the Hedgehog in Digital HD!
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The film was originally scheduled to hit theaters last November, but after very negative public criticism of the iconic character's design, Paramount delayed its release to February 14, 2020, with the goal of redesigning Sonic to better adapt. to the look of the video. games and change worked, garnering positive reviews from critics and audiences, and grossing more than $ 306 million at the global box office with a production budget of $ 95 million.
Written by Patrick Casey (Golan the Insatiable), Josh Miller (Golan the Insatiable) and Oren Uziel (The Cloverfield Paradox), the film follows Tom Wachowski, a police officer from the rural town of Green Hills, who decides to help Sonic escape from prison. government wants to capture you. The film is directed by Jeff Fowler and executive produced by Tim Miller (Terminator: Dark Fate).
Sonic the Hedgehog's cast includes Jim Carrey (Kidding) as Sonic's rival, Doctor Robotnik / Eggman, James Marsden (Westworld) as Wachowski, a police officer who joins Sonic; Adam Pally (The Mindy Project) as Tom's fellow police officer, Tika Sumpter (Ride Along) and Natasha Rothwell (Wonder Woman 1984). Ben Schwartz (Parks and Rec) provides the voice for Sonic in the film.
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Before Sonic this year and Detective Pikachu last year, the video game genre was generally considered to be one of the most cursed in the cinema, with criticism generally tainting the stories and dialogue that worked in various video game franchises in previous years, while the box office numbers varied. of complete failures like Super Mario Bros. to modest hits like Tomb Raider and Prince of Persia: Sands of Time. Although Schwartz usually plays with this curse, he has a rather questionable preference in this genre.
Super Mario Bros.
Ben Schwartz: Super Mario Bros. it would be number one, I watched it in theaters, I think, which is amazing. It's hard not to say Super Mario. What impresses me most is Super Mario Bros. because I was 12 when I left. This is great – and I was playing video games over and over. And so, for that to come out – having a film version of something I played was a big deal, because it was a video game that I could enjoy, point to something and show my parents and that is something that I liked. And then you get to the cinema and it's like little dinosaur heads with huge shoulders. But I remember that this was a big deal.
Ben Schwartz: Ah, I remember when I got Resident Evil, I was borrowing my cousin's PlayStation because in our house you had a console. You were not allowed to have two or more. So, I was borrowing my cousin's PlayStation and taking people to watch Resident Evil. And I would make them sit and turn off all the lights. Do you know that scene where they are walking down the hall and the dog jumps out the window? Ah, it used to make me so happy to see people freak out, just because, for a video game at that time, doing something like that surprised me. I think I really liked the Resident Evil movies.
Ben Schwartz: You know what wasn't there, which was a big deal and I don't think you can technically call it – there's a movie called The Wizard with Fred Savage. It is not listed in any of the lists. But for me it was also a big deal, because not only did it show Mario 3, but it also showed that you can be good at video games and people can cheer for you and things like that. I remember when I was a kid, I went to the Javits Center in New York to play in this Nintendo competition and that was a big deal for me and I really loved it. Probably, really, The Wizard, because that meant a lot to me, and showed me a video game that hadn't been released yet, which drove me crazy and was a huge success. But if it had to be a real adaptation, it would probably be Mario Brothers just because I could point and show my parents what I'm playing all the time.
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