Ben Schwartz: Jim Carrey as Eggman “legitimizes” the Sonic movie

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Ben Schwartz, who voiced the Blue Blur in the Sonic the Hedgehog movie, recently said to Cinemablend that he considers the movie quite lucky to have had Jim Carrey involved in any capacity.

Sonic the Hedgehog was quite a success by most metrics. Its box office crushed those of other successful video game movies, and its long-term recovery from that awful initial reveal is a turnaround story for the ages. Ben Schwartz thinks that a lot of the movie’s charm stems from the talents of Jim Carrey. Check out what he had to say on the matter:

I think we just got lucky that Jim Carrey happened to decide he just wanted to do this movie. Because Jim Carrey being [in] just legitimizes the whole thing. And then also he’s just like, ‘I’m gonna do comedy, the type of comedy that you’ve seen me do back in the day, I’m gonna do that again.’ He can do everything and he’s like, ‘I’m gonna choose this.’

I mean when I watched it for the first time I literally went to – we were in a small theater with just like three or four people – and I was like, ‘Oh my god,’ because I wasn’t on set. So, the first time that I saw Jim Carrey stuff was when I was getting screened and I was like, ‘Oh my god, we are so lucky. He just decided this is the movie he’s gonna do this again in.’

Since Ben Schwartz did not actually lend his voice to the project until after Jim Carrey was done with his acting, he never got to see the full extent of his role as Dr. Robotnik until witnessing the film’s final cut. In the end, he was pretty impressed. What about how? How did you feel about Dr. Robotnik’s role in Sonic the Hedgehog? Were you satisfied, or did you want a little more? Let us know in the comments.


Nick Pearson
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