Jim Carrey was at the top of back in 1994, with films like Ace Ventura: Pet Detective, The Mask and Dumb and Dumber. Unfortunately, Jim wanted to be taken more serious by audience and fans didn’t support his efforts.
Fast forward to now, Jim Carrey joins the cast of an adaptation of Sonic the Hedgehog that sounds all sorts of odd. Read on…
CelebNMovies247.com has learned that Jim Carrey is boarding the project as Sonic’s arch nemesis, a diabolical scientist named Doctor Eggman, also known as Robotnik.
The Hollywood Reporter says:
Jim Carrey is in final negotiations to join the Sonic the Hedgehog movie cast. The film marks a return to blockbuster action territory after Carrey previously starred in Kick-Ass 2 back in 2013. Before that Carrey also had some fun as the chameleon-like villain of Lemony Snicket’s a Series of Unfortunate Events in 2003, not to mention How the Grinch Stole Christmas in 2000.
The question is what kind of performance are we going to get from Jim Carrey? Will the actor be under heavy make-up as he was for the aforementioned villain roles from the early 2000s? As you can see in the image above, Robotnik is quite the odd-looking character, so it would stand to reason that makeup would need to be in order to perfect the look. But will he be theatrical and goofy like the Robotnik of the video games who is constantly building all sorts of vehicles and gadgets to assist in his dastardly plans?
The movie is blending live-action and CGI elements and characters, and that sounds like a strange approach for a video game series that has all sorts of fantastical elements that typically fall outside of being anywhere near realistic. It’s especially hard to imagine this movie coming together in a satisfying way. Hopefully, this film is The Mask of the millennium for Carrey.