Adam Sandler is one of comedy’s titans. His iconic, if not sophomoric roles he’s played since the 1990s have yielded major dividends; Sandler of late has quipped that films he’s starred in have cumulatively made over $2 billion at the box office.
The man knows what’s funny, so his approval of something like the Sonic movie can be seen as a strong vote of confidence in its vision and success. In an interview from his home on American television’s Jimmy Kimmel Live, that’s exactly the seal of approval he gave to the film.
Transcribed from GoNintendo, Sandler said he was laughing throughout, and even called fellow thespian Jim Carrey to commend his performance as Dr. Robotnik:
I saw Jim Carrey’s movie, the Sonic. I noticed that people were spread out, there were only a few of us in the theaters and I was laughing very loud. The people behind us were laughing too. So I think our last big night out: Sonic. I called [Jim] Carrey from the theater. I was telling him how funny he was while it was going on. I didn’t know it was going to be the last movie I ever saw at a movie theater.
Carrey and Sandler have never appeared in any film together. If a sequel to the Sonic movie is greenlit, it’s not too late to change that. Robotnik could always use another agent.
This post was originally written by the author for TSSZ News.