The first official trailer for the upcoming Sonic the Hedgehog live-action movie is here… Your childhood his about to be crushed…
Did you watch it? Yikes. Just, wow. Who thought this was a good idea? The weird fur, the child kidnap humor, Jim Carrey being, well, Jim Carrey. And the teeth. Human teeth. I think I am going to throw up…
Okay, dramatic first reactions aside, this film is on track to become a total bomb, right?
— Sonic The Hedgehog (@SonicMovie) April 30, 2019
Yep, “a whole new speed of hero”. What does that even mean, exactly? And what did they do to my boy? And what in the hell is up with using Coolio’s ‘Gansters Paradise’ in the trailer? Like, yeah. 90s and all, but how do the two relate outside of that?
I’m not sure how comfortable I am with them using a parody of “Amish Paradise” in the Sonic the Hedgehog trailer.
— Al Yankovic (@alyankovic) April 30, 2019
People of all walks of life all across social media are voicing their concerns with the look and tone of this film (including myself).
The Sonic the Hedgehog trailer made me throw up.
— marc (@marcdorris) April 30, 2019
Director Jeff Fowler (whose only film credit is animation research and development for ‘Where the Wild Things Are’) is pulling all the stops and going hardcore into obscure with such an unrecognizable take on Sonic, that I truly feel like this could be the end of what will end up being a very short-lived career. You would think that his previous role in animation R&D would put him on the right path for a film like StH, but that does not seem to be the case.
Look, I get it. The movie is not out yet. But at this point, I think audiences have all but nailed down what to expect in a movie before it comes out. Trailers show a lot, often times too much, and I can tell you that I have certainly seen enough.
Starring Ben Schwartz (Sonic), James Marsden, Tika Sumpter, and Jim Carrey (Ivo Robotnik / Doctor Eggman), Sonic the Hedgehog comes to theaters this November 8, 2019.