Well, everyone, if you’ve been following news on the live action Sonic the Hedgehog movie, then you’ll know that the trailer has been released on Youtube, and it’s…um… It’s…interesting?…
The most notable thing about the trailer is Sonic’s appearance, which is horrifying, to say the least. Not only is pretty much everyone online disturbed by his realistic, human teeth, but he just doesn’t look like the speedy blue hedgehog we all know, with his human-like body and other altered proportions.
Aside from Sonic’s nightmare-inducing new look, I have to agree with others on the Internet who have commented on the trailer’s generic storyline and unfunny jokes. In all honesty, the trailer almost looks like it was for a fan made movie that was somehow lucky enough to include Jim Carrey.
Speaking of Jim Carrey…yep, he’s still the best thing about this movie so far, despite not looking anything like the character he’s meant to portray. And that’s also taking into consideration the fact that he’s not funny in the trailer. (I’m not blaming him; he just clearly doesn’t have a very good script to work with.) Hands down, the best part of the trailer is the final few seconds where we see a far more accurate representation of a live action Dr. Robotnik.
I have a strong feeling that Carrey’s only going to really look like Robotnik towards the very end of the movie (possibly even a post-credits scene), which is a shame because that’s the only part of the trailer that I really look forward to seeing in the full movie.
Despite the Sonic movie looking as bad as I expected, and so much more, there are two additional positives (aside from Jim Carrey, I mean) that I can take away from this. For one thing, I’m still pretty interested to see the movie (provided it becomes available on Netflix) just to experience it in its full, terrible glory. I get a kick out of bad movies, so this might be pretty entertaining.
Secondly, the movie’s director promises to fix Sonic’s design thanks to all the backlash it received. And I gotta say, I really respect the fact that this guy is taking everyone’s criticism so well. With that in mind, we can only hope that Paramount really does make good on their promise to fix Sonic’s appearance and that the current design is remembered only as a distant nightmare.
I’d love to hear your thoughts on the Sonic movie trailer, dear readers. Does Sonic’s appearance scare you as much as he does me? What do you think of Jim Carrey’s portrayal of Dr. Robotnik? And do you think Paramount will really fix Sonic’s design or will we still ultimately end up disappointed with the famous blue hedgehog’s live action appearance? Feel free to leave your thoughts in the comments below!
Image used is Sonic the Hedgehog Movie Promo Art