The Internet Is Having A Hard Time With The Sonic The Hedgehog Trailer

Screenshot: Sonic The Hedgehog, Paramount Pictures

The Sonic The Hedgehog movie is a blight upon this weary earth.

I do my best to say positive. On some days, it works. On other days, the horrific trailer for Sonic The Hedgehog comes out. Lord, please help me.

There’s a lot going on. Jim Carrey is devouring the scenery, having what looks like a really good time. Ben Schwartz’s voice is coming out of Sonic’s mouth, which is disorienting. Cyclops is there, and he’s a cop now, and as an X-Men fan, that scans.The trailer contains so many other perception-shaking things in addition to these. Something that’s hit a lot of people really hard is Sonic’s human teeth.

While people on Tumblr are no less perplexed by the movie, they’re also kinda into Jim Carrey as Doctor Robotnik. Once again, I salute the people of Tumblr for being as horny as possible at all times. -be

I for one welcome death. Let me be lowered into Sonic’s hungry, gaping maw. He’s got teeth now. For gnashing.


    I'm down for this. It looks like they've realised that video game movies taking themselves seriously is a bad idea, and decided to skip trying to make a good movie. They've instead aimed squarely for the "So bad that it's good" category, and I hope they succeed. Because this look horrible. And I might try to see it on opening day

      I agree wholeheartedly. This looks like it will be a lot of fun. I think the problem is people heavily put on nostalgia goggles and feel anything different from what they know will ruin the very thing they love. I remember when the trailer for the new jumanji movie came out a few years ago people were super upset that it was a video game instead of board game, and the kids were put in the game rather than the game coming to life. And look how that movie turned out, I freaking loved it and so did the audiences. I look forward to watching this with my 2 nephews and hope it's a great introduction to Sonic for them

        The problem with being deliberately "so bad its good" is it is never as effective. Good Bad movies work because of the sincerity and lack of awareness with which they are created, regardless of how terrible the acting/script/production is. The comedy is completely unintentional. Compare Samurai Cop to Samurai Cop 2.

        Never played Sonic, all it takes is two eyes to see that's a terrible design, he looks like a kid in a furry pyjama onesie made from CGI from 10 years ago. I wholly approve of letting Jim Carrey off the leash though.

      There's no such thing as a deliberate 'so bad it's good' movie. Any time a filmmaker gets in on the joke to, it's a kitschy cash grab a la the entire Asylum filmography, including Sharknado. 'So bad it's good' movies are made honestly but due to ineptitude or circumstance, just turn out wrong. The enjoyment comes from schadenfreude, and the contrast between sincerity and failure.

      This movie can be 'aimed at kids,' it can be corny, it can dumb down and derive humour from that (ironically, most of Jim Carrey's movies in the 90s), but it can't be good while trying to be bad.

    This movie is going to be a beautiful shitshow.

      I'm willing to wait and see. Plenty of other times people have pre-judged a movie and been so wrong its laughable. I still remember all the crap about the Jumanji remake, and look at how that turned out.

      This might not be up to that level, but until its shown to be atrocious in the cinema, and worth scorning, I'll give it the benefit of the doubt. This may end up being Jim Carrey's equivalent of Raul Julia classic portrayal in Street Fighter.

        Raul Julia should have won an oscar for his performance in Street Fighter.

        Also by that logic, Jim Carrey is going to die too young at some point in the next few months.

    Maybe I'm missing something, but why are people so fixated on his teeth? Did they expect him to have horizontal white bars or something?

      Maybe they expected slightly rodent-like teeth. After all, they gave him a realistic hedgehog-like nose instead of a black dot.

    How is it that the CGI animals in detective pikachu look so good, and this looks soooooooo bad?

    Dear god sonic looks so bad

      Try to visualise how his eyeballs fit inside that skull. It's inexplicable.

      While the styling might not be to everyone's taste, at least the Pokemon detail in Detective Pikachu looks great. These guys only had to animate ONE furry character and couldn't do it.

        To be fair, if you try to visualise the internal anatomy of his head as it appears in comics/cartoons and some of the games, they would be 90% eyeball. Hell, in some depictions, he looks like his head would just be a giant head-sized eyeball with two inexplicably-indepented pupils, coated in blue fur.

    ...What the hell did I just watch???

    I get what they're going for, but this shouldn't be a thing. How did Sega sign off on this after all the good work they've done since Sonic 06?

    I'm kinda disgusted. That Jim Carey back and forth with the military dude was fucking cringe.
    The CG looks like it woulda sucked 15 years ago. Sonic's proportions look AIDS.
    They can't relese this like this! Look at it! Look at that fucking Sonic! LOOK AT IT!

    I'm just amazed that despite choosing to CG Sonic, they still manged to make him look like a dude in a furry suit. Also; for an actor that has transformed his appearance for previous roles, Eggman Carey looks incredibly lazy.

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      I would have been so happy if they'd put a short dude in a Sonic suit...
      On the plus side, I just worked out what I'm doing for my birthday.
      ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)

    I'm amazed no one has mentioned the ratio of article content to social media reposts.

      Don't know why anyone would, I personally don't follow all these people on twitter, or even have or use twitter, or tumblr, so how else would I see it?

      Last edited 01/05/19 11:07 pm

      Ya I know! Almost like it's an article titled "The Internet Is Having A Hard Time With The Sonic The Hedgehog Trailer" that documents how social media is reacting to the trailer.

    It's an interesting situation really. Is it a movie for kids? You know, the kids who have never even played a Sonic the Hedgehog game?

    Is it trying to cash in on nostalgia? Because those people are hating the shit out of this look.

    Guess it depends which is worse. Do you ship the movie and take your lumps, or do you funnel even more money into it in the hopes that people who otherwise wouldn't go see the movie might change their minds?

    It's a shame watching people screw up something that should have been a no brainer.

    So they opted to make him look more "realistic" but they didn't give him quills. So he doesn't look like the stylized cartoon sonic and he doesn't look like a hedgehog. I'm sure there is a happy medium of the two but this isn't it. So weird.

    I am mostly offended by the lack of uni-eye.

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