Sonic the Hedgehog is almost 30 years old.
When the original 1991 game released…
It spawned a massive, pervasive fanbase.
And I’ll be honest… I’ve been a Sonic fan for years.
But even I didn’t ask for this.
— Sonic The Hedgehog (@SonicMovie) April 30, 2019
According to Kotaku, the first official trailer for Sonic’s first live-action movie is out.
And it’s getting… a less than stellar reception online.
— Ken Bruno (@kenbruno) April 30, 2019
I have questions about #SonicMovie. Who is the gangsta to justify Gangsta’s Paradise? Is Sonic an alien? It looks like he owns pants from his hole in the ground, so maybe he could put some on?…And I do admit it’s fun to see Ace Ventura-era Jim Carrey.
— Aaron Sagers (@aaronsagers) April 30, 2019
— Stephen McNeice (@maccytothedee) April 30, 2019
First, the CGI looks kind of goofy, and unfinished.
And what in Barry Allen’s running shoes is the deal with the Speed Force-like electricity?
Why does Sonic have TEETH?!?
After years of being set in it’s own world…
WHY IS THIS SET IN THE REAL WORLD!?
The most positive thing?
It looks like Jim Carrey is back to his old tricks.
Like, this is premium, Ace Ventura and Liar Liar era Jim.
And it’s goofy and bizarre and kind of works for the character.
— Rotten Tomatoes (@RottenTomatoes) April 30, 2019
Also, Ben Schwartz (Parks and Rec) is the perfect fit for Sonic.
And James Marsden’s always a favorite (Westworld, anyone?)
But really, the big question everyone has is…