First Official Trailer for Sonic the Hedgehog Movie
Well, it is finally here our first official trailer for the live action Sonic the Hedgehog movie. Based on the video game series Sonic the Hedgehog. The movie will follow Sonic as he speeds his way on Earth for the first time on the big screen. Starring James Marsden, Tika Sumpter, Natasha Rothwell, Jim Carrey as the evil Dr. Robotnik and Ben Schwartz as the voice of Sonic. You can check out the official trailer below.
Well, that was something. Look I am not into bashing stuff just off a trailer but… that doesn’t look so good. Just from doing some twitter searching I know that the Sonic the Hedgehog fandom was already not hyped about this film. Which I was a little surprised to see such a group dedicated to the speedy Hedgehog. I guess I shouldn’t be as Deadline reports The series had sold over 80 million physical copies of games and over 350 million units across packaged software and mobile downloads. Sonic has also spawned five TV series in its history. It has also hold’s the record for longest running comic book based on a video game over at Archie comics with 290 issues.
I am not saying Coolio’s “Gangsta’s Paradise” was the worst song they could have picked for the trailer, but it is definitely in the top 5. Like what was the thought process behind that? It does not fit whatsoever. Sonic himself looks all kinds of creeptastic! That face, they could have done something different with it. I mean if you were trying to scare little kids, then kudos job well done. If you were trying to make a cute/cool looking blue hedgehog you might want to try again.
Jim Carrey does some slapstick stuff and other things happen. I mean I guess it was kind of cool when Sonic speedballed into that vehicle, so the trailer has that going for it! Everybody in this movie looks kind of bored as well. I do like to imagine Ben Schwartz playing his character from Parks and Rec while voicing Sonic. That at least makes me laugh
Video Games characters or the games themselves being turned into movies do not have the best track record and by the looks of this Sonic the Hedgehog isn’t going to change that. I mean we can all live without a Sonic the Hedgehog movie, right? That is not something we need. Who knows this could turn out okay?
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