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Geekery: ‘Sonic the Hedgehog’ First Trailer Has Teeth – Weird Ones

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May 2 2019


The first round of posters last year inspired a ton of memes because of Sonic’s creepy legs, now we get to see him and his weird teeth in action. I’m not sure what Paramount is doing here, but it’s something. Here’s their pitch:

SONIC THE HEDGEHOG is a live-action adventure comedy based on the global blockbuster videogame franchise from Sega that centers on the infamously brash bright blue hedgehog. The film follows the (mis)adventures of Sonic as he navigates the complexities of life on Earth with his newfound – human – best friend Tom Wachowski (James Marsden). Sonic and Tom join forces to try and stop the villainous Dr. Robotnik (Jim Carrey) from capturing Sonic and using his immense powers for world domination. The film also stars Tika Sumpter, and Ben Schwartz as the voice of Sonic.


Jim Carey is really trying here, he’s the high point. The CG is really bad when compared to modern standards (watch the Detective Pikachu trailer for a direct comparison), and Sonic’s character design is not good. At all. I’ll let the internet weigh in on the rest of it for me…



Sonic The Hedgehog speeds into theaters November 8th.



UPDATE: due to the amount of internet outrage director Jeff Fowler announced via Twitter that Sonic’s designed is being reconsidered.


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