Sonic the Hedgehog is appearing in his first live-action movie, and, well, just look at the trailer.
We will reserve commentary until you've actually looked at the trailer itself. It's not very long. Just take it all in.
Okay, now that you've seen it, what do you think? We've got to be honest here. It's kind of bad. Not that anyone was expecting anything absolutely fantastic, but perhaps the most questionable decision of all was that the trailer seriously uses Coolio's "Gangsta's Paradise" to punctuate the fun moments in the clip.
In a nutshell, Sonic is trying to "save the world" for some reason while running from the government, and enlists a small-town sheriff of Green Hills (not a zone, but a town) to help him do it on a trek to San Francisco. Meanwhile, Jim Carrey is being Jim Carrey, but being billed as Dr. Robotnik. Weird.
The Sonic the Hedgehog creative team spoke to IGN in the past about some of the weird design decisions, including Sonic's fur. But let's be honest, there's a lot more going wrong here than just his fur.
"That was always Stage 1 of adapting it to what the real world is and what a real animal would be like,” said executive producer Tim Miller. “It would be weird and it would feel like he was running around nude if he was some sort of otter-like thing. It was always, for us, fur, and we never considered anything different. It’s part of what integrates him into the real world and makes him a real creature.” Alrighty.
If you're thinking about seeing the movie, we can't stop you. But we would absolutely suggest considering Detective Pikachu instead, which looks like it might be a much better use for your time and money. Don't get us wrong – we're all for video game movies being good. But this doesn't look like it's even in the realm of possibility of being good.
Sonic the Hedgehog debuts in theaters on November 8.
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This is what true cultural appropriation looks like.
whatever people think of the movie, it's nice to see Jim Carrey on the big screen again
Jim Carrey being classic Jim Carrey is the one chance this movie has any redeeming quality.