Sonic movie director promises to fix hedgehog's design fast

Basically no one liked Sonic's design from the upcoming live-action movie, so the movie's director has pledged to fix it.


When the full trailer for the live-action and CG hybrid Sonic the Hedgehog movie first debuted, it was met with total, instant disdain from basically everyone. It's safte to say no one liked the trailer, Sonic's design, or anything about the entire project. 

From top to bottom, it was a pretty bad nightmare for Sonic fans and those just looking for a decent movie to go see. With how promisiing Detective Pikachu has been looking, it had the potential to please fans with an exciting yet modern design for the classic mascot character, but it looks like that was certainly not the case. 

That's why director Jeff Fowler took to Twitter to pledge to fans that he will be changing things up to "fix them," because this travesty absolutely needs fixed. He thanked fans for their support and criticism, but we have it on good authority he probably received a lot more criticism than support. Still, I mean, it's a Sonic movie, which is kind of cool – just not like this. 

In case you need to be reminded about what kind of tragedy Sonic is in the movie, feast your eyes on the trailer below. 

The movie itself has a weird plot, too. Sonic is trying to save the world and is also for some reason running from the government. He 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. Also, Jim Carrey plays a skinny Dr. Robotnik. None of it really makes sense, but okay.

It looks like Fowler is trying to #fixitfast ahead of the movie's November release, which may not be the best move. The entire movie should probably just go back to the drawing board at this point and start over. What do you think of the movie and its original design? Should Fowler fix it? Let us know in the comments below. 

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    May 2, 2019 4:15 PM

    Brittany Vincent posted a new article, Sonic movie director promises to fix hedgehog's design fast

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      May 2, 2019 4:22 PM

      Gotta go fast

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      May 2, 2019 4:31 PM

      Uh, Sureeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee they will

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      May 2, 2019 4:32 PM

      They fixed Alitas eyes and head!

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      May 2, 2019 4:32 PM

      I'm half convinced this was an intentional troll campaign to create a huge wave of media coverage for a movie that otherwise would have gone unnoticed.

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      May 2, 2019 4:35 PM

      Even just fixing the eyes would be a huge improvement. I watched through the trailer again today and, honestly the concept isn't awful, but he just does not look right.

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      May 2, 2019 6:06 PM

      This is such a terrible, shortsighted idea. It most likely is still going to look terrible, and the only thing this is going to do is add a shit ton of work (most likely crunch) onto their VFX workers.

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        May 2, 2019 6:17 PM

        Yeah, idgi.

        No matter how much they alter it, these dumbass "fans" would still hate it since it's not true to their Sonic, plus all the work and effort in the world is not actually going to make most of these outspoken internet critics go see this silly kids movie.

        Waste of fucking time.

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      May 3, 2019 12:08 AM

      I saw this somewhere else and watched the trailer and didn't think it was all that bad. I mean it was a shitty video game movie because they all suck, but it didn't seem worse than any of the others.

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      May 3, 2019 1:43 AM

      Movie does not come out till Nov 9th so I guess that's plenty of time to remove the teeth, shorten and fatten him up a tiny bit. This guy's design looks fantastic:

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      May 3, 2019 4:44 AM

      tin foil hat alert but... maybe this was their plan all along.

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