Paramount and Sega have released the first trailer for the upcoming live-action Sonic the Hedgehog movie, which I guess someone thought would be a great idea for a film. Based on the trailer, that someone should be fired.
I mean video game movies are a tough sell period due to the rocky history of game-to-film projects, but this one looks to be all sorts of terrible. Sonic looks like a hollow version of himself, although his voice is pretty spot on. Jim Carrey plays Dr. Robotnik, which may be the only saving grace to this inevitable dumpster fire, because he looks to be channeling the 90’s version of himself, so his performance is very Ace Ventura-like. This could save the movie, but so could the apocalypse, because it just looks terrible.
I’m not being sensational to just be sensational. I imagine die hard Sonic fans feel slightly violated by this project. I’m not even sure they wanted it. One would think a fully animated CGI Sonic movie makes more sense than a live-action one, but no one ever said people in Hollywood were smart, so I guess this thing makes sense.
I dare you to watch the first Sonic the Hedgehog trailer above. It’s scheduled to hit theaters this November.
About Sonic the Hedgehog
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.