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Sonic is getting a makeover?

The Sonic Movie trailer came out this week. Jim Carrey’s commitment to Dr. Robotnic was the only saving grace to the preview. I also appreciated hearing Coolio’s throwback Gangsta’s Paradise in the trailer, even though I failed to understand the context.

One thing that I didn’t like so much was the CGI Sonic that appeared on my screen. As a matter of fact, everyone everywhere didn’t like it. At least that’s what it seemed like after a barrage of tweets, YouTube videos and blogs like mine expressed displeasure.

Jeff Fowler, the director of the movie, had to release a statement in response to the overwhelming feedback. The good news is, Paramount Pictures and Sega are going to redesign Sonic before the movie comes out in November.


Since Fowler’s announcement, I have seen some decent fan art posted to Twitter from artists. They opted for a look closer to the cartoon we all grew up watching and playing as verses the humanoid form we see in the trailer.

Because there have been so many great suggestions on Twitter, I’m optimistic about the changes. I’m sure if the design team strays away from making Sonic look “real”, he’ll turn out better.

Opinion: Did Sonic the Hedgehog need a live action movie?

I wasn’t going to say anything about this. However, after further review I’ve decided that this poster image needs to be addressed.

This silhouette of Sonic the Hedgehog proves one thing…

Some characters do not need a live action movie.

I can’t assume what this character will look like in the final imaging. But, if the leaked photos are anything to go by, it’s not going good.

leaked image

Why couldn’t the producers go for a fully CGI movie? Would that have kept it out of theaters?

I’m not doubting how successful this film can be. I’m just wondering if maybe keeping Sonic in his realm would have been a better choice. It would have been just like watching the video game, but better!

Now there’s an idea!

Having Jim Carrey in this movie would have been enough to push it to theaters. I’m sure his portrayal of Dr. Robotnik will be hilarious. But with Carrey being such a power house, even he can’t make terrible CGI on top of real world scenes great.

I still remember playing Sega with Sonic and all of his friends. I watched his cartoon and thought the chili dogs were the best food ever, even though I never had one. I really do not want a part of my childhood ruined by this movie.

I’ll reserve judgement until after the movie is released in November.

Until then, join me in viewing a picture of the OG Sonic below and his friends in the slide below.

Also, did you watch Sonic as a child? What’s your favorite character?

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