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Playing with Fire (trailer)

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.

Sonic (2019) trailer review

Jim Carrey should hold a special place in everyone’s heart! He single-handedly made me want to see the Sonic film and I was initially not interested.

When the first images of Sonic’s CGI were released I basically knew it was going to be all bad and I wrote a whole opinion piece based on this film not needing to be live action to thrive.
Opinion: Did Sonic the Hedgehog need a live action movie?

I think I under estimated Jim Carrey. But, I appreciate what he’s going to do with this film.

I will look past all of the terrible CGI and enjoy the cheeky acting because Carrey already stole the show.

By the way, can we talk about Coolio’s Gangsters Paradise playing over the trailer?

I liked it.

I honestly know it’s going to be cheeky, but I am ready for it.

Take a look at the trailer and tell me what you think.