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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.