Sonic the Hedgehog was a beloved memory for many kids of the 80s and 90s. Naturally, when word got out that he’d be getting a live-action movie, a lot of us were like:
But then they dropped the trailer and, well…
Paramount Execs: Feeling cute today, might go destroy your childhood later…IDK.
Later that day:
A huge divide has sat among Marvel fans lately. Between the betrayal of Infinity War, controversy with Captain Marvel, and the stress and anticipation of Endgame, emotions are running high. However, I don’t hesitate to say that we, the Marvel community, have anything to complain about in comparison to this.
This is what the entire world is asking. Fewer burning questions exist in this perilous time of cinematic chaos. And the internet is not afraid to shout their disapproval at Super Sonic speed.
Director Jeff Fowler tweeted a message Thursday afternoon in response to the massive rejection of Sonic’s look:
“Thank you for the support. And the criticism,” he wrote. “The message is loud and clear… you aren’t happy with the design & you want changes. It’s going to happen. Everyone at Paramount & Sega are fully committed to making this character the BEST he can be… #sonicmovie #gottafixfast.”
First, there’s the terror and despair that Paramount cast upon unsuspecting victims with Sonic’s unholy human teeth. In comparison, however, the rest of him is a flawless depiction of what CGI is capable of. Perhaps there was a miscommunication about the teeth being CGI instead? And maybe someone could get Paramount in touch with whoever made that trash panda look like a raccoon in Guardians? I really don’t think it could harm their reputation at this point.
Anyway, here’s hoping that Sonic can be saved before his arrival in theaters November 8, 2019.