The New Sonic The Hedgehog Movie Trailer Is Absolutely Terrible
It's the movie that no one wanted, but they made it anyway. If you grew up in the 90s playing Sonic The Hedgehog on the Sega Genesis, this movie trailer for a Sonic movie will make you wonder what they were thinking.
Sonic the Hedgehog was the ambassador of the much loved Sega Genesis video game system. He was Sega's answer to Nintendo's Mario and ran at sonic speed collecting gold rings in an effort free the animals that are trapped inside the evil Dr. Robotnik's robots.
The game was a huge success, partly because it was include with the Sega Genesis. Remember when video game consoles came with a game?
Almost 30 years after Sonic's debut, Paramount Pictures has decided to make a Sonic the Hedgehog live-action film. Why? Who knows? Movies based on video games are notoriously bad because video game players expect it to look and feel like the game they played. Anyone remember 1993's Super Mario Bros?
It holds a 21% rating on Rotten Tomatoes. It was terrible and it didn't feel like the video game at all.
It might not be fair to judge Sonic the Hedgehog based on the trailer, but like the rest of the internet, I'm going to anyway.
Sonic is of course CGI and he's here to save Earth, because that's original and nothing like the game. He looks creepy as hell with eyes that just...well....they don't see right.
Dr. Robotnik is played by Jim Carey and he seems like a blend his performances in Ace Ventura: Pet Detective, Batman Forever as the Riddler and Liar Liar.
The cheesiest part of the trailer is the text flashing on the screen reading "Every hero has a Genesis." See what they did there. Not clever. Dumb.
This just looks like a disaster waiting to happen that is destined to go down as yet another terrible video game movie.
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