The first trailer for the mostly live-action Sonic the Hedgehog movie arrived on Tuesday, and some people had strong feelings about it. To be fair, the trailer was better than I expected. To also be fair, my expectations were set at “surprise catheterization” level. That’s a low bar to hopefully not jam into any urethras.
People had already been joking about Sonic’s legs and his appearance in the first poster, the second poster, and the style guide. Now, with the trailer, Twitter users also had something to say about THE TEETH and the use of Coolio’s “Gangster’s Paradise” throughout the trailer. Weird Al Yankovic arguably had the best response about the latter, tweeting, “I’m not sure how comfortable I am with them using a parody of ‘Amish Paradise’ in the Sonic the Hedgehog trailer.”
Funny reactions to the trailer have continued to pour in since its release, and we’ve already seen a truer-to-life version of the story:
Meanwhile, other people decided the film is unmitigated nightmare fuel:
Some people pondered the design process:
The mockery continued:
Oh, hey, Jim Carrey’s in this.
People couldn’t help but compare Sonic the Hedgehog to another fuzzy movie character adapted from a long-running video game franchise, Detective Pikachu:
Comparisons were also made to other movies:
More Coolio jokes were shared:
As were jokes about THE TEETH, and yes, we have to capitalize that every time:
Some artists thought they could improve Sonic’s look:
Even a GIF of the character Sonic’s voice actor played in Parks and Recreation made an appearance:
Speaking of Ben Schwartz, he’s already shown he has a sense of humor about the (non)seriousness of the whole thing when he shot his shot at the Golden Globes voters back in January:
We’ll see where this goes when Sonic the Hedgehog opens November 8th.