The trailer for the Sonic the Hedgehog movie is here, and people are roasting it
Once upon a time, there were two major video game consoles: Sega Genesis and Super NES. Seeking a mascot to rival Nintendo's popular Mario, Sega's braintrust came up with Sonic the Hedgehog. Forget about that pudgy Italian plumber! Here's a skinny blue hedgehog with attitude, that can blast through levels at supersonic speed!
Like Mario, Sonic had a series of classic side-scrolling games with a colorful cast (Dr. Robotnik, Tails, Knuckles). But unlike Mario, Sonic struggled to transition to the third dimension. The 3D Sonic games were poorly received, but gamers still have a lot of love for the little guy. Is it enough to watch a live-action animated movie about Sonic? Paramount Pictures hopes so!
Watch the trailer for the Sonic the Hedgehog movie
In the film, Sonic is voiced by Ben Schwartz who you might know as Jean Ralphio from Parks & Recreation or Dewey from DuckTales. Jim Carrey plays Ivo Robotnik, aka Doctor Eggman, although I was hoping for Danny Devito (Come on, Paramount!). Fans wonder, will this movie be awesome, like a 2D Sonic game? Or will it be cringeworthy, like that 1993 live action Super Mario Bros. movie?
On Tuesday, Paramount released the trailer for Sonic the Hedgehog, (which features Coolio's 1995 hit Gangsta's Paradise!) and fans are divided. As of this writing, the video has two million views on YouTube, with 74,000 likes and 89,000 dislikes. Not great! Of course, you can't always judge a film from its trailer. However, you can roast the trailer on social media! Here are the best tweets about the Sonic movie.
YOU CAN'T UNSEE IT
Well, that's true
It's not just you
Yiff yiff yiff
Separated at birth
Don't worry, we'll switch to 2000's nostalgia in a few years
I heard 2017's Sonic Mania was good
That's the tagline
This takes the cake
The 1993 Super Mario Bros movie is hilariously bad, though.
Hire this man, Paramount!
Are you saying Sonic is not gangsta, sir?
Amish Paradise still bangs
lol this is real?
What a time to be alive!