Crazy First Trailer for 'Sonic the Hedgehog' Live-Action Hybrid Movie
"Basically, it looks like I'm going to have to save your planet." Paramount has finally debuted the first full-length trailer for the live-action Sonic the Hedgehog movie, and it looks crazy. Ben Schwartz stars as the voice of Sonic, the furry blue "hedgehog" who can run extremely fast and control electricity and do all kinds of wild things. Jim Carrey plays Dr. Robotnik, the nefarious evil scientist hellbent on capturing him for the government and using him for their means. Because, of course, that's always what they want. The cast includes James Marsden, Tika Sumpter, Neal McDonough, and Adam Pally. This looks pretty much exactly like you think it might, which is both good and bad. I don't even know what to think of this. Maybe it will be good fun? Maybe it will be a disaster? I'm not totally opposed to this, I'll admit that at least.
Here's the first official trailer (+ posters) for Jeff Fowler's Sonic the Hedgehog movie, from YouTube:
Sonic the Hedgehog is a live-action adventure comedy movie based on the global blockbuster videogame franchise from Sega that centers on the infamously brash bright blue hedgehog. The film follows the (mis)adventures of Sonic as he navigates the complexities of life on Earth with his newfound – human – best friend Tom Wachowski (James Marsden). Sonic and Tom join forces to try and stop the villainous Dr. Robotnik (Jim Carrey) from capturing Sonic and using his immense powers for world domination. Sonic the Hedgehog is directed by filmmaker / VFX veteran Jeff Fowler, making his feature directorial debut after directing the short film Gopher Broke previously. The screenplay is credited to Patrick Casey, Josh Miller, and Oren Uziel; from a story by Van Robichaux and Evan Susser. And based on characters created by Naoto Ohshima and Hirokazu Yasuhara. Paramount will release the Sonic the Hedgehog movie in theaters everywhere starting on November 8th, 2019 in the fall. First impression? So who's down to watch this?
Well, Carrey looks like he's having fun...poor Marsden, first the Easter Bunny, now Hedgehog. Marsden certainly is one of our most versatile actors, though
kitano0 on Apr 30, 2019
Gangsta's Paradise? What the hell?
grimjob on Apr 30, 2019
I actually gave myself a headache trying to figure out what they were thinking using that song. It would've been a decent trailer if they just had some upbeat pop song or... anything else really. Poor Coolio. I understand Hollywood overusing Gangsta's Paradise to set a scene / mood, but this song is a modern classic ever and deserves better. Not disrespecting the movie here, I'm a big Sonic/Carrey/Marsden fan and the movie looks fun, but using this song for this trailer literally ruins it.
Akirakorn on Apr 30, 2019
he looks like the Grinch's illegitimate son
Dan Hibiki on Apr 30, 2019
I am leaning towards a facepalm here. Robotnik does not suit Jim Carrey in the slightest, Sonic himself is just weird and the mash-up of real world and CGI is sub-par. I might watch it in the distant future, just because I love my Sonics on my old Megadrive, but... oh well.
Joe Kundlak on Apr 30, 2019
this looks like a can of smashed assholes.
ElBischoff on Apr 30, 2019
This is so evidently thrown together by people who couldn't give a hot turd about the character. Sonic Mania was so darn good - why can't Sonic ever have 2 projects in a row that serve him? Sonic doesn't have baby teeth or beady little eyes you morons. And Jim Carey as Eggman. Choice of song, really? REALLY? What committee designed this rubbish!
Mark on Apr 30, 2019
Looks bad but oddly watchable
Jon Odishaw on Apr 30, 2019
tyban81 on Apr 30, 2019
This feels like 20 years too late and just....doesn't work. Gangta's Paradise is an odd choice, Jim Carrey is very Jim Carrey but the rest of it...is just a head scratcher. Whomever produced/invested in this probably isn't going to see their money back. I predict this flatlines on it's opening weekend...unless....KIDS?
THE_RAW_ on Apr 30, 2019
One of those cases when the film industry just goes weird and I don't know what to think about it ...
shiboleth on Apr 30, 2019
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