The first trailer for the Sonic the Hedgehog movie hit the internet and let’s just say that almost nobody is happy. Of course, nobody is happy in the world today, but the backlash over Sonic’s overall appearance is one for the record books. In fact, we can’t recall any game-to-film adaption that brought it quite as much outrage. And, let’s be honest, it’s kind of warranted. The Sonic shown off in this trailer looks almost nothing like the old Sonic we know and love. For what it’s worth he does look a little more like a hedgehog, I guess, but that’s about all he has going for him. Otherwise, he’s practically terrifying. And, what’s with the human-like teeth? Seriously?
Sonic The Hedgehog Movie Trailer
Fortunately, Paramount and Sega read everyone’s comments and is looking to address the situation. Shortly after the trailer was released, Jeff Fowler, the movie’s director, took to Twitter to reassure us all that things would change:
This is actually a big deal. It would be easier to retro-fit CG graphics than it would be for a director to make intense changes after who knows how much money was spent on that initial promotional trailer. The character has already been revealed, so for the filmmaker to come right out and say Sonic would be drastically changed, it’s actually a pretty big deal. That’s not something that happens every day, that’s for sure. It’s certainly weird for a director to address and cave to the comments of fans so quickly, but in this case, we’re really happy that we didn’t get the usual “deal with it” or “the character looks this way for a reason.”
Initial thoughts after viewing the trailer told us that the movie would be horrible but, now that Fowler is promising some changes – assuming he gets it right the second time around – maybe the movie will turn out to be above our expectations. For now, we’ll just have to wait and see.