In a blue, furry flash, the first trailer of the live-action movie “Sonic the Hedgehog” finally arrived.
On Tuesday, Paramount released the first look at what a real-world movie based on the beloved video game franchise from publisher Sega might look like. It’s also the first taste of actor Jim Carrey as Sonic’s nemesis Dr. Robotnik.
All the classic hallmarks of Sonic the Hedgehog are present, including his transformation into a blue ball, speeding down highways with jolts of electricity strong enough to knock out power across parts of the United States.
But the reaction to live-action Sonic and his first trailer has generated plenty of questions, mostly focused on one thing: his teeth.
Sonic the Hedgehog director Jeff Fowler has announced that “changes” will be made to the forthcoming movie based on the video game after the trailer premiere was met with blistering criticism.
The three-minute trailer, featuring star Jim Carrey as Dr Eggman alongside the CGI-animated hedgehog, debuted on Tuesday, and was greeted with considerable derision. The Guardian’s Keith Stuart described it as “a 200mph slap in the face” and said the central character “resembles a cheap knock-off Sonic toy your child might win at a fairground stand and then be terrified of”. The character’s human-style teeth drew particular flak on social media.