Paramount Pictures released a new official movie trailer for Sonic The Hedgehog. The movie adaptation of our favorite blue speedster also showcases the brand-new redesign of Sonic. Watch the new trailer here!
When the first trailer for Sonic’s live-action movie adaptation hit the internet earlier this year, it immediately became the laughingstock of the web. Both the tone of the trailer and more importantly, the rendition of Sonic himself were so grotesque and off-putting that it ended up turning a meme. The backlash became so large that the movie director Jeff Fowler had to step in. In a rare occurrence, the massive wave of ridicule Sonic’s design garnered, led to the director promising a redesign.
Based on the global blockbuster videogame franchise from Sega, SONIC THE HEDGEHOG tells the story of the world’s speediest hedgehog as he embraces his new home on Earth. In this live-action adventure comedy, Sonic and his new best friend Tom (James Marsden) team up to defend the planet from the evil genius Dr. Robotnik (Jim Carrey) and his plans for world domination. The family-friendly film also stars Tika Sumpter and Ben Schwartz as the voice of Sonic.
Today, we finally get to see Sonic in his new design, and it’s glorious. Every single criticism about the original creepy design has been addressed, with the blue ball of lighting now looking much more like we remember him from his game incarnations. It’s simply much more pleasant to the eye. Gone are the weird rat-like facial features and bizarre body proportions. Sonic is now smaller and sport larger comic-like eyes. The trailer also features lots of new movie scenes that want us to watch it right away. It no longer looks like a train wreck of jumbled tones and Jim Carrey once again manages to steal every scene he’s in. His rendition of Sonic’s nemesis Dr. Robotnik is poised to become a legendary live-action rendition. Not matter how the movie ends up.
Sonic The Hedgehog will hit cinemas next year, February 14.