Sonic the Hedgehog movie trailer disappoints fans in a huge way

A lot of fans are not happy with the titular character’s appearance in the film.

Sonic the Hedgehog

Paramount Pictures has dropped the first official trailer for its upcoming live-action Sonic the Hedgehog movie.

The nearly three-minute clip opens with Sonic (voiced by Ben Schwartz) flashing past Sheriff Tom Wachowski’s (James Marsden) cop car. According to the sheriff’s radar gun, the blue hedgehog is moving at 760 mph — a figure that is way over the speed limit. Shocked by what he just saw, Wachowski gets out of the vehicle to investigate and finds one of Sonic’s prickly spikes buzzing with a current of electricity.

After giving fans a glimpse at the titular character’s hideout, the trailer reveals Sonic’s face for the first time. As part of his apparent training, Sonic runs again. But this time, he’s so fast that he knocked down the power across the Pacific Northwest. Clueless about what exactly they’re dealing with, the country’s Department of Defense reluctantly hires the expertise of Dr. Ivo Robotnik aka Dr. Eggman (Jim Carrey).

Meanwhile, Sonic finds an ally in Wachowski, who seemingly agrees to help the hedgehog after learning that he is on Earth to save it. While the trailer doesn’t explain why Earth needs saving, Dr. Robotnik’s mad ways to catch Sonic will definitely make the hedgehog’s ultimate mission harder to accomplish.

Though the video is generally pretty good, lots of fans are actually not happy with Sonic’s appearance in the movie, including his human-like body, human teeth, and little eyes.

As a matter of fact, some fans were so disturbed by Sonic’s look that they took the liberty to show the producers of the film how the character should look like in the movie.

Despite the tons of criticisms, there are still some people who are hopeful about the movie and looking forward to seeing it.

The Jeff Fowler-directed movie, which also stars Tika Sumpter, Natasha Rothwell, Neal McDonough, and Adam Pally, is set to be released on November 8th.

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