Sonic the Hedgehog (film)
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For the character which the movie is based on, see Sonic the Hedgehog.
Sonic the Hedgehog is the name of the upcoming live-action movie
adaptation reimagining of Sonic the Hedgehog, originally set to be released on 8 November 2019 before being delayed to 14 February 2020 in order to fix Sonic's design after it received backlash from fans.
What Chris dislikes
Leaks for the upcoming movie revealed several drastic changes from the source material.
Responding to news on the film in June 2018, Chris used his psychic powers to confer with Sonic to learn that Sonic disliked the movie, also alluding to the Sonic Boom Protests that had gotten him into hot water back in 2014.
|Even Sonic, himself, states that this movie does no good justice for him at all. It’s the “Sonic Boom” video game all over again, but in Movie Form, and no blue arms. My two cents, I would Protest to make the movie BETTER and have the people take a Lot more time on it. ⚡️⚡️|
Sonic did not inform Chris that the movie designers had given him blue arms. When Chris found out from a March 2019 leak, he was displeased, showing that his 2014 viewpoint was anything but changed:
|I agree; and I had already stated the need for improvement/change: SONIC’S ARMS ARE NOT BLUE.|
Chris's animosity with the movie's character designs even extended to Jim Carrey's casting as Doctor Robotnik.
|BOO!!! Carrey does not have the chops to get Eggman’s Voice as Awesome as it has been with Mike. Let Mike Voice Eggman in this movie!|
When the design of Robotnik was revealed, Chris raged:
|Simply put: NO, @SonicMovie, NO! NO, NO-NO-NO-NO-NO-NO-NO-NO... HELL F***ING "N", "O".|
The first trailer was released on 30 April 2019. Days later, Chris attempted to reach out to the movie's staff via Twitter (not realizing they cannot see his tweets as his account was in protected mode at the time):
|@SonicMovie, Listen to this dude on WatchMojo; he agrees with me and everyone else about this movie. Delay it a few months and Redo the whole thing.|
Chris is not alone in his displeasure with Sonic’s design in the movie, as the trailer received widespread backlash for his creepy design. Jeff Fowler, the film's director, claimed they would redesign him again before its release.
|Thank you for the support. And the criticism. The message is loud and clear... you aren't happy with the design & you want changes. It's going to happen. Everyone at Paramount & Sega are fully committed to making this character the BEST he can be... #sonicmovie #gottafixfast 🔧✌️|
A relieved Chris (attempted to) thank him:
|Thank You for listening. 😊⚡️💙⚡️|
General criticism of movies based on video game franchises are not uncommon, with very few exceptions such as Detective Pikachu. According to the BBC in 2001, the genre has a poor record at the box office, and Uwe Boll’s attempts only worsened the notoriety of the genre. Quite simply put, many movies based on video game franchises do not perform well because it lacks the interactivity and non-linearity that makes video game franchises like Sonic successful.
It's perhaps worth mentioning the first trailer prominently uses the song "Gangsta's Paradise" by Coolio. It's unknown whether or not the film producers intentionally used the song as a shout out to "Trollsta's Paradise", but the possibility isn't unlikely. As a side note, the main trailer for Detective Pikachu uses the song "Holding Out for a Hero" by Bonnie Tyler, though unlike Sonic, this was probably just a coincidence.
|Sonic The Hedgehog Trailer But Gangsta's Paradise Is Replaced With Trollsta's Paradise|
|Stardate||30 April 2019|
|Made By||I'm Problematic Very Problematic|
|TRUE and HONEST Sonichu Fan Videos|
|Sonic The Hedgehog Movie (2019) Trailer [High Quality Full HD]|
|Stardate||11 May 2019|
|Video Type||Trailer parody|
|TRUE and HONEST Sonichu Fan Videos|
- June 2018 social media posts
- May 2019 social media posts
- Rotten Tomatoes (archived version)
- TV Tropes - Video Game Movies Suck