Wednesday, May 1, 2019

Sonic The Hedgehog trailer


This might be old news at this point, but I finally watched the trailer for the upcoming "Sonic The Hedgehog."

I remember a decade ago, my older brother put the original Sonic The Hedgehog on our Wii and we played quite a bit. It is, retrospectively, a very silly game. There is a blue hedgehog that lives on an island. He collects coins. He fights a mad scientist with a weird mustache. Its a very silly idea for a game, which is why it works so well in game form. Perhaps that's why so few video game adaptations work as movies.

Jim Carrey is playing that mad scientist named Doctor Eggman, and he is hamming it up in the trailer the only way Carrey knows how to do. I wish this movie leaned into that absurdity a little bit more, because it could probably work better overall. I don't get when a movie similar to this gets made, they have to pair the title character with a human. Usually studios do this for normalcy, or because they want the audience to identify with somebody. But look, not everybody can make "Who Framed Roger Rabbit?" In fact, its been proven very few can. So I am not sure why they continue to try.

This looks fairly by-the-numbers.

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