This summer Sony released the first trailer of the live-action Sonic the Hedgehog, and nothing was right is that trailer except for Jim Carrey’s Dr. Ivo Robotnik. Why? Because there was no Sonic the Hedgehog but an ugly, gross, furry blue creature. In case you haven’t seen, the link is here:
Sonic the Hedgehog was one of my favorite cartoons as a kid (although it is from a video game, I knew it on TV due there was no game console in my poor family at that time), and the Sonic I remember is a cocky, fast, fearless, and cool character. However, I saw no of these qualities in the new trailer. Whatever that creature was, it has nothing to do with Sonic and the only similarity is they are both blue. And no idea why the team insisted to change a cartoon character into a human-body ratio, that looks just soooooo wrong.
Of course, after the trailer released, all the fans have gone outraged and might think what the fuck is this blue thing, and some talented fans made much better videos in 24 hours. If fans can make a better version, then what the hell the Hollywood studios have done with much much more resources.
The problem I always say is about love, do you have the love for a character or a project is super important. You would try to make it perfect, or as good as possible even you don’t have money, time or whatever you need to make it happen. But for the executives in Hollywood Studios mostly only have a love for money and want to make as much as they can to pay off the money and time they’ve spent on their MBA programs, and don’t give a shit about how different the outcome is of the movie. And this Sonic the Hedgehog perfectly explains how careless they are.
Fortunately, this time they finally promised to make some changes and they did a lot and released a new trailer this week, which made it look much better and made you think “If they could do this, why not did it at the first place but must wait until the fans got outraged, are they submissive?”. Let’s see how different they are, and you can click the link below to reconsider watching this movie or not if you haven’t seen the new one, which may change your mind.
How do you think about the new look? Feel free to leave your comment below!!