A Sonic the Hedgehog live-action movie brought to you by the producers of The Fast and the Furious franchise? Even if you are getting emails from a raccoon it’s probably not the weirdest thing you have heard this week. Overnight, after teaser images and drops of info, the first real trailer for the Sonic the Hedgehog movie dropped and we are a little torn.
Ok let’s just address the blue hedgehog in the room first, we got the first look at the new Sonic for the film a few months ago and much like the rest of the internet, we are not fans. With Sonic from the games (or even the later games with bigger intros) we miss the larger shoes and smaller more hedgehog-like button nose. While this does not seem to have been changed for the official trailer, if you can get past it – this doesn’t look too bad.
The plot as near as we understand it puts Sonic as an alien or other-dimensional being who has come to earth to save it from… something? Ok, the trailer doesn’t give us too much with Sonic being on the run (heh) from the US military and their man in charge, Dr Eggman played by Jim Carey. Heavy on the CGI action and superspeed by Sonic for most of the trailer and giving us some idea of what a Flash movie would be like there is no shortage of vintage (The Mask/Ace Ventura) Carey across this.
You can watch the full trailer and judge for yourself. Are you looking forward to the new Sonic movie? Do you hope there are some changes to the way Sonic looks before the film release? When will we get a live-action Golden Axe movie? Let us know what you think in the comments down below.
Sonic the Hedgehog will be in Australian cinemas November 28 this year