On April 30th 2019, the world was shown the first trailer for the Sonic the Hedgehog movie! This introduced everyone to their new nightmares. Demon Sonic, (what I call him) was an abomination living full-time in the uncanny valley. He was just uncomfortable to look at!
However, Paramount has made good on their promise to fix Sonic; the eyes are fixed, the body proportions are correct, Sonic has his normal shoes, and he’s actually wearing gloves! In addition, the trailer itself was improved. No more ”Gangsta’s Paradise”, improved CGI, more comedy, and a more consistent tone. I am actually excited to go and see this film now!
The film was originally scheduled for release on November 8, 2019. However, after the extremely negative backlash to Sonic’s design, Paramount delayed the film to February 14, 2020 in order to have time to redesign and reanimate Sonic.
Within two days of its release, the original trailer had been viewed more than 20 million times on YouTube and had received hundreds of thousands of dislikes. Thankfully, response to this new trailer has seen a much better reception with Sonic fans giving high praise to the redesign.
”Sonic is no longer nightmare fuel; see the two different designs below.”
The Sonic the Hedgehog Movie will release February 14, 2020. What do you think about the new redesign? Has it convinced you to go see the movie in the new year?
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