So hey, you know how Detective Pikachu actually looks like a lot of fun and could surprise us all by being a video game adaptation that actually works?
Well, have you seen that they’re making a Sonic the Hedgehog movie too? That’s live action. With a CGI Sonic. Voiced by Jean-Ralphio from Parks and Recreation. And Jim Carrey is Dr. Robotnik. And the helpful human character is James Marsden.
So, now that you’ve seen it…
Boy, that musical cue was a Choice.
This trailer is fascinating for oh so many reasons beyond ‘Gangster’s Paradise’. It feels like something that would have been made if the Super Mario Bros. film had been a success, right down to Jim Carrey in full-blown ’90s goofball mode. Given the ubiquitous nature of Sonic and the dedication of his fan-base (do NOT Google Sonic pictures without the child filters, I beg of you), I’m surprised we haven’t gotten at least an animated movie out of this before now. Maybe this will be secretly good? Maybe they’ll pull it off and James Marsden will get the film career he deserves? But yeah… those eyes. The legs. The overwhelming sense of uncanny valley horror.
Sonic the Hedgehog will be released in North America on November 8.