Growing up I was a Nintendo girl, (still am), but darn it I loved playing the Genesis as well as the Super Nintendo. I loved Streets of Rage, Thunderforce, Phantasy Star, and my favorite Sega game, Sonic The Hedgehog. Especially the second Sonic. I loved Sonic so much! He was cute, had an attitude and was fast! Sonic was so big back then, he helped Sega compete with Nintendo. He was their mascot and he sold systems for them. I have Sonic Mania Plus for my Switch. It’s so good. I still love Sonic, so when I heard a movie was in production, I was horrified. Video game movies usually suck, but after seeing the brilliant trailers for Detective Pikachu, my hopes raised for this movie. Then I saw the leaked images online and my heart sank. I knew this was gonna be a disaster.
Anyway, to the trailer. So many Sonic fans have been comping at the bit to see this trailer and Paramount finally put the trailer up. How is it? Sigh! Let’s do the review and find out.
One good thing is the sound of the rings. As least they got that right. Then the trouble starts. The trailer actually starts.
Here we go. First off, why is Sonic’s fur electric? What happened? Did the real Sonic make love to a female Pikachu and this was the Frankenstein”s monster results? Sonic doesn’t give off electricity when he runs! To the people who made this movie, have you played any of the video games? Apparently not.
Next up is how Sonic looks. That face! That doesn’t look like Sonic, he looks like what would happen to the real Sonic if he smoked down a case of meth without exhaling! He doesn’t look appealing at all! He looks like he will give kids nightmares, not make them want to buy a stuffed animal of him.
Then they play the classic rap song Gangsta’s Paradise, because why not? Oh, Sonic is gangsta! We get it now. Hoi! Hoi! Hoi! Hoi! Hoi! It makes sense now! (Sarcasm).
It is good to see Jim Carrey, but he doesn’t act as zany at first. He doesn’t even look like Robotnik. Who isn’t an actual robot! In the trailer, Robotnik makes the robot sound while turning his head. He’s a mad scientist! Not a robot! Were the people who made this movie high on crack while making it? Detective Pikachu shows the RIGHT WAY to do a video game movie. This is the opposite. Shame on Jim Carrey for taking this part. He read the script and knew what kind of a track wreck this would be. I can’t let Jim off the hook, he’s in this abomination of a horrible movie and needs to be held accountable.
The comedy is so lame. In the scene were the Barney Fife wanna be finally tracks down Sonic, Sonic goes, “Uh meow.” OK, this makes no sense. Sonic is an alien in the movie, so how does he know earth cats meow? Do they have cats on his planet as well? Why not do this, the cop bust into this place, he sees Sonic and Sonic goes, “Hey, glad you came by. I need a ride into town. I gotta clean my shoes.” The officer freaks out and shoots him with a tranquilizer dart. That’s funny! Second comedy failure is when the cop and his wife try to sneak Sonic into a building and Sonic says something, I don’t care, I fogot what he says. Anyway, two people ask the cop if that’s his kid. Barney Fife says, “it’s a kid, but not his.” The two strangers walk away and that’s it. In reality, here’s what would’ve happened. After the cop says the kid isn’t his. He would be face down on the pavement. Why not? That would’ve been hilarious. Let the people open the bag and let Sonic scare them. That would’ve been funny, but that requires thinking about good jokes, which obviously didn’t happen here.
Oh, for all you easter egg watchers, did you see the ‘subtle’ nod to the fact that Sonic started on the Sega Genesis? Every hero has a Genesis. Oh my gosh dey madze a funny! Movie saved! I can’t stop laughing. How long did it take to think of that academy award winning line! Har! Har! Har! Barf!
Nothing I’ve seen so far is remotely good. Jim Carrey is boring, Sonic looks like a creature feature reject and the comedy is pathetically lame. This is so bad, it makes me miss the Super Mario movie. Yes, that one. This is that bad. Thanos, please come back and snap this movie out of existence! You’ll be doing a great service to the universe.
Grade- 0 stars! Beyond horrible. Wash this trailer from my mind now!!! Now if you don’t mind, I’m gonna go play Sonic Mania Plus on my Switch to see the REAL Sonic the Hedgehog. Just save your money for Detective Pikachu.