The 'Sonic the Hedgehog' Trailer Is Getting Roasted For So Many Reasons
It might not be "Super Mario Bros.," but "Sonic the Hedgehog" is an iconic game of early home consoles. So, it's not surprising there's a movie version of the speedy blue hedgehog heading to theaters this summer. The movie stars Jim Carey...
It might not be "Super Mario Bros.," but "Sonic the Hedgehog" is an iconic game of early home consoles. So, it's not surprising there's a movie version of the speedy blue hedgehog heading to theaters this summer. The movie stars Jim Carey, James Marsden, and Parks and Recreation's Ben Schwartz as the voice of Sonic. The first full trailer landed on April 30. The only consensus on the preview seems to be mild horror.
The reasons for the horror vary. Previously, people had complained about the character design's diversions from the original look, but the new horror is all about the decision to give Sonic human teeth. It's... unsettling.
This strange new Sonic is tailor-made for memes, and they were out in full force on Tuesday. Here are some of the best memes and jokes about the speedy critter.
just straightforwardly describing the sonic trailer is the best joke you can tell about it— Brandy Jensen (@BrandyLJensen) April 30, 2019
why are Sonic the Hedgehog's teeth better than mine— elim garak appreciator (@onesarahjones) April 30, 2019
Detective Pikachu: good, cute, solves crimes— Hannah Woodhead (@goodjobliz) April 30, 2019
Sonic the Hedgehog: evil, upsetting, has human teeth and hands
Those chompers weren't necessarily the thing that jumped out as an oddity to everyone. Another common cause of puzzlement was the prominent, constant use of Coolio's "Gangsta's Paradise."
you're all talking too much about the Sonic teeth and not enough about "Gangsta's Paradise" playing through the full 2.5 minute trailer— Claire Shaffer (@claireeshaffer) April 30, 2019
I hope every digital upload of Gangsta’s Paradise is retroactively re-titled “Gangsta’s Paradise, featured in the Sonic The Hedgehog film”— Cammi (@Change_BTOL) April 30, 2019
1999: Sonic the Hedgehog is so cool— Robert Scarpinito (@Pinoptimist) April 30, 2019
Me: We get a live action movie in 20 years
Me: Ace Ventura is Eggman
1999: no wait
Me: The first trailer is set to Gangsta's Paradise
1999: hold up a minute
Me: The first thing he says is gOtTa gO fAsT
It also spawned questions about alternate universes where the trailer is set to Stevie Wonder's "Pastime Paradise" or Weird Al Yankovic's "Amish Paradise."
The Sonic trailer makes the mistake of playing Coolio's "Gangsta's Paradise" and neglecting the origin of his sample, Stevie Wonder's "Pastime Paradise"... which would have been a nice critique of selling a movie that markets nostalgia.— Nick Garcia (@foothands) April 30, 2019
Opening lyrics: pic.twitter.com/bsbM7xTX75
I'm not sure how comfortable I am with them using a parody of "Amish Paradise" in the Sonic the Hedgehog trailer.— Al Yankovic (@alyankovic) April 30, 2019
Like for a split second I wondered “will this end up being Amish paradise when the vocals hit” and which song is weirder— Jonny SUNN O))) (@Hegelbon) April 30, 2019
Here's the full trailer for anyone who read all of the tweets above and thought, "Now, that's my kind of movie."