The first trailer for the Sonic The Hedgehog movie dropped yesterday and boy did it look… interesting. We didn’t quite know how to put into words how we felt about Sonic’s interesting character design or Jim Carrey’s portrayal of Dr. Robotnik. Luckily, as ever, social media was able to lend a helping hand. We take a look at some of the finest Tweets that we could find.
First of all, if you haven’t already seen the trailer, you need to.
— Sonic The Hedgehog (@SonicMovie) 30 April 2019
One user seemed to think that the film might not be child-friendly in some of its themes.
Dystopian Horror movie featuring anthropomorphic cocaine addict Sonic Hedgehog expected to break records as movie-going audiences are generally idiots. pic.twitter.com/00yIXjhNwH
— DPRK News Service (@DPRK_News) 30 April 2019
And another definitely wasn’t happy with what they saw.
— Gareth Wild (@GarethWild) 30 April 2019
Sonic’s character design was definite one point that came in for heavy scrutiny.
sonic the hedgehog (2019), character design planning meeting pic.twitter.com/YSFcB9HKrI
— alexis nedd (@alexisthenedd) 30 April 2019
And the Hedgehog’s mouth and teeth were a particular source of amusement.
Sonic the Hedgehog (2019) pic.twitter.com/MwUVUZyBdg
— Stephen Schulze (@Jackablade) 30 April 2019
Something else reckoned that they had unearthed some concept art.
— Jon Neimeister (@Andantonius) 30 April 2019
Whilst another shrewd user realised that they had seen Sonic somewhere before.
Why does Sonic look like the monkey kid from Jumanji pic.twitter.com/gQTYiKCbaJ
— Mario Graciotti (@MarioGraciotti) 30 April 2019
Not all of the focus was on Sonic though. One Tweet speculated as to what Tails might look like.
So about that sonic trailer 😐🤨😥 pic.twitter.com/ITPMNLFciM
— 𝒜𝓇𝓂𝒶𝓃𝒾 𝒱𝒾𝓈 @ 𝒥𝒶𝒹𝑒’𝓈 🏜 (@1andonlyVis) 30 April 2019
Jim Carrey as Robotnik was something to behold. His possible motives within the film were revealed.
Robotnik about to destroy this rural town for not having craft beer and mustache wax https://t.co/EP0bfaRd4z
— Android 21 Fan Account (@mrfeelswildride) 29 April 2019
Though so was his casting. One fan suggested that they should have cast someone else as the film’s villain.
— Paruko ♡ (@chargertier) 30 April 2019
Another revealed how close he came to landing the role.
I came close to getting the role of Robotnik for the Sonic movie, but he’s fat, evil, and educated, and unfortunately I’m only 2 of those things
— WEEGEE THE GOD (@WEEGEETHEGOD) 30 April 2019