The Internet Officially Loves The Sonic Movie Redesign
Movie Sonic is dead. Long live movie Sonic. After the first trailer for the live-action Sonic The Hedgehog movie dropped back in April, it horrified everyone with the cursed design of its title character. Paramount Pictures swiftly decided it would be prudent to go back to the drawing board and come up with a new design that didn't make moviegoers sick in their mouths.
Would you believe they only went and succeeded? A second trailer was released this week featuring a redesigned Sonic, and the difference really is incredible. Now that the star actually looks like the beloved gaming icon I grew up with, I feel like I can focus on the actual movie itself, which looks like a dumb, goofy, genuinely fun time.
I said it when the trailer first dropped, but I'll say it again now: I'm genuinely excited to see Sonic The Hedgehog at this point, and I love the new look. As it turns out, I'm not alone. The internet, which once reacted to the original movie Sonic in the same way that a mob of scared villagers might react to an Werewolf, now has nothing but love and positivity for the blue blur.
Take a look at some of the best reactions below.
In my CONSIDERED opinion, the fact people are saying IT'S A CONSPIRACY, SONIC WAS ALWAYS GOING TO LOOK LIKE THIS AND THEY DID THE OLD TRAILER TO GET PRESS shows what a successful redesign the new Sonic is, and also how insanely hard the animators worked over the past few months pic.twitter.com/ZLsL6Kfope- Ryan North (@ryanqnorth) November 12, 2019
It's honestly insane even LOOKING at the old Sonic design, it doesn't even feel real anymore. It's like we all collectively had a nightmare pic.twitter.com/a3H6OtHI3p- Ian Mutchler (@TheFantasticIan) November 12, 2019
Gotta say I really love how expressive Sonic is for this new Sonic movie trailer pic.twitter.com/HBHdcobSpm- ChikoritaCheezits (Local Kid Icarus Trash) (@ChikoritaCheez) November 12, 2019
guys if the Sonic the Hedgehog movie could pull itself together by the end of 2019, YOU CAN TOO!!!! pic.twitter.com/quNpRgrmgn- hannah :cherry_blossom: (@pyrefIy) November 12, 2019
Life affirming stuff, I'm sure we can all agree. You'll also be glad to know that Twitter made sure to pay tribute to the artists and designers that must have put in an absolute shift to make sure the redesigned Sonic was ready in time, and lived up to the expectations of fans.
Seriously, I can't stress enough how much we should appreciate their work. They really did nail it.
Honored to have been brought in to lead the design on the new Movie Sonic. Working with Jeff and the modelers, riggers, texture/fur artists and animators in LA, London, and Vancouver was a thrill I'll never forget. #SonicMovie pic.twitter.com/HhcVIxAhXB- Tyson Hesse (@tyson_hesse) November 12, 2019
I'm officially dubbing today "Remember the Animators for the Sonic the Hedgehog Movie Day". Heroes.- Nicole Rodriguez (@Shnikkles) November 12, 2019
The Sonic looks like the Sonic, but my mind mostly thinks of the animators who had to deal with such backlash and those who had to flex hard to do this.- Heather Alexandra (@transgamerthink) November 12, 2019
y'all bless the sonic movie animators they really care pic.twitter.com/ORA2aKdzLZ- TAHK0 :coffee: (@TAHK0) November 12, 2019
Sonic The Hedgehog speeds into cinemas on February 14th, 2020, and frankly, I think everyone who complained about the original design - myself included - owe it to the filmmakers to go and see it now. Do it, if only to dispel the nightmare of that cursed first design from your head forever.
Featured Image Credit: Paramount Pictures