By: Sloane Hughes
NOTE: This article was originally published in April 2019 and has been updated as of November 2019 ‘ updates have been added to the end of the article.
CGI has come a long way over the last decade or so, which has opened up a lot of cool possibilities for films and ways to tell new stories, but what that ‘s actually led to is a lot of live action remakes. But hey, I ‘m not complaining, who doesn ‘t love a little bit of nostalgia? And re-imaginings of classics we all know and love can be pretty great ‘ when they ‘re done well. Take Paddington, for example. Everyone ‘s favorite little Peruvian bear was given a great CGI makeover and he looked just as fuzzy and adorable in ‘real life ‘ as he did in cartoon form.
Live action reboots can also go horribly, horribly wrong.
Like the monstrosity that was the 2016 reboot of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, emphasis on “mutant ‘. The beloved characters that were supposed to be fun, pizza loving goofballs were turned into roided out nightmare fuel.
And sadly, the latest childhood gem to be absolutely massacred is Sonic.
Earlier today the first trailer for the new Sonic the Hedgehog movie was released and honestly I would ‘ve been less upset if it was a short film that ends with him being straight up murdered. Because that is essentially what they ‘ve done. They ‘ve killed Sonic.
Look, I understand that he ‘s a difficult character to try and redesign for a live action flick, but dude, come onnnnn.
There ‘s a lot that ‘s fundamentally wrong with this, like, so much. But without a doubt the most disturbing things about this new hellspawn Sonic is they gave him extremely human teeth.