The YouTube algorithm got me again.
I got hit with the ad for the re-edited Sonic the Hedgehog trailer:
What I find odd is that usually I get the trailers BEFORE the release date, I got this one a week after. That’s a bad sign.
You might remember that they tried to release the movie before Christmas, but there was backlash because the Sonic in that trailer was “nightmare-inducing,” so it was delayed.
Having watched both trailers now, I want to know who exactly was this movie made for?
Sonic was cool on the Sega Genesis, but failed in the Sega Saturn which came out in 1996. So anybody with fond memories of Sonic couldn’t have been older than 10 in 1995 so has to be in their mid 30’s, and we’re not going to see this turd and we’re not going to sit through it while our kids watch it either.
When Paramount decided not to release this move just before the premiere, I agreed that this was a perfect example of when a late-term abortion for convenience is acceptable.
But unlike a real baby, they decided to resuscitate this deformed brain-child and let it loose into the world.