The Internet Reacts To The Sonic Movie Redesign

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Movie Sonic is back. After dying earlier this year so that we could be saved from his own sinful visage, Sonic has been reborn as a cutesy blue baby child who would not spit out a mouthful of human teeth if you reflexively punched him while recoiling in terror at the thought of how he used to look. I think he’s good, in other words. Or at least passable. The internet seems to agree.

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The moment that today’s new Sonic The Hedgehog movie trailer debuted, the internet fired up its reaction engines. With a fastness, people produced commentary, jokes, heartfelt outpourings of emotion, and of course, conspiracy theories. Behold:

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I’d love to know what decisions resulted in them going with the first design. I have a sneaking suspicion that the people involved, Sega included, thought that a more exaggerated looking Sonic wouldn’t play well with audiences, for whatever reason. Even though Sonic has always stuck to the exaggerated style since the beginning.

This might be one of those rare instances where the fans probably really do have a better grasp on the character than the company does, and it continues to endure in spite of Sega’s annual mess-ups with their mascot.