The trailer, which can be found below, finds James Marsden befriending the speedy blue hero while avoiding attacks from Dr. Robotnik (Jim Carrey), all set to Coolio's "Gangsta's Paradise."
Viewers have taken to social media to dunk on everything from the trailer's soundtrack choice to Sonic's unusually human-like teeth, not to mention animation quality, though Carrey's Robotnik has earned some early praise.
You can watch the trailer for Sonic the Hedgehog below. The film arrives in theatres this November.
WHY ARE HIS TEETH SO HUMAN pic.twitter.com/qanTExwjJI— Preeti Chhibber (@runwithskizzers) April 30, 2019
[Sonic the Hedgehog movie pitch meeting]— Gavia Baker-Whitelaw (@Hello_Tailor) April 30, 2019
Jim Carrey: [chanting] teeth, teeth -
Director: teeth, TEETH
Paramount execs [pounding the table]: TEETH, TEETH, TEETH! https://t.co/eDzzAmSjDC
Me: Mom, can we get Sonic?— catalyst (@CatalystNB) April 30, 2019
Mom: No, we have Sonic at home.
Sonic at home: pic.twitter.com/1pUmOzkEj9
after watching that sonic the hedgehog trailer i would like to formally announce that i am no longer a furry— Daniel Howell (@danielhowell) April 30, 2019
Not invested in this, but there's a big contrast in quality between Sonic (main character - 'driving' the movie) and Bulbasaur from Detective Pikachu (secondary character). pic.twitter.com/1OzezkLXEc— Jim Maxwell (@1jcmaxwell) April 30, 2019
Lore: this Sonic escaped from the planet where the Cat in the Hat live action movie was filmed. he has come to oppress us— JuanPa (@jpbrammer) April 30, 2019
How did we end up in the timeline where Angry Birds DIDN'T go the humans-and-horrible-looking-cgi-comedy route and Sonic did— Jenny Nicholson (@JennyENicholson) April 30, 2019
Sonic the Hedgehog the Movie: What if we were back in the 90s but also, simultaneously, in hell— pixelatedboat aka "mr tweets" (@pixelatedboat) April 30, 2019
when the team behind the Sonic trailer decided to use Gangsta's Paradise pic.twitter.com/31m2Ch9iw0— kambole (@kambolecampbell) April 30, 2019
THIS is the live action Sonic movie that I want. pic.twitter.com/MZPGrgofuE— Mer 💕 (@Always394) April 30, 2019