SONIC

Brian Figueroa, Reporter

A new Sonic movie came out and it was surprisingly very underwhelming fans of Sonic all across the world the movie was pushed back so the visual effects artists can make adjustments to Sonic’s character, the film’s director Jeff Fowler announced taking a little more time to make Sonic just right,” Fowler tweeted along with the hashtag “No VFX artists were harmed in the making of this movie.Sonic, as seen in the first trailer for the film, has individual strands of animated fur, a giant head, long, lanky legs, two far apart eyes that drastically differ from the classic mono-eye drawing of the video game character, and even human teeth. Fans compared it to everything ranging from the live-action “The Cat in the Hat” to Woody Woodpecker to the kid who turns into a werewolf in “Jumanji.”

Many others did their own quick drawings that could easily help correct it, and others put it up side by side with the stellar live-action creatures seen in “Pokemon: Detective Pikachu.”I think the best part about all of this is that Paramount listened to the fans and actually made an effort to change what was obviously a design of Sonic that nobody actually wanted. While I am all for creative freedom, if you are working within the confines of an already existing intellectual property, such as Sonic the Hedgehog, ignoring its history and subsequent audience is more than a bit stupid.What’s especially interesting here is that it seems that this version of the design is what the creative team on the movie originally wanted to do and it begs the question who in Paramount’s management decided to ignore their obviously valuable input. I think the visual team did a great job of redesigning sonic and listened to the audience which means that paramount pictures is putting a lot of time into their films and are taking time for their films so i think since sonic has always been one of my favorite video games and glad that they fixed it and i’m going to be watching it.