Sonic The Hedgehog: First trailer for live action movie has fans divided
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Sonic The Hedgehog: First trailer for live action movie has fans divided

THE FIRST trailer for the Sonic The Hedgehog movie has arrived with Jim Carrey earning positive reviews as part of an otherwise lukewarm initial response to the blue hedgehog’s big screen debut.

A popular fixture of the 1990s, Sonic The Hedgehog helped put Sega on the map, with the very first Sonic game on the 16-bit Mega Drive selling over 15 million copies worldwide.

The concept couldn’t be simpler, with gamers taking control of a blue hedgehog who must run from the left to the righthand side of the screen collecting rings and offing robotically-enhanced animal foes as he goes.

Sonic The Hedgehog: First trailer for live action movie has fans divided.

Despite spawning a glut of sequels and spin-offs as well as an animated series, a film has been some three decades in the making.

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Now it has nearly arrived with a November 8th, 2019 release date slated for the new live-action update which sees actor Ben Schwartz voicing Sonic alongside a human companion in the form of X-Men actor James Marsden.

The main draw is undoubtedly elsewhere though, with Jim Carrey co-starring as the franchise’s familiar villain, Dr Robotnik.

Sonic The Hedgehog: First trailer for live action movie has fans divided.

Films based on video games are a notoriously tricky affair with few, if any, succeeding in translating the magic of a particular title to the world of film.

Movies based on Super Mario, Street Fighter, Tomb Raider and Assassin’s Creed have all come and gone with little success and the early signs aren’t great for Sonic.

The first trailer has arrived online and it’s been greeted with a fairly negative response from fans online garnering an alarming 26,000 dislikes on YouTube already.

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It's had a similarly lukewarm response on Twitter.

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There is one silver lining though in the form of Carrey’s Dr Robotnik.

Back to something approaching his scene-stealing/chewing 90s best, Carrey looks the only man capable of saving Sonic The Hedgehog from video game movie oblivion.

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The proof will be in the pudding, of course, with several months left until the real thing arrives.

But if Carrey get crank up the laugh count and have some fun with this rather odd film concept, it might, just might, work.