Eyebrows across the internet have been arched dramatically ever since the first images of Paramount’s Sonic the Hedgehog movie, and its highly controversial Sonic redesign, were revealed. But now the film’s producer has promised that, following sustained criticism of celluloid Sonic’s new looks, changes to the character are “going to happen”.
There’s been little in the way of positive sentiment around the new-look Sonic, right from the character’s early reveal . That’s pretty understandable; instead of building on the hedgehog’s iconic design (the result of almost three decades of evolution), Paramount opted to go its own way, foisting its own version of the character – a beady-eyed, semi-humanoid, hairy mess of an effort – onto a less than enthusiastic world.
And the disapproval only grew louder once everyone finally got to see the thing in motion.