This is the Sonic the Hedgehog movie trailer. I'm sorry.
April 30, 2019
Everything about this upcoming movie adaptation of Sega’s blue speedster is a nightmare. From concept to casting, this movie looks like an example of Paramount making another Monster Trucks and not knowing when to pull the plug…
This is like the opposite of that Mario movie (1993?). In that one, Mario arguably looked like a real-world Mario, but nothing else had anything to do with the source.
Now this abomination seems to go the opposite route, starting with making Sonic itself nightmare-fuel.
If I was ever a fan of Sonic, this might really upset me.
Thankfully, I can laugh about it. (Not that I dislike Sonic, it just never meant anything to me).
Well, not really. I mean, I’d probably not ask him for medical advice when it came to my kids, but he’s a damned delight in everything I watch him in.
Also, to clarify, he’s not an anti-vaxxer, he believed (in 2015 at least) that not all vaccines had been cleared of thimerasol. I am not qualified to know if he’s right, wrong, or crazy, and I don’t really care, tbh. Mostly because he’s a comedian, not a scientist, so he’s probably not playing with all the facts. I have no idea what his current stance might be. I guess in the end, to me, bringing it up is fairly useless.
I don’t want to get too P&R in here, but when Jim Carrey was with Jenny McCarthy, he absolutely parroted her anti-vaxx nonsense, but that was back in '06-'10 before they split. I have no idea if he took that stuff to heart or not.
That’s what I found, looking around for a more updated take than 2015, but nothing really since. He got pretty well raked over the coals in 2015 for trying to say neuro toxins should be taken out, most folks seemed to agree the amount of mecury in vaccines was less than a can of tuna, I read for instance. Since then, he’s turned his ire to painting political satire? Looks like? He seems fine, honestly. People and their views change, maybe he regrets even trying to have an opinion on the matter.
This might actually be a blessing in disguise.
Already, this has been generating memes like there is no tomorrow, which is great! Certainly more amusing than the movie itself could ever be.
Additionally, it serves as a perfect example for the uncanny valley - which is something that, seemingly, even in 2019, many people working in the industry have still not grasped. So more education is obviously needed.