Here’s Everything ‘Sonic the Hedgehog’ Is Being Compared to, From ‘Cat in the Hat’ to ‘Jumanji’

“After watching that ‘Sonic the Hedgehog’ trailer, I would like to formally announce that I am no longer a furry,” comedian Daniel Howell says

There’s a moment in the first trailer for “Sonic the Hedgehog” where the iconic, speedy blue hedgehog looks in terror as he first comes in contact with James Marsden. That look has been speeding around the internet to describe how people are reacting to the teaser that dropped on Tuesday.

The CGI character design for the live-action Sonic the Hedgehog has not been received warmly online. Sonic’s look has been compared to Mike Myers in the live-action “The Cat in the Hat,” to the Woody Woodpecker live-action movie made for a fraction of the budget, or to that kid who turns into a werewolf in Robin Williams’ “Jumanji.”

“After watching that ‘Sonic the Hedgehog’ trailer I would like to formally announce that I am no longer a furry,” comedian Daniel Howell said in a particularly brutal tweet.

“Sonic the Hedgehog” is based on the classic Sega video game character, as well as the many ’90s cartoons, about a speedy blue hedgehog who collects golden rings and fights the evil Dr. Robotnik. The family film directed by Jeff Fowler stars Marsden, Jim Carrey as Dr. Robotnik and Ben Schwartz as the voice of Sonic.

The film tripped at the gate back when we got our first look at the poster, when many people wondered why Sonic looks so muscular with otherwise human dimensions. Now that we’ve gotten a complete look at Sonic, the reactions haven’t gotten any kinder.

The new Sonic 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. He also seems to be from another planet or world, he can open portals to other dimensions using rings like he’s Doctor Strange, and for some reason the whole trailer is scored to “Gangsta’s Paradise.”

“It’s amazing how we live in a world where animators can make Thanos look real … and then have Sonic look like this,” one user tweeted.

“You just KNOW they spent WEEKS fighting over whether or not to give Sonic an ass,” another said looking at a shot of Sonic from the rear.

See some of the reactions online below, and watch the first trailer here.

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