The Brief:

Reactions to and memes about the upcoming live-action Sonic The Hedgehog film are spreading online since the trailer was released. 


We live in an era of questionable live-action remakes of beloved film, video game, and TV franchises: The Lion King, Aladdin, Lilo & Stitch, Detective Pikachu, and more.

The release of a trailer for a live-action version of Sonic The Hedgehog has quickly become a source of ridicule, amusement, and memes online.

Set to the tune “Gangsta’s Paradise” by Coolio, the trailer features Jim Carrey as Dr. Eggman and a 3D animated version of Sonic that some fans are unhappy with.

Will Surprised Sonic be the new Surprised Pikachu?

Will Sonic’s sidekick, Tails The Fox be played by the taxidermied fox who has become a meme?

Some fans are hoping that Ugandan Knuckles will somehow make a cameo in the film.

What Year Is It?

Many people have pointed out that Sonic The Hedgehog, Gangsta’s Paradise, and an Ace Ventura-like Jim Carrey character are a strange set of throwbacks to the 1990s.

Gangsta’s Paradise

The choice of background music for the trailer seems somewhat odd. What does a speedy hedgehog know about the life of a gangster?

Sonic’s Teeth

In the trailer, Sonic’s teeth appear to be eerily human-like – a choice many people are questioning.

Sonic Looks Like _____

It’s easy to point out similarities between Sonic and other animated characters…

Whether or not you liked the trailer, if you’re looking for a non-live action Sonic meme, google your first name + “the hedgehog” for a personalized meme from the Sonic universe.