“We’re going to need some time to get Sonic right,” director Jeff Fowler wrote on Twitter, using the hashtag “No VFX artists were harmed in the making of the movie.”
There is a lot of interest in the movie. We can attribute this to the fact that Sonic is one of the nostalgic and well-known video game characters. The trailer for the movie has over 31 million views on YouTube, and most of the criticism has been on Sonic’s character design.
Like Sonic’s fans, one of its original creators, Yuji Naka, expressed his concerns on Twitter with footage from Sonic’s trailer, praising Sonic fans for their reaction to the character design. Yuji Naka said, “The power of Sonic fans is incredible, it’s nice to be able to go in a good direction. Thanks for loving Sonic.” He tweeted.
Sonic, voiced by Ben Schwartz in the movie, will team up with his best friend Tom Wachowski (James Marsden) to try to stop the villain Dr. Robotnik (Jim Carrey).