Movie Review: ‘Sonic the Hedgehog’

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“I liked him better when he was worse.” That was my reaction to the second trailer for “Sonic the Hedgehog” in November. The film had been pulled from a November release after horrible reactions to its first trailer in April 2019. There was no shortage of complaints about the first trailer, but most complaints centered around the design of the title character and the uncanny valley effect attributed to his “realistic” eyes, teeth and limbs. The film was pulled so the character could be given a complete redesign. The version I saw in the trailer in November, as well as in the feature this past weekend, makes Sonic’s features more exaggerated and cartoon-like, which is what people want in a cartoon. It’s a good decision that makes the film’s appearance much more palatabl
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