When the first trailer was released for Sonic the Hedgehog, the film received a substantial amount of criticism for the initial design of Sonic, leading to a complete overhaul of the character to meet the demands of the fans. Whether you agree with this form of audience interaction or not, Dr. Robotnik actor Jim Carrey believes the backlash “turned out to be a great thing” for the film.
“I think it turned out to be a great thing. I think It turned out to be a co-op where everybody was in on the creation,” Carrey said in an interview with Fox News. “I think everybody felt good about it ultimately because [director] Jeff Fowler [had] no ego involved at all. He just went, ‘These people grew up with it, and it’s important to them that we get it right.’ And I think it was just a much better movie because of it.”
Despite the initial negativity towards the film, Sonic the Hedgehog is turning out to be a success for Paramount so far after opening to $100 million worldwide and breaking the domestic record for video game movies by surpassing Pokemon: Detective Pikachu.
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Based on the global blockbuster videogame franchise from Sega, SONIC THE HEDGEHOG tells the story of the world’s speediest hedgehog as he embraces his new home on Earth. In this live-action adventure comedy, Sonic and his new best friend Tom (James Marsden) team up to defend the planet from the evil genius Dr. Robotnik (Jim Carrey) and his plans for world domination.
Sonic the Hedgehog is directed by Jeff Fowler (Gopher Broke) and features a cast that includes Ben Schwartz (House of Lies), James Marsden (Westworld), Jim Carrey (Kidding), Adam Pally (Happy Endings), Tika Sumpter (Ride Along), Neal McDonough (DC’s Legends of Tomorrow) and Natasha Rothwell (Love, Simon).