Sonic The Hedgehog doesn't really seem like the type of video game that would warrant a full live-action movie. The plot is decent - Sonic trying to fight Dr. Robotnik and save all the animals from his evil experiments. But how exactly do you handle the fact that Sonic is a bright blue hedgehog with the reddest sneakers in the history of sneakerhood. Seriously they're like the ruby slippers of athletic footwear. Sonic doesn't look even remotely close to what a real hedgehog looks like, and is such an iconic color and shape that any changes to that would make him not Sonic anymore.
So how is the studio going to handle rendering a bright blue ball of spikes and make him work in a live-action world? We have no idea. The studio has gifted us a little hint, though, in the form of teaser movie posters.
Like this one:
Now, if the first thing you thought when you saw that poster was "oh that's awkward" then welcome to the entire reason for this article. Tons of people took one look at this poster and had some serious internal cringe. There was just ... so much thigh. The angle is a little bit strange as well.
Twitter got stuck on a seriously strange obsession over Sonic The Hedgehog's legs and what it would take to get this shot.
https://t.co/J3kVY55VFX— Kati Knitt (@Kati Knitt)1544582804.0
I just couldn’t get my thigh out of the shot, I couldn’t https://t.co/QSKGrBpXoS— Arin Hanson, you say? (@Arin Hanson, you say?)1544664322.0
behind the scenes #SonicMovie https://t.co/NHBdT6WvLI— violaine briat (@violaine briat)1544582809.0
You guys are not thinking hard enough #SonicMovie https://t.co/zFOSqBFllJ— Alpha Gamboa (@Alpha Gamboa)1544660343.0
@LightsCameraPod When you here the phrase 'dickpic' so you pass it the camera https://t.co/8vtImwOKFV— Tony Mitsinga (@Tony Mitsinga)1544716920.0
IT GETS WORSE #SonicMovie https://t.co/KtkZ8woHzZ— Brachy [Commissions Closed] (@Brachy [Commissions Closed])1544581160.0
That devolved into this. Glorious piping hot ridiculous memes.
This Sonic movie is a MUST TO WATCH! https://t.co/9w7amXEL4L— OBlackThunderO⚡🎮 (@OBlackThunderO⚡🎮)1544876296.0
@LightsCameraPod https://t.co/KFcHdMANmu— Peyton Hahn (@Peyton Hahn)1544648274.0
@AesTw @LightsCameraPod I’m dying 🤣— Matrix (@Matrix)1544876203.0
@Aurafox1 @egoraptor This is obviously Sonic the Hedgehog. 😂— Jason Ng (@Jason Ng)1544719741.0
The new Sonic Movie poster show promise #SonicTheHedgehog https://t.co/H1mrAvSSpX— RufflePUP (@RufflePUP)1544454585.0
Honestly when I look at the #SonicMovie poster all I can think of is this https://t.co/WWPSyalbEz— Prinnia 💘 time for the charm bomb to explode (@Prinnia 💘 time for the charm bomb to explode)1544477592.0