I have to admit, when I saw the trailer for Sonic The Hedgehog, I thought to myself, “My goodness, what is this hot garbage?” But after a day of mulling it over, it has occurred to me that the movie, is in fact, not for me, a 36 year old man. Yes, Sonic is a character that I grew up with. He was Sega’s version of Mario, and he was beloved by many. Me? I was a Nintendo man, I never owned a Sega Genesis, and only played the Sonic games at friends houses, so I don’t have the same emotional attachment as some. As far as I’m concerned, there hasn’t been a good Sonic game in years, and while kids may know the character, they don’t have the connection to the character that people my age may have.
Now, Paramount has made a movie that will introduce the fleet footed rodent to a new generation of kids, but it’s ADULTS on the internet that are ripping the movie to shreds. It’s a movie about a super fast, ring collecting, speaking, blue hedgehog. Adults, including myself are most likely going to hate it. But, the thing is, IT’S NOT FOR US! I’m a gamer, I play my X-Box and Nintendo as much as I can, and as much as I love my Mario games, if a movie were to be produced (No, I’m not acknowledging the previous live action Mario movie, even as a kid, I knew it was garbage), I would understand that it was not being made for me, but for my non-existent children.
Adults getting all riled up over a kids movie is silly to me. I know that a lot of us grew up loving Sonic, and yes, a lot of us still love playing those classic games, but this movie isn’t for us. Does it look awful, yes. But your kids are probably going to love it.
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