This morning we noticed the brand new trailer for the Sonic the Hedgehog film. Whereas most second film trailers are largely targeted on giving us a bit extra element on the characters and the plot, the aim of this trailer is basically to point out off the brand new look of the primary character.
Sonic has undergone an entire redesign following a reasonably loud backlash to the character’s unique look. This morning it seems persons are liking the brand new look much more than the previous one. So what precisely obtained modified? Let’s take a better have a look at every part that totally different between the previous and new Sonic the Hedgehog.
Many of the variations within the new Sonic the Hedgehog that affect the remainder of the redesign might be seen in Sonic’s face. The unique idea for Sonic was to make him look, for lack of a greater phrase, actual. The hair on Sonic’s face, past being vibrant blue, seems to be prefer it may very well be on an actual animal. The face is extensive, giving Sonic a bit extra of an aerodynamic head, which makes some sense, however simply by no means sat proper with followers.
The brand new Sonic has a bit extra of an animated look. The top has been shrunk horizontally and enlarged a bit vertically. This has the impact of constructing the eyes rounder, which makes Sonic routinely extra pleasant wanting. His nostril can be smaller within the new look. On this explicit picture, the lighting has additionally been modified, to make Sonic brighter over all.
If there was a single place the place the previous Sonic the Hedgehog design made folks completely scream in uncanny valley terror, it was the fingers. As seen within the picture above, Sonic had unusually human fingers. 5 lengthy fingers that have been lined in white fur, however have been nonetheless, with out query,fingers based mostly on that of an individual. It is all kinds of fallacious and creepy.
Within the easiest conceivable repair, the brand new Sonic the Hedgehog has merely been given gloves. It is the way in which the character has been seen in video video games and animated collection previously, so it makes all of the sense on this world. Maybe Sonic nonetheless has weirdly human fingers, however so long as retains his gloves on and we do not have to see them, we’ll name it good.
Much like Sonic’s oddly human fingers, the unique design gave Sonic oddly human tooth. They only did not appear to suit proper in that mouth. They appeared too huge for his mouth they usually solely added to the unusual combination of human and animated character that made the entire thing troublesome to have a look at.
The brand new Sonic fixes the tooth challenge by mainly eradicating them. More often than not when Sonic opens his mouth on this trailer you’ll be able to’t truly see any tooth. His mouth is only a black gap like most cartoon characters. Often, we are going to catch a glimpse of Sonic’s tooth, so we all know he has them, but it surely’s at all times only a slight view just like the picture above. That is significantly better.
Of all of the issues that weirded me out with the unique Sonic design, the one that actually bothered me was Sonic’s oddly lanky body. He had these unusually lengthy legs and thin body. Like most of those choices made on the primary go spherical, I am certain it made sense on the time. Sonic is a runner, so giving him lengthy legs is sensible, however, as is clear right here, it simply do not work in observe. He additionally seems to have human toes, as outlined by the truth that he is sporting regular sneakers.
With Sonic’s redesign his legs aren’t fairly as lengthy, and he seems to be simply higher proportioned throughout. He is additionally now not sporting commonplace trainers, which helps him look extra like an animated character and fewer like an individual.
Based mostly on the response on social media, it appears almost all people is way happier with the design of Sonic the Hedgehog now than they have been beforehand. So far as that goes, it seems to be just like the delay within the launch of the movie was time properly spent. After all, the film nonetheless seems to be fairly corny, and whereas Sonic seems to be quite a bit totally different, he nonetheless acts and sounds very a lot the identical. Whether or not the visible change is sufficient to attract folks to the theater may be very a lot an open query.
Sonic the Hedgehog is about for launch on February 14, 2020.