Watch The Trailer For "Sonic The Hedgehog" That Has Some Fans Disturbed
"Look at how they massacred my boy."
Every '90s kid who owned a Sega Genesis can rejoice, because a movie based on your favorite lightning-fast hedgehog is coming to a theater near you very soon.
On Tuesday morning, Paramount Pictures debuted the first official trailer for its upcoming live-action Sonic the Hedgehog film.
The visual opens with Sonic, voiced by Ben Schwartz, racing past Sheriff Tom Wachowski's (James Marsden) cop car, going way over the speed limit — 760 MPH, to be exact.
Marsden's character appears stunned by what he just saw and gets out of the car to investigate.
He then notices one of the titular mammal's prickly spikes, which is buzzing with a current of electricity.
Later the trailer introduces a bit of music — "Gangsta's Paradise" by Coolio — and we get our very first look at Sonic himself head on.
His look doesn't really deviate from the '90s video game version of the character at all in terms of appearance.
The film boasts an impressive cast in addition to Marsden and Schwartz, including Jim Carrey as the villain Dr. Ivo Robotnik, Adam Pally as a fellow police officer, as well as Tika Sumpter and Natasha Rothwell in unspecified roles.
The trailer is super ~fan servicey~: It references the "genesis" of Sonic's story, the iconic rings Sonic collects in the original Sega games are seen at the beginning of the trailer, and we see our hero in action when he leaps into the air and demolishes a car that presumably belongs to Carrey's Dr. Robotnik.
However, there are some folks who were less than enthused about the upcoming film.
Responding to the film's official Twitter account, people posted their initial reactions to the trailer.
One user replied with a photo of Sonic that said, "Yikes. That is not okay."
Others chimed in with similar sentiments.
There was no shortage of disapproving GIFs, like the one below taken from The Godfather, starring Marlon Brando.
"Massacred" is one word this person used to describe Sonic's appearance in the trailer.
Sonic's human-like teeth really got people riled up.
If only one could Thanos snap "this abomination" away, another person said.
As the kids say these days, the responses were pretty savage.
I'll save my thoughts until I've seen the film in full when it premieres in theaters this November.