(CNN)TEETH. Sorry, we got distracted. The first trailer for the “Sonic the Hedgehog” movie dropped Tuesday, and people are having strong reactions to it.
Maybe it’s because adapting a beloved ’90s video game character is a losing proposition no matter how hard you try, because someone will always feel as if you kidnapped their childhood memories and shoved them through a funhouse mirror. OR MAYBE IT’S BECAUSE OF THE TEETH.
sonic the hedgehog returns to haunt me. he has a mouth full of human teeth. his will be the last face I see before I die pic.twitter.com/xKBA2g5oV4
— Eleanor Robertson (@marrowing) April 30, 2019
Wtf why does Sonic look like this? It's so creepy! Those teeth… 😬Jim Carrey looks like the only good part of this movie. Oh boy. pic.twitter.com/oRhkRkeN6y
— Champ (@ChampChong) April 30, 2019 People are weird about teeth, and always have been. According to dental researcher Rosemary Wells, ancient cultures had a variety of ways of dealing with baby teeth, as described in her essay “The Making of an Icon: The Tooth Fairy in North American Folklore and Popular Culture:”(1) the tooth was thrown into the sun; (2) thrown into the fire; (3) thrown between the legs; (4) thrown onto or over the roof of the house, often with an invocation to some animal or individual; (5) placed in a mouse hole near the stove or hearth or offered to some other animal; (6) buried; (7) hidden where animals could not get it; (8) placed in a tree or on a wall; and (9) swallowed by the mother, child or animal.Read MoreThe original animated Sonic appears mostly toothless.That’s right, people have historically been so freaked out by teeth they used to THROW THEM INTO THE SUN. Dental anxiety is real! You can’t just stick a full set of veneers in any old cartoon character and expect people to not be traumatized! Don’t they remember Mike Myers’ “The Cat in the Hat?”To be fair, some Sonic depictions of yore definitely did have teeth. But they weren’t… these teeth.
you nailed it sonic movie I don’t see any difference pic.twitter.com/j1xapOI1T0
— TAHK0 ☕️ (@TAHK0) April 30, 2019 Of course, like we said, you can’t please everyone. And lots of fans seem to be excited about Jim Carrey’s turn as Dr. Robotnik.
OMG I need to see the Sonic movie for this man alone! Jim Carrey is gonna kill it! pic.twitter.com/HtuRj6z8ZK
— Alli Perry (@Alli_Perry) April 30, 2019
So I'll give credit where credit's due with the Sonic movie trailer: I like the idea of Robotnik looking more like a "normal" person at the start, deteriorating (for lack of a better term) into the classic Eggman look.Also his Eggman look at the end genuinely looks really good. pic.twitter.com/Lxib0Temgu
— Benjamin Breuer (@BlackMageMavvy) April 30, 2019 Plus, whatever you think about the way Sonic looks in CGI, he’s being brought to life by comedic gem Jean Ralphio, aka Ben Schwartz.
Here's my hot take.I don't hate this.I sure as hell don't love it but I expected much worse. I find this design to be a lot better in motion.Also, Ben Schwartz actually makes for a really good Sonic and Jim Carrey is already the best part of the movie. pic.twitter.com/HyhFkaYQif
— Comic Dans but like for real (@CSGComics) April 30, 2019 The movie hits theaters November 8. CNN has reached out to Paramount Pictures for comment on people’s reaction to the trailer but has yet to hear back.