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Sonic the Hedgehog movie trailer drops, is really not that bad

Want to see the new live-action Sonic in, well, action? Now's your chance. A trailer for the upcoming Sonic the Hedgehog movie is now live over on YouTube, and offers a nearly three-minute-long look at the film that's slated to arrive this November.

And if we're being honest, it's not the atrocity the internet would have you believe.

For all of the knocks the movie's taken over Sonic's design, it's not nearly as jarring when you take him out of a still teaser image and bring him to life in a world full of humans. Ben Schwartz sounds like he was the right choice for Sonic's voice. And the bit of James Marsden we get in the trailer doesn't raise any significant red flags on that front.

In fact, the biggest question mark for the movie  – aside from how Sonic's look would be received – was Dr. Robotnik. Which version of Jim Carrey were we going to get? Weird Twitter Jim Carrey, or over-the-top Jim Carrey who could give Robotnik a much-needed personality boost?

From what we've seen so far, Carrey is going to be fine as Dr. Robotnik. There's nothing in his limited performance here that screams, "this is going to be a disaster." Nor is there anything else in the trailer that is cause for great concern. If there's a minor gripe to be had, it's with the use of Coolio's "Gangsta's Paradise," which does not fit thematically. Not in the slightest.

Otherwise, it is what it is. This is a video game movie about a talking hedgehog who can break the sound barrier. When we get into the more nitpicky aspects of the film, we lose sight of the fact that this is a video game movie about a talking hedgehog who can break the sound barrier. Instead of breaking everything down, why not have a little fun with it?

Sonic the Hedgehog hits theaters on Nov. 8, 2019.