No one has spent the past decades since Sonic the Hedgehog slipped from public consciousness campaigning for his animated movie comeback.
And certainly no one asked for said comeback to involve frighteningly human teeth.
But that’s the takeaway from the first look at the new Sonic movie, which arrived on the internet yesterday.
Directed by Jeff Fowler, an animator on Where The Wild Things Are and an Oscar nominee for his short animation Gopher Broke in 2004, the new movie finds Ben Schwartz – Jean-Ralphio from Parks & Recreation – voicing the speedy blue hedgehog first seen on your Sega Megadrive.
It also finds Jim Carrey playing the insane scientist Dr Robotnik, complete with bushy moustache and, latterly, a shaved head.
Despite Carrey’s seeming return to his wacky form of the 90s, it’s those gnashers that have captured the public’s imagination.
But teeth aren’t the only issue, it seems…
And this is without any mention of the baffling choice of Coolio’s Gangsta’s Paradise for the trailer’s soundtrack.
Also starring Westworld’s James Marsden as a local sheriff who befriends Sonic, it doesn’t look spectacularly promising from this pretty mirthless evidence.
But we’ll find out for sure when it’s released on November 8, but in the meantime, check out the trailer below… if you dare.