Why is Coolio's "Gangsta Paradise" Playing in the Terrible 'Sonic The Hedgehog' Trailer?
Sonic livin’ in a gangsta’s paradise.
On Tuesday (April 30th) Paramount Pictures released the first trailer for its live-action Sonic The Hedgehog movie. If you don’t know, Sonic is a legendary video game character, and for some reason suits at Paramount decided to resurrect this Sega IP.
The movie stars Jim Carrey, playing a slimmed down version of Sonic’s nemesis Doctor Robotnik, James Marsden, and Tika Sumpter. Voicing Sonic Ben Schwartz.
And that skepticism was seen all over Twitter after the trailer was released:
[Sonic the Hedgehog movie pitch meeting]
Jim Carrey: [chanting] teeth, teeth –
Director: teeth, TEETH
Paramount execs [pounding the table]: TEETH, TEETH, TEETH! https://t.co/eDzzAmSjDC
— Gavia Baker-Whitelaw (@Hello_Tailor) April 30, 2019
That Sonic trailer made me really excited for Detective Pikachu
— Taylor J. Williams (@taylorfilmguy) April 30, 2019
This shouldn’t be better than the Sonic trailer but it is pic.twitter.com/E2gkyQjZn4
— Paul O’Sullivan (@paulgreywind) April 30, 2019
Good morning to absolutely everyone and everything other than live action Sonic the Hedgehog’s creepy human teeth xx pic.twitter.com/yJX6WPW7Li
— Alanah Pearce (@Charalanahzard) April 30, 2019
New Sonic film is out. Not sure which character looks worse Sonic or Tails 🤣🤣🤣 pic.twitter.com/aQOgMB5QMK
— Jimmy (@JimmyHart_) April 30, 2019
The most baffling things about the trailer, however, is the song choice used for the trailer. For some reason, Coolio’s mid-’90s smash hit “Gangsta Paradise” — which was on the Dangerous Minds soundtrack — was featured throughout the trailer:
when the team behind the Sonic trailer decided to use Gangsta’s Paradise pic.twitter.com/31m2Ch9iw0
— kambole (@kambolecampbell) April 30, 2019
Why does the space hedgehog listen to Gangsta’s Paradise
— Ryan Broderick (@broderick) April 30, 2019
1999: Sonic the Hedgehog is so cool
Me: We get a live action movie in 20 years
Me: Ace Ventura is Eggman
1999: no wait
Me: The first trailer is set to Gangsta’s Paradise
1999: hold up a minute
Me: The first thing he says is gOtTa gO fAsT
— Robert Scarpinito (@Pinoptimist) April 30, 2019
“C U When U Get There” would have probably been a better song choice.
Watch the trailer for Sonic The Hedgehog below.