Remember when Jim Carrey was one of the biggest movie stars in the world?
The exclusive $20 million club was reserved for action stars like Arnold Schwarzenegger, Sylvester Stallone and Bruce Willis until funnyman Jim Carrey came along. He was the first comedic actor to demand that kind of money.
And now Jim Carrey’s upcoming movie genuinely looks like it might be the worst movie ever made.
It’s extraordinary to watch actors’ careers fade into oblivion as they pray for a comeback. Sometimes it happens but it’s rare like what “Pulp Fiction” did for John Travolta’s career resurgence.
Jim Carrey hasn’t had a hit in a long time and it looks like he may never have one again.
“Dumb and Dumber To” was an enormous letdown and you probably never heard of “Dark Crimes” or “The Bad Batch” either. The 57-year-old also produced a series for Showtime called “I’m Dying Up Here,” which was canceled after only 20 episodes.
These days he spends most of his time painting horrific things on canvas, criticizing President Trump and his family, Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders and pretty much everybody else in the administration.
But when he’s not busy crafting terrible canvas art, you can catch him playing the villain in the upcoming “Sonic The Hedgehog” – based on the popular Sega Genesis video game. It’s that blue hedgehog who can turn into a ball and move really fast while you collect golden rings.
And the upcoming movie dropped its first trailer the other day and it looks absolutely terrible and unfunny.
Jim Carrey plays Dr. Robotnik who is loud, obnoxious, extremely arrogant and downright rude and painfully unfunny.
The trailer features a CGI Sonic being pursued by the U.S. Army because his super-speed knocked out the North American energy grid. Dr. Robotnik is called in as a consultant to help the Army capture the super-fast hedgehog.
Dr. Robotnik storms onto the scene to take over the U.S. Army’s operations and is unbelievably silly when he mouths that he doesn’t care what the former Army soldier in charge’s name is. It’s truly bizarre.
A critic from Vox wrote, “The existence of a live-action Sonic movie is weird; its apparent function as a showcase for Jim Carrey is even weirder,” and they also said Carrey’s performance based on the trailer is “very loud and very hammy.”
They also added the movie “doesn’t look like a Sonic movie at all; instead, the first trailer seems to promise a Jim Carrey comedy. And from the looks of things so far, not a very funny one.”
James Marsden (“X-Men,” “Superman Returns”) also stars in the movie and it seems like his talents are wasted completely by the looks of it. Ben Schwartz (“Parks & Recreation”) voices Sonic the Hedgehog.
You can watch the trailer if you dare here:
— Sonic The Hedgehog (@SonicMovie) April 30, 2019
The Verge wrote about the trailer, “Equally bizarre is the trailer’s choice of soundtrack, Coolio’s ‘Gangsta’s Paradise,’ which is, of course, the first song everyone associates with Sonic.” That was an equally bizarre choice as well.
This movie doesn’t only cater to kids, it panders to them. And that is probably their only target demographic for this movie which means it will likely bomb really hard.