You asked for it, internet, and now it’s here. A retooled Sonic The Hedgehog, redesigned and resubmitted for your consideration after social-media mockery sent the film’s producers back to the proverbial drawing board. And sure, Sonic’s teeth aren’t as disturbing now. But we still aren’t sure what to expect from a movie where Ben Schwartz voices a video-game character whose pop-cultural heyday was back in the Sega Genesis era.
We’ve got good news, though: You can satisfy your curiosity about how the manic blue hedgehog that’s been keeping VFX artists awake at night will look in action early and for free—if you live in Chicago and are willing to get up on a Saturday morning, that is. We’re sponsoring an advance screening of the movie on Saturday, February 8 at 10:30 AM at the AMC River East 21 (322 E. Illinois St.), and after you set your alarm you can pick up an admit-two pass to that screening here. Just don’t be late, because much like time itself, Sonic waits for no man.