Who knew the positioning of a blue CGI hedgehog could cause this much controversy? When the new unofficial poster for the live action Sonic the Hedgehog movie surfaced across the internet a few days ago it had led a lot of people talking about that pose and ‘those legs’. And more specifically, the logistical nightmare of an actual human mimicking that pose. Basically, it’s Ariana-stool gate all over again.
Apparently this is another poster for the 'Sonic the Hedgehog' movie?
Oh boy. pic.twitter.com/aX8qh9jnBr
— Lights, Camera, Pod (@LightsCameraPod) December 12, 2018
In ‘Speedster’ fashion, the poster has since gone viral and the memers have come out to play, this time recreating the anatomically awkward pose displayed in the poster. Perhaps let’s call it the #SonicLegsChallenge?
I just couldn’t get my thigh out of the shot, I couldn’t pic.twitter.com/QSKGrBpXoS
— Arin Hanson, you say? (@egoraptor) December 13, 2018
Not exactly the Golden Gate Bridge but no shame in enjoying the comfort of your living room whilst watching anime.
RIGHT??? And his leg is not even inclined, it's just straight forward.
— Brachy [Commissions Closed] (@BrachyZoid) December 13, 2018
you’re too anatomically correct to imitate the pose sorry
— “bastard” (@compiIerror) December 13, 2018
Is this the part where someone needs remind the humans that the animated fictional hedgehog is, in fact, not real?
This was as close as I could get. pic.twitter.com/J2f2GcUn0g
— 🍔 TheAndySan🔫 (@TheAndySan) December 13, 2018
The barefoot approach. No blue skin, fur or red trainers but we love a good pedicure!
I figured it out you just gotta sit leaning back not fully laying down. pic.twitter.com/r9XPpbLwRR
— RevScarecrow (@Rev_Scarecrow) December 13, 2018
Yeah, they’ve cracked the code! Is anyone else wondering what everyone’s faces look like whilst doing this?
— Aura Fox (@Aurafox1) December 13, 2018
… This is something we will never be able to unsee.
On that note, great leg work everyone! So the next time you’re casually lounging on your sofa: remember Sonic the Hedgehog, remember this poster and remember not to skip leg day in the gym as otherwise you have no chance of recreating this. And prepare for the Insta likes to roll in.
Words: Andrea Arhagba