The Sonic the Hedgehog movie first took the internet by storm when the initial trailer horrified audiences with its surreal Sonic character design. The backlash was so severe that the studio famously delayed release to give the hedgehog a digital makeover – a pretty huge and expensive feat. At that point there wasn’t much hope for the movie not to bomb.

But, surprisingly, the final product did alright. It’s brought in over $300 million at the time of writing, which on an $85 million budget is a pretty good success financially, and critically it’s done fine, with a middle-of-the-road 64% critic score and a fantastic 93% audience score on Rotten Tomatoes.

But perhaps the most unlikely of all the new Sonic fans is a hedgehog named Bandit, whose owner Jake took her to see the movie in theaters.

Jake tweeted a few pictures of Bandit posing with a giant Sonic cutout at the theater, and the snapshots quickly went viral.

Some expressed concern at taking such a tiny little spikey-floof into a loud theater, but Jake assured his followers she was a-ok.

All of the attention has made Bandit a minor internet celebrity, who now has her own Instagram account.

She’s lookin’ good posing with other video game legends.

Amazingly, it seems that Bandit isn’t alone. TikTok user @swaggysteve69 (oh brother) also took his hedgehog – named Sonic – to see Sonic.

No word yet on whether anyone has dared to try to take their cat to see Cats.

Did you see the Sonic movie? What did you think of it?

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