Jim Carrey As Eggman Is The Saving Grace For New Sonic Movie, According to Some Fans

Breathe a sigh of relief, Jim Carrey isn't trending on Twitter because of something bad. It's just Sonic The Hedgehog fans voicing their support for the actor portraying villain Doctor Ivo "Eggman" Robotnik.

Following the trailer's debut Tuesday, Sonic The Hedgehog got mixed reactions from audiences. While some fans were simply disappointed by the look of the speedy animal, others quickly identified Carrey as the saving grace of the upcoming film.

"Despite how f***ing ghastly Sonic looks in the movie I do think Jim Carrey is going to nail the part of Robotnik from the looks of things, Twitter user @AlphaOmegaSin wrote. "He's channeling '90s era Jim Carrey which is the best Jim Carrey as we all know."

"Jim Carrey's looking pretty good as Eggman," Twitter user @Prussian_Kami added. "He's literally the only reason I'm watching this movie."

As previously reported, Carrey's charisma made his role of Ace Ventura a loveable one but his Riddler in Batman Forever uncomfortably unlikable.

While Carrey may be the quirky actor audiences either love or hate, he most recently shared a heartfelt moment with pop star Ariana Grande, who had been a devoted fan for much of her life. The 25-year-old opened up about her battle with depression April 20 through an Instagram story with the help of a quote by Carrey.

"Depression is your body saying, 'I don't want to be this character anymore. I don't want to hold up this avatar that you've created in the world," the quote read. "It's too much for me. You should think of the word 'depressed' as 'deep rest.' Your body needs to be depressed. It needs deep rest from the character that you've been trying to play."

The Kidding star responded to Grande's post, and expressed his admiration of her openness.

"I read your lovely mention of me and things I've said about depression," Carrey tweeted Sunday night. "A brilliant teacher and friend, Jeff Foster was OG on the "Deep Rest" concept. I admire your openness. I wish you freedom and peace. I feel blessed to have such a gifted admirer."

The tweet included a picture of Foster's words, challenging the way depression is perceived.

"We can choose to view depression, not as a mental illness but as a state of Deep Rest, a spiritual exhaustion that we enter into when we are de-pressed (pressed down) by the weight of the false self, the mask, the mind-made story of 'me," the quote read.

"There is no shame in your exhaustion," the quote continued. "We are all exhausted, my love. Slow down today. Allow yourself to rest, deeply. And weep. And breathe. And begin again."

Sonic the Hedgehog is slated to premiere in theatres November 8.

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