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  1. 6 points
    "Kill it with fire!" *Screams, laughter* "NO!" People need to stop believing this was done deliberately.
  2. 6 points
    Not that there was any reason to doubt, but the trailer is indeed getting laughed at/groaned at in theaters: This entire thing is a disaster.
  3. 6 points
    It's a dishonest take on the situation that only exists to stir up shit. First off, Paramount's not some poor, beleaguered caretaker, they're a business trying to make money. The Sonic movie isn't a gift that we're ungrateful for accepting, it's a product that they have to convince us is worth our time and money, and they're failing to do so. Second, they're not going back to the drawing board with each fan response. The designs we've seen are basically all the same; there's some minor refinements and changes but he's still the same weirdly muscular gremlin that's been haunting our nightmares since the silhouette reveal. Third, people have been pretty clear about what problems they have with the design and how it could be improved. People aren't simply shouting "change it!", they're pointing out how the movie's design deviates from Sonic's usual designs and why those changes don't work. Fourth, people weren't letting the rest of the movie off the hook even before we got word that they're supposedly changing Sonic's design. Plenty of people were concerned about the story details that got leaked and about the rest of the trailer. People aren't just grasping for something else to complain about because we're "unpleasable", people are just all around disappointed in what the movie is offering. It's bad enough when this kind of shit gets pulled with the series' usual mistakes but disappointment and disgust with this movie clearly extends well beyond the hardcore fanbase this time so it's especially dishonest to try to write it all off as just a whiny, unpleasable fanbase.
  4. 5 points
    There not lauging with the movie or because its funny. There lauging at it because it doesn't look good. I almost feel bad, its like the movie is being bullied.
  5. 4 points
    It wasn't a PR stunt. People need to stop believing this nonsense. It wouldn't be some insanely brilliant move to purposely make everyone think your movie is terrible.
  6. 4 points
    Possibly the toy industry is going through a rough time right now. Toys R Us died, video games have captured a lot of the attention physical toys had, the sort of cartoons that are made to sell toys are less common now, and while that bit about games might make Sonic toys sell better, his games aren't all that popular anymore. This movie might be intended as a gateway to other Sonic things, with Sega not being picky about what those things are. Sonic Boom was going to be their big attempt to bring in new fans, but a terrible first game and Cartoon Network's inexplicably stupid scheduling made it fail quickly. This is another try, and while it doesn't look good now, maybe it'll succeed at endearing Sonic himself to children.
  7. 4 points
    Here we go again.. https://old.reddit.com/r/SonicTheHedgehog/comments/bn61pp/i_saw_an_early_test_screening_fo_the_sonic_movie/
  8. 4 points
    A company's job isn't to be honest with the quality of their products. It's to sell you those products and nothing more.
  9. 4 points
    I can't believe we're still using basic fucking PR talk as a defense.
  10. 3 points
    I think Caddicarus just sold me on Team Sonic Racing.
  11. 3 points
    (tweet) Today is a very nostalgic day for like 7 people in the US.
  12. 3 points
    In theaters for Endgame again! This time, in IMAX!
  13. 3 points
    Was gonna add I was referencing the Grinch Leak. Which people were so dead set on believing that they were massively disappointed when it turned out fake.
  14. 3 points
    Morning! Time to celebrate my birthday!
  15. 3 points
    I've been side-eyeing the whole ProJared fiasco from afar but I gotta admit, this made me laugh:
  16. 3 points
    Ken, that's how trademark abandonment works, not copyright.
  17. 3 points
    But the humour does not work. Because the joke itself is untrue, and a total strawman. There's no truth in the joke to make it funny because it isn't just "lel those damn sonic fans ain't ever happy", it's just the sheer fact that the design sucks, and has been widely panned across the internet, Sonic fanbase or not. Non fans have panned it, so it isn't just "muh childhood" or "I DON'T LIKE CHAAAANGE", it's literally has a boatload of legitimate issues, criticisms, and cripes with it, and that's not even going near the comedy of errors that is the rest of this movie's failings. It's a bit hard to ignore and move on because it's being displayed here as if it's an relevant point to make, that the Sonic fans are on yet another "lel change sucks" tirade when it couldn't be any farther from the truth. Paramount isn't some tireless do-gooder trying to do right by fans, they're a boneheaded company that's fucked up at least three fan-beloved franchises because someone in the their higher-ups pretends to know better than the original designers, and all three times, it's fallen flat on it's ass. Transformers required a hard reboot with Bumblebee, TMNT failed hard after Out of the Shadows and is now backpedalling into another reboot, and low and behold - Paramount has done it again with Sonic. They're a company who tries to pander to what's marketable and can't understand the simple charm of their original franchises.
  18. 2 points
    At a steakhouse for a birthday dinner!
  19. 2 points
    Caddicarus got a chance to play it, he gives his thoughts in a vlog style video. Really positive actually.
  20. 2 points
    Lets look at all the characters Ken hasn't used for years and use legal action. By his logic it'd work as he hasn't used about 80% of them in years.
  21. 2 points
    Watch out, folks. This is Peter Rabbit all over again.
  22. 2 points
    there have been a lot of statuses about SADV3 lately, so i'd like to say it probably has my favorite credits theme out of any sonic game
  23. 2 points
    "Sonic Freedom" 2D hand-drawn platformer.
  24. 2 points
    To the anonymous French-speaking lurker calling me out on Twitter for saying the Sonic Movie looks bad: "Bonjour!"
  25. 2 points
    Sunset Hill is just a pitched-up Green Hill, so why do remixes of it always sound good af
  26. 2 points
    me walking back to the bunker after rumors have come out that Spider-Man FFH leaks/ spoilers are out there now: I JUST went through all this with Endgame.
  27. 2 points
    A good video of how Sonic could be fixed.:
  28. 2 points
    Lets make it look bad then say we'll change it 2 days later but still put it infront of other movies. Great plan.
  29. 2 points

    IDW's Sonic the Hedgehog

    Because Sonic is known for it's deep intricate characters. Like don't get me wrong I love the Sonic franchise but...I'd hesitate to say any of the characters are super deep. Even Rouge who I do feel is more grey area is still not a totally deep character. I don't necessarily think that's a bad thing. I like the characters for their personalities more than how serious they are TBH.
  30. 2 points
    Morning SSMB, and an extra happy birthday 🎂 to @Failinhearts! Finally it's the weekend so I plan to relax a little today and hopefully not stir up too much trouble. Shouldn't be too hard though since my most recent depressive episode has left me feeling introspective and wondering if I really know myself at all. Kind of weird feeling to have when you're 33 but it is what it is I guess.
  31. 2 points
    Seems that the allegations against Jim Cummings were proven false.
  32. 2 points
    Happy Birthday buddy, have a good one!
  33. 2 points
    So, I'm using spoiler tags for this, but maybe… IDK, the second test screening AMA ties into the first one, could be very well done research if it's fake, anyway, let's give it the benefit of the doubt:
  34. 2 points
    Eh, so what else is new? Penders routinely misunderstands/misrepresents these things in an effort to look more in the know than is. Doesn't change the fact that at the end of the day, he can't use anything of Sonic without heavily altering it, and more to the point? He STILL doesn't have anything to show for his efforts. Nor is he ever gonna have more than nothing at any point.
  35. 2 points
    Back from Detective Pikachu! A very enjoyable if not quite flawed experience that bears great potential!
  36. 2 points
    At the end of the trailer, when Carrey goes full Robotnik, I wonder if the color of his goggles are a visual reference to SatAM/AoStH. As we all know, In those cartoons, he had black eyes with red pupils. The goggles have the same color scheme.
  37. 2 points
    Iizuka's statement can basically be "Yeah, it sucks, we know, but it's not our fault this time!"
  38. 2 points
    Its probably like the Captain Marvel situation, DC didn't use it when they got it and the trademark expired allowing Marvel to step in and use the name and they have to publish something every few years to retain the trademark. So a name like Bunnie Rabbot would be available but the design and backstory wouldn't.
  39. 2 points

    IDW's Sonic the Hedgehog

    My ideal Sonic comic is basically a Sonic version of Usagi Yojimbo. By that I don't mean a Sonic comic that's set in 17th century Japan, but a comic that focuses on a wandering hero and a rotating supporting cast in mostly episodic adventures that sometimes tie in to larger underlying story arcs. We honestly do sort of have that now, but it's just super, super decompressed and repetitive. Not enough individual character-building stories and just these bland "season"-long arcs. The episodic and character-focused setup of the annual stories was refreshing, even if they weren't masterpieces.
  40. 2 points
  41. 2 points
    This comes off as a laughable attempt at trying to imply he has the right to use the Freedom Fighters in TL-SC however he chooses. "If SEGA don't use these characters, they've abandoned their rights to them therefore I can use them however I choose". Unfortunately, how the law works in Ken's make-believe land of fairies and him being a good writer, and how law works in reality are two very different concepts.
  42. 2 points
    Well, to be fair, no one accused the people involved in this of knowing what they're doing.
  43. 2 points
    Hmm. The ugly teeth are gone. And look, black eyes again! So maybe they are trying to pull classic fans back. His face has a slight cartoonish look, but there's still a bit of seriousness to it. Like he's not going to buck around with Eggman. Overall, a strong improvement.
  44. 2 points
    yes ''some'' nothing compared to how Sonic and general people reacted to Sonic's movie design.
  45. 2 points
    Yep. there are even reports of adults and children yelling how Sonic is ugly in the theater since the trailer is playing before the Pikachu detective movie. it also doesnt help that Pikachu detective movie has been much better received and they should have taken pointers from the Pokemon movie, since they brought in acteal pokemon fans and fan artist to work on the characters design and involved Nintendo/Pokemon Company with the movie every step of the way. Bonus: its in fact based LOOSELY on one of the Pokemon games too. Imagine that, a movie following the game's storyline. Wild.
  46. 2 points
    Probably because they all looked bad? You can't pull the "it's a meme" card on us dude when you're basically making fun of people who have been giving criticism of the design.
  47. 2 points
    If several people, including the creators of Sonic, several prolific members of the fanbase, and even a good chunk of people outside the fanbase, are telling you that your design is garbage, maybe the audience isn't the problem?
  48. 1 point
    Too bad there was nothing going on in the trailer people are supposed to be laughing at, so there's that.
  49. 1 point
  50. 1 point
    Just started playing Valkyria Chronicles. I'm less than an hour in so far, but it's fun. The cutscenes and artstyle are all very nicely done. I think I'm just always going to have a distaste for anime tropes (from character design, to dialogue, to story to "anime gasps" Etc) though...
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