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    Badnik Mechanic got a reaction from MidoChaosHedgehog in Sonic Live Action Movie Thread (Read OP for topic rules) "Trailer 2 on Page 482)   
    So... Yeah my thoughts on this. Also all my examples and references can be found in my video on the trailer... I'm not capping and uploading individual images for this. So check out the video for examples of what I'm talking about.

    This trailer feels like a click-bait thumbnail for a misleading video in many ways. Now... Yes the design is light years ahead of ManHog. Yes the trailer is fun, it's exciting and will please a lot of people.
    But that isn't the movie. The movie isn't a series of small moments like this... it's a feature length movie.
     
    And if you look at trailer 1 and compare what was in that, which isn't in this...
    * The military scenes are almost gone. 
    * The Generals are gone.
    * Toms girlfriend is almost gone.
    * The awful dialogue from before has been cut out.
     
    Buuuut... Most of that is still in and still is the movie. 
    Even what was poor before is still poor now. Jim Carrey's performance is not good, it's his 'doing it for a pay-cheque' performance that we've seen before. His costume is still generic black coat man, the badniks are just generic drones which look like toys you find in a gadget shop... Which makes no sense, even the first trailer makes out that Eggman is this crazy eccentric who can't really be trusted... So go all out with it, make it so that he designs robots that look like creatures instead of generic robots.
    Some of the VFX isn't finished and looks really poor (check out the scene in Sonic's home, some of the VFX is really bad, note the tyre that Sonic stands on when he plays ping pong).
     
    The design looks better, maybe even great... But the movie?
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    Badnik Mechanic got a reaction from Blue Blood in Sonic Live Action Movie Thread (Read OP for topic rules) "Trailer 2 on Page 482)   
    So... Yeah my thoughts on this. Also all my examples and references can be found in my video on the trailer... I'm not capping and uploading individual images for this. So check out the video for examples of what I'm talking about.

    This trailer feels like a click-bait thumbnail for a misleading video in many ways. Now... Yes the design is light years ahead of ManHog. Yes the trailer is fun, it's exciting and will please a lot of people.
    But that isn't the movie. The movie isn't a series of small moments like this... it's a feature length movie.
     
    And if you look at trailer 1 and compare what was in that, which isn't in this...
    * The military scenes are almost gone. 
    * The Generals are gone.
    * Toms girlfriend is almost gone.
    * The awful dialogue from before has been cut out.
     
    Buuuut... Most of that is still in and still is the movie. 
    Even what was poor before is still poor now. Jim Carrey's performance is not good, it's his 'doing it for a pay-cheque' performance that we've seen before. His costume is still generic black coat man, the badniks are just generic drones which look like toys you find in a gadget shop... Which makes no sense, even the first trailer makes out that Eggman is this crazy eccentric who can't really be trusted... So go all out with it, make it so that he designs robots that look like creatures instead of generic robots.
    Some of the VFX isn't finished and looks really poor (check out the scene in Sonic's home, some of the VFX is really bad, note the tyre that Sonic stands on when he plays ping pong).
     
    The design looks better, maybe even great... But the movie?
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    Badnik Mechanic got a reaction from McGroose in Night of The Living Tails Doll - Live Action Sonic Themed B-Movie   
    So for this years Halloween I wanted to make something a little different, I decided to make a live action spooky short movie. 
     
     
    Night of the Living Tails Doll starts off as a typical youtube unboxing video, but then as the sun goes down, the plush comes to live and looks for it's next victim. 
     
    This is the first time I've attempted to make a short film like this, normally I just film 'presenting' style hence why the lighting isn't amazing at one point.
    The short was filmed over a number of nights during October and 1 week in September for the daytime scenes.
     
    In terms of production values (LOL!), I more or less filmed every scene on my own, there are 1 or 2 shots where I had to ask a 2nd person to either hold a light or move the camera where it was impossible for me to do so without building some elaborate contraption to pull off the intended effect.
     
    So I hope you enjoy this, and hey it's a live action Sonic movie that you don't have to pay for!
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    Badnik Mechanic got a reaction from Indigo Rush in Night of The Living Tails Doll - Live Action Sonic Themed B-Movie   
    So for this years Halloween I wanted to make something a little different, I decided to make a live action spooky short movie. 
     
     
    Night of the Living Tails Doll starts off as a typical youtube unboxing video, but then as the sun goes down, the plush comes to live and looks for it's next victim. 
     
    This is the first time I've attempted to make a short film like this, normally I just film 'presenting' style hence why the lighting isn't amazing at one point.
    The short was filmed over a number of nights during October and 1 week in September for the daytime scenes.
     
    In terms of production values (LOL!), I more or less filmed every scene on my own, there are 1 or 2 shots where I had to ask a 2nd person to either hold a light or move the camera where it was impossible for me to do so without building some elaborate contraption to pull off the intended effect.
     
    So I hope you enjoy this, and hey it's a live action Sonic movie that you don't have to pay for!
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    Badnik Mechanic got a reaction from The Tenth Doctor in Night of The Living Tails Doll - Live Action Sonic Themed B-Movie   
    So for this years Halloween I wanted to make something a little different, I decided to make a live action spooky short movie. 
     
     
    Night of the Living Tails Doll starts off as a typical youtube unboxing video, but then as the sun goes down, the plush comes to live and looks for it's next victim. 
     
    This is the first time I've attempted to make a short film like this, normally I just film 'presenting' style hence why the lighting isn't amazing at one point.
    The short was filmed over a number of nights during October and 1 week in September for the daytime scenes.
     
    In terms of production values (LOL!), I more or less filmed every scene on my own, there are 1 or 2 shots where I had to ask a 2nd person to either hold a light or move the camera where it was impossible for me to do so without building some elaborate contraption to pull off the intended effect.
     
    So I hope you enjoy this, and hey it's a live action Sonic movie that you don't have to pay for!
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    Badnik Mechanic got a reaction from tailsBOOM! in Team Sonic Racing: Instruction Manual   
    Old post but...
    I'd say the manual isn't trolling.
    The game was made by Sumo Digital and they normally do put stories into their games and have a lot of story elements planned even if they don't make it to the final release.
     
    Case in point would be Sega Superstars Tennis which did have a story written up for it, but I don't think it was ever released.
    ASRT also had a ton of creative assets cut from the game just a few months before release (a completely alternative sticker set and other graphics for a few things). Some of these did get released but not very well documented.
    So whoever wrote the manual probably was working off a older brief which got changed mid development.
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    Badnik Mechanic got a reaction from Strong Guy in The History of the Sonic Mascot Costume   
    I actually managed to find some video of this costume. It's extremely brief and it great quality.
    But it seems the Knuckles costume was used at some of the old Sega roadshows and would often be used at the more big profile one.
    One show in particular was the BBC Radio One Summer Roadshow event. 
    3 of the Sega busses turned up to that one including the Sonic, Tails and Knuckles mascot, the brief clip shows them dancing on stage. 
     
    I really need to get around to doing the 2nd sonic mascot vid.
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    Badnik Mechanic got a reaction from Myst in Terminator: Dark Fate (Paramount's 'other' movie)   
    It's also looking a lot more like that leaked plot was accurate. Connor is dead =/
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    Badnik Mechanic got a reaction from Nina Cortex Jovahexeon in Terminator: Dark Fate (Paramount's 'other' movie)   
    So the movie is out this week (UK). And there are a few reviews out.
    Basically, the French media got the wrong embargo date, so a lot of reviews from french sources... and the movie was shown at a Surprise screening yesterday, so a bunch of thoughts from that...
    There be LOADS of spoilers ahead.
     
     
    So the one thing which keep popping up and this has my alarm bells ringing... The movie is being compared A LOT to the Force awakens, in that it feels like a re-telling of Terminator 1 and 2 in order to set up a new storyline. 
    So I hope this is a case of a re-telling like how Predators was a re-telling/sequel of the original Predator, and not a Force Awakens style of sequel/retelling.
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    Badnik Mechanic got a reaction from Legendary Emerald in Sonic X Reboot Topic   
    So it would need to include everything you said it shouldnt then?
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    Badnik Mechanic got a reaction from Indigo Rush in Sonic Live Action Movie Thread (Read OP for topic rules) "Trailer 2 on Page 482)   
    I know this is my own tweet but...
     
    This is the biggest issue for me.
    EVERYTHING in this trailer, could be taken out, put into it's own movie and be an original item. Everything is so generic it feels like it was reject scraps from another movie or franchise. 
    Nothing about this movie says 'This is my identity'.
    There was one exception.
    The post credit sequence they used in the trailer, that was the most interesting part of the trailer when they showed mushroom Hill and they still messed up how it should look.
    It's so generic that I can't think of much else to say on it.
    I'm at a loss at why some people here think it has it's own identity because everything looked like it came from a catalogue of generic action movie.
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    Badnik Mechanic got a reaction from Indigo Rush in Sonic Live Action Movie Thread (Read OP for topic rules) "Trailer 2 on Page 482)   
    That was absolutely awful.
     
    Requesting topic lock.
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    Badnik Mechanic got a reaction from MainJP in Does Sonic still have his powers and skills from the past   
    This is why everybody needs to subscribe and click the bell on my YouTube channel =p
     
    But to address the topic. 
    It's not just powers and skills, there's also some personality traits, like apparently Sonic is a keen reader, whilst we rarely see this in the games, in the wider official media we certainly do see it.
    What I think happens is that... As time passes by, some people at Sega who don't directly work on the games, know and have seen that certain characters have certain powers and abilities as well as traits, they still believe these are active today, so when they get quizzed on 'how should Sonic be' they say "Well there's this... this and a this..." not knowing it's been retconned or just no longer used.
    Would explain a lot of the dialogue that the statue at Tokyo Joypolis says.
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    Badnik Mechanic got a reaction from Milo in Sonic Forces Impressions   
    Well I once asked Tim Spencer this in a bar once.
    "So I imagine this happens a lot when people make a game, the developers are told 'OK, we are making a game, it is going to be like this, it will do this, and it will do this. Everybody please work on this.'
    In the corner, sat perfectly still, is a clown, and the leader of the project says 'everybody, ignore the clown, do not do anything that the clown tells you'
    For months, the team works on the game, they get it working really well... then all of a sudden the clown yells
    "COMBAT MECHANICS! PLATFORM MECHANICS! BONUS FEATURES!"
    Everybody stops what they're doing and does what the clown says.
    The game is released and the project leader says... I thought I told you people to ignore the clown?"
     
    He looked at me and said.
     
    "You're wrong, there are multiple clowns"
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    Badnik Mechanic got a reaction from DaddlerTheDalek in Sonic Live Action Movie Thread (Read OP for topic rules) "Trailer 2 on Page 482)   
    Oh hey it's me...

    And this is me too!
     
    This is the cinema twitter account by the way.

    https://twitter.com/ShowcaseUS
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    Badnik Mechanic got a reaction from Fire-N-Space in Sonic Monopoly   
    So... I wasn't going to post my vid here but I accidentally improved the board image and you can clearly see the enitre board!
    I too struggled to see the entire board. For some reason zooming in via a web browser or even image tools blurs the image and its hard to make out even the bottom of the board...
    However... for some reason. After I rendered the vid, the sections where I zoom in is by using the pan tool on my video editor, and after rendering I realised thid had not reduced the image quality!
    So you can now clearly make out all the zones and even the boss cards!
     
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    Badnik Mechanic got a reaction from Nestor in Sonic Monopoly   
    So... I wasn't going to post my vid here but I accidentally improved the board image and you can clearly see the enitre board!
    I too struggled to see the entire board. For some reason zooming in via a web browser or even image tools blurs the image and its hard to make out even the bottom of the board...
    However... for some reason. After I rendered the vid, the sections where I zoom in is by using the pan tool on my video editor, and after rendering I realised thid had not reduced the image quality!
    So you can now clearly make out all the zones and even the boss cards!
     
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    Badnik Mechanic got a reaction from MainJP in Sonic Monopoly   
    So... I wasn't going to post my vid here but I accidentally improved the board image and you can clearly see the enitre board!
    I too struggled to see the entire board. For some reason zooming in via a web browser or even image tools blurs the image and its hard to make out even the bottom of the board...
    However... for some reason. After I rendered the vid, the sections where I zoom in is by using the pan tool on my video editor, and after rendering I realised thid had not reduced the image quality!
    So you can now clearly make out all the zones and even the boss cards!
     
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    Badnik Mechanic got a reaction from Blueknight V2.0 in Sonic Live Action Movie Thread (Read OP for topic rules) "Trailer 2 on Page 482)   
    Oh hey it's me...

    And this is me too!
     
    This is the cinema twitter account by the way.

    https://twitter.com/ShowcaseUS
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    Badnik Mechanic got a reaction from MidoChaosHedgehog in Even Yuji Naka didnt want a cutesy funny Sonic   
    I'm a third year computer science student who has studied 2D graphics and 3D graphics.
    I have no clue what the term 'lazy graphics' means.
    Edit: I just googled it... nobody has ever used it, even google scholar is stumped.
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    Badnik Mechanic got a reaction from MidoChaosHedgehog in Even Yuji Naka didnt want a cutesy funny Sonic   
    The following are PS1 games of the same genre within a similar environment.

    They look like a PS1 game in that they are set in a green stage. 
     
    Is that what you meant?
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    Badnik Mechanic got a reaction from Razule in Is the fanbase as large and as active today as it was 10-15 years ago?   
    The fanbase is still pretty large.
    But people just don't use forums or the old methods of hanging out anymore.
    It's all discord servers, specialist Facebook groups and reddit these days.
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    Badnik Mechanic got a reaction from Indigo Rush in Is the fanbase as large and as active today as it was 10-15 years ago?   
    The fanbase is still pretty large.
    But people just don't use forums or the old methods of hanging out anymore.
    It's all discord servers, specialist Facebook groups and reddit these days.
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    Badnik Mechanic got a reaction from Plasme in Is the fanbase as large and as active today as it was 10-15 years ago?   
    The fanbase is still pretty large.
    But people just don't use forums or the old methods of hanging out anymore.
    It's all discord servers, specialist Facebook groups and reddit these days.
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