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    The Deleter got a reaction from Sonictrainer in Sonic Live Action Movie Thread (Read OP for topic rules) "Gangsters Paradise is on Page 380)   
    Not to mention that caveat actually lends itself to the premise of the world quite well, in it's own way. Pokemon are supposed to be fantastical monsters of their world, so if a couple of them do look demented, gritty, or animalistic because of the added detail, it's of no detriment to their concept itself when you think about it. It just lends itself to a different contextualization of the same universe, technically.
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    The Deleter got a reaction from KHCast in Sonic Live Action Movie Thread (Read OP for topic rules) "Gangsters Paradise is on Page 380)   
    Not to mention that caveat actually lends itself to the premise of the world quite well, in it's own way. Pokemon are supposed to be fantastical monsters of their world, so if a couple of them do look demented, gritty, or animalistic because of the added detail, it's of no detriment to their concept itself when you think about it. It just lends itself to a different contextualization of the same universe, technically.
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    The Deleter got a reaction from Wordy in Sonic Live Action Movie Thread (Read OP for topic rules) "Gangsters Paradise is on Page 380)   
    Not to mention that caveat actually lends itself to the premise of the world quite well, in it's own way. Pokemon are supposed to be fantastical monsters of their world, so if a couple of them do look demented, gritty, or animalistic because of the added detail, it's of no detriment to their concept itself when you think about it. It just lends itself to a different contextualization of the same universe, technically.
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    The Deleter got a reaction from FFWF in Sonic Live Action Movie Thread (Read OP for topic rules) "Gangsters Paradise is on Page 380)   
    Not to mention that caveat actually lends itself to the premise of the world quite well, in it's own way. Pokemon are supposed to be fantastical monsters of their world, so if a couple of them do look demented, gritty, or animalistic because of the added detail, it's of no detriment to their concept itself when you think about it. It just lends itself to a different contextualization of the same universe, technically.
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    The Deleter got a reaction from lbyrd2 in Sonic Live Action Movie Thread (Read OP for topic rules) "Gangsters Paradise is on Page 380)   
    Not to mention that caveat actually lends itself to the premise of the world quite well, in it's own way. Pokemon are supposed to be fantastical monsters of their world, so if a couple of them do look demented, gritty, or animalistic because of the added detail, it's of no detriment to their concept itself when you think about it. It just lends itself to a different contextualization of the same universe, technically.
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    The Deleter got a reaction from DreamSaturn in Sonic Live Action Movie Thread (Read OP for topic rules) "Gangsters Paradise is on Page 380)   
    Not to mention that caveat actually lends itself to the premise of the world quite well, in it's own way. Pokemon are supposed to be fantastical monsters of their world, so if a couple of them do look demented, gritty, or animalistic because of the added detail, it's of no detriment to their concept itself when you think about it. It just lends itself to a different contextualization of the same universe, technically.
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    The Deleter got a reaction from Palette in Sonic Live Action Movie Thread (Read OP for topic rules) "Gangsters Paradise is on Page 380)   
    Not to mention that caveat actually lends itself to the premise of the world quite well, in it's own way. Pokemon are supposed to be fantastical monsters of their world, so if a couple of them do look demented, gritty, or animalistic because of the added detail, it's of no detriment to their concept itself when you think about it. It just lends itself to a different contextualization of the same universe, technically.
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    The Deleter got a reaction from Tarnish in Sonic Live Action Movie Thread (Read OP for topic rules) "Gangsters Paradise is on Page 380)   
    Not to mention that caveat actually lends itself to the premise of the world quite well, in it's own way. Pokemon are supposed to be fantastical monsters of their world, so if a couple of them do look demented, gritty, or animalistic because of the added detail, it's of no detriment to their concept itself when you think about it. It just lends itself to a different contextualization of the same universe, technically.
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    The Deleter got a reaction from Zaysho in Sonic Live Action Movie Thread (Read OP for topic rules) "Gangsters Paradise is on Page 380)   
    Not to mention that caveat actually lends itself to the premise of the world quite well, in it's own way. Pokemon are supposed to be fantastical monsters of their world, so if a couple of them do look demented, gritty, or animalistic because of the added detail, it's of no detriment to their concept itself when you think about it. It just lends itself to a different contextualization of the same universe, technically.
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    The Deleter got a reaction from Plasme in Team Sonic Racing Overdrive (Part 2 Out Now)   
    Yeah idk, these shorts are all in good fun and the fun to be had with them is great, even the obligatory meme faces, but I got a nagging feeling in the back of my head that this sorta showcases, at least for me, that the cast just doesn't work as well in pantomime situations as they did in Mania Adventures. Not in this animation/storytelling style, at least.
    When one of the Adventures characters stands still for a while, or makes a dorky, scrunched up face, alright, they come off as adorable, it works. When Overdrive characters do the same, it feels somewhat off, dorky in a less endearing way, and kinda hollow in a way. It makes for a much less endearing short where the entire idea is to be endearing, but it also feels like it raises fundamental differences between what the two styles can offer in terms of entertainment.
    It could probably just be the animation and pacing in general, though. The main thing that carries over well is Knuckles' exaggerated expressions, that stuff was all great. They all feel like the only "emotion" that really translate well to these shorts without feeling tepid, in all honestly. Maybe the cast and animation just needs to be a touch more exaggerated or energetic for them to work?
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    The Deleter reacted to Tornado in Team Sonic Racing Overdrive (Part 2 Out Now)   
    As loathe as I am to admit it, I have to agree. Even the comedic timing was pretty off in places; as if it was relying on the overdone reactions to sell a missed punchline. Whole thing came off as some sort of Family Guy equivalent to the sketches they had done to this point.
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    The Deleter got a reaction from UltraGizmo64 in Sonic Live Action Movie Thread (Read OP for topic rules) "Gangsters Paradise is on Page 380)   
    Stuff like this really highlights how important Sonic's silhouette is to the design, imo. When every blade is crafted to run flat and parallel to the others, it looks jagged and great, whereas the more three-dimensional rigidity or freedom there is... it just looks like a starfish head at most angles. Strange at best, and gross at worst.
    ... That applies to the entire comparison we have here, of course, but still. :V Just something that this comparison really highlights well in my eyes, at least.
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    The Deleter got a reaction from lbyrd2 in Sonic Live Action Movie Thread (Read OP for topic rules) "Gangsters Paradise is on Page 380)   
    Stuff like this really highlights how important Sonic's silhouette is to the design, imo. When every blade is crafted to run flat and parallel to the others, it looks jagged and great, whereas the more three-dimensional rigidity or freedom there is... it just looks like a starfish head at most angles. Strange at best, and gross at worst.
    ... That applies to the entire comparison we have here, of course, but still. :V Just something that this comparison really highlights well in my eyes, at least.
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    The Deleter got a reaction from FFWF in Sonic Live Action Movie Thread (Read OP for topic rules) "Gangsters Paradise is on Page 380)   
    Stuff like this really highlights how important Sonic's silhouette is to the design, imo. When every blade is crafted to run flat and parallel to the others, it looks jagged and great, whereas the more three-dimensional rigidity or freedom there is... it just looks like a starfish head at most angles. Strange at best, and gross at worst.
    ... That applies to the entire comparison we have here, of course, but still. :V Just something that this comparison really highlights well in my eyes, at least.
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    The Deleter reacted to Wraith in Sonic Live Action Movie Thread (Read OP for topic rules) "Gangsters Paradise is on Page 380)   
    A big strong Sonic that could keep me safe sounds..pretty alright. Sounds alright
    Throw in an Elise subplot and get that Bumblebee money
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    The Deleter got a reaction from Scritch the Cat in Sonic Live Action Movie Thread (Read OP for topic rules) "Gangsters Paradise is on Page 380)   
    On one hand, the face on it's own is probably the best outcome I could see happening, so that's... alright, I guess. No bug eyes, hallelujah!
    On the other hand

    Oh

    Oh no
     
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    The Deleter reacted to The Tenth Doctor in Sonic Live Action Movie Thread (Read OP for topic rules) "Gangsters Paradise is on Page 380)   
    NEVER DO THIS. Have you not heard of what happened in DMC when people complained about Dante's hair changing, they made a joke about it in the game and it really pissed people off more.
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    The Deleter reacted to Diogenes in In Defence of Infinite   
    See now in the right context I'd absolutely love that. That's basically Majora's Mask in a nutshell and I fucking love it there. But MM is fully aware of that, Skull Kid being just a hurt child lashing out with power beyond his control is the whole point, but Infinite is meant to be taken entirely seriously and basically entirely unsympathetically.
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    The Deleter got a reaction from Jovahexeon Ogilvie Maurice in Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (Lord & Miller, 2018)   
    I got pretty worried about how this movie would end up after so many Spider-people were revealed, but holy CRAP this movie blew my expectations out of the water
    Miles' origin story is the full focus of the story, which Wraith already summed up pretty well, but I wasn't expecting the movie to go that hard into the story, considering *everything* the movie was already dealing with, multiple spidermen, alternate dimensions, and whatnot. Everything feeds into the arc, everything, and it's downright insane how they packed all the elements together to weave his story like that. Villains that looked like they were throwaway fanservice from the outset, (I'm not familiar with the comics so I dunno if that twist was anticipated or not, but I let out an audible "WHOA" when I looked up and saw it in the theater) Peter B. Parker's entire role contributing to the origin rather than taking away like I feared it might, the alternate spiderpeople all feeding into the theme of expectations and pressure in his story - pretty much anything that could be potentially detracting from the point of the movie just... doesn't happen, or is so touch-and-go it never feels like it's lost focus of what it's about at all, or moves on to something more interesting once the origin has pretty much been "established".
    Unfortunately I wasn't really in the best disposition/situation to really absorb the movie or anything, so I haven't really had the chance for it to really resonate with me yet... but man am I impressed by how well they pulled this specific angle off while coexisting with the entire multiverse gimmick, even if I wasn't able to be particularly engrossed by it. Easily the best Spiderman movie of the lot with how tightly the story is told and conveyed. Easily.
    Some spoilery thoughts on the side as well, but
     
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    The Deleter got a reaction from Miragnarok in Mania/Classic series and the lack of characters   
    I mean by all accounts Pontac and Graff were Sonic Team's actual effort to care and curate the writing of the series towards their intended demographic. They actually reached out to hire them while, iirc, the rest of the series' script writers were internal and already working on other areas of the games in some way.
    Just turns out that... demographic wasn't exactly what people were hoping they'd aim for...
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    The Deleter reacted to Wraith in Is the lack of "alternate gameplay" the only reason why people liked Colors at first?   
    I think it's unfortunate that all the hand-wringing and debate about whether Sonic Colors's praise was earned or not has shrouded that it's a perfectly servicable slice of platformer in it's own right. Right from the word "go" it is straight up surreal to play a Sonic game with that level of polish. Glitches and bugs usually come easy to me even in the "better" Sonic games but not that. This is partially because the mechanics are so reigned in, but it's not really a bad idea to go back and learn to walk before you try to run.
     The game has a fun and unique aesthetic and gameplay that works and is fun enough. There's some light platforming, puzzle solving and reaction based challenges that are all satisfying to do but lean way too far on the easy and shallow side for my liking. Still, the thing you have to accept about games is that most people aren't really looking for difficulty. Something that feels breezy and satisfying to play is gonna sit just fine with most people. 
    It's a solid and polished but everything about it's core mechanics feels like it's been done already. From my experience the people who are less kind toward this game have been playing platformers their whole lives, so there's not much to get out of this one if you're a more experienced player. No matter how sloppy or poorly executed any of the previous Sonic games were there was pretty much a guarantee it'd feel unique. 

    It's nothing groundbreaking, but it's important to remember that the game wasn't actually treated as groundbreaking by most of the people who played it back when it came out. It even had a fairly negative review that Sonic fans were incredibly hostile toward. It had a sort of rep as some holy savior inside the fanbase but I think most people agree that was kind of a mistake. I legitimately think that poisoned the well of discussion on this game. There's an eagerness for Sonic to be accepted by the mainstream gaming community and this was one of a few games to actually break that threshold. On a Nintendo exclusive system no less. People got a little excited and overhyped the game IMO. The annoying thing about overhype is that it comes with pushback: takedowns laced with unwarranted aggression.
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    The Deleter got a reaction from UltraGizmo64 in Sonic Live Action Movie Thread (Read OP for topic rules) "Gangsters Paradise is on Page 380)   
    OOTS failed because it was a sequel to a blockbuster action movie that had no substance. These movies do well with how much they grab the audience's attention, and whether they would go waste a Friday with friends to watch it as "this week's movie" or not. If they already know the series has nothing going for it from the first one, they're probably not going to follow up for a sequel, either.
    Transformers was the exact opposite case. Despite the writing and designs that most fans weren't happy about, the movie absolutely nailed the appeal of giant alien transforming robots with Spielberg's inspiration, and back in 2007, the Cgi on display was absolutely mind-blowing. Michael Bay made the right call with style over substance, and the general audience went to see it in droves.
    People wanted to see it. People wanted more. And as time went on, they got and watched more... Until they got bored with them, and started seeing through how useless the movies ended up with this direction.
    For a blockbuster movie to succeed, the trailers and movie itself have to hook the audience with something impressive/engaging. And even in the best case scenario in my head for a Sonic-centric movie, with a budget at least high enough to create a few key CGI scenes and action sequences... Sonic is facing a reeeeaaally steep uphill battle on this one.
    And that's best case scenario. If it's a small-scale action movie with "a heart of gold", I guarentee it'll be DoA.
     
     
    Now if it were marketed as a kids movie like Alvin and the Chipmunks, on the other hand...
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    The Deleter reacted to Ryannumber1gamer in Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (Lord & Miller, 2018)   
    This movie is a sheer anomaly.
    There should've been so much wrong with this movie. There's too many villains, there's so many Spider-Men with different origins and different stories. There's this whole plot about the multiverse itself being ripped open, it's another Sony Spidey movie trying desperately to start up another cinematic universe...
    Yet it is so perfect in nearly every single conceivable notion. 
    I absolutely loved this movie on first showing. I was hyped beyond belief for this movie, to the point of diving into catching up on Ultimate Spider-Man (the original Bendis run with Peter Parker) in anticipation. I fully expected to go in having been overhyped and being somewhat disappointed, only for the reviews to come out - being insanely high. Then I got to see the movie myself and I frankly think it's downright the best Spidey movie out there, not only blowing the other movies completely out of the water, but also providing a grounded and good story that rivals quite a lot of the famous comic stories. 
    There's so much more I could talk about, but I feel like everyone else above said it a whole lot better than I could. All I can say is I loved this movie. It is not only my favourite Spider-Man movie, it might actually be my favourite comic-book movie to date, and it ranks pretty damn high on my favourite animated movies list as well. I can't wait to get the chance to see this movie again, and I really hope we see a sequel to it. 
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    The Deleter got a reaction from UltraGizmo64 in Sonic Live Action Movie Thread (Read OP for topic rules) "Gangsters Paradise is on Page 380)   
    It's so ridiculous to keep saying a realistic design has to be used to work, when the best case scenario - that early concept poster design - is still unbelievably cartoony to the same extent of the game design, from the sheer nature of Sonic's core anatomy.
    You can't make Sonic believable. Only supplant detail onto him and try to convince yourself it's more realistic than the alternative. Sonic, as an anthropomorphic "hedgehog", just isn't anywhere close to something you can look at and say, "... Yeah, that looks believable..." It's still a bugs bunny type of character running around in the real world as if it's people.
     
    It's even worse when you realize film as an industry has always been heavily into altering reality itself to fit in with their own aesthetics and visions of their own reality. Gritty movies get darkened lenses and film run down alleyways to increase the hard boiled edge, saccharine movies use brightening techniques and warm locals, and sci-fi uses lens flares left and right and otherworldly landscapes to emphasize the sci-fi-ness of it all. Live action movies aren't necissarily beholden to what is realistic and what is reality; they have the power to mold it, and they do.
    So you'd think... A movie with a completely unbelievable cartoon protagonist, would mold reality around the unbelievable character, who's features thrive on a lack of detail and logic, and not the other way around. Rather than using a softening effect or picking and choosing which props, locals, and sets to use to blend the two together a tad better, they double down hard on the realism to the point where every spine has to be individual, every appendage has to have muscle mass, and the body has to be in line with how an actual human body is shaped and works. Because that works better, for some reason...
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    The Deleter got a reaction from UltraGizmo64 in Sonic Live Action Movie Thread (Read OP for topic rules) "Gangsters Paradise is on Page 380)   
    No matter what, as long as the final design doesn't have actual Hedgehog-esque eyes, it's better than what I'm expecting, lol
    Still though, that's definitely no where near what the final design looks like. His face and eyes match Sonic's typical round design, rather than the concave Hedgehog-esque fur pattern going on in the final version, the head is waaaay smaller than the final version, (and better for it tbh) there are four spikes along the side instead of three, the nose isn't as pointy as it should be, and the fur pattern, from what we can tell of it, doesn't match up, either.
    Either way I keep looking back at the original poster and my eyes keep straying back to the gumball eyes and mouth areas, and I really can't see it ending up any differently than what I see in my head, so I definitely am not convinced it'll be anything less of a disaster yet. This mock up was before the new writers took over, as well; who knows what kind of an effect that had on the direction at the end of the day...
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