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I gotta say, as a defender of this movie (and I still am, it looks fun) I am genuinely surprised at the downvotes this is getting on YouTube. I thought outside of the superfans most people would just see a fun movie trailer and enjoy it. So either the general public thinks it looks shit too, or there are far more Sonic fans unhappy with this out there than I previously thought.

Either way, I have been proven wrong.

For me though it's non-canon Sonic fun, and I am looking forward to seeing Sonic on the big screen. The design of Sonic is fucking hidious but the action sequences look cool and Jim Carrey is great. I look forward to this.

In a world where shit like Sonic Underground and '06 exist, this is far from the worst thing to happen to this franchise lol.

For the people who think it looks shite (and I get that too), let's hope it's at least successful enough for Paramount to realise the potential this franchise has, and have another, more game-accurate attempt at a movie the next year.

I think it will be a fun movie though, and I'll be there opening night with a big bag of beers and a big smile on my face!

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I mean, I might be what some people consider a "classic purist" (whatever the hell that means) and definitely have a preference for sonic. But this is fine. This entire project has grown on me since we saw the jacked version of sonic months ago (and i hated that).

I just never expected this to be modern sonic or classic sonic, or really anything except the bare bones of the character and his personality. It really doesn't matter to me because it's not like the source material itself is morphing into this. It's an adaptation. I'll have fun with it as long as the plot isnt terrible and Ben Schwartz does a good VA and carrey is decent. And I'll still have my videogames the way I like them.....well....that's another conversation but you get the idea....

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11 minutes ago, Dr Ryan said:

For the people who think it looks shite (and I get that too), let's hope it's at least successful enough for Paramount to realise the potential this franchise has, and have another, more game-accurate attempt at a movie the next year.

I think it will be a fun movie though, and I'll be there opening night with a big bag of beers and a big smile on my face!

Can I say no thanks to that prospect, and just hope they don’t continue making below average sequels period that continue doing the bare minimum to make easy cash? Paramount aren’t doing wonders in my eyes to the franchise 

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10 minutes ago, Sean said:

Deleted some posts containing screencaps of someone (off forum) spouting offensive language to a movie fan. We're aware that there are people like this on the internet so no need to draw further attention to them.

Sorry, just want people to know that don't harass and mock people over an movie. It's not going to make anything better. If you like the movie, that's cool, but don't just do that. It's rude. Just respect people's opinions about the movie. It's simple.

Anyway, won't make an post similar to that again.  So, I apologize for that.

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47 minutes ago, Tarnish said:

Then let me ask you this: what were decisions SEGA/Sonic Team made regarding Sonic that you were opposed to? (If any..)

Because I used to be like you: since the franchise started out so promising, I used to think everything with Sonic's name on it must be gold and I wanted to experience all of it. But then sadly reality started to sink in that "Actually..a lot of this is garbage..why am I wasting my time on this?".

Shadow the Hedgehog and the whole setup of Sonic Lost World. From jump, I knew it wasn't going to turn out that well when I saw the trailer. 

Other than Shadow & Lost World, I can't really say I've hated any choices they've made before seeing the final product 

 

That being said, like Dr. Ryan I feel like I may have been wrong about the movie. It's obviously not just fans who hate what they're seeing anymore. I still hope this turns out for the best 

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My friends who don't know anything about Sonic think it looks awful too. My best friend who hates Sonic thinks it looks horrible, but then he hates Sonic so what do you expect.

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1 minute ago, PeterPancake said:

That being said, like Dr. Ryan I feel like I may have been wrong about the movie. It's obviously not just fans who hate what they're seeing anymore. I still hope this turns out for the best 

I hate to say it, because I actually admire that you've kept to your optimism in the face of such violent opposition, but sorry, we all knew this was going to be awful from the beginning. Sonic in live action is just not going to work, and especially the way they are doing it here.

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30 minutes ago, Dr Ryan said:

I gotta say, as a defender of this movie (and I still am, it looks fun) I am genuinely surprised at the downvotes this is getting on YouTube. I thought outside of the superfans most people would just see a fun movie trailer and enjoy it. So either the general public thinks it looks shit too, or there are far more Sonic fans unhappy with this out there than I previously thought.

You must not spend much time on Twitter then. The general public has been savaging this movie every time something new about it drops.

Edit: I've also seen it compared to the Mario Bros movie a lot, which I feel is being tremendously unfair to the Mario Bros movie.

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5 minutes ago, KHCast said:

I mean...it wasn’t just sonic fans complaining before. 😕

No, but the internet complains about everything all the time lol. It can be hard to tell what is legitimate criticism and what is just people who've never created anything in their life complaining about because they bored or because it gets views/hits/upvotes/whatever it is internet people crave.

 

@CleverSonicUsername tagging you in to respond to your previous post!

 

 

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2 minutes ago, CleverSonicUsername said:

...which I feel is being tremendously unfair to the Mario Bros movie.

It totally is, BUT BUT BUT...if at least Takashi Iizuka ends up liking the movie more than some other lesser adaptation then it'll end up in the same boat as the Mario Bros. Movie.

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If SEGA were tell us that they've decided this is the new direction of sonic going forward, I would completely understand all of the negativity coming from the fanbase. But this is something completely separate that i dont have to interact with, except to decide if I like the acting, the plot, the special effects, etc. This is not going to be sonic going forward or serve as the basis of the games, so what does it matter? Either you actually find it enjoyable or dont, you're not losing anything but 10 bucks. For contrast, Sonic 06 was fully intended to be the foundation of the series going forward before it released, so that direction was completely worth getting up in arms about. And then they abandoned it and went to modern sonic, and things were better.

This risks nothing for us fans. Either see it or dont. Your concerns should really be more with sonic team (or what's left of it). They control sonic's future in terms of the products you actually want. This has no bearing on that at all, it's just a cash grab that you either take or leave.

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2 minutes ago, UpCDownCLeftCRightC said:

If SEGA were tell us that they've decided this is the new direction of sonic going forward, I would completely understand all of the negativity coming from the fanbase. But this is something completely separate that i dont have to interact with, except to decide if I like the acting, the plot, the special effects, etc. This is not going to be sonic going forward or serve as the basis of the games, so what does it matter? Either you actually find it enjoyable or dont, you're not losing anything but 10 bucks. For contrast, Sonic 06 was fully intended to be the foundation of the series going forward before it released, so that direction was completely worth getting up in arms about. And then they abandoned it and went to modern sonic, and things were better.

This risks nothing for us fans. Either see it or dont. Your concerns should really be more with sonic team (or what's left of it). They control sonic's future in terms of the products you actually want. This has no bearing on that at all, it's just a cash grab that you either take or leave.

It's possible to be concerned about Sonic Team and point out Paramount's incredible failings with this film simultaneously. 

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2 minutes ago, Tracker_TD said:

It's possible to be concerned about Sonic Team and point out Paramount's incredible failings with this film simultaneously. 

They're incredible failings if your bar was for sonic to fit your (and probably mine) specific vision of him. This just doesnt influence that. All we need to really be doing here is hoping the movie isnt a trainwreck, that's it.

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1 minute ago, UpCDownCLeftCRightC said:

They're incredible failings if your bar was for sonic to fit your (and probably mine) specific vision of him. This just doesnt influence that. All we need to really be doing here is hoping the movie isnt a trainwreck, that's it.

It's not about fitting a specific vision, it's about fitting any kind of vision that isn't nigh-bootleg tier.

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14 minutes ago, CleverSonicUsername said:

Edit: I've also seen it compared to the Mario Bros movie a lot, which I feel is being tremendously unfair to the Mario Bros movie.

If nothing else the Mario movie was at least interestingly bizarre in its choices of how to represent the series. With the Sonic movie so far, what isn't bad is just dull.

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2 minutes ago, Diogenes said:

If nothing else the Mario movie was at least interestingly bizarre in its choices of how to represent the series. With the Sonic movie so far, what isn't bad is just dull.

Yeah, the Mario movie has such an unconventional take, but it sticks to it. Its world is dripping with its own personality, and it's pretty charming to boot. People have started to come around on it in recent years, and rightfully so.

I don't think the same can be said for Sonic. They did a Smurfs. They Alvin and Chipmunked it. They did the bear minimum of taking these characters and putting them in "the real world," and that's really not enough. Look at Detective Pikachu, a movie I think looks like a carnival of horrors, but at least they're also going for it, and the reaction couldn't be more night and day between it and Sonic.

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With this franchise I've learned to have not have any sort of expectations at all because Sega, and particularly Sonic Team move in eradict, unpredictable ways.

But you don't really have to have any sort of expectations to know when something sucks. I can go into any resturant, not any one in particular, and know when I'm being served shit on a plate.

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10 minutes ago, Tracker_TD said:

It's not about fitting a specific vision, it's about fitting any kind of vision that isn't nigh-bootleg tier.

It seems like we'll disagree here. I dont think its bootleg tier. Definitely not amazing or close to D. Pikachu, but sonic himself is such a interesting and fun concept of a character that this trailer does enough for me., and hasnt butchered the concept. This seems ok and that's fine. 

Again, this is my view. I come to this series for the unique classic gameplay (and visual style in the games) experience it provides. If I can get any other enjoyment out of it that doesnt conflict with that, I'm good.

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