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17 hours ago, Polkadi~☆ said:

Before there's even some response that elicits that I do not like the movie on some simplistic factors, I accepted Sonic Boom wholeheartedly, and thought that Sonic Forces would turn out well.

At least with Sonic Boom, I still got Sonic vibes. At least it was established early on by SEGA that this was a separate canon/branch of the franchise, so it wasn't going to be exactly like main series Sonic. And, at least with Sonic Forces, it felt like a Sonic game to me. Obviously it's up for debate whether it's a good game or not, but still, it feels like a game that would make sense in the Sonic canon/universe.

This movie? I still don't know what it's supposed to be. Honestly, if you took out Sonic himself and replaced him with any other character, the movie wouldn't really feel all that different. There's nothing about this movie that gives me a Sonic vibe. At all. It comes off to me as a generic family-friendly comedy film and nothing more. Why? The Sonic universe has so much life, personality and charm. How do you ignore all that and create...this? I just don't understand it.

I think that's what is the most frustrating about this. The movie didn't have to be like this. It just needed a little love and passion behind it. Don't get me wrong. I'm sure everyone put a lot of time, hard work and effort into making this. But there's a difference between making a Sonic movie because you love Sonic, and making a Sonic movie because you can. And it feels like they wanted to make a Sonic movie...just because they could.

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Anyone else legitimately looking forward to the movie especially with the redesign

 

any fan casts for a possible sequel

 

if they can get the rights to the character I would want to see John Cleese as Colonel Percy Granite from the fleetway comics

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While the updated design is better, I still hold my opinion that this movie would've been better if it was 1. Animated fully, and 2. Stuck more inline with the actual video games. We have games with fun, deep and some dark themes in them already. They could've redid or retold Sonic Adventure in full 3D. How cool would've it had been to see a full fight with Perfect Chaos and Bio-Hazard at the big screen? Why do we NEED tom the boring cop to stuff Sonic in a bookbag for cheap laughs instead of Sonic cracking jokes running from an oversized monster truck tearing though Station Square? Why place Sonic on boring stupid normal earth when we could be seeing the zany out of control earth that's in the games? 

 I will never understand the -NEED- to put him in the human world and make that the POINT. WE already have sonic in the human world.. it's called every sonic game on Dreamcast. SA1 and SA2 to my point. I guess in other words it wasn't a point we needed to explain. He was just THERE and it WORKED. Paramount has no respect for the canon and choose for worst to make up some boring plain fish out the water plot where they could've went completely SciFI and gave us a true sonic story where Sonic goes up against Eggman and all his kool insane mechs. Rant over. 


Sonic Adventure 1 and 2 are the movie for me. Not CareBears/Smurfs/boring the teddy bear retold with a sonic the hedgehog wannabe rip off model :c
 

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On 10/25/2019 at 12:18 AM, Lord-Dreamerz said:

Considering the characters themselves have always been designed to be a overly abstract art-style outside of maybe Sonic 06, it isn't strange that Sonic-Team tried to reinforce that idea for the series at some point. You know what I don't get? why certain Sonic fans desperately want the series to be realistic as if that is somehow a good match for the series, which it isn't BTW.

Looks like you are gonna have to throw out  Sonic 1 and Sonic 3 & Knuckles as well since both of those games have stages with realistic environments that, directly or indirectly, inspired many of the stages from the Adventure games, which in turn inspired 06.

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 The problem with Lost World's art style is that it has no detail or originality. If you took Sonic's model out of the game stages like Desert Ruin and Tropical Coast would be indistinguishable from Mario levels. Even the giant caterkiller bots look the same.

Sonic has always had elements of realism that distinguished him from all the other cookie cutter platform games from his era. His design doesn't restrict what sorts of environments he can be in. Besides, its not the lack of city stages or humans that bothers me, its the bland details and lack of effort. You can still have fantastical fiction type environments and have detail. As long as its not literally just floating doughnuts in the sky that is.

I for one like this new redesign. It could do without the blue arms but honestly that feels like nitpicking given what we had to start with. That doesn't mean that the movie will be good or anything, but I am impressed that they were able to implement such a drastic change in such a short time frame. Purely because of fan feedback mind you. When was the last time Hollywood CHANGED one of their movies mid production for its fanbase?

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Liking a tweet doesn't really mean anything though. Paramount handles all of the marketing materials for the film. Marza just does the animation. Even Ben Schwartz has said he doesn't know when the trailer is coming.

But I do think we will probably get it next week anyway, given it's Sonic's original release date.

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4 hours ago, Myst said:

Liking a tweet doesn't really mean anything though. Paramount handles all of the marketing materials for the film. Marza just does the animation. Even Ben Schwartz has said he doesn't know when the trailer is coming.

I would put Marza closer to Paramounts knowledge on this just because they'll at least know there's a deadline to have certain scenes finished earlier.

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12 hours ago, Myst said:

Is anyone else planning to go in Sonic gear to the movie? I'm buying a Sonic t-shirt and hat for opening night!

Uniqlo recently had a line of Sonic t shirts which were very cool. You might want to check them out :)

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8 hours ago, Myst said:

Liking a tweet doesn't really mean anything though. Paramount handles all of the marketing materials for the film. Marza just does the animation. Even Ben Schwartz has said he doesn't know when the trailer is coming.

But I do think we will probably get it next week anyway, given it's Sonic's original release date.

Yea, I know, but it’s nice seening this post getting a like from them. However, I had a feeling that we might get a trailer next week.

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2 hours ago, Rabid-Coot said:

Should we start taking bets on the trailer being one that shows the whole plot in around 2-3 minutes.

Didn't the first one do that tho?

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On 10/30/2019 at 5:50 PM, Mark_The_Dephiles said:

Looks like you are gonna have to throw out  Sonic 1 and Sonic 3 & Knuckles as well since both of those games have stages with realistic environments that, directly or indirectly, inspired many of the stages from the Adventure games, which in turn inspired 06.

You are purposely ignoring half of my post just so you can make the whole cliche rant of "But look classic Sonic had realistic environments too! (Posts random picture of the background from Starlight zone.) So see? THIS IS WHY IT WORKS!" This line of thought also ignores the front half of Starlight zone you actually play on which doesn't look like basic city buildings, plus personally I never was a fan of the background from starlight zone, I always wished the buildings were more scifi looking. I don't remember any overly realistic environments from Sonic 3&K... so I'll ignore that for now.

I also said that the art style of Sonic Lost World wasn't perfect and that I would prefer a middle ground type of art style between Lost World and Sonic Unleashed. I was only trying to get across that I prefer something artsy far over stuff like the ugly environment style from Sonic Adventure 2 or Sonic 06 which looked soulless half the time. Lets not forget that your original post came off as you plainly implying the Sonic series shouldn't have a abstract art style altogether. I simply disagree with that idea and absolutely see no appeal in placing super cartoony characters into semi-real looking worlds, it looks awful to me. And for the record I generally dislike realistic styles, so you are not going to convince me it is a good fit for this series with it's abstract style cartoon characters.

PS: This is going somewhat off topic, so I won't reply any farther on this subject.

 

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You know what, I changed my mind. I really don't think we are getting the trailer on tuesday. Mario & Sonic releases tuesday and there will be a new episode of Sonic Official where they play it. The Sonic twitter will be advertising the game (and mobile port) heavily next week since it is a Sega product. 

If a trailer came out tuesday that would conflict with the release of the new game. (I'm sure when the next trailer comes the Sonic twitter will focus on that for the day)

Paramount will probably show it with Frozen 2 to reach the widest possible audience.

I mean, it's possible they could show it thursday, but I doubt it. TrailerTrack says they haven't heard anything about a trailer yet. 

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It'll happen whenever but I'm not expexcting Sega's plans and Paramount's to be particularly aligned.

Not expecting more than a re-tweet and nothing to do with us comment on stream from Sega.

Frozen 2 is the deadline for exposure but it can release prior to that fim and still get shown to the same widest possible audience.

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