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1 hour ago, SSF1991 said:

Okay so first I'll mention the good things I saw from that trailer:

1. Sonic's new design looks a MILLION times better. THANK YOU. The eyes still look a little weird, but it's not that big of a deal.

2. Green Hill looks absolutely stunning.

3. The choice for music in this trailer? Also a MILLION times better.

4. Jim Carrey. Need I say more?

Now the bad:

1. The acting is still not all that great to me. Jim Carrey's still the only one that stands out in my opinion.

2. The humor's still hit and miss to me. It feels all over the place. And I know the humor we got in the first trailer didn't go away either.

3. I still hate this plot. I'm sorry, but I just cannot get into this generic and un-Sonic plot whatsoever.

4. Green Hill looked so good...but this kind of breathtaking scenery is only going to be in like 5 minutes of the movie. So it's not saying much.

5. The writing as a whole feels inconsistent. Sometimes, Sonic acts like Sonic. And then other times he's, well, not. Eggman/Robotnik was clearly written with Jim Carrey in mind, and it works.

Overall, It feels like Jim Carrey's the only beacon of light in this movie, but I also feel like this is the kind of trailer the movie needed. Badly. It still has a lot of problems. But I've gone from not even wanting to watch it to giving it a chance when it comes out on DVD/Blu-Ray or something. And that's saying a lot.

I see what you did there. The first sentence... Sonic colors all the way. xD

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5 minutes ago, Blue Blood said:

It makes sense. But I just find it to be really funny to think that it was so bad it prompted change. And the change was so drastic that the old trailer no longer represented the film.

I'm not one to condone outrage culture, but it was a necessary evil in this case as there wouldn't have been a change otherwise. In hindsight, I'm glad people turned on this film from the first trailer because it showed just how tone deaf Paramount was.

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9 minutes ago, Kuzu said:

I'm not one to condone outrage culture, but it was a necessary evil in this case as there wouldn't have been a change otherwise. In hindsight, I'm glad people turned on this film from the first trailer because it showed just how tone deaf Paramount was.

 

Yeah, that original Sonic design would have killed the movie. And it's not even the sheer fact that it deviated so much from the game design, but that even on it's own merrit it just looked absoluetly hideous. I kinda see what they were going for, with a design more grounded in how a creature like Sonic could actually look if it existed in real life (for instance he would probably have long slender legs in order to run like he does) but the whole thing just failed miserably and tossed Sonic right down the uncanney valley.

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Hopefully now the naysayers will go see the film. I guarantee the scripts the same as before. I will miss gangster paradise lol. But the first trailer had a darker theme inguess compared to this. This had me thinking definitely child friendly. Now to wait for merchandise

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Oh god, Schwartz and Carrey are so much better in this compared to last time. I liked the idea of them playing these characters before, but the performances felt half-hearted and phoned-in in that first trailer. Now though? It's the total opposite, I'm really digging them. It feels like they're actually having FUN playing these guys, and I actually have fun watching these dudes do their thing now as a result.

I'm also gonna repeat a few points that everyone else has said so far. The plot setup still looks really dumb; you can definitely tell that this started off as a Sony film, lol.

Sonic's new design looks absolutely adorable, and his animation especially looks great now! He's so much more expressive and everything! I can actually immediately tell what emotion he's feeling now and he's so much more lively too! It's incredible how quickly they turned things around. There are some points in the trailer where the CG in general didn't really blend in all that well with the live-action footage [a few of the shots at Tom's house and at the bar come to mind], but I think that aspect's way better now too shockingly. I thought they were gonna really rush through that part, and yeah I guess they did for those parts, but the ratio of VFX shots that looked convincing versus those that didn't was actually much higher compared to last time, I feel.

Now onto the parts that I'm kinda ashamed to admit. I actually laughed at some of the comedy here. Like, genuine laughter, no sense of irony behind it whatsoever. The performances showcased here and the more dynamic animation helped out a lot in its favour. I dunno if it's because the first trailer set the bar so low that I'm feeling this way as a result, but I'm baffled that they managed to kinda turn that aspect around.

The action looks great too! The cinematography in those bits were genuinely breathtaking and just, wow, they're just absolutely solid. Nothing else to say here but, dang.

I feel like I'm just going insane. According to everything we knew and saw from this film up until now, I should not be genuinely enjoying this as much as I do. And who knows, if the final film ends up being total dogshit regardless, I'll take back everything nice I said in this post. I'm still really cautious about this though. Again, the plot, the single most important aspect of any film, still looks really stupid and is a typical "kooky CG character hangs out in the real world!" kind of story, and it's gonna hurt this film a lot in the long run. But everything else about it? I honestly enjoyed it. Obviously not great, but I had fun watching it. Gonna wait for impressions & reviews on this one before I consider even seeing this in the cinema though, as I'm still pretty weary about it, but I digress.

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Also, Green Hill looks absolutely marvelous and I'm so pissed that it's prolly only gonna be in this film for like 5 minutes of the total runtime. Like why would you waste such a gorgeous-looking setpiece, ughh.

Plus bonus points for the trailer for feeling like an actual trailer for an actual film this time. Weird point, I know. But the first trailer was cut in such a way that it felt like a parody of video game films that you'd see on CollegeHumor or something, so I at least gotta give whoever cut this one some props, I guess.

And one last note, Blitzkrieg Bop >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Gangster's Paradise!!

 

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Watched the trailer on my phone earlier but now had chance to watch it on my computer. So beautiful! The scene in the hotel room with Sonic balancing on the table like in the games, having a pillow fight with himself, love it.

It all feels like a completely different movie to what we were initially shown. The animation and expressions surely weren't completed in those short few months.

Also noticed that Tom's gun now has an orange tip compared to the original trailer.

 

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Honestly this just looks like generic Hollywood crap. Why people like Paramount and Eddie Lebron think a Sonic movie should be live-action is nonsensical, Sonic should be animated, as demonstrated by the fact that the bit in Green Hill is the best part of this trailer.

I would take a fully animated film by Marza ala Night of the Werehog over this anyday.

Also I think the movie is now less appealing to go see if I'm totally honest. Before at the very least it had the "OMG THIS IS THE BIGGEST TRAINWRECK EVER" appeal to it, it was a great way to scare people and making them cringe, now it's just a generic movie with nothing about it standing out that will be forgotten quickly.

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Just now, PeterPancake said:

This trailer makes me question that leaked plot from months ago. Did they reshoot and rewrite Sonic's origin?

Probably, because that leaked plot had some really bad shit. It said that Sonic was an alien that crashed on Earth and was raised by an owl. Green Hill was not even mentioned.

Looks like I was right on the money with the re-writen origin story showing Sonic in his world (which OF COURSE is Green Hill, but it looks great TBH) travelling to our world through a portal (which is a giant ring like the ones in Sonic 1 and CD).

Jim Carrey still calls Sonic "an alien" in the trailer tho'. But since he doesn't know what Sonic is, "an alien" would be just a quick guess.

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Gah, even in the movies GHZ is a boost corridor. They'll never get this 3D thing right. # Ruined Forever.

 

lol. Seriously tho - Massive improvement. The design speaks for itself. It'll take some time before I can compare it on its own merits because the original take was just so unappealing, but you only need to look at a single side by side comparison to see just how much of a quantum leap this was. Without the specter of that gremlin hanging over you, it becomes possible to actually try to enjoy everything else.

The tone was much better and even the jokes had a better hit rate. Even got a look at what is undoubtedly the movie's money shot, which in undoubtedly all kinds of cool.

Still, this movie has plenty of hurdles to get over, as most of the problems we saw going into it still remain. As much as I like Jim C, he's going to have to sell me on him as Robotnik. It might take a "I hate that Hedgehog" to do it, but they have yet to give me something to latch onto there. He's just scientist named Robotnik at this point. And I still have no idea how they intend to keep Sonic's speed consistent with his feats, while maintaining the threat level throughout the movie. Sonic can yeet his way off the continent with his speed or warp rings in an instant. How in the world does Robotnik and/or military pose enough of a roadblock to corner him in a house? Super Speed is so hard to write for and I feel like its going to create a truckload of problems to the belivability of the narrative.

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Just now, Jango said:

Jim Carrey still calls Sonic "an alien" in the trailer tho'. But since he doesn't know what Sonic is, "an alien" would be just a quick guess.

I've seen the occasional sci fi stuff that refers to beings from other dimensions as aliens. It technically fits the definition, I guess?

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The plot is easy to read. This trailer and last one has given enough information to the plot. I can already see what happens most likely the china Egypt fight is the end fight and sonic tricks eggman through a warp gate to mushroom hill and seals it thinking he isn't a threat. Que the end scene where eggman puts on his goggles as he starts to invade and transform the land and creatures he finds. *doubtful on this part but* End credit will show tails. Probably just his tails are briefly shown.

 

*edit* I may actually buy a entire row of seats and put sonic plushies I own in them

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1 hour ago, Jango said:

When Sonic asks if The Rock is the president, does that mean that he has travelled to Earth before? How Sonic knows him? Is The Rock a Sonic character now?

I think the implication is that Sonic has been hiding on earth for a considerable amount of time by this point so he’s had enough time to learn about a bit of its culture.

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I'm not sure what to think about the apparently changed plot, on the one hand Sonic makes a The Rock reference and we see his home on human world so... He could have lived in our world as a kid like in the leak. But then you see him in Green Hill with his adult design, and mentions he has to escape his world, a totally different plot, makes me wonder if that rumor was true and they had two cuts of the movie, one with less Annie and one with more, which could have an entirely different plot. And apparently they are using the latter, not the leaks. I mean the leaks have actually proven correct for most things, which is Why I'm not basically saying, yeah they were fake... I'm confused, the only thing I can think of is they had a different version of the movie ready, and opted for that one because in press screenings it was the better received one. And added the new design in it.

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