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1 minute ago, StaticMania said:

Sonic the hedgehog in this movie sounds and acts almost exactly like Dewey Duck from Ducktales 2017 and that was actually very distracting to me during the trailer.

Well, that's Ben's other current role and the way Sonic is acting in this trailer is pretty darn similar to Dewey in that show, so...I guess he figured he'd stil to what he knows? It kinda works. In a weird sorta way.

Anyways, his look? His arms are STILL the wrong goddamn color and I'm going to forever be bothered by it. His eyes keep swtching from seeming kinda odd to being kinda cute. Overall, though, it's way better than before. I'm glad for the improvements, but not excited for the movie. Just the better reception it'll get.

I'll watch it when the digital version comes out unless I end up going to the theaters on a movie date again.

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i like the design quite a lot. it fits in with the previous core designs very well, and overall he just looks really appealing.

i think the movie doesn't seem half bad, either. it's far from being an avant-garde masterpiece of cinema, but it looks like a fun watch, at least as far as i'm concerned. way more palatable than other animation/live-action hybrids. i'll probably watch it after the inevitable netflix release.

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39 minutes ago, Diogenes said:

Well, it's...definitely less horrifying. Bumped it up from "utter disaster" to "technically watchable". Sonic's design and animation still look a little awkward at times but he looks about as good as you could expect from a misguided CGI/live action mashup adaptation of an old cartoony property, certainly miles better than the horrible little gremlin they had before. That's about the best I can say about it, though; Sonic seems like a hyperactive kid and...weirdly kind of helpless at the start? Like okay this is kind of an origin story, this is a younger and less experienced Sonic, but it's a little weird to go from, say, SA2's "I'm gonna leap from a helicopter, evade military robots and the world's most reckless truck driver, and take down a war mech without breaking a sweat" to "I'm going to hide under a table from one guy in a suit and his little egg drone", especially when he's clearly already been doing superhuman stunts just for fun. Though I guess given the rest of the trailer that won't last too long so whatever. Otherwise it kinda feels like Sonic's more a vehicle for gags and action scenes rather than a character. Carrey's Robotnik is still so-so; he's not much like any existing Eggman/Robotnik but I at least appreciate that the energy he's bringing has a similar vibe at times. Tom...continues to exist, for some reason. GHZ looks nice but mostly makes me wish the whole movie was there.

Still not something I care enough to go see in theaters, but when it makes it to Netflix or whatever, yeah, I'll give it a watch, probably.

I mean Sonic is supposed to be a 15 year old kid.Makes sense he'd act this way. Always was weird despite his age in the game he and everyone else acted like grown adults.

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3 minutes ago, Waveshocker Sigma said:

Well, that's Ben's other current role and the way Sonic is acting in this trailer is pretty darn similar to Dewey in that show, so...I guess he figured he'd stil to what he knows? It kinda works. In a weird sorta way.

I know it's how some actors do, but for me it's similar to the problem people have with Jim Carrey at the moment...only it's something I'm familiar with.

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25 minutes ago, Sean said:

Not really feeling it still lol. I almost thought the leaked design was okay, but tbh I hate haaaaate how Sonic looks in movement (not saying the previous design was better, it was a lot worse!) and he looks more like a generic CG cartoon character than Sonic the Hedgehog at some parts.

It's the eyes. Sonic's eyes are the wrong shape, and it completely changes his face. He looks more child like and lacks the effortlessly cool approach of his usual look, instead opting for a much cuter look. It goes to show just how effectively designed his eyes actually are in his game design. Even if they didn't want to use the mono-eye (which I think they should have), they should have giving him more angled brows, instead of the rounded ones. He's basically got Tails' eyes.

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The design change and the expressiveness of the character is a major improvement ^^

As for the trailer itself. It definitely got me to genuinely smile occasionally, which is more than I can say for the original trailer. They showcased more of the characters personalities and so far I don't have any big issue with them. Still not sure whether Jim Carrey is actually playing Robotnik or "himself." The plot can be read easily but if the ride is fun then I won't mind.

Overall this whole thing seems very generic. Not sure whether I'll see it in theatres. Will have to wait and see if the group near me who organised going to see Detective Pikachu will be doing the same for this movie. Otherwise I don't think my girlfriend would appreciate me suggesting this as our valentines day out lol

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10 minutes ago, Shiroi said:

The design change and the expressiveness of the character is a major improvement ^^

As for the trailer itself. It definitely got me to genuinely smile occasionally, which is more than I can say for the original trailer. They showcased more of the characters personalities and so far I don't have any big issue with them. Still not sure whether Jim Carrey is actually playing Robotnik or "himself." The plot can be read easily but if the ride is fun then I won't mind.

Overall this whole thing seems very generic. Not sure whether I'll see it in theatres. Will have to wait and see if the group near me who organised going to see Detective Pikachu will be doing the same for this movie. Otherwise I don't think my girlfriend would appreciate me suggesting this as our valentines day out lol

That would be a great practical joke for me to play on my wife if they kept the previous design, I would go like "OK dear, for Valentine's day I'm gonna take you to see the Sonic movie" to have her jokingly replying that it's not Halloween. Now it would just make her go eh. See, this movie completely lost its appeal now as far as I'm concerned.

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17 minutes ago, Radiant Hero Ike said:

The one thing about this trailer I didn't like is that, with most family movie trailers, they try to mash two different scenes together to make a new joke, and it almost never works.

What part was that? I didn’t notice.

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40 minutes ago, Blue Blood said:

It's the eyes. Sonic's eyes are the wrong shape, and it completely changes his face. He looks more child like and lacks the effortlessly cool approach of his usual look, instead opting for a much cuter look. It goes to show just how effectively designed his eyes actually are in his game design. Even if they didn't want to use the mono-eye (which I think they should have), they should have giving him more angled brows, instead of the rounded ones. He's basically got Tails' eyes.

Yeah.

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Like he looks alright here! It's clearly the same model, except he has his trademark scowl. But he doesn't have this expression for most of the trailer and it's kind of gross to look at. It's an improvement for sure, but I still hate this look for Sonic personally.

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45 minutes ago, Blue Blood said:

It's the eyes. Sonic's eyes are the wrong shape, and it completely changes his face. He looks more child like and lacks the effortlessly cool approach of his usual look, instead opting for a much cuter look. It goes to show just how effectively designed his eyes actually are in his game design. Even if they didn't want to use the mono-eye (which I think they should have), they should have giving him more angled brows, instead of the rounded ones. He's basically got Tails' eyes.

 

4 minutes ago, Sean said:

Yeah.

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Like he looks alright here! It's clearly the same model, except he has his trademark scowl. But he doesn't have this expression for most of the trailer and it's kind of gross to look at. It's an improvement for sure, but I still hate this look for Sonic personally.

This is actually a good point; he lacks the determined expression he usually has. Combined with is more hyperactive personality, it makes him feel much more childish than his normal self, who is generally much more down to earth and self confident.

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1 minute ago, Sean said:

Yeah.

sonicmovieposternov_resized-895x375.jpg

Like he looks alright here! It's clearly the same model, except he has his trademark scowl. But he doesn't have this expression for most of the trailer and it's kind of gross to look at. It's an improvement for sure, but I still hate this look for Sonic personally.

I don't hate it myself. In fact, I quite like it at the right times, and think it's adequate for what it's trying to do. His face still isn't Sonic though, and that's the killer. That's what makes me think "I hate that it's still not Sonic".

Literally nothing about the movie design is better than the game design. And it's funny that this is is Movie Sonic version 2. All they did is make him look more like his game counterpart and boom it's an instant improvement. They didn't need to redesign him at all.

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I kinda figured they were gonna go the hyperactive immature route because it's such an easy way to characterize a fast character despite Sonic himself bring chill and laid back and stopping to relax and take in the world. But there's no point in complaining about the movie Sonic not being like the games due to everything else. I'm just happy the design is good 

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39 minutes ago, Mythical Panda said:

What part was that? I didn’t notice.

I believe it's the part where Eggman says "give me a big fat break", I don't think his reaction was supposed to go to the scene prior.

Could be wrong though.

On another note, I wish I could see Shadow in this new movie style. That would be so cool...

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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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Finally saw the trailer. It's miles better than the first one imo. Sonic's design is much better (and he's expressive) that Green Hill zone visual is pretty nice too! Him wearing these random outfits and being a dork with the nunchuck was pretty funny.

Liking Jim Carrey as Eggman. That dance tho.

I'll agree that the plot is kinda iffy in terms of the friendship thing since the other characters aren't there.

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