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That's some attitude. I like it.

I wonder if SEGA "pushed" Tyson to Paramount or they contacted him themselves, because he was the right guy without a shadow of doubt.

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Sonic looks much better. The comparisons are genuinely shocking, in how they ever thought the original was a good idea. I guess I forgot just how bad it was.

The trailer itself is alright. I'm still leaning toward not seeing it in theaters, but we'll see how I feel when the time comes.

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As others have said, this trailer looks better and Sonic's design is 1000x improved. It didn't look polished in some scenes, but I hope there is still time to tweak. 

The thing that really gets me is seeing Green Hill Zone. It just makes me yearn more for a movie actually set in Sonic's world. The movie leads me to believe that there are two Green Hills, two Hill Tops, etc. - one in each dimension. But the Green Hill in Sonic's world looks nothing like the Green Hill on Earth. 🤯

 

 

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3 hours ago, Dr. Detective Mike said:

The amount of fun twitter is having is retroactively making me have more fun too.

I must admit, even as someone who's not really interested in the film itself, seeing those entertaining responses on Twitter has put a big, fat smile on my face.

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1 hour ago, Dr. Detective Mike said:

Also live-action Tails drowning in the pink water.

I'd rather see them doing it the Sonic Boom - Rise of Lyric way: as soon as he touches the water, he drops dead going "BLRGHBLRLBR!".

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3 hours ago, StaticMania said:

Drowning in a kids movie?

Now that's just asking for too much, he'd probably just disappear.

Well they did the stole child in a bag joke. lol

Anyway, I know about the generic plot, I'm ehh too about it, you know what… maybe you are right and the Green Hill scene may be at the end of the movie and the trailer might play us, I think Sonic growing up on Earth is part of the story so… yeah, it's gonna happen, and I'm glad because it's an origin story, although the gloves and the shoes… weren't they supposed to be part of his design later? Because when he meets Tom, he at least has the gloves, I'm really confused at this point.

More important news: after almost 24 hours, the trailer achieved 35 million views across 3 videos (2 on YouTube and 1 on Twitter), through various accounts sharing the same video plus the One Media video. And it's still top trending on YouTube Worldwide as well as in my country which usually snobs Sonic. And the like ratio is overwhelmingly positive. Woah. They did it, it's definitely a success and I can see this movie making a lot of money for how big the buzz is.

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10 hours ago, Blacklightning said:

All you're ultimately achieving is convincing them to make more of the thing you clearly never liked, never would have liked and never will like, and it's a trap the fanbase has already fallen for in the games for the better part of a decade and a half. And if you had anything resembling a spine and a sense of impulse control, you'd start voting with your wallet so people high up actually have an incentive to get their shit together.

To be honest, that's the story of every fandom in existence. New entry in franchise seems crappy, most people pay for it anyway for whatever reason, pissing off people who don't support new entry and actually want improvements to happen.

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Just now, Tangled Jack said:

 

More important news: after almost 24 hours, the trailer achieved 35 million views across 3 videos (2 on YouTube and 1 on Twitter), through various accounts sharing the same video plus the One Media video. And it's still top trending on YouTube Worldwide as well as in my country which usually snobs Sonic. And the like ratio is overwhelmingly positive. Woah. They did it, it's definitely a success and I can see this movie making a lot of money for how big the buzz is.

Didn't the initial trailer got the same ammount of views, the same media covering, the same buzz around, but for complete different reasons? 🤔

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2 minutes ago, Jango said:

Didn't the initial trailer got the same ammount of views, the same media covering, the same buzz around, but for complete different reasons? 🤔

Yeah, the fact that Paramount deleted it shows they are embarassed, as they should be. Still it was a negative success, but people like a good story, bad movie turns into a good movie (maybe) in six months, maybe that's how they will watch it? Not saying it's a Conspiracy, it clearly isn't, besides the confirmation by Hesse.

That said I dunno how Sonic manages to be so popular, most people don't care for the games, but everyone now seems excited and cares for the movie. It's Sonic's big time on the big screen, that's probably how everyone sees it, including me.

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42 minutes ago, Tangled Jack said:

More important news: after almost 24 hours, the trailer achieved 35 million views across 3 videos (2 on YouTube and 1 on Twitter), through various accounts sharing the same video plus the One Media video. And it's still top trending on YouTube Worldwide as well as in my country which usually snobs Sonic. And the like ratio is overwhelmingly positive. Woah. They did it, it's definitely a success and I can see this movie making a lot of money for how big the buzz is.

I know you're excited, but dude you might want to temper your expectations of this movie's performance just a bit. The Sonic trailer back in April went viral because of how bad it was, and this new trailer has gone viral because of what a turnaround it is. Something going viral like this quite rarely translates into longevity and success though. Don't mistake the film's current buzz for anything other viral internet trends. All of the reactions that we're seeing at the moment are knee-jerks. And although the movie likely will perform considerably better now that it's generating good press and a positive buzz, the odds at the box office are still against it. The hype is going to rapidly decline, and it is probably going to follow in the footsteps of most video game adaptations.

Detective Pikachu went from strength to strength in its pre-release and got good enough reception from critics, but it still grossed only the second highest sum of all video game movies (behind Warcraft) and didn't get a remarkable net profit ($431 million gross on a $150 million budget). And this is Pokémon, one of the biggest brands in the world across all media forms. Pokémon is the second best selling game franchise of all time, behind only Mario. Sonic, by comparison, is the 14th best selling game.

I'm not saying the Sonic movie will be a commercial flop. I'm not saying you're wrong to be excited. I'm saying cool it, try to be rational and don't set your expectations too high.

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So far we've had check out the mess and check out the fix, I don't know how well the attention will translate into ticket sales but I expect this will have course corrected enough to break even maybe make a small profit.

We'll start getting a better idea of where it might land at the domestic box office in late December when it hits long range tracking.

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But that is how most movies gather sales, and how we know what box office results we're expecting, for example Terminator didn't get many views and attention… and in fact it bombed hard, even though it's Terminator, there wasn't anticipation for the film. Plus Sonic will not get much competition during its release, Kingsman? Barely heard about it, Birds of Prey? Harley Quinn and her actress Robbie are the only appealing thing about it, but the views are so few currently, I'm basing my predictions on that, the buzz, that's how most box office predictions work. 

Still, I'm gonna take the suggestion and lower my expectations, it will not be a Blockbuster, that's for sure, never said that. But people like a good story, "design bad - > movie delayed - > improvements and movie good???" Maybe… not saying it was done on purpose.

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Do you think it will make more than the Pikachu movie whichmade half a billion?

2 minutes ago, Tangled Jack said:

Kingsman? Barely heard about it, Birds of Prey? Harley Quinn and her actress Robbie are the only appealing thing about it

The thing is these two movies are more for an older audience (and Kingsman is as amazing as violent).

The Sonic movie is meant mainly for kids and their parents. Not much competition here.

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1 hour ago, batson said:

So Conan O'Brien just did a skit about the whole Sonic redesign debacle. It's not a very good skit, but it's amusing how this whole story became big enough to attract attention even from the most mainstream of media:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Iubz5wBk2LA

 

The same thing happened with the initial design and Stephen Colbert talked about it.

Also Arby's is at it again:

 

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It cannot be overstated how much of a boon Tyson Hesse has been to this franchise.

He's done an extraordinary amount of good work to direct and improve the overall quality of output from it, assisting in the games, comics, animations and now the movie.

Tempted to say he's the MVP of the last 5 or so years.

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