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2 hours ago, Tenko said:

What in any of that conveyed "wanting to hate" it? I don't "want" to hate a movie based on the character and franchise I have loved with a passion since 1991...

As far as what I would have wanted? Everyone has their own personal "best" Sonic lore, or arcs in the overall cannon, what I personally would have loved to see on the big screen is subjective, as is anyone else's ideas on what would have worked best. What I would have wanted has nothing to do with this movie being a slow motion train wreck waiting to happen. 

I wish it was pessimism...at least then I would run the risk of being pleasantly surprised at the end of all this...

So what if we find out Tails, Amy and Knuckles are in the movie? That would sooth some fears. The writers said Sonic is the main character, not Tom. Just because there are humans doesn't mean it's going to be a train wreck. Sonic Adventure was not a train wreck nor was Sonic X

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If people just keep continuing bashing and complaining about the movie, then, what the point of this thread? There is a reason why this thread exist. People need to calm down, the movie is still currently in development. Yea, I know the movie would be better, if it was animated, but it might actually end up be a decent and fun movie to watch. Who knows? On the bright side, Marza and Blur Studio are working on the animation for the movie. The movie is being directed by Tim’s partner, Jeff Fowler who also worked with Tim on cutscenes for Sonic 06 and Shadow the Hedgehog. So, I doubt Sonic will looked creepy in the movie.

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3 hours ago, Drifting Jack said:

Sonic X is actually very popular with kids, even the shitty dub, people are still asking for a season 4.

I know I loved when I was younger. I've seen every episode multiple times from all of the 4Kids reruns.

 

 

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29 minutes ago, CaptainRobo said:

If people just keep continuing bashing and complaining about the movie, then, what the point of this thread? There is a reason why this thread exist.

The point of the thread is to talk about the movie. If that means griping about it endlessly then so be it

30 minutes ago, CaptainRobo said:

People need to calm down, the movie is still currently in development

One can complain and be calm at the same time

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Just be open, guys. I’m personally looking at this movie as a completely new take on Sonic; makes it a whole lot easier to accept that whatever happens, happens. 

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So, I figure since I've been one of the more pessimistic voices on this thread I should try to balance myself out by providing the chance for some positivity. That's not to say that it will be easy so I'll be phrasing my attempts in the form of questions for others to try and bolster up some positivity. So here goes.

1) We know that this is supposed to be a different Sonic from any other media, so what type of opportunities do you see for making this Sonic unique without compromising his core identity?

2) We've seen it said that the movie is supposed be about a rural town coming together to help the sheriff save Sonic from the government and to think GotG and not Smurfs, so how do you see this setting living up to the multi world spanning, prison break escapade, battle for an Infinity Stone epic that GotG was.

3) It has been said that a PG-13 rating is the goal and that the script has become more action filled since the first draft, so what type of action do you expect in a small rural environment that will really show off what Sonic is capable of?

Lastly) This is more of an honest question of mine than an attempt to stir up some positivity, but if we are using thetown and Tom the cop as our POVs and audience surrogates, how does showing the evolution of Sonic as a character work? To me this last part seems peculiar since really, with Tom as our audience surrogate it falls more on him to to demonstrate to the audience the effect that Sonic has on those he meets on his travels and to really sell who Sonic is as a character; a globetrotting adventurer who helps those in needs he meets along the way. With the town and the sheriff both getting billing above Sonic I can't see a strong character arc for Sonic as easily as I can see a strong character arc for town inhabitants as they are effected by Sonic's presence. In that scenario I think it would be difficult to focus on Sonic when you also have the government, the entire town, and Tom who is the most important to develop to sell Sonic's story from his POV. Sonic to me feels more like a catalyst than a natural part of the narrative with what we know at this stage.

Anyway, that's my attempt to stir the pot positively, so please show me some positive answers to these questions.

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3 hours ago, Natie said:

Can we avoid the "you're just being blindly negative" shut down, please? That's really not constructive.

With all due respect, I'd also argue that constant negativity and pessimism about a movie that there's not even a trailer of yet... isn't very constructive either.

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33 minutes ago, FriesWithoutKetchup said:

With all due respect, I'd also argue that constant negativity and pessimism about a movie that there's not even a trailer of yet... isn't very constructive either.

Oh, yeah? Well maybe we should actively try to be destructive! That way, it'll cycle around into being constructive again. It's simple calculus.

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6 hours ago, Sonic Fan J said:

So, I figure since I've been one of the more pessimistic voices on this thread I should try to balance myself out by providing the chance for some positivity. That's not to say that it will be easy so I'll be phrasing my attempts in the form of questions for others to try and bolster up some positivity. So here goes.

1) We know that this is supposed to be a different Sonic from any other media, so what type of opportunities do you see for making this Sonic unique without compromising his core identity?

My guess? Sonic starts out as a more extreme version of the way he's been always been portrayed. He's a rebel with attitude expect when we meet him, except this time he doesn't really care about being a true hero, he's a free spirit. He's mischievous and juvenile. I could see moments where does save people (this Is when the audience gets a glimpse of the hero Sonic COULD BE)  showing that he has a good impulse in him; that he's a good guy at HEART. But only when Sonic meets Tom and Eggman attacks does Sonic trully embrace who he was meant to be. 

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2) We've seen it said that the movie is supposed be about a rural town coming together to help the sheriff save Sonic from the government and to think GotG and not Smurfs, so how do you see this setting living up to the multi world spanning, prison break escapade, battle for an Infinity Stone epic that GotG was.

Hmm, let's see - like Star Lord,  Sonic is essentially a criminal/prisoner (in the eyes of the Government) and he's on the run. The spectacle can come from chase scenes and fight scenes with Eggman. I think it would be badass to get an Eggman vs. Police and Army showdown to set up how much of a threat he truly is.

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3) It has been said that a PG-13 rating is the goal and that the script has become more action filled since the first draft, so what type of action do you expect in a small rural environment that will really show off what Sonic is capable of?

Sonic speeding through traffic, spin dashing through hundreds of robots, Eggman's robots killing police officers, If Tails is in it - I could see a scene of Tails mowing down hindered of badniks in his tornado and saving people. We could also see Sonic's world- maybe the final battle takes place in "Green Hill Zone" between Sonic and Eggman. That will be a visual treat for the audience.

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Lastly) This is more of an honest question of mine than an attempt to stir up some positivity, but if we are using thetown and Tom the cop as our POVs and audience surrogates, how does showing the evolution of Sonic as a character work? To me this last part seems peculiar since really, with Tom as our audience surrogate it falls more on him to to demonstrate to the audience the effect that Sonic has on those he meets on his travels and to really sell who Sonic is as a character; a globetrotting adventurer who helps those in needs he meets along the way. With the town and the sheriff both getting billing above Sonic I can't see a strong character arc for Sonic as easily as I can see a strong character arc for town inhabitants as they are effected by Sonic's presence. In that scenario I think it would be difficult to focus on Sonic when you also have the government, the entire town, and Tom who is the most important to develop to sell Sonic's story from his POV. Sonic to me feels more like a catalyst than a natural part of the narrative with what we know at this stage.

Anyway, that's my attempt to stir the pot positively, so please show me some positive answers to these questions.

Simple. The town folk inspire Sonic to be better than he is. Maybe he's never truly know what it was like to have a family or someone care about him. Maybe on his planet/dimension - he was an orphan similarly to Archie Sonic and he's always felt alone. So when the town folk come together to protect him from the Government, after he's bonded with some of these people maybe - that's when he sees the value in being a hero. He wants to help people after he learns this lesson. So when Eggman comes knocking, he knows what he has to do.

 

Tom is probably going to have some kind of sub-plot arc, I don't know - winning his girlfriend back? 

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