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Re: 'The film stars Ben Schwartz as Sonic the Hedgehog...
« Reply #510 on: February 08, 2020, 06:51:08 PM »
Ferris Jr at daycare on Valentine’s Day, and it is Mrs Ferris’ last day of mat leave and I’m off work.

Aka: we have a whole day to ourselves for the first time since... 2018? And it’s Valentine’s Day (which we both hate, but still).

The temptation of insisting we go and see this complete shit in order to have a miserable time and ruin our only day off is overwhelming.

Re: 'The film stars Ben Schwartz as Sonic the Hedgehog...
« Reply #511 on: February 08, 2020, 07:19:38 PM »
The alternative is still wasting your time playing with popcorn though, just on CaB.

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Re: 'The film stars Ben Schwartz as Sonic the Hedgehog...
« Reply #512 on: February 08, 2020, 10:25:36 PM »
SONIC

he can really move

SONIC

hes got an attitude!

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Re: 'The film stars Ben Schwartz as Sonic the Hedgehog...
« Reply #513 on: February 15, 2020, 09:31:03 PM »
looks like it's doing pretty well at the box office

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Re: 'The film stars Ben Schwartz as Sonic the Hedgehog...
« Reply #514 on: February 15, 2020, 11:58:33 PM »
hes the fastest thing alive!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Re: 'The film stars Ben Schwartz as Sonic the Hedgehog...
« Reply #515 on: February 16, 2020, 12:01:36 AM »
looks like it's doing pretty well at the box office
Yes! Schwartz is ascendant!

Re: 'The film stars Ben Schwartz as Sonic the Hedgehog...
« Reply #516 on: February 16, 2020, 12:18:50 PM »
People are saying "this was alright actually" as if the fact that it wasn't a Cats level disaster means it's worth seeing.

Re: 'The film stars Ben Schwartz as Sonic the Hedgehog...
« Reply #517 on: February 16, 2020, 12:42:27 PM »
Everyone's got Sonic fever, everyone is running everywhere really fast.

Re: 'The film stars Ben Schwartz as Sonic the Hedgehog...
« Reply #518 on: February 16, 2020, 10:32:25 PM »
Really enjoyed it.  Full of heart and general good fun. Glad they took the time to get it right and not put out the turd from the early previews

Stay for the bonus scene after the first set of credits

Re: 'The film stars Ben Schwartz as Sonic the Hedgehog...
« Reply #519 on: February 16, 2020, 10:45:35 PM »
I liked the bit where Sonic had gay sex up the arse with Knuckles and contracted a new form of Hedgehog HIV

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Re: 'The film stars Ben Schwartz as Sonic the Hedgehog...
« Reply #520 on: February 17, 2020, 04:07:08 PM »
Saw this cause my Sonic fan friend was keen despite having very low expectations and we thought it might be at least amusingly terrible. It was awful, as expected.

Its best joke is in the studio logo, and it's all downhill from there.

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Re: 'The film stars Ben Schwartz as Sonic the Hedgehog...
« Reply #521 on: February 22, 2020, 12:39:54 AM »
For a video game movie it was great you lovely fucking cunts. For a movie everyone thought was going to be absolutely dreadful it's actually a pretty decent kids film. (Although has tons of nostalgia for fans of the Mega Drive titles)

Jim Carrey's shoulders must have fucking hurt afterwards though, carrying the whole movie like that. This movie was cheesy as fuck with some awful product placement but it was so zany and 90s that I had a great time seeing it.

and it's the most I think i've enjoyed seeing Carrey in a film since Bruce Almighty.

Re: 'The film stars Ben Schwartz as Sonic the Hedgehog...
« Reply #522 on: February 22, 2020, 01:21:07 AM »
Soon as the Blu-ray is out I'm getting it. Tickled all my fancies this. Yes I'm weird, this is nothing new. 

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Re: 'The film stars Ben Schwartz as Sonic the Hedgehog...
« Reply #523 on: February 23, 2020, 12:43:19 AM »
Saw it today with Mrs and little Nose.

It was...fine. 

It's basically Hop 2 isn't it.

I've sat through many FAR worse school holiday kids films.

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Re: 'The film stars Ben Schwartz as Sonic the Hedgehog...
« Reply #524 on: February 23, 2020, 05:42:09 PM »
For a video game movie it was great you lovely fucking cunts. For a movie everyone thought was going to be absolutely dreadful it's actually a pretty decent kids film. (Although has tons of nostalgia for fans of the Mega Drive titles)

Jim Carrey's shoulders must have fucking hurt afterwards though, carrying the whole movie like that. This movie was cheesy as fuck with some awful product placement but it was so zany and 90s that I had a great time seeing it.

The way you're describing this makes it sound like "Detective Pikachu", which I enjoyed enough for what it was, so sounds like I could probably get the same vibe from this.

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Re: 'The film stars Ben Schwartz as Sonic the Hedgehog...
« Reply #525 on: February 24, 2020, 12:04:49 PM »
Totally bad movie but Sonic was quite fun

Everyone saying Carrey is a throwback in it is lying for some reason, he has nothing to do

Re: 'The film stars Ben Schwartz as Sonic the Hedgehog...
« Reply #526 on: February 28, 2020, 10:34:08 PM »
Remember when video game films were fucking amazing?

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

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Re: 'The film stars Ben Schwartz as Sonic the Hedgehog...
« Reply #527 on: February 28, 2020, 10:57:29 PM »
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Re: 'The film stars Ben Schwartz as Sonic the Hedgehog...
« Reply #528 on: February 29, 2020, 07:39:36 AM »
Remember when video game films were fucking amazing?

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

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Fucking love this film.

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Re: 'The film stars Ben Schwartz as Sonic the Hedgehog...
« Reply #529 on: March 02, 2020, 10:45:56 AM »
For a video game movie it was great you lovely fucking cunts. For a movie everyone thought was going to be absolutely dreadful it's actually a pretty decent kids film. (Although has tons of nostalgia for fans of the Mega Drive titles)
I agree with this.
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Jim Carrey's shoulders must have fucking hurt afterwards though, carrying the whole movie like that. This movie was cheesy as fuck with some awful product placement but it was so zany and 90s that I had a great time seeing it.

and it's the most I think i've enjoyed seeing Carrey in a film since Bruce Almighty.

Nah. It was obviously the plan Carrey would carry the film, but he doesn't pull it off. Just felt like a load of "bits" strung together rather than a character. Baffling rather than anarchic. I don't even know what they were going for.

Still the rest of it was OK if uninspiring. Kids loved it.

Re: 'The film stars Ben Schwartz as Sonic the Hedgehog...
« Reply #530 on: March 12, 2020, 06:31:05 PM »
Shite film. Don't think I'd ever actually seen a film that began with the "That's me. You're probably wondering how I got here" thing.

Re: 'The film stars Ben Schwartz as Sonic the Hedgehog...
« Reply #531 on: April 05, 2020, 08:31:37 AM »
Holy shit. It begins with a freeze frame of Sonic mid-chase with Robotnik and a voiceover in a “I guess you’re wondering how I ended up here”

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Re: 'The film stars Ben Schwartz as Sonic the Hedgehog...
« Reply #532 on: April 05, 2020, 08:40:18 AM »
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Kids loved it.

WELL LAH DI FUCKING DAH

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Re: 'The film stars Ben Schwartz as Sonic the Hedgehog...
« Reply #533 on: April 05, 2020, 08:45:56 AM »
Didnt deadpool basically have that opening. I guess in retrospect it was ironic though

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Re: 'The film stars Ben Schwartz as Sonic the Hedgehog...
« Reply #534 on: April 05, 2020, 09:46:18 AM »
I wouldn't watch Sonic, but is an in media res beginning so objectionable?

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« Reply #535 on: April 05, 2020, 12:23:22 PM »
I wouldn't watch Sonic, but is an in media res beginning so objectionable?

That freezeframe "you're probably wondering how I got here" is an incredibly specific and weird cliche, though.

And in fact, after I saw the film, I went home and tried to work out what was so weird about it. It's been parodied countless times in the last few years - for example in Deadpool as idunnosomename says - to the extent that even parodying it became a cliche - I heard three or four people do it on podcasts. According to knowyourmeme.com, it ended up being a widely shared meme.

But I racked my brains and I couldn't think of a single film that actually began that way. I'm sure they exist, but it seems it's more abundant as an internet meme than it ever was in film.

... This all means that its use in Sonic is doubly extraordinary, because it suggests the writers absorbed and deployed a film cliche via internet memes - like they took the idea of it without realising you can only do it as a joke, and even then it's hackneyed by virtue of being a meme. This is consistent with everything else Sonic does or says in the film, such as lines like "I just can't with that guy", etc.

There's a bit where Sonic pratfalls onto the floor, and I felt myself actually brace, because I knew what was going to come next: "I'm OK!" said Sonic. cringe.

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