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Re: 'The film stars Ben Schwartz as Sonic the Hedgehog...
« Reply #60 on: December 10, 2018, 04:28:46 PM »

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Re: 'The film stars Ben Schwartz as Sonic the Hedgehog...
« Reply #61 on: December 10, 2018, 04:36:08 PM »
Horrible uncanny valley half human fast hog - getting excited!

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Re: 'The film stars Ben Schwartz as Sonic the Hedgehog...
« Reply #62 on: December 10, 2018, 04:42:03 PM »
Oh god, that body looks horrible!
I really hope they don't fuck up this one.  :(

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Re: 'The film stars Ben Schwartz as Sonic the Hedgehog...
« Reply #63 on: December 10, 2018, 04:57:07 PM »
Christ almighty! That's an official poster? Stuff of nightmares.

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Re: 'The film stars Ben Schwartz as Sonic the Hedgehog...
« Reply #64 on: December 10, 2018, 05:02:48 PM »
Oh god, that body looks horrible!
I really hope they don't fuck up this one.  :(
You mean that when you think of Sonic you don't imagine a man wearing blue leggings?

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Re: 'The film stars Ben Schwartz as Sonic the Hedgehog...
« Reply #65 on: December 10, 2018, 05:28:57 PM »
I am now...

Yeah, not bad.

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Re: 'The film stars Ben Schwartz as Sonic the Hedgehog...
« Reply #66 on: December 10, 2018, 05:37:46 PM »
Ben schwartz has never let me down before, I don't see how this could be any different

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« Reply #67 on: December 10, 2018, 05:38:18 PM »

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Re: 'The film stars Ben Schwartz as Sonic the Hedgehog...
« Reply #68 on: December 10, 2018, 05:39:14 PM »
I've just remembered it's JIM BASTARD CAREY as robotic

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Re: 'The film stars Ben Schwartz as Sonic the Hedgehog...
« Reply #69 on: December 10, 2018, 05:40:02 PM »


I hate that hedgehog!

It takes real skill to plunge into the uncanny valley with a silhouette.

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Re: 'The film stars Ben Schwartz as Sonic the Hedgehog...
« Reply #70 on: December 10, 2018, 05:57:14 PM »
finally, a new speed of hero.

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Re: 'The film stars Ben Schwartz as Sonic the Hedgehog...
« Reply #71 on: December 10, 2018, 08:08:08 PM »
This...



...was not my idea.

Re: 'The film stars Ben Schwartz as Sonic the Hedgehog...
« Reply #72 on: December 10, 2018, 08:09:02 PM »
This looks unbelievably shit. Can't wait.

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Re: 'The film stars Ben Schwartz as Sonic the Hedgehog...
« Reply #73 on: December 10, 2018, 08:22:48 PM »
finally, a new speed of hero.

I wonder what speed it will be!

Will it be just an already-existing speed that no hero has ever reached prior to this, or an entirely new speed that hasn’t ever even been heard of before?

Exciting!!

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Re: 'The film stars Ben Schwartz as Sonic the Hedgehog...
« Reply #74 on: December 10, 2018, 09:27:04 PM »
A realistically portioned body with a cartoon Sonic head? Yikes.

Someone I know pointed out recently that the plot details revealed so far suggest it's basically a remake of Super Mario Bros. Good job nothing whatsoever went wrong with that project.

Just looked at the writing credits, five screenwriters have had a hand in this, which is usually a pretty good indication that the finished script will be a hot mess.


Re: 'The film stars Ben Schwartz as Sonic the Hedgehog...
« Reply #75 on: December 10, 2018, 09:47:45 PM »
The thing that bothers me most about that poster is the way they've put spikes on the inner part of the C.
It took me several minutes to work out that it's supposed to represent the back end of Sonic's head, but like, inverted...?

God help this film.

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« Reply #76 on: December 10, 2018, 10:15:39 PM »
I spent all that time looking at the C, I somehow failed to notice that they've covered Sonic's head and body with hair!!
Hirsute Sonic, I love it.
Oh god I hope they've also gone for the classic pink bellied design. That would make a nice contrast with the hair, with a kind of dowdy, pale fluff around the edges. Maybe give him some abs and nipples too.

My expectations for how shit this'll be are now so high, it's going to be a crushing disappointment when it comes out and inevitably gets middling reviews.
It'll somehow end up being completely unremarkable, won't it?

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Re: 'The film stars Ben Schwartz as Sonic the Hedgehog...
« Reply #77 on: December 10, 2018, 10:49:36 PM »
I spent all that time looking at the C, I somehow failed to notice that they've covered Sonic's head and body with hair!!
Hirsute Sonic, I love it.

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Re: 'The film stars Ben Schwartz as Sonic the Hedgehog...
« Reply #78 on: December 11, 2018, 12:25:38 AM »
I genuinely thought that was a shonky fanmade poster.  What the hell are they thinking?  Why haven't they just gone with the classic, iconic design of the character with his cartoonish, recognizably noodly limbs & cute oversized gloves & shoes, i.e. the design that will appeal to nostalgic adults who played Sonic games back in the '90s and the current younger Sonic fans who want him to look close to how he does in the most recent games?  Ludicrous.  It's almost as if they're trying to compete with Sonic's '90s rival Mario in terms of creating the least faithful movie adaptation.

Re: 'The film stars Ben Schwartz as Sonic the Hedgehog...
« Reply #79 on: December 11, 2018, 12:28:31 AM »
I don't understand.  Isn't that what he looks like?

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« Reply #80 on: December 11, 2018, 01:06:12 AM »
I don't understand.  Isn't that what he looks like?

What, a character with weirdly human muscle groups and creepy little monkey hands instead of simplistic noodle-limbs & oversized cartoony gloves & shoes? Yes.

Re: 'The film stars Ben Schwartz as Sonic the Hedgehog...
« Reply #81 on: December 11, 2018, 01:07:37 AM »
Is it not a live action film then? Genuine question rather than a wind up.

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« Reply #82 on: December 11, 2018, 01:26:51 AM »
From what I've read, Sonic at least is completely CG so there's literally no reason they couldn't have just gone with one of his classic designs & pleased most fans.  '90s Sonic even got converted to 3D for Sonic Generations which had you play him and his more lanky counterpart from the Sonic Adventure games onwards, and he looked perfect.  This thing by comparison is just bizarre and I can't imagine it appealing to anyone except people who don't actually like the character.

Re: 'The film stars Ben Schwartz as Sonic the Hedgehog...
« Reply #83 on: December 11, 2018, 01:47:17 AM »
From what I've read, Sonic at least is completely CG so there's literally no reason they couldn't have just gone with one of his classic designs & pleased most fans.

I think this is slightly unfair. Yes, obviously they could have made Sonic look like classic Sonic, but at the same time there are lots of good reasons to alter things, especially when you're adapting for different media. The film producers talk about the decision to change the design here.

However, none of this changes the fact that the redesign is obviously going to be thrillingly awful. Going by that interview, Sega aren't too keen on it either.

Re: 'The film stars Ben Schwartz as Sonic the Hedgehog...
« Reply #84 on: December 11, 2018, 02:12:17 AM »
I think this is slightly unfair. Yes, obviously they could have made Sonic look like classic Sonic, but at the same time there are lots of good reasons to alter things, especially when you're adapting for different media. The film producers talk about the decision to change the design here.

However, none of this changes the fact that the redesign is obviously going to be thrillingly awful. Going by that interview, Sega aren't too keen on it either.

I already read their reasoning before I made my post and still none of it makes sense to me.  They want to make a Sonic that fits into a more realistic universe... Nothing about Sonic, the character or the games, is realistic in the slightest.  They're jamming a square peg into a round hole to try and please an audience that doesn't exist.  It's like saying "we're going to adapt Lord of the Rings but a lot of that is a bit too unrealistic so we're setting the whole thing on a Council Estate'.  Actually that sounds great, forget everything I said before.

Re: 'The film stars Ben Schwartz as Sonic the Hedgehog...
« Reply #85 on: December 11, 2018, 02:18:10 AM »
Yes, just to clarify, the film is definitely going to be shit and always was.

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« Reply #86 on: December 11, 2018, 02:25:44 AM »
Kinda puts me in mind of those newer Smurf movies with photorealistic Smurfs annoying Neil Patrick Harris in New York City - surely the first thing any fan of Peyo's original comic series, or the Smurfs cartoon, or any other previous Smurf venture, would think up when asked about their ideal big-screen adaptation. 

Re: 'The film stars Ben Schwartz as Sonic the Hedgehog...
« Reply #87 on: December 11, 2018, 02:52:59 AM »
It's the same with the Turtles movies a few years ago, or the Tintin movie, or the recent Detective Pikachu trailer. There is a perceived need to make the characters more real-world to fit into the real world.

I don't really believe it. When they did the second Turtles movie they added Rocksteady and Bebop and made them much closer to the cartoon design than they had for the other characters. And the weird thing is that they just looked much better. Could it have been that simple all along?

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Re: 'The film stars Ben Schwartz as Sonic the Hedgehog...
« Reply #88 on: December 11, 2018, 06:18:14 AM »
Oh god that's horrifying.

Brilliant. Absolutely fantastic news.

Re: 'The film stars Ben Schwartz as Sonic the Hedgehog...
« Reply #89 on: December 11, 2018, 08:28:23 AM »