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Sonic the Hedgehog - New official trailer (with new Sonic appearance)

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  1. [3]
    cutchyacokov
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    tl;dw: Sonic doesn't look horrifying anymore. Movie still looks like hot garbage but at least it's not hot garbage that will haunt your nightmares.

    tl;dw: Sonic doesn't look horrifying anymore. Movie still looks like hot garbage but at least it's not hot garbage that will haunt your nightmares.

    18 votes
    1. [2]
      CALICO
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      It's definitely not going to be high-art, but Jim Carrey looks like he'll be fun in this. Side note: I've been seeing a lot of people conspiracy theorizing that nightmare-Sonic was an intentional...

      It's definitely not going to be high-art, but Jim Carrey looks like he'll be fun in this.

      Side note: I've been seeing a lot of people conspiracy theorizing that nightmare-Sonic was an intentional PR Stunt, and I'd like to get ahead of any of that silliness here by saying that doing such a thing would be an incredible waste of man-hours and money; I'm not sure if the average person truly appreciates how much work goes into modeling, texturing, animating, rendering, and compositing. I think the first Sonic model was a genuine fuckup.

      18 votes
      1. AugustusFerdinand
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        Jim Carrey back to being outrageous Jim Carrey is the only reason I'll waste time on this. I have no doubt the movie will be awful, just as I have no doubt that Jim Carrey will be awesome in his...

        Jim Carrey looks like he'll be fun in this.

        Jim Carrey back to being outrageous Jim Carrey is the only reason I'll waste time on this. I have no doubt the movie will be awful, just as I have no doubt that Jim Carrey will be awesome in his role.

        incredible waste of man-hours and money

        Which means nothing so long as it pays off. This is a chart of 2018 theatrical release movies and how much they made at the box office. I'm willing to wager that pretty much everything that made less than $1M wasn't profitable, which makes it an incredible waste of man-hours and money. The $1M mark is at spot 251 of 735, so nearly 2/3 of all of the movies were released theatrically. It gets even worse if you consider all releases as IMDB says that nearly 12,000 feature films were released last year.

        Now there is the separate conversation of what constitutes a waste. Is it wasted money to the studio that had to pay for it? Sure. Was it wasted money to all of the people employed to complete it? Surely not. Those people now have money to live that they wouldn't have otherwise. Money that went from doing nothing while sitting in a studio's bank account to money that was spent to have someone perform a task which will then continue onward as those individuals pay other individuals to perform a job. Studio to actor, actor to plumber, plumber to waitress, waitress to grocer, grocer to farmer. No one from actor on down is going to say the movie was a waste.

        4 votes
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    mb3077
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    I've noticed a trend recently that the discussions revolving around upcoming 'blockbuster' movies mostly focus on things that are not related to the movie itself. Take this movie for example, what...

    I've noticed a trend recently that the discussions revolving around upcoming 'blockbuster' movies mostly focus on things that are not related to the movie itself.
    Take this movie for example, what are some of the narratives about it?

    1. They actually listened to our critiques and made changes
    2. I love Jim Carry
    3. I love Sonic

    Notice how none of these three statements have anything to do with the contents of the movie itself, as far as I'm concerned we could be talking about an upcoming Sonic cartoon, comicbook, video game, etc.

    It's a bit of an exaggeration because there really is some discussion about the contents of the trailer, but from what I've seen it is not the main focus at all.

    5 votes
    1. Grawlix
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      Also, while this is a much better trailer, unless they actually did re-shoots, then the bad material from the first trailer is still in the movie. I mean, this trailer had some mediocre jokes, but...

      Also, while this is a much better trailer, unless they actually did re-shoots, then the bad material from the first trailer is still in the movie. I mean, this trailer had some mediocre jokes, but the last one was downright terrible—it just got buried under the horrifying CG Sonic.

      That said, I do think Jim Carrey is worth mentioning. I unironically like his Robotnik, and him hamming it up and chewing the scenery will almost certainly be the best part of the movie.

      10 votes
    2. Loire
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      That would be because the movie looks like trash, and the trailer has nothing to talk about other than the authentic looking Sonic. But, hey, people pay to see hot garbage every weekend why are we...

      Notice how none of these three statements have anything to do with the contents of the movie itself, as far as I'm concerned we could be talking about an upcoming Sonic cartoon, comicbook, video game, etc.

      That would be because the movie looks like trash, and the trailer has nothing to talk about other than the authentic looking Sonic.

      But, hey, people pay to see hot garbage every weekend why are we suddenly acting like this isn't worthy of theatres?

      Honestly I'm considering buying a ticket and slipping into something else. I have no desire to see the movie but I sort of want to encourage studios to listen to fans and making expensive changes.

      8 votes
  3. ainar-g
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    I used to be a massive Sonic fan during my whole childhood and early teens. That initial “gangsta” trailer made absolutely sure that I won't go to a theatre to see the new Sonic film and instead...

    I used to be a massive Sonic fan during my whole childhood and early teens. That initial “gangsta” trailer made absolutely sure that I won't go to a theatre to see the new Sonic film and instead wait for Nostalgia Critic1 to review it.

    This trailer made me actually want to go to theatres and watch the film. Maybe even with friends. Which is amazing, considering how bad the first trailer was. Now I only have two concerns: why the hell did Sonic decide to hide on Earth and where the hell is our foxy boy Miles Prower?


    1 I know, I know, #ChangeTheChannel, “vindictive former employees”, and all that, but what can I do? Douge is still very entertaining to me, and almost every review has a line, or a delivery of a line, that leaves me roaring. Those Stamps.Com ads though…

    3 votes
  4. Sand
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    It looks 5 times better, but it's still garbage. The idea of Sonic going to live action Earth was bad enough, but none of the jokes are any good either. Edit: Would be nice if this topic had the...

    It looks 5 times better, but it's still garbage. The idea of Sonic going to live action Earth was bad enough, but none of the jokes are any good either.

    Edit: Would be nice if this topic had the tag 'adaptations'.

    2 votes
  5. Wendigo
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    I kinda feel obligated to watch this but the last bit of my childhood died with the latest terminator movie.

    I kinda feel obligated to watch this but the last bit of my childhood died with the latest terminator movie.

    1 vote