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Quote:In new interviews with Paramount executives and producers, we are finally getting details on what this new live-action Sonic The Hedgehog movie will be about and it sounds rather cringeworthy.

The first interview with James Gianopulos in Deadline has him talk about the overall premise for Sonic as a character in this new movie and that the beloved blue hedgehog will be a “delinquent”.

He’s a juvenile delinquent on the adventures in a pretty straight rural environment with a local policeman. It was instantly engaging and it was good enough where you could see where it’s going.

This is a very obvious and pretty massive deviation from the character in the games and it’s clear that they don’t understand this property at all.

Following that, the second interview with Neal Moritz at The Wrap fleshes out this new movie’s premise even further.

What we’re trying to do with Sonic is make a movie about a small-town police officer and Sonic at a time when they are both desperately in need of a friend, and we hope that this theme is friendship is what gives the film its heart and makes it prosper.

So not only is Sonic a juvenile delinquent but this will also be a buddy cop movie, which is a surreal kind of wrong.

Considering how badly Paramount messed up its Ghost in the Shell live-action movie adaptation, you would have thought that the company would have hired people who actually understand Japanese intellectual properties by now. Clearly, that is not the case here.

Instead, Sonic will be wrongly cast as a delinquent in a buddy cop movie. So as someone that has played the Sonic The Hedgehog games for years, I really don’t understand what Paramount is trying to do here, apart from alienating the entire fanbase it needs to engage with.

This live-action Sonic The Hedgehog movie will be released next year in theaters on November 15.

JIM CARREY IN TALKS TO PLAY EGGMAN IN THE SONIC MOVIE
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Here's the first images of a Cop set to appear in the Sonic Film

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Will it be on par with Sonic 06 for worst Sonic Story yet?

Will it be even worse?

I'll see this crap opening night with a microphone stuffed into my popcorn to catch how many times I choke laughing at how bad it'll be.
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It looks like a bad 80s/90s movie, like the kind Nostalgia Critic used to review 10 years ago, brought into the 21st century lmao
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(05-01-2019, 04:20 PM)JamesYTP Wrote: It looks like a bad 80s/90s movie, like the kind Nostalgia Critic used to review 10 years ago, brought into the 21st century lmao

Right? Jim Carry is carrying this film. If he wasn't in it, this movie is essentially another snoozefest. Sonic's model is just so damn awful. I've seen fan-edits, such as the ones below, that did it better:

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It's probably a marketing ploy. The design for Eggman at the end is just too good imo for them to have realistically thought that Sonic would be a hit in the current state. Their response to the turnaround leads me to think otherwise as well: rendering a digital image and going back into tweaking finished film seems like it would be very tedious and costly to do with the production release being so soon. With so many failed live actions movies on this genre, I highly doubt they'd actually go the route they did.

My rationale is that this negative talk generates a massive amount of buzz in the public: everyone's talking about the Sonic movie now that its been memed about. With a company coming out and saying they're planning to rework the image because of the backlash, that then generates the idea that, "Hey, they're actually gonna change the design and are listening to the fans."

Now you got all these people, regardless of how invested they are in to Sonic, willing to potentially go see the movie because they're going for the "good company" route. Having already planned this out and created the film with the right design for Sonic, while releasing a trailer with their fake, cringe worthy design for him. You appeal to the hardcore fanbase by setting the bar low in the first design release and playing this good guy appeal so your real design for Sonic isn't bashed because it's such a massive improvement to the first, while also drawing in not-so invested people with the dramatic story of a company changing their design post production in hopes of a better movie.

Course, I could be wrong here, but it's absolutely genius if this was the end goal for the trailer.
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(05-02-2019, 08:34 AM)ShineCero Wrote:
(05-01-2019, 04:20 PM)JamesYTP Wrote: It looks like a bad 80s/90s movie, like the kind Nostalgia Critic used to review 10 years ago, brought into the 21st century lmao

Right? Jim Carry is carrying this film. If he wasn't in it, this movie is essentially another snoozefest. Sonic's model is just so damn awful. I've seen fan-edits, such as the ones below, that did it better:

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Yeah, pretty much. Jim Carey hasn't been in much recently so if this movie does anything for anyone it'll be him doing what it does. His inclusion makes me think they might've been trying to go for the cheesy 90s movie feel because his Robotnik is so a 90s Jim Carey character lol. 
(05-06-2019, 01:11 PM)Vegetto Wrote: It's probably a marketing ploy. The design for Eggman at the end is just too good imo for them to have realistically thought that Sonic would be a hit in the current state. Their response to the turnaround leads me to think otherwise as well: rendering a digital image and going back into tweaking finished film seems like it would be very tedious and costly to do with the production release being so soon. With so many failed live actions movies on this genre, I highly doubt they'd actually go the route they did.

My rationale is that this negative talk generates a massive amount of buzz in the public: everyone's talking about the Sonic movie now that its been memed about. With a company coming out and saying they're planning to rework the image because of the backlash, that then generates the idea that, "Hey, they're actually gonna change the design and are listening to the fans."

Now you got all these people, regardless of how invested they are in to Sonic, willing to potentially go see the movie because they're going for the "good company" route. Having already planned this out and created the film with the right design for Sonic, while releasing a trailer with their fake, cringe worthy design for him. You appeal to the hardcore fanbase by setting the bar low in the first design release and playing this good guy appeal so your real design for Sonic isn't bashed because it's such a massive improvement to the first, while also drawing in not-so invested people with the dramatic story of a company changing their design post production in hopes of a better movie.

Course, I could be wrong here, but it's absolutely genius if this was the end goal for the trailer.

Ya know, that's an interesting theory. I remember one thought I had about that live action Ghost in the Shell they made years ago was "maybe all this controversy around it might actually be helping it, who would even be talking about it if not for that?". I think that would actually make a whole lot of sense for Sonic because unlike GitS we know for a fact that Sonic fans are never actually going to have an entirely positive reaction to anything and they haven't since like 1994 with the sole exception being Sonic Mania. Everything else was divisive,, with some fans liking their new directions and other not. So making something the fans will all initially hate might be the only thing that unites the fan base around the movie. 

Honestly with a big movie budget they could probably make a model for sonic that looks like the one from the games and people would probably be relatively well received and a lot faster to make them furball there.
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