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1 hour ago, Hobo said:

Although, this movie is totally aimed at adults who grew up with Sonic who will then bring their kids to see the movie. Which happens. It's been a marketing strategy for films for at least 20 years or more. People sure weren't screaming for a Rocky and Bullwinkle movie the year 2000.

I have a broader point around remakes here - remaking kids' entertainment properties goes back forever, but I don't think it always means "it's for the adults who grew up watching it". Usually, historically, it's because the adults who grew up watching it want to have a stab at making it. That's why you have The Jetsons, Flintstones and Scooby-Doo making a comeback in the '80s and early '90s, when the kids who watched in the '60s became animators and studio staff. 

What's changed in recent times is that we're more likely to see those old series remade, not for a new generation of kids, but for the same generation as adults, like the last Power Rangers movie. I honestly believe this Sonic movie is far more aimed at kids, but they'll be banking on easy nostalgia too.

47 minutes ago, Benjamin said:

Also, there's a stark difference between a character redesign and wanting to appease assholes who only want straight white dudes in their entertainment. Movie studios know that listening to dipshits could cause them to lose support from other more diverse and more profitable demographics. 

My worry is less about whether studios listen, and more about the license it gives the assholes. Assholes will now point to this movie as "they listened to us once, they'll do it again!" and use it to justify being louder and more obnoxious assholes than they already were.

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Just finished watching this. It was definitely better than I thought it would be. It’s about Detective Pikachu good. I think I liked it more though. I’ll probably put that down to Jim Carrey. The man is a gem.

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On 13/02/2020 at 04:20, Rocky said:

Just finished watching this. It was definitely better than I thought it would be. It’s about Detective Pikachu good. I think I liked it more though. I’ll probably put that down to Jim Carrey. The man is a gem.

Who is hotter - Pikachu or Sonic? 

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I saw it. It's fine! It's a kids movie, as it should be, so most of the stuff that I didn't like about it probably doesn't even register with them. I'd put it below Detective Pikachu but they're in the same ballpark.

Seeing it honestly makes the original decision they made on the character design even more bizarre to me, because the Sonic the Hedgehog in this movie is meant to be, like... ten or eleven or so. Why would you do that weird, hyper-realistic design when the movie doesn't work at all if you don't find him endearing?

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20 hours ago, RPS said:

Who is hotter - Pikachu or Sonic? 

Does the "Thanks" react also count as "Thanks, I Hate It". Cause if so, then I want to use that.

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4 hours ago, Benji said:

Does the "Thanks" react also count as "Thanks, I Hate It". Cause if so, then I want to use that.

Rank them in hotness and also dateability.

 

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Sonic would definitely be a good fuck, but you know he would suck as a boyfriend.

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2 hours ago, Daniel Bryan said:

Isn't that what you want?

 

I do the sucking. I would be the one sucking Sonic.

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Strange post to follow with this - but my wife and I took our son to see this earlier and he loved it. For anyone claiming that they shouldn’t have given into fan backlash and redesigned Sonic, well you’re wrong.

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Absolutely loved it. Genuinely, even the stuff I was sceptical about I was sold on by the end.

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It looks as though this film is doing well at the box office, which confirms to me that the assertion that Sonic only appeals to people looking for '90s nostalgia is completely wrong. This isn't something like Earthworm Jim. Sonic is still a character that most children recognise and, it would seem, are interested in seeing on the big screen.

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There were a couple of times in the film where I was like "okay, I don't know who the people who churn out scripts for kids' films are...but they could surely have tried a LITTLE harder on that bit of dialogue/plot point"...but overall, I enjoyed it. I would quite like a sequel, but sod's law suggests that there therefore won't be one. :shifty: 

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15 hours ago, Bobfoc said:

It looks as though this film is doing well at the box office, which confirms to me that the assertion that Sonic only appeals to people looking for '90s nostalgia is completely wrong. This isn't something like Earthworm Jim. Sonic is still a character that most children recognise and, it would seem, are interested in seeing on the big screen.

It's certainly not just a nostalgia thing. There's a bunch of Sonic cartoons, including SONIC Boom on the streaming apps that have kept Sonic relevant.

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47 minutes ago, iDOL said:

It's certainly not just a nostalgia thing. There's a bunch of Sonic cartoons, including SONIC Boom on the streaming apps that have kept Sonic relevant.

And there's been a steady stream of games over the years, along with all the plushy toys and whatnot. A fair few children have Sonic bags and lunchboxes too.

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