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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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