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Postby FreakyFilmFan4ever » Fri Dec 13, 2019 4:13 am

I’ve never seen it either, but the terrible looking creative decisions really intrigue me. I can’t wait to experience this in a packed theater, seeing who reacts to what in which way and all that.

I actually kind of think that it’s a pity that Sonic got redesigned. Don’t get me wrong, he now looks better than I could have ever imagined, especially for a live-action movie. But the movie itself never looked all that good to begin with, so the better design makes it look like it will just be a normally bad movie instead of a mesmerizingly bad movie.

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Postby robersora » Fri Dec 13, 2019 11:05 am

I'm kind of a contrarian, when it comes to these things. Like I don't think that Cats movie, or even the OG Sonic looked that bad. Weird, for sure...but bad? Maybe it's because I have no nostalgia for these properties whatsoever (I've never even seen cats or a ghostbusters movie).
On the other hand I loved the Lionking as a child and was subsequently disgusted by the look of the new version. WHERE ARE THE COLORS AND THE FACIAL EXPRESSIONS DISNEY.
So that checks out.

As for who decides that CGI needs to look "realistic" I don't know. It's like people are in charge who talk at length about the graphical fidelity of a game. Absolutely worthless. I for one am happy Visual Works exist, they do a tremendous job. Also, the new Lupin movie looks great. Japan might be late to CG, but they seem to understand that it's an art and not a technical discipline.
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Postby FreakyFilmFan4ever » Fri Dec 13, 2019 4:23 pm

^ With Sonic, it was less “He doesn’t look like old Sonic,” and more “No child wants that nightmare fuel as a plush toy they’d sleep with.” I remember seeing that design for the first time and immediately watching 7 episodes of Excel Saga in a row just to cope with how crazily awful and unappealing that design looked.

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Postby robersora » Fri Dec 13, 2019 10:27 pm

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idk, I think he looked funny. But I also unironically think that
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Postby Gus Hanson » Fri Dec 13, 2019 10:42 pm

For me, the issue with the new Sonic trailer wasn't so much the redesign of the character, either way it's a blue hedgehog, it was the decision to change "Gangsta's Paradise" to "Blitzkrieg Bop" as the soundtrack hook. Of all the things the first trailer of Sonic got right, I think Coolio's rap brought an edge that the Ramones sadly is being brought in by every desperate film to back up the sound team. :facepalm:
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Postby Reichu » Mon Dec 16, 2019 9:04 am

"Gangstas Paradise" was an awful awful choice. Sonic is not supposed to be "edgy", he's supposed to be heroic, upbeat, and witty. You want "edgy", we have a hedgehog for that -- Shadow.

How about they make a movie where he and Knuckles team up? Double the edge and angst, and nobody is allowed to complain if there is rap everywhere. Coolio can voice Shadow and Snoop Dawg can be Knuckles. Go, Hollywood, Go!!

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Postby silvermoonlight » Tue Dec 17, 2019 12:24 pm

View Original PostReichu wrote:"Gangstas Paradise" was an awful awful choice. Sonic is not supposed to be "edgy", he's supposed to be heroic, upbeat, and witty. You want "edgy", we have a hedgehog for that -- Shadow.

How about they make a movie where he and Knuckles team up? Double the edge and angst, and nobody is allowed to complain if there is rap everywhere. Coolio can voice Shadow and Snoop Dawg can be Knuckles. Go, Hollywood, Go!!


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Postby El Squibbonator » Tue Dec 17, 2019 12:55 pm

Speaking of which, do we know if Knuckles, Tails, or any of the other game characters besides Sonic and Robotnik are going to be in the movie?
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Postby FreakyFilmFan4ever » Wed Dec 18, 2019 9:03 pm

The Hollywood Reporter's review of cats is upon us, gentlefolk. Mind-blowing quote from the article in the spoiler...

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The Hollywood Reporter's review of Cats mentions, on top of the cat-human visual hybrids, "tiny mice with human faces" and "dancing cockroaches."

HOW???? HOW DID IT BECOME SO MUCH WORSE THAN BEFORE????????

I literally cannot wait to see this film, I'm buying tickets right now.

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Postby silvermoonlight » Thu Dec 19, 2019 4:39 am

View Original PostFreakyFilmFan4ever wrote:The Hollywood Reporter's review of cats is upon us, gentlefolk. Mind-blowing quote from the article in the spoiler...

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The Hollywood Reporter's review of Cats mentions, on top of the cat-human visual hybrids, "tiny mice with human faces" and "dancing cockroaches."

HOW???? HOW DID IT BECOME SO MUCH WORSE THAN BEFORE????????

I literally cannot wait to see this film, I'm buying tickets right now.


Please tell me if it's a so bad its good vibe or if it's so bad it's bad as rotten is putting it around 17% (At the current time of this post) because its looking to be very bad all around. cue Judi Dench complaining and whining and blaming people that her big part got ignored or the didn't see it despite that she as in the theatre show years ago but bust her ankle and had to leave, while the others just walk it off and go on to better parts.
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Postby FreakyFilmFan4ever » Wed Dec 25, 2019 4:15 am

^
I posted my thoughts in the Recently Watched thread. Also, Judi Dench is apparently trying to score some attendance-boosting brownie points by saying that her character in the movie is trans, despite it not being textual or even subtextual anywhere in the film. This really isn't helping the film's situation out much, as most of the trans audience members are just rejecting the obvious and weak forced-word-of-mouth marketing stunt.

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Postby silvermoonlight » Thu Dec 26, 2019 6:14 pm

View Original PostFreakyFilmFan4ever wrote:^
I posted my thoughts in the Recently Watched thread. Also, Judi Dench is apparently trying to score some attendance-boosting brownie points by saying that her character in the movie is trans, despite it not being textual or even subtextual anywhere in the film. This really isn't helping the film's situation out much, as most of the trans audience members are just rejecting the obvious and weak forced-word-of-mouth marketing stunt.


I wanna be surprised by Dench but sadly I'm not as she is, in reality, a declining A-lister she still hasn't figured it out yet. Also just because Kevin Spacey looked after her, after her husband died that does not mean he's a nice man and her defending this sexual predator made her look like an utter moron some years ago so her going for the LGBT play shows just how out of touch she is. Plus no ones going to fall for it because as you say it's not out there in the film and after the huge issues with young dumbledore in fantastic beasts audiences will be super wary now of creators using the LGBT card for pure tokenism purposes.
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Postby movieartman » Wed Jan 29, 2020 6:27 am

Universal & Blumhouse are apparently teaming up to do a new The Thing movie adapting the original recently unearthed manuscript for the Who Goes There novel called Frozen Hell.
https://bloody-disgusting.com/movie/360 ... nal-novel/

Carpenter's The Thing is my favorite horror movie of all time and the best I have ever seen so I am not sure how to feel. Blumhouse's Halloween sequel was well received but their Black Christmas remake was awful from what I have heard, trailer had massive spoilers. Haven't seen either yet.
Kinda wish it was a sequel the 81 film, could have adapted the well received The Thing video game which Carpenter considers to be the official sequel.

My preferences for the film...
(1) Mainly use practical effects for the love of god, learn from the 2011 film which the producers fucked by demanding CGI completely cover over the practical effects they already filmed. Pricks. I say that as someone who liked the 2011 film.

(2) For director my ideal choices would be...
- Denis Villeneuve (blade runner 2049, sicario, arrival), probably will be too busy with his Dune adaptations.
- Cary Joji Fukunaga (true detective s1, beast of no nation)
- Johan Renck directing and Craig Mazin writing (they did hbo's phenomenal Chernobyl series)


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