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PostPosted: 11-12-2019 03:49 AM           Profile   Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


Old


New


Phew :toothy:




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PostPosted: 11-12-2019 05:34 AM           Profile   Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


It's so obvious they did it on purpose.




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PostPosted: 11-12-2019 05:49 AM           Profile   Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


^^^ Not sure if serious.

Of course they did it on purpose. The film was basically complete when they started to receive massive backlash from the trailer. They then spent millions of dollars to appease the nerds. Of course they did it on purpose.

Oh, you mean they accidentally fixed it?




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PostPosted: 11-12-2019 06:01 AM           Profile   Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


No, what I think he means is that they released the original trailer with a dumb ass looking Sonic on purpose to stir controversy (and thus attention) only to have the movie with the "new" version of Sonic already done and ready to go. Just look at the YouTube comments. Paramount Pictures is now a hero company in the eyes of these goldfish-level-attention-span nerds.

It's a cynical outlook on things, but not a strange or unwarranted one. The movie and games industries have proven many times before they have no idea what people want and usually are blind to such feedback. I sincerely hope the Sonic situation is genuinely a case of the people behind the movie making a mistake and now correcting it, but I can't blame anyone for thinking otherwise.




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PostPosted: 11-12-2019 06:36 AM           Profile   Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


What Eraser said. One big publicity stunt.




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PostPosted: 11-12-2019 06:43 AM           Profile   Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


I feel like this one is genuine.

The amount of negative feedback that was received by Paramount was massive. You can't seriously tell them they wouldn't take action if the vast majority of their target audience was alienated upon seeing the trailer?

They might screen tested with people who had no idea about Sonic and therefore it just looked normal.

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Within two days of its release, the trailer had been viewed more than 20 million times on YouTube, and has received hundreds of thousands of "dislike" ratings.


Thats a pretty big thing for any company. Plus they have missed their original release date by 3 months (and at a very empty time in cinema; no big releases currently). Perhaps Phant could give some insight on if that is long enough to change the design of a CGI character and re-render him into an entire film (in addition to the 6 months before the initial release). It seems more than plausible to me?




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PostPosted: 11-12-2019 07:03 AM           Profile Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


Not to mention that everyone in the company would have to be in on the "scam" if it was true.. I'm not sure there are mooks in marketing smart enough to do something like this one purpose!

I reckon you're right, the screen tests etc were done on folk who didn't really have any understanding or investment in Sonic.

Anyway, new trailer looks cheesy as fuck, my kids are going to love it and I am 100% going to watch it with them.
Need to dust off my old STC issues out the attic! (uk "Sonic the Comic... yeah)




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PostPosted: 11-12-2019 07:19 AM           Profile   Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


vesp wrote:
Need to dust off my old STC issues out the attic! (uk "Sonic the Comic... yeah)


I have loads of those :toothy: :toothy: :toothy:




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PostPosted: 11-12-2019 09:57 AM           Profile   Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


Κracus wrote:
What Eraser said. One big publicity stunt.


That’s retarded. Do you know how much CGI costs? There’s no way a studio would risk several millions of dollars on the off chance that it creates a buzz and ultimately develops more hype.

Conspiracy theorist bullshit...




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PostPosted: 11-12-2019 10:05 AM           Profile   Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


Yeah... watch for new movies coming out with the same kind of outrage/backlash upon seeing the first preview and then doing a 180 and "fixing" problems after initial reviews. It's easy to do, just take a childhood icon, fuck it up completely and then watch them change it up before release. I'm surprised they didn't do that with ghostbusters.




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PostPosted: 11-12-2019 11:32 AM           Profile Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


Eraser wrote:
No, what I think he means is that they released the original trailer with a dumb ass looking Sonic on purpose to stir controversy (and thus attention) only to have the movie with the "new" version of Sonic already done and ready to go. Just look at the YouTube comments. Paramount Pictures is now a hero company in the eyes of these goldfish-level-attention-span nerds.

It's a cynical outlook on things, but not a strange or unwarranted one. The movie and games industries have proven many times before they have no idea what people want and usually are blind to such feedback. I sincerely hope the Sonic situation is genuinely a case of the people behind the movie making a mistake and now correcting it, but I can't blame anyone for thinking otherwise.


You said it best in these words ....the games industries have proven many times before they have no idea what people want ...
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PostPosted: 11-12-2019 03:29 PM           Profile Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


curious to know what the plot would be to a movie starring a blue running hedgehog




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PostPosted: 11-12-2019 03:32 PM           Profile Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


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