So the first image, or silhouette of the blue blur’s new big picture movie poster came online today, and along with some new information, my reaction to this is simply – oh my God someone please tell this is a off season April fools joke because that’s not the Sonic I know! #SonicMovie is looking to be a straight up mess to be honest!
IGN had the honors of presenting the new and bastardized version of Sonic to the world and…yeah, take a look for yourself. You may think I’m being harsh over a movie that I’ve yet to see but trust me, I want nothing more than for Sonic to do well, in any media, but to keep it real with you chief, this ain’t it. This ain’t it at all!
I mean, what the fuck is that? Why does he look like he’s about to transform into his Werehog state from Sonic Unleashed? I have so many questions, which luckily enough, the creative team behind the movie were more than happy to provide. According to them in an interview with IGN:
That was always Stage 1 of adapting it to what the real world is and what a real animal would be like,” executive producer Tim Miller (director of Deadpool) said of giving Sonic fur. “It would be weird and it would feel like he was running around nude if he was some sort of otter-like thing. It was always, for us, fur, and we never considered anything different. It’s part of what integrates him into the real world and makes him a real creature.”
Then there are the shoes. “We looked at every different variation of what shoes he’s worn and we’re trying to pay homage to that and also make it current and present day in what we think a Sonic of today would wear,” producer Neal Moritz (producer of the Fast and the Furious franchise) told IGN.
OK, I’m kinda willing to give them that angle for an argument. I don’t agree with them..at all, but I can understand the difficulty of bringing a character like Sonic to the real world (which is why I was against that idea in the first place. To this day I STILL don’t know why they went for a hybrid CG in the first place, but I digress). The real kicker here is what they did with the eye and how SEGA felt about the changes made.
“I don’t think SEGA was entirely happy with the eye decision, but these sorts of things you go, ‘It’s going to look weird if we don’t do this.’ But everything is a discussion, and that’s kind of the goal, which is to only change what’s necessary and stay true to the rest of it,” said Miller. “He’s not going to feel like a Pixar character would because I don’t think that’s the right aesthetic to make it feel like part of our world.”
Yeah, I said this on my Twitter account but I’ll say it here too, I’ve lost all faith for the
#SonicMovie after reading what the creative team behind the movie have said. The Sonic that’s going to be on the big screen is a bastardization of Sonic. Is it too soon to judge the movie? Yes, but after reading their decision, I ain’t thrilled no-more. I really am not happy with this new look for Sonic, and it’s looking like this is going to be Dragon Ball Evolution and The Last Airbender all over again.
I still watch it though, I gotta see it to fully judge it myself but this is my first impression and I am not pleased. Let me know your thoughts on the movie poster. Bonus: I saw this tweet and it hurt me on how accurate this was:
Seriously, look at Detective Pikachu. Both are live action, yet the difference is night and day. I see Detective Pikachu and I think, yeah it may look a bit weird but I still see and recognise Pikachu. Sonic however you have to convince me that thing looks like Sonic. #SonicMovie pic.twitter.com/KGcjI5LGky
— jollychao25 (@maximumairride) December 10, 2018