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No.

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*pokes the Shoutbox* Wake up!

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Hi there!

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Boop

@  Ishapar : (14 December 2019 - 04:23 AM)

Not bad. Would be neat if my grandpa makes it that old.

@  Shadow : (12 December 2019 - 03:19 PM)

I hope I get to live to 93.

@  Wulfsbane : (11 December 2019 - 09:42 AM)

93

@  Ishapar : (09 December 2019 - 08:48 AM)

Shame to hear about that. How old was he?

@  RedG : (06 December 2019 - 06:04 PM)

Sorry to hear, Wulfsbane. My condolences.

@  Wulfsbane : (05 December 2019 - 10:43 PM)

My grandfather passed on the 17th.

@  chief : (30 November 2019 - 03:32 PM)

oh?

@  Wulfsbane : (28 November 2019 - 07:14 PM)

This year's Thanksgiving was a lot tougher than normal.

@  Wulfsbane : (28 November 2019 - 07:14 PM)

Same to you.

@  RedAuthar : (28 November 2019 - 03:47 PM)

Happy American Turkey Day

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http://www.sonicsatam.com/sea3on/

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H A P P Y H A L L O W E E N

@  Kev : (20 October 2019 - 02:19 PM)

Sally acorn painting you can try to follow along, needs re-voicing as its just me for now.

@  Kev : (20 October 2019 - 02:18 PM)

Made another cartoon episode, its a painting tutorial on youtube check out my channel= 2D 3D CARTOONS

@  Wulfsbane : (05 October 2019 - 11:05 PM)

Well the player base went up exponentially since the switch.

@  wildfire : (05 October 2019 - 08:39 PM)

Probably to help Bungie now that Activision's money isn't backing them.


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#261 John Roberts

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Posted 6 days ago

Do people even listen to critics anymore? The movie was pretty good. A bit of heart, a bit of humour and a lot of fun.
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#262 RedAuthar

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Posted 5 days ago

Do people even listen to critics anymore? The movie was pretty good. A bit of heart, a bit of humour and a lot of fun.


To an extent. The media follows critic opinions, so in turn other viewers will see that as the true response.

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Posted 5 days ago

Do people even listen to critics anymore? The movie was pretty good. A bit of heart, a bit of humour and a lot of fun.

Sorta. Depends on the IP.

 

For Sonic? no, no one listens to the critics anymore... especially from IGN


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Posted 4 days ago

I don't think anyone listens to IGN period.

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Posted 4 days ago

I liked the movie. To hell with the critics. It wasn't ideal, but I enjoyed it. The redesigned look of Sonic is super cute and Robotnik is amazing. I'm all for part 2 if it comes to that.



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Posted 4 days ago

I don't think anyone listens to IGN period.

They do a great job previewing things. That's about it


The Scribes, if anyone wants to join a growing community. Ask me if you want to know more.

 

“Some say that he is the only man in history to buy a DFS sofa when there wasn’t a sale on, and that his favourite boxing venue is Munich airport. All we know is he’s called the Stig.”

 

“Some say that if you hold him in the wrong way he doesn’t work properly, and that just very recently he developed an irrational hatred of Rubens Barrichello. All we know is he’s called the Stig.”

 

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Posted 4 days ago

I don't think most viewers these days see critic responses as the "true" response, particularly in an age where the dichotomy between "viewer" and "critic" has fundamentally changed as movies (and games) change. I see this in the game industry where I work, and I've seen it for popular film franchises, where a sense of ownership has transferred (for better or worse) on those who have become invested in them. It's why I'm glad Rotten Tomatoes has both a Critic and Audience score.

A review for Sonic by a professional critic who has never played a Sonic game is going to miss the deeper elements of the movie that taps into lore. I'm not going to spoil anything here but those who have seen it will know what I'm referring to. To a professional critic, it'll be what it at its most basic level is: a Hollywood movie where you could swap out Sonic for any other IP and you'd get the same result. Which isn't an unfair argument to make.

But the end product is a movie with Sonic in it, and for people like me who grew up on Sonic and went in with expectations that this would be a kid's movie first and foremost, they'll likely come out agreeing with the audience reception, which has been surprisingly glowing. I'm more likely to consider a Sonic fan's review of this movie far more "true" than a professional review.

Personally, I thought it was great, and I'll be seeing it again.


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Posted 3 days ago

Personally I rated the movie 9/10 on my country's IMDB equivalent despite the average 6.5 rating. Before going to see the movie I read a fan's review there, which contained all the info I needed - to sum up she liked the movie as a fan and was excited to see all the little details and references throughout the movie. Written in a concise and mature language, it sufficed for me to feel I'd enjoy it. And I did. Coming out of the film screening I don't really care what professional critics say, the movie is great.

 

Actually, I saw critic opinions that Sonic movie director didn't know what to do with the material and the result is generic and whatever. I think the director knew exactly what he was doing with various nods to Sonic community here and there. What I didn't understand is the original Sonic design. Was that some higher-up's stubborn decision or a marketing team's weird focus group study result? Or was it an expensive PR stunt to get attention?



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It's amazing how this movie went from "Super Mario Bros. The Movie 2.0" to being the most successful video game to movie adaptation. Seriously, over $10,0000 in the first weekend? That's just amazing.

I saw the film and I enjoyed it. Loved Ben Swartz as Sonic and I overall I really liked the movies take on the character. He's got the cocky attitude, but they explore more aspects of the character. He's got these amazing powers he loves to use for his personal amusement, but it's because of those powers he's forced to isolate himself which begins to take a toll on him. It was emotional depth I was honestly not expecting to see.

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Posted A day ago

The movie was fantastic, yeah.

The original design was definitely not a PR stunt. You don't do something like that when the outcome results in the laying off of a small army of artists, the closure of their studio, and all the rest of it. (In my experience those layoffs occur due to more mundane, less conspiratorial reasons, usually to do with poor project/team management). It was definitely the result of focus-group/corporate nonsense getting in the way of creativity, and there's evidence that Sega was unhappy as well.

Mostly, I'm just laughing that the creator of Sonic's Adventure saved that film. That guy is just nuts.


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Mostly, I'm just laughing that the creator of Sonic's Adventure saved that film. That guy is just nuts.

 

It's true that Tyson Hesse was brought in to help redesign Sonic for the movie, but it wasn't just him alone, there were others involved. Plus Hesse is actually a solid guy. I got to meet him at the Summer of Sonic 2016 event where he was signing autographs and doing quick sketches. He was even selling actual print copies of 'Sonic's Big Fat Adventure' so I snagged one. Nuts? Maybe a little for Big Fat Adventure, but more awesome than nuts.


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I've forgotten that my presence here has been largely absent so I'll clarify that I'm being largely facetious. You are correct in that an entire team of artists (RIP) worked their asses off to save the movie. I'm referring (exaggeratedly) to his role in heading up design.

Also, just to be clear, I don't mean nuts in a negative sense. I mean nuts as in his whole career is nuts. The guy is a joy to follow online.


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