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I mean... he at least kinda looks like an animal?
I say he looks ok
Could be a lot worse
He isn't wearing gloves, his hands are just white.
I honestly think this is the result of "focus testing".
Anyone actually going to post a link to the image? No? Then I will.◊
I can't get over the white hands. Just give him gloves.
It's like a disgruntled artist hunched over his canvas screaming "they'll all be sorry!" and devoted himself to making the worst thing he possibly could.
It could've been worse but isn't really that great
at least forcing Sonic into the Human-Focused Adaptation cliche means this treatment won't be given to anyone else right
I like the white furred hands, it's kinda funny
Like people assume he has gloves only to tell them "No, i'm not wearing gloves, this are my hands"
Edited by Fedetropes on Mar 5th 2019 at 5:14:29 PM
If you literally just change the eyes he looks far better.
I’m not sure that looks better. Now he’s got the odd semi-realistic body, plus googly eyes to match.
Edited by KnownUnknown on Mar 5th 2019 at 12:35:55 PM
Uhhhhh, yeah, have to agree I don't think that's better.
The new one is on left, the right is the design the people making the movie are using which has the googly eyes.
I do agree his proportions are still off though.
Edited by Wispy on Mar 5th 2019 at 12:50:40 PM
As far as the movie, I can't even say its bad design as much as it feels like it genericized him to the point of being forgettable. This one feels less like a gaming icon with attitude and more the sort of bland mascot a local elementary school created for motivational posters.
"Sonic's the name, speed and clean hallways are my game!"
I just want this movie to quietly die. The franchise does not need this right now.
"lol Sonic was never good" - everyone when they see this like they've been saying for 13 years now.
Agreed. What it DOES needs is an animated movie by Phil Lord & Chris Miller a la The LEGO Movie or Into the Spider-Verse that lures you in with humor and one-liners only to catch you by surprise with drama but then you are reminded of why you came in the first place.
Edited by TargetmasterJoe on Mar 5th 2019 at 8:17:01 AM
Sigh. I mean, the design is pretty much what I expected it to be. I can tolerate it at least. It really does look like that the producers insisted on making it realistic over making it look appealing, with only some cartoonish elements being retained. I think the quills and colors are about the only signature design elements carried over. Everything else is just kind of an uninspired approximation. If you changed the hair and colored him brown, it'd just be another furry. There is no style, it's just boring. It's like Real Is Brown but applied to everything except the color.
I have to compare these design decisions to Detective Pikachu; the pokemon may look weird with realistic fur and textures, but I think those prove that the shapes and silhouettes carry those designs even in a realistic setting. The art style is a part of the identity of both these franchises. Pikachu does have a slight advantage in that it's world isn't supposed to be ours, and the sheer number on 'mons in it makes it so one doesn't stand out so much...but on the other hand, if Sonic is supposed to be from another world, why shouldn't he stand out more?
The producers probably looked at the goggle eyes and big feet and said "That wouldn't make sense in real life." The only reason I can think for the lack of socks and gloves is that those look dorky in real life.
I guess now we just wait for the trailer and see if Ben Shwartz's acting can make up for it. Jim Carrey is still a toss up for me. This isn't going to ruin the movie for me, but it's still a let down. At this point I'm finally feeling numb to it all, as I can't say I like the design but I can't work up any real anger over it either. Can't wait for all the memes that are going to come from the awkward freeze frame shots.
Edited by StarOutlaw on Mar 5th 2019 at 8:16:10 AM
I lost hope as soon as it became clear this was another "cartoon character meets random white guy" like Alvin and the Chipmunks and The Smurfs.
That's what Alvin and the Chipmunks already was though.
I fully expect an out-of-place rap scene.
Milton Knight, a cartoonist who worked on "The Adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog", has reportedly been the victim of a hate crime.
Thats really shitty hope hes okay.
I am already seeing a certain group of people trying to say this was faked....
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