So, is the show actually ending? I know they actual show, Steven Universe, ended, but then the movie popped up, clearing the way for the Future storyline. I'm assuming that Steven Universe Future is the one thing that's getting closer to the finale...?
Another one here that watched the film, and I agree on everything Skye said. I might add that every time that Robotnik was on screen, my friends and I laughed a lot. Maybe not because of the jokes, but because of Carrey's acting. He definately enjoyed the experience, and it shows. Sonic himself feels like Sonic... most of the time. I found the character slightly annoying sometimes, probably due to the Spanish translation, since in some scenes Sonic instead of saying something like "cool!" or "nice" said "that's Sonic" as a way to express emotion. I have no idea why they did that, but it felt unnecesary. The dub was quite nice anyway. By the way, is it just me or is the movie being really successful? Considering it's a videogame movie based on a franchise with such a (undeserved) bad reputation nowadays, general audiences seem to like it! Hope it makes enought money to have a sequel, because... ohohohooooo, what a sequel it would be... I'm hyped, and didn't know I could be hyped for the sequel of a live-action Sonic film!
I saw the Sonic Movie last night. And it was pretty much how I expected. Spoiler free (assuming you've seen the trailers) thought below.
Firstly, I wanna say up front I did have fun. Looking at the film objectively, it’s a decent, run-of the mill ‘live action human befriends a CGI critter’ film. Not amazing, but certainly far from bad. What really buoys it up is Jim Carrey having a blast as Robotnik. So if you’re a Jim Carrey fan, that’s gonna be a big boost for the film.
For Sonic fans, Sonic himself is treated with heart. He’s different to regular Sonic, but in a way that makes sense for the film, and the core of his character is still there. One thing that did surprise me is how small scale it is, given all the big event superhero films, and the kinda threats Sonic usually goes up against. But here it’s just Sonic trying to escape Robotnik. And to be honest, I liked it. It was a nice change of pace. And seeing as the film is pretty much 'Sonic Origins' it fits.
While there are a fair few small niggles I have with the film, there’s only on big one. And that’s how generic it is. Given how unique and crazy some of the Sonic lore is, seeing it just be a standard ‘human/critter’ film was disappointing. But having said that, the final scene, and the mid-credit teaser, pretty much scream that if there is a sequel, the crazy is coming with it.
And that was my biggest surprise from the film. While my response to the film was ‘yeah, it’s fun’ the main thing I took away is that I am HYPED for the sequel. Here’s hoping it makes enough to get one.
Which brings me to the 'should you see it?' question. Yes! You should. Even if the aforementioned generic 'man and his CGI pal' plot is off-putting, even if you think you hate that, please, go see it. Because the more money it makes, the more likely that sequel will come, the more likely that sequel will get a good budget, and the more likely we'll a proper, full blown Sonic The Hedgehog film.
Chapter 1: Just asking nicely ———————— Continuing through the bazaar, Elias made his way to a building called “Doug’s Digs”. He was recommended by a friend of his for gear and provisions made for journeys away from civilization. He took a quick glance at the hours of business before entering the store.
“Eyy, welcome ta Doug’s Digs! Yous must be dat Elias fella Cliff was talkin’ bout. Barked a large dog. He was the owner of the store, cleaning some gear when Elias walked in.
He came up and gave him a firm handshake. “Hello, you must be Doug. I see Clifford came by here before me. He tell you what he plans on doing?”
“Eh, I don’t think he’s da kind of guy ta reveal his ‘Masta Plan’ so soon. But, he’s always lookin’ for da real deal wheneva it comes ta Archeology. Yous musta found somethin’ valuable.”
Right as Elias was about to say what he had, three Mobians came through the door. There was a bear, a lizard, and a vulture, and all of them were wearing semi-formal clothes with a small insignia on the shoulder.
“Heyo, welcome ta Doug’s Digs! If ya guys wanna take a look around for a moment, I’ll be right with ya.” Greeted Doug as he gestured a wave towards them.
“Uh... yes. Of course.” Replied the vulture as they all split up looking at his wares.
“Now, as I was sayin’, whatcha got dat Cliff’d wanna go all da way t-”
Elias raised his hand up for a moment in a way that only Doug could see, then quickly made a hand motion pointing at one of the customers. Doug noticed that the bear is staying close by the door, while the lizard and vulture were both slightly eying Elias’ satchel. Doug nodded his head and closed his eyes for a moment, making an “ahhh gotcha” motion.
“Alrighty then, I’m sure I’ve got some of da good rope over in dis section. Follow me.” Doug motioned his hand over the rope section towards the back of the building and put his hand on Elias’ back guiding him over. As they we making their way, the customers turned and started to make their way over while trying to remain inconspicuous by looking at his items.
As the lizard neared Elias, Doug quickly spun around with a haymaker on the bear, instantly flooring him. Elias turned around in time to block a couple jabs from the lizard. He quickly retaliated with one-two combo and a kick to the gut, but the lizard got back up swiftly and assumed a fighting stance.
The vulture charged at Doug and leapt with a drill kick, hitting Doug in the chest and knocking him back into the wall. Some of the equipment was knocked down and fell on top of his head incapacitating him. It was now a two-on-one fight. The lizard attempted a roundhouse aimed at his ribs, but Elias caught it and spun him around into his comrade. They both tried to get up off of each other while Elias went to check on Doug. ”Hey! Doug get up!” He yelled trying to wake him with shaking and pushing, but Doug only moaned. He turned his head just in time to see a punt kick come to his gut. He fell to the ground and received another kick from the lizard. He tried to get up but he was still recovering from the kicks when they grabbed his satchel and dug around in it. They pulled out the chain and looked at each other for a moment before bolting towards the door.
When they got to the door however, they couldn’t open it no matter how hard they pulled or pushed. ”You think you can just beat up my husband and walk away?!” Elias and the two men turned to the back of the store to see what appeared to be Doug’s wife. A Labrador of small stature had pulled a lever then went towards the men. She opened up with spinning roundhouse right to the surprised vulture’s head. The lizard then attempted to land a blow with a flurry of jabs but she deftly blocked or evaded every one, then retaliated with leaping uppercut, incapacitating him.
The vulture got up and tried to do two leaping kicks at her, but she easily dodged both. He had one more trick up his sleeve though, he grabbed the chain and lashed at her with it, keeping her at bay. Elias however took opportunity of the moment while he was focused on her and grabbed one of the rope bundles. He quickly tied a lasso and threw it at the vulture, ensnaring him. The dog then unloads on the vulture with a viciously fast combo: a knee to the gut, a jab to the face, a roundhouse to the ribs, and a final roundhouse to the head while he was recoiled in pain, effectively downing the vulture.
With all of them down for the count, she turns her attention to the slowly waking Doug.
“Das some sick moves honey...” he loosely puts together a sentence while regaining his consciousness.
“sigh What kind of trouble came in the door this time, Doug?” She retorted.
“I dunno, neva seen ‘em before.” “Douglas, you know what happened last time you dealt with shady people. I told you that Clifford fellow was just going to bring trouble to the family.” “Hun, I told ya dis is da last time I’d do a job like dis. Then I’m done and be da family man.” The husband and wife going back and forth brought a small smile to Elias’ face.
“So this is your wife, Doug? She held her own in a fight better than you did!” he laughed. Doug quickly turned with a reply. “Now see here, I took one out with a single swing. Whaddya think a dat?”
“Now, now boys, save the fighting for later. I’m sure you both did what you could before I saved your butts.” Joked Doug’s wife. “Anyways, you boys do your business. Love you hun.” She gives Doug a kiss on the cheek before heading to the back room.
“Right, I wonder who hired them and what they knew about this?” Elias pondered while picking up the chain. “Dat’s what they was after? A golden chain?” “Yep, but this chain has a long history to it. That’s what Clifford hired me to recover for his dig site. Said something about it being the final piece of the puzzle.” ”Right then, let’s tie up these goons and see what they know.”
Liza, Casino Night Zone Liza looked around at the incoming robots
"There are many of us here and we are doing a good job at holding them off. I expect that's why they're coming for us" she answered. "We're going to get overrun if we don't retreat, however. Even with more help"
She eyed Rouge while saying that -------------------------------------------------- Marine the Raccoon and Blaze, Downunda "Right, let loose the sails! Prepare to cast off!" Marine called out as she climbed on deck of her ship
Blaze followed her up but made no move to do anything
Marine looked over
"That means you! As captain here, I have important captain work! You do everything else!" she exclaimed
"Oh, of course. I don't mind. I just haven't travelled on these before" Blaze replied
"You haven't? Hmm... well I suppose I can show you one time... but you have to do it yourself afterwards!" Marine said
I bring forth a product of imagination in the form of a backstory to one of my characters in an RP: Mobius Reborn. It takes place a year before the RP begins.
This is more of a side story with some small details to my character rather than a full on origin story. It’s just meant to have some fun! ———————— Prologue Casino Night Zone
It’s a hot summer’s day. A busy day in the marketplace of the CNZ for today is part of a week long event. Many vendors enjoy the annual an open air bazaar setting where their customers can freely walk around and browse their wares. Many merchants offering produce or cooked food, many offering clothes or other fashion like jewelry, and some selling valuable treasures brought from other lands. We find Elias walking down the bazaar glancing at all the vendors. Until something catches his eyes. A golden chain and bracket adorned with jewels. “Like what you see, eh friend? This is a priceless piece I picked up not too long ago, found it in a cave with several other explorers... but only I escaped! For the cave was cursed! And it’s treasure forbidden! But I escaped with some of it’s treasures! Like this small chest full of gold and beautiful gems! Interested in this as well, friend?”
Elias looked at the chest closely, then looked at the gilded chain. After a few moments he finally looked up to the merchant.
“The prison bracket of the legendary Watcher Zasalamel... said to have been lost for centuries after his final disappearance... where did you say you found it?”
“Eh? Oh...uh...in Afrika!”
“Do you know where in Afrika? That’s a big continent.”
“Look man, the place was cursed and I barely escaped with my life from there!”
“Sure...” Elias begins to walk away.
“Hey wait! Does that mean you’re not interested in cursed treasure!” Elias turns around and looks at him. “I’m not interested in forgeries...” He continues down the bazaar, reaching into his satchel. He pulls out a golden chain that looked almost exactly like the merchant’s one. Admiring it for a moment, he puts it back and continues on. “But I will find the prison of Zasalamel...” ———————— Cue theme song! https://youtu.be/IeSU4FAWxfU
I might go to watch it a pair of days after it hits cinemas. I want to read some reviews first to see if it's worth the ticket's price... ...although I'll probably be stupid/fanboy enough to go watch it even being the worst movie ever filmed because of Sonic. Maybe even go at day one. And I shouldn't do that. I know I shouldn't.
We are 18 days aqay from the Sonic movie release (At least where I live in Canada), and my overall impression of the movie hasn't changed much. From the trailer; which I have seen multiple times, I have lightened up on it. It just cones down to how it sits with audiences at this point. I am curious is who here is going to see ut day 1.
Now THIS is what I fear the most, the fact that all this will most likely mean nothing in the overall narrative. Still, as long as Sega's shadow is over the scripts (again, if it's as how we think), seems like they will not try to change the status quo one bit. And don't get me wrong, you can tell great stories without any world-shattering crisis on the horizon, but if things don't change a little from time to time, a long running comic like this can end up feeling bland.
Zzzzzz.... Are there still zombies? There are.. oh... *goes back to sleep*
Sorry, I've been keeping abreast of what's happening. But the whole zombot thing is just so off-putting for me. And, tbh, the worst things get in story, the lower the stakes become to me. Because the more likely it is that the final cure will be a complete reset button with utterly ZERO lasting effects.
This is like when Shadow died in the Archie crossover. It didn't raise the stakes. It signalled 'NONE OF THIS WILL MATTER!'
(Okay, hope this doesn't count as double-posting...) I've been reading the most recent comics and... wow, some serious sh*t has happened. There have been some interesting chapters in my opinion. Maybe it's because my expectatives were low, but I felt like stakes have gotten REALLY high. And I like that. But I fear that all they've been building story-wise gets solved via deus-ex-machina, and as much as I like the zombot concept, I still think it could have worked better if it wasn't handled like your generic zombie apocalypse. Artwork is on point, as always. To me at this point the art the best quality this comic has to offer. I'll mention the great work made by Jack Lawrence (who seems to be the one drawing the most of this arc), newcomer (I think) Priscilla Tramontano in issue 22, and Adam Bryce Thomas in issue 24, giving us that manga-styled side of Sonic some of us love so much! Also worth mentioning some really good character interactions that make me remember Ian Flynn is the one still writing, although Sega might limit his narrative skills in order to... errr... whatever Sega wants. (BTW, do we use this thread to talk about the Tangle & Whisper mini-series too?)
I went ahead and finally got around to beating the hardcore runs of Leon and Claire in the Resident Evil 2 Remake. That marks off yet another platinum trophy in my collection. I am now up to 12 platinums.