To me, this trailer is better than the previous one not only because of the design, but because Sonic feels like Sonic. Also, shows more action and less real-world stuff, so maybe that's why the overall footage seems better.
It's a huge improvement... something that wasn't that difficult to achieve in the first place. I gotta admit, I genuinelly like the new/more classic design, as some of you, gives me hope, seems we'll see the ACTUAL SONIC in the Sonic the Hedgehog movie. Wow. What an acomplishment. BUUUUUUUUUUT let's not forget: the generic hollywood-esque "alien creature befriends human guy in need for a filial figure and tries to escape from the USA military while discovering the power of [insert POSSITIVE VALUE here]" is still there. And so is Jim Carrey as white Blade doctor Robotnik. And so are the silly jokes (although some of them made me laugh) As well as the strange reconceptualization of Sonic's powerset: like electric powers (although at least they made a Flash reference that makes me think they knew how similar that lightning thingy is) or the energy-charged falling quills.
I had the intention of watching the movie anyway, but now I know I won't puke because of the visuals.
-Tekno the Canary, Casino Night Zone "This is insane. And I live with mutated frogs...this is whole new level of madness..." Tekno thought. "Does anyone know where these machines are coming from, and..." The green canary stopped talking, once her sight reached to the increasing number of badniks that were approaching them. "...and why are they coming to US?!" Tekno couldn't even catch her breath. Couldn't she just have stayed in her safe and almost unnoticed underground lab, ignoring the trembling floor for a couple hours? She'd been in dire situations, but this? This was too much for her. "I... I can't stay here. I must find that frog. Or else..." But how much time had passed since she saw this particular frog? Would she ever find it? Was it worth it, letting this people without medical assistance? After all, she knew first aids. Perhaps her pressence there could make a difference. This was the moment to put her knowledge at the service of this good people... ...if she survived long enough without being captured. "Alright... before these metallic beasts get closer, is anyone hurt?" Tekno asked, in hopes of doing something productive for one day.
-Sonic the Hedgehog, Island "It's not the first time I've seen one of these." The spiked azure creature said, slipping his fingers over the surface of the biplane. "I sort of know how to pilot them..." The hedgehog nodded, and suddenly changed his tone to a more embarrased one, after memories proved his last statement slightly wrong: "Weeeeeell, to be more precise, I TRIED piloting one of them. Ended up realizing that flying is not my thing. I prefer... running, hehehe..." His tone shifted into a more serious one. "Still, I cannot run over water for much time, so if I want to know what's going outside with those... flying... things, I'm gonna need an aircraft of some sort." Then several thought crossed the blue speedster's mind, things that he could have not taken into consideration: What if the kid knew about what was happening outside? Could make sense, would be weird if he hadn't at least heard something. What if he was hurt? Didn't seemed so. His orange fur might look a little dirty, probably due to him using the machinery nearby, but he was fine, even counting his... two tails? Did he escaped from the disaster? Maybe he was hiding in here, hoping that no one could see him. Should he even drag a kid into this, without even knowing the risks of the situation? The hedgehog loved venturing into the unknown, sure, but the life of another person might be put in jeopardy in this case. A young person that would have wanted to stay away from the danger as long as possible. Before any more questions popped into his mind, he once again looked at the fox. Maybe it wasn't the best time to ask those questions. Maybe just one question would be more than enough: "Anyway, do YOU need help, buddy?" he friendly asked, standing before the adorable young mechanic he just met. Realising he hadn't even introduced himself yet, he added: "And, yeah, excuse my manners, young man..." He said, taking a bow, trying to make fun of the situation. "I'm Sonic." he said inmediately changing his pose, getting closer to the vulpine, and giving him a hand. "Sonic the Hedgehog. And you are...?"
Gotta call Cartoon Network. Seems some designer from there lost this concept art. Please, send it back inmediately so that this cutie Catie can be on the show! You've put a lot of thought in this one, even drawing scenes from her past. Dig the design, and all the variants! I honestly think this character could work even aside from O.k. K.O's universe, but at the same time it works with the show's aesthetic. You know what you were doing drawing this. You always do...
By popular demand (nah, just a friend of mine asked me to do it), I'm finally plaing a Pokemon game: Pokémon Leaf Green Edition. Arceus have mercy on me, 'cause I suck at stragey games... It's the first Pocket Monsters game I'm planning on finishing (at least beating the League). Wish me luck. I'll need it. Although I'm playing it at my friend's house, week after week. Although this guy is basically a walking Pokemon strategy guide. Although it's emulated and I can save and load the game anywhere and anytime I want. Even with all those facilities I might fail miserably.
Cool, but I think there's already an Manga an Anime thread you can post your recommendations in... Actually, here it is: https://en-forums.sonicscanf.org/topic/164-general-animemanga-thread/ I'm sure a lot more people will read that if you talk about this manga there. Heck, maybe someone already knows about it!
Wait, so next 4 issues (september, october, november and december) WILL STILL FEATURE THE ZOMBOT INFECTION? Oh, jeez... so the story is going to progress even slower than I thought... I have nothing wrong with the concept itself, as I've said, I'm fine with it (although could have been better if it was just like the Archie's robotization process, but with liquid metal), but the way it's been handled, with that same structure episode after episode... feels lazy to me. And I'm pretty sure mr. Flynn can do it better. And he will have to do better to keep readers hooked if this arc won't be finished until next year.
Perhaps the editors are in contact with Sega directly, and only stories approved by the company can be published. I doubt that Sega is running the story themselves, but instead, they let some limited creative freedom to the authors, and then revise and edit the scripts to fit with the kind of product they want to sell. Still, whatever the process is, Sega has now more control over the comics than ever before.
(Hope this doesn't count as double-posting...) So, I've read issues 18 and 19. Still enjoying the artwork in 18, Tracy Yardley is great at drawing Sonic stuff. You know it, I know it, everyone knows it. Although I've noticed some tricks to fasten his work, like Cream's face being copied in two panels. Not a great deal, but it bugged me. C'mon, Tracy, don't do that, bro. Leonardo Ito, still makes great use of flat colours (specially in a little flashback scene), but it feels a little off in some panels, considering the "darker" tone of the story. As for the script... Issue 19 is drawn by a different artist: Jack Lawrence. I don't dislike his art, but it feels less "Sonic-like" than what other artists have made. On the other hand, the characters feel quite lively and dynamic, Lawrence nailed the expressions and created quite detailed backgrounds, so overall, great art too! Coloring by Bracardi Curry has a strange sepia/orange tone over the first pages, which gave me the impression that I was reading a flashback, although that wasn't the case. However, this is corrected in the latest pages of the book. Overall, in this episode, the chromatic pallete seems to be give that "menacing" vibe previous issues didn't have. Let's go for the story itself...
I'll be honest, I feel the storytelling isn't really all that good. Progress is really slow or fast, each episode is just Sonic interacting with a character or a team... it's the same as the first presentation issues, but now with the infection thing going on. Also, visual storytelling isn't as drammatic or intense as it could. I don't blame the artist for it though. Heck, I feel like I shouldn't put the blame on Flynn -the writer- either. As some of you might already think, it's likely that now that Sega has more control over the comics, they are limiting what can and can't be told in these stories, or even directing the narrative structure of the issues. If that's true, I don't like where this might lead to... If it's not, what the heck is happeing? How long do we have to wait until we have a less repetitive story structure?
Looking great, you sneaky snake! Because this applesauce you'll take, if I have made no mistake wonders in your tongue it'll make! And now, after this pathetic poem, let's see if Jumala shows up and makes us all forget about it..