Friday, July 27, 2012

"Sonic Fan Film" New Trailer

You might remember Eddie LeBron and Blue Core Studios for their ambitious "Mega Man" fan-film a few years back. Shortly after that, they announced they were going to take a swing at "Sonic The Hedgehog;" and with the film's release date apparently approaching (last I'd heard it was going to be a short instead of a feature) there's a new trailer - and yes, that's actually Jaleel White returning to voice Sonic:

13 comments:

Aqua said...

I'm a bit dissapointed in Dr Robotnick... seriously, that is not even REMOTELY close to enough mustache.

All that aside, considering nobody's getting paid for this movie, it looks pretty damn nice. Kind of sad that only fans can make good movies of video games apparently and they manage it WITHOUT a million dollar budget, and all of this only serves to severely depress me when I think about what movies we can expect in the near future...

...Except Paranorman cuz that thing looks absolutely fantastic...

Anonymous said...

Huh. I remember the Mega Man movie being pretty not-so-bad. A lot of people complained about the wooden acting, but given that they were playing robots with simulated human emotions, I thought they were spot-on. Roll in particular, I thought the actress nailed the part just right; exactly what I figure a "real life robot girl" would probably sound/act like. So, I think they can pull this one off too.

Pretty sweet they got Jaleel White himself to do the voice for a fan film project.

Gus said...

Aqua

I actually like how Robotnick looks in the trailer. Apart from the scaled down mustache, he looks pretty spot on, and in all honesty if they tried to pull off Robotnick's over-the-top massive stache, it would probably look embarasingly hoky, and whe would not be able to look at him without laughing our ass off. At least hear, and in the previous teaser, he looks like a legit intimidating villain.

Before anyone says that Robotnick is not suppose to be intimidating, might I point you in the direction of the Sonic SAT animated series.

Gus said...

Excuse my typos.

Xaos said...

You know, I always wonder about people who frown on "Eggman" being genuinely terrifying. I know Batman's dark and gritty phase has churned out more and more ridiculously gruesome versions of the Joker and Pals, but come on. Its a VILLAIN. Villains are supposed to be scary. Really, the man isn't going to stop being the butt of the universe's jokes for five minutes to look serious and make an epic speech while he charges up his Doomsday device? Even though its powered by an ancient evil that's going to betray him in 3...2....1....

I've never seen a character (on both sides of the Pacific ocean) switch from dark to goofy as much as Robotnik.

AoStH: Silly, epically goofy minions.
SatAM: ....THIS was voiced by Whinnie the Pooh? Holy crap, he's awesome! I...I can't help but take this guy seriously.
Archie comics: Since it straddles all Sonic continuities, it has a little bit of both, but mostly serious.
Underground: SatAM's Robotnik, complete with his city and lair being ripped from the earlier show...only way less threatening since he doesn't use the Roboticizer to its full potential, and still trusts Sleet and Dingo to do anything besides FAIL.

In the early games (which came from Japan), Robotnik had moments that implied he was an actual threat. In Sonic CD, he apparently does something that turns the future of each little planet zone into bleak dystopian wasteland. Also in CD, his boss music includes Maniacal laughter. And in Chaotix, the bad ending involves the Giant Red Metal Sonic flying high while the world burns.

In Sonic 2 for Game Gear, it is implied that Robotnik. Kills. Tails.

So what made Sonic Team decide to go whole hog and make the Doctor into a Clumsy sort-of Woobie character like he's been since Heroes?

Aqua said...

Im sorry Gus, but I disagree. The movie already looks pretty hokey as far as the effects and such go, so I'm not really sure it would upset the balance all that much to throw in a proper (if fake) mustache.

I will applaud him having his Sega Era attire instead of being dressed like Eggman. Which... kinda makes me wonder WHY he's apparently going to be called Eggman... >_>

Biff said...

The problem with the Mega Man fan film isn't so much the acting as the writing and directing--the movie plods along with the actors blandly reading wooden dialogue that serves little purpose except to tie the movie's plot to the game's mythos. For example, Proto Man pops in repeatedly with the clear expectation that the audience will pop just because it's Proto Man, and thus no actual character development or compelling drama is required or given.

I'm expecting this film to have the same problem. I don't care about Sonic and I don't expect this to make me care--it's for people who already care, and just want someone to make the movie because they lack the ability.

Anonymous said...

Help! Some guy posted a fake "Tropes vs Women" twitter account with a badly photoshopped version of the project's title and is now using tweets like "Kingdom Hearts is sexist because all the women are this guy's harem!" to make Sarkeesian look like some shrilling harpy.

PadMasher said...

@Anon 3:48

This is about the Sonic fan film. Can we please let go of the Tropes vs Women drama? It will most likely suck anyway.

Shark said...

@Biff

This movie is for people who grew up with Sonic back when he was a mascot for the Sega game console, had his own cartoon, and it was only him foiling Dr. Eggman/Robotonik's plans. That's why Sonic is voiced by Jaleel White, the blue hedgehog's original voice actor, and not Jason Griffith, or Roger Craig Smith.

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