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JohnnyShoulder

@WanderingBullet I hate Amazon user reviews with a passion. Also the questions and answers. I still do not understand why you would answer a genuine question with something like 'I don't know, I've never owned this product'? 😝

We are now in a world of people being offended for other people who they think should be offended, who arent offended.

There is no longer a good time to release a game. There are only less s**t times to release a game

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WanderingBullet

@nessisonett. The "I dislike that it is in Chinese. Can I get my money back." one really made me laughed. lol

@JohnnyShoulder I rarely ever read Amazon customer reviews. I find them not helpful a lot of the times.

Huntin' monsters erryday.

Ralizah

For whatever reason, I never saw Parasite show up in the theaters around me, despite them getting tons of indian movies.

@nessisonett Ugh. Is there not one decent foreign film that Hollywood doesn't feel the need to appropriate and Westernize?

Also, a four hour romantic comedy? Jesus christ!

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Playing depressing games alone in my cold, dark room <3

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Jaz007

@WanderingBullet That's hilarious. They need some culture lol. No really, so what if it subtitled? Dubs look terrible in live action, they only work in animation. But people are just being narrow-minded at that point. Learn to read a bit people and you'll find some great non-western art.

Jaz007

WanderingBullet

@Jaz007 Yeah, it's even funnier that they didn't read the product description and assumed that the movie has English dubbing. I do wonder if some of the feedbacks were posted just for laughs, though.

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WanderingBullet

First look at Robert Pattinson wearing the Batsuit.

Interesting take on the Batsuit. You can actually see the stitching lines on the cowl. It's even got a collar.

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nessisonett

@WanderingBullet Wow, that looks good. Sorta digging the whole bondage vibe from the cowl and (this sounds strange) he just has a Batman jaw. It works.

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WanderingBullet

@nessisonett Not sure if I like the suit or not. They haven't showed the ears, yet. Plus, I want to see the entire suit.

I thought it was funny that someone commented by saying, "Daredevil Season 4 looks great." lol

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KALofKRYPTON

@WanderingBullet @nessisonett
hmmm... The chest looks nice enough, very 'Arkham' - though I was hoping that the 'Year One' nature of the film would lean closer to something lower tech. I can't say how highly I regard the BvS suit in that vein.

I don't particularly like the collar. I guess we have to wait to see more of the cowl, but it's looking a bit Netflix Daredevil at the moment.

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WanderingBullet

@KALofKRYPTON The cowl does seem a bit low tech to me with the stitching lines being visible.

Someone posted an edited black and white version. Personally, I think that one looks better.

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KALofKRYPTON

@WanderingBullet I meant more in terms of materials for the suit.

We'll see I suppose.

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DonJorginho

One of the best younger actors around in a really unique take of the Year One suit whilst staying true to source material and he has the perfect jawline, all wrapped up in a noir coat of paint?

This is going to be wonderful

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nessisonett

Just watched The Garden of Words again. I hadn’t seen it since I was an angsty 15 year old and honestly, I think I’ve grown out of it. It’s certainly not Shinkai’s best work and the script just feels a bit off, especially towards the end. It’s such a shame because I used to really love it but the feelings of alienation and angst are a bit hard to swallow now I’m older.

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RogerRoger

Sonic the Hedgehog doesn't besmirch the medium of cinema. It may not exactly elevate it either, but it provides a solid 90-odd minutes of family entertainment. I smiled throughout, grinned quite a bit and chuckled a handful of times; appropriate mid-range reactions for a mid-level popcorn flick.

But maybe that's enough. Aside from the campy fun of the Street Fighter movie and three safe Tomb Raider adventures, videogame movie adaptations are often dismissed as garbage. When viewed under the shadow of such a legacy, Sonic is an unmitigated triumph. There are no shark-jumping moments that you'll desperately try to forget. The jokes all land, the CGI never breaks your immersion, and it has a coherent beginning, middle and end (with two small teases for what's rapidly looking like a planned trilogy). There's even quite a bit of content for the grown-ups, with some references and supporting characters sailing over the heads of the single-digit audience members. For a franchise which continues to trade on 90s nostalgia, it's nice to see it acknowledge the kids from that era.

Sonic himself was on-point throughout. If you're not a fan of the Blue Blur's trademark attitude (talkative, snarky, very much in need of some Ritalin) then he isn't gonna suddenly win you over, but he's authentic through and through, with just a teensy bit of cute Hollywood softening to help sell the plot's central bromance. More of a risk is Robotnik. It reminded me of how Jack Nicholson's Joker is kinda just Jack Nicholson; for all his interview talk about the psychology of genius, Jim Carrey is playing Jim Carrey for most of his scenes. It's classic 90s Jim Carrey so it kinda fits (although he does betray a darker, more serious edge in brief and infrequent moments) and overall, he's an eccentric delight to watch as he chews the scenery with gusto. But I didn't recognise any prior incarnation of Eggman; this is an entirely new approach.

James Marsden's character has a surprising amount riding on the plot; he isn't exactly given weight, but he does have depth, something I didn't expect from "the real-world anchor" role. His performance is low-key but believable and charming enough, which is kinda what portraying a small-town cop dreaming big calls for. There are some slightly-forgettable and derivative others hanging around, existing to give context and credibility to the forward motion of the script, but at least they're not offensively intrusive. Nothing slows the (fittingly) brisk pace, not even a handful of time-stopping action sequences seemingly on-loan from the recent X-Men outings.

I had a good time, maybe even a very good time, but then I'm a fan of such things. Those who haven't played every major Sonic the Hedgehog game, or who want more than "yeah, it was alright" from their movies, would do well to keep their expectations in check. Go see it for a reason. Go because you like Sonic, or because you wanna see 90s Jim Carrey again, or because you're looking after younger relatives for an afternoon.

Otherwise, maybe wait for its inevitable Netflix debut. You'll have plenty of time to catch yourself up with its stage-setting before the story continues.

When I went to see Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker before Christmas, I went at the same time of day (to the very same screen, in fact) and practically had a private showing. Sonic was comparably packed; almost 75% of the seats were filled. The demographic was about a 50/50 split, with young adults and big kids like me balancing out the family groups. Arriving on the first day of the UK half-term holiday, I have a feeling the mediocre critical response isn't gonna keep folks away, at least not during its initial week of release. The brand is stronger than ever before (judging from the myriad of licenced t-shirts, hats and sneakers on display) so I wouldn't be surprised if that translated into a healthy box office.

Tagging @Th3solution as promised, as well as known fans @mookysam @Fullbringlchigo @Gremio108 @DerMeister @Thrillho and curious passer-by @themcnoisy (your kids might enjoy this one, buddy). Also tagging @Arugula to say that, if you wanna know what Sonic's feet look like without shoes on... well, that might be your specific reason for going to see it. Whatever works!

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KALofKRYPTON

@RogerRoger Works for me!

Though I think I'll have to be the one trying to convince my 12 year old Billie Eilish fan daughter to go see it!

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RogerRoger

@KALofKRYPTON Drat, knew I'd forgotten somebody, apologies... that's what happens when you have twenty-eight tagging notifications to (temporarily) come back to!

At least your daughter will be clamouring to see Bond in a couple months, then.

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Gremio108

@RogerRoger Excellent stuff, cheers for the tag. About what I was expecting really. I'm planning on taking the kids to watch it at some point next week, and I'd be lying if I said I wasn't looking forward to it. Equal parts dread though.

Good job, Parappa. You can go on to the next stage now.

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KALofKRYPTON

@RogerRoger Ha! Don't worry about it!

If only that were true!

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FullbringIchigo

@RogerRoger well i aint seeing it until next week but it sounds like it's going to please a life long fan like me and that's great, thanks

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