To the surprise of absolutely no one, the internet reacted negatively to the first trailer of the film of Sonic, a project that even the more optimistic fan of the character looked favorably. However, most striking was not that the movie has a pint of disaster, but that director Jeff Fowler promised to change the design of the actor model to less than six months of release. Through his Twitter account, Fowler thanked the support and criticism and promised that given that there is a generalized rejection to the design of Sonic will devote the coming months to modify it.
Thank you for the support. And the criticism. The message is loud and clear… you aren’t happy with the design and you want changes. It’s going to happen. Everyone at Paramount & Sega are fully committed to making this character the BEST he can be… #sonicmovie #gottafixfast ✌️ – Jeff Fowler (@fowltown)
May 2, 2019
«Thanks for the support. And criticism. The message is loud and clear… they are not happy with the design and want changes,»he wrote. «It will happen. All Paramount and Sega are fully committed to making this the best possible character…»
It is surprising that the production company (which was which authorized the director to write this delirium) waited to the debut of the first trailer to modify the character when fans reacted negatively to that first poster showing a silhouette that had little to do with the original model we met at the games, and much worse to subsequent leaks with the final design.
The original poster | Image: Paramount
Fans can consider this announcement of the director as a great small victory, although the trailer for the film highlighted that the problems go far beyond the character design. In addition, what it will mean this sudden change for hundreds of animators who are working on the project? Are we seeing the crunch so characteristic of the video game industry culture affect the film also? It would not be the first time. For its part, the original designer of the character Naoto Ohshima was surprised by the reactions and supported the design of the study saying that he loves «all the Sonics» and hoped that «adults also could be fun», accompanying the message with its own version of the film Urchin.
今まで色々なソニックが現れたが全てを好きでいたい。 私はソニック映画のトレーラーを観た。 大人も楽しめるものを期待していたが心配です。
So far, various Sonics have appeared. I loved all Sonics. I saw a trailer of Sonic’s movie. I was expecting adults to have fun too. I am worried. pic.twitter.com/QgBfrTJ700 – Naoto Ohshima (@NaotoOhshima)
May 2, 2019
We must be attentive to the development of the adaptation of the game during the next few months. By the time fans continue proposing alternative versions of Sonic that mix realistic style proposed by the film and the more traditional design.
To make matters worse, the trailer was released a day until it made public the first reactions and analysis of «Pokémon: Pikachu Detective», qualifying the movie as one of the best adaptations of video games in the history. In this note: