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by Ack Thu Feb 20, 2020 3:17 am

marurun wrote:I read somewhere that the CG retooling cost under 5 million...

That's still the budget of a movie in its own right.
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by RCBH928 Thu Feb 20, 2020 4:38 am

marurun wrote:That's the thing. They're not being very true to video game or animated Sonic. They took the idea of Sonic and, as one review put it, basically made him The Flash. I suspect they invested $85 million in it because 1) Sonic is a known valuable property and 2) they managed to secure Jim Carrey, who tends to sell movies pretty well when he's allowed to play weird characters and chew the scenery. I mean, Jim Carrey WAS poor casting, IF you're sticking to the idea of Dr. Robotnik as Eggman, but the movie isn't, and the way they portray Dr. Robotnik looks like a pretty good fit for Carrey, actually. Reviews have pegged Carrey's performance as, well, what carries the film. And I suspect they didn't outlay a full $85 million right up front. I'm sure Carrey didn't come cheaply, but at the same time, I imagine the budget grew as they saw how the film was shaping up. By all accounts the movie is not some great work of cinema, but neither is it a disaster. Reviews are middling, but generally positive, and the movie has the kind of easy accessibility of a family film. It's probably super easy to ship overseas to boot. I imagine they were looking at the Chinese market when allocating the film's budget, and just got lucky that it did as well as it did here in the US.


I guess they were trying to do a "reboot" kind of thing, which explains the weird first Sonic model. Rebooting in that manner is risky I wouldn't do it. People expect one thing and they get the other. I think its only ok if you bring something from generations back that people have not experienced today. It worked on me with Gone in 60 Seconds and Ocean's 12. I thought they were new movies not remakes. That sad part is that between the original Gone in 60 Seconds and the remake is 25 years, which is exactly the difference I referenced for Sonic height of popularity... I guess I am just old...

Ack wrote:You also have to consider that some of that budget was spent redoing the cgi on a finished film to appease angry fans. It probably wouldn't have cost so much had they not needed to return to post for such an overhaul.

That said, the horror drummed up interest, even if it was hate, because now we look at the redone Sonic and praise it.


I don't know how CGI animation works, but I imagine its horrific to go back and rebuild a 3D model and implement him back in almost all the scenes of the movie. I think that is like doing it from scratch all over again. I have to stop and give respect to the company that made that brave decision, its not a lot of times where corporations would do that. I will have my tin foil hat on and think maybe it was a marketing scheme with the "bad" Sonic. I mean... he looked insanely bad!
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Re: Movies Talk! Talkin' about movies!

by marurun Thu Feb 20, 2020 10:43 am

Ack wrote:
marurun wrote:I read somewhere that the CG retooling cost under 5 million...

That's still the budget of a movie in its own right.


And not an insignificant chunk of the total movie costs, but in the context of the total film's cost, also not excessive.
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Wtf there's a new lebowski film. It's a spin-off, but still.
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PretentiousHipster wrote:Wtf there's a new lebowski film. It's a spin-off, but still.

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