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We Wanna Bang The New Sonic The Hedgehog, Purely For The Butch Chic Fashun

Gotta be in it to win it.

After being forced to stomach Sonic the Hedgehog’s original, toothy live-action look, the filmmakers have pulled the curtain back on the Blue Blur‘s new look after going back to the drawing board.

And after having a gander at the new trailer for his film, I’m please to announce that the new Sonic the Hedgehog looks good. Like, “I wanna bang him” kind of good. Is that weird? Probably but what of it? We don’t kink shame here.

Sonic the Hedgehog’s redesign isn’t the only thing that’s elevated him from nightmare fuel to thirst trap though. A big part of his epic glow up is due to his newly-adopted fashion choices.

First he rocks a Japanese-style bandana and some nunchucks, which is clearly a nod to his Japanese origins:

There’s a welcome dabble into sports fashion when he dons a helmet, green cap and a catcher’s mitt to play baseball with, uh, himself. Not a euphemism. Getting quite the League of Their Own vibe from it and I’m loving it.

Sonic clearly knows he looks good in a baseball cap because he later ditches the green cap for a red one, which is totally more his colour. The rubber band balls and paddle ball is just a bonus.

But my personal favourite is when Sonic rocks the butch chic look while having a drink and a game of darts with his human pal at some bar. The straw hat and red shirt is just *kisses fingers*.

And finally, there’s Sonic the Hedgehog in a towel. There’s honestly nothing really more to say than that.

After much pessimism over Sonic the Hedgehog’s redesign following the travesty that was his original look, the filmmakers managed to do right by the Blue Blur this time around, though it remains to be seen what kind of precedent this act of capitulation to the fans will set for movies going forward.

But that’s a story for another time. For now let’s just take stock of our new Sonic the Hedgehog. Not only is he now totally bang-worthy, he’s also goddamn butch chic fashion icon.

Who knows how the final film will turn out when it drops on February 14, 2020, but at least Sonic’s look won’t be its Achilles heel.

Fans Want Shaggy And Scooby Doo To Shut TF Up In New 'Scoob!' Trailer

Yeah, maybe don't do that anymore.

Reboot-itis has been plaguing Hollywood for a while now and the latest to get caught up in the epidemic is none other than Scooby Doo and Shaggy, both of whom will be starring alongside the rest of the gang in a new animated film titled Scoob!

There’s always a worry whenever a beloved classic TV show is rebooted and judging by the new trailer, Scoob! looks to be… okay?

Alright, the film looks pretty good but fans on Reddit have two big bones to pick with this new take: Scooby Doo being a chatterbox and Shaggy’s voice.

The version of Scooby in Scoob! is having full-length conversations with all his human pals, which is a bit of a contrast to the Scooby that uses pantomimes and broken words to communication that most fans are used to.

While there have been versions of Scooby having full convos in the past, this take is perhaps a bit too jarring for some fans:

Too much talking for me.”

‘Yeah, maybe don’t do that anymore.’
“Right back at you Scoob.”

“If I want a chatty dog, I’ll go watch something with Goofy in it.”

Hyuck!

The second thing that’s throwing fans off is adult Shaggy’s voice, which is provided by Will Forte this time around rather than long-time Shaggy actor, Matthew Lillard, who was given the boot in a pretty unceremonious fashion.

No shade to Will Forte, who is hilarious, but his version of adult Shaggy is slightly off and fans can’t help but notice.

“Adult Shaggy’s voice sounds weird
Like at times it sounds like the original Shaggy and at times it doesn’t
As an OG Scooby Doo fan this may stress me out while watching the movie

“It sounds like a bad impression of Shaggy’s voice. Maybe I’m so used to Matt Lillard’s voice but it just sounds so off.”

“People above commenting on Scooby’s voice, but I think it’s fine. It’s Shaggy’s that doesn’t seem quite right. Can’t put my finger on it. Maybe not enough of that voice crack and intonation that Shaggy is known for.”

But let’s give Scoob! the benefit of the doubt for now. After all, this is a reboot and different takes on beloved characters are to be expected.

We’ll just have to see how it all pans out and whether fans can get used to Scooby Doo doing his best Goofy impression on May 15, 2020.

Kevin Feige's Comeback To Martin Scorsese's Marvel Comments Was Pretty Weak

Now that we've heard both sides, can we put this to bed now?

Just when we thought the whole “Martin Scorsese thinks superhero movies aren’t cinema” saga was finally winding down, Marvel head honcho Kevin Feige has decided to break his silence to put in his two cents on the matter.

And look, his response wasn’t particularly great if we’re honest.

Speaking to The Hollywood Reporter, Feige had a bone to pick with Martin Scorsese’s comment about the lack of risk in Marvel films, saying:

“We did Civil War. We had our two most popular characters get into a very serious theological and physical altercation. We killed half of our characters at the end of a movie. I think it’s fun for us to take our success and use it to take risks and go in different places.

Okay, I see where Kevin Feige is coming from but that argument isn’t as good as he thinks it is.

Feige seems to be missing the point a bit about Scorsese’s risk-taking argument. Yes you did kill off a heap characters, Kevin, but can you really classify those deaths as “risky” when you’re going to resurrect them in the next movie?

Any emotional impact of nearly every Marvel hero death (except for Tony Stark and Natasha Romanoff) is sort of blunted when the audience already knows that a bunch of sequels have already gotten the green light.

And besides, can you honestly make an argument that Marvel films are creatively risky? Besides Doctor Strange – which looks cool but was essentially a visual rip off of Inception – all of them are crafted from the same, bland palette.

It looks cool but Inception did it first.

But weak argument aside, Kevin Feige did have a diplomatic umbrella answer to the whole Scorsese thing by essentially saying that “hey man, that’s, like, just your opinion, man.”

“Everybody has a different definition of cinema. Everybody has a different definition of art. Everybody has a different definition of risk. Some people don’t think it’s cinema. Everybody is entitled to their opinion. Everyone is entitled to repeat that opinion.

Everyone is entitled to write op-eds about that opinion, and I look forward to what will happen next. But in the meantime, we’re going to keep making movies.”

Now that we’ve heard arguments from both Martin Scorsese and Kevin Feige on opposing sides of this increasingly ridiculous matter, can we finally make like Thanos and dust this topic once and for all?

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