The film industry is an ever changing one. Constantly weaving itself to the ever changing fan base as to entertain them, but when is that change to much? Is it to much when a company bends to the wills of its fans and postpones a movie while they adjust the entire film as to suit peoples needs? Well Jim Carrey believes that is where you have to draw the line.
If you don’t know what I am talking about, originally the first trailer for the Sonic film presented us with a blue hedgehog as the main character who appeared more humanoid than you may seen before in his other animated iterations. This spawned a backlash from angry fans to change the design of the films character and make him look more like his cartoony video game version. Paramount obliged to this and have changed the design of the character while also pushing the movies release date back.
Carrey has stated that this precedent of having film studios change things for the fan base could present us with a “Frankenstein’s Monster” conundrum.
“I believe in auteurs. I believe in creatives. We do what we can do and then technology is going to have its way and people’s opinions are going to have their way.” Carrey continues, “And who knows what it’s going to turn into? You just become their Frankenstein monster at some point, right?”
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