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Last edited by shikamaru317 - on 10 April 2022

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Here is how the user reviews compare to the first movie so far:

Sonic 1- 93% Rotten Tomatoes with 4.5/5 average, A rating on CinemaScore, 6.5/10 IMDb, 8.1/10 Metacritic
Sonic 2- 98% Rotten Tomatoes with 4.7/5 average, A rating on CinemaScore, 7.1/10 IMDb, 8.3/10 Metacritic

Last edited by shikamaru317 - on 09 April 2022

Since the first trailer at the Game Awards, this has been my most anticipated film of the year, even edging out my excitement for The Batman, which says a lot.
Happy to see it perform well. I hope it continues. Sadly, haven't been able to go to the theaters much since parenthood, but will definitely pick this up on Blu ray!



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I have said before Sonic's future seems more in other entertainment forms outside games. I'm hoping Sonic 3 is great too! My boy Shadow's in that one!



I saw it last night, I had a damn good time. Easily better than the first movie, which I thought was just okay (I blind-bought it on 4K when I saw it was discounted). This movie easily has more heart than the first film, I dug the beats with Sonic and Tom more in this one with better dialog to boot. This one also has better action scenes, and above all, more nostalgia. Jim Carrey's performance as Eggman is easily a step up from the first movie, this was 90's Jim Carrey at his best, though it probably helps that he's allowed to go full crazy/Eggman in this one, and Idris Elba was great as Knuckles, as expected. Seeing the big 3 together was great and their dynamic was so well-executed that 

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by the end of the movie, you totally buy their friendship , I was actually somewhat surprised by how well they pulled this off. I also really dug Pantera's "Walk" playing during the Death Egg activation.


My only real gripes with the movie were the added campiness from the first film, which didn't bother me for the most part, but I didn't like the added fart jokes and as others have pointed out, there were some unnecessary scenes that drug down the pacing, especially the wedding scene, which also suffered from poor writing. Was it really that hard for Tom to say:

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"here's your real ring right here, now I need that one back. It's kinda an emergency"? Not to mention it set up the most abrupt/bizarre GUN introduction I could've possibly imagined (no pun intended).


PS, my theater was going crazy during

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Super Sonic (granted, there were a bunch of kids in my theater, but still)

, anyone else get the same reaction? There was also a loud buzz during the mid-credits scene when 

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Shadow appeared, though a part of me was hoping for Metal Sonic, not gonna lie.



4/5 this might actually be the best videogame movie ever made, which isn't a high bar, but still.

Last edited by KManX89 - on 09 April 2022

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I wasn't crazy about the first movie, but after seeing the final trailer for this a few weeks ago it looked more promising. Glad it seems to be delivering.

It's more of a great story thinking back to initial reveals of the first movie, how it looked like a trainwreck in the making, yet now it seems to be a legit franchise. Good things can happen when people just listen.



Well deserved.

I really enjoyed the first movie - cant wait to see the 2nd one myself.

Apparently they teased for the third one at the end.



    

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And wouldn't you know it? Hot off our boy's record-breaking box office success, our good ol' friend, Ken Penders has to try and rain on our parade AGAIN:

Controversial Sonic Writer Ken Penders Claims Sonic 2 Used His Characters, Is Seeking Legal Advice

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He has no room to talk seeing how he stole Ian Flynn's redesign of Shade and tried to call it his own, which BTW: the courts ruled in favor of Sega/BioWare when he sued them, what a fucking hack. Hell, he has a lengthy history of stealing ideas, his Knuckles spin-off series was literally a ripoff of Conan/Red Sonja, but go ahead and act like you "own" the concept of superpowered animals (echidnas) and characters owning dads, bruh. Pot, meet the fucking kettle.

I see this ending about as well as his Sega/BioWare lawsuit.



KManX89 said:

And wouldn't you know it? Hot off our boy's record-breaking box office success, our good ol' friend, Ken Penders has to try and rain on our parade AGAIN:

Controversial Sonic Writer Ken Penders Claims Sonic 2 Used His Characters, Is Seeking Legal Advice

[Source]

He has no room to talk seeing how he stole Ian Flynn's redesign of Shade and tried to call it his own, which BTW: the courts ruled in favor of Sega/BioWare when he sued them, what a fucking hack. Hell, he has a lengthy history of stealing ideas, his Knuckles spin-off series was literally a ripoff of Conan/Red Sonja, but go ahead and act like you "own" the concept of superpowered animals (echidnas) and characters owning dads, bruh. Pot, meet the fucking kettle.

I see this ending about as well as his Sega/BioWare lawsuit.

Everybody hates Ken Penders.



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