Hello again, my fiendish friends! Welcome to yet another little review of the things that I've seen recently. This week is something I've talked about before and is very near and dear to my heart. Anyone who grew up in the 90s is pretty much in the same ballpark. And, plus, you've already read the title and seen the picture.
Yeah, we're talking about Sonic 2. Let's get started.
I'm gonna start out by saying this movie is adorable. Something this one and the first movie did really well was making Sonic a little more rounded out. After all, you can't have a movie where he's exactly like his video game counterpart (cocky, quick-witted, always making jokes...) not without adding a little bit of vulnerable parts to him. And, in both movie, there's that theme of Sonic being kind of lonely. Now that he has a family, what about friends?
Somehow these movies were able to really being in a lot of what is already considered canon, but doing it in such a way that makes sense for the universe. Tails always looked up to Sonic and Sonic always treats Tails almost like a little brother. In this world, Tails heard stories about Sonic so you get a little bit of the hero worship through that. And Sonic, being so starved for people to like him on a personal level, immediately considers Tails a friend.
And there are a few little moments that really drive home the brotherly dynamic of their relationship. Tails is an outcast, looks up to Sonic because he's also an outcast but in a positive light, they bond. It's as cute as a basket of kittens and no one can take that from me.
But there's also someone in this movie that kind of steals the show just by being the deadpan comic relief. Knuckles is by far the one to carry this movie. He's just so adorably dumb and of course extremely gullible.
Basically if you played Sonic 3, you can kind of predict where this goes. But that doesn't take away the fact that all of them have so much personality, Knuckles especially. He has no idea what's going on around him at any given time, but still has that one track mind of “take down annoying blue hedgehog.”
He's also very proud and honorable, something that I feel like hasn't been done before to this extent but makes perfect sense for his character.
All in all, this movie was fun. It was something simple that you can just allow your inner child to enjoy and get excited about. Especially considering there is also a mid-credits scene because of course there is. They have to set up the bad guy for Sonic 3 after all.
And that was the part when a couple of the older children in the theater started to get really excited. But I digress. Not saying it on purpose but for those who don't really care that much? Yes, it's exactly what you're thinking.
But this movie once again comforted my inner Sonic fan. The one who used to watch the old Saturday morning cartoons. And it will be something that will continue to be watched when I need the nostalgia kick again. Until then, I hope you all have a good day!
Fare Thee Well!