Sonic the Hedgehog 2 arrived in theaters this past week and I enjoyed the flick, at least to the extent that I allowed myself to have an open mind and enjoy it. I didn’t care for the first one because it learned way too heavily into weird live action movie tropes instead of just being a Sonic movie. Sonic the Hedgehog 2 still suffers from some of those tropes, but the sequel also allowed itself to charge ahead into actual Sonic lore and characters.
In Sonic the Hedgehog 2, we really had Sonic, Tails and Knuckles working together to save the Chaos Emeralds from Doctor Robotnik. Yes, we also had some weird tangents about a wedding in Hawaii and Sonic having adopted human parents, but the video game stuff was neat and treated well. Then we had that new character tease in the post-credits scene! So methinks that the threequel is going to lean even more into the actual video game storytelling…though, honestly, we’re probably gonna get a bunch more human subplot nonsense.
Still, I have high hopes, and a Google list of the dumbest and strangest Sonic the Hedgehog characters! So in my geeky fandom, what rando Sonic characters would I like to see show up in the threequel?Read the rest of this entry
We’re going to get a live action TV show starring Knuckles the Echidna. I’m still trying to wrap my head around this one. I don’t know whether to just sit back and be gleeful about this development or question my sanity that we live in a world where this will happen. Either way, I have demands.
I am a big fan of Knuckles. I can still vividly remember my childhood fandom, where my weird love of Australian marsupials crossed with my love of video games. I wasn’t allowed to have games as a kid, and that only nurtured my desperate desire to play Sonic the Hedgehog games. When I learned in a pre-internet world that there’d be a new Sonic critter based on an echidna, childhood Sean’s imagination went wild. And when Knuckles finally did show up, he was everything I could have wanted and more.
I’m already beside myself at all these Sonic 2 movie trailers showing Idris Elba’s Knuckles in all his glory. It’s going to be so weird to tune into a weekly TV show starring the character. Join me after the jump for my hopes and dreams for this Knuckles show.Read the rest of this entry
A live action Sonic the Hedgehog movie is a surefire franchise now. Multiple movies, an upcoming spin-off TV show; Hollywood has grabbed the meager success of the first movie and they’re running with it into pure madness. Despite this success, they hired a pretty terrible trailer-making company.
That movie trailer stank. It was all over the place, full of nonsense, and not particularly catchy. But then I don’t imagine the movie is going to be all that special. It does feature a live action Knuckles voiced by Idris Elba, though, so I’m torn. Will my obscure love for this random — and awesome! — video game character carry me through this sequel? We’ll find out soon enough!
Sonic the Hedgehog 2 comes to theaters on April 8!
The Super Bowl came and went last night and my hopes and dreams were crushed once again. I am a lifelong Cincinnati Bengals fan, and they have never won a Super Bowl. They came within one minute of winning last night, and it was dashed. Such is life. Thankfully, I don’t care about football, and only really care about new movie and TV show trailers!
First up is a brand new, totally bonkers trailer for Doctor Strange and the Multiverse of Madness! Holy cow, this trailer is beyond crazy.
I don’t even want to begin to speculate what we’re going to see. There’s a ton of spoilers and leaks out there on the web, and I’m trying my best to avoid them. But just from that trailer around, this movie looks hella bonkers and I am 100% here for it! Doctor Strange and the Multiverse of Madness comes to theaters on May 6.
Next up is a new, short spot for the Moon Knight TV show.
This still looks good. I’ve never been a big Moon Knight fan, so I’m not as hyped or pumped as other viewers. But I’m definitely going to watch to see what’s in store. The Moon Knight costume is slowly winning me over, step by step. Moon Knight arrives on TV on March 30.
Sonic the Hedgehog 2 is coming and I am hesitantly excited about this one.
I didn’t care for the first movie. It was more just generic live action cartoon cliche than it was a Sonic movie. But the sequel features both Tails and Knuckles. I have been a fan of Knuckles since I was a wee boy, and he appears to be incredibly awesome in this film. Like, it’s blowing my mind that this badass Knuckles the Echidna is showing up in a movie and everybody is excited. So we’ll see! Sonic the Hedgehog 2 arrives in theaters on April 8.
Then we’ve got Nope, the new horror film by Jordan Peele.
Looks freaky and scary, so it should be a good time. I guess it’s about an alien invasion? Nope stands for “Not of Planet Earth” maybe? Either way, should be a good time at the movies! Nope arrives on July 22.
I wasn’t much of a fan of the first live action Sonic the Hedgehog movie. I suppose it was fine, but it also largely just nestled up against a bunch of “live action cartoon adaptation” tropes. Just wasn’t for me. But now the sequel is on the way, and it’s got Tails and Knuckles, so I’m in!
Knuckles is one of my all-time favorite video game characters, and he looks awesome in this trailer! Voiced by Idris Elba and getting one really amazing line, Knuckles is gonna steal the show, baby! This trailer looks like Sonic 2 is ready and willing to go whole-hog into the lore and the characters. I can get behind that sort of madness.
Tails is also cool.
Sonic the Hedgehog 2 arrives in theaters on April 8.