Imagination Connoisseur, Joe Fawley, is a huge fan of the Sonic franchise and loves the movies – but has a few suggestions on how to make things “perfect.”
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A fan review by Joe Fawley
About Joe: Joe Fawley, currently from Chicago, IL. I’ve been an imagination connoisseur for about 2 years. I’m a lifelong sonic fan and dream of getting into the writers’ room.
After a year plus hiatus, last night was my triumphant return to the movie theater. What I loved most about Sonic 2 were the characters. Especially the interactions between the main three, Sonic, Tails, and Knuckles.
The humor was a mixed bag of funny original jokes and awkward reference humor. (Like the FAST AND THE FURIOUS joke.)
I hope to see the writers lean more into the original jokes in the future or perhaps handle the references in a similar way to the Sonic Adventure games. Where they had parody movie posters in the background of various levels. Those felt much more subtle and tasteful.
I also wish they cut out the random wedding storyline. It added very lite to the story and they could have used this time to focus on Sonic and Tails budding friendship which felt kind of rushed. As a matter of fact, I hope in the third movie we say farewell to the human characters and focus primarily on Sonic’s world.
Use the music
Also, one last hope I have for future movies in the series. The songs from Sonic games are iconic. Whether it’s the classy 8-bit songs from the Genesis days or the rock and roll Crush 40 songs from the Adventure series. Leaning into either of these directions would take the franchise to the next level for me.
It makes no sense to me that these songs are left on the back burner and replaced with radio pop songs. The music has always been an important element of video games that is sadly missing from the movie version. Just imagine a live-action adaptation of the City Escape sequence from Sonic Adventure 2!
Overall, I walked out extremely happy, thinking about the world of Sonic, reminiscing on my favorite memories from the games, and excited to see more. Especially Jim Carrey’s evolution as Robotnic, as this still very much feels like a prequel to the game series.
I’m happy that this was the first movie I saw in theaters in well over a year because the first Sonic was one of the final films I saw before my hiatus. This outing will please sonic fans with a clear care for the lore, I just can’t help but feel these small changes would make this franchise truly perfect.
Thank you for reading my review. Rock on Post-Geek Singularity!!
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