The next installment in the Sonic the Hedgehog movie franchise brings non-stop entertainment to its viewers, proving once and for all that, when done right, video game-based films truly can be a blast!
*WARNING!: There may be potential spoilers about (the yet to be released in some areas of the world) Sonic The Hedgehog Movie 2!*
While the original Sonic Movie was quite well received, this one is sure to leave audiences with a smile of satisfaction. The film contains a great balance of action, drama and comedy, while making sure to give enough room for all of its characters to shine, both alien and human.
The movie of course focuses on the spikey hedgehog with a love for speed. This time there’s an emphasis on how, despite his incredible abilities, he has yet to understand what being a real hero truly means, putting innocents at risk with his reckless antics in his attempt to stop the bad guys.
Tom tries to tell his good friend to be more careful but it isn’t until Sonic has someone that he feels the need to protect that he truly understands the meaning behind those words.
Game Sonic vs. movie Sonic
And that’s one of the most noticeable differences between the Sonic video games or the anime and the movies. In other media, the blue blur is the quintessential main protagonist.
He keeps cool, he rarely loses his calm even in the most chaotic of situations, he always seems like he knows what to do and has this air of experience surrounding him (from where, I wonder?) that makes you believe that once he gets involved in a situation, one way or another, he’ll come out on top.
But this is not the Sonic we get in the movies. This Sonic is someone who’s young, vulnerable, who doesn’t know much about himself and tries to hide his loneliness behind reckless actions. This Sonic is an adolescent. Enter Tails.