Early Reactions: Sonic the Hedgehog 2 a ‘Love Letter’ to Videogame Fans


As Sonic the Hedgehog 2 zips through to theaters next month, first reactions to Paramount Pictures’ highly anticipated video game sequel have arrived, and they’re nothing short of fantastic. As the film nears its release date next month, the first critical reactions to Sonic the Hedgehog 2 have begun to circulate on social media, and it appears like we are in for a real treat.










These fans sound pretty pleased, (unlike these Morbius viewers…). Now the hybrid CGI/live-action film continues to drop hints at what fans can expect leading up to the release, Hypebeast reports.


By now, fans know that the titular Sonic character will be taking on Knuckles the Echidna as one of the film’s antagonists. Knuckles is expected to devise a master plan alongside Dr. Robotnik. In the most recent trailers and teasers, fans have been introduced to the cast and have seen glimpses of how the cast reacts to the arrival of different characters. A new teaser clip posted by Adam Pally, who plays Wade Whipple in the new film, can be seen discussing the echidna with Sonic and Tails. His character reveals that he also grew up with a pal named Knuckles.



The clip below was also shared by Sonic actor Ben Schwartz, teasing audiences are in for a treat with Pally on screen. The Knuckles character was first introduced in the 1994 video game Sonic the Hedgehog 3. In the game, Knuckles initially aligns himself with Dr. Robotnik but later realizes that he is on the wrong side, finding his way back to Sonic to defeat the villain.



With these reactions, it’s no surprise that Knuckles is getting his own spinoff series. Sonic the Hedgehog 2, directed by Jeff Fowler and written by Pat Casey, Josh Miller, and John Whittington, will be released theatrically in on April 8.

John Pallister

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