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.
I won’t go too deep just yet, but the themes of heroism, friendship, and even honor made this such fun to watch unfold. The Sonic Universe is forming now, and as someone who jumped on with Sonic 2 in the Genesis days, seeing well done Sonic movies makes me smile. pic.twitter.com/h6V46Og2g6
— Mike Reyes (@MrControversy83) March 24, 2022
I just saw the final cut of #SonicMovie2 in a theatre and it. was. AWESOME! I’m so proud to be a part of this franchise. Can’t wait for you to see it! @fowltown filled this thing to the brim with comedy, heart & SO MUCH ACTION! GET READY. THIS IS NOT A GAME. But it’s based on one pic.twitter.com/ai51y1sMUf
— Ben Schwartz (@rejectedjokes) March 24, 2022
Good news! #Sonic2 is every bit as fun as the first one and the kids’ll love it. The addition of Tails & Knuckles makes it feel more like Sonic. Once again, @JimCarrey is awesome as Robotnik, but this round, some of the other characters get some time to shine too. #SonicMovie2 pic.twitter.com/K1DrzCvOy2
— Chris Killian (@chriskillian) March 24, 2022
Ben Schwartz nails it as #Sonic yet again. Idris Elba absolutely crushes it as #Knuckles. Colleen O’Shaughnessey does an incredible job bringing #Tails to the big screen. I can not wait to see more of them in the future! #SonicMovie2 pic.twitter.com/lTVQAtUsfL
— Dorian Parks (@DorianParksnRec) March 24, 2022
Just saw #SonicTheHedgehog 2 and it’s a love letter to video game lovers. Had a ton of fun with it. Unlike a lot of blockbusters the 3rd act is bananas and the strongest of the film. @JimCarrey reigns supreme. #Sonic @sonic_hedgehog pic.twitter.com/vlEckpuhgl
— Nikki Novak (@NikkiNovak) March 24, 2022
Good news! #SonicMovie2 is A LOT of fun – a much bigger, more action-driven film than the first Sonic w/ great jokes & plenty for longtime fans. Jim Carrey is next-level maniacal as Robotnik, but for me it’s all Sonic, Tails & Knuckles. That trio delivers a TON of heart & humor pic.twitter.com/agkgQ1kwFV
— Erik Davis (@ErikDavis) March 24, 2022
#SonicMovie2 is a worthy successor. The kids in my theater were howling. It has all the winks, nods, nostalgia and laughs fans of the first movie could ever want, and feels more loyal to its game roots than ever. pic.twitter.com/gOEf0yR5qw
— Ash Crossan (@AshCrossan) March 24, 2022
#SonicMovie2 is EVERYTHING I wanted filled with moments I didn’t know I was allowed to ask for. It makes the first #Sonic look like child’s play. I witnessed children & adult collectively losing their minds. Overall, it made my heart smile, and I can’t wait for the sequel. pic.twitter.com/bFrxRbyRAi
— Dana Abercrombie #AmplifyBlackVoices (@sagesurge) March 24, 2022
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.
Different knuckles I guess, still terrifying scary #sonicmovie2 early access screenings April 6, tickets on sale April 8. https:https://t.co/6Rz1bhf5o9 praying I did this right?! 👟 pic.twitter.com/wet7fLgobl
— adam pally (@adampally) March 25, 2022
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.