Cinematic Doctrine

Sonic the Hedgehog 2 - Gotta Go Faster!!

April 12, 2022 Melvin & Dan Season 1 Episode 106
Cinematic Doctrine
Sonic the Hedgehog 2 - Gotta Go Faster!!
Show Notes


Sonic's speeding back into theaters, and this time we're in agreement: Sonic the Hedgehog 2's kind of great! 


  • Daniel reflects on how he was in the minority with Sonic the Hedgehog, but that's old news because Sonic the Hedgehog 2 is pretty good!
  • Our theater crowds were 75% kids, 20% adults, and 10% video game nerds and podcasters.
  • The comedy in Sonic the Hedgehog 2 is more absurd and downright goofy.
  • Sonic the Hedgehog 2 contains some extremely well-done CGI, as well as clearly unfinished sequences where animated characters mouths stutter, or human characters are improperly input into CGI sequences.
  • The Sonic video game franchise is celebrated for having some of the best, most creative video game soundtracks, so why are the movie soundtracks so bland?
  • Talking about the mid-credits scene and what to expect for the future of Sonic on the big screen!
  • For Daniel, the mid-credits scene was the third most excited he's ever seen a crowded theater only behind Avengers: Endgame and Evil Dead (2013), even more than Spider-Man: No Way Home.
  • The Sonic franchise has countless stories (needlessly well written and interestingly complicated ones) for these movies to draw from, leaving both Melvin & Daniel excited for what future installments may contain.
  • Discussing the horrible nightmare that would be a Super Smash Bros. universe of films, and how that's a terrible, awful, and completely bad idea.


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