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There are some bizarre moments within the new Sonic The Hedgehog film, launched this week. Like, a wierd and completely compelled Zillow advert throughout one early scene within the movie. However the weirdest second occurs proper initially of the movie and entails a brand new character not seen within the Sonic video games.

In case you haven’t seen the brand new Sonic movie and don’t need to be spoiled by the opening minutes being revealed, go away now. I received’t decide you.

So the brand new Sonic movie opens with a fantastic world that’s closely impressed by previous Sonic ranges, particularly the Inexperienced Hill Zone. Sonic is zipping round this island paradise as a child. Sure, one other child. Add it to the checklist of popular culture infants, alongside Child Yoda and Child Mr. Peanut.

Finally, Sonic comes dwelling, which is a small hut on prime of a forested hill and inside that hut is a huge, photorealistic owl. Which…was a bit odd. Then the owl began to speak and it had a reputation, Longclaw and it was like a parental determine and mentor to Sonic.

All of this was a little bit overwhelming. I appeared over at my girlfriend, to see if she remembered a big, speaking owl referred to as Longclaw from the Sonic video games. As an alternative, she was taking a look at me, attempting to determine the identical factor. Someone recorded the opening scene involving Longclaw, however odds are excessive this will probably be gone before later.

Among the best photographs of Longclaw I might discover on the web.

This massive owl additionally carries a pouch of magical, golden rings. If tossed into the air, these rings can create a short lived portal to a brand new world. That is used moments after assembly Longclaw as a result of Sonic has by accident revealed himself and his speedy powers to a bunch of enemies who all look loads like Knuckles sporting masks.

The enemies chase Sonic and Longclaw, who carries Sonic of their massive toes and flies away. After which Longclaw will get shot with arrows. A couple of arrows. On-screen. It was, uh..not what I used to be anticipating in a youngsters’ film a few cartoon hedgehog.

Longclaw tosses a magical ring and Sonic escapes to Earth and the final we see of Longclaw they’re holding the road in opposition to the attackers. Did Longclaw reside or die? I do not know. Nevertheless it was a wierd solution to begin a movie that by no means will get as bizarre as that for the remainder of its runtime.

I general loved the Sonic movie, greater than I anticipated. The youngsters in our theater additionally loved it loads. What number of of them cared about Longclaw, I don’t know. However should you have been wanting an enormous owl to get shot with arrows within the Sonic film, congratulations! Your bizarre and particular dream has come true.

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