It’s been a long wait, what with the delay due to Sonic’s disconcerting mouth, but the “Sonic the Hedgehog” movie has finally arrived. And it’s weirdly very good! It’s only at 64% on Rotten Tomatoes right now, but that’s actually pretty solid for a movie that everybody assumed was gonna be terrible.
And it got an A Cinemascore from audiences, which ties it with “Bad Boys for Life” for the top score of the year so far.
Given that “Sonic” is already a very long-running video game franchise from Sega, you can bet that Paramount is looking to have this movie spawn a cinematic universe of its own. Not that the “Sonic” games are really known for their stories, but there are certainly a lot of other characters they could use in sequels — none of Sonic’s pals show up in this one.
So it’s certainly worth wondering whether “Sonic the Hedgehog” has any extra scenes during or after the credits, a la the post-credits scenes that Marvel popularized over the past decade.
You might have your doubts when the credits get going — the final scene in the movie is the sort of bit that other movies might put at the end of the credits. But still, it’s worth wondering: Does the “Sonic” movie have a mid-credits or post-credits scene?
The answer is YES. “Sonic” contains one extra scene, which comes midway through the credits.
(I’m NOT gonna spoil the contents of the scene here, but if you want to know absolutely nothing more than what I just said, now is the time to make an exit.)
Judging by the reactions we’ve seen from audiences, this bonus scene is one you’ll definitely want to stick around for — my audience absolutely shrieked, in a good way, during it.
And that’s because I lied up above. Somebody else from the “Sonic” video games actually does show up in this mid-credits scene, and the reveal filled my fellow moviegoers with glee. Whether that’s simply because everybody loves this particular character that much or they were riding high after the surprisingly heartfelt end of the film, this is a real crowd-pleasing bit.
So if you go see “Sonic the Hedgehog,” you’ll definitely want to stick around for this mid-credits scene. But that’s all you need to stick around for, as there’s nothing else at the very end of the credits. Though, of course, we always encourage everyone to hang around for the credits anywhere just in appreciation of all the hard work all those people did to bring the movie to life.
Especially the ones who had to fix Sonic’s teeth.