The Marvel movie Morbius and the video game sequel Sonic The Hedgehog 2 will top the box office. The sequel to Schwarzenegger’s action hit “Eraser”, which was filmed in secret, will also start.
The video game adaptation “Sonic The Hedgehog” started in February 2020 shortly before the cinemas were closed due to the pandemic – and still developed into a real surprise hit, both in Germany and in the rest of the world. So it’s no wonder that the sequel “Sonic The Hedgehog 2” is already starting in local cinemas this Thursday – and not only with the returnees Sonic, James Marsden, and of course Jim Carrey as Dr. Robotnik, but also with the highly anticipated newcomers Knuckles and Tails.
We gave the sequel the same rating as the first part – again rock-solid cinema entertainment, which, above all with its rapid narrative pace, ensures that there are hardly any lengths creeping in:
This is how it continues after “Spider-Man” & “Venom”.
“Morbius” was supposed to start in cinemas just a few months after the first “Sonic The Hedgehog” – but was then postponed five more times due to the corona restrictions. Now the Marvel blockbuster starring Jared Leto as a scientist turned vampire is benefiting greatly from being released in the wake of the mega-hit “Spider-Man: No Way Home” and the still strong “Venom 2: Let There Be Carnage”. The curiosity is just huge as to how the Sony side of the Marvel films will continue – do Venom, Morbius & Co. now belong in the MCU or not?
But as exciting as it is to see how the comic universe around Spider-Man and his adversaries will continue over the next few years, unfortunately, “Morbius” itself turned out to be so little exciting. In any case, we found it too generic, too dark, and given the cast of Jared Leto, just not crazy and brave enough:
A Schwarzenegger sequel from scratch
In November of last year, like many others, we were totally blown away by the announcement of “Eraser: Reborn‘ (from which the picture at the top of this news also comes) surprised. It was not only said that there should be a late sequel to the Arnold Schwarzenegger hit “Eraser” from 1996 – but also that the film had already been secretly completely shot and should start in German cinemas in a few months.
However, we can’t tell you why exactly “Eraser: Reborn” is now starting in the cinemas. The sequel with “Shadowhunters” star Dominic Sherwood as Arnold Schwarzenegger’s replacement is obviously designed as a home cinema production – and as things stand, it will only be shown on the big screen in Germany. You can find out whether the action thriller is still worthwhile in our detailed review: