This is personal now. Because I know this scene.
I know it well.
I kinda used to, *coughs bile* like it.
Now however. I am going to dissect it. Limb by limb. Because no. It is not epic. It is nowhere to any of the things written above.
Watch Sonic begin with the brilliant startegy of running in circles. Yes Sonic. That will show Eggman.
Next, Chris states the painfully obvious, like the superfluous dumbass that he is. He then yells he's sorry. Not sure who he's yelling it for, pretty sure Sonic can't hear him.
Sonic then decides to attack, however the show decides one emerald should be enough for the mech to completelly outmach Sonic in speed.
He is then violently bashed through severeal buildings worth of concrete, doubtless has all his bones broken and is practically a smear on asphalt.
Oh nevermind, its an anime, so he's ok.
Chris continues to impotently yell and impotently barter with Eggman. Im starting to think Eggman could trick him again if he wished. Chris has all the brainpower of a teabag.
Then cavalry arrives. Terribly useless cavalry in incredibly bad designed crafts which in no way look a least bit aerodynamic.
Sonic continues to show some empty bravado, despite the fact that most of his organs ought to be liquified by now. The two little annoying fucking robots on Eggman's side decide to take over from Chris and continue spoonfeeding the situation to the audience.
Then the mech suddenly gains sentience, apparently and smashes Sonic into the ground again. In fact, call me crazy, but that looks an awful like recycled footage of the Mech slamming Sonic into the ground from before, just tinted orange. Quality animation work here.
Meanwhile. Everyone else floats uselessly around, pretending they have some bearing on the situation.
Chris is also trying to pass a kidney stone, before yelling Sonic's name again. This is starting to get magnitudes of creepy. And stupid. Even Eggman turns around to him for a second, as if to ask "What the fuck is up with you kid?".
Anyway, the mech punts Sonic away, which triggers a load of flashback from Chris and a very Darth Vader NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO.
Also. Turns out Eggman is sort of a shitty inventor, as Chris proceeds to finally break from the solid steel restraining. I guess the author decided they were made of candy now. Hell, it's not even the bolts going loose, he literally breaks it off from the ship's hull.
The bit where he rips the emeralds and gets burned is dramatic enough, just that the dub makes a good job at butchering that moment anyway.
Eggman decides he will not be overdone by Chris and his assistants and proceeds to vomit exposition about the things we already know instead of acting.
Yellow assistant robot: "It is interesting, doctor." No. Not it's not and you know it you piece of slime. That moment is accompained by a shot of the wall Chris broke off from, leading me to conclude that the interior of the ship is made of plastic. He and Eggman continue to waste even more time instead of acting.
Knuckles then dives in to try and not be useless, but quickly finds that he is indeed still quite useless. Apparently Chris has fallen unconscious off-camera. And also fallen off of the ship's hull off-camera. And picked by Rogue off-camera.
Chris then demands she let him go. I remind you, he is currently quite high above sea and apparently too weak to talk. Rogue wisely tells him to shut the fuck up, upon which he basically flips out and falls down.
Nice job, Chris.
Rogue says a very disaffectionate "No" and decides she's not in the mood to swoop down after Chris or the emeralds until after she finishes explaining that to the audience. The list of intelligent characters in that video is rapidly approaching zil.
Wait. Nevermind. The camera cuts back to show that she did catch Chris after all.
...wait. THE FUCK?
How the fuck did she catch him? The shot right before showed that he has pretty much already reached water. BEFORE HER TALKING/FLYING DOWN. WE SEE THE EMERALDS GLITTER AS THEY HIT WATER: WHICH THEY DO LONG AFTER CHRIS. THIS IS NOT HOW CONTINUITY IS DONE, SHOW.
Anyway, the mech then scoops her up. Not sure where Chris went. Since he's not a magical hedgehog from another dimension, I assume he's paste by now.
We see a few electric surges and Eggman states that because of Chris breaking out, the mech is malfunctioning.
Yes. Those few holes in the wall are actually causing a major malfunction.
Well, not that I see any malfunctioning going on. The mech seems pretty fine. I guess I just have to believe real hard that its malfunctioning.
MEANWHILE UNDER THE SEA: Sonic, who has been breathing water for about 5 minutes by now, probably too deep to see anything around him, notoriously horrible at swimming (to the point one of the early episodes of Sonic X is about him failing miserably to swim) has managed to find and scoop up all the emeralds. How swell.THIS IS TEXTBOOK DEUS EX MACHINA.
Cue useless characters being all "CAN IT BE?". Fuck them. Fuck the entire supporting cast of useless idiots.
Super Sonic opens his eyes and MIND SHATTERS the mech's hand. I guess he can do that.
Eggman's assistants proceed to shit their robotic pants and ask Eggman what to do. Eggman seems pretty clueless as well and decides to do nothing. Great.
The mech attacks Sonic, but cmon. We have played the games. Theres no reason to care now. Sonic has basically turned the /godmode on. Enjoy your explosions.
Bleh. The show doesnt even deliver on this. Theres a fuckhuge dome of light expanding ...for some reason.
Aaaand thats it. People do gawk at it for a few sec.
My consensus? This is quite terrible. Each side is stupid, the conflict is incredibly one-sided in either half, resolved through author pretty much throwing his arms into the air. Even the action is too slow, harmed by terrible direction and lacking any sort of tension, broken up by stupid piles of needless exposition.
Or in short.
Not even Walpurgis Night or Sazabi are as awesome of a Final Boss as Egg Exterminator was.
This is a dirty lie.