Well, more like the movies that Sonic games have taken a heavy influence upon. - Let's see, first is the utmost obvious: The Death Egg. At the time, the Star Wars mania was dying down, although its impact was still forceful. It had been 9 years since Return of the Jedi debuted in theatres. However, it was a franchise so popular, that flattery was shown in it's best form....Imitation. But apparently they felt like flattering twice! - Next time it took awhile....but the again it took that long to get another decent Sonic game. Indiana Jones apparently held a lot of influence in the first set of 3D games. We have the original rolling rock from Indiana Jones, which was mimiced not once....not twice....but 3 times! At least in Sonic Adventure, it was a direct copy (like a certain mini game in Mario Pary 6), unlike the whale (although it's still once of the coolest video game chases to date), unlike the Semi-Truck in Sonic Adventure 2, and the spiked rolling stone in Sonic Heroes. - But speaking of Sonic Heroes, we are taken back to 1991 with the T-1000...erm, I mean Metal Sonic! I'm sure the Terminator series was equally honored as all the others in their brief Sonic world cameos! I wonder what theatrical release will influence the series next!