SONIC THE HEDGEHOG 2 (2022) Reviews plus new clip and featurette

  

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Sonic the Hedgehog 2 is a 2022 American action comedy film that continues the adventures of the titular character. The movie is obviously a sequel to Sonic the Hedgehog (2020).

Directed by Jeff Fowler from a screenplay co-written by Pat Casey and Josh Miller. Based on characters created by Naoto Ohshima and Hirokazu Yasuhara for Sega.

The Original Film-Paramount Pictures-Sega Sammy Group production stars Ben Schwartz, Idris Elba, Colleen O’Shaughnessey, Tika Sumpter, Jim Carrey, James Marsden, Natasha Rothwell and Shemar Moore.

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Plot:
After settling in Green Hills, Sonic is eager to prove he has what it takes to be a true hero. His test comes when Doctor Robotnik returns, this time with a new partner, Knuckles, in search of an emerald that has the power to destroy civilizations.

Sonic teams up with his own sidekick, Tails, and together they embark on a globe-trotting journey to find the emerald before it falls into the wrong hands…

Reviews:

“Charmingly referencing several videogames in the series, while also delivering on laughs, and a wholesome story, here is a kids movie that is everything I expected in the best possible and predictable way. A new sure-fire family favourite, Sonic the Hedgehog 2, is guaranteed to leave you smiling.” 4/5 The Digital Fix

“There are times when the balance between appealing to children and adults doesn’t quite work […] It’s these moments and the overlong runtime that mean Sonic the Hedgehog 2 often feels like two steps forward and one back for the series. There’s a lot of fun to be had elsewhere with a series of inventive set pieces and entertaining interplay between Sonic, Tails and Knuckles, not to mention the continued unhinged, committed performance of Carrey.” *** Digital Spy

“This is simply more fairly generic and forgettable family fodder […] Sonic’s second outing is little more than a half-baked half-term distraction tool — though Jim Carrey’s outrageously committed performance nearly saves the day.” ** Empire

“There’s not much to spoil about Sonic the Hedgehog 2 because there’s not very much to say about it, other than it’s mildly amusing and reasonably competently assembled […] It all sort of comes together in the end, but there’s no earthly reason that it should all have taken two hours.” ** The Guardian

Sonic the Hedgehog 2 kicks on from the 2020 origin story with a bigger and even more bombastic sequel, fleshing out the Sonic universe while riffing on superhero movies and globe-trotting adventures. With another film in the works (and a mid-credits scene to tease it), this blue blur is set to be a family-friendly staple for quite some time to come.” 8/10 The Sixth Axis

Release:
March 30, 2022 (France, Netherlands, Philippines)
April 1, 2022 (UK)
April 8, 2022 (USA)

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