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.


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…


“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

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

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