"Sonic The Hedgehog 2" is a worthy sequel to one of the best TV gaming movies through the ages that are faithful of the model, stylish and sometimes exciting. However, the problems from the predecessor follow, as flat jokes and boring people.
When "Sonic The Hedgehog" had the premier 2022, many who were pleasantly surprised by the film was actually a fairly well-made and entertaining family adventure, both considering how rarely it happens that films based on video games work and after the entire faucy around how The main character was supposed to look in an earlier version.
With the sequel, the director Jeff Fowler delivers another entertaining family film with extra all in the form of more references to the games, cooler actions and even more jokes - which do not always meet quite right.
After the events in the first film, Sonic wants to prove that he has what it takes to become a real hero, which he after some less successful attempts get the chance to do when Dr. Robotnik (Jim Carrey) returns to get a magical emerald with incomparable forces. This time, the villain also gets the help of the vengeful antpig wine knuckles, which is played by no less than Idris Elba ("The Suicide Squad"). However, Sonic is not alone, but can help from the flying fox tails.
The act does his job and fits well to his model, but is just as the predecessor quite predictable. At the last act, it is just to bend off all cliches at furious pace, but even though I'm maintained. Admittedly, the Sonic is at least as enervering as in the first film, with halting word spits and prutta - but there is a certain charm, much thanks to Ben Schwartz ("Parks & Recreations", "The After Party") voice documents. Jim Carrey may again play over with crazy mines, quirky replicas and a wild body language as Dr. Robotnik, although it may be a bit of a repetition.
Even Idris Elba makes a brilliant job as the new addition knuckles, which feels clumsy evil written with sumptuous replicas delivered with his iconically dark voice. It is in the dialogue between him, Sonic and Dr. Robotnik as the script is at its best and also he offers the coolest special effects and the action scenes. "Sonic The Hedgehog 2" is a pretty much cooler movie than its predecessor, with stylish clashes between Sonic and Knuckles and other breathtaking action scenes.
Meanwhile, Sonic and Tails are trying to get the emerald before the bad guys are the people Tom and Maddie (James Marsden and Tika sumps) at a wedding in Hawaii, which is clearly not allowed to go wrong. This here that the movie is like the weakest, when the human characters honestly feels slightly unnecessary and most of the time just be puzzled, especially when interacting with the cartoon characters. James Marsden acts as sad as always and other roles simply make their job. The only thing that stands out among the non-computer animated characters is Natascha Rothwell (known from "White Lotus" and various voting roles), who plays Maddies sister who will marry. She honestly delivers some of the film's funniest scenes, which really does not have much much to do with the consistent story.
In the end, "Sonic The Hedgehog 2" is an entertaining blockbuster as fans of the figure and the former film will appreciate - and perhaps above all the younger audience. There are a lot of beautiful blinks to the games that make me lift on the mungipots, cool scenes and sometimes accurate humor. Basically there is a nice message of friendship and that nothing is written in stone, although it can be a bit clumsy.