Film Review: Sonic The Hedgehog 2

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Film Review: Sonic The Hedgehog 2

The world's fastest hedgehog is back on the big screen, and he not alone this time.


The first Sonic the Hedgehog film trailer was premiered on 9th April 2019, they received a huge backlash due to Sonic’s design not representing his iconic look in the games, shows and comics, instead giving him a much more peculiar look that would make people feel uncomfortable. After receiving backlash from the Sonic community, they decided to redesign Sonic’s look, making him look more friendly and cool as we know him today.


Sonic the Hedgehog 2 opens a much more improvements from its predecessor, with them laying down the fundamentals for the series, presenting just how well the Sonic characters fit into the world throughout the film. With a variety of Easter Eggs linking to the Sonic games & TV shows, you can see how much fun Director Jeff Fowler, writer Pat Casey, John Whittington, and Josh Miller had been adding these for the day one fans to take notice of.



Now joining Miles ‘Tails’ Prower & Knuckles the Echidna, the film does a great job capturing their spirit of these characters accurately matching their personalities within the TV shows and comics, with the gang well-known as ‘Team Sonic’ we all get so much enjoyment whenever we see the three together in one scene showcasing their differences making such a great dynamic team one that specializes in speed (Sonic), one in strength (Knuckles) and most importantly the brains (Tails).


In the film Sonic refers himself to the vigilante Batman, but that may be his ideal superhero, but we see him lean in towards a more Peter Parker lifestyle, having great power but also having to carry on important responsibilities, but so far, the future is looking bright for our blue blur.  


As we all know our brawny furry friend has joined the sequel voiced by Idris Elba, Knuckles has a few funny lines throughout the movies, and is also seen as a self-serious echidna with a bit of an ego. He’s shown to join forces with Dr.Robotnik/Eggman who are seen as entertainingly distinct allies. There has been news that of this being Jim Carrey’s final roles in the film scene, as he will retire from acting, it feels just right that he’s managed to play a role which he plays so well, as Robotnik is a self-centred character who continues to lose it and presents himself to be intimidating at times too.


The sequel's biggest flaw is that it doesn’t do well on shuffling the whole characters and storyline from the previous film smoothly as it brings in its new characters. Without getting too many plot details, we can see them slightly trying to push away Tom and Maddie out of the picture by sending them to Hawaii, with only their scenes being their human drama, which is quite amusing, but the film begins to lose its anticipation with what’s going on with Sonic and the others.


Despite that, this franchise is certainly found its groundwork and is heading into the right direction of the Sonic Cinematic Universe with more characters to join in on the action and more story lines to be told which we can certainly can’t wait to see once they start production.


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