Blue Blur blasts into theaters: “Sonic the Hedgehog 2” movie review

Blue Blur blasts into theaters: “Sonic the Hedgehog 2” movie review

Things have not always been easy-going for the Blue Blur, but the recent development of film adaptations just might turn things around for him.

Sonic the Hedgehog 2 was released in theaters to audiences in the United States on April 8, 2022.

The film was a staggering success, becoming the highest grossing video game movie of all time in the United States at $150 million according to IGN.

The film serves as a sequel to Sonic the Hedgehog (2020)and loosely follows the concept of the 1994 game Sonic 3 & Knuckles. You don’t need prior knowledge of the game to enjoy the film though.

Sonic the Hedgehog 2 follows Sonic (Ben Schwartz) and Tails (Colleen O’Shaughnessey) as they journey to find and protect the Master Emerald before Knuckles (Idris Elba) and Dr. Robotnik (Jim Carrey) can get to it.

If you are interested in viewing the movie, click here to find out what theaters are playing near you.

As a long time Sonic fan myself, I thoroughly enjoyed the film, possibly more than the first one.

The cinematography was a vast improvement from the first and this film was more action-packed and exciting.

Sonic (Ben Schwartz) and Knuckles (Idris Elba) fight for the Master Emerald (Paramount©️)

The CGI models of the characters are pleasant to look at.  They maintain the vibrancy of the original characters while still giving them a realistic appearance.

I appreciate the way the characters were written, particularly Knuckles.

In recent years, many writers for the games have given a less than favorable portrayal of the echidna. This film does a wonderful job making him an antagonist while not compromising his intelligence.

The chemistry between Sonic, Tails, and Knuckles is charming.  I personally enjoyed the jokes and witty banter the movie had to offer.

Though the focus of the film is on Sonic and friends, I find the human cast quite loveable as well.  The chemistry between Tom (James Marsden) and Maddie (Tika Sumpter) is sweet yet fun.

The wedding scenes were rather entertaining. I found myself, my friends, and my family laughing through it all.

Sonic (Ben Schwartz) and Tails (Colleen O’Shaughnessey) prepare to fight (Paramount©️)

While the film was made with general audiences in mind, Sonic fans will be pleasantly surprised by the easter eggs lovingly included by the filmmakers.  

From Sonic not being able to swim to,Knuckles mentioning liking grape flavors, the film has a lot to offer for eagle-eyed Sonic fans.

Overall, the film served as an amazing successor to the first film and is perfect for fans and non-fans a like to enjoy.

Despite being aimed more at younger audiences, students and adults will find plenty to love about the film.

And please, stick around after the credits for an exciting post-credits scene you won’t want to miss.

Paramount, the company behind the films, has already announced a third film is in the works and that a Knuckles-centered television series will be coming to their streaming service Paramount+.

Looking for other movies to watch? Click here to see a review of Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings.