Sonic 2 Film Review
Apart from the great action sequences and the polished VFX work, this movie has so much heart. We get to see Tails and Sonic develop a beautiful friendship because they both feel like outsiders. Then Tom and Maddie (Tika Sumpter) make Sonic understand the true meaning of family. Knuckles also goes on a journey of learning who to trust, since Earth is not his host planet. And while all those meaningful life lessons are happening, Jim Carrey is unhinged as Robotnik. He is even more outrageous than he was in the first movie. All of this is wrapped up in a fun adventure film for the whole family. There are plenty of laughs along the way, but the emotional moments between certain characters are what ground this film.
Sonic 2 is fun for the whole family and is just as good as the first installment. There are some pacing issues in the third act because it took too long to get to the final battle. But that’s a minor hiccup in a movie that was fun. Knuckles and Tails will become your new favourite characters and you’ll want to see more of them. Can’t forget to mention Natasha Rothwell, who played Maddie’s sister in the film because she stole the spotlight in one section and she had me laughing so hard. You will also want to adopt Tails by the end of the movie because of how adorable his character design is. Seriously, run; don’t walk to the theatres this weekend for Sonic 2.
Editing and Effects: 8/10
Overall: 3/5 stars