Review This is not April

Contrary to all expectations, Sonic’s second adventure on the big screen works much better than its predecessor two years ago. The new characters and the story copied from the superhero movies are entertainingly entertaining, even though there’s nothing particularly memorable about the film.

Sonic the Movie 2Premiere: April 1, 2022
Original name: Sonic the Hedgehog 2
Directed by Jeff Fowler
Screenplay: Pat Casey, Josh Miller & John Whittington
Starring: James Marsden, Ben Schwartz, Idris Elba & Jim Carrey
Length: 122 minutes
Age limit: K7

A couple of years ago Sonic the Movie (2020) was a dilute video game with little good but Jim Carrey in the role of the bad guy. So expectations weren’t high for the sequel, but the newcomer is surprisingly positive.

Sonic the Movie 2 is, in fact, better than its predecessor in all respects. It’s not a masterpiece, not necessarily even a “good” film, but now you can still talk about mediocre entertainment.

Sonic’s adventure continues from where the previous film left it. Blue hedgehog (Ben Schwartz) live with their new family (James Marsden and Tika Sumpter) in a small town, and Dr. Robotnik (Carrey) has been deported to a filthy mushroom planet. However, Sonic wants to make good use of his powers and seeks the role of a superhero. At the same time, the resourceful Robotnik is coming up with a way to send an emergency signal into space and suddenly get Knuckles as a partner (Idris Elba |) – a bundle of muscle from an ancient tribe of echidna that traces Sonic for its own mysterious purpose.

When Tails (who also played in Sonic games) Collen O’Shanussy), are the pieces of the story in place. All parties end up tracing an ancient force that would be catastrophic to fall into Robotnik’s hands.

Sonic the Movie 2 is a schematic adventure film that borrows material from Marvel movies very freely. Where the previous film balanced in the middle ground between children’s film and action comedy, Sonic’s new coming feels more like a superhero film. The excerpt is still frivolous, but surprisingly much of this whole-family film also features explosives, firearms, and tanks.

The sequel to the Sonic movie has a bit of luck on its journey: right now isn’t the best time for a film that sees menacing Russians and firing missiles over a small town. But who could have predicted this.

Sonic the Movie 2 definitely works better than its predecessor. The film is rhythmic and built more intact, and unlike the first film, the whole story doesn’t rest on Sonic’s shoulders. There are so many more characters and plot twists that alongside the newcomer, the first Sonic movie is starting to feel pretty narrow. A bit like comparing the first one Iron Mania (2008) and The Avengersia (2012).

Even the script now feels more polished, and Sonic’s character is no longer quite so outrageous. There also seem to be more references to games, and some of these also make you smile genuinely. In addition, the comedy has been boosted by Knuckles, who is like Guardians of the Galaxy movies Drax. The rumble played by Idris Elba plays great with Jim Carrey, who in turn plays his role routinely.

Sonic the Movie 2

The film definitely has its annoying aspects, like an unnecessarily long dance scene and the infuriating use of pop songs between every damn thing. Opinions are certainly shared by the side character Rachel (Natasha Rothwell) a wedding side plot that gets a surprising amount of time, but on the other hand is quite amusing. Sonic the Movie 2 doesn’t always know what to focus on, but the two-hour movie still doesn’t get painfully long.

Frustratingly, the film also always forgets Sonic’s “superpower” at the right moments, which feels just lazy. Indeed, several of the film’s tough situations could be solved by how quickly Sonic is able to rush. The viewer should leave their brains in the cloak or else the film will cause a headache.

The biggest problem, of course, is that ultimately nothing in Sonic the Movie 2 feels really original. All of this has been seen in the past, a hundred times.

However, the end result is clearly better than Sonic’s first rumble, which in itself is surprising. Sonic the Movie 2 is mediocre competent entertainment that is seen as a popcorn movie and is sure to sink into younger viewers.


Rating: 3/5

“You may not remember anything about Sonic the Movie 2, but you look at it rather than the unbearable part one.”

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