With a duration of two hours, questioning whether Sonic The Hedgehog 2 is worth watching is a common thing. What else can be discussed from a film with a predictable plot? Especially for those of you who have watched the first film, all the surprises must have been shown in the previous film. However, this film still has some powerful weapons to make it a fun spectacle. Even if you watch this film because you have to accompany your child or nephew who is whining to see the second Sonic action.
As happened in the ending of the first film, we are on a planet of mushroom limbo with Dr. Robotnik (Jim Carrey) is looking for every way to escape the hell. Before long, a creature emerged that looked very much like Sonic, except for the fact that he was a different color and had pointy hands. His name is Knuckles (voiced by Idris Elba ) and he has a problem with his name being Sonic. Whose name is Dr. Robotnik, yes, he immediately became a guide and left the mushroom planet.
On Earth, Sonic’s life (voiced by Ben Schwartz) is actually pretty safe. At night he tries to be a hero by helping the police catch robbers (which of course ends in a beautiful flop), in the morning he pretends everything is fine. Tom (James Marsden) and his wife Maddie (Tika Sumpter) pretend to accept this all. Even though Tom was actually really worried about Sonic. According to him, he needs friends. According to him, they need a deeper relationship than just this.
Then Tom and Maddie have to go to Hawaii for the wedding of Maddie’s sister, Rachel (Natasha Rothwell). While Tom and Maddie were gone, Sonic was not only attended by Knuckles who had suddenly come out first, but he was also present with Dr. Robotics. As if not already messed up, appears Tails (voiced by Colleen O’Shaughnessey) who comes to Earth after being inspired to see Sonic fighting Dr. Robotics. Now Sonic has a new mission: to prevent Knuckles and Dr. Robotnik has Master Emerald.
For two hours, Sonic The Hedgehog 2 is undeniably a children’s film. Written by Pat Cassey, Josh Miller, and John Whittington, this film is devoid of any significant surprises. The plot is very easy to follow. From A to B to C everything flows easily. And almost all the moments are not cut. From the montage of Sonic with his dog Tom to the dance battle scene in Siberia (what a completely absurd moment) it’s all here, which I’m sure the kids will love.
For adult audiences, the only plots that are likely to make adult audiences laugh are the moments at Rachel’s wedding. Without revealing the plot, the inside scene at the wedding is quite funny and entertaining even without the presence of Sonic and his friends. Although almost all of the scenes are slapstick and made so that even small children can enjoy them, Natasha Rothwell as the main star in these moments manages to sell all the scenes so well that the comedy feels sincere.
The second time directing this series, director Jeff Fowler feels more flexible in telling stories. Even though it looks like the actors are playing with objects that don’t exist, at least the scenes look convincing. Visually, Sonic The Hedgehog 2 presents set pieces that are more magnificent. The moment when Sonic (along with Knuckles and Dr. Robotnik) searches for the Emerald Master is one of the highlights of this film.
According to the news, Jim Carrey ‘s appearance in this film is his last appearance as an actor. Seeing the action of Dr. Robotnik is really hyperbole, so crazy and so funny, it’s hard to imagine any other actor being as flexible as Jim Carrey. Sonic The Hedgehog 2 may not be a masterpiece that must be watched. But as an entertainment film (and also to watch Jim Carrey’s last appearance), this film is suitable to watch while hanging out.