Production: Paramount Pictures
Director: Jeff Fowler
Starring: James Marsden, Ben Schwartz as the voice of Sonic, Tika Sumpter, Natasha Rothwell, Adam Pally, and Jim Carrey returning, alongside new additions Shemar Moore, with Idris Elba as the voice of Knuckles, and Colleen O'Shaughnessey as the voice of Tails.
Reviewed By: Dean Asquith
My Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
The world’s favourite blue hedgehog is back for a next-level adventure in SONIC THE HEDGEHOG 2. After settling in Green Hills, Sonic is eager to prove he has what it takes to be a true hero. His test comes when Dr. Robotnik returns, this time with a new partner, Knuckles, in search of an emerald that has the power to destroy civilizations. Sonic teams up with his own sidekick, Tails, and together they embark on a globe-trotting journey to find the emerald before it falls into the wrong hands.
A hilariously fun race through sonic heaven!
Sonic 2 is a step up on its predecessor, bringing the fun with an all star cast of characters including everyone's favourite little fox and the hard hitting echidna!
The story is one that is a bit more familiar to all the gamers out there. This time including the chaos emerald as a fix point and introducing characters such as Knuckles and Tails!
You can really tell that the original voice cast are happy to be back in the booth and the new voice cast mould themselves into the fold perfectly. Ben Schwartz and Colleen O'Shaughnessey are absolute stand out performers in terms of voice cast and once again Jim Carrey proving how masterful he is in a slapstick, comedy role. A special shout out to Idris Elba who owns Knuckles and had me holding my sides with laughter at his dry comedy delivery.
Sonic 2 is a fantastic, family fun film which will have everyone smiling from ear to ear throughout. Watch the end credits also as there is a surprise waiting! Thank you very much Paramount Pictures for the screener and Blu-ray copy of the movie!
Sonic the Hedgehog 2 is now available on 4K UHD, Blu-ray and DVD.