Sonic the Hedgehog 2 speeds its way into the public as a great film for all ages!
Written by Luis Gerardo Garcia
Good day and welcome to my review of the much anticipated, Sonic the Hedgehog 2. My name is Luis Gerardo Garcia, I am a proud and excited member of the upcoming South Texas Film Critics Association. I am also happy to be working with The Nerd Corps again as a contributing writer. I’ve always appreciated film, production, acting and photography for its unique way of expressing human emotion and struggles. I’ve been part of a few productions working in various crew positions. After every opportunity I get, my love for film only increases. I hope to one day be in front of the camera for a small role. My favorite things to do are to make movie reviews and discussions, which is why I am excited to be a part of this! I look forward to having great discussions with anyone interested out there in the world. Now, let’s get into my thoughts on one of the highest grossing films of the year, Sonic the Hedgehog 2!
Sonic the Hedgehog 2 staring the fantastic James Marsden, Jim Carey, Ben Schwartz, and Idris Elba follows Sonic the Hedgehog (Ben Schwartz) as he navigates Earth and meets an unexpected new friend, Tails (Colleen O’Shaughnessey). The new team must join together to attempt to save the world from a returning Doctor Eggman (Jim Carey). Sonic is back and even better with the addition of new characters. The film has a sense of nostalgia that feels important to someone who grew up with these games like myself. Staying true to their abilities and strengths, the fight scenes were well enjoyed. Beginning with the introduction of Knuckles (Idris Elba), Sonic finally finds a worthy opponent to match his speed. Entertaining is just one way of describing this film filled with laughs and action. The CG effects were great as expected from a film produced in 2022. I especially found impressive the design of the giant Doctor Eggman robot that sonic fights towards the end of the movie. Explosions and movements with the environment looked seamlessly put together to match the live action aspect. The film’s vibrant colors and pace keep you hooked throughout most of the movie. The friendship made between Sonic and Tails is that of a sibling relationship with Sonic protecting Tails. This relationship observed by Knuckles is what eventually turns him to the good side. With many quick wits and jokes, this movie is great for all ages. The very random one-liners are definitely the highlights of this movie. With over-the-top pop culture references, it is easy to see why this movie was so well received. I am excited to see how they can top this for the next upcoming film in this franchise.
Watch Sonic the Hedgehog 2 in theaters and coming soon to Paramount+