Sonic the Hedgehog 2 (2022)
Sonic the Hedgehog 2 is a 2022 action-adventure comedy film based on the video game series published by Sega, and the sequel to Sonic the Hedgehog.
The narrative revolves around Bantu (Allu Arjun), a skilled middle-class man who is despised and often neglected by his father Valmiki (Murali Sharma). What Bantu doesn’t know is that he’s actually the son of a businessman swapped by Valmiki with his own son to give the latter a comfortable life. A violent incident draws Bantu closer to the truth, upon learning this he decides to enter Vaikunthapuram, the home of his real parents, and eventually confront those who threaten his family.
- Release date: April 8, 2022 (United States)
- Countries of origin: United StatesJapan
- Official site: Sonic Movie Discord Server
- Languages: EnglishRussianFrenchLatinHawaiianGreek
- Also known as Nhím Sonic 2
- Filming locations: Port Coquitlam, British Columbia, Canada
- Production companies: Paramount PicturesSega Sammy GroupOriginal Film
- Budget: $110,000,000 (estimated)
- Gross US & Canada: $190,872,904
- Opening weekend US & Canada: $72,105,176Apr 10, 2022
- Gross worldwide: $401,872,904
- Runtime: 2 hours 2 minutes
- Color: Color
- Aspect ratio: 2.39:1
Cast: James Marsden, Jim Carrey, Robotnik, Ben Schwartz, Tika Sumpter, Idris Elba, Natasha Rothwell, Adam Pally, Shemar Moore
Sonic the Hedgehog 2 does the enviable job of following up what was by most accounts a surprise hit. The first film is a fun, family-friendly video game adaptation that tells a heartbreaking story while paying homage to the characters of Sonic the Hedgehog. , may have put its sequel in a difficult place and arrived with higher expectations, but Jeff Fowler-directed Sonic the Hedgehog 2 raised the bar and made a better movie in almost every way. Offers.
The story begins less than a year after the events of the first film. Robotnik (Jim Carrey) is stranded on the mushroom planet while Dr. Sonic (Ben Schwartz) acts as a vigilante. While the first film’s theme is the importance of friendship and family, Sonic the Hedgehog 2 focuses on exploring what it means to be a hero. While this theme doesn’t quite capture the power of Spider-Man’s Wiz His Great Powers, it does have some value, especially when Sonic’s father Tom (James his Marsden) is involved. A certain line and sequence evoke this theme.
Despite these thematic changes, Sonic the Hedgehog 2 retains the heart that made the first film so popular. Sonic remains energetic and adorable, thanks in large part to Schwartz’s performance. Both Schwartz and Carey really shine in this film and continue to embrace their respective roles. Carey in particular delivers one of his best performances, full of the best lines and moments of seemingly resilient body humor that only he can deliver. The depiction is one of the highlights of this movie.
The addition of Tails (Colleen O’Shaughnessy) and Knuckles (Idris Elba) also elevates the film above its predecessor. O’Shaughnessy approaches Tails in a way only a voice actor who’s been playing the character for eight years can do, delivering her lines of earnest understanding of Sonic’s sidekick. It’s a powerful vocalist, but sometimes I’ve lost myself when I hear a familiar voice coming from the mouth of an Echidna warrior. Both of these characters fit the story well, and their characterizations are true to what fans of the source material wanted. It was a deeper exploration of the lore surrounding the planet that Sonic the Hedgehog 2 brings to life.