Sonic’s big screen debut in 2020 was so successful that Sega’s Blue Blur is now officially a movie star.
His new movie Sonic the Hedgehog 2 will soon be in cinemas worldwide. If you’re still undecided on whether or not you’ll see the new one, the good news is that the review embargoes have now been lifted. We’ve combined a selection of them into a single post.
Below is a mix of reviews from both film and game critics:
Our friends at VGC said it provided “heart and authenticity” that was lacking in the original film and gave it 4/5 stars:
“Sonic 2 is a bigger, bolder, and more confident sequel that is not only a thoroughly entertaining family film, but also delivers the heart and authenticity that fans of the game series missed in the original.”
The Hollywood Reporter said it was “frantic fun,” even if it wasn’t necessarily as groundbreaking as the original:
“Sonic the Hedgehog 2 will appeal to family audiences looking for holiday distraction, even if it doesn’t break new ground, by fleshing out the sprawling universe of intersecting characters and storylines.
Variety wasn’t quite as impressed, but still believes Sonic film adaptations hold great promise:
“An hour and a half would have been a perfect runtime, while ‘Sonic 2’ wears off its welcome tag at two hours plus before morphing into another phone-it-in franchise entry.
“One piece of advice to the studio: don’t rush things. Audiences were grateful when you took the time to rework the design of the CG Sonic, and they’ll wait as long as it takes to do justice to their characters, after having already spent so many hours playing at home .”
GamesRadar+ gave the “snappy sequel” 3/5 stars:
“In truth, the original only eclipses the sequel… But this snappy sequel proves Sonic’s race isn’t over yet. Not even close.”
Finally, CNET praised Sonic 2 for capturing a “childhood sense of adventure” and can’t wait to see more:
“Despite these distractions, Sonic the Hedgehog 2 is the confident sequel to the original I was hoping for, with a sharper script and jokes that will make you giggle. Maintaining the family-friendly tone of the original, it delves into the classic games to create a cinematic universe for Sega’s beloved icon – the sense of adventure of the ’90s lives on.”
Many reviews have also told fans to stay after the credits roll. So if you watch it, don’t leave the cinema right away. Will you catch Sonic’s second adventure on the big screen? Leave a comment below.
https://www.nintendolife.com/news/2022/03/round-up-the-reviews-are-in-for-sonic-the-hedgehog-2 Summary: The reviews of Sonic The Hedgehog 2 have arrived