The second part in a series to come? (may contain spoilers)
In the last decade or so, video game adaptations have been hitting the screen as what feels like every year now. Movies like Warcraft, Assassin's Creed, Tomb Raider and Pokémon detective Pikachu. Have established big names for themselves. And this year we finally got to see the second part of Sonic the Hedgehog, which features new characters and an amazing plot. Sonic the Hedgehog is so popular that he has starred in 31 games and a vast variety of spinoffs there is tons of merch, and you can even buy Lego collectors items of the speedy alien.
In the games, Sonic fights against the evil doctor Robotnik who is on his quest to collect all the emeralds and take over the universe. Together with his foxy pal tails who is basically a tech wizard, they battle The doctor time and time again. We've all seen the special rings Sonic carries with him. In the games, when he gets hurt he loses those rings, and you will have to collect more of them. In the film, however, we can see that it's used as a portal. These rings are given to him by the majestic owl like creature.
Films need way more dialogue than games do, not to forget the plot. A ton of characters and storylines have been added to the movie, Sonic (voiced by Ben Schwartz) has more of a personality now. I mean, it's pretty difficult to give a character personality in a game, it's even more difficult to transfer that personality from a game to a movie. Especially when there is a large backstory and a huge fan base.
Considering the events of the first film, he now lives with a cute couple, Tom the “Donut Lord” (James Marsden) and Maddie (Tika Sumpter),The relationship between the three is quite different from your day-to-day family as Sonic is a teenage alien hedgehog. It’s hard enough to raise children, let’s stand an alien teenager. Dr. Robotnik (Jim Carrey), Who does an excellent job at playing his part was exiled to a mushroom planet at the end of the first film for trying to use Sonic as his own personal power source, but he came back to our blue planet by another character who was also searching for our super friendly hedgehog. an echidna named Knuckles (Idris Elba), whose hand you should definitely not shake if you care for your bones.
Because of the major backstory this universe already has, it is logical that the producers couldn't implement too many new things. However, it is still quite entertaining for teens and adults. Especially the fan base who has been with the Sonic franchise for a long time will definitely enjoy this movie. The producers implemented many frequent references to other films and games. The humor used in the film is in my opinion spot on but quite predictable. luckily, it doesn't really affect the movie, as it is fast-paced and quickly moves on to new dialogue.
At first, I was scared that the story would be sped up to a point that the plot and important dialogue would turn insignificant. Luckily the movie eased my nerves as the important conversations were slowed down, and a spotlight was put on the valuable dialogue. The music featured in the movie has been given great thought as it fits perfectly under the events Sonic is going through. It gives an extra touch to certain scenes.
The film is a perfect Hollywood script and all generation will appreciate the movie's explicit emphasis on friendship and kindness not to forget the battles and resentment of the past.
Important:stay a couple of minutes longer at the end of the movie to see an extra credit scene.
I promise, you will be hyped!