First Reviews are Mixed on ‘Sonic the Hedgehog 2’

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The long-awaited sequel to the surprise hit of 2019, Sonic the Hedgehog 2 aims to introduce the non-gaming world to Knuckles and the return of Jim Carrey‘s Dr. Robotnik. It’s predecessor was a surprise hit as it managed to pull in some decent numbers before the pandemic truly hit. As such, a sequel announcement was inevitable and the studio has so much trust in the project that they even announced a third entry alongside a Knuckles-focused spinoff ahead of its release. Now, the first reviews have arrived and they seem a bit mixed on the film. Here are some of the reviews:

Overstuffed with frantic action and framed by Sonic’s wisecracking commentary, Sonic the Hedgehog 2 will appeal to family audiences seeking holiday distractions even if it doesn’t break new ground elaborating the franchise’s sprawling universe of intersecting characters and plotlines.

Justin Lowe – The Hollywood Reporter

Sonic the Hedgehog 2 is a more confident movie than its predecessor, delivering the same blend of frenetic family fun and nostalgic beats for the long-time fans. Ironically for a movie about a speedy hedgehog, the issue this time around is that it all goes on a bit too long.

Ian Sandwell – Digital Spy

There were also some reviews that had some issues with the film:

An hour and a half would’ve been a perfectly fine run time, whereas at two hours and change, “Sonic 2” wears out its welcome well before it turns into yet another phone-it-in franchise entry — the kind where storms gather, a column of fluorescent light shoots up to the sky and everything becomes apocalyptic.

Peter Debruge – Variety

Curse or no curse, a franchise is burgeoning, and so in every respect Sonic The Hedgehog 2 is really just more of the same. Steered by largely the same creative team as before, this is simply more fairly generic and forgettable family fodder: a Saturday-morning cartoon with a Hollywood budget, targeted primarily at an audience of eight-year-olds.

John Nugent – Empire

Source: Rotten Tomatoes

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