When I was a kid Sonic the Hedgehog was one of my favorite games on my Sega Genesis. The original Sonic the Hedgehog movie originally looked horrendous but actually ended up being pretty good. Pretty good for a video game movie anyway. I had high hopes for the second Sonic the Hedgehog movie but not enough to see it in theaters.
The movie takes place a good bit after the first movie ended. Sonic the Hedgehog has basically become the kid of “Donut Lord” and his wife. But he often tries to become the hero at night with some horrendous results.
Unfortunately for Sonic, Dr Robotnik has freed himself off the mushroom planet. He’s more determined than ever to catch the very powerful blue hedgehog.
Robotnik’s new ally is Knuckles, an echidna trying to protect the Master Emerald. And he managed to convince the red guy that Sonic is the Master Emerald’s enemy.
But it’s really Dr. Robotnik after the Master Emerald, which holds absolute and terrible power in the wrong hands.
I will say it was nice to see Tails and Knuckles show up. Sonic kind of felt lonely during that first movie, with just him. It’s pretty clear that Shadow the Hedgehog will be in the third movie, I’ll see how he turns out.
As far as the quality, the movie is about as on par with the first. It does some things better, some things worse, but it’s a goofy, yet lovable video game movie.