If you had Sonic the Hedgehog 2 in the day, Sonic the Hedgehog, The Movie is going to draw a smile from ear to ear. If you go with small children, they will have a blast watching the most childish and playful Sonic doing mischief for two hours straight. And if you consider yourself a fan of Jim Carrey, get ready to see the movie in which the comedian is most unleashed and inspired in decades. Not even that mustache that covers half his face prevents the Canadian from equaling. And surpassing cartoons in self-confidence that he faces during the film.
Sonic the Hedgehog 2 sequel and direct continuation of Sonic, The Movie takes good note of all the successes and absences of the 2020 film. But it does not lose perspective for a minute: it is a family comedy A film that combines real footage with digital. Animation and that, like Space Jam (the good one, of course) knows how to work at two speeds constantly by giving colorful fun to the little. Ones and extra fanservice for their companions and all those old enough to buy tickets. Which does not mean that there are many reasons very well distributed throughout the footage to go see it on the big screen.
And the fact is that if you liked Sonic, The movie the new mischief of the supersonic hedgehog is going to blow your mind. There is more action, more adventure, more humor and a number of direct or conveniently hidden references to video games that round off. And make the game much more enjoyable Jeff Fowler movie And despite the fact that Carrey's Dr Robotnik acts as a counterpoint. His character manages to sustain the weight of the film by unabashedly embracing every imaginable cliché of the crazy scientist. Putting the viewer in his pocket in every scene in which he appears.
Of course, Sonic 2, The movie is much more than an excuse to bring together the icons of the best SEGA. With the superstar of La Mascara or The Truman Show: it successfully pecks content and mythical scenes from the Mega Drive cartridges. And from the comics He judiciously mixes elements of family comedy films and knows how to parody action blockbusters. And even introduces specific moments that are pure anime brought to the big screen.
Just like what happened thirty years ago in SEGA's 16-bit, which is fast saying, Sonic 2. The movie surpasses the original in every way Not only betting on the classic resource of more is better, but finding the perfect tone to channel. What is now officially a film franchise And, in the process, introducing the general public to two little heroes. That the smallest Sonic fans will love: the shy and cheerful Tails and a very rough Knuckles, but with a heart of gold.
The best film adaptation of a video game? Although, as we will see, Sonic 2, The Movie. Manages to understand and capture on the big screen everything that made the SEGA icon so special and beloved. The truth is that it also finds its own path as a franchise Always putting fun before everything else and channeling its plot to an end that demonstrates. The devotion of Fowler and his writers to the Mega Drive cartridges Which, by the way, has a special merit.
Sonic has everything to be a great superhero Beyond his incredible supersonic speed, the little hedgehog. With the red sneakers possesses genuine bravery and is more than determined to help others and stop villains without losing his smile However. From his short career as the Blue Justice, the enigmatic and somewhat disastrous defender of good. He has drawn a very clear conclusion: his great moment has not arrived At least still.
For years, Sonic has been alone in the world trying to go unnoticed Thanks to the portals created from golden rings. He managed to escape from his home planet to Earth, finding a home in the small town of Green Hills. In which to unleash his hyperactivity and that innate speed It was only a matter of time before he drew enough attention for Dr Robotnik. (Jim Carrey), a wacky scientist with a generous mustache, to try to get his hands on his blue quills.
Luckily, before it was too late and the situation got out of control. Sonic found the friendship of Tom (James Marsden) and Maddie Wachowski (played by Tika Sumpter), a young couple from the town. And thanks to their help and that sparkling ability to move at breakneck speed, they sent Robotnik to the boring. Mushroom Planet A place from which he could theoretically never escape Or if?.
You already know that in Nintenderos we are celebrating the arrival of Sonic The Hedgehog 2. As a sequel to the first in theaters It has already begun to be released in most territories and today we get interesting details about the film.
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Before a work like "Sonic 2: The Movie", the critic must adopt the pose of the Pale Man from. "Pan's Labyrinth" (Guillermo del Toro, 2006), cover his eyes with his hands, palms out and in them the eyes of the child. That one day was With the eyes of childhood and the long experience in the dark rooms of the adult, it is possible to be fair in the appreciation.
Verify that "Sonic 2" is a reasonably worthy show for the minor parish and, important fact, a show. To unlike so many others oriented to children, not at all idiotic, although it is not, far from it. "Babe, the brave little pig" (Chris Noonan, 1995) or "A tough little mouse" (Gore Verbinski, 1997), for give two examples of intelligent, creative.
Masterful children's cinema It does, however, have an annoying and mellifluous message in favor of the family. Apparently the fashion of this season: “CODA”, “The Williams method”, etc Saving this stumbling block, "Sonic 2" is fresher and less vulgar than "Sonic" (2020). By the same director Its main virtue is of a narrative nature: the adventure never stops.
it advances at lightning speed, it chains situations with solvency (no matter how silly they are almost always) and. In a happy balance between action and comedy, it jumps from scenarios with remarkable dynamism: from one planet to another. From a frantic chase in the high snowy mountains to a beach with a botched wedding. And from there to a desert island and an Indiana-Jonsian temple with hundreds of deadly traps Jim Carrey.
Whose mustache makes Hercule Poirot look beardless, is a pure "cartoon". Who in the denouement rises to the skies like a character from "X-Men" and fights his battle inside an iron giant. Like Kenneth Branagh in “Wild Wild West” (Barry Sonnenfeld, 1999) or the soldiers in. “Pacific Rim” (Guillermo del Toro, 2013) It's a typical surprisingly effective blockbuster climax.
Video game adaptations to movies are not always well received by the public. The leap to the big screen can distort the essence of the product, causing fans of the original titles to be dissatisfied. With the result Therefore, when it was announced that a Sonic movie was coming, it was not surprising that those who had grown up with the adventures. Of the famous blue hedgehog were reluctant, even more so when the initial design of Sonic unleashed a barrage of criticism.
Not in vain, Sonic is one of the benchmarks of the nineties in terms of video games. Livening up the homes of almost any player of the time since its first installment was launched on Mega Drive in 1991. More than 20 years later and with practically a hundred games on the market, expectations were very high However. With the design issue ironed out by Paramount and SEGA deigning to pick up on the popular complaint and giving Sonic. A much more faithful look, the runner's cinematic adventures were a complete success.
And so, we come to Sonic 2: The Movie with Jeff Fowler again at the controls as director. And a magnificent cast of actors, among which Jim Carrey stands out as the soul of the film thanks to his portrayal of the villainous Eggman. A role that he still manages to explore more and that, to be honest, it fits like a glove The plot takes place two years after the events already. Seen with a Sonic who has adapted to his new life and family, but who is eager to have adventures. These adventures return as soon as his archenemy does, who is also not alone and has the help of Knuckles, an iconic character where they exist.
At this point, the rest of what is to come is pure enjoyment and excessive action. With a clear objective of surpassing the first installment in absolutely all aspects More is not always better. But in this case it works Throughout 2 hours, we are going to find all kinds of situations around the hedgehog and the new characters who go through trips around the world. Dance duels or even a wedding We will also find a somewhat more illuminating journey through Sonic's past. A plot that goes beyond a simple rivalry and delves more emotionally into the psyche of the protagonist.
In all this maelstrom, it is worth noting the magnificent implementation of the new members. Both to the plot and to the context in which they are located, notably improving the charisma of the film. It is not an exaggeration to say that the Sonic-Tails duo works perfectly or that there is more room to develop the personality of each one of them. Since it has been preferred to give almost all the prominence to the iconic beings that we already know from games like Sonic 2. Sonic 3 or Sonic Mania Each one of them fulfills a very specific function falling into the typical archetypes of partner or rival, but with an overflowing charisma.
And speaking of these games, the film collects all its essence. Not only in the plot, but also in the many details that indicate that there is a deep effort to capture all the possible identity. Of the saga Fans will be surprised to recognize musical themes, objects such as gems, Eggman's robots or iconic locations such as temples and labyrinths. All ready to give a hit in full nostalgia In the same way, the film manages to reach the viewer due to its casual tone. Humor being a widely used resource, but one that blends very well with the action However, it must be said that if you are scared.
You also know, since the first appearance of Knuckles is simply tremendous. This is also the case thanks to the soundtrack that Tom Holkenborg has composed, which, more than standing out for a specific theme. Does so by knowing how and when to appear What we are going to find is a large number of current well-known songs that liven up and bring freshness to the scenes.
On the other hand, I find few "buts" in this film, but the truth is that there are some The pace of the film is frantic. From almost the first moment, with very few pauses, however, it also bothers to emphasize subplots related to human characters. Which, without a doubt, has been what has convinced me the least If in the first. Installment the roles of James Marsden or Tika Sumpter were necessary to establish a link with Sonic. Now they break with the plot rhythm and lengthen the plot in an attempt not to be forgotten. As well as the presence of some secondary that we can say which was set to fill The presence of Sonic. Tails, Knuckles and Eggman overshadows everything else being a break when they are not on screen.
Warning, this article contains SPOILERS Sonic of 2020 already showed us in his post-credits scene Tails. Who arrived on Earth with the mission of finding the blue hedgehog Now, the Sonic 2 movie has already been released. And we can also see footage after the credits On this occasion, they show us the villain of a possible third installment.
At the end of the movie, things get really complicated, as Dr Robotnik (Jim Carrey) looks like he's about to take down. The protagonist with his unbeatable giant robot But Sonic uses the power of the Emeralds to transform into. The bright yellow Super Sonic With brutal force, he disintegrates the robot and Robotnik supposedly dies, although he could return as it is one of his best qualities Later. Knuckles restores the Master Emerald with his strength and, together with Sonic and Tails. Swear to protect it so that it does not fall into the wrong hands again But… They didn't count on the arrival of a new villain.
In that post-credits scene from Sonic 2 we see a group of soldiers looking for Robotnik Then Agent. Stone (Lee Majdoub) is lurking and listening to a discussion about the coordinates that have been discovered. For Project Shadow, something that has been in the works for half a century We then see a black hedgehog in a lab and he wakes up.
The first appearance of this character was in SEGA's Sonic Adventure 2, he is an artificially. Created hedgehog who starts out as a villain and has a tragic past In addition. He can manipulate the Gems and his anti-gravity slippers cause him to reach speeds that rival Sonic himself He eventually became an ally. but is always at odds with his friends due to his very different morality.
This new character introduced in Sonic 2 is the result of Robotnik's grandfather's. Experiment that manipulated extraterrestrial DNA How he became an extremely powerful being left him in animated for 50 years. Until he was awakened So we must not rule out that we see something similar in the third installment of the saga.