Sonic the Hedgehog 2

Sonic the Hedgehog 2 ★★★

2022 In Review - April
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When the manic Dr Robotnik returns to Earth with a new ally, Knuckles the Echidna, Sonic and his new friend Tails is all that stands in their way.

An improvement over the first film, with Knuckles (Idris Elba) being the major standout of the film. At times, the character reminds me a lot of Drax from the MCU. 
This sequel felt more aligned with the items and locations of the games and had a lot more fanservice in it, with more action and comedy
I have had a soft spot for the Sonic games, the original 2D games revolutionised 2D platformers at the time, however the 3D games always felt behind innovation though some are better than others.
This movie however is still quite good, Jim Carrey's acting as Robotnik has been taken a step up on the cheese factor and now feels like a full fledged cartoon character with the dial all the way up to 10, than just Jim Carrey pretending to be Robotnik. He even feels more cartoonified than what Eggman was in most of the recent games, but Jim knows how to get into that zone and stay there because he lives and breathes that style. 
I did like how the Chaos Emeralds were more focussed upon in this movie aswell as the Master Emerald, and it was fun to see Sonic turn into Super Sonic at the end, though I thought they could have played a bit more with it in that scene and felt it was a bit too short and glossed over too quickly.

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