Creating a live-action Sonic, the legendary blue hedgehog figure of the 90s generation is not easy. No wonder when Hollywood planned to develop Sonic the Hedgehog since 1993, the realization only happened in 2020. Of course, after changing hands several times, it was finally held by Paramount Pictures.

Had been blasphemed because of the odd character design, didn’t make them give up. In 2020, the story of Sonic was lifted. It allows new generations to enjoy this film of all ages, without knowing the game. 

Sonic the Hedgehog (2020) can be said to be one of the successful live-action films, especially since it was present during the pandemic. The film ends with an after credit . The figure of Tails, the tech-savvy yellow fox appears. Of course, this makes Sonic fans excited and looking forward to the epic adventure of the two.

No need to linger anymore, this time KINCIR wants to give a review of Sonic the Hedgehog 2. Worth or not? Sonic the Hedgehog 2 trailer Decide for yourself, but for Sonic fans, I think this film is a must watch. Why?

Sonic’s life (Ben Schwartz) seems so ordinary that many feel that he is a lousy hero. Indeed, he has saved the world by placing Doctor Eggman (Jim Carrey) onto the mushroom planet. However, reckless actions often destabilize the city, feeling disproportionate to what he is doing.

When Sonic was enjoying his prime, Robotnik teamed up with Knuckles (Idris Elba) who was looking for The Master Emerald. For those of you who follow the game, of course you understand that the Knuckles clan really has to protect this Emerald. You see, they have to prevent the recurrence of the great tragedy that destroyed their clan. 

For additional information, Sega once made Knuckle’s Emerald Hunt , which was centered on the character Knuckles. From there the players of this game are introduced to Knuckles the Echidna.

Continue, yes! Incidentally Robotnik is also looking for the Emerald to strengthen himself. He manages to trick Knuckles—who is notoriously stupid—to finish off Sonic. He reasons that he wants revenge, and convinces Knuckles that Sonic has the map to the Emerald.

Knuckles looks badass in Sonic the Hedgehog 2
Knuckles looks badass in Sonic the Hedgehog 2

The presence of Robotnik and Knuckles in the middle of Sonic who was relaxing because Thomas Wachowski (James Marsden) left for Hawaii made him uneasy. The appearance of Tails (Colleen O’Shaughnessey), who has been helping Sonic all this time, is also very interesting. He came crashing into Knuckles and gave Sonic a hand. “C’mon, I am at your side,” he said.

Tails not only appears as a sweetener, but this character has succeeded in answering our expectations of his figure. The moment when he flew for the first time to save Sonic was an interesting scene. Instantly you will be transported to the game scene when Sonic and Tails fight Robotnik.

More than that, if you play the game Sonic the Hedgehog 2 (1992), you will be a lot nostalgic. Aquatic Ruin, to the big robot Doctor Eggman at the end of the story really describe this game. Interesting!

Friendship is the key to story development

Tails, Sonic, and Knuckles as a team
Tails, Sonic, and Knuckles as a team

Whereas in the first film, the focus was only on Sonic and Robotnik, Sonic The Hedgehog 2 focused on the formation of the Sonic team as a whole. The reckless Sonic has to face off against the cautious and timid Tails. The two of them had to convince the powerful, yet somewhat stupid, Knuckles. 

Contrasting personalities certainly trigger simple problems that actually invite laughter. Sonic, who is used to being alone, finally has a solid team with all its shortcomings. However, even though he is the main character, the portion of Tails and Knuckles is not unequal.

Sonic’s life with Tom and his wife is also widely discussed here. If in the previous review of the film Sonic the Hedgehog , KINCIR had doubts about the relationship between Sonic and Tom, Jeff Fowler answered it.