Video game adaptations have had a bad rap for a long time. But gradually the curse that supposedly lies on video game adaptations seems to be slowly dissolving. “Sonic The Hedgehog” and “Sonic The Hedgehog 2” also made a significant contribution to this: The fast-paced action comedies are not exactly vying to win tons of critics’ awards, but they received a respectable press response as entertaining popcorn jokes and are popular with fans of the Sega mascot generally pretty good.
The second part was praised in the DashFUN criticism, for example, for its “quirky characters”, its crazy humor and its “hot staging”. In addition, with his FSK approval, he also caused heated debates among fans and critics as well as within families. Since October 14th, “Sonic The Hedgehog 2” is now available as a streaming subscription for the first time, namely on WOW and Sky Go.
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Alternatively, “Sonic 2” is of course also available on DVD, Blu-ray and 4K disc:
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Incidentally, fans of the lightning-fast hedgehog get more on offer in the home cinema than just “Sonic 2”: Bonus material on the disc includes a music video for the film and an animated short film about Sonic and his co-stars Tails and Knuckles, who are already known from the games.
Sonic (Original Voice: Ben Schwartz / German Voice: Julien Bam) is certain that he has finally blossomed into a true, responsible hero. One way to prove that follows quickly: Dr. Robotnik (Jim Carrey) and his new companion Knuckles (Idris Elba) seek to seize a powerful emerald they could use to wipe out humanity. So, with the help of the friendly fox Tails (Colleen O’Shaughnessey) and his human cronies (including: James Marsden), Sonic has to outwit the dogged, weird villains in order to prevent a fatal evil…
On the one hand, “Sonic 2” continues where part one left off: Like its predecessor, the sequel, directed by Jeff Fowler, once again relies on a rapid narrative pace and a multitude of chaotic situations from which the cheeky title hero has to save himself. In addition to a good dose of pop culture references (including Batman and the “Fast & Furious” series), the hustle and bustle is also enhanced with references to the iconic Sega games and an even weirder performance by Jim Carrey.
Elsewhere, “Sonic 2” not only continues, but also breaks new ground. For example: The sequel is more action-packed than its predecessor – so much so that it also received a higher FSK rating. Despite major debates as to whether the FSK was too harsh on the comedy adventure, nothing has changed in the decision, as the home cinema release, which has also been given a FSK for ages 12 and over, now underlines.
In addition, the film breaks away a bit from the characters newly created for the cinema films in order to get more involved with the well-known video game characters. This is a way for Sega and Paramount Pictures to bridge the gap between the first film and future projects that are planned. Because there’s a whole Sonic Cinematic Universe in the works…
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This is a re-release of an article previously published on DashFUN.