Sonic The Hedgehog 2 (2022)

Though it succumbs to ~every blockbuster sequel cliché, overkidifies, and Schwartz’ manicism vexes/immiscibles w. Carrey oftentimes, Sonic 2 is a major +1 improvement over the original made specifically to celebrate the fandom who fought for its cinexistence – deep video game lore and celebration [down to exact box art recreations], epic Knuckles-led character appearances, over-the-top VFX live/animation spectacle, wacky golden-age arcade nostalgia charm. Put a ring on it. 6.2/10.

Plot Synopsis: After settling in Green Hills, Sonic is eager to prove that he has what it takes to be a true hero. His test comes when Dr. Robotnik returns with a new partner, Knuckles, in search of a mystical emerald that has the power to destroy civilizations. Sonic teams up with his own sidekick, Tails, and together they embark on a globe-trotting journey to find the emerald before it falls into the wrong hands.

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