Sonic is a Party Dude, but is ‘Sonic the Hedgehog 2’ a Party Time?

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Sonic the Hedgehog 2 (CREDIT: Paramount Pictures and Sega of America)

Starring: Ben Schwartz, James Marsden, Jim Carrey, Tika Sumpter, Idris Elba, Colleen O’Shaughnessey, Natasha Rothwell, Adam Pally, Shemar Moore, Lee Majdoub, Tom Butler

Director: Jeff Fowler

Running Time: 122 Minutes

Rating: PG

Release Date: April 8, 2022 (Theaters)

Early on in Sonic the Hedgehog 2, the little spiky blue guy has the house all to himself. So he and Ozzy the golden retriever just kick back and PAR-TAAAAAAY!!!! That’s the kind of Sonic movie I want. Just a CGI hedgehog and a chill pooch hanging out and having fun. And there’s no reason to have any anxiety about the mess they make, because thanks to Sonic’s super-speed, he can just clean everything up in a literal second! Why not take advantage of that? Anyway, that’s only a small portion of this sequel. I guess I’m totally fine with the decision to have Sonic team up with the Fox Fellow and the Echidna Dude to take down the Wacky Mustache Man, but it would have been a lot nicer if the dog had also been there the whole while. That’s all I’m saying.

Grade: Doggone It!

Entertainment To-Do List: Week of 4/8/22

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Chad hangin’ out (CREDIT: TBS)

Every week, I list all the upcoming (or recently released) movies, TV shows, albums, podcasts, etc. that I believe are worth checking out.

Sonic the Hedgehog 2 (Theaters)

Woke Season 2 (April 8 on Hulu) – I still have to finish Season 1
Chad Season 2 Premiere (April 11 on TBS) – Season 2 actually already premiered after the March Madness championship game, even though it was branded as a “sneak peek.” Also, even though April 11 has been announced as the premiere date, I’m not seeing it listed on TBS’s schedule. Let’s hope it shows up, because it’s a funny show!
Killing It Season 1 (April 14 on Peacock) – A star vehicle for Craig Robinson.

-Jack White, Fear of the Dawn