Sonic the Hedgehog 2
Sonic the Hedgehog 2: Directed by Jeff Fowler. With James Marsden, Jim Carrey, Ben Schwartz, Tika Sumpter. 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.
I never thought that we’d get one good Sonic movie, much less TWO good Sonic films, especially after the disaster that was the original trailer for the first film. Somewhere along the line though, they figured it out, refined nostalgia for a wildly popular video game franchise, and delivered a fuzzy experience that I enjoyed not once, but twice. There’s only one scene that I thought was weird and out of place, but I can look past a single scene that makes no sense in the context of a film that delivers on everything that 8 year old me could have asked for in a motion picture adaption about a Super Sonic Hedgehog, his buddy fox with two tails that can fly, and big fisted echidna that’s been hoodwinked by a literally mustache twirling villain played by the still extremely talented Jim Carrey.
I got to see it in theaters too, which I was boycotting AMC while we figured out some overcharges / chargebacks with their completely broken customer support system. Word to the wise, if you’re using A-List, don’t bother with emailing them, take your support issue directly to the theater you go to and speak to the team there. It’s hard to ignore your 15 emails if you’re standing right there in front of them.