Villainous Carrey Steals ‘Sonic the Hedgehog 2’ (Again)

Video game movies get a bad rap for good reason. Most, sadly, are awful.

That’s starting to change.

Last year’s “Free Guy” delivered consistent laughs while tapping into our love of gaming. Previously, “Sonic the Hedgehog” over-delivered thanks to a brisk story and a deliciously over-the-top Jim Carrey.

The “Dumb and Dumber” star is back for “Sonic the Hedgehog 2,” and boy does the film need his comic mojo. The sequel is sillier and longer than the original, and Carrey’s consistent cackling holds this beast together.

It helps that for every tired gag there’s another that hits the target, and the production values are as good as it gets.

Our heroic Sonic (irritatingly voiced by Ben Schwartz) sends his human...

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Apr 8th 2022
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