PREVIEW: Sonic the Hedgehog 2 (PG)

WHO’S IN IT?

Ben Schwartz (Turbo), Jim Carrey (Liar Liar), James Marsden (Enchanted), Tika Sumpter (Nobody’s Fool), Colleen O’Shaughnessey (Horton Hears a Who!), Idris Elba (The Harder They Fall), Natasha Rothwell (Like a Boss), Adam Pally (Iron Man 3), Lee Majdoub (See No Evil 2), Tom Butler (That One Night), Elfina Luk (Skyscraper), Shemar Moore (Diary of a Mad Black Woman)

WHO’S BEHIND THE CAMERA?

Jeff Fowler (Sonic the Hedgehog), director; Pat Casey (Dorm Daze), Josh Miller (Transylmania) and John Whittington (The LEGO Batman Movie), writers; Toby Ascher (Spenser Confidential), Neal H. Moritz (The Fast and the Furious), Toru Nakahara (Sonic the Hedgehog) and Hitoshi Okuno (film debut), producers; Junkie XL (Mad Max: Fury Road), composer; Brandon Trost (The Disaster Artist), cinematographer; Jim May (The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe), editor

WHAT’S IT ABOUT?

Sonic (Schwartz), the blue anthropomorphic hedgehog with superspeed, is determined to leave his mark as a hero in his adopted home town of Green Hills. When his arch nemesis Dr. Robotnik (Carrey) suddenly returns to Earth in search of a world-controlling Master Emerald, Sonic must team up with his new flying friend Tails (O’Shaughnessey) to find the Emerald first – but they also have to deal with Robotnik’s new ally, a powerful red echidna named Knuckles (Elba)…

IN ONE SENTENCE, WHY SHOULD YOU BE EXCITED?

After sticking the landing with his surprisingly-not-terrible film debut, Sonic the Hedgehog returns for an action-packed sequel that also introduces some of the SEGA icon’s most recognisable co-stars, Tails and Knuckles.

WHEN’S IT OUT?

FRIDAY 1ST APRIL 2022

WHERE CAN I FIND IT?

IN CINEMAS NATIONWIDE

 

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