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Review: ‘Sonic 2’ Is a Rushed, Over-the-top Sequel

This image released by Paramount Pictures shows Sonic, voiced by Ben Schwartz, in "Sonic the Hedgehog 2." (Paramount Pictures via AP)
This image released by Paramount Pictures shows Sonic, voiced by Ben Schwartz, in "Sonic the Hedgehog 2." (Paramount Pictures via AP)

(AP) -- The fact that “ Sonic the Hedgehog 2 ” exists is not exactly a mystery.

The first film was a financial success for Paramount Pictures and by the year’s end would hold the distinction of being the No. 2 release in North America. That second fact should be taken with a grain of salt though. It’s mostly dumb luck: The studio released it in February 2020, a month before theaters closed and studios began jettisoning their films to streamers or later release dates.