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Ambulance and Sonic the Hedgehog 2 – Are They Up to Speed?

Two big-budget blockbusters, Ambulance and Sonic 2, sped into theaters this past weekend, but which one is the most endearingly chaotic?

Ambulance, the newest action crime thriller from Michael Bay, isn’t a video game movie like Sonic the Hedgehog 2, but it might as well be. We begin this week’s show with this runaway GTA-inspired Bayhem heist, which stars Jake Gyllenhaal, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, and Eiza Gonzáles. Then we spend some quality time with Sonic and the gang in this superpowered sequel to the 2020 box office hit, this time with Idris Elba joining the cast as Knuckles alongside Ben Schwartz as Sonic, Jim Carrey as Dr. Robotnik, along with James Marsden, Tika Sumpter, and a few other familiar(?) faces from the original film.

Show Notes:

  • 00:00:00 – Intro
  • 00:07:40 – Ambulance review
  • 00:47:05 –Sonic the Hedgehog 2 review

Intro Music: “Head High” by Glimlip, Søren Søestrom & Soul Food Horns


Synopsis for Ambulance

IT WAS SUPPOSED TO BE A SIMPLE HEIST. Decorated veteran Will Sharp, desperate for money to cover his wife’s medical bills, asks for help from his adoptive brother Danny. A charismatic career criminal, Danny instead offers him a score: the biggest bank heist in Los Angeles history: $32 million. [Source: Letterboxd]

Synopsis for Sonic the Hedgehog 2

WELCOME TO THE NEXT LEVEL. After settling in Green Hills, Sonic is eager to prove he has what it takes to be a true hero. His test comes when Dr. Robotnik returns, this time with a new partner, Knuckles, in search for an emerald that has the power to destroy civilizations. Sonic teams up with his own sidekick, Tails, and together they embark on a globe-trotting journey to find the emerald before it falls into the wrong hands. [Source: Letterboxd]

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