I definitely enjoyed Sonic 2 (the movie) over the first one, BUT, yeah really could just throw away the human story. “Hopelessly boring” was a good way to describe it. Any time the Hawaii wedding came up I felt like Milhouse whining about when they’re going to get to the fireworks factory. Breaking down, crying and all.
The second movie basically continued to solidify the idea that we really don’t need that irl people side story. A lot of it felt like, “Well we really have to do something with these people…” Let me just see Sonic and Tails getting into adventures, and not the kind of adventure that’s just a rerun of going to the dive bar and dancing. Why was that in there? Why did they do that again? Why did they do the same dive bar joke again, but put a dance scene in there? And why was it Uptown Funk in the year 2022?