In honor of the upcoming “Trolls Band Together” release which we will be reviewing soon I wanted to bring you back to a surprising, animated/musical gem from before. If you haven’t watched this movie yet…. WATCH IT and sing your heart out….my dog Arty definitely will!
I am shocked to be writing this review. No we don’t have a ghost writer this week and no there isn’t a guest reviewer, but it you only read this first paragraph. Know this. Go see this movie! I know I know. I’m shocked as well. I hadn’t seen the original Sing (2016) and honestly knew nothing about it or its sequel. We haven’t reviewed an animated film in quite some time, and we haven’t had anything to really be excited about, because some good popcorn and snacks BUT this week changes that.
Onto the film.
We open with a performance of Alice and Wonderland at a small theater which is ran by Buster Moon the koala (McConaughey) he’s nervous and excited to watch his friends and the cast perform. There’s a scout in the audience and they hope to impress and book a big time gig. Think the big Las Vegas shows that are seen nightly. Unfortunately, it bombs.
Moon is the heart of this film though. He rallies his friends, and they head off to try and get signed by the media mogul Jimmy Crystal (Cannavale.) The group sneaks in and SOMEHOW gets offered a spot to make their space opera!!!! It was amazing. I’d love to see it in real-life.
I don’t want to give away the plot but I will tell you this cast is A-LIST!!! Matthew McConaughey, Reese Witherspoon, Scarlett Johansson, Taron Egerton…and BONO!?!?
What truly sets ‘Sing 2’ apart is its incredible soundtrack. The movie bursts to life with catchy melodies, and electrifying performances that will have you singing along. The integration of music into the narrative adds a dynamic layer to the film, turning it into a delightful symphony of sight and sound.
From the mesmerizing animation to the well-developed characters, ‘Sing 2’ is a awesome sequel that hits all the right notes. It’s a perfect blend of humor, heart, and melodies that will leave you with a smile on your face.
The songs (some covers) were phenomenal. I again can’t believe I’m writing this. The story has heart and genuine humor. And that space opera. It was excellent! Most importantly, as someone who hasn’t seen the first film. It didn’t matter. It was fun. It made Bethany and I laugh. She sang. I will neither confirm or deny if I did. We laughed and I’ve not been this happy after a movie in a long time. 5 STARS OUT OF 5. YES! 5 STARS. GO SEE IT, GO RENT IT, GO BUY IT.