Movie Review: Sing 2

The original Sing movie came out in 2016. That’s nearly 5 years ago. With catchy songs and even catchier phrases, those adorable singing animals are back in the sequel that kids and adults have been waiting for.

Your favorite Sing characters are back including the familiar voices of Reese Witherspoon, Scarlett Johansson, Matthew McConaughey as well as some new voices like Bono and Letitia Wright. But how does this sequel stack up to the original? Let’s dive in…

The premise of Sing 2 will feel familiar as the characters take the stage again for a performance of a lifetime. With a couple interesting subplots, a new villain and a few character cameos from the original Sing film, you’ll find enough action to keep kids and adults alike interested.

And you know you can’t have a good kids movie without some life lessons to take away before the movie ends. Sing 2 will give you lessons of overcoming fears, dealing with grief/loss – which came at a great time as an adult I struggle with the holidays after losing my grandma on Christmas Day, but Sing 2 reminded me that she wouldn’t want me grieving her she would want me living my best life. You’ll also get lessons of dreaming big and plenty of feel-good vibes to get you through the holiday season.

Overall Sing 2 is an adorable lighthearted movie filled with lessons we could all use right now.

Catch Sing 2 in theaters December 22.

This holiday season, the new chapter in Illumination’s smash animated franchise arrives with big dreams and spectacular hit songs as the ever-optimistic Buster Moon and his all-star cast of performers prepare to launch their most dazzling stage extravaganza yet …all in the glittering entertainment capital of the world. There’s just one hitch: They first have to persuade the world’s most reclusive rock star—played by global music icon Bono, in his animated film debut—to join them.

Buster (Oscar® winner Matthew McConaughey) has turned the New Moon Theater into a local hit, but Buster has his eyes on a bigger prize: Debuting a new show at the Crystal Tower Theater in glamorous Redshore City.

But with no connections, Buster and his cast—including harried mother Rosita (Oscar® winner Reese Witherspoon), rocker Ash (Scarlett Johansson), earnest Johnny (Taron Egerton), shy Meena (Tori Kelly) and, of course, provocateur Gunter (Nick Kroll)—have to sneak their way into the world-famous Crystal Entertainment offices, run by ruthless mogul Jimmy Crystal (Emmy winner Bobby Cannavale).

In a desperate attempt to get Mr. Crystal’s attention, Gunter spontaneously pitches an outrageous idea that Buster quickly runs with, promising that their new show will star rock legend Clay Calloway (Bono). Problem is, Buster has never met Clay, an artist who shut himself away from the world more than a decade ago after the loss of his wife. Even worse, Buster has failed to realize that Mr. Crystal is an egocentric gangster who would rather drop somebody off the roof of a building than be lied to.

As Gunter helps Buster dream up an out-of-this-world theatrical masterpiece, and the pressure (and sinister threats) from Mr. Crystal mount, Rosita’s leading role in the show gets ripped away and handed to Mr. Crystal’s spoiled daughter, Porsha, played by Grammy-nominated artist Halsey. Desperate to save the show, and his life, Buster embarks on a quest to find Clay and persuade him to return to the stage.

What begins as a dream of big-time success becomes an emotional reminder of the power of music to heal even the most broken heart.

Sing 2 is written and directed by acclaimed returning filmmaker Garth Jennings and features additional new characters played by music superstar Pharrell Williams, Black Panther’s Letitia Wright and comedians Eric André and Chelsea Peretti. The film is produced by Illumination founder and CEO Chris Meledandri and by Janet Healy. Sing 2 combines dozens of hit songs from pop to rock, K-pop to Latin, and from artists including Billie Eilish, Drake, U2, The Weeknd, Prince, Taylor Swift, BTS, Cardi B, Bad Bunny, J Balvin, Shawn Mendes and Camila Cabello. With electrifying performances, breathtaking artistry and Illumination’s signature humor and heart, Sing 2 is sure to be the definitive feel-good cinematic event of the year.

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