The Stream: Doesn’t focus upon the singing like the first
The Big Screen: Great set pieces and animated performances
The Final Bill: A quite entertaining and funny musical performance showcase for the family– S2S: Movie Review
Director: Garth Jennings
Writers: Garth Jennings
Stars: Matthew McConaughey (voice), Reese Witherspoon (voice), Scarlett Johansson (voice)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy
Runtime: 1 hour 39 minutes
Production Companies: Illumination Entertainment, Universal Pictures
Platform: Released December 22, 2021 and early premiere on streaming websites
Since the Omicron variant has exploded over the last weeks, I couldn’t take the right of going to the theaters for a sequel to Sing. Thanks a lot, Spiderman fans! However, I remembered I could just rent Sing 2 for an exorbitant amount on a streaming service. Sing 2: Come Sing Again! follows up with Buster Moon and friends as they try to take their show and dreams to the next level. This time they must persuade a former rock star, Clay Calloway, to headline their new show in the big city. Let’s see if the crew has what it takes to get their own residency.
Let’s be honest, after seeing Sing, you already know what you’re getting from Sing 2. If you haven’t seen the first movie, I definitely recommend that you go check it out. Now, as for Sing 2, the commercials and trailers don’t hold back anything. Of course, there is the music that you love, but you also have the humor, fun and fun-loving nature of Sing that returns. Those are absolutely not missing from Sing 2 at all. Just like in Sing, each character has their own struggles and this performance together and preparation is what helps them deal with those issue. It’s a story of perseverance, overcoming fears, and resilience! Ok, let me calm it down. The movie is about that and there’s no better lesson that can be learned in these times. Although the backstory is a little bit different in Sing 2, the main plot has the same arc as the first movie in a way. Be that as it may, the star of the movie is the singing and the dazzling animation. I see you out here Illumination and Universal! Sing 2 really stepped it up on the performance and production. It really was a sight to see and if this were a real show in Las Vegas, SIGN ME UP! The cast does a really good job even though it’s a bit been-there-done-that. Although the singing was at the forefront of the movie, Sing 2 doesn’t feature the singing as well as in the original. The musical selections are just as good, but the characters’ singing doesn’t feel like it is the main focus. I know that sounds weird but in Sing, singing really was the key to getting to know the characters. Here the singing is more of an afterthought – still solid but just not as important.
Nevertheless, Sing 2 is a really good, high energy, family film that anyone can watch. The movie takes you on rollercoaster of highs and lows but ultimately helps you overcome just like the cast. Now, I’m a sucker for good music, music performances, and a sappy story but Sing 2 just performs. Grab a big box of fresh popcorn and vibe out to Sing 2.