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Synopsis:

All of your favorite singing and dancing all-stars from Illumination’s Sing return in the definitive feel-good event of the year. The ever-optimistic Koala, Buster Moon (Matthew McConaughey), and his cast have big dreams of staging their most dazzling show yet in the glittering entertainment capital of the world, Redshore City. There’s just one hitch: they must persuade the world’s most reclusive rock star, Clay Calloway (Bono), to join them. Rosita (Reese Witherspoon), Ash (Scarlett Johansson), Johnny (Taron Egerton), Meena (Tori Kelly) and Gunter (Nick Kroll) return with all-new characters, spectacular hit songs and electrifying performances in Sing 2, a comedy about the emotional healing power of music.

What We Thought:

Was a sequel to Sing necessary? No, but the first film was a pretty successful family flick in 2016 as are most Illumination Studios movies. Sing 2 ended up being a solid hit in late 2021 as well despite Covid. I missed it at the theater and watching it at home I didn’t get the buzz you would get watching it with a crowd, especially kids, but I still enjoyed it as will you and your family.

That’s exactly who this movie is for, you and your family. Parents won’t hate watching it with their kids because it’s fun and filled with music. It has a similar plot as the first film, this time Buster Moon wants to put a show on in an animated, family-friendly version of Las Vegas. The plot is almost irrelevant especially to the kids. You want to hear the singing and see the dancing and spectacle of it all.

That’s what these movies do best, entertain. You hear Taron Egerton sing. You hear Scarlett Johansson sing. And this time around you get U2’s Bono. Bono plays a reclusive singer who Buster promises he can get for the show and whose music he lies about having the right to use. I never realized I wanted to see Bono as an animated singing animal before this movie. It also makes me wonder why Bono hasn’t done much musical theater in his career.

There isn’t much to say about a movie like this. It’s fun and entertaining for the whole family. The animation is gorgeous and I look forward to Illumination films as much as other animated studios if not more. The voiceover cast is stellar and adults will enjoy trying to figure out who each character is. I loved Bobby Cannavale as the bad guy. There are plenty of laughs and lots of great music. If you and your family enjoyed Sing, The Secret Life of Pets or the Despicable Me movies then Sing 2 is definitely:

RECOMMENDED!

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