Sunday, 15 January 2017

Sing (2016)

Genre

Animation | Comedy | Music

Director

Garth Jennings

Country

USA

Voice Cast

Matthew McConaughey, Reese Witherspoon, Seth MacFarlane, Scarlett Johansson, John C. Reilly, Tori Kelly, Taron Egerton, Nick Kroll, Nick Offerman, Garth Jenning, Peter Serafinowicz, Beck Bennett, Jennifer Saunder, Jennifer Hudson, Leslie Jones, Jay Pharoah, Rhea Perlman

Storyline

As an attempt to save his theater, koala Buster Moon (Matthew McConaughey) launches a singing competition that becomes grander than he anticipates. 

Opinion

After the disappointing "The Secret Life of Pets" I wasn't expecting anything from Illumination Entertainment. Actually I was expecting something, another meh film. Instead "Sing" was a very entertaining, joyful and beautifully animated film.

Something weird about this film is the plot. It is predictable and it features all the imaginable clichés, but I actually found myself not only caring about what was happening, but I was also very engaged. I knew what would happen, but I still wanted to keep watching to see it. Does it make any sense to you? I'm still trying to understand how that's possible.

Also I wasn't expecting the characters to be that good. Although they do remind a lot of the animals from "Zootopia", I still cannot believe how developed each character was, and that was made possible by the film's lack of a single main character. We really get to see a little from the life of each.

The familiar songs fit the film and will probably have you singing and dancing along with the characters and the family-friendly humour is enough to make the audience laugh throughout the film. Maybe there's a scene where some bunnies are shaking their bums to Nicki Minaj's song that isn't very kid-friendly, but after all it's just some animals shaking their tales.

However, the message delivered - you always have to pursuit your dreams - may be a little too hard for kids to understand, and I feel like teens are those able to capture the meaning of it. But that's not really a flaw.

At last but not least the voice cast. From Matthew McConaughey to Seth MacFarlane, all the actors do a good job in their roles. I had a soft spot for Reese Witherspoon and her Rosita (the pig), her amazing voice just conquered me.

4 comments :

  1. I didn't mind the Secret Life of Pets...I found it sweet. This film sounds like fun plus we get to hear singing.

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    1. If you liked The Secret Life of Pets you're going to love this one!

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  2. I'm so glad to hear this is worth a watch! I still haven't seen The Secret Life of Pets, the reviews put me off, but I'm looking forward to seeing this now :)

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    1. Yes, please, watch it, you won't regret it!

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