SING 2 – “An animated sequel that hits all the right notes”

(from left) Pig Gunter (Nick Kroll), koala Buster Moon (Matthew McConaughey) and porcupine Ash (Scarlett Johansson) in Illumination’s Sing 2, written and directed by Garth Jennings.

RATING

DIRECTOR

Garth Jennings

MAIN CAST

  • Matthew McConaughey as Buster Moon
  • Reese Witherspoon as Rosita Brown
  • Scarlett Johansson as Ash Spinosa
  • Taron Egerton as Johnny Serafinowicz
  • Tori Kelly as Meena Jones
  • Nick Kroll as Gunter Schwartz
  • Bobby Cannavale as Jimmy Crystal
  • Halsey as Porsha Crystal
  • Pharrell Williams as Alfonso George
  • Nick Offerman as Norman
  • Letitia Wright as Nooshy Kaye
  • Eric André as Darius Peters
  • Chelsea Peretti as Suki Lane
  • Bono as Clay Calloway

SYNOPSIS

It is the sequel to the 2016 film Sing

Can-do koala Buster Moon and his all-star cast of animal performers prepare to launch a dazzling stage extravaganza in the glittering entertainment capital of the world. There's just one hitch -- he has to find and persuade the world's most reclusive rock star to join them. What begins as Buster's dream of big-time success soon becomes an emotional reminder of the power of music to heal even the most broken heart.

REVIEW SUMMARY

Sing 2 is an animated sequel that hits all the right notes. Blending feel-good music with an endearing story, this is a wonderful time for the whole family. So, kind of like the first instalment? Yeah, pretty much – except this time they’re in Vegas… err, make that “Redshore City.” Here’s the thing, the characters (and there is a lot of them) are just plain fun to watch. Yes, they are animated, but that doesn’t make you root for them any less. The main voice cast does a great job once more, even adding some welcome talent to the mix. Bono - is that really you!? Of course, it’s the music that keeps things rockn’ along. There are some really fun renditions here, including “Bad Guy,” “Let’s Go Crazy,” and "I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For." The film’s original song, "Your Song Saved My Life” by U2, is a pretty impactful ballad if I must say so myself. Add in the expected madcap hijinks (where’s Miss Crawley’s eye going now?), a vibrant colour pallet and harmless humour, and you’ve got a welcome bit of holiday entertainment.

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