I attended an advanced screening for my review. All opinions are my own.
“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.”-©Universal Pictures
I have been excited to see Sing 2. I think that the first one is so cute. Although I didn’t think it was as good as the first, my daughter and I really enjoyed Sing 2.
Just like the first film, Sing 2 has a fantastic soundtrack. We absolutely loved the music for the film. The filmmakers picked a great variety of songs and the songs are all performed well by the whole cast. This is a soundtrack that will be played a lot in our family’s car and around the house.
My daughter and I really enjoyed the humor in Sing 2. She and I laughed a lot. I felt like the movie had a great pace. The movie was able to keep my daughter’s attention and the attention of the other children in the theater as well.
I wish the storyline could have been a little more original. It felt too similar to the first film.
Sing 2 is rated PG “for some rude material and mild peril/violence.” Sing 2 is a great film that the whole family can enjoy together this holiday season but is available exclusively in movie theaters for right now.
I had fun watching Sing 2 and I can recommend it!
Sing 2 gets bragging rights!