In a sequel that brings as much fun as the first, Sing 2 is a fun-filled lesson in talent and self-belief. Loaded with enough songs for everyone to enjoy, it’s the perfect family film for the holidays.
Like the term “bust-a-move”, fearless leader Buster Moon (Matthew McConaughey) gets the gang back together for a run at a local theater. The show is spectacular, to the point that it catches the attention of a talent scout named Suki (Chelsea Peretti). After failing to impress, Buster convinces the gang that they need to take their talents to the big leagues: Redshore City. If you can imagine an animated version of Las Vegas, that in a nutshell is Redshore City.
The film isn’t like what you would assume it would be, which is a musical, because it’s not. Although there’s a lot of singing, it’s definitely not a musical. It feels like an animated film that has Disney-level precision with its placement of songs. When you mix good music with relatable song lyrics and positive attitudes you get a quality family film.
The cast is star-studded. Everyone from Reese Witherspoon to Bono lends their voices to produce the magic. Halsey, Taron Egerton, Tori Kelly, Nick Kroll, and even Pharrell make vocal appearances.
As the clear leader of the group, Buster has to wear a myriad of hats to keep things balanced amongst his friends. Some days he’s producing, others directing, and once he even delegated those responsibilities to someone else while he was in search of a long-lost musical talent, Clay Callaway (Bono). With the team’s can-do attitude and confidence in one another, they set out in search of an opportunity to show what they’ve got in Redshore City.
I give Sing 2 an 8.5 out of 10. I enjoyed it a lot, even with its nearly two-hour runtime. The acting was fantastic and the comedy was clever. Sing 2 is in theatres now.