With new talent shows and singing contests popping up every week, and proving to be very popular, it’s no surprise there’s one heading to the big screen in the form of the animated musical-comedy, Sing.
The official plot synopsis is as follows:
Set in a world like ours but entirely inhabited by animals, Sing stars Buster Moon (Academy Award® winner Matthew McConaughey), a dapper Koala who presides over a once-grand theater that has fallen on hard times. Buster is an eternal optimist—okay, maybe a bit of a scoundrel—who loves his theater above all and will do anything to preserve it. Now facing the crumbling of his life’s ambition, he has one final chance to restore his fading jewel to its former glory by producing the world’s greatest singing competition.
Five lead contestants emerge: A mouse (Seth MacFarlane) who croons as smoothly as he cons, a timid teenage elephant (Tori Kelly) with an enormous case of stage fright, an overtaxed mother (Academy Award® winner Reese Witherspoon) run ragged tending a litter of 25 piglets, a young gangster gorilla (Taron Egerton) looking to break free of his family’s felonies, and a punk-rock porcupine (Scarlett Johansson) struggling to shed her arrogant boyfriend and go solo. Each animal arrives under Buster’s marquee believing that this is their shot to change the course of their life.
Well that looks very… sweet (yes, I said it)… and like a perfectly good Christmas-holiday-period family movie that the kids will love. Unlike one of my unnamed and more cynical colleagues *cough*Nick*cough* I think this looks pretty good – the animation is great, the voice acting sounds superb, and it’s got that simple yet effective inspirational story.
I’ll be quite surprised if this doesn’t do very well at the box office over the holidays. What do you think?
I also really liked the singing snail. What? Don’t pretend like you didn’t.
Sing is due for release in the US on 21 December. Written and directed by Garth Jennings (Son of Rambow, The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy) it stars the considerable voice talents of Taron Egerton, Matthew McConaughey, Scarlett Johansson, Seth MacFarlane, Reese Witherspoon, John C. Reilly, Tori Kelly and many more.
Last Updated: May 25, 2016