Ripped by many critics, I loved this film. On top of that, great family entertainment.
This film is a perfect example of why you should not trust movie critics. While they praise lackluster films like Power of the Dog and Licorice Pizza, critics like Peter Sobczynski of “RogerEbert.com” describe Sing 2 as being filled with “sheer laziness” and whose humor “is little more than noisy slapstick.”
Wrong. Wrong. Wrong. With or without kids (I saw it alone), this is a fun, engrossing film that left me teary eyed near its conclusion. Filled with great music, it joins Encanto as the best animated film of 2021.
In summary fashion, writer/director Garth Jennings brings us a story of how a koala, voiced by Matthew McConaughey, leads a singing group to a Las Vegas type city to put on a lavish show at a spectacular entertainment complex. The problem is that it is owned by a nasty tycoon voiced by Bobby Cannavale, and trouble starts from Day 1.
On top of that, their show will never open if they don’t bring a retired rockstar (a lion voiced by Bono) out of seclusion. You will adore the ensemble that includes two pigs (Reese Witherspoon and Nick Kroll), a thoughtful porcupine (Scarlett Johansson), and a stumbling gorilla (Taron Egerton) and his talented instructor (Letitia Wright).
This is a creative story filled with some great songs and wonderful special effects. It is a hit at the box office for a good reason. Trust me, as you are likely to leave the theatre saying, “I liked this little film.”