Besides the fun clips in the trailer, I found Sing to be, unfortunately, mostly forgettable. The story centres around the numerous characters involved in a singing competition. And the success of the competition will give the organiser a chance to save his failing theatre.
I was moved and amused in parts, but I still didn’t thoroughly enjoy Sing because I didn’t find the story and most of the characters especially entertaining or interesting. I’m sure that how stereotypical most of them are has something to do with it.
Furthermore, I’m generally that person who usually doesn’t enjoy watching televised singing competitions. Yet, I wanted to see this because the trailer looked great. Lastly, I also have to admit that there’s a part of me that didn’t buy into McConaughey’s voice and or his performance as the Koala.
Besides reminding me to be grateful that humans no longer share planet earth with dinosaurs, Jurassic World has officially awakened me to Chris Pratt’s super charismatic magic. A gift, when combined with a good script, among other things, the result is a thoroughly entertaining movie.
The main highlight about Sing, for me, has nothing to do with the music. I loved the mommy piggy (Reese Witherspoon) and her ingenuity when no one else was available to take care of her piglets. I also adore her performance partner; another cute piggy. You know, the one in the red sequinned leotard and gold sequinned sweatsuit that you fell in love with, in the trailers.
You’ll very likely have a better time watching Sing if you enjoy singing competitions. If you’re not that person, I hope you like it anyway, should you decide to tune in.
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Watching it today.