Film review: Sing 2

The ever-optimistic Koala, Buster Moon (Matthew McConaughey), and his cast have big dreams of staging their most dazzling show yet in the glittering entertainment capital of the world, Redshore City. There’s just one hitch: they must persuade the world’s most reclusive rock star, Clay Calloway (Bono), to join them. Rosita (Reese Witherspoon), Ash (Scarlett Johansson), Johnny (Taron Egerton), Meena (Tori Kelly) and Gunter (Nick Kroll) return with all-new characters, spectacular hit songs and electrifying performances in SING 2, a comedy about the emotional healing power of music. Sing 2 is available to Download and Keep, on DVD and Blu-ray™ now.
 

The story 

Buster Moon and his all-star cast of animal performers prepare to launch a dazzling stage extravaganza in the entertainment capital of the world. There’s just one hitch – he has to find and persuade the world’s most reclusive rock star to join them.

 

The trailer 

 

 

The verdict 

London Mums and the Kids Club loved Sing 1 so we were delighted at the news of Sing 2 release. All of our favourite singing and dancing all-stars from Illumination’s Sing return in the definitive feel-good event of the year. 

This sequel is cute and funny and does the job for the kids for sure, but adults probably sensed a lack of flowing pace in the story. I would have cut at least 15 to 20 minutes. Luckily the music kept me engaged almost throughout and triggered some karaoke moments from me while watching the newly released DVD.  

(from left) Gunter (Nick Kroll), Buster Moon (Matthew McConaughey) and Ash (Scarlett Johansson) in Illumination’s Sing 2, written and directed by Garth Jennings.

Bono plays one of the key characters, an ageing rock-star lion, who sings U2’s “Where the Streets Have No Name” at the final gig. Having Bono in this sequel is a hint from the filmmakers wanting to appeal to parents as much as to children. 

Taron Edgerton sings well too. He’s a good singer and I already knew that based on his performance as Elton John in Rocketman. 

Sing 2 is great for all ages and is rightly rated PG.  
 
 

London Mums’ rating: 7/10 

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