Our thoughts on Sing 2

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The girls and I were invited to see Sing 2 yesterday. It was quite the treat for them with final exams starting and school coming to a close.

There are new characters, a new show to put on, a new city, a bus adventure and more!

All 5 of us were dancing in our seats for a good portion of the movie. Just like Sing (the first movie), the music and soundtrack really helps navigate the audience through the movie. It’s hard not to jam along.

Sing 2, the new chapter in Illumination’s smash animated franchise arrives with big dreams and spectacular hit songs as the ever-optimistic koala, Buster Moon, and his all-star cast of performers prepare to launch their most dazzling stage extravaganza yet …all in the glittering entertainment capital of the world. There’s just one hitch: They first have to persuade the world’s most reclusive rock star—played by global music icon Bono, in his animated film debut—to join them.

The story they create for the stage mimics the story that they are carrying out in the movie. It’s fun, it keeps your attention, there are laughs and some drama.

We start off not too far into the movie with Nana dropping some lifelong advice on Buster. It’s a great life lesson and the kids really took it home.

Buster (Oscar® winner Matthew McConaughey) has turned the New Moon Theater into a local hit, but Buster has his eyes on a bigger prize: Debuting a new show at the Crystal Tower Theater in glamorous Redshore City.

But with no connections, Buster and his cast—including harried mother pig Rosita (Oscar® winner Reese Witherspoon), rocker porcupine Ash (Scarlett Johansson), earnest gorilla Johnny (Taron Egerton), shy elephant Meena (Tori Kelly) and, of course, porcine provocateur Gunter (Nick Kroll)—have to sneak their way into the world-famous Crystal Entertainment offices, run by ruthless mogul wolf Jimmy Crystal (Emmy winner Bobby Cannavale).

In a desperate attempt to get Mr. Crystal’s attention, Gunter spontaneously pitches an outrageous idea that Buster quickly runs with, promising that their new show will star lion rock legend Clay Calloway (Bono). Problem is, Buster has never met Clay, an artist who shut himself away from the world more than a decade ago after the loss of his wife. Even worse, Buster has failed to realize that Mr. Crystal is an egocentric gangster who would rather drop somebody off the roof of a building than be lied to.

And spoiler alert….he does attempt and successfully drop him more than once. While it is attempted murder, my girls have all watched Tom and Jerry and didn’t flinch or think it was too dark.

As Gunter helps Buster dream up an out-of-this-world theatrical masterpiece, and the pressure (and sinister threats) from Mr. Crystal mount, Rosita’s leading role in the show gets ripped away and handed to Mr. Crystal’s spoiled daughter, Porsha, played by Grammy-nominated artist Halsey. Desperate to save the show, and his life, Buster embarks on a quest to find Clay and persuade him to return to the stage.

Have fun dancing in your seats with your family with this emotional and mostly heartfelt movie about making dreams, success and the power of music to heal a broken heart.

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