Sing 2 is one of the few sequels that manage to be almost as good and interesting as the first movie.
Building on the formula that made the first movie great, Sing 2 delivers a good message without getting too peachy. When our favorite band of singing animals’ auditions to a Vegas show, things don’t go according to plan. It also helps that the all-star cast from the original movie returns with a few well-placed additions including musicians Halsey and U2’s Bono.
In general, the movie is simplistic and uplifting, and features one hell of a soundtrack. And even though it’s more so aimed at children, it’s harmless and charming enough to prove not a waste of time for adults. You’ll sing along, tap your foot, hoot, and holler, and laugh so hard! In addition, somehow, the singing animals feel more mature this time around. Hats off to the animators and producers.
What I really liked about Sing 2 is the messages it delivers and the way it does it. They are wrapped in a colorful musical montage with songs that will please its mostly young audience. But it is a clever story that has appeal to an old guy like me.
And animation aside, if the movie teaches you anything, it is to plan for a future in negotiating music licensing.
Should you watch it?
I’ll happily take the upgraded animation and narrative in thing movie, even if it requires sacrificing some musical quality. Sing 2 is generally better than the original, which isn’t something often said of sequels.
Where can I watch it?
Sing 2 is now playing in theaters or rent it on Prime Video.