“Sing” is Fun For All Ages

By Kaileigh Deacon

 

Sometimes even as an adult a good cartoon movie with talking animals, singing, dancing, and a feel good storyline is just what you need. 

In world where animals talk, sing, and have jobs theater owner Buster Moon is struggling to make his dream of a owning a thriving theater a reality. Moon has the theater but the thriving part needs work, he hasn’t had a successful show and now if he doesn’t figure out how to make some money quick he’s going to lose everything. Moon gets an idea to hold a singing competition at his theater to get people back in the seats. After auditions come rehearsals and what could go wrong when you have a group of animals with problems of their own. 

I went in expecting another fun movie and that’s exactly what I got. The writing on this film, not just for an animated film, but just as a film was a top notch. The writers created a compelling storyline that got you interested in not just the fun animation but what was happening as well. They also created characters that, despite being animals, were fun and relatable, there was a character for everyone. 

The actors who brought the characters to life do so with such believability. It was one of those movies where you heard the characters voice and recognized the voice but couldn’t quite place it. Matthew McConaughey was an exception to this you recognized his voice as see as it came across. There were other big names that lent their voice and singing pipes to the film, Reese Witherspoon, Seth MacFarlene, Scarlett Johansson, John C. Reily, and more helped round out the cast. 

A big part of this movie is the music. A movie that centers on a singing competition is bound to have a lot of music. One of the things I liked about the music in this film, was the fact that each song fit the characters and wasn’t just added because it was a popular song. There are songs for all ages some that have been on the radio in recent years while others are songs from many years ago. The songs were also sung by the actors who provided the voices which help keep the voices consistent with the characters.  Regardless of what kind of music you like you will find yourself singing along.

I have to say that I thoroughly enjoyed this movie and had a very good time. This is the perfect movie for a family night out or to unwind. The story is good and the music will keep you singing along the whole time. The characters were fun and interesting and made you feel like you were in the movie. 

I would give this movie a five out of five stars for fun, originality, entertainment. I would recommend this to anyone, kids of all ages are sure to have a good time.