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Warm up the vocal chords for ‘Sing 2’

It comes as no surprise that a sequel has spawned from 2016’s family animated flick Sing considering the huge profits Universal Pictures accrued upon its cinematic release.

The gang are back this time attempting to audition for a major production that could catapult their careers in show business. But is this as easy as it seems? Which villainous character gives them their big break only to thwart their plans in bringing their major spectacular to the stage?

The favourite characters return alongside a zany cast of other animal characters. Buster Moon, Rosita, and Ash, respectively voiced by Matthew McConaughey, Reese Witherspoon, and Scarlett Johansson, are the pivotal trio providing most of the laughs. Bono, the lead singer of popular Irish rock band U2, voices the character of Clay Calloway.

It’s a cute family holiday film which lives up to the original and should keep children glued to their seats and mesmerised by what transpires on the big screen. The grand and joyous musical opening number sets the mood, giving audiences an indication that their expectations for a fun-filled, colourful, and funny feast for the eyes and ears will be forthcoming.

Mature audiences will vastly be entertained by the fabulous soundtrack which consists of renditions of popular music titles by Elton John, Prince, The Steve Miller Band, Ricky Martin, and Alicia Keys just to name a few.

As with most animated movies Sing 2 serves as a helpful parental aid in silently resonating significant messages to impressionable young children. “There’s only one way to go – and that’s up!” is a line of dialogue delivered by one of the characters which aptly sums up all the themes in this film. Forget the Marvel blockbusters. What could be more beneficial for children than watching a film which conveys that the success in achieving is to follow one’s dreams and to never give up?

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