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Sing

“Not Just About Saving The Music Theater”

 

Production : Illumination Entertainment
Distributor : Universal Pictures
Director : Garth Jennings
Casts : Matthew McConaughey, Reese Witherspoon, Seth MacFarlane, Scarlet Johansson, John C. Reilly, Tori Kelly, Taron Egerton, Nick Kroll
Duration : 110 minutes
Release Date : December 21, 2016

Set in a world of anthropomorphic animals, Buster Moon a koala is the owner of a music theater. He has an assistant a slightly green Iguana. Lately, Buster Moon is having a financial problem and he tries to thinks a way to survive. He will host a singing competition. But, he’s not the only one with a crisis. Other animals who auditioned in the town also have issues on their own. This film shows the journey of Buster Moon with other five contestants to solve their problems and achieve their dreams.

Brought by the studio that brought Despicable Me. Directed and written by the duo; Hammer & Tongs; Garth Jennings and Nick Goldsmith this animated film is a huge surprise! Voiced by an ensemble casts that includes Matthew McConaughey, Reese Witherspoon, Seth MacFarlane, Scarlet Johansson, John C. Reilly, Tori Kelly, Taron Egerton, Nick Kroll and the list goes on.This animated musical film is really amazing! Plus it just receives two nominations for Golden Globe! Best Animated Feature Film and Best Original Song.

Knowing for the first time about this film called Sing. Didn’t expect it to be this amazing. (even with the fact that the film full of stars). Maybe because of the lack of promotion? With hit songs from Taylor Swift’s Shake It Off to Sam Smith’s Stay With Me and also many beautiful songs in the entire film and the new song called “Faith” sung by Stevie Wonder featuring Ariana Grande as this film’s main original soundtrack.

Premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival with budget 75 million. This film is still going strong at the Box Office. How the characters are shown and connect mixed together with good frames gives another point for this animated film. It is really smart how each character has their own strong background such as how Buster Moon willingly to do anything for his music theater because he doesn’t want to disappoint his father. And how Reese Witherspoon’s character is shown to be a pig housewife with 25 piglets who gave up her teenage dreams and Taron Egerton’s character who doesn’t want to follow his father footsteps as a criminal and rather choose to follow his dream as a singer. Every character blends beautifully with each one finally achieved their dreams and finding their own personality.

This film is not just an about saving the music theater but saving everybody’s dreams. How’s at the end everybody is the winner give this film another big applause. The younger audience could enjoy it, while the adult audiences could relate to the film with tons of laugh and tears at the same time. Hope to see sing 2 in the making. Because this film is one masterpiece that shows every generation the power of never giving up and most of all, to have courage to yourself. (Anna Rose)

Point: 93

 

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