Thursday, April 13

Bluray Review: Sing

Can the star studded cast of sing out perform other animated features?
Sing is the story of Buster Moon (played by Matthew McConaughey), a doubtful dreamer, who has an extensive passion for the once grand theater he owns. Buster is faced with a lack of attendees, which over the course of his career, results in debt. Attempting to save his theater, he holds a singing competition. All seems well, until he realizes that there was an error regarding the amount of cash awarded to the winner of the competition.

This animated feature is definitely a fun ride. The music was a stand out, with varying records, from the early 1900’s to the hits of this day and age. The animation is also very well done. Illumination Entertainment has definitely been on their game ever since Despicable Me. One of the highlights of Sing is that it covers deep topics such as a bad break up, shyness, and an unhealthy marriage. Another focal point is Johnny (Played by Kingsman's Taron Egerton). He is an ape with a crime oriented father figure. Johnny is forced to follow the criminal behavior by his authority, and suffers being a disappointment to his father, with his passion for singing. Tori Kelly also gets her chance to shine, as the meek elephant Meena. She has a talent with her voice but, is too frightened to make it known. Sing was able to hit a deeper level than expected and that was due to exceptional performances from it’s star studded cast.

Sing at times fails to appeal to the whole family, especially adults, as compared to films like Zootopia or Finding Dory. The comedy is directly aimed at children, which won't be found humorous to the older crowd. Sing also struggles with a few unnecessary scenes that dragged out the film. If the film had cut out some of those scenes, it would have had a better flow.

Sing was overall entertaining and I ended up leaving with a smile left on my face. It did have its lack of appeal towards adults and some pacing issues, but the deeper topics it covered make up for that. There are better films for the family to enjoy but, children will find this film satisfying. It does have redeeming qualities that adults may find entertaining. I would recommend families to buy Sing on Blu-Ray, it is a good choice for a family movie night and is appropriate for everyone.

Over all I will give Sing a 3.4/5

What would I have changed? (Spoilers)
Click here to read what I would Change
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Cabell Cabell (Contributor) is a filmmaker from Tampa, Florida. He will watch just about any film but when he's not reviewing the latest hits he spends time directing films of his own.


52 comments:

  1. change to learn song and dance

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  2. I took three munchkins to see this they all were quiet and loved it and so did I .

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  3. I loved sing. The song selections were so great, that i bought the soundtrack. Any movie that can get my to tears is good in my bool

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  4. I agree with the pacing issues but overall it's an entertaining movie. I have a 5 year old and she loved it.

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  5. Arnold KupersteinApril 13, 2017 at 9:04 AM

    One of the best animated movies of the past year.

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  6. My son saw it a couple times and kept quoting the rabbits, "Oh my God, Look at her butt!" LOL

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  7. I think it was a very cute movie. Very entertaining for children and adults.

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  8. Our family really enjoyed this film :)

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  9. loved this movie.. good for everyone to watch

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  10. I would love to share this movie with my students

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  11. Oh my gawd Becky, look at her butt! Ahah ahaha must win so we can watch with the boys!

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  12. This flick had something for everyone. The kiddos loved the action-packed animation and I enjoyed that as well as the music that took me down memory lane. Two thumbs up!

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  13. Sure the film was great! Unfortunately,I didn't get to see it. I want...no I need the blu ray package!

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  14. Kids <3'd it and I can imagine listening to it in the van over and over and over again...please pick me I need to replace Trolls....Hair UP!!!

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  15. The kids loved this film. Soundtrack did rock!

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  16. Great family movie. We all enjoyed it.

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  17. Movie was great...but the songs are really awesome....Got lots of grandies that have not had the chance to see this movie yet....thanks...

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  18. Didnt like the film.Not up to the animation of the Disney studios

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  19. I enjoyed Sing. It was wildly funny and offered good life lessons within the story line.

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  20. I enjoyed the movie

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  21. I took two tweens to see this and we all loved it! Soundtrack rocked :-))

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  22. I saw SING at the premiere at The Toronto Film Festival and was immediately blown away. The music is fantastic. The star studded cast is amazing. After the movie was shown, Tori Kelly and Jennifer Hudson gave a mini concert. FANTASTIC! Couldn't get the songs out of my head and when it came out in the theaters, I went back 6 times, bringing my friends and their kids to see it!!! It will be a classic!!

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  23. I agreed with the review in that, as an adult, it wasn't one of my faves. The music was wonderful but my daughter liked it a lot more than I did. She immediately wanted to see it again and buy it.

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  24. I just loved this movie and was surprised it wasn't nominated in the best animated feature category. The songs were terrific, as were the back stories of the characters.

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  25. Eleanor Yvonne Spainhour MalliApril 13, 2017 at 9:47 AM

    The kids enjoyed this film and have to admit I was singing along with a couple of the songs.

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  26. The kids need this to add to their favorite moviedo collection

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  27. Not the best animated film. But, it's fun to watch and doesn't take itself seriously.

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  28. Magdy Jurgensen-BuntinApril 13, 2017 at 10:17 AM

    It was a message at the end which is so true very funny also

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  29. Missed this one at movies. Looks entertaining for the whole family. Well written review Cabell V. I'M ALL IN TO WIN MOM! GOOD LUCK EVERYBODY :)

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  30. Best soundtrack for an animated film in a very long time.

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  31. A fun movie and great music made this a very entertaining movie for the whole family.

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  32. great movie. i want to win.

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  33. Saw the previews with my granddaughter. She came for a visit when it was at the theatres but her mom had a busy schedule with the rest of her family so we never got to go see it. She's 6 years old & I would love to win a copy for her.

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  34. I wouldn't change a thing - I enjoyed the cast and the songs were great! Taron Egerton's voice was a surprise. Who knew the Kingsman could sing, too!

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  35. Super cute movie. Loved the Gorilla Dad's growth.

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  36. I'm looking forward to seeing this movie. Loved the trailers and I like the premise.

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  37. I loved the movie and so did my kids. It was refreshing to see a kids movie aimed toward kids and not adults. The music was awesome and the story line had great lessons. I found myself singing, smiling and cheering all the way to the end.

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  38. My students keep telling me I need to see this movie! I agree!

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  39. Great review and on point. "Sing" was a great movie that had so many messages for everyone. I do have to disagree with you on one point. The review said "Sing at times fails to appeal to the whole family, especially adults," I disagree with this. I thought that perhaps it hit too close to many and if possible made people uncomfortable something a cartoon is not supposed to do. You don't usually see failed marriages or breakups in a cartoon. But it's ok to agree to disagree, and I'm glad we get to voice our opinion too. Thank you for a great review.

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  40. good review

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  41. Terrific Review!!! Although I agree this movie is focused at children, I really did enjoy the movie as an adult as well. The also agree that animation was amazing. Seems it is getting better and better with each animated film that comes out. The movie did have a great message overall which is good for the children that watch it. I truly liked the real to life story line, Sing addressed a broken marriage "home" very well and the frustrations of a mom who does everything. I hope that other animated films begin introducing true to life issues that children face in today's world while keeping the movie fun.

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  42. Love the review. And I agree with the things that could be changed.

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  43. I agree that Sing for adults wasn't as engaging as it could have been. When the previews draw you in, but don't fully deliver, it is disappointing. However, the kids did love it and the animation was fantastic!

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  44. Anything that leaves a smile on my face is worth the effort!

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  45. I agree with the review. I found this movie entertaining but forgettable.

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  46. I saw it a few weeks ago and found it amusing. If I saw it with kids, it would have been more fun seeing them enjoy it.

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  47. Deanna Lynn WallaceApril 14, 2017 at 8:14 AM

    I enjoyed reading the review BUT not nearly as much as I enjoyed the movie. I loved everything about it. The songs... The cast... The choice of animals... The story line..

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  48. I didn't see it in theaters, but have heard both good and bad things about it.

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  49. Would love to win for my grandkids. They loved it and want to see it again and again!

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  50. A movie the whole family can enjoy and sing along!

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