Illumination Entertainment moved forward from their overly annoying minions from the Despicable Me franchise to new territory in 2016 with The Secret Life of Pets and their latest release, Sing. Overall, Sing is an upbeat and ceaselessly optimistic film about a group of animals attempting to achieve their dreams of stardom and creative success. However it fails to truly break any new ground as all the characters come across as various stereotypes lacking deeper complexity and coming in on the heels of the highly successful Zootopia from Disney makes it entirely likely that this film will be forgotten as time passes.
|The success of a singing competition will determine|
the fate of the bankrupt theater.
Even though each character does come across as an archetypal stereotype, the film is filled with lively musical performances and an infectious positivity that harkens back to the 1997 film, Cats Don't Dance. It also has several highly entertaining scenes and is visually appealing with a bright color palette and great character animation.
|Although it is entertaining, Sing adds very few new|
ideas to the musical animation film genre.
Sing can easily be passed over at the theater and enjoyed all the same on the small screen in your living room. It is nominated for a Golden Globe for Best Animated Feature, however that is surely going to the highly superior Zootopia. Check out the trailer for Sing below and while it surely isn't anything out of the box or amazing, it's certainly an entertaining watch.
SING is in cinemas in the USA now and opens in the UK on January 27th.