Animals Face Their Fears in ‘Sing’

Viri Reyes, Staff Writer

If you happen to like Matthew McConaughey, Taron Egerton, Reese Witherspoon, Seth MacFarlane, tori Kelly, or Scarlet Johansson, you’ll be glad to know that these actors all have leading roles in an animated comedy that is filled with a bunch of singing and dancing.

In ‘Sing’, Buster, who is voiced by Matthew McConaughey, is an owner of a musical theater, and he holds auditions for a singing contest he hopes will help him find financial stability and attract more people to his eye retching, falling apart theater.

The flyers for the auditions of the singing contest reach everyone of very different lifestyles: from teenage elephants, obnoxious mice, girly bunnies, a hard working piggy, and a sensitive gorilla. They all audition for different reasons and in the movie we get to see their passion for singing. While rehearsing for the big day however, a huge mess unravels before the big night.

Despite the animation of this film, it is much more than just animated animals singing and walking the streets as humans would. It has a much deeper meaning that no matter what age you are.

Buster shares with us a quote from his father who gave up his happiness: “you know what’s great about hitting rock bottom? There’s only one way to go, and that’s up.” In the face of failure and self deception, Buster teaches us that when you love something so much, and things don’t go as expected, it’s worth the extra mile to accomplish your visions and to not let it affect you so much because the only thing left to make it right is to fix it.

With spectacular animation, these singing animals put on an amazing show. No matter how old you are, this movie is great to watch if you’re in the mood for a comedy. I’m sure it will brighten up your spirits despite it being a bunch of animated animals living like humans.