Double Trouble: The Sing Film Franchise Review


Music is the one thing we can all universally enjoy. Whether it is people like myself who like rock, most other people my age who like rap or hip-hop, or rich people who enjoy classical music. It can be anywhere in the world but the one thing all of us can agree on, besides loving Tom Hanks, is that music is amazing.

So in January of 2014 a movie about “courage, competition, and carrying a tune” and an animated comedy movie, was first proposed to Universal Pictures and Illumination. Years later a sequel was announced. Those are the movies that are going to be talked about today. Come and read this article about a koala that commits SEVERAL crimes CONSTANTLY and lies his way to the top, the movies: Sing and Sing 2

Plot Summaries (According to IMDB):


In a city of humanoid animals, a hustling theater impresario’s attempt to save his theater with a singing competition becomes grander than he anticipates even as its finalists find that their lives will never be the same.

Sing 2:

Buster Moon and his friends must persuade reclusive rock star Clay Calloway to join them for the opening of a new show.

My thoughts:

Starting with the first Sing movie, I honestly thought it was an OK movie. The beginning is attention-grabbing and the individual introductions to the main cast make you quickly fall in love with their characters. 

While on the topic of characters, the movie sort of suffers from inserting pointless characters either for the sake of the joke or to make a point. Normally this wouldn’t be a problem, but some of the jokes made are just not funny in my opinion. There’s also one negative/positive that needs to be addressed later.

Lastly, the ending of the first movie. I won’t go too in-depth with the ending, but I enjoyed it. The main cast conquers their self-doubt and shortcomings and families formally broken apart from the cast’s parts in the shows, come together again. Like there’s a scene where one of the main cast member’s dads breaks out of jail JUST TO SEE HIS SON PERFORM. That scene is excellent. 

On to the second movie, I have a few things to say: this movie did what the last movie did but better with the exception of the introduction scene. The stage is bigger, the budget is bigger and lastly, the sheer amount of illegal activity, when compared to the first movie, is WAYYYYY bigger. The characters that previously prevented the movie from being better in the first movie were fixed or gotten rid of entirely. 

Now that isn’t to say that the trouble that the characters endure in this movie are more ‘passive’? In fact, specifically in buster moon’s case, the stakes are higher. I won’t go too deep in-depth, but he barely escapes with his life and I mean that literally. The ending also is quite amazing, I personally enjoyed it and I imagine most people reading this would as well


The first movie was okay and the second movie was AMAZING. The humor in both movies was on point, the second more so than the first. But specifically, both movies have problems. The problem being why I LOVED the 2nd movie. The illegal activity and the lack of consequences of such activity.

The illegal activity I enjoyed because it made buster moon a more believable and complex character. He wants to get to the top and will stop at nothing to reach his goal of getting there. However, there are several points in the movies where he commits several illegal actions and there are zero consequences and some moments where there ARE consequences. However, that’s a small part of the movie and it was actually extremely enjoyable to watch. The Sing movie franchise is for families and people looking for just another cute animated movie to watch.



5 street musicians out of 10

Sing 2:

7 attempted koalacides out of 10