Sing 2 continues the corporate brilliance of turning the reality music shows into a cartoon franchise. The marriage of the likes of reality music shows like The Voice and American Idol with cartoon movies has been a lucrative one.
Sing 2 has given writers the freedom to whip up rousing stories for the contestants without having to juggle with reality. And it has also given them unrestricted freedom to the Universal catalog. It is almost getting the keys to a musical universe. UMG has under its wings the likes of Eminem, Elton John, Billie Eilish, Whitney Houston, to name a few.
Just a few songs in the Sing 2 franchise come from competing conglomerates, such as Alicia Keys’ Girl On Fire, and I Like It by Cardi B.
Sing 2 is less cynical than the original 2016 blockbuster. It has been made possible due to the enthusiasm flowing through the storyline as the characters put up a show.
Sing 2 Feels At Time Even More Oppressively Without A Soul
The plot has more-or-less the same storyline of staying true to oneself and about the power of believing.
The original film had Buster Moon, the koala impresario played by Matthew McConaughey putting together a singing contest to save their theater. In Sing 2 the whole bunch of scaly and furry talents goes on to the big time.
In Redshore City, a replica of Las Vegas, they sneak into an audition lorded over by Jimmy Crystal, the wolfish kingmaker. Buster Moon get the gig on the promise of bringing back Clay Calloway, the rock star who turned a recluse after losing his wife 15 years back.
Buster convinces him to come back from his depressing state of retirement. All subplots revolve around the moral that it pays to be confident.
Sing 2 is a huge improvement over the original. The insufferable mouse with its Sinatra-like voice is missing much to our relief. There is a disharmony between Sing 2 and its stated emphasis on creative integrity and the barely suppressed imperative to generate profits.