I wish this hasn't been so predictable. If they had invested on the mockumentary aesthetics or even reality TV scheme it would have been much better. With an uninspired final act, Sing doesn't deliver gold, but a film to be forgotten by next season. Too bad, the characters are actually charismatic.
Jennings moves into the world of mainstream animation with this charming Christmas surprise that is sure to delight music fans of all ages in a tale of facing one's fears and striving to live one's dreams. Voice casting is quite apt but its the scripting and song selection that let this rise above its generic storyline. Nothing wrong with a little frivolity now and again.
After wading in the water for the better-half of this decade with pretty lackluster movies, Illumination finally gets a favorable, if familiar, effort. It's easier for a film like this to be mediocre than it is to be good, given the general unevenness of the narrative and how ripe it is for lazy screenwriting. Thankfully, there are actual characters here and the underlying, female empowerment theme works well.
You see the trailers you've reached the full kinectic energy the movie has to offer, the rest you've seen in one way or another. Like the entire plot of the movie, a story cashing in on the success on shows like "The Idols" or "X Factor" was expected and who better to do it than the lousiest mainstream animation studio today. A talented writer could've made a proper comedic piece, but they don't care about making it.
The story wasn't properly developed but i liked the multitude of characters, most of them being so cute and so expresives.
McConaughey did it a fine job in lendin his voice to the main character.
What i loved so much about this animation was the soundtrack, who was pretty fuckin amazing. I always get excited when i have the chance to listen to my fav music in motion pictures. It drives me nuts.
Flashing Lights. 8/10