I watched the movie Sing today, and I obviously have some thoughts about it. So I’m very happy to be sharing my thoughts about it here, but it might not be spoiler free, so be careful!
Can we just talk about how adorable Meenah is? I don’t know her age, but she’s my favorite character in the movie.
But anyways, without further interruptions, let’s get started!
The movie first took place going around to each main character, showing the viewer a small backstory about the character, and how their lives were going at the moment.
I found this part to be very helpful as well interesting, because I got to “know” the characters, just through a small insight on their daily life.
Each character had the talent of being able to sing, yet each person never got the chance to let their voice loose, or sing at all for that matter. In simpler words, most of the main characters had the talent of being able to sing, but because of the way they lived their lives, they weren’t able to pursue their singing dreams.
Johnny couldn’t pursue his singing dreams because he was tied back into his father’s life of crime, Ash’s relationship with her boyfriend didn’t give her the chance to stand up and sing by herself, Rosita’s abundance of kids made it impossible for her to take the time to sing or even have time for herself, and Meenah’s shyness prevented her from being able to go on stage and sing. They all couldn’t make their dream happen, no matter how much they wanted to.
But when Buster Moon made a singing competition at his theater to boost it up, all these characters saw the flyers for it and were silently or vocally urged to join.
I think that the competition made them want to sing more, more than they already had of course. Maybe, just maybe, that the competition was that extra kick that they needed to be able to go on that stage.
Also with the prize money being 10,000 dollars, that couldn’t have helped more, even if it was a mistake by Mrs.Crawley. The group needed motivation, and Mrs. Crawley couldn’t have done it better by having the window open in her office, causing the flyers to blow out so everyone would be able to see them.
Buster, Johnny, Ash, Rosita, and Meenah all had hard setbacks. They could’ve taken these as a chance to quit or come out stronger than ever. And seeing as they chose to come out better than ever, it made them become better people! Each character had different characteristics, even though they were all going for the same thing. I think that made the movie better because it gave the characters something different about each of them.
In fact, I think that the movie director intentionally made setbacks, like when Buster’s theater crumpled to dust. Making these setbacks just helped the movie get a real feel to it, knowing that a Disney movie wasn’t all butterflies and puppies, and instead is the real truth of how rock bottom businesses go.
How that something things can crash and burn, yet people are still able to pick up the pieces and start back up. It’s a good thought to have because most Disney movies are great, but I am sure that this is my most favorite so far. It has all the things that I’ve ever wanted in a family friendly movie, and I love that.
So overall, I think that this movie is going to be a rating of…
Five stars! I am not rating this five because I want to be nice. I am rating it like this because I really loved the movie, and that’s my opinion on how it should be rated.