Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Mandi's Movie Review: SING!

By Source, Fair use, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?curid=48524093
How can it fail? "Sing" has an all-star cast, fun music and dancing/talking animals. This should be gold! Let's try bronze, if that. I feel really bad saying anything bad about this film as I saw the previews and thought "how cute is this?" But in reality, the previews were more than enough and probably had all the cuteness the movie needed. 



PROS:

  • the pros! Reese Witherspoon was absolutely adorable and charming as a desperate housewife pig, just wanting to sing Katy Perry. Loved Rosita and she could should win something.
  • Scarlett Johansson as badass porcupine, Ash who gave us major girl power!
  • Tori Kelly's Meena was the cutest elephant and definitely our inner #spiritanimal when we feel down about ourselves. Kelly deserved so much more praise as she was incredible. Incredible!
  • Gunter played by Nick Kroll had all the pig moves to accompany Rosita and was adorbs. 
  • Johnny the ape played by Taron Egerton was for sure a stand-out when he chose an Elton John song to bring the house down.
CONS:
  • John C. Reilly was underused.
  • Matthew McConaughey as a desperate koala? Yeah, no.
  • MORE NANA NOODLEMAN played by Jennifer Hudson and Jennifer Saunders.
  • Too long at almost two hours! TWO HOURS! That's one hour shorter than "Titanic."
It was a waste of Oscar talent. Maybe if it had been a half hour shorter, it would have been a lot more noteworthy but I just was intro feeling it. I apologize if you and/or your kids loved it but I was not a fan. Next time...But, I do see some sort of Oscar gold coming to the film as it has what voters look for! 

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