Sing hits the theatre with smashing success


Payton Field , Public Relations Manager

After conquering the theaters with yellow minions, talking animals, and evil villains, Illumination Entertainment has produced yet another showstopping and spellbinding film. The movie Sing, with popular actors Reese Witherspoon, Tori Kelly, and more, has not failed to present another family-friendly and enchanting selection.

When my family first decided to see this highly anticipated film, the show was completely sold out. We then ordered tickets for the next day, and anxiously awaited the movie. Once finding our seats the day after, the theater was packed to the brim, full of kids, families, and teens of all ages. The lights dimmed and the room fell to a hushed silence as the film began.

The movie’s plotline follows a series of animals competing in a singing competition to win $100,000, The animal contestants include a soulful gorilla (Taron Egerton), an overworked mother pig (Reese Witherspoon), a porcupine (Scarlett Johansson), sequin-obsessed hog (Nick Kroll), an angel voiced elephant (Tori Kelly), and a suave mouse (Seth MacFarlane). Throughout the film, each character goes through their fair share of challenges, while capturing the hearts of many.

One thing that really enhanced the quality of the film was the song selection. Each song that was sung by each animal was heartfelt and enticing. A memorable performer was none other than the elephant named Meela, played by Tori Kelly. Another talented performer was the soulful gorilla named Johnny, played by Taron Egerton. The voices of both of these performers were pure and natural, while they still maintained their playful and whimsical personalities.

Not only were the song selections and singers impressive, but as was the theme and moral of the story. After concluding the film, the moral of the story was as such; don’t be afraid to step out of your comfort zone and follow your dreams. For many kids and teens in our generation, this lesson is meaningful and important.

And although the plotline, characters, and lesson was memorable, there was one thing that brought the overall “feel good” feeling of the movie down. The movie is 1 hour and 50 minutes and seemed to continue for too long. If the movie was shorter in length, I personally feel like it would overall be more enjoyable.

In a nutshell, the movie Sing seemed to be a success throughout the theater. When the lights came up and the credits began rolling, the audience burst into applause and insane chatter. If you’re searching for an animated, comical, or musical film to see, I would 10/10 recommend the new movie hitting theaters: Sing.