The animated film Sing 2 offers a simple but meaningful story. Not only the lively audio visuals, but also encouragement to audiences of all ages to dare to be a better person. For 110 minutes, Sing 2 presents a story about the struggles of a group of musical players who are persistent and dare to take big steps to reach their dreams.
The story of the ‘American Dream’ was then flavored with various challenges and problems that are actually commonly felt by adults. But Sing 2 can convey it in a way that is fun, even for children. With the premise presented, Sing 2 can actually be a satire for adults who just give up facing various oblique comments when dreaming of something bigger. All can be seen from the process that the Buster Moon team goes through.
Director Garth Jennings packs the story of “self-evident” by Buster Moon cs in simple language, considering that this film is also intended for young audiences. In addition, he replaced a number of dialogues of the characters with song lyrics that were simpler and more toned, making it easier for the brain to digest. Jennings is also fairly careful in choosing the songs so that they can be in line with the story.
Take for example when Rosita (Reese Witherspoon) sings Break Free, one of the 2014 songs by Ariana Grande.
The EDM synth-pop song, which contains lyrics about courage, appeared when Rosita managed to overcome the fear within her. He also received cheers from the audience.
Or in the song Your Song Saved My Life which was deliberately released by U2 for Sing 2. The ballad seemed to tell the audience that the lion, Clay Calloway, had recovered from his trauma and dared to look at the world for the first time in 15 years.
The choice of lyrics and arrangements shown in this song blends nicely and doesn’t seem forced. So, the audience can continue to follow the story comfortably, including for children. This method was actually presented by Jennings in the prequel of this film in 2016. Jennings did not make many changes regarding the composition and curation of the song.
However, in the first film, the curated songs show a wide range of collections. From Gimme Some Lovin’ (1967) from The Spencer Davis Group to Anaconda from Nicki Minaj.
While in Sing 2, the curated songs focus more on the era after 2014 which is pop-ish, disco, to electropop, such as A Sky Full Of Stars (2014) from Coldplay, Can’t Feel My Face (2015) from The Weeknd. , …Ready For It? (2017) from Taylor Swift and Your Song Saved My Life (2021) from U2. The result is quite satisfactory. I was often immersed in the stage acts that were presented. Within moments, Sing 2 turned into a concert stage in an animated version.
The songs also don’t get many compositions so they are similar to the original versions that are familiar to millennial audiences. Not only about the choice of songs that always fit the dialogue, Garth Jennings also consistently inserts a message about the warmth of the family that has been built since the first film.
The message is again reflected strongly through the closeness between the characters that started from different individuals who have now become a new family.
It was also reflected in the first film that made me emotional when the characters decided to leave their families to pursue their dreams. The scene of emotion about the support from the family is also brought up again in this film.
Even though it seems complicated and heavy, this film is able to package it into an entertaining and light spectacle. Children who have not had this experience can absorb the essence of the story because the impression left is so strong and fun. Sing 2 will hit theaters on January 1, 2022.
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