Go & See Sing!

When we were invited to the film Première of Sing, I had not yet heard about the animation but I had high hopes as it was made by the creators of Despicable Me and Minions. I checked the trailer and it looked rather funny.

If you have not seen it, let me warn you: this trailer is addictive; my children keep watching it back to back, and I keep telling them to put it louder so I can sing along. Yes, that bad!

Three of my children and I headed to Leicester Square on a cold Sunday morning to meet my friend Vanessa and her girls. The children were treated to drinks, face painting, biscuit decorating, a photo in a giant snowball as well as a dance floor and there were hot drinks for the adults, thank goodness!

The minute the film started, everyone in the audience was engrossed. There was not a peep from anyone throughout the screening, although the cinema was three-quarters full with young children.

The animation is set in a world entirely populated by animals, in the same vein as Zootopia, with a feel of X-Factor to it. The story is gripping from the start: an underdog impresario, Buster the koala, stages a singing competition as a last attempt to save his theatre.

I can honestly say that this is the kind of kids’ movies adults can go and see without children in tow and thoroughly enjoy it. It has the right balance of humour, friendship, popular songs everyone knows and loves. The music was chosen well to please both children and adults, from hit of the 1980s to Lady Gaga. The cast is impressive, with Matthew McConaughey, Reese Witherspoon, Taron Egerton, Jennifer Saunders and newcomerer Tori Kelly.

Catchy tunes, tears, heartbreaks, father-son relationships, fart jokes, miscommunication, teenage girl problems, overworked mothers and chase scenes: it is all in Sing!

Have you seen it yet? What did you think?

Disclosure: Ready Brek and Universal Studios invited us to the Premier Première of Sing in Leicester Square, London. All photos and opinions are my own. Sing © 2017 Universal Studios. All Rights Reserved.

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Comments

  1. 13/02/2017 / 1:43 am

    I’m not a fan of animation but dad does. It looks like a good laugh though! I actually think I might enjoy it. Glad you and kids enjoyed it x

    • 13/02/2017 / 7:44 pm

      We loved every minute of it!

  2. 13/02/2017 / 4:27 am

    Woww I just checked out the trailer…will definitely go watch it 🙂

    • 13/02/2017 / 7:40 pm

      You’ll love it!

  3. 13/02/2017 / 10:19 am

    Oh I saw this advertised, it did look good! What an impressive cast, I think the Jennifer Saunders part sold it for me 🙂

    • 13/02/2017 / 7:39 pm

      The whole film is just brilliant: great music, jokes galore and a sweet storyline.

    • 13/02/2017 / 7:36 pm

      Go! It will make your day and the kids’!

    • 14/02/2017 / 2:24 am

      It’s a great little movie, isn’t it?

  4. Ana De-Jesus
    13/02/2017 / 10:46 pm

    Wow! You are so lucky that you got to see it! I am really excited to see it especially as I love animation comedies.

    • 14/02/2017 / 11:21 pm

      You’ll love it! It’s absolutely brilliant!

  5. Rosana @ Hot&CHilli Food and Travel Blog
    13/02/2017 / 11:47 pm

    I have seen the trailer for this movie. It looks very cute. I plan to see it. R

    • 14/02/2017 / 10:08 pm

      It really has an amazing feel-good factor.

  6. 15/02/2017 / 5:33 pm

    My son is so desperate to see this, it looks like lots of fun!

    • 15/02/2017 / 5:42 pm

      It’s brilliant!

  7. 17/02/2017 / 11:31 pm

    I loved watching the trailer! What a fabulous little day out you had too!

    • 18/02/2017 / 9:22 pm

      It was a brilliant day out with friends!

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