The act that met the koalafications

Alyssa Pearson

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Dear Etowah…
April 19, 2022

A koala, gorilla, pig, elephant, and porcupine may not appear to be the type of creatures to get along, but those who have watched “Sing 2” see that these animals, and many more, know they can be connected in one way: the theater. 

Released on Dec. 22, 2021, “Sing 2” is a sequel to the hit movie “Sing.” The second film continues the story of theater producer Buster Moon, a koala trying to achieve his dreams of expanding his musicals worldwide. After many challenges, Moon gets the opportunity to showcase his acts by convincing Jimmy Crystal, a wolf that is one of the entertainment industry’s most well-known celebrities, to give him and his crew a chance. Although he faced various obstacles, including Crystal himself, Moon accomplished his goal and left the audience with the inspiring message that it is possible for them to do the same for their own ambitions. 

“It [the plot] had so much action, and I could not predict what was going to happen. The music was fantastic,” Annie Arnold, senior, said. 

With a 70% rating on Rotten Tomatoes, the film was believed to be heart-warming and inspirational, though some reviewers criticized the movie as “all glitz and no heart.” 

“It was a good movie because there were a lot of scenes that made me happy,” Brock Hartley, junior, said. 

There are rumors on various fandom websites that Illumination Studious will release a third movie, but they have yet to confirm or deny these claims.  

“I would love a ‘Sing 3’ because the franchise is a masterpiece. The vast emotions the animals, especially the gorilla, invoke are absolutely breathtaking. The images and production of the previous movie are full of colors and amazing songs we all know and love. I know we all shed a tear when the gorilla overcame his fear of dancing,” Brooke Belsito, junior, said. 

Whether one has eagerly waited for this sequel or looking for something to do, tickets are sold at all local theaters to watch “Sing 2.”