‘Sing 2’ sets out to conquer bigger dreams

Much-awaited cinematic sequel to finally open in cinemas this February

by Matthew Escosia
SING 2_Buster koala voiced by Matthew McConnaughey
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Get ready to take an exciting trip with the most talented bunch in Sing 2, the much-awaited new cinematic chapter from 2016’s instant hit that introduced the world to endearing and unforgettable characters with big heart and dreams.

Voiced by a stellar cast led by Matthew McConaughey along with Reese Witherspoon, Scarlett Johansson, Taron Egerton, Tori Kelly, Nick Kroll, Bobby Cannavale, Pharrell Williams and Bono, Sing 2 follows the gang’s new journey of self-discovery as they go beyond their comfort zones. What begins as a dream of big-time success becomes an emotional reminder of the power of music to heal.

 
Illumination’s animated franchise, Sing 2 arrives with big dreams and hit songs as the ever-optimistic Buster Moon (McConaughey) and his cast of performers prepare to launch their most dazzling stage extravaganza yet …all in the glittering entertainment capital of the world. There’s just one hitch: They first have to persuade the world’s most reclusive rock star—played by Academy Award® nominee and global music icon BONO, in his animated film debut—to join them. Buster has turned the New Moon Theater into a local hit, but Buster has his eyes on a bigger prize: Debuting a new show at the Crystal Tower Theater in glamorous Redshore City.

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But with no connections, Buster and his cast—including harried mother Rosita (Reese Witherspoon), rocker Ash (Scarlett Johansson), earnest Johnny (Taron Egerton), shy Meena (Tori Kelly) and, of course, provocateur Gunter (Nick Kroll)—have to sneak their way into the world-famous Crystal Entertainment offices, run by ruthless mogul Jimmy Crystal (Bobby Cannavale).

In a desperate attempt to get Mr. Crystal’s attention, Gunter pitches an outrageous idea that Buster quickly runs with, promising that their new show will star rock legend Clay Calloway (BONO). Problem is, Buster has never met Clay, an artist who shut himself away from the world more than a decade ago after the loss of his wife. Even worse, Buster has failed to realize that Mr. Crystal is an egocentric gangster who would rather drop somebody off the roof of a building than be lied to.

As Gunter helps Buster dream up an out-of-this-world theatrical masterpiece, and the pressure (and sinister threats) from Mr. Crystal mount, Rosita’s leading role in the show gets ripped away and handed to Mr. Crystal’s spoiled daughter, Porsha, played by Grammy-nominated artist Halsey. Desperate to save the show, and his life, Buster embarks on a quest to find Clay and persuade him to return to the stage.

A Universal Pictures International release, Sing 2 will hit Philippine cinemas on February 23.

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