'Sing' release date, predictions: Animated film can come to a close second to 'Rogue One'

("Sing" official website)The lead cast of "Sing" shares the stage with the characters they portray in the said animated comedy film.

The holiday season is just around the corner, where families get together and get cozy while bonding on a film. This is a scenario Illumination Entertainment may have had in mind in creating the animated film "Sing."

"Sing" revolves around the woes of the koala Buster Moon (Matthew McConaughey) who optimistically thinks he can still revive the grand theater. As such, he hosts a singing competition, which catches the attention of five different characters — a mouse (Seth MacFarlane) with golden pipes but a seemingly wretched soul, a teenage elephant (Tori Kelly), who suffers from extreme stage fright; a tired mother (Reese Witherspoon) of 25 piglets; an adolescent gangster gorilla (Taron Egerton), who wishes to sing more than anything; and a rocker porcupine (Scarlett Johansson), who wants to forget her tragic life with her boyfriend.

Anyone can argue that an animated film at this time of the year could be bombastic. The Wrap even predicts that "Sing" can easily overtake the film adaptation of "Assassin's Creed" and the space romance "Passengers." It can even come to a close second to "Star Wars: Rogue One," which will be having its second week by the time the song-filled movie takes the cinemas.

Combine the funny and light feeling brought about by the movie and the singing chops of the actors behind it, "Sing" is almost a surefire hit for box-office royalty. Aside from the hilarity and the vivid colors, the movie boasts a story with which anyone can relate to. The classic line "When you hit rock bottom, there is no way to go but up" is sure to resonate to a lot of people.

Be that as it may, some feel that there is something lacking to make a perfect masterpiece. According to Forbes, "Sing" has what it takes to be something epic for the year 2016, but lacks depth when it comes to the characters. The movie kind of revolves more on Buster Moon, which isn't necessarily a bad thing. This, in turn, though, removes the limelight from the five contenders in the contest, which could possibly bring more to the film.

This is all speculation as of the moment, but the actual movie and the reception from the public will be the judge of that. "Sing" serenades in the cinemas by Dec. 21, 2016.

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