Preface: My Brother-In-Law wanted to help me with my website. He will admit, he's not the best writer...but he is one thing: funny. We decided to give him his own segment: Anthony's Half Assed Review, and here it is. Enjoy. - Alex Cornett
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This review may contain spoilers. Read with caution.
Okay, yes I saw this movie. My wife wanted to see it and I really DID NOT want to go. And while I hate to admit it…after seeing Buster Moon (the cute furry koala bear voiced by Matthew McConaughey), I was hooked! The movie was frickin’ adorable! Is it weird that I got a little teary-eyed? I’m sorry but that elephant can really belt it!
If you haven't seen the movie, I recommend you take your children to see it. Or if you need a motivational boost, then yes. Go see it. There's a cute, cuddly koala bear that owns a theater. After years of working in show biz, he runs into some financial problems, and to save his theater he decides to throw a singing contest. When the contest started, I totally thought, "OMG. It's American Idol for animals! This is really flippin’ cute." My inner cuddly bear came out for about 2 hours. (Movie length 1hr. 50 min.)
I first got teary-eyed when Buster the koala wanted his dad to see his life accomplishments, but he couldn't because he died. Also, as I said, Meena the elephant (Tori Kelly) can sing! She’s super shy, but (as expected in a children’s movie) she eventually rustles up enough courage to sing…and she kills it! It definitely brought a tear to my eye. I’ve learned the best way to cover up tears during a movie is to try and yawn to make it look like you're just tired and not totally about to lose it. Which is exactly what I did.
As far as rating this movie, I rank it in animals. I give it one koala bear, because they are adorable. One ape because he was cute and could really sing. One pig because that pig mom worked really hard and she just wanted to sing! One mouse because he was an entertainer. And finally, one elephant because she overcame her fears and reached for her dreams. So in all, I give the film 5 animals because the movie was a great family movie for your children, and I'm 26 years old, and I have no children! At least my wife is happy, and you know what they say: "happy wife, happy life."