An epicly produced film that doesn’t pull punches when it comes to xenophobia. The lyrics to the songs are great and the conclusion gives a wonderful hope. 9/10.
This movie surprised on many levels – that it’s a musical; that it has such a deep message for a silly kid’s film; that it is legitimately funny for an adult (since it’s a kid’s movie); that Channing Tatum isn’t that bad as a singer; and more. A very intelligent film that is never-the-less filled with improbable pratfalls. Having there not be common language at ANY time was an excellent and exciting choice. Common’s song ‘Let It Lie’ is exquisite storytelling with a fantastic beat. Just astonishingly enjoyable. 9/10.