Maybe could've done without as many unironic "rainbow-cupcake-rawr" memes (these are way less contemporary than the film thinks they are), but otherwise, this was totally wonderful. A big-budget, major-studio release that's both original and deeply intimate, might be one of the first we've gotten since Lilo & Stitch.
Caught this on TV recently (the REAL version, not the Weinstein cut) and was reminded of how likable it is, nothing spectacular, but quite charming and very well-cast.
It helps that, when this film was first released, I had already grown up with re-runs of the original stop-mo cartoon, so I was definitely the target audience. Seeing these characters return was probably the first time I ever experienced nostalgia as a child.
Also, did you know this was directed by the same team behind that Svankmajer-esque Tom Thumb movie?
Edit 5/4/2020: The following rant was not meant to be interpeted as an endorsement of Illumination. I, like all of you, don't care much for their movies, nor do I appreciate their approach to animation in general. There are many other critically-panned animated movies that I greatly prefer and would much sooner defend than Sing. HOWEVER, I still stand by everything I stated below. My annoyance towards some of the attitudes on this site had been buliding up for a…