You think attempting murder on people is a great way to get revenge on someone who humiliated you?
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Jimmy Crystal (preferred as Mr. Crystal) is a major character in Sing 2, the sequel to Sing (2016), He is a ruthless wolf and a media mogul and runs a big palace Crystal Entertainment. He is also considered to be a threatening villain. He has a daughter named Porsha Crystal, who is a talented wolf.
He is a boring and generic villain. He only cares about his reputation, doesn't want anybody making him look like a fool, alongside his daughter Porsha, doesn't want anyone thinking that Jimmy has a loser for a daughter. As if anyone makes him look like a fool, he will cruelly kill them, throw them out the window. and doesn't seem to regret or have any concern about it at all, which makes him very unlikable.
Especially Buster Moon, as he lied to Crystal about Clay Calloway acknowledging him and his show, and Porsha making everyone think that Moon fired her, when he truly didn't, as he only wanted to re-switch roles with her and Rosita.
Although, Moon is lucky Crystal didn't know about him and his crew sneaking into the auditions room when they couldn’t get an appointment from the front desk.
Seriously, why go and cross the line and threaten their lives and kill someone for humiliating you when you could just calmly like, ask them to leave or something quite simple than that?
What’s worse is as people pointed out, he has indefinitely given people, especially Moon PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder) and because of Crystal trying to kill Moon, he will struggle with PTSD.
He appears to be a sadistic Karma Houdini, as who knows if he ever killed anyone who mess up real bad or makes him look like a fool, and never got any comeuppance for it, until when he attempted murder on Buster Moon, which is when he gets arrested.
Imagine when he has killed people who embarrassed him, and no one ever knew about it, bringing worry to people what ever happened to them, His murdering must have been private, just like with Moon.
Especially when Suki Lane witnessed this, she never had the guts to do anything about it until the show.
Idiotic move: When he attempts to kill Buster the second time, he does it in front of the entire audience, including the staff too, where they can basically see him, especially when Moon fell through the scenery on stage. So he basically threw away his entire career, all for worrying about trying to kill Buster!
He apparently doesn't care for Porsha either. At first, when Porsha was crying that she was “fired”, he was really rude to her, caring about him being embarrassed. Then as she was back in the show, and during her performance, people don’t think that she’s a talentless loser as Crystal thought. And Crystal, he was not happy about it. But to be fair, he did call the show off due to the false news about Moon firing Porsha, but he should’ve been happy that his daughter is back in the show and knowing that Clay Calloway had arrived to the show as Moon told him, then would consider the show back on as he got what he both wanted, but knowing that he called off the show and Buster Moon and his crew resumed the show behind Crystal’s back in a illegal way. So he that would be why he wasn’t happy. in another reason how he’s not nice to Porsha as he calls her a “spoiled little brat” just for not saying good night back to him, although Porsha is a bit of a brat though, that she was annoying and too dramatic and jumped into conclusions. Although, his behavior isn’t any better than hers and he is kinda the reason she acts spoiled, so it makes him somewhat of a hypocrite.
What he has done literally made no sense to Moon, as when he got angry at Moon for lying to him about Clay Calloway, then when the false news spread out about Moon firing Porsha, as Crystal called in Moon to talk about that, as Moon got the news that Ash had convinced Clay Calloway to come to his show and was officially on his way, Moon thought and hoped that it was gonna save him from trouble by Crystal, but did it really? Nope! Crystal didn’t care about Calloway coming to the show anymore, instead only caring about Moon firing Porsha, making everyone in the world think that she’s talentless and a loser, which humiliates him, so for him doing that, he willingfully and cruelly attempts murder on him.
It felt like he was extremely pressuring Moon with his aggressiveness (despite wolves who can be like that) as when Moon was trying to get Calloway to his show, he sent Miss Crawly to meet him, which failed, so Buster had to himself along with Ash. Getting a singer to come to a show isn’t easy, especially for a singer who hasn’t played music in 15 years after his wife died.
Although, Porsha was never meant to be in the show anyway, as Crystal only cared for Calloway going to be in the show which made him happy. Until Porsha showed up and wanted to jump and Moon didn’t let her, as after Rosita had suddenly gotten acrophobia (fear of heights), and after Porsha showed off her singing talent then now Crystal wants Moon to put her in his show or he will kill him if he doesn’t, which led to a big issue as Porsha was bad at doing the lead role as she and Rosita had to switch due to Rosita’s acrophobia.
His assistant friend, Jerry, when Crystal got arrested, doesn’t seem to care about what he did and says he's “innocent” when he literally tried to KILL someone during the show.
There was a scene when Jerry warned him about Moon illegally putting on the show, he gets out of bed naked, in front of Jerry and his guards. This is inappropriate for a kids movie.
He is presumably really disrespectful to acrophobic or fat people. An example of this is during the first day of rehearsals backstage, he insults Rosita when she collapses in fear of heights by asking “Hey moon, you really think the mommy pig's gonna pull this off?”
He's especially cruel to his own assistant Jerry, who is usually very loyal to him and is willing to help with his crimes.
There’s even some filmgoers who try to defend his actions all because Buster lied to him about knowing Clay. Granted, Buster shouldn’t have lied but that still does NOT excuse attempted murder in the slightest.
He does run a nice palace and a wonderful theater.
Bobby Cannavale does a good job voicing him.
He gets his comeuppance at the end of the movie, where he gets arrested after attempting murder on Buster.
Luckily and thankfully Crystal's attempts to kill Moon failed, as he didn't deserve that, despite the fact that Sing 2 is a kids movie.
He is meant to be the main antagonist, so it's safe to say his unlikable behavior was intentional.
He kind of has ONE likable moment where he tells Moon that his set designs are a disgrace, only to laugh it off and say he was joking.
His voice actor, Bobby Cannavale, is known for his roles from other animation movies, Valiente and his father from Ferdinand, and Spike the Bulldog from the 2021 Tom & Jerry movie.
He is the most threatening villain in all of Illumination films, including the Sing franchise.