Sunday, May 17, 2015

Pitch Perfect 2 Review: A sequel that hits all the right notes

The Hit: 

Welcome back Pitches! The group that made music with only their voices has made me think Pitch Perfect 2 might just be better than the first. Even if you disagree, it was funny the whole way through and really enjoyable. I haven't laughed so much in awhile, which was a big plus. 

The Barden Bellas are in their senior year of college. Some faces you'll recognize while others are long gone, but eventually those old faces come into the picture. It's a new group of Bellas but with the same spunk that the first installment had. Fat Amy is still Fat Amy and all her one-liners are as funny as ever. Even though you can't hear what she's saying most of the time, Lilly makes some scenes really weird but hilarious at the same time too. Beca (Anna Kendrick) and Chloe (Brittany Snow), the two leaders of the group, have the reins.

After a humiliating performance at the Lincoln Center for the President (Fat Amy's fault), the group is close to being suspended. The only way to remove the suspension is if they win the international championship, which no U.S team has ever done. One group stands in their way: the German Das Sound Machine. They're pretty good and the Bellas have no chance of winning according to the two announcers, John (John Michael Higgins) and Gail (Elizabeth Banks). The only way the Bellas can prove their worth and prove everyone wrong is if they choose to work together, which is what the movie focuses on most of the time. 

The Treblemakers are also there again including Jesse (Skylar Astin), Benji (Ben Platt), and Bumper himself (Adam Devine) but in a different occupation that you"ll have to see what that is. Some members of the Greenbay Packers are there for a little tiny chunk of the film and stole the show as well. 

Pitch Perfect 2 has a lot of one liners that pack a punch, a lot of sexist remarks and ethnic too but all was in good fun and I'm sure besides that you'll love the new songs added (including some originals too). You'll like new cast members and new characters brought to life and faces you'll recognize make Pitch Perfect 2 that much better. Take a date or go as a group of friends — I'm positive you'll enjoy the comedy. 

The Verdict:
Green Light (Go See It)

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