I’ve just came out of the theater after seeing the new Pitch Perfect 2 film, so this is going to be my review.
If you live under a rock and don’t know what Pitch Perfect is, it’s a musical comedy which came out in 2012 and became a huge sleeper hit. I really enjoyed the first film and I am also a huge Anna Kendrick fan, so I was really excited about the sequel.
IMDb Summary: After a humiliating command performance at Lincoln Center, the Barden Bellas enter an international competition that no American group has ever won in order to regain their status and right to perform.
Elizabeth Banks directed her first feature film and did a great job. I loved the visuals of all the performances, especially the finale one.
The plot was slow at first and the set up seemed a bit weak. However, the movie really found its pace by the end of it, the same way the Bellas found their harmony.
The jokes sometimes were really awkward but that good kind of awkward. The kind of awkward that I am very familiar in my own personal life.
The emotions hit me hard 2 times. When the Bellas sang When I’m Gone by the fire and during the finale Flashlight performance of the generations. They really emphasized the importance of friendship in this film. Also, I liked how they dealt with the issue of saying goodbye and moving on. This theme is very close to me currently, because I am graduating from high school and probably moving abroad next year.
I really loved that they included some #TeamInternet talent. Flula was amazing in the film and I also really loved that Pentatonix cameo. If you want to know more about my love for YouTube, click here and here.
Everybody did a great job. I loved Anna Kendrick’s and Skylar Astin’s performances as always. Though, I loved that this time they focused on another couple, played by Adam Devine and Rebel Wilson. They were so quirky and perfectly imperfect. The newcomer Hailee Steinfeld also was a nice addition, I loved how they introduced the legacy of Bellas through the new bee. Hailee’s and Ben Platt’s characters’ relationship was super sweet too.
The Danish actress Birgitte Hjort Sorensen and the whole Das Sound Machine were epic. Though, their professionalism will never beat out the emotional appeal of the Bellas.
I love that the creators of the film found a way to bring back the Treblemakers – they are always welcomed.
I was surprised by how many songs I didn’t actually know. My favorite was probably the one playing during the end credits – Crazy Youngsters by Ester Dean – video.
I enjoyed the fact that the World Championships were held in Copenhagen, Denmark. Often, when characters of the US movies travel to Europe, they only seem to know where London is.
The sneaky The Voice add during the end credits was a surpassing but tastefully touch. The first performance of the DSM at that car show was also the best product placement I have ever seen. Good job, Volkswagen!
To sum up, I really enjoyed this film and really hope that they make another sequel. Pitch Perfect 2 was the perfect relaxation device that I needed after my Writing Exam.
Trailer: Pitch Perfect 2 trailer