Pitch Perfect 2 Movie Review
when my husband found out that they were going to be coming out with a pitch perfect 2 movie, i’m pretty sure he set a google word alert for when the trailer was released (not kidding).
he was SO excited and i mean, i liked the first one a lot but i wasn’t running around in circles and clapping when the trailer was released.
however, when i got invited to go to a prescreening of the film, that’s when i started running around and clapping! i love going to the movies but we don’t go very often because we are saving up our dollar bills for the crazy travels we are embarking on this year with ‘the map to dreaming big!’ we fit right in, don’t we?
despite a large crowd and some chaos about what was going on before the event last night, pitch perfect 2 was excellent! if you loved the first one, you will absolutely love this one! i have been singing this since we left the theater (fast forward to 1:15):
at 2:09 she sings “you’re gonna miss the way i talk…oh, you’re gonna miss me when i’m gone.” all i can hear (and now you will too is) “you’re gonna miss the way i TACO.” i’m looking at you lindsay.
i will say that while i love anna kendrick, her character ‘bella’ was slightly more annoying this time around. she wasn’t as badass as i wanted her to be like she was in the last one. also, her and jesse’s relationship wasn’t really explored and we all know i love relationships so boooo to that. fat amy made up for this in many ways so that helped.
the main emcee’s who were running “the talk a capella podcast” were funny but the guy was super sexist and it was obviously meant to be in a somewhat ironic way with elizabeth banks sometimes calling him out. i didn’t love this piece since the theater was filled with 98% girls between the ages of 10-18 and i was pretty sure the irony was going over there heads.
hearing “and that’s why we shouldn’t let girls go to college” probably sinks in at some unconscious level and i could only hope the girls watching this movie knew it was in there to be ironic. is it weird that i wanted to stop everyone at the doors so we could process this piece of it?
huge bonus points for pitch perfect 2 containing zero scenes of vomit, which made me almost hate the last one solely based on this point so yay! the movie contains a surprising amount of unexpected celebrities (from politicians to football players to news anchors and beyond) so that was fun to see who kept popping up!
all that being said, if you love mash-ups, you love choreographed dancing and hysterical one-liners, lezbihonest that you will love pitch perfect 2. i did stamp it with the approval of “aca-awesome” afterwards.
the icing on the cake might have been the sweet cups we got as some swag so i’m currently practicing my cup routine right now…
1) are you a fan of pitch perfect?
2) can you sing well or dance well? (and can you teach me?!)
3) what’s the last movie you saw in a theater?