Pitch Perfect 2 – Budget of $29 million – 1 hour 55 minutes
Hello Pitches, the Bellas are back. During a performance at the Lincoln Center, fat Amy lets the President see her thunder down under. After this embarrassing display is seen worldwide, the Bellas are banded from all nation competition, recruiting new members, and performing at nationals. However, they discover a loop hole. If they win the international competition, they will be reinstated and be able to compete, recruit, and perform again. So the Bellas attempt to go for the world crown. During the movie, the Bellas get a look at their biggest competition, Das Sound Machine (DSM). DSM is a German team that has amazing and precise choreography with great singing.
During the movie, it is apparent that the Bellas have relied too much on theatrics and not on their singing to perform. So, the Bellas must get back to basics, come together and sing. Along with this, Becca is working an internship for a record company. After an impress collaboration with Snoop Dog, she is allowed to give her demo to her boss. But he hates it and says if she want to be a producer, she must make her own music. Not just mashups. And a new Bella, Emily, who is a legacy that seeks out the Bellas … not recruited, is trying to find her place in a group when she has her own voice.
Pitches favorites are definitely in this movie, spontaneous girl power singalongs, Green Bay Pacers sing off, Snoop Dogg, and an original song. However, this movie has a weird Hispanic girl, which adds to the weird Asian girl’s “Huh” and “What” moments. This comic relief is not needed in the movie, after writers worked so hard to flush out fan favorite characters and allow them to graduate beyond mashups and theatrics.
I give it 3.5 out of 5 stars
Groovy like a drive-in movie – Snoop Dogg