Tuesday, May 26, 2015
Pitch Perfect 2 (2015): Review
The Event chagrins the university who calls down the Bella behind closed doors. After some verbal jousting, it is decided behind a wall of derisive laughter from our empty-headed announcers that the Bellas will compete internationally, which has never had an American victor. Ever.
Pitch Perfect 2 has many-an ethnic slur. However, considering the racial makeup of the group, we find it acceptable, as it amuses us. We know. Many do not care for this. Try to let that go. There isn't one amongst us who do not belong to a group of people, for which others are laughing at. It would be different if all of the negative comments were only directed at one group of people. This is called hatred and we are not a fan.
Das Sound Machine (Das) is the German group. They are, in fact, the group to beat. They are also phenomenal. We were already entranced with this film. Then, in one of the group's initial performances, the video screen behind them crashes and the singers go to the ground. Then, they quickly rebuilt. To us, this seemed a sign of what the Bellas had to undergo. They crashed with The Event. However, they quickly rebuilt.
The Bellas took time to reflect upon what was not going right with the group at the sleep-away camp. This is when the group meets up with a previous Bella and PP1 star. The group must be broken down before they can be built up. It's difficult work. It's also fun, which they seemed to need.
Also of interest is Beca's (Anna Kendrick) girl crush on the female leader of Das (Birgitte Hjort Sørensen). This seems to be a new concept to Beca and while she concurrently wishes to crush the group under a steel boot of well-hit notes, she also takes every opportunity to look her up and down and to make comments about her flawless physique. Yeah, there's some gay stuff in here and it's really funny. If you're going to be offended, feel free to just stay home.
If we haven't already spoiled the ending for you, we won't do that now. What we will do is add that Pentatonix did a short stint as the Canadian group. We were so delighted! They killed it, as usual. We love that group. We loved this movie too!
Directed by: Elizabeth Banks
Introduced: May 15, 2015 (USA)
Produced by: Elizabeth Banks, Paul Brooks, Kay Cannon, Max Handelman, Jeff Levine and Jason Moore
Written by: Kay Cannon and Mickey Rapkin (Characters)
Starring: Skylar Astin, Elizabeth Banks, Anna Camp, Ester Dean, Adam DeVine, The Filharmonic, ohn Michael Higgins, Anna Kendrick, Alexis Knapp, Hana Mae Lee, Ben Platt, Shelley Regner, Katey Sagal, Brittany Snow, Hailee Steinfeld, Rebel Wilson
Time: 115 Minutes