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About the Movie
Beca (Anna Kendrick), Fat Amy (Rebel Wilson) and the Barden Bellas are back to pitch slap the world! After a scandal threatens to derail their last year at Barden, the three-time defending champs worry that they've lost their harmony for good. With one chance left at redeeming their legacy, they must they must face off against the toughest competition on the planet: German supergroup Das Sound Machine and fight for their right to win at the World Championships of A Cappella. It will take the power of sisterhood to find their voice and see what it takes to be the world's top pitches!
Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews
- Reviews Counted: 188
- Fresh: 123
- Rotten: 65
- Average Rating: 6.0/10
Top Critics' Reviews
Fresh: The casual busyness of the plots does not distract from the essence of the movie, which is the pleasure and occasional stress of hanging out with like-minded girlfriends as you ease your way toward adulthood.
Fresh: It is an impressive feature directing debut, with Banks handling the high-octane chaos of "Pitch" with almost perfect aplomb.
Rotten: Ethnic cliches abound, college comes off as a free sleepaway camp, and the simple wonders of unaccompanied singing are inflated to Las Vegas-style bombast.
Fresh: What we have is an update that is tighter, slicker and fine-tuned in more ways than one - no doubt music to the ears of the fans of a flowering franchise.
I loved the first film, and have watched it probably about 20 times. But this one was … mediocre at best. In fact, I had pre-ordered it and bought the soundtrack, but cancelled it after seeing it in the theatres.
Basically, the script is terrible. None of the girls have any kind of storyline, except for Becca and Amy, and maybe Hailee Stenfeld for some reason, who is forced into the story as a new Bella. In fact, most of the story is forced.
We learn nothing at all about Lilly or Cynthia Rose, they’re just kind of there, Lilly saying strange things. In fact, she had more of an arc in the first movie, where at least she broke out of her shell and rapped at the end. In this one, she’s just weird, and Cynthia Rose is just brought on to sing. There is a Latina character who … it’s almost offensive, the way she is portrayed. Everything is this ridiculous stereotype of her getting into the country and being deported, and being traded for a chicken “back in my country.” Watching it literally made me sour a bit on Elizabeth Banks, that she could have let this garbage hit the screen, as producer and director. And star, who has to put up with more offensive lines from her Acapella fellow announcer, who is way worse than in the first film.
Oh, and the boys are just shoehorned in, and have accepted their roles as Acca-second bananas to the Bellas. Benji has a sort of romance with Hailee Steinfeld that borders on the creepy, not helped by the fact that he no longer looks boyish, while she plays young.
So the good? Becca’s storyline as an intern is okay, and Amy gets a real romance with bumper. The final performance is okay.
In a nutshell, I’ll probably never watch it again, and I’m not sure I’m hoping for part 3, only if it recaptures the magic.
I saw this in theaters yesterday and I was blown away! It was definitely a little more crude, but it was hilarious everyone in the theater was laughing and having a good time! I preordered so I could watch it again ASAP!!! I left the theater VERY satisfied.Its a must-see.
I am a big fan of the first one. They opened with one hysterically funny scene and that was it. It became hard to watch — this falls into that large pile of sequels that shouldn’t have been. No real story, music wasn’t half as good as the first and the laughs were very few and very far between.
- Pitch Perfect 2 (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)
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