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Film Review; Pitch Perfect 2 (2015)

Title: Pitch Perfect 2
Director(s): Elizabeth Banks
Writer(s): Kay Cannon, Mickey Rapkin
Main Cast: Anna Kendrick, Rebel Wilson, Hailee Steinfeld
Production Company: Universal Pictures
Country:: US
Release Date: 15th May 2015
Source: Cinema
More Info: IMDB, Rotten Tomatoes

The Bellas are back, and they are better than ever. After being humiliated in front of none other than the President of the United States of America, the Bellas are taken out of the Aca-Circuit. In order to clear their name and regain their status, the Bellas take on a seemingly impossible task: winning an International competition no American team has ever won. In order to accomplish this monumental task, they need to strengthen the bonds of friendship and sisterhood, and blow away the competition with their amazing aca-magic! With all new friends and old rivals tagging along for the trip, the Bellas can hopefully accomplish their dreams once again.

When You’re Faced

Pitch Perfect is one of those films that I could watch over and over and over again (and I do). So when it was announced that there was going to be Pitch Perfect 2, I was overjoyed. Naturally I had my doubts but essentially, I didn’t care. I loved the first film so much that nothing was going to stop me from watching the sequel. While, as I did expect, the second wasn’t anywhere near as amazing and brilliant as the first, Pitch Perfect 2 was a film that I thoroughly enjoyed and is one that I would easily be able to watch over and over and over again.

With A Battle

After years of success, the Bardon Bellas start the film with the honour of performing live in front of President Obama before it all goes wrong. This film is the story of how they plan to get back to the top and re-instate their reputation. But underneath that, it is also a story of friendship, the terrifying last year of university and not backing down when life continues to kick your backside. I loved the storyline of the film. It made me laugh, it made me cry and it made me feel hopeful. I loved that it showed all of the scary things we go through, and how strong true friendships can be. I think it had a solid plot, even when you knew exactly how it was all going to turn out in the end.

Do You Fight

One of the reasons I love Pitch Perfect is because I loved the vast majority of characters. It has a great ensemble cast and the major characters all go through really life-affirming journey’s. Pitch Perfect 2 is no different. The characters are all just at a different stage of their lives with something else to confront and overcome. I thought this was all done really well and I very much enjoyed watching it. My favourite character, in both films was Becca. I just think she is such a solid and sound character and I would so want to be her friend. I also adore Benji. He is super cute and I think he is incredible in this film, I was definitely having a mini-cheer just for him.

Or Back Down?

Both the Pitch Perfect films have a tendency to go a little OTT but I think what makes both of them so incredible is the story and characters. The films make you laugh, cringe, snort and cry and I think it’s wonderful that a film manages to evoke all of these emotions. I love that you get so emotionally invested in the story and the characters, even going so far as to feel victorious for the characters when things go there way. It is for this reason that I highly recommend both of these films. They’re fun, full of flair, and not ashamed to just let themselves go. If you want a film that is essentially cheesy but also full of heart, definitely watch Pitch Perfect and Pitch Perfect 2.

Four Stars


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