The bitches, pardon me, “Pitches” are back for round 2! After completely embarrassing themselves in front of the President of the United States, the Barden Bellas find themselves unable to compete in any more a capella competitions. Somehow they thought of a way in which things can maybe get better for them. The Bellas will have to compete in a global tournament so they can stay together as a group and tour. This doesn’t sound all that bad because of the fact that they are awesome at what they do, but keep in mind they are competing against the entire world for this. Becca (Anna Kendrick), Chloe (Brittany Snow) and the rest of the gang are all back trying to figure out what they want with their lives and trying to fight to keep this ever so popular, Barden Bellas team alive.
Alright, it’s now round 2 for the Barden Bellas and they come back with Pitch Perfect 2 in full swing. Let me start off by saying that this movie is not very much different from the first one. My whole thing with the first one was that I enjoyed it before it became popular with the whole world. To me, the first movie became more annoying at that point because everyone was talking about it nonstop. I will say that even though this movie was just like the first one, I still really enjoyed it because if you have seen the first one, you know that all the musical performances are awesome. The upbeat and entertaining music are what make that as good as it is. This is a goofy movie, like the first, but is still very enjoyable.
I really have to hand it to Elizabeth Banks. For her directing debut, she really pulled this one-off and it worked out very well for her. Her and John Michael Higgins are probably my favorite characters from the first movie and they act the same way in this movie with their very subtle humor. The acting we see in Pitch Perfect 2 is just as good as it was in the first. Anna Kendrick is great in pretty much everything she is in and this is a perfect example of how good she really is. Rebel Wilson, who is an all-time character favorite for most people from these movies is awesome. She uses her same humor and we even see her fool around a little bit with Adam DeVine again. The whole scene with David Cross is hilarious and he made the Rip-off scene hysterical. He is a really funny guy and I liked that he had a small role in this.
While Pitch Perfect 2 is pretty much the same movie as the first one, it is still a movie that everyone will still enjoy. I still have to say that it was not better than the first one, mainly because that was a huge shock to everyone when it came out. This movie seems like it tries way too hard to compare with the first one, but still works out in the long run because of the powerful musical numbers and great humor that we see. Pitch Perfect 2 really does well with trying to compete with the original, but really just can not do it. Even though the first movie was better, Pitch Perfect 2 still does a great job at entertaining its fans from the first one and just anyone who wants to watch it.
Overall, Pitch Perfect 2 really does not do much else to be different from the first one, but still provides entertaining musical numbers and some great humor. This is one you should check out sometime.
Grade= B (Good)