Last weekend my sister-in-law and I made a day date and went to see Pitch Perfect 2. We both loved the first one, and we love most things singing related so it had to be worth our time.
My initial reaction was that it was good, but not as great as the first movie. I think it is one of those things that you built the first one up so high, that it is always hard for a sequel to attain that same magic.
Don’t get me wrong, I still enjoyed my time in the theater with my large ICEE. It had some funny moments, and some great music.
I enjoyed the sentiment of closing the college chapter. I think a lot of us have been there that this is a hard transition. You have found a place you love and that you belong, and it can be hard to say goodbye to that and all the friends you made. And we all may do it differently. Hopefully we aren’t like Chloe and just avoiding it though.
I did enjoy all the cameos. I won’t spoil it for you, but some of them were pretty hilarious.
I loved that Beca and Jesse were still together. Too cute for words.
Fat Amy didn’t disappoint.
I also loved the “original” song idea, but it almost seemed very Glee-like.
I will say that I thought they could have done better on some of the other song choices. I wasn’t as awestruck as I was with the first. I think they did an awful job highlighting the Trebles-I didn’t like a single one of their numbers.
And where were Benji’s magic tricks? I can only remember him doing one! I missed his awkwardness from the first film. I understand it was a flash-forward to their senior year, and that people change, but that was honestly my favorite part of the first movie.
I also was really uncomfortable with all the “woman” hater comments from John the announcer guy. It seemed a little over the top to me.
Ok so it sounds like I am really critical of the movie.
It was funny, and it had good singing. So with a movie like this it’s about all you can ask for. I was entertained!
I may not watch this one on repeat like I did the first one though.
Have you seen Pitch Perfect 2? What were your thoughts?