Movie: Pitch Perfect 2
My Rating: 5 stars
I loved everything about this movie, and I’m not ashamed to admit it. The music, the dancing, the raunchy humor—it was perfect. You guys know I’m a sucker for these competition movies—hip-hop battle dancing, cheerleading competitions, you name it. Heck, I’d even watch just about any challenge as long as it’ll save the children’s community center from evil property developers, or get an aspiring dancer from a rough neighborhood into a super exclusive academy for the arts. And, this movie combines two of these activities in one, serving up a capella singing and wild choreography. It’s spectacular! You’ve never seen so many sequins and black mesh.
But, what really sets this movie apart from all those other treasures that I love so much is that this movie actually has a sense of humor. (Honestly, it’s not really in the same category at all). I do love how self-serious those dance-off movies can be. It’s very endearing. But, I also enjoy some good, rude jokes. Pitch Perfect 1 was a comedy, and I really liked it. But, this second installment keeps the jokes coming so fast, you almost don’t have enough time to stop laughing before the next one comes flying at you. And, they’re totally demented. Plus, you’ll love all the cameos that different comedians make. I especially loved that Youtuber, Flula Borg plays one of the main antagonists in the story—a performer from German team, Das Sound Machine.
Yeah, most of the jokes are really dumb. A lot of them are pretty hacky, and some are a little behind the times. (I think we’ve moved beyond using homosexuality as a punch line). But, I was still laughing through the whole movie. It’s not like you’d ever go into this thing expecting fine culture. When I wasn’t laughing I was trying to stop myself from dancing in my seat. I didn’t want to be that jerk, kicking the seat in front of me at the theater. But, I apologize for nothing.
I think you should probably see this movie. It really is a good time—perfect for Summer frivolity. But, use your judgment. I told you the movie was raunchy. And, the jokes really do get pretty rude. So, don’t call me up afterward and ask how a good daughter could have sent her mother to such a naughty movie. You made your own decisions, Mom. But, if you have a light heart and an easy laugh, go ahead.