Pitch Perfect 2 may not be as fresh as its predecessor; nevertheless, these Barden Bellas can still harmonize their tap-dancing tunes.
The 2012 a cappella comedy hit all of the right notes and shot forward to a zangy sequel. This surprise smash of 2012 gave the audience a film where they can laugh and sing along. Pitch Perfect 2 is a spirited sequel that may not have the same sass and attitude as its predecessor, but have no fear because the fabulous cast (Anna Kendrick, Rebel Wilson, Hailee Steinfeld, Brittany Snow, Alexis Knapp, Hana Mae Lee, Ester Dean, Chrissie Fit, Kelley Jakle, and Shelley Regner) is here to up lift the film.
After a humiliating command performance at Lincoln Center, the Barden Bellas decide to redeem themselves by entering an international competition. Winning this contest will propel the Barden Bellas to regain their status as musical performers. Beca (Kendrick), fat Amy (Wilson) and the gang, now seniors, are also dealing with career issues. This glee-style comedy hits and misses certain jokes, but the Barden Bellas keep the film going. However, the real MVP’s in this sequel goes to both Steinfeld and director Elizabeth Banks. Steinfeld’s performance is vibrant and pure gold, while Banks shows off her directorial debut. So sit back and sing along to some good summer a cappella fun.
Pitch Perfect 2 is rated PG-13 (Parents Strongly Cautioned). For innuendo and language.