Thursday, May 7, 2015

Film Review - Pitch Perfect 2 (2015)

Pitch Perfect 2 is directed by Elizabeth Banks who also stars in the film and it continues the tale of the Borden Bellas the Acapella singing group but when a presidential celebration goes wrong the group finds itself suspended and to reclaim its title it has to square off with the German championship group the Das Audio Machine.

I was keen to see film before going in primarily because of Banks being in the director's chair and her work as both Effie Trinket in the Hunger Games and as Wildstyle in the Lego Movie had impressed me so could she deliver the goods in the captain's chair?

Actually she did though I think she is let down somewhat by average script material as I primarily thought this film was okay but before I do delve into that I want to talk about what I did like and that is Anna Kendrick's Beca, Kendrick is a fantastic screen talent as she pours her heart and soul into her work and like in the first film I liked watching her character, Rebel Wilson was a lot better here than she was in the first film and I did like Halle Stenfeld as well as the musical numbers and some of the jokes plus Katey Sagal shows up and who doesn't love seeing Leela again.

But the jokes are what killed this film for me as so many of them were basically about female anatomy and certain manoevers and I have to say that I didn't find it all that funny and in some instances I began to feel uncomfortable watching those jokes but the girls sitting around me in my session ate it up, they loved it and as a result I began to feel when I walked out of it that this movie just wasn't for me which is a shame as I like Banks and Kendrick enormously.

But I do not feel disappointed with this movie like I did with Avengers Age of Ultron but I feel more that this film is not for me or for a male audience for the most part this is strictly a girls night out at the cinema and they are who I recommend this film to, 2 out of 5.

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