Starring: Anna Kendrick, Brittany Snow, Rebel Wilson
Director: Trish Sie
Runtime: 1 hour, 33 minutes
Comedy | Musical | 2017
Pitch Perfect should have stopped after the first movie. Yes, it was a sensation, but all you greedy people need to just know when to stop. The second movie only redeemed itself for an “okay” rating because I loved the music chosen for all the groups to sing. I mean, you can’t really go wrong with Sir Mix-a-Lot. But this third movie, it has no redeeming qualities at all.
The ladies are all unhappy with their adults lives and want to sing together again. So they join the USO tour, where there is a competition to become DJ Khaled’s intro act. But alas, the acapella group just can’t compete with all the bands using instruments.
All the characters are their typical selves. Nothing has changed much. Even Elizabeth Banks and John Michael Higgins are there to make a documentary about the Bellas.
They tried to throw me for a loop with a twist plot change that involves an explosion. Didn’t work. They tried to throw in some romance with Chloe and the dude from the National Guard (he also stars in Star Crossed, which I’m still a little upset only got one season). That too fell short for me. That one scene was really hard to watch.
The music chosen just didn’t do anything for me either. There really wasn’t that much singing anyway. Nothing was even remotely exciting about this film, but honestly I didn’t expect much from this film. Got to finish watching the trilogy right? Can’t just leave one… well, I guess I did that for the Divergent series, but that’s a different story.
The way they ended the film, with a documentary style montage over the last three films was the only thing I didn’t hate. Brought back memories of hanging with all my sisters back in college and making memories. Plus the montage included a lot of oops moments (disguised as real character happenings) from the actresses so it was fairly funny. I’m giving this third and hopefully last (it seemed that way from the ending) a “Hated It” rating. (1/5).
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