Pitch Perfect 2 – aca-awesome!

Posted on 28 May 2015
By Becky Hayes
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If I had to describe Pitch Perfect 2 in a word it would just have to be ‘aca-awesome!’

The film takes place three years after the events of the first one, but in all honesty you don’t
have to have watched the first film to understand and enjoy this one. It follows the story of the Barden-Bellas; an acappella group with the majority of its members soon to be graduating.

After an embarrassing mistake in one of their performances they become a nationwide laughing-stock and are banned from competing in any American showcases. As a result they’re put under a lot of ridicule and pressure and decide to start training to compete in the acappella world tournament instead, to prove their worth.

However, this is easier said than done. The Bellas have had a huge confidence-knock and with a new rival group to deal with as well, the odds are seemingly stacked against them.

Throughout the film we watch the Bellas essentially fall apart, before building themselves back up again. Add to the mix a whole lot of humour and some amazing song-choices and Pitch Perfect 2 really does have it all. Some of the humour is extremely dry and might even cross the line of ‘things you really shouldn’t say’, but it’s delivered in a way that only the Pitch Perfect franchise could get away with.

Alongside the funny dialogue and showy song-numbers, I found that the film did have a more serious aspect to it than the first one. It showed the struggles some students face if they don’t know what to do in their life once they graduate, and the importance of friends you have made along the way. This was all summed up nicely by main character Beca when she told the rest of the girls ‘when I look back on this, I won’t remember the performing and competing, I’m gonna remember you weirdos.’ I think most people can probably relate to this, whether it be in high school, college or university.

Overall I think Pitch Perfect 2 is a definite film to go and watch. The humour throughout is brilliant and it’s one of those films that just makes you feel happy. I think it easily surpassed the first film in terms of plot, and I enjoyed every second of it.