Not long ago, I watched the original Pitch Perfect. I thought it was good, but certainly nothing amazing in my book. I did hear the sequel wasn’t quite as good (as sequels often are) as the original, but how much did quality drop here. Was I still going to like the 2nd Pitch Perfect?
The movie takes place about three years after the events of the first movie. The Barden Bellas have gotten so popular that they are even able to perform for President Barack Obama on his birthday. Though during the end, Fat Amy has a “problem” with her clothing and everyone sees far too much. The college is absolutely horrified and embarrassed by what happened and decides to pretty much stall any progress for the Barden Bellas. They have a bunch of new rules which limits competition, and they can’t even recruit new members. However they are given a challenge that if they win a world competition (hosted in Denmark) then they will get their rights back.
Their main rivals in the world are Germany’s Das Sound Machine led by a “perfect” woman named Kommissar. When they first clash in practice rounds, they just don’t hold up to par. To make matters worse, team leader Beca Mitchell is more worried about rising through the ranks of her new internship since she’ll be graduating college soon anyway. Their only hope is the new girl Emily (who was able to became a Bella through a loophole) who writes her own original music instead of doing a cover of popular music.
Overall I will say Pitch Perfect 2 is about the same as the first, perhaps a little worse. The humor is worse than the 2nd film but the music and character relationships are better though so it kind of evens things out for me.