I didn’t watch the first one until about 2 weeks ago when I got an invite to a private screening of the sequel. Admittedly, I was one of those people who thought this movie was just another dumb comedy—Glee in feature film format—and until it’s on Netflix and I have nothing else to watch, I wasn’t planning on seeing it in theaters.
A couple times prior to receiving the invite for the sequel, a colleague of mine had raved about it. So, when I got the invite I immediately forwarded it to her, and thought why not? To prepare for the sequel, my man and found Pitch Perfect on On Demand, and we were both delightfully surprised and thoroughly enjoyed it.
The arrangements are stellar, the jokes are smart—it’s like what every major network is trying to do with their sitcoms all packaged into one big fat all-american-diversity-sing-along-girl-power-inspirational-laugh-fest-cupcake-party. Needless to say, we were looking forward to the sequel. I didn’t really know how much better it could get, but I certainly looked forward to another two hours packed with fabulous arrangements of songs we all love—or those that are at least nostalgic—great performances, and some laughs.
I think it’s not often that a sequel blows your mind—but this sequel did just that. It had everything the first one did, amplified to the next degree, and finishes with the classic Hollywood happy ending that makes you smile silly, slightly teary eyed, and ready to conquer the world.
The music supervisors, producers, and arrangers did an awesome job, but what impressed me the most was that every a capella arrangement and performance was truly all done a capella, and with NO AUTO TUNE. The cast even had to go to a capella boot camp. Learning that fact just took this movie to a whole other level for me. I have officially jumped on the pitch train, and so should you.
BIG LOVE & HUGS