I fiiiiiinnnnnnnnnnally got to watch Pitch Perfect 3! Yes I know I am a LASTMA in this case, tell me something else I don’t know. But maybe my subconscious just knew I would be disappointed, that’s why it connived with the universe to keep me away from the heart wrenching experience since last year. As a music aficionado, I decided to go against the better judgement of the universe to see the movie and honestly I wished I didn’t, because now the Pitch Perfect Picture I have on my mind is indelibly re-engineered to something else, something scary and I feel someone needs to be jailed for scarring my sweet acca-memories.
I don’t know what the director, Trish Sie and the writers Kay Cannon and Mike White were trying to achieve, but the movie for me was not only bad , it was a disaster! Sadly, it seems they have obviously run out of ideas. Though it was good, I don’t think a Pitch Perfect 2 was even needed, but a Pitch Perfect 3 was totally uncalled for. The effort to bring the movie to global stardom even with the inclusion of DJ Khaled did nothing but sink it more for me, because I thought his lines were so lame. Who wrote them though and his delivery was so… aaaaaargggh! Now I’m getting angry! This is so painful because this was a movie I loved.
Gail (Elizabeth Banks) and John (John Michael Higgins) just took the movie from bad to worse and they messed up the whole movie for me; from their opening scene tailing Beca to the final one; each time they appeared it was a breath of bad air. I am not a movie critic, so I’m simply just speaking my mind. The plot wasn’t well thought out, neither was much thought put into the dexterity and delivery of the lines. Nobody asked for action scenes, what we want is awesome Acca-MUSIC! That is what made us fall in love with the very first installment. The storyline that introduced Fat-Amy’s dad and his display of foolery just makes me want to pull out my imaginary hair.
The inability of the movie proponents to give life and depth to many of the characters is so tepid, they simply came out of nowhere and leap into the scenes making a big mumbo jumbo of lifeless characters. How will all of them have jobs they hate? Not even one of them is on the ‘press for progress’ living the dream path? The goals outlined for the girls gearing towards the climax of the movie are just so unrealistic and unrelatable; who wants to be a birthing coach? You can’t even merge that with her character (Aubrey Posen).
Now at the very end, when Beca (Anna Kendrick) is chosen to open for DJ Khaled and she invites the whole Bella group on stage to join her; it would have been better if there was a repeat of what happened at the riff-off scene by her calling all the other groups on stage including EverMoist to do one final group song and bow out in grand style heralding the team spirit they earlier tried so much to sell to the audience. I am even surprised it got a 31% rating on RottenTomatoes, because left to me, I would give it a 20%, or maybe 22% at the most.
Pitch Perfect 3 strains to recapture the magic that helped the original spawn a franchise, but ends up sending this increasingly unnecessary trilogy out on a low note.
– Critics Consensus from Rotten Tomatoes
I love the main cast though, and by main cast, I mean the girls; Beca Mitchell (Anna Kendrick), Patricia “Fat Amy” Hobart (Rebel Wilson), Chloe Beale (Brittany Snow), Aubrey Posen (Anna Camp), Emily Junk (Hailee Steinfeld), Cynthia Rose Adams (Ester Dean), Lilly Onakuramara / Esther (Hana Mae Lee), Jessica Smith (Kelley Jakle), Ashley Jones (Shelley Regner), Florencia “Flo” Fuentes (Chrissie Fit) and Stacie Conrad (Alexis Knapp). I am so sorry they did this to you all, but let me exercise some restraints, because if I continue this, I might just start hurling insults at the producers, so I will end it here.
Have a wonderful Friday people! I hope you all have a stupendously awesome weekend.
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