I was honestly surprised by how much I liked the first Pitch Perfect. The story was better than I expected, the songs were all little earworms that burrowed their way into my brain, and it was anchored by the adorable and wonderful Anna Kendrick.
A sequel was inevitable. It couldn’t not happen. And thus, Pitch Perfect 2 was born!
Let’s get this out of the way up front: the plot is whatever. It’s stupid. It’s sort of gimmicky and kind of a forced way to get the gang back together. But no one’s going to see a movie like Pitch Perfect 2 because of the plot. You’re going to see the movie because it’s fun and the songs and performances are catchy. All those boxes are checked here.
Also, the film is overflowing with cameos and special guests. Why are the Green Bay Packers competing in an underground lip sync battle that’s hosted by David Cross? I have no idea! But it’s fun to see Clay Matthews and company shed their NFL demeanors and just go for it.
Pitch Perfect 2 isn’t as good of a movie as the first, but it may be more fun. (I haven’t seen the first in a while, so don’t quote me on that. Or go ahead and quote me. Get my name out there!) If you’re reading a review for Pitch Perfect 2, you’re the type of person who won’t outright refuse to see this type of movie. As such, I can say that for you, oh reader of this review, Pitch Perfect 2 is worth your time!