KATIE PICKRELL//KELSEY PHARIS//CONNER DAVIS
“Pitch Perfect 2: We’re Back Pitches” is the perfect sequel to an already hilarious movie. The use of different celebrities in order to increase the cast was so perfect and the Green Bay Packers will have any fan talking for days over Clay Matthews’ performance.
The infamous Fat Amy (played by Rebel Wilson) is able to once again keep the crowd laughing as she continues to have witty jokes and an interesting love interest in ex-a cappella singer Bumper. Amy first kicks off the movie by flashing none other than the president of the United States.
After completely ruining the reputation of the Bellas, Beca (Anna Kendrick) and her girls must work their way back to fame and avoid their demise by doing the impossible: Winning the world a cappella competition.
Of course, this is no easy feat and each character has their own personal prerogative outside of the competition. The struggle that is so comically highlighted shows the Bellas attempting to work together to better the group and allow the legacy to continue.
Along with trying to fix the problems within their own group, the Bellas also have to compete against the German team, Das Sound Machine. This gives a new opponent for the team to face and it is no doubt that the constant bickering between the two of them is possibly one of the best parts of the movie.
With the introduction of a new character, Emily (played by Hailee Steinfeld), who writes her own music and is a “Bella Legacy,” a new dimension is added to a cappella as she is able to bring her own creativity to the table at the world championships.
As far as the soundtrack goes, Pitch Perfect 2 not only met, but surpassed the prequel in impressiveness. The score featured not only the fictional a cappella group, but also notable figures of the music industry such as Snoop Dogg and Pentatonix. Overall, the soundtrack topped the album charts at No. 1 with over 3.3 million streams over the week the film opened.
The worst part of the movie was the line to get in. Theaters flooded with fans who were eager to watch the sequel to one of their favorite films. Just during the opening weekend, the movie reeled in over $70 million. Overall, the have gained over $83.5 million on a film that had a budget only $29 million.
All in all, the movie is beyond deserving of five out of five stars. It’s possibly one of the best films of the year so far in 2015, filled with laughs and a remarkably impressive plot line.