Pitch Perfect 2 perfectly matches pitch with first movie

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“Pitch Perfect 2” reunites the Barden Bellas (Anna Kendrick, Rebel Wilson, Brittany Snow) and picks up a new addition (Hailee Steinfeld).

Riko Pratt, Features Editor

Pitch Perfect 2, sequel to Pitch Perfect and directorial debut for cast member Elizabeth Banks brought more laughs, more music and wide arrangement of cameos.

The movie starring Anna Kendrick, Rebel Wilson, Brittany Snow and Skylar Astin takes place a few years after the first ended. Main character Beca (Kendrick) and her a Capella group, the Barden Bellas have dominated the competition the last couple years. Now they are seniors and have the prestigious honor of singing to the president.

Things don’t work out as planned and Fat Amy (Wilson) shows more than expected. Due to their tragic performance, the Bellas are kicked out the collegiate a Capella association.

The only to get back in is to win the World Championship of a Capella and beat the infamous German group, Das Sound Machine.
The Bellas then realize that they must work together and become closer as a group to achieve their goal.

The movie has a few side plots as well. Beca is growing closer to her goal to become a music producer and lands an internship. Her romance with Jesse (Astin) wasn’t brought up as much as it could have been. Nonetheless it was still there.
The movie also brought in a new but important character, Emily Junk (Hailee Steinfeld) a freshman who comes to Barden with the sole purpose of joining the Bellas as her mother did when she attended.

As for the other characters, many cameos appeared throughout the movie including the Green Bay Packers, Pentatonix and the cast of the The Voice just to name a few.

The overall direction of the film had a great structure. Everything was necessary and it was sequenced perfectly. The music featured a wide variety of hits that are sure to accommodate everyone and each star brought their A-game.

The jokes were funnier, the performances were bigger and the outcome was even greater than expected. Though the first movie was fantastic, the sequel had much more to offer and there is not a single scene that won’t give the audience a good laugh.