Pitch Perfect 2
Pitch Perfect 2 sees the Bellas suspended from many a capella activities due to a mishap that took place while performing for the President of the United States. In true Pitch Perfect form, it is completely blown out of proportion and the girls are punished for a mistake – although, Amy, next time wear underwear. Haha, enough said there.
However, their suspension does not prevent them from performing at Worlds and this is what we see them preparing for. If they win Worlds then they get reinstated. (I personally think John Smith, the a capella commentator should be suspended for being incredibly offensive.) In amongst all the preparation for Worlds, there is budding romance, friendships and the dilemmas that come with: What will I do after graduation?
Just like the first movie, I found the second hilarious at times; sometimes it is just so ridiculous – maybe too ridiculous – but I couldn’t help but laugh. (Rebel Wilson cracks me up laughing.) But what I really liked was the friendship. There are struggles and fears come to the surface which gets in the way and causes a little friction, but ultimately it is about their love for one another. There is a camp fire scene that I found really touching and the last song and performance at Worlds was really sweet.
All in all, I enjoyed this movie.
4 out of 5 stars.
The Grand Budapest Hotel
So, every once in a while, I will buy a movie that I hope to like but sadly do not. This time it was The Grand Budapest Hotel. The Grand Budapest Hotel focuses on a hotel during the time that M. Gustave (Ralph Fiennes) worked there and the adventures that went on.
Let me begin with what I liked about this movie. Firstly, I admired the artistry. I may not have loved this movie, but I can appreciate art when I see it. I suppose “Grand” in the title is quite apt, as there is something grand about this movie. The visual aspect of the movie was beautifully done.
Secondly, Fiennes performance. His performance was my favourite; I feel as though he acted this role extremely well. Throughout this movie you will see a number of well known actors and actresses pop up – there’s quite an assemble.
Thirdly, there’s baked goods. Yes, that’s right. There’s a baker and baked goodies. Yum!
The main thing that bothered me with this movie is the plot, I think. I found myself getting bored at times and I don’t know…I just found it a little silly. I just didn’t get it, I suppose.
Visually beautiful but sadly disappointing as a whole.
3 out of 5 stars.