today during class something happened. My friend got there late and so missed the beginning of it so, once she…
Get pitch slapped.
College student Beca knows she does not want to be part of a clique, but that's exactly where she finds herself after arriving at her new school. Thrust in among mean gals, nice gals and just plain weird gals, Beca finds that the only thing they have in common is how well they sing together. She takes the women of the group out of their comfort zone of traditional arrangements and into a world of amazing harmonic combinations in a fight to the top of college music competitions.
I have a weakness for singing movies.
And Anna Kendrick gives me a boner.
I need help, I think I’m turning into a teenage girl! First I enjoyed Warm Bodies and now I’ve warmed to the a cappella charms of Pitch Perfect. From the marketing and trailers I was expecting an excruciating two-hour long episode of Glee and, in some ways that is what I got, but rather than making me want to throw things at the television screen in disgust I became invested in the story about a group of collegiate a cappella misfits who try to win the regional finals.
Even after the closing credits had finished rolling I’m still not quite sure why I liked this film as it features so many elements that would normally have me running in the…
Never thought I'd watch this.
Never thought I'd actually kind of enjoy it, either...
It just wasn't for me, as I had predicted. The film itself is a walking cliché and none of the characters are even remotely developed. And (spoiler) I love how the lead actor just accepts that Beca didn't really learn from her mistakes and just had to reference The Breakfast Club to win him over. I honestly felt bad for the guy, but oh well (end of spoiler). But hey, when that woman is Anna Kendrick, I guess you can't blame the guy. Okay, maybe a little.
The music wasn't as auto-tuned as I expected it to be and the characters are fun. But when they tried to be "hip", either with the song choices or the stereotypes, it just…
Review In A Nutshell:
Pitch Perfect is a travesty. An Acapella based musical that banks on the success and "creativity" of Glee. A film that is so lazy in telling an original story that every single step along the way, except for Fat Amy's big reveal during the confession, was predicted.
Characters are so identifiably cliche, that I wasn't able to care for any of their problems whatsoever.
The songs are just painful to the ears; thinking that contemporary pop songs and mixing them with classic pop songs would blend perfectly when executed through an Acapella approach. Maybe I just hate remixing original songs because it demonstrate laziness in creating profit; which is what this film is.
I am so…
Acca-believe it, Pitch Perfect is pretty funny.
As the lazy, gross-out, and quite frankly shit, juggernaut of comedies keeps rolling these days, this is a welcome breakthrough.
It mostly works. It puts a new spin into the generic High School movie story, the songs are great, and its pretty humerous when the fat one is on screen.
Not quite Spinal Tap, but still acca-pretty decent.
Okay but this is the greatest movie.
i have a toner
"You know David Guetta?"
Lines like that should make anyone who listens to much music outside of the mainstream (or really, any) cringe, but it's an excellent indication of this movie's target audience: white girls between the ages of 14 and 20-something who think that because Miley Cyrus isn't their favorite artist they have some kind of enlightened taste.
Seriously, shouldn't the fact that a wanna-be producer who prides herself on being different and has tattoos and multiple ear piercings not only listening to "Titanium" and "Bulletproof" but apparently being unaware that those songs are extremely popular be sexist? I'm not saying it is, but if we flipped genders here, I bet a lot more people would be immediately face-palming…
I was clearly not this movie's target demographic. The mean girl jokes were tired and boring. The singing was cool, but the whole storyline was, meh.
i am a sucker for song/dance movies, "sorry."
There are 2 movies in Pitch Perfect:
1) A sappy, campy melodrama with immature lame jokes, body image jokes, jew jokes, and vomit jokes - targeted to the teenage girl demographic. A-ca-scuse me?
2) A decent romantic comedy with a great music soundtrack
I can't recall another movie where I absolutely hated it for the first half, and rather enjoyed it by the end.
For those who saw the movie, shouldn't the final audition song have been "Don't You (Forget About Me)" from The Breakfast Club soundtrack? Missed opportunity.
Aca-fuck this movie
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