Pitch Perfect 3

2017-12-22 09:01

What it's about:

After the highs of winning the World Championships, the Bellas find themselves split apart and discovering there aren’t job prospects for making music with your mouth. But when they get the chance to reunite for an overseas USO tour, this group of awesome nerds will come together to make some music, and some questionable decisions, one last time.

What we thought:

So, The Bellas are back. But to be honest, they really shouldn’t be. In an attempt to bid farewell to the franchise and the fans, Pitch Perfect 3 ends up making a fool of itself and its cast members.

Trying to follow in the footsteps of the first two films, which lets face it, was quite enjoyable, the third instalment just doesn’t get it right. The storylines are over the top and non-sensical,  the music is average and to be honest, the actors look quite bored with it all.

The film starts off with showing The Bellas in their real-life jobs after they’ve left college, and surprise surprise, it’s not going well. They’re all unhappy and jump at the chance of a reunion when Emily (Hailee Steinfeld), who is now a senior at college, invites them to a performance by the current Bellas. They arrive thinking they were invited to perform, but alas, they were just invited to watch. After reminiscing about the good old days, Aubrey (Anna Camp) comes up with a plan for The Bellas to once again perform together on stage.

They join a USO tour performing for troops which is also a competition against the other bands on the tour to score an opening slot and a record deal with DJ Khaled. I mean, how perfect?! While they’re competing on this battle of the bands tour, another storyline rears its ugly head in the form of John Lithgow showing up as Fat Amy’s criminal dad. And not giving too much away, this ends up in The Bellas becoming action stars as they get kidnapped.

Predictably The Bellas don’t fare that well during the competition as they are competing against bands with actual instruments. DJ Khaled’s right hand man Theo (Guy Burnet) tells Beca DJ Khaled wants to offer her a record deal, but only her, and not The Bellas. So, of course she says no, I mean “if you want to sign one if us, then you have to sign all of us”, right?

You know the rest. Cue soppy happy but very underwhelming ending. If you were a fan of the previous two films, then maybe just maybe this will be tolerable. But if you didn’t like it that much, then rather stay away from this confusing mess of a film; you won’t be missing anything.

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