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Author Topic: [Movie] Pitch Perfect (1 and 2)  (Read 509 times)
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« on: October 15, 2012, 05:42:36 PM »

Normally I wouldn't bother mentioning a movie like this here, since it's probably pretty far off from the target audience, but I found myself very smitten with this one, just an all-around feel good movie.  Essentially it's similar fare to Bring it On (with a similarly strong young cast that I think we'll see a lot more of), or the first 2 seasons of Glee compacted into a movie format.  If you've watched any of The Sing Off on NBC, you'll be familiar with the A Cappella singing styles/formats, but in all honesty there isn't a lot of focus on the fact that there are no instruments (even though it's mentioned in passing many times).  There are a large number of excellent small roles, humorous cameos and Rebel Wilson is an awesome new comedic talent (hard to tell which of her lines were ad-libbed or not).  The focal point romance is fairly cliche and predictable, but very unobtrusive and very sweet.  Most importantly the music numbers are well done and use a variety of techniques and influences (from old school to rock to hip hop to "mashups").  

All in all one of the most enjoyable movies I've seen this year, and it's definitely going into my "guilty favorites" collection of movies that I can watch again and again (right alongside Bring It On).
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« Reply #1 on: October 16, 2012, 02:46:20 PM »

So this ISN'T a sequel to Pitch Black but with a more optimistic ending?
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« Reply #2 on: October 16, 2012, 05:25:05 PM »

Quote from: hepcat on October 16, 2012, 02:46:20 PM

So this ISN'T a sequel to Pitch Black but with a more optimistic ending?

Of course it is, but it's like Aliens 3 so they kill off Vin Diesel and the girl in the opening credits by having Fat Amy sit on them!!!
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« Reply #3 on: May 19, 2015, 11:20:03 PM »

Resurrect!!!

Saw PP2 this past weekend.  If you were a fan of the first (and/or a fan of Glee's first few seasons), the second is a no-brainer, everything is pretty much taken to the next level.  Plenty of good music and choreography mixed with a variety of humor.  A lot more borderline inappropriate/racist/misogynist jokes this time around, but all in good fun I guess. 

Apparently it made close to $70 million opening weekend against Mad Max, $5 million more than the original's entire theatrical run! 

As an individual movie, I still prefer the original, but this one definitely has a lot of fun, and I suspect will have lots of rewatch value.

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« Reply #4 on: May 27, 2015, 03:02:50 PM »

I need to go back and watch the first one. It was so heavily hyped at the time that when I watched it I was really underwhelmed and didn't see what the fuss was about. I have a feeling it's one of those movies that grows on you over time.
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« Reply #5 on: May 27, 2015, 11:12:36 PM »

Yeah, I really didn't enjoy the first one much at all.  Not that I generally like musicals or Glee or anything, I guess, but I remember the hype and Netflix predicting that I would rate it 4+ stars or something. 

Netflix (at least their disc side) tends to be pretty accurate with their predictions and it's rare that they miss the mark by so far.
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