Joel's 100 Films in 2015: Pitch Perfect 2

30. Pitch Perfect 2

Watched 8/29/15

It's more of the same. But if you liked it once why not get another helping?

Also, Elizabeth Banks is my hero. She's funny, an incredibly gifted actor, sexy as hell, and now here an executive producer and director.

Good for her and good for us. Can't wait to see what she does next.

I really enjoyed the first film, it was (other than the puke scene) a breath of fresh air. I found the music entertaining and pretty snap-worthy, and the commentary from Banks and John Michael Higgins is worth the price of admission alone.

All of that same stuff is here. New songs, a few fresh faces, a new set of complications for our characters to overcome, but it's not the refreshing new take that its predecessor was, I hate to dock the movie for what it can't be, but I have a bit, I suppose.

4 stars