To be honest, I don't mind the first Pitch Perfect movie. While I may not be the target demographic, it was a pretty entertaining movie. It's not one I felt like rewatching and it's not one I have ever rewatched, but for what it was, I liked it. It was decent. When it came to Pitch Perfect 2, there was something about the trailers that just made it appear all too familiar, not to mention somewhat unfunny. I was hesitant going in, but also a bit curious. Curious to see if maybe it had the charm of the first film. Pitch Perfect 2 is yet another example of a film I misjudged too early. This seems to be happening an awful lot lately. Maybe I should just get excited for everything. Or maybe not. After all, I did just watch Fifty Shades of Grey today and no way was I excited for that.
While she steals the spotlight, she doesn't hog it. Most of the other cast members have their moments too. Anna Kendrick's character gets the most development, even if some of her character development feels forced at times. Her jokes aren't nearly as funny as Wilson's, but there are some that really work and it's these ones that become a standout. The rest of her screen time is, well, not quite as entertaining, to say the least.
On top of that, the film itself is one ginormous mess. The plot is all over the place, introducing plot lines that are tossed away just a few scenes later. Even the main storyline gets forgotten at one point, the film completely shifting gears. It becomes over complicated and completely convoluted, and this most definitely should not be the case. It's a Pitch Perfect movie. I don't want to left behind with the story. That's not how this series is meant to work.