Pitch Perfect, a movie about a Capella and how could it can get in college to state competitions. Think dancing themed movies, add a bit of Glee influence, loads of beautiful a Capella voices and young folks, and there you have the movie screening I just caught tonight. Courtesy of ChurpChurp, I had the opportunity to catch this movie screening before it opens in Malaysian cinemas on the 15th November 2012.
|Pitch Perfect 2012 Movie Review|
Released more than a month back overseas, it's good to know that we are getting it in Malaysia too, albeit a bit later. Now I'm a real big fan of music, and rhythmic stuff, be it games, songs, or movies hence I did not miss out the chance when invited to catch the screening of Pitch Perfect.
|My screening tickets for Pitch Perfect|
The premise of Pitch Perfect revolves mainly around a Capella competitions, with the main cast consisting of college students from Barden College. We have "The Bellas", an all-girl a Capella group which failed rather miserably at a previous finals, when Aubrey (Anna Camp), got sick from the pressure and literally puked all over the stage.
|The main lead Beca from The Bellas|
Fast forward four months, and we see ourselves with an all-new group of The Bellas consisting of mostly freshies save for the seniors Aubrey and Chloe (Brittany Snow). Together they prepare themselves for another shot at fame and glory fighting against some really cool other a Capella groups, namely the Treble Makers, an all-boy champion group.
|And here we have the Treble Makers, championship a Capella holder|
What made the difference this time around was the myriad of talents in the new Bellas group, most notably would be the really awesome Beca (Anna Kendrick) who is an expert in mixing up songs aka DJ style. It was a good thing she had a really good voice too, and was recruited soon after into the all-girls group.
|Aubrey and Chloe greeting Beca during the freshies activities fair to find new talents|
One thing led to another, and soon we found our girl-group transforming themselves into this superb a Capella group Way better than their predecessors,there were multiple hiccups along the way as Aubrey was adamant to maintain their old-style of singing which was no longer relevant. Along the way, we get to see the antics of various other Bellas group members, one of which really cracked me up, Fat Amy (Rebel Wilson) who is no stranger to sex and crude jokes.
|Fat Amy from The Bellas doing her thing on stage|
Overall, I pretty much enjoyed this movie. Even though the plot was virtually non-existence and it was really predictable, I must say I liked the ride through. Probably it was due to the sweet a Capella singing from the cast members. The music and songs were sung really well, and coupled with the different antics of the various members, Pitch Perfect is a pretty good watch if you're into musical movies. All in all, I would probably give this a 6/10 for it's cast, and nice music.
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