CINEMA REVIEW: Pitch Perfect 2 (12A)

MUSICAL COMEDY ... Pitch Perfect 2 is showing now at Cineworld Boldon.
MUSICAL COMEDY ... Pitch Perfect 2 is showing now at Cineworld Boldon.
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THE sequel to musical comedy Pitch Perfect is aca-mazing!

The Barden Bellas are back with another hilarious offering that’s tuned to perfection.

Following on from their success in 2012’s first offering, the a cappella group has been invited to perform for the President of the United States.

Prestigious indeed, but an unfortunate wardrobe malfunction sees Fat Amy (Rebel Wilson) unwittingly expose herself at the event.

The Bellas reputation is left in tatters and they’re stripped of their title and victory tour, being replaced by European champions, Das Sound Machine, from Germany.

In a bid to fight their way back to the top, the Bellas head to the world championships to take on their German counterparts and other groups from around the globe.

Anna Kendrick leads the cast impeccably as Beca in this hilarious comedy romp.

I laughed continuously throughout the film as the Bellas fought to save their group and at the risqué and comically-inappropriate commentary of a cappella blog hosts John (John Michael Higgins) and Gail (Elizabeth Banks).

The characters have really developed since the first film and by now they feel like old friends.

Watching their mishaps and misdemeanours unfold as they plan for a future after college is a sheer delight.

I can’t wait to get it on DVD so I can sing along at home – where no one else can hear my out-of-tune warblings.

What I wasn’t expecting was to be so moved by the film, but the passion and determination of the characters and their will to overcome adversity really did get to me.

Musical performances in the film are outstanding and eccentric. I can’t wait to get it on DVD so I can sing along at home – where no one else can hear my out-of-tune warblings.

With the exception of newbie Emily (Hailee Steinfield), the Bellas all graduate from college, leaving an uncertainty around the possibility of a Pitch Perfect 3.

But there’s still hope – they continued Glee after most of the original cast left for college – and more from the Pitch Perfect gang would definitely be welcomed.

There’s also a fantastic cameo from rapper Snoop Dogg.

The film is sure to be a smash hit.

Pitch Perfect 2 is out now. See it at Cineworld Boldon. Click here to book tickets.

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