​​THE WEBER MOVIE COUNTDOWN

THE WEBER MOVIE COUNTDOWN

THE GOAL FOR 2018: 200 MOVIES WATCHED BY MIDNIGHT NEW YEAR'S EVE!  (AFTER TOPPING OUT AT 194 in 2017)

CAN HE DO IT?

PITCH PERFECT 2 (2015)


#49 may be the worst film we've seen in 2015. We loved the first Pitch Perfect - adorable, funny, unexpected. PP 2 is horrible. The plot is incredibly contrived, the humor falls flat, there are barely any characterizations. I could watch Anna Kendrick stir lemonade for two hours. If only she had done that! The song performances are great but that's about it. Buy the soundtrack album. No one cared about anything here except making money on the well deserved reputation of Pitch Perfect. Pitch Perfect 2 is lazy uninspired insulting filmmaking. The only moments that work?

1) the interplay between John Michael Higgins and Elizabeth Banks (who also directed - tsk, tsk!)

2) the Green Bay Packers make an appearance - competing as an acapella group (!)

3) Snoop Dogg doing an Andy Williams-style rendition of Winter Wonderland (!)

That's it. This is as bad as any Transformers movie. I hope to God there isn't a PP 3. There is no more story to tell. There wasn't any story here (sigh).

Rant over b

TLA one-word review: miserable#49 may be the worst film we've seen in 2015. We loved the first Pitch Perfect - adorable, funny, unexpected. PP 2 is horrible. The plot is incredibly contrived, the humor falls flat, there are barely any characterizations. I could watch Anna Kendrick stir lemonade for two hours. If only she had done that! The song performances are great but that's about it. Buy the soundtrack album. No one cared about anything here except making money on the well deserved reputation of Pitch Perfect. Pitch Perfect 2 is lazy uninspired insulting filmmaking. The only moments that work?

1) the interplay between John Michael Higgins and Elizabeth Banks (who also directed - tsk, tsk!)

2) the Green Bay Packers make an appearance - competing as an acapella group (!)

3) Snoop Dogg doing an Andy Williams-style rendition of Winter Wonderland (!)

That's it. This is as bad as any Transformers movie. I hope to God there isn't a PP 3. There is no more story to tell. There wasn't any story here (sigh).

Rant over b


TLA one-word review: miserable