After the highs of winning the world championships, the Bellas find themselves split apart and discovering there aren’t job prospects for making music with your mouth. But when they get the chance to reunite for an overseas USO tour, this group of awesome nerds will come together to make some music, and some questionable decisions, one last time. – Universal Pictures
Pitch Perfect 3 was directed by Trish Sie and written by Kay Cannon and Mike White. Who would’ve thought 5 years ago when Pitch Perfect came out it would’ve spawned a trilogy? Probably no one. I’d be lying if I said I didn’t love Pitch Perfect because I do it’s a great movie. Pitch Perfect has everything, humor, heart, great characters and a greater soundtrack. Pitch Perfect 2 was unexpected but surprisingly good for a comedy sequel just not as good as the first. Pitch Perfect 3 is something else entirely.
Most of the cast from the past 3 movies is back for Pitch Perfect 3 with the addition of John Lithgow which is just bizarre. But that’s nothing this whole movie is absolutely outrageous. The Bella’s have graduated and are real adults now but they get back together for one more final competition. There’s always a competition. The competition doesn’t make any sense, there’s no music competitions judged by DJ Khaled in front of the US military. Even if that was a real thing the Bella’s don’t belong there at all. That’s fine though, that’s mildly believable. But after an hour has past Pitch Perfect 3 becomes a Taken movie with Fat Amy playing Liam Neeson. For real, there’s a musical number, explosions and Fat Amy doing martial arts. The movie then ends with a big musical performance as expected.
This movie is nuts, I think it’s pretty clear they weren’t going to get another sequel so they just did whatever they wanted. This really isn’t a good movie at all but I’d be lying if I said it didn’t make me laugh because it had me in stitches. It’s hard not to laugh at the absurd plot but there’s some genuinely funny jokes in Pitch Perfect 3. Shockingly this movie is very self aware and has quite a few meta jokes. Remember Jessica and Ashley from the Bella’s? No, that’s okay nobody does but they’ve been in every movie with little development and lines. There’s a few jokes about those two that had me dying.
Pitch Perfect 3 is the equivalent of milking a cow after you’ve already gotten all the milk out. It’s impossible to call this movie a good movie, it’s not terrible but it’s not good. If you liked any of the other movies you’ll probably laugh at the film and enjoy it somewhat but I’d wait till it’s on Netflix or on sale.
The biggest letdown though, is the soundtrack. There wasn’t a single song that stood out and I feel that that’s a crucial part to the movie. One my favorite things about the previous films was listening to the soundtrack afterwards. After seeing Pitch Perfect 3 I had no desire to listen to the soundtrack.
I give Pitch Perfect 3 a 5.5 out of 10, I might watch again.
“My grandmother’s in a band, it’s called never moist.”