The Pitches are back

On Fri. May 15, one of the newest movies, Pitch Perfect 2, was released at Krikorian movie theatre. The movie starred celebrities such as Anna Kendrick, Rebel Wilson, and Skylar Astin.

Esther Rodriguez, Parents & Teachers Section Editor

On Fri., May 15, the anticipated Pitch Perfect 2 was released in theaters across America, with returning cast members Anna Kendrick, Skylar Astin, and Rebel Wilson, while also featuring new members like Hailee Steinfeld, Birgitte Hjort Sorensen, and Flula Borg.

 

After experiencing an acca-embarrassing mishap while performing for the President of the United States, the three-time national champions, the Barden Bellas, must sing their hearts out to win the biggest international acappella competition in the world in order to be allowed to compete at the collegiate level once again. In the journey to redefine themselves as a united group, the ladies enlist former Bella, Aubrey (Anna Camp), to help them unite and become the Bellas they once were.

 

As the Bellas compete for the international title, many teams from around the world are shown singing Anyway You Want It by Journey in their native tongue. Real acappella groups such as Pentatonix, the Filharmonic, and Penn Masala played the international teams, who were shown competing in Copenhagen against the Bellas and Das Sound Machine, their rival team from Germany.

 

The movie was number one opening weekend in the U.S. and made an estimated $70 million in the U.S. alone and $120 million worldwide. The movie has been given 3.7 out of 5 stars on IMDb, 3.5 out of 5 stars from Rotten Tomatoes, and 3 out of 5 stars from Common Sense Media. Pitch Perfect 2 lived up to its well-loved forerunner and gave a whole new list of aca-awesome phrases and jokes for teens around the globe to use.