Pitch Perfect (2012)

So on one weekend in October 2011, I watched the first two seasons of Glee. I wanted to see something fun and easy and that was just that. I have no idea how did I do that1 but I saw it all and I’m pretty sure I liked it2, too. I haven’t watched any of it since. Because I don’t dig that kind of TV. So I was planning to leave Pitch Perfect3 where it was. And then my (very Glee-watching, I might add) friend asked me to the cinema to see it and I can’t ever resist going there.


Also, there’s this another thing about me – I tend to fall asleep in the cinema when I haven’t slept4 – even had that with the second seeing of Avatar – but I didn’t this time, so I can give Pitch Perfect that. Even though I didn’t like it too much. I’m not much of a music person – I have my indie stuff and I listen to them on my own but otherwise, don’t really keep up with music. I did know some of the songs there because they’re always playing in cafés and shops (but there was also Carry On My Wayward Son, which had me so excited I squealed very loudly). Some of them sucked. Some were good but some just sucked.

The two main emotions I had about Pitch Perfect were that 1) what the actual fuck is going on?5 where I blankly stared at my Glee-watching friend and 2) they started something… and quit. Most scenes felt like this – they were starting some storyline or a relationship dynamic, and then quit – which made for dubious scenes and settings. I loved Jesse (Skylar Astin) and didn’t understand why Beca did (though her watching The Breakfast Club was adorable) most things. The control-freak puking chick felt the same – she should’ve made her mind up earlier or never. The hilarious Asian chick (portrayed by Hana Mae Lee) and Fat Amy (Rebel Wilson) who I expected to be terribly lame and one-sided stole the show for me. Jesse’s magician friend would’ve been great, too, if he’d been given more credit (he was still adorable though).

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 I kind of feel like this is a film made to tickle the senses of top 40-listeners and to make some good gif material for Tumblr. It tries to win the hearts of many different people – they have a 1) sassy fat girl, 2) a lesbian chick, 3) a rebellious eyeliner-wearing almost socially awkward rock chick, 4) the lovely boy out of Tumblr and 5) the bitch whose mutual hatred everybody can bond over. The film has one thing that’s definitely working, though – every scene where there’s Beca and sound or radio devices, is seriously hot.


1 mostly because that is 16 hours of watching per day; and I religiously slept for eight hours every night back then.
2 you would guess that comes naturally but no, it’s not that easy with me. It might’ve merely been an uncontrollable urge to stay in bed.
3 after finding out it wasn’t about baseball, I was very surprised, I might add.
4 the previous night at 1 am I figured it was a perfect time to start another blog for photography and edit a bunch of photos taken that day. God, I’m weird.
5 in example: the puking scenes.

7 responses to “Pitch Perfect (2012)

  1. Astin is awesome. Too bad he’s not in many movies (yet). PS: I hate musicals and loathe Glee since the middle of second season but I fucking love Smash which is doing it for me! Plus, it has a bad boy character in the second season and that always gets me.

    • Haven’t seen Smash yet but It’s on my watchlist. Heard a lot of cool things about it. Especially if it has a bad boy — I get you at that.

  2. I thought it was pretty funny. I was expecting Glee and got something a little more grittier.

  3. Good review. Some parts made me laugh, others annoyed me. It’s a very mediocre, but fine for what it was and trying to be.

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