August 2, 2013

Pitch Perfect (2012)

Anna Kendrick, Brittany Snow, Rebel Wilson

I know Glee is a hit show. I also know that its fans call themselves "gleeks," as if combining the words "geek" and "glee" somehow make it cool to coin a term to describe fans of a a friggin' television show. (Newsflash: it doesn't work to make "trekkies" sound cooler and and it doesn't work here either.) I've wracked my brain and the only explanation I can come up with for why this movie was made was for these so-called "gleeks."

So, I watched it. I desperately wish I hadn't, but I did. I watched the first season of Glee and was maybe [overly] optimistically hoping this movie could at least echo some of the same entertainment value. Instead, this movie made me hate Glee for the simple fact that its popularity allowed a movie like this to be made. This movie had no edgy character like Sue Sylvester. It had no amazing singer like Rachel Berry. And it had no designated hot people like Puck and Santana. Yet it seemed to copy Glee in every other respect - a band of misfits come together to sing. Oh, they're good! They fight, but come to realize how much they need each other. They're even equally as racially diverse, with a token Asian and a big black girl. There's even a gay person! All they needed was the guy in the wheelchair and the writers could claim as much creativity in writing this movie as James Cameron did for Avatar!

Don't even get me started on the movie poster. And the movie tagline: "Get pitch slapped." *facepalm*

I've ranted previously about Rebel Wilson being the new Zach Galifianakis (aka in everything and playing the exact same part over and over again), but I'll say it again - she is in everything and playing the exact same part over and over again. Oh, I said that already? Well, that's how annoyed I am about it.

The only positive takeaway from all this is the song Cups, which is apparently Anna Kendrick's song in real life. She has a nice voice. That's it.

Final word: This movie was so lame, I actually started to wonder if it was supposed to be a spoof of something.

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