Thursday, 31 December 2015

pitch perfect 2 (and pitch perfect)

Last night we watched Pitch Perfect 2 on DVD, which Maisie had got for her Christmas. As I had anticipated, it wasn't very good; like a lot of comedy sequels, they broadly replicated the plot structure, which you can get away with, but with fewer jokes, most of which were similar to jokes in the first film, which you can't. The only real funny bits were the commentary team, whose bits really emphasised how lacking in humour the rest of of the film was. An over-reliance on the belief that crudity, especially from women, is inherently funny.

We had watched the original Pitch Perfect over a couple of days earlier in the year, finishing it on Monday 20th July, and I had thought that it was quite good.