Final Bellas pitch not so perfect

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“Another day on stage for the Bellas” proved true in the last movie of the Pitch Perfect series. “Pitch Perfect 3” was supposed to serve as an ending, a farewell and a last go-round on stage together for the reunified college a capella group. Indeed, it did but not without many corny and tacky attempts.

The singing group attempted to reunite after they had all gone their separate ways following their Barden University graduation. With a successful run as a college a capella group and a win at the World Championship, the Bellas, consisting of main members Fat Amy (Rebel Wilson), Becca (Anna Kendrick), Chloe (Brittany Snow) and Aubrey (Anna Camp) decide to come together and travel the globe for a USO concert tour. Along the way, there were tears, laughs and the typical “Pitch Perfect” music that fans adore.

With jobs that all of the women despise, they jump at the opportunity to travel the world, grace the stage and make memories with their best friends one last time. On this concert tour for the soldiers, the other bands performing were not the most welcoming. Actually, they were the polar opposite. The three other groups ranged from country to girl-group rock to hip-hop–all of which had snide remarks and rude gestures towards the Bellas.

In the previous two movies, the Bellas always had a title or championship to compete for. Therefore, it was only right for there to be a competition in the final movie. With real-life rapper and producer DJ Khaled on the road with the groups, they had to aim to impress this big-time star in the music industry. The group to impress Khaled the most would be given the chance to open for him. This spark of competition allowed for the sense of normal Pitch Perfect style and a chance for fans to root on their beloved Bellas.

The storyline that really proved to be irrelevant and far-fetched includes the beloved, outgoing, bizarre “Fat Amy’s” dad. Amy realizes her father is staying at the same hotel as her in Spain. She had always had a rocky relationship with her father, as he left her when she was young and is a major business criminal. The father and daughter had not seen each other in years. This plot is one that unfortunately most “Pitch Perfect” fans could care less about. It just did not fit in with the storyline.

Following this, Becca is approached with an offer to open for DJ Khaled but without the rest of the group. In typical Pitch Perfect fashion, Becca at first decides not to take the offer, not wanting to betray her “sisters.” At the same time, the Bellas are being held hostage on a huge yacht by Fat Amy’s father. All of the Bellas are on the boat except Becca and Amy, so they hear of the kidnapping and must come to the rescue. This had to the cheesiest and most cliche part of the movie, as the the result was easily predictable. The sheer fact of the group being held hostage on a yacht was simply unrealistic and tacky.

After the whole boat hostage situation, Becca explains how she was offered to open up to open for Khaled. The a capella group encourages their friend and co-member Becca to accept the offer. Halfway through Becca’s performance, she brings the Bellas on stage and they perform for the last time together. Seeing the group on stage together for the last time left many fans emotional, as they have been following the Bellas for six years now.

“Pitch Perfect 3” definitely served as the corniest and most basic of the movies series, but the ending of this massive brand was given justice. The performance at the end was the perfect way to finish a movie series like this. By Becca bringing the girls on stage, viewers were reminded of the unbreakable bond between the members of this a capella group. The movie was filled with impractical storylines, yet it offered plenty of laughs and solid music.

People who have followed “Pitch Perfect” since the start need to be sure to see the Bella’s one last time. Only these people will truly understand the story and humor involved in the final installment of the series. On the other hand, those who have not seen previous Pitch Perfect movies might not enjoy or find much entertainment from this movie, as they will not experience the emotions behind the Bellas singing together for one last time. Although not in ‘perfect pitch,’ the film served as a true emotional ending for fans, but for casual watchers, its cheesy plots and predictable storylines set the movie out of tune.

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