Benjamin Maio Mackay
Pitch Perfect 3 - 3 Stars
Not quite as good as the last instalment, but still offers good music and some laughs.
Following their win at the world championship, the now separated Bellas reunite for one last singing competition at an overseas USO tour, but face a group who uses both instruments and voices.
Anna Kendrick, Rebel Wilson, Brittany Snow and Anna Camp return to their now iconic roles for one final film and the results are average. The plots continue to get more far-fetched and the jokes more riotous, yet it is still remarkably enjoyable. The added action sequences and explosions add to the joy of this instalment. The music takes a somewhat backseat to plot, but there are still some great musical moments. John Lithgow’s Australian accent is worth noting, as it is perhaps the worst I’ve ever heard in cinema. It’s almost like he’s parodying the Aussie accent. Elizabeth Banks and John Michael Higgins also return for some excellent humours moments.
Overall an enjoyable film, but not quite up to the franchises’ previous standards.
Review by Benjamin Maio Mackay
Screening courtesy of Universal Pictures