With Fast and Furious 7 recently released and Avengers: Age of Ultron just around the corner, this week felt like the perfect time to drop my annual Summer Blockbuster AMONtage. I hope it gets you as excited for summer movie season as I am!
This is just the first part of an AMONymous relaunch of sorts, so stay tuned for a few more updates later this month. For those interested, this post will be updated on the weekend with a little bit more about my process when it comes to making these videos. For now though, sit back, relax and enjoy!
An analysis of the Step Up! and/or Bring It On franchises would show that both sets of films follow a particular formula. Directed by Jason Moore, Pitch Perfect (2012) is very much of the same ilk. Clearly inspired by TV shows such as Glee and The X Factor, this ensemble comedy should be commended for being an entertaining watch despite its predictable nature. Anna Kendrick stars as Beca Mitchell, a rebellious college freshman who’d rather spend her time producing music than attending classes. Her father (John Benjamin Hickey) wants her to broaden her horizons, and soon she finds herself auditioning for The Bellas, an all-female a cappella group. Led by Aubrey (Anna Camp) and Chloe (Brittany Snow), The Bellas need new members to challenge for the international championship of collegiate a cappella.
Read the rest of this review at CineVue here.