Pitch Perfect 2 Review

Lezzbhonest. Pitch Perfect 2 was nothing like the first one. Don’t get me wrong, I laughed, there were some funny moments, but it didn’t nott live up to my expectations. And maybe that’s part of the problem. A friend of mine did point out that he had zero expectations for the first one, as did I, and ended up loving it. And then when the second one came out, huuggee expectations, and ended up disappointed.

Nonetheless, here’s what I didn’t like about it. First of all, the songs, the covers they sang. Um where were all the songs from the radio? In the first movie, they did some awesome covers including Titanium, Bulletproof, Party in the USA, Just the Way You Are, Just a Dream, Price Tag, Give Me Everything… you get the point. I love that when I hear these songs on the radio they make me think of Pitch Perfect!! But the covers in the second movie were totally lacking. I doubt there will be any songs I hear on the radio that make me think of the second movie.

And that brings me to my next point. The final set. Ugh. Awful. An original? Like what? Totally ruining it. The original was not good and not catchy and not upbeat and just a total buzzkill. Definitely made the ending anticlimatic.

Lastly, the plot was generally the same. They hit all the same points in the first that they did in the second. Here we go. Both movies started with a great performance, which quickly spiraled downward until they couldn’t compete. They struggled to find a solution and worked with what they had. There was a riff-off. Their first performance failed miserably. They all got mad at each other and yelled and sh!t and then they made up by singing. Then they did the final performance and won. Same plot.

Oh and Jessie was barely even in the second movie…

Advertisements

Birthdays

Birthdays are a tricky thing. I mean maybe to some people the answer is really obvious, but maybe not to everyone. I’ll admit that for a few years in my life I had difficulty celebrating my birthday, and I’m sure there’s a lot of people out there who wouldn’t understand why. I’ll tell you why…but it’s depressing. I didn’t have any friends, so I felt as if having a birthday party would emphasize the fact that no one cared about me, since no one would show up. Well not even that, I didn’t even have anyone to invite. But since then, I’ve worked hard to tell myself that I’m worthy of a birthday party. Everyone is. But now I’m almost worried that I’ve gone too far and now my expectations are too high. Where’s the middle ground? I’m always curious to see how my friends and their friends decide to celebrate their birthday. Some people go to a LOT of trouble planning, others wait until the last minute. For me, it’s really interesting to see how other people do it, because it shows what they think of themselves. Maybe I’m reading too much into it? Could it be true that the people who wait until the very last minute to make plans and invite friends just don’t know what they want in life? Does it mean that they’re lost and searching? Could it be true that the people who spend more than enough time planning take themselves too seriously and need to go with the flow? Are they unhappy with letting things unfold on their own?

Amazon Prime

So I’m one of those chicks who buys everything from Amazon. Come on, it’s so much easier to sit at home and browse all the options and buy what you want with a few clicks of the mouse. And with Amazon Prime, shipping is free, so it’s not costing you anything extra to order online. Super convenient. My only complaint is that the Prime “Free Two-Day Shipping” isn’t always two days- am I wrong? I went to order something today (Wednesday) and the item was marked Prime, but when I went to check out it said that I would receive the item on Monday, not Friday or Saturday. That doesn’t seem like a true two-day shipping if you ask me. And this isn’t the first time I’ve come across this either. I’ve ordered items that were Prime and then they arrived like four days later. But then other times, I’ve had items delivered on Sundays. So, I know what you’re thinking, I’m probably not taking into account non-business days, but that doesn’t seem to matter for other products. Some products I’ll order on a Friday, and they’ll show up Sunday. But today I ordered something on a Wednesday that won’t come until Monday? I really do love Amazon, but come on, stay true to your word!