So after hearing a bunch of people mention this movie, I decided to see it since is it was this vs Loopers. Yes, Loopers has gotten a lot of praise, but I really think its time we stopped glorifying mob violence. Media and cultural behavior have symboitic influence on each other, and we can't demand change in one without accepting change in the other.
Anyway, back to Pitch Perfect. It really was surpringly good. I was laughing within the first 30 seconds, and did so many times more. This is a movie that understands the importance of having fun. All of the characters have their own little quirks, accept for the main character, a good call. It allowa us to see just how absurd some of the other characters can get.
On the music side, the singing was nice. I'm no expert, but you could tell there was a lot of talent and polish to their voices, however, not so much like with glee and musicals where the difference is so jarring that it breaks cognitive dissodence. On that not the corigraphy was well done as well.
Plot and story were simple. Characters were 2.5 dimentional AT BEST. However, that not what anyone seeing this film was there for.
On that note, the derogatory nature of much of the humor of this film really bothered me. It wasn't as bad with the fat chick, or the dumb blond slut, and that's what I'm calling them because that's all they are there for, to be mocked and steotyped. The really bad thing was with the leturous lesbian pervert.
Pretty much all the humor around her is based in the most cruel and unfounded sterotypes of the lesbian community. This is perticularly bothersome in fact that this really is a movie targeted at kids, which is surprising as one of the jokes involves seeing a girl's massive areolas through her shirt. The main problem with this is while a lot of people understand that not all fat girls are lazy, or completly comfortable with their weight, and not all blond girls are simple-minded sluts (neither is anything to be ashamed of BTW) many people and kids have never knowingly met a gay person. Many people really do think that anyone who isn't both straight and cisgendered is some kind of vile leture. This film in part builds on very negative sterotypes that many don't understand aren't true, and thus reinforces them.
Remember what I said about how culture and media reinforce eachother? How if one thing needs to change,both need to? Yea, it applies here as well.
Look, its an all around good, fun movie. Its something I would recommend to see with your frends, but don't bring the kids or anyone with existing bigotry issues.
I give this movie 7 arbatrary points out of 10.