Directed by Trish Sie, The Bellas are back in Pitch Perfect 3 for a second encore. After the highs of winning the World Championships, the group – Beca (Anna Kendrick), Fat Amy (Rebel Wilson), Chloe (Brittany Snow), Aubrey (Anna Camp), Emily (Hailee Steinfeld), Cynthia Rose (Ester Dean), Lilly (Hana Mae Lee) – finds itself split apart with job prospects thin on the ground. They get the chance to reunite for an overseas tour “supporting the US troops in Europe”, but their opposition play instruments and regard the Bellas as nothing more than a karaoke outfit.
I wanted more stand-out songs and less try-hard which really just didn’t work. But there were barely any performances that stood out in this film, aside from some of the scenes that included Ruby Rose who is just, and that narrative was just lazy and try-hard. This film really didn’t need to be, but if they wanted to get away with it then they needed a lot more singing.