I have got two new movie reviews from one single day! On the Sunday of the May long weekend I happened to watch two movies, one on television and one in theatres. I decided to watch What Women Want when it was, and forgot how much I enjoyed it when it first came out. Also, it is no doubt that I saw Pitch Perfect 2 on its opening weekend, being as obsessed as I was about the first movie, so keep reading for my review on that movie.
23. What Women Want. ✭ ✭ ✭ ✭
The first movie of these movie reviews is for an older film from the year 2000! I know it is not that old, but fifteen years is still a long time. While being lazy on a Sunday and channel surfing, my boyfriend and I stumbled across this movie on The W Network and decided to watch it. I remembered it being a great film when it first came out with such a cool premise, and it still is today! Seeing as though the main characters, played by Mel Gibson and Helen Hunt, work in the advertising business it all makes a little bit more sense to me now as well, so watching it as an adult definitely has an upside. A man that is able to hear women’s thoughts is a crazy story to play off of, but this film was really well done and really explores all the different types of thoughts that women can be thinking. Helen Hunt comes into the film in such a “girlboss” role and really plays off of gender roles and battling with who really has more power and brains when it comes to certain demographics. This movie goes off into a few side storylines when Mel Gibson’s character is dealing with other coworkers, his daughter, and a past fling, but the story between him and Helen Hunt is definitely worth bringing this movie out to watch again.
24. Pitch Perfect 2. ✭ ✭ ✭ ✭ ✭
This weekend would not have been complete without me watching the much anticipated Pitch Perfect 2. So I went, I watched, and now I am reviewing it in this blog post of movie reviews. Going into this movie I knew it would be incredibly hard to beat how much I loved the original Pitch Perfect movie. I listened to the sequel’s soundtrack before seeing the movie, which I know I probably should not have done, and was unsure of how much I would enjoy the sequel based on the soundtrack. Although, I will admit that I cannot stop replaying Ester Dean’s “Crazy Youngsters” because it is a fantastic track! Onto the movie itself, I will straight up say that it was a fantastic sequel, but it did not top the first movie as I predicted. I still think it deserves the full 5-star rating though because I loved it. Anna Kendrick’s wardrobe can take most of those stars. The movie is generally about The Barden Bellas losing touch with their sound and having to find it again. I think the reason I did not enjoy the soundtrack as much was because a lot of the tracks were when they were trying too hard to find their “sound”. Another reason is one that is going to be an obvious one for me, not enough Skylar Astin. He was one of the main reasons why I loved the first so much, and even though he is still in the second film, it is not nearly enough. The sequel is still jam-packed full of hilarious moments, great characters, mashups galore, and a final performance that may just hit you in the feels. It definitely got to me, I will admit that. I plan to see it again because that’s just what I do with great movies. If you do go see the movie, remember to stay for the extra bonus scene after the credits. This film made it to #1 movie in America, and Anna Kendrick thinks it is pretty cool too.