First, read our thoughts on these super important questions about Pitch Perfect 3 and the BluRay. Caution, spoilers ahead!
Is Pitch Perfect 3 as ak-amazing as the first two?
Nikki L.: I can’t believe this but 100% yes. I fully expected to be disappointed. I hate when TV shows and movie franchises drag on for the sole purpose of squeezing every last penny out until nobody cares anymore. I STILL CARE! This was as fresh and fun as the original.
Lorena: I mean, yeah? It was the same formula, but higher production value. So, yes. It was fun, ridiculous, estrogen in a real way, hilarious, and music. So, super enjoyable, just like the first two!
Which character do you relate to most? Why?
Lorena: DJ Khaled for sure, I mean, it’s really nice being incredibly rich. HA! I WISH! I think Amy. She’s got infinite confidence and ongoing positive energy, plus she just says whatever she is thinking without a filter. Then she shows up like a badass, and you’re not even surprised because of course she has Black Widow moves. I like to feel this is my real life, but probably I’m just a Ashley or Jessica.
Nikki: Beca. We both work in the music business, although she has more interaction with the artists. I do not envy that part. I’ll stick with emailing their digital marketing people. At least they’re nice, usually. The major difference is Beca has real musical talent. I’m glad she finally gets her well deserved recognition in this installment, but I definitely belong behind the scenes and will continue to only subject my daughter to my singing voice. Poor child.
If you could be any Barden Bella, which would you be and why?
Nikki: Fat Amy. For sure! Especially in this one because she gets to show off how bad ass she is! I have a bit of a crush on Rebel Wilson. I find her smile completely captivating. I like to think I am as funny as her, but I suspect that is only in my mind. I really want her to be my friend. She make jokes in that beautiful accent and we’d laugh all the time, and maybe some day a little of that confidence would rub off on me.
Lorena: Beca for sure. Even though she lacks the take charge attitude I have, she has such raw talent that eventually was discovered in a meaningful enough way. The moment Theo took off his sunglasses during the riff off at Beca’s solo, you could just feel the power of her talent. (I’m realizing I sound like Lord Snoke right now all “such raw talent”)
What was your favorite song?
Nikki: “Cheap Thrills.” Runner up was “Let Me Ride,” but I didn’t pick it because they didn’t do the whole song.
Lorena: Honestly I think it was “Toxic.” But only when it was in the full action sequence because it reminded me of Britney Spears being in Austin Powers!
Best part of the film?
Lorena: Esther and DJ Dragon Nutz’s instacrush and subsequent relationship was soooo epic. I loved it. That was my favorite thing, hands down. Close second was Amy’s fight sequence, and then third would be how Becca just was not having it with the incredibly hot Theo (“So you work for me now, right?” hehehehe).
Nikki: John Lithgow! He’s been one of my favs since Harry and The Hendersons. I get excited when I see him in anything. His season on Dexter was the absolute best. His performance as Winston Churchill on The Crown is second to none. Gary Oldman who? He is perfect as Fat Amy’s mysterious father.
Nikki: Their competition. I wish they had brought back Das Sound Machine. The stereotypical chick-band and twangy white dudes were not that funny, and not talented.
Lorena: I actually kind of disliked the ending. Like, I was happy there was a group song finale for sure, and it being super surprise emotional was in line with the Pitch Perfect formula, but I kind of wanted Becca to have her moment for a full original song to debut her new career, and then bring the girls on. I just felt like the entire trilogy was about her coming to embrace her full potential, and then this ending minimized that a little bit.
Should they make a Pitch Perfect 4?
Lorena: NO. I won’t see it if they do. This is a pitch perfect ending and I need nothing more. It’d be like when they made a Sex and the City 2. No one needed that. The first movie wrapped everything up perfectly. I never saw it on principle alone.
Nikki: 3 is enough for me. Go out on a high note!
What bonus feature were you most interested in watching?
Nikki: Aka-obvi. The bloopers!
Lorena: Well, I watched the extra music performances, which I’m glad they cut, but were fun to see. The one deleted scene was definitely a good deletion from a plot standpoint, but did introduce how the heck they all got their costumes, so I recommend watching it for that (also it’s super short).