The Showdown

After world domination by Furious 7 and The Avengers, a couple of palette-cleansers are hitting theatres this week: Mad Max: Fury Road, and Pitch Perfect 2. Still, sadly, not an original thought between them, but I have it on good authority that The Rock appears in neither, and that’s gotta count for something.

Pitch Perfect 2

I was a little late to the party seeing the first one. I kind of hate Anna Kendrick and her horse teeth and avoid her as much as I can (which is fine, we rarely attend the same parties – I like artisinal cocktails, and she prefers hay). However, my sisters sold this to me. At least two of them, and maybe even 3, saw it together, and I vividly remember them reenacting Rebel Wilson’s “mermaid dance” on Mom’s kitchen floor. There were a lot of giggles. There may have also been a lot of daiquiris, because there usually are if no one is pregnant, but for the last 4 years that’s been a big if.

For the second one I expect that Kendrick is back to her neighing, along with a stable full of girls for harmony, but Rebel Wilson is usually the lube that makes the whole thing bearable, and it just so happens that the babiest of my baby sisters is visiting me this weekend all the way from Charlottetown and I’m keen to keep the mermaid love alive.

Mad Max: Fury Road

I don’t think they purposefully set out to find the complete opposite to Pitch Perfect to compete with it this weekend, but I do think that’s exactly what happened. I can’t quite remember the first time I saw the trailer to this movie on the big screen but I think it nearly eclipsed whatever movie I was seeing at the time. I couldn’t even tell you if the movie looked good or bad, it just looked BANANAS. And plot? Bah! This looks as plotless as a nightmare and just as sinister.

So which one are you going to see?

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17 thoughts on “The Showdown

  1. diahannreyes

    I’m a huge fan of the first PP and can’t wait for the second. Not sure why there is a new MM just like I still don’t know why they redid Dirty Dancing, Fame, Footloose, etc.

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  2. boywonderrogers

    Pitch Perfect … or… How to cast Mainstream European Dance DJs as “Alternative” for an American Audience. The sensibilities haven’t been as offended since… well since forever.

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  3. Andrew

    I find Anna Kendrick devoid of talent, so that’s why I can’t stand her. That said, the rest of Pitch Perfect is pretty perfect and so it makes up for her presence.

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    1. Jay Post author

      Yeah, we basically agree. I can’t stand her in anything, she’s so one-note it’s painful. But for some reason that movie makes up for her.

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  4. Jordan Dodd

    I’d never even heard of Pitch Perfect! heh so I was later to that particular party that you! Mad Max however, you are spot on. It is BANANAS. I am still trying to find the right words to express the insanity of that movie.

    “but I have it on good authority that The Rock appears in neither, and that’s gotta count for something.”

    Hehe that gave me a laugh

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  5. Indah Susanti

    Mad Max for sure! I haven’t seen the first PP so most likely not going to its sequel either – but really enjoy reading your review about PP – it is more fun to read your review 😀 thanks for making me smile through your funny review!

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  6. moxieluster

    I actually want to see both of them, I have heard that the Mad Max 2 movie had a lot more effort and money put in it then the original, and supposedly it is supposed to be “action packed awesomeness” and “amazing.” But we shall see.

    As for Pitch Perfect 2 I am not afraid to admit, I can not wait for this one. I am not a fan of the horse teeth actress myself, but “Fat Amy” oh my lord.. she cracks me up. She made the first movie amazing and I can only imagine that she will with this one as well, she makes me laugh so hard … well what I was going to say may not of been appropriate, but anyway. 😉

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