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?