Everything Right With 'Pitch Perfect 2,' Part 2 Of 3

Everything Right With 'Pitch Perfect 2,' Part 2 Of 3

It's that time again, Pitches.

Does Benji have the magic? Did Fat Amy crush him like a cabbage patch kid? Did Chloe want her jiggle juice? If you know the answers to those questions, then you know the answer to this one: Is it time for Jamie's opinion on Pitch Perfect 2? Yes, yes it is.

Just when we thought there was no more these ladies could do, they blew us away once again! Pitch Perfect two: a masterpiece. It is full of song, dance, comedy, love, and aca-awesomeness. (we've established I'm nuts the first time around...I know)

This movie we get to see the adorable Hailee Steinfeld. She plays quirky, over-enthusiastic, wide-eyed Emily. Of course, this is not new news to my few readers, we've all seen this movie 38 times like me...right...?

Anyways. How do you not love Hailee? She's so darn adorable

Just precious

We also get to meet DSM: Das. Sound. Machine. The intimidating European group out to destroy the Bellas, they even threw Beca off her game.

continuing with...you are physically flawless. But you can't blame Beca, Kommissar is a beautiful woman.

Don't worry, Jessie and Beca lovers, they are still together and stronger than ever. But, for the Barden Bellas, not so much. Beca gets an internship working for a music producer, and even sings a smash hit Christmas song with Snoop Dog and wows her boss. This pisses off Chloe because Beca isn't fully committed to the Bellas.

Bechloe fans begin to worry, the girls are fighting, but don't freat you aca-amazing people, all ends well between the girls when Chloe admits she is scared for the future (which we all are).

Thanks to Aubrey and her acapella boot-camp, the girls get their groove back, most importantly, they find their voice.

Meanwhile Bumper is craving something more than just casual sex with Fat Amy. He proposes they become boyfriend and girlfriend, where they make teddy bears and her's is a little bigger than his, and they hold hands and do all that lovey-dovey stuff. Fat Amy rejects him hard but realizes what a big mistake that was.

Before traveling the worlds to win back their dignity due to Fat Amy's revealing show to Mr. President Obama during wrecking ball (find it here), Amy serenades Bumper with a heartfelt song that ends up with them making out all over the grass.

If that isn't true love than I don't know what is.

The Bellas win the worlds with the help of the legacy Bellas! They sing newbie Emily's (and Beca's) song Flashlight and capture the hearts of the entire aca-audience (okay I'll stop with that), in the movie and through the screen. It's the little moments that make this movie great.Emily gets her solo and all is right in the world. Oh, and there is her budding romance with Benji.

I want to say that my flirting is better, but I'd be lying.

Alright, nerds, that's all I have to say about Pitch Perfect 2. Was it better than the first? As much as I loved the second, I think the first "upped" it a little more. All in all, 4.5 out of 5 stars. The audience loved it, but we need more...like a third movie!

Stay tuned for part three, the end.

Cover Image Credit: Universal Pictures

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14 Stages Of Buying Jonas Brothers Concert Tickets As A 20-Something In 2019

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In case you missed it, the Jonas Brothers are back together and, let me tell you, they're giving us some major jams. For those of us who were there when it all began back in 2007 with their first album, It's About Time, this has been one of the most important events of the year. But nothing, and I mean nothing can rival the excitement every twenty-something felt as the Jonas Brothers announced their Happiness Begins tour. I, for one, put my name in for ticket presale, have been following every single social media site related to the tour/group, and, of course, listening to the Jonas Brothers on repeat. And if you did manage to snag tickets, then you know that this is how your brain has been ever since they announced the tour.

1. Finding out that they're going on tour

2. Hopefully entering your name into the lottery to get presale tickets

3. Finding out that you actually get to buy presale tickets

4. Impatiently waiting for your presale tickets by listening to their songs on repeat

5. And remembering how obsessed you used to be (definitely still are) with them

6. Trying to coordinate the squad to go to the concert with you

7. Waiting in the Ticketmaster waiting room...

8. ...And feeling super frantic/frustrated because there are about 2000 people in line in front of you

9. Actually getting into the site to buy the tickets

10. Frantically trying to find seats you can actually pay for because, let's be real, you're twenty-something and poor

11. Managing to actually get the seats you want

12. Joyfully letting your squad know that you've done it

13. Crying a little because all of the dreams you've had since 2007 are coming true

14. Listening to every single Jonas Brothers song on repeat (again)

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Severus Snape Is The Worst, And Here's Why

Albus Severus, sweetie, I'm so sorry...


I grew up being absolutely obsessed with the Harry Potter franchise. I read the books for the first time in second and third grade, then again in middle school, and for the third time in my last year of high school. Recently, I had a somewhat heated argument with a fellow fan of the books about Severus Snape. As I've reread the Harry Potter books, I've noticed that, although J.K. Rowling tried to give him a redemption arc, he only got worse because of it. Here's why I still think Severus Snape is the absolute worst.

His love for Lily Potter was actually really creepy. When I was younger and reading the books, I always found the fact that he held fast in his love for Lily to be very endearing, even noble. However, rereading it after going through a couple of relationships myself, I've come to realize that the way he pined over her was super creepy. It was understandable during his time at Hogwarts; he was bullied, and she was the only one who "understood" him. However, she showed zero interest, and if that didn't clue him into realizing that he should back off, her involvement with James Potter should have. She was married. He was pining after a married, happy woman. If he truly loved her, he would have realized how happy she was and backed off. Instead, he took it out on her orphan son and wallowed in bitterness and self-pity, which is creepy and extremely uncool. When a girl is kind to a boy during high school (or in this case, wizard school), it's not an open invitation for him to pine for her for the literal rest of his life and romanticizes the absolute @#$% out of her. It's just her being a decent person. Move on, Severus.

He verbally abused teenagers. One of the most shocking examples of this is in The Prisoner of Azkaban when Snape literally told Neville Longbottom that he would kill his beloved toad, Trevor if he got his Shrinking Potion wrong, and then punished him when he managed to make the potion correctly. Furthermore, poor Neville's boggart was literally Snape. The amount of emotional torture Neville must have been enduring from Snape to create this type of debilitating fear must have been almost unbearable, and even if Snape was simply trying to be a "tough" professor, there is no excuse for creating an atmosphere of hostility and fear like he did in his potions class for vulnerable students like Neville. In addition, he ruthlessly tormented Harry (the last living piece of Lily Potter, his supposed "true love," btw), and made fun of Hermione Granger's appearance. Sure, he might have had a terrible life. However, it's simply a mark of poor character to take it out on others, especially when the people you take it out on are your vulnerable students who have no power to stand up to you. Grow up.

He willingly joined a terrorist group and helped them perform genocide and reign over the wizarding world with terror tactics for a couple of decades. No explanation needed as to why this is terrible.

Despite the constant romanticization of his character, I will always see the core of Severus Snape, and that core is a bitter, slimy, genocidal, manipulative trash being. J.K. Rowling's attempt to redeem him only threw obsessive and controlling traits into the mix. Snape is the absolute worst, and romanticizing him only removes criticism of an insane man who just so happened to be capable of love (just like the vast majority of the rest of us). Thank you, next.

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