Pitch Perfect 2

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So the Barden Bellas are back! Excited? But hey, don’t get your hopes high if you still haven’t watched it yet. At first I thought I would just have to copy paste my review on Pitch Perfect. It’s essentially the same. But then I realized it’s not. Usually the sequels for films as such is a bit glorified, but still the same. This one is no different. So why do they continue to do films like these? Food for thought! I pondered  about it for sometime and came up with a self satisfied conclusion. I realized how I adored the Pitch Perfect. That was the first time I really really liked Anna Kendrick on screen. She was good and so were others. Interesting characters! It’s true that most of us couldn’t get enough of the film. That’s why we have sequels for films like these. That’s why we had ‘Mean Girls 2’. But it didn’t quite really workout. Most times it wont. But even when I started on a disappointing note, I cant really say the same about Pitch Perfect 2. Somehow it works, even if it’s not in par with the predecessor!

The story of Pitch Perfect or Mean Girls are fully told to the conclusion. There’s not anything new to add to it. And as much as you try to make something new out of it, you eventually mess it up. That’s why the sequels for such films are a bit glorified but essentially the same. Even when we ask why do this film have a goddamn sequel, we know we wanted it. We asked for it because like I said earlier, we couldn’t get enough of it. And  a Pitch Perfect 3 is in the making. Thanks to the overwhelming  box office collections!

Pitch Perfect 2 works on the same level as the predecessor. It’s okay to feel deja vu sometimes. But it’s fun nevertheless. Thanks to Fat Amy(Rebel Wilson) . She still remains the most entertaining part of the Barden Bellas. Anna Kendrick is awesome as ever. My love for her has only increased since the franchise. I would love to see more of her on some even more significant mainstream films. Hopefully  I wouldn’t have to wait all long for Pitch Perfect 3 to see her again!

My rating: 6.5/10

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Enemy(2013)

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Enemy is Canadian psychological thriller film directed by Denis Villeneuve and stars Jake Glynehaal in the lead.Its a story about a man divided between his two identities.The plot is a bit tricky,but i think  its not unusual for a Jake Glynehaal flick.He seems to appear in all these films with a tricky premise.But he pulls it off neatly.Even this film,scarce on entertaining ingredients, is powered by a controlled and subtle  performance by Jake.

Jake is damn good at handling these kind of roles, he had it proven in his second flick itself(Donnie Darko).This film deals with the theme of Doppelganger..Adam and Anthony are two physically identical persons but poles apart  in their characters.They are so identical that they even match in their scars.This can also imply that they  might be twins and was separated causing those scars on the side of the  ribs.But obviously as the film progresses we’ll know we are mislead.Films like these need thorough analysis upon watching.Picture become more and more clearer in each watch.Its like the metaphors hidden in a tough poem.There are a lot of metaphors in this one.Cobwebs and the spiders are the most visible ones.The webs represent the troubles or commitment we have in our lives.And the spider can mean your girlfriend or the society or anything that constantly questions you and make complaints on a regular basis..We are fed up of all the complaints and our commitments.We want to let go of everything.Confused to the core.We questions our own identity.

After the first watch,you’ll only be left with questions.There is the possibility that you can think in all the wrong ways..But its nothing..Adam and Anthony are the same person…Even we have Adam and Anthony in ourselves..So its basically about the fear implanted in all of us.Fear of commitments,career,relationships and all..Maybe reading  the book “The Double”(from which it is adapted) can ease it up a bit..But I can’t be sure since I haven’t read it..But try not to miss this one..Its may not be an easy watch, but an intellectual one..And  this film mostly belongs to Jake.A very compelling performance from this young and growing talent..

My Rating:8/10