Ten years ago, the world was a different place. You know what, let’s save ourselves the trouble and imagine a long political rant making fun of those frying the brains of our youngest and brightest with whining, grifting, and scapegoating. OK, awesome, great rant, minds changed everywhere, we’re one step closer to political maturity and economic democracy, good job everyone! Ten years ago, however, we did not need such a brilliant rant. Ten years ago, we had Pitch Perfect.
The movie opened in US cinemas on October 5, 2012. It was a critical and commercial success, and even if the corniness got a bit too cringe at times, it was a depressing Aronofski film when compared to similar (but inferior) stuff like Glee. Then came the 2015 sequel, and it absolutely managed to keep the pep alive while not totally sucking. Unlike the 2017 third part, that is, which just reeks of “we don’t want to be here anymore” energy. In celebration of Pitch Perfect’s tenth anniversary, then, we now take a look at 20 chirpy, histrionic, overexcited facts about the trilogy.
As the ‘Renaissance’ superstar prepares to take over movie theaters, let us remember the sketch in which she sent up her 2008 hit, a rare instance of her trying comedy — and an unquestioned instance of her beating Andy Samberg, Bobby Moynihan and Justin Timberlake at their own game