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Big expectations for pitch perfect sequel

This is it. This is what we have been waiting for since we first saw perfection two years ago. Finally, on May 15, 2015, there’s going to be a sequel to the magical wonder that was “Pitch Perfect.”

We haven’t stopped watching the trailer; our ears perk up every time we hear the first few notes of the iconic song “When I’m Gone,” by Anna Kendrick. And we’re sure that the songs in the sequel will be just as brilliant.

The original “Pitch Perfect,” released in 2012, caused quite a stir among teens with its stunning characters, captivating plot and a capella songs. The movie tells the story of Anna Kendrick, who plays aspiring DJ Beca, a freshman at Barden University, who reluctantly joins an all-girls a capella group called the Barden Bellas. Although they got off to a rocky start, Beca eventually brought the team of misfits together, showing them what it truly means to be a team by connecting them through their shared love for music .

With a new style of singing, the Bellas take on their goal of wanting to beat their rivals, the Treblemakers, an all male-group a capella group, in the National Championship of Collegiate A Cappella. And with the “no fraternizing with the enemy” rule, there are inevitable forbidden romances that we are eagerly awaiting in the second movie (ahem, Beca and Jesse).

We all saw the girls as awkward newcomers struggling to fit in, and it was an absolute joy to watch them find themselves and their group of friends. They all became a family in the first movie, so plot-wise, we hope that the directors take a different angle. The international a cappella competition that is shown in the trailer looks to be promising, especially with the addition of new foreign characters. We expect to see a lot of drama between rival groups, and we can’t wait to see the music from all over the world.

But the character we are most looking forward to is the queen of horizontal running and mermaid dancing: Fat Amy, played by Rebel Wilson. It is hard to forget her witty one-liners, self-flattering humor and bluntness. We have high expectations for her sassy character, and we can’t wait for the ensuing hilarity that she is known for.

On top of all of it, as if the movie needed anything more, Pentatonix, a world-renowned a cappella group, will be featured as well as a rival group against the Bellas. The group has had exponential success and has gained quite the fan base since winning Season 3 of NBC’s show, “The Sing-off.” Their casting in “Pitch Perfect 2” is a testament to how far they have come. As an iconic a capella band, it is only fitting that they add to this movie’s greatness.

Although most movie sequels tend to be more disappointing because of elevated expectations, we are optimistic that the second movie will not be a letdown despite the change in movie directors. “Pitch Perfect,” directed by Jason Moore, has a good foundation in the first movie. Elizabeth Banks, director for the sequel, acted in and produced the first film, which raises our hope that with all this experience, there will be a lot of continuity between the two movies.

Lesbi-honest, this movie is going to be amazing.

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