I don’t have to be up at 3:00am in the morning, so it’s a Redbox and Chill kinda night. I missed both of these in theaters, so I’m anxious to finally see them tonight. Having said that, I have mixed emotions going into both of them. I LOVED the first Pitch Perfect, but the second film, while still entertaining, was quite disappointing, and based on reviews and word of mouth, this third installment only furthers the franchises downward spiral. And did I mention that I absolutely cannot stand Rebel Wilson? I tolerated her in the first film because everything else about it was so good...but without a solid film to hide behind, her ability to annoy me reaches super human levels. Oh well, The always stunning Anna Kendrick can negate just about anything. 😍
Regarding Ferdinand...as a card carrying, dyed in the wool, lifelong Disney freak, my heart will ALWAYS belong to Disney’s fantastic 1938 Ferdinand short. However, Blue Sky Animation’s fleshed out full length retelling DOES look pretty promising...and favorable reviews from both fans AND critics have really piqued my interest. Also, despite their spotty track record on the story front, Blue Sky have pretty consistently produced some truly beautiful animation, and as a lifelong animation aficionado I always try to catch every new animated release...Disney or not.
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