(This review may contain spoilers).
I think this film might be one of those occasions when a sequel to a film is actually pretty good.
I thought it was good to see many of the characters from the previous film, as well as a couple of new ones. I did feel that Chloe had turned into Aubrey… and it was strange to see no mention of anything going on with Chloe’s voice, which had been damaged to a certain extent during the first film.
I felt that Beca, despite still having some role in this movie, was overshadowed somewhat by Emily. I did like Emily’s character in this movie, but compared to Beca from the first film, I felt that her character was a little more one-dimensional… but I did like her singing voice.
It was really cool to see more of Benji in this film. I also liked the fact that Bumper came across as a much more likable character in this movie. It was cool to see his relationship with Fat Amy growing.
In this movie, I probably liked Cynthia Rose and Fat Amy the best. Fat Amy is funny and she made me laugh… but it was also nice to see her outside of the humorous moments. I love Cynthia Rose’s voice and I would have liked to see more solos from her. I also thought Stacie was amusing. It was a bit disappointing that two of the characters weren’t explored at all, but it was cool to see more of Lilly.
The singing was quite cool in this movie, I felt, and although it was a bit disappointing to see such intense rivalry (to the point that the other group seemed like bad guys), it was pretty amusing to see Beca fail so completely at trying to be insulting.
If you enjoyed the first film, this one is definitely worth watching and it’s probably easy to follow even if you haven’t seen the prequel. Also, make sure you stay till after the first part of the credits – there is an extra scene at the end.