REVIEW: “Pitch Perfect 3: Last Call Pitches” ends the series with a tug at the heartstrings

The final film to the “Pitch Perfect” trilogy, “Pitch Perfect 3: Last Call Pitches” may be the last time to see the Barden Bellas. Directed by Trish Sie, the third addition to the acappella series came to theaters on Dec. 22.

The movie kicks off with the Bellas, an acapella group formed by former students of Barden University, performing to a mysterious man. Moments later, Beca (Anna Kendrick) and Fat Amy (Rebel Wilson) jump down from the ship, evading the cliché explosion in the background.

Following that, the movie took us three weeks back, and the Bellas’ journey once again began with multiple obstacles and challenges, started with the college reunion that brought together the ex-Bellas members.

Along with the music, “Pitch Perfect 3” came with its awkwardly hysterical comedy from Fat Amy and the commentary of Gail (Elizabeth Banks) and John (John Michael Higgins). The movie was also able to fit in the classic riff-off, but with even more challenging musical groups.

Another significant plotline in this movie was Fat Amy’s father (John Lithgow) and his mysterious reason to find Fat Amy. This other intricate storyline brought out more of Fat Amy’s character and even comedy.

“Pitch Perfect 3” touches viewers with its emotional ending. Beca alone was chosen to perform with DJ Khaled; however, she refused this offer, marking her loyalty to the Bellas.

In the end, Beca started off her performance as a solo and slowly improvised by allowing her fellow Bellas to join her. This scene was touching, and a great way to end the last movie of the “Pitch Perfect” threequel that many have fell in love with.

“Pitch Perfect 3” proves to be a much more different movie than the previous films. Instead of a complete win, the Bellas take on a partial one with many of their rivals’ support. The basic plot with the competition intertwined with the complex plot with Fat Amy and her father bring a whole different comical vibe to viewers while retaining its classic “Pitch Perfect”-styled musical.

Even though the “Pitch Perfect” era may be coming towards an end, the final movie ended with a great finish, leaving many viewers satisfied.