Pitch Perfect - offensive and bland, but ooh music! singing!
plus: I like a capella, and even autotuned sugary a capella! So, that was really fun - makes me want to be in an a capella group :D
minus: It was sexist, racist, and offensive in other ways that I don’t know the ‘ism’ for. All of the characters were shallow, boring archetypes, except technically for the two lead females played by Anna Kendrick and Anna Camp. After a certain point I was just happy when a character’s defining trait wasn’t overtly offensive. I guess, in a short time frame it’s understandable that a large supporting cast isn’t entirely fleshed out, but eh. Coincidentally, the movie does pass the Bechdel test, so that’s pretty cool, but so much of the movie is spent being misogynist that it doesn’t make a difference.
The plot could be split into two parts: one thread that made sense but was really predictable, and then another thread of things that were unpredictable, because they were: disjointed (romantic interest in radio dj dude?), poorly thought out, ambiguous (antagonist?), and contrived (treblemaker lead guy & LA? what? why?).
So, as far as being a movie and doing movie stuff, it was pretty bad. In terms of having music and having people singing songs, well, there was music in it, so that was good; song selection was a bit stale, but you can’t expect much from a movie with this target audience.