Box Office: Another case of a bloated, over-budgeted sequel that couldn't deliver the box office goods, the $45 million Pitch Perfect 3 opened far below expectations, with its debut embarrassingly grossing less than one-third of the previous film's. It's already made its budget back, sure, but it's far from a hit.
Verdict: A woefully underwhelming, lazily churned-out threequel with little of its predecessors' charm or infectious enthusiasm, the third Pitch Perfect movie feels rushed, haphazardly cobbled together and simply lacking much of a reason to exist beyond milking that franchise teat for one more go-around.
The cast is still entertaining to a point, but the songs feel less inspired, the overall production looks cheap and rough, and the film takes an ill-advised detour into spy spoof territory in act three.
There are sparse chuckles to be had, and the cast is trying their level best to hold it all together, but overall it's a barely-registering whimper on which to end the hit franchise.
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