The Barden Bellas, the University a-cappaella group from the surprise 2012 hit Pitch Perfect, ended the fist film as national champions. The first trailer, reminded us of their greatness. The second trailer humiliates them. Turns out that they don't hold onto the title of champions, queens, and goddesses for very long, due to a wardrobe-and-pulley malfunction. So the girls have to go to the international stage to regain their (not-so) public stature.
Elizabeth Banks makes her directorial debut, and reprises her cameo as a color commentator (opposite John Michael Higgins); Anna Kendrick, Rebel Wilson, Brittany Snow, Alexis Knapp, Ester Dean, and a-ca-newcomer Hailee Stanfield costar. Full of pillow fights, Kendrick sass, and post-production recording perfection, Pitch Perfect 2 is in theaters on May 15, 2015.