Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel Reviews
Good entertaining, funny and very cute family film. The effects were top notch, and there were a few times I even laughed.
Pop sensations Alvin, Simon and Theodore end up in the care of Dave Seville's twenty-something nephew Toby. The boys must put aside music super stardom to return to school, and are tasked with saving the school's music program by winning the $25,000 prize in a battle of the bands. But the Chipmunks unexpectedly meet their match in three singing chipmunks known as The Chipettes -- Brittany, Eleanor and Jeanette. Romantic and musical sparks are ignited when the Chipmunks and Chipettes square off.
If you adults grew up listening to the music and watching the cartoons of the Chipmunks, I really have no problem if you enjoyed it. But this film seems to have a drug that gets the younger viewers so high that they begin to love the movie so much it goes on to win the Kids' Choice Award for Favorite Movie. Here were the other nominees:
-X-Men Origins: Wolverine (Weak X-Men film but better than the Chipmunks.)
-New Moon (Lame Twilight movie but more exciting than this.)
-Transformers 2 (Way too violent and crude for the kiddies. It was also a weak sequel. But 1000x beter than this.)
The Chipmunks was the only one of the nominees to not be a PG-13 movie so it got away with winning. But if I were the kids who were voting, I'd go with Transformers 2.
Now heres what really ticked me off about this movie. Not only was this a commercial success, but this film is the reason why Disney's The Princess and the Frog went to DVD so quickly. A film with much better reviews made less money than the Chipmunks. I feel so bad for Disney.
Alvin and the Chipmunks 2 can be enjoyable to some, but I personally didn't like it. I didn't even finish it!!!
First of all, I think I should let the creators of this film know that putting an actor/actresses voice through as many filters as you can muster doesn't making the lines they SAY any better. Some of the writing in this film was atrotious. Just like my spelling. Even when Dave, the Chipmunks gardian is in a hospital in Paris, France on the other side of the ocean, they can still fit in almost five, "AAALLLVIIIN!!!"'s in it. And in one seen, the Chipmunks get into a bowl in a blender and get it to spin, so they sing Flo Rida's 'Right Round'. I get it! They're spinning... so they sing... right round... ha?
Plus, it is so predictable. I was waiting through the entire film for someone to get hit in the nuts and berries. I waited, I knew it was coming, and right when I was just about to think this film was above that... BAM!!! Mini Motor bike in the Bad-ies balls. It's predictable because it's a photo copy of about every kids movie that ever existed exept with songs to get the kids hooked on the pop music nice and young. It could deffinitely be above that.
But in the end, I repeat, harmless. Its a decent film to watch with your kids. Its better than most of the kids films out on DVD now, (cough, cough, G-FORCE, cough, cough), and you won't find it to difficult to sit through, expecially if your expectations were as low as mine. Its a film that reminds me of the days when I was a little kid that could watch any kids movie around, and no matter how big a piece of crap it was, I could sit and laugh at somebody getting hit in the balls, laugh, and not give less of a cair.
DIRECTED BY: Betty Thomas
SUMMARY: David Seville and chipmunks Alvin, Simon and Theodore, return in the sequel to lay waste to Seville's surroundings and sing in three-part harmony. Although plot details are being kept under wraps, the new movie will introduce the Chipmunks' female counterparts, the Chipettes.
MY THOUGHTS: I really didn't care for the first, and this one, although being better still wasn't great. But I did like it better then the first. Probably having the chipettes in this one helped. But it is a kids movie. So I am sure the kids loved it much more. I know my nieces and nephew did. That's why I got the pleasure of seeing it.. :/
Once again, the kids will like it. I have to wonder a few things about this film. The first is that if an area produced sic talking chipmunks I would be looking for the leaking toxic waste bins. Second, instead of competing to save the schools music program why not have the two groups become one big super group like Blind Faith or Menudo.
Of course there are no answers to these burning questions. This is an empty, hallow film that just fails on all levels. It's CGI garbage, pure and simple. Made quickly to strike while the iron is hot. Nothing in this one unless you want the kids entertained for 90 minutes.
Well to tell you the truth, there is not much you have to say when the movie revolves around talking squirells who sing popular songs and have cool outfits, cus thats all you get from the movie, so take your kids and your pillow. na ok it isnt that bad.
Simon: I think you should do the show with us Friday night, for Theodore's sake