Written March 27, 2008
Alvin, Simon, and Theodore are all present and accounted for (just like in "The Chipmunk Song"), but not as you remember them. These crude computer generations should have been scrapped in the earliest stages of the film and replaced by the chipmunks as they appeared in their 1980s television series. Or better graphics (though no one makes a good cartoon anymore). There are a few laughs, but all of them cheap; neither the plot nor the human characters salvage the fate of "Alvin and the Chipmunks".
Written July 31, 2007
Here we go again, another '60s cartoon show has made it into a live-action movie. Beware: These are CGI chipmunks, NOT 2-D. Jason Lee (My Name is Earl, Underdog) has his plate full as The Chipmunks' Manager, David Seville. I think this movie be one several films on the hottest holiday films list.
Written March 17, 2008
There are some movies that are ostensibly 'children's ' movies that nonetheless have story elements that can hold the attention of people who are old enough to drive. This isn't one of them. My children were enthralled. My daughter, especially, whose friend has he soundtrack on CD and played it during a sleepover, enjoyed it. But she's ten. And even then, the voices of the Chipmunks are so high and squeaky, that she kept asking me what was said. Which meant that I had to pay attention to the movie more than I really wanted.
Don't get me wrong; his is not an awful movie. Which is sort of a pity, because sometimes one can revel in the awfulness of a truly bad flick. This movie had all the appeal of sitting in a dentist's waiting room for an appointment to get your teeth cleaned.
It's not something to look forward to, or even dread, but simply one of those things that needs to be done (assuming, of course, that you have teeth. Or kids)
Wait for cable. And avoid it there, too.
Written January 04, 2008
I grew up on Alvin & The Chipmunks music and was in no way going to miss out on this chance to relive some of my childhood.
I was not disappointed!
Although not a fan of some of the music performed by the little chippers, I couldn't resist their charm!
I will happily buy a DVD when it comes out and keep it as one of my all-time favorite feel-good movies!
A DELIGHT TO SEE FOR THE ENTIRE FAMILY!!
Written March 23, 2008
Alvin & the Chipmunks was a favorite when I was a child. With the vastly improved special effects & graphics over the original, this is a masterful remake. Took my son to see this & we both really enjoyed it. Would recommend it to anyone who is an A&C fan or anyone with children wanting to see something the whole family can enjoy. Fantastic, great, clean humor & fun!