Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked (2011)
Too much of everything
By the time the dramatic fireworks start popping off, each one feels earned.
Actress is magnificent and exudes a hypnotic screen presence in this affecting drama.
Ok, this movie is as bad as the second but better. But, the name of this movie sound as bad as it is, right? This movie is a total Shipwreck, oh I'm sorry "Chipwreck". Where's the plot? Are the chipmunks not in school anymore? Also, are animals even allowed on cruises? Yet again, we met Ian Hawk and some weird chick named Zoey who has no friends. Zoey is also a really annoying charecter because the only reason why she was on the island is because she spent almost a decade trying to find some hidden treasure.It's still a more enjoyable film than the second movie, but all the singing was just bad. Don't forget Simon, he gets bitten by a spider and then makes him feel all Russian of course.
What will they think of next... Alvin and The Chipmunks: In Space? Somehow I wouldn't be surprised... I thought the first movie was really cute, and the second movie sucked major donkey balls. What about this one? It wasn't as bad as the second sequel, but it wasn't very good. The chipmunks are very obnoxious in this one, and lack the innocence that they had in the first two. It does have a couple of funny moments near the end, but that's really about it. Jason Lee's role is reduced significantly here. He wasn't that big of a focus in the second one either, and that trend continues here. His interactions & chemistry with the Chipmunks is what made the first movie so enjoyable. It just fell flat in this one. David Cross returns and his menacing act has gotten extremely stale. The Chipettes are more tolerable than the chipmunks in this one believe it or not. Spending 90 minutes with these guys has gotten to be rather tiresomeFinal Thoughts: Better than the second one, but that isn't saying much. It's a mediocre film. Time to put the kibosh on this series4/10
I'm a huge fan of the 80s Chipmunks, even though I didn't grow up with them and I got to know them with the 2007 live action movie. "Alvin and the Chipmunks" (1983-1990) is certainly a clever cartoons series and it doesn't treat children like idiots. The characters are also cool and adorable at the same time. However, this movie is pretty disappointing. I think there are three big problems that make this movie unbearable for adults to watch: 1) The human actors don't give a **** about the movie and their acting is really bored and they look annoyed and frustrated all the time. Plus, the first 20 minutes of the movie don't help either: the humans all act like clowns. 2) Alvin: in the 80 series he was a mischievous kid, but at the end of the day, he had a heart of gold. In this movie, he's an annoying rat that makes lame jokes and annoys everyone. 3) The story isn't really new or original and they should have given some character development to Zoe (the new character who lives in an island). She's evil and after a while, she becomes good... too cheesy.But there're also good things in the movie: Simon, Theodore and the Chipettes. They're nice and they do some funny things while they're stuck in the island. The songs are average, I really missed the day when the Chipmunks had their OWN original songs and they didn't only make covers.Don't watch this movie unless you're under 8 or you're a huge chipmunk fan.
Maybe it was because I didn't see it in 3d. Maybe it was because the video was perhaps the slightest out of focus and the sound wasn't the greatest. Maybe it will play better on DVD. But for the first time ever I swear, I was actually bored of the movie about halfway through. I had seen the original first movie and the second one and they were okay.This third one, in my opinion, was just a money grabbing machine. I mean, the songs were good but most of the movie was on the island and there wasn't anything interesting that happened. There were many movie references that were funny, but for the most part it was just an excuse for a third movie, which of course disappoints.Anyway, I'll give them a little credit for trying and for doing well with the animation, but I have to rate this 4/10.