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Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked

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Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked
Directed by Mike Mitchell
20th Century Fox
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Alvin learns to grow up in Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked, but maturity remains an alien concept to this CG song-and-dance franchise, which in its third installment, flails about in search of a creative reason to exist. On a cruise-ship vacation, Alvin (Justin Long), brothers Simon (Matthew Gray Gubler) and Theodore (Jesse McCartney), and their female doppelgängers, the Chipettes, become stranded on a deserted island, prompting not, alas, a to-the-death Lord of the Flies scenario but, instead, merely a perfunctory rescue mission from paternal owner Dave (Jason Lee) and bird-costumed former nemesis Ian (David Cross). In the wild, Alvin embraces responsibility, and Simon (transformed by a head-conk into dashing alter ego Símon) becomes carefree and confident. Nonetheless, there's barely a narrative to speak of in director Mike Mitchell's slapstick-y adventure, which is mainly concerned with haphazard movie references (The Lord of the Rings, Castaway) and grating Chipmunk-ized renditions of hits by, among others, Willow Smith and Destiny's Child. Smushing together Katy Perry’s "Firework" and Lady Gaga's "Born This Way" in a tossed-off finale would be more egregious if it—like a fittingly lame nod to the "Double Rainbow" viral video—didn't perfectly epitomize Chipwrecked's unimaginative pandering to contemporary top 40 and pop-culture fads.

 
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Engineer_soldier05
Engineer_soldier05

I love how adults try to be critics on children's movies. Unless your ten you probably wouldn't think this movie was great. Its also kinda creepy that adults go to kids movies by themselves.

Kidd2244
Kidd2244

Simon was transformed by a spider bite, and transformed back by getting hit in the head with a golf ball

Svoboda Tammy
Svoboda Tammy

You said it right Engineer! It's sad that these days adults are so DAMN critical. Did we forget that children love this stuff because they are still in every sense of the word "innocent!" Whether I enjoy the movie or not is beside the point I enjoy watching my daughters face light up and hear her laughter! She's enjoying herself right along with her brother and that's what makes the movie good enough for me! So whether I enjoy this movie or not doesn't even matter because I will enjoy the time with my kids and watching them enjoy themselves!

Weissofduvall1
Weissofduvall1

Explain why its creapy. Do you think the adults who go to kids movies alone are abductors or molestors? I think maybee to see if its worth a darn for their own. Do you think ten year olds should review the movies?

 

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