Saturday 31 March 2012

Today's Review: Alvin And The Chipmunks: Chipwrecked

Yay, it's the inevitable return of your favourite obnoxious, high pitched, noughties defiled 80s superstars. Not content with scraping buttloads of cash from the wallets of parents the first two times, Chipwrecked is here to completely clear you out and destroy your soul.

This time, the chipmunks (and Chippettes) are on vacation, which is a perfect set up to leaving them abandoned on an island, because everyone knows that's the next logical step when you run out of ideas. There they meet a crazy lady, who besides giving a pretty decent nod to Castaway adds little value to the plot, and get bitten by spiders and have their personalities drastically changed. So hey, I guess they ran out of ideas within the constraints of the characters too. All the while Jason Lee and David Cross in a chicken suit wander around bickering like they don't actually have enough talent to be in anything else. I know it's not true guys. Just say no next time.

So yes, it's fair to say I didn't overly enjoy this movie. But I guess it was bearable. While recent pop hits are belted out in annoying high pitched tones all over the place, the snippets are relatively short compared to the torturous songs of the other two movies. Not that there's much good stuff brought in to replace it. Chipwrecked is just another shameless cash in on a franchise that probably should've been left alone in the first place. But if your kids do push you into watching it, there certainly are worst things out there. Just not too many.

My rating: 1/5