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Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel (2009)

Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel (2009)

Released: 2009
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Family, Genre
Director: Betty Thomas
Starring: David Cross, Zachary Levi, Jason Lee, ,
Run time: 88 min
IMDb: 4.5/10
Country: USA
Views: 43856

Synopsis

Storyline:
After a concert mishap lands Dave in the hospital, Alvin, Simon, and Theodore end up in the care of Dave’s twenty-something cousin Toby. The Chipmunks put aside their stardom to return to school to win an annual “Battle of the Bands” competition to save the school’s music program, but they meet their match with the Chipettes: Brittany, Jeanette, and Eleanor, who work for the Chipmunks’ ex-manager, Ian Hawke. The Chipmunks and the Chipettes square off; romantic sparks and crazy mishaps ensue.
User Reviews: After all the negative reviews I read, I went in with pretty low expectations. Perhaps that’s why I ended up giving up a 7.

Look, this is not Hamlet, Citizen Kane or Duck Soup. This is a PG film that as close to being family friendly than I have seen. I can only imagine the PG rating was due to the fact that the chipettes were darn right sexy – I didn’t hear any vulgarity, see any nudity, violence or adult situations.

It is really getting hard to find a film where I can take my 9 year old daughter to. With battling giant robots, vampires, and giant smurfs lurking in 3D, this movie was a relief to see.

The plot is paper thin – though in its defense it did have an ethical base of family, friendship, and responsibility.

The effects were top notch, and there were a few times I even laughed (which was a few more times than I expected).

In one word it was – ‘Cute’ – which is exactly what I think it sought out to be. Nothing more.. Nothing less. Harmless fluff.

My 9 year old enjoyed it. And at the end of the day, that’s all that mattered to me.

This is a film for children. Taken on it’s level, I give it a 7. if you want to rate it as art or entertainment for adults? Yeah, mebbe a 2 or 3. But you know what? Some kids were clapping at parts in the theater. To me, that was pretty cool knowing that a film can get kids in a theater clapping for the characters on the screen.

So relax. chill.. bring your little ones… and enjoy…

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