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Alvin and the Chipmunks the Squeakquel

After just watching Alvin and the Chipmunks on DVD, I just got back from seeing Alvin and the Chipmunks the Squeakquel which was surprisingly enjoyable. Consistency errors and cookie cutter high school drama storylines aside, the movie made me smile and laugh throughout. It helps that I grew up watching the chipmunks, but regardless, if a comedy makes me smile and laugh, I can overlook those minor issues when they don’t interfere with the overall enjoyment of the movie. Don’t expect much in the form of adult oriented humor, although I did lose count of all the movie references that were made throughout after the first 25 or so, but this light children’s comedy that is safe, family friendly and quite enjoyable.

I liked the original better, for it’s lack of high school drama and mainly for having more Jason Lee, even though he did get in a few good AAAAAALLLVIIIIIIIINNNNNNs in this squeakquel. The two films are basically on par, although I do wish they didn’t exactly match each of our favorite chipmunks with a virtual doppelganger chipmunkette personality or maybe change up the standard trope having Alvin attracted to the brainy chipmunkette with glasses for example instead of going with the standard of our glasses wearing Simon being instantly attracted to the chipmunkette with her own set of glasses (it reminded me too much of a relatively recent standard T.G.I. Fridays commercial that did this with interracial coupling), but David Cross really steps up the absurd funny, especially when thinking about his own personal light show scene.

Thanks to Crafty Internet TV for the above pic.



February 3, 2010 10:20 pm Posted by | movie reviews, movies | Leave a comment