Movie Review: Alvin and the Chipmunks:Chipwrecked (2011)
This time the Chipmunks; Alvin (voiced by Justin Long), Simon (voiced by Matthew Gray Gubler), and of course Theodore (voiced by Jesse McCartney) are on a cruise vacation with Uncle Dave (Jason Lee) as well as the Chipettes; Brittany (voiced by Christina Applegate), Jeannette (voiced by Anna Faris), and Eleanor (voiced by Amy Poehler). As soon as they board the ship Uncle Dave realizes he’s in for more that he bargained for as Alvin immediately starts causing havoc throughout the ship. Alvin is having the time of his life dancing and singing around the deck with the rest of the crew and playing Captain on the bridge. Uncle Dave tries to set the rules, but Alvin decides that breaking the rules a little bit won’t hurt….right?
When Uncle Dave goes to dinner with the Captain (Andy Buckley) to try to smooth things over from the destruction the Chipmunks and Chipettes managed to cause in the first few hours on the ship he leaves all of them in their room, with specific instructions to stay put and not cause trouble! However, anyone who knows anything about the Chipmunks knows that this is an impossible task. Soon enough the Chipmunks are out gambling while the Chipettes hit the club, and when Uncle Dave finds out he is far from happy. After that their activities become extremely limited, and while Uncle Dave is napping Alvin decides to have some fun and ends up getting all of them tossed overboard. When Uncle Dave wakes he tries to follow but loses them while ending up in the ocean himself, along with good old Ian Hawke (David Cross) who is now working for the cruise line after having his career ruined by the Chipmunks. The Chipmunks and Chipettes end up on a deserted (or so they think) island and together survive while waiting for their rescue from Uncle Dave. But will he be able to find them on an island in the middle of the ocean?
You will just have to go see this one for yourself to find out! This is the perfect movie for the family, with plenty of humor for both the adults and the kids. You will not be able to stop laughing. Seeing it on the big screen definitely gives you a better experience for this film by really showing you the details. The only complaint I have is that this one ends too quickly, one minute you’re in the midst of the climax moment and the next you’re seeing the credits hit the screen. But, all in all a must see film if you have kids, or are just a Chipmunks fan from your own childhood.