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Movie Review: Alvin and the Chipmunks 2: The Squeakuel January 1, 2010

Posted by shwaldman in Society, Uncategorized.
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Saw it in the theater, but…Netflix Synopsis: Alvin (voiced by Justin Long), Simon (Matthew Gray Gubler) and Theodore (Jesse McCartney) are back, along with their careworn manager, Dave (Jason Lee), and this time they have competition: The Chipettes (Anna Faris, Christina Applegate and Amy Poehler), hired by Dave’s nemesis, Ian Hawke (David Cross). Cameron Richardson, Zachary Levi and Wendie Malick also lend their voice talents for this good-time live-action/CGI sequel.

Not really much to say about this one. It was cute. It was fun. The storyline kept my five-year old enthrawled. I was interested to see after the fact that the voices were done by relatively top name stars. Given the high-pitch modifications that were done none of the chipmunk voices were recognizable. It certainly may have added to the marketability of the film (though not in my case), but I am sure it also increased the cost of production.

In any case, this was a cute movie for kids interested in the Alvin and the Chipmunks characters. They were fun and it was enjoyable, although for me, it only made sense to see it as a matinee. The cost of the prime time show would not have been worth it. It would be fine to wait until it came out on DVD, too.

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