January 26, 2010 by  

Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel


Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel

Alvin, Simon, and Theodore return as rock 'n' rolling rodents in "Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel."

Starring: Zachary Levi, David Cross, Jason Lee
Directed by: Betty Thomas (“John Tucker Must Die”)
Written by: Jon Vitti (“Alvin and the Chipmunks”), Jonathan Aibel (“Monsters Vs. Aliens”), Glenn Berger (“Monsters Vs. Aliens”)

Someone must’ve forgotten to tell 20th Century Fox just how terrible the 2007 original film really was. Someone at 20th Century Fox might’ve actually listened if the original didn’t reel in over $217 million at the box office. A film like “Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel” supports two theories about Hollywood: the mighty dollar is the old thing in the industry that matters sometimes and studios realize that good family entertainment is hard to find at the theater so packaging a few animated characters together and calling it a movie is a sure-fire way to lure in an audience full of five-year-olds. I didn’t think anything could be as annoying in 2009 as the gerbils in “G-Force,” but apparently the “Chipmunks” wanted to prove me wrong.

Grade: D-

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