Sunday, March 28, 2010

Alvin & The Chipmunks: The Squeakquel (2009)

Dir: Betty Thomas

I have kids! We start this one off with the Chipmunks on a world tour showing off that they are international super stars. The tour ends with Alvin accidentally injuring their guardian/manager Dave (Jason Lee). He is stuck in a hospital bed for the rest of the film making it an easy payday for Mr. Lee. His wish though is for the Chipmunks to go to high school like normal kids (?) so they travel back to the states where Dave's cousin (Zachary Levi) ends up having to care for them because of some wacky events. So once in school, they are asked to join in a music competition that, if they win, will give $25,000 to their school's music program. Now my question is, why don't the Chipmunks just give the school the money or play a benefit show? If they win (and why wouldn't they?), isn't that just stealing money from another deserving school? Am I over-thinking this? Probably. The Chippettes (female counterparts) are introduced, there's some conflicts to over come, David Cross is back, it all ends up like you'd expect. My kids liked it.


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