Director(s): Mike Mitchell
IMDB Rating: 3.6
Playing around while aboard a cruise ship, the Chipmunks and Chipettes accidentally go overboard and end up marooned in a tropical paradise. They discover their new turf is not as deserted as it seems.
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Hannah Sharp (22 May 2013)
As an "Alvin and the Chipmunks" fan, I believe that this franchise hasa lot of potential, yet unfortunately is being poorly written, directedand produced (No offence). I get the impression that the film crewworking on this franchise are just creating them to get them out of theway, and not paying attention to detail, or anything of this matter.Action-wise, this franchise is a little on the disappointing side.Sure, there were damsels in distress and a moment of fear evident inthe characters' eyes, however, none that would compel you to want totalk about it over and over. These are children's films, I get that,but there are a fair few of individuals older than a child whom arefans as well, and would like to be really up on the edge of that seat.Franchises like "Ice Age" or "Shrek" are rated PG, they make you wonderwhat's going to happen next, surprise you when a character is facedwith life-threatening situations, but then still gives you that goodold happy ending, and you leave the theatre feeling pleasantlysatisfied. The "Alvin and the Chipmunks" franchise has a lot ofpotential, however it hasn't exactly met its mark just yet,action-wise. Also, I saw an extreme alteration in the character IanHawke's personality. I enjoyed him on screen during the firstinstalment of "Alvin and the Chipmunks," however, when he just so"happened" to be working as entertainment (Chipwrecked) on the exactsame cruise Dave and the chipmunks and the chipettes were on, actinglike he had truly lost his marbles and felt a little out of place gaveme a bit of a bad impression on the film. To add to this, it felt asthough all Dave and Ian were doing throughout the ENTIRE duration ofChipwrecked was arguing and looking for the chipmunks and thechipettes. They didn't really play a very significant role in the thirdinstalment at all. This other character didn't seem very specialeither; Zoe, the strange yet quirky castaway (or as we find out towardsthe end, a "Pirate") the chipmunks and the chipettes ran into on theisland. She seemed as though she was just created to 'be there', allhappy and lively, and then go nuts when suddenly finding out (by'Simone') there really was gold on the island, that she'd been lookingfor for nine, or it could be eight years. She didn't really have a backstory, besides the fact that she so happened to come across a realtreasure map and was more determined than ever to find it when "they"told her she was crazy and said the map was fake. There also was nostory behind the treasure map or how the gold was embedded there; didit just happen to be there?
sddavis63 (21 May 2013)
I really didn't care much for "Alvin and the Chipmunks," and so to behonest I never even bothered with "The Squeakquel." I did, however,choose to inflict "Chipwrecked" upon myself (in the company of mydaughter, who's 8.) I can say without any doubt at all that she's tooadvanced for it. There were a couple of scenes that elicited a chucklefrom her - and I think one got a chuckle out of me, but that was it.There were other scenes that caused her to engage in her favouritehobby of drawing, while I mercifully caught up on some sleep two orthree times. This is not a good movie.The story is empty throughout and silly most of the time. Yeah, I know,it's about singing chipmunks, so of course it's silly. But still. Andthe evil Ian is still a part of this. I really found him irritating inthe first movie. Why is he still there? The title of the movie more orless explains it - the chipmunks are on a cruise heading to theInternational Music Awards when they're accidentally cast away on adeserted island. (And, yes, there is great homage paid to the movie"Cast Away" in this.) But there's really just nothing to maintaininterest in this.If you're over the age of 5, you probably won't get anything out ofthis. The 5 and under set might appreciate the undeniable "cute-ness"of the chipmunks. But having seen this, I do hope it's the end of theseries. (2/10)
brooklyns17 (21 May 2013)
I know people may think that this movie should have not been a pg moviebut yet you guys are still the same people taking your kids to go seethe Twilight movies now don't get me wrong i am a big fan of them bothbut everyone knows that pg today is way different then what it was backin the day i think that this movies was really good and i enjoyed it aswell as my kids so than ks any ways i would buy this on blue-ray or DVDthis movie made me laugh and my kids could not get enough of it i wishthat it was out already what i say to all of you is that you need to gosee it for yourself because you are going to get different reviews forthis but from a parent that has two kids i say watch it because it wasgood thank and have a great day or night
moviegirl181 (20 May 2013)
Before I start, I'd just like to say how awful it is reading all thenasty comments from many IMDb members about Mike Mitchell's"Chipwrecked". The majority of members and users of this site are infact adults whose reviews and ratings you have read show personaldistaste to a film aimed to the age group of young children. It's nosurprise that they didn't enjoy it as much as they should have! As a teenager, I had the pleasure of taking my three younger siblingsto the cinemas to see Chipwrecked. They had all been, and I along withthem to see the previous movies in the sequel and were so excited forthis one. For me, I had absolutely loved the first film in the sequel,Alvin and the Chipmunks when I went to see it as a 10-year-old in 2006.The storyline and characters were excellent and it has become one of myfavorites right up to this day, seeing it about ten times on DVD. Lastyear, I found the 2nd movie to the sequel a total disappointment withits poor plot and lack of interest compared to the previous film.However, I found Chipwrecked pleasantly enjoyable and I have to alsosay that this movie was better that the first two with the storyline ofthe playful chipmunks being shipwrecked on a deserted island. Thistime, Dave (Jason Lee), the loving and caring human father of thechipmunks is back which he for some reason disappeared in the 2ndmovie. That main highlight of Chipwrecked, the 3 chipmunks andchipettes were really interesting due to their character development;Simon who suddenly turns into a Frenchman, Alvin who changes his usualfun and outgoing attitude to becoming more responsible and Brittany whobecomes smart. There is also another person marooned on the island, Zoe(Jenny Slate) who might be just a little different to a normal person.Thee antagonist of the sequel, Ian (David Cross) is also back as amember of the shipwrecked part and this time he shows an interestinggood side to him. Chipwrecked is also a good laugh for the audiencecontaining many jokes and funny scenes with the chipmunks as well asgreat songs to which they sing too (Lady Gaga, BeyoncÃ©, Willow Smith,Katy Perry, etc) . The singing was great and really enjoyable althoughI wish each song was longer that just the chorus. Who doesn't likesinging and dancing chipmunks? In conclusion, all children (and maybe a few adults) will loveChipwrecked with the cute and adorable chipmunks characters, greatstoryline, funny jokes and great singing.
terry pollard (20 May 2013)
I have 3 kids and have sat through some truly awful movies but this isunbearable. My children loved the first 2 and they were OK to watch foran adult, especially the first one. This one, however, is absolutelydespicable. I get that Hollywood is all about the money, especially nowdays with "the brand" but really??? How anyone in a position of powerat a studio could allow this movie to be released is void of aconscience. It is truly unwatchable. DO NOT spend your money on this"movie". We kept waiting for something funny or interesting and nothingever appeared. My kids waited for a couple years for this and we're SOdisappointed. If the writers of this movie are gainfully employed, Ihave missed my calling as a writer. Bummer.
william-sleonard (19 May 2013)
Alvin's shenanigans have gotten The Chipmunks into plenty of troublebefore, but when Dave takes the 'Munks and their female counterpartsThe Chipettes on a cruise, Alvin's horseplay goes completely overboard- literally. Stranded on a remote island, stomachs growl and tensionsflare as The Chipmunks and Chipettes struggle to adapt to life withouttheir usual creature comforts. Chipwrecked begins abruptly. There's no semblance of a back story orattempt at character introduction. Critics may see this as a cinematicfaux pas, but these are established characters and if you can't deducethat they must board a ship in order to eventually be "Chipwrecked",maybe something a little less plot-centric would be a better choice foryou. A Chipette rendition of the Go-Go's "Vacation" sets the scene andis the first of a fast and furious onslaught of songs. Musical numbersare better integrated in Chipwrecked than its predecessor TheSqueakuel. Chipwrecked spares us from characters bursting into song orbrief snippets of tracks squeezed in merely to secure a place on themovie's soundtrack.The story moves quickly. After their unintentional departure from theship, the result of one of Alvin's hair-brained schemes, we begin tosee different sides of the Chipmunks' personalities as theirrelationships are put to the test. Alvin emerges as an unlikelyworry-wart, taking on the task of keeping morale up and organizing thegroup's efforts to stay fed and sheltered. Simon undergoes a PeterParker-like transformation when he suffers a venomous spider bite andtransmogrifies into a free- spirited playboy with a French accent. Hischarms coax Jeanette out of her shell, leaving Brittany incensed thather sister is getting so much attention. The usually bashful Theodoreis also encouraged by Simon (who now refers to himself as "Simone") totry bungee jumping and later invite Eleanor to dance. The previouslyignorable Eleanor spends much of Chipwrecked on the sidelines, havingsuffered a sprained ankle, until she emerges as a heroine at the film'sclimax, leading the group to Jeanette, who has been 'munk-napped byZoe. Ahh, yes. Zoe. The real wild card of the movie is the new humancharacter whose origin is somewhat mysterious. She claims to have beenstranded when her UPS cargo plane crashed (a spoof of the Tom Hanksfilm Castaway) but emerges as a potential villain when it is revealedshe came to the island seeking a lost treasure. She is neither a helpnor a hindrance for much of the story but makes for better laughs thanthe bumbling Toby in Squeakuel. As original characters go, she'sprobably the best yet, aside perhaps from Claire Wilson in 2007's Alvinand the Chipmunks. Critics have raked Chipwrecked over the coals while fans graded it anA- on the site Yahoo! Movies. It still holds the #3 spot at the boxoffice and has grossed almost $100 million. I think the question to askyourself before seeing this movie is "am I a fan or am I a critic?" Chipwrecked is funny. Most of its laughs are references to pop-culture,including viral internet videos, one-liners from other movies(Castaway, James Bond), and even a Sarah Palin joke. The Chipmunks AREa pop- culture reference and always have been. But the characters playon each other as well, and the scenarios themselves are funny on theirown. One of my favorite laughs is when, after starting a fire, TheChipmunks wonder what to do next. Alvin shrugs and proceeds to lead thegang in a round of "Kumbaya". The 2007 Chipmunk movie was full orsubtle humor and a little of that has been revived in Chipwrecked.The entire pace of the movie feels just a little too fast. Songs,although well integrated, do come quickly at first. There are no lessthan three full-blown musical numbers in the first ten minutes, plusanother song from the soundtrack playing as background music. Characterdevelopment feels rushed at times too, such as when Simon is compelledto rescue Jeanette but simply declares he "can't do it". Moments laterhe swings to the rescue on a vine. Ian Hawke's redemption of sorts isalso awkward and somewhat inexplicable after being a villain for solong, and Zoe is quickly forgiven for 'munk-napping Jeanette.Chipwrecked squeezes a lot of story and action in to 87 minutes andit's definitely a tight fit.I found two other things strange about the movie. One is that there isalmost no implication of peril at being dumped into the middle of theocean. I also found the movie somewhat insensitive to heavyset people.At one point, Alvin trades a plateful of donuts to a husky boy inexchange for his toy. Ian also refers to Theodore and Eleanor as the"chubby one" and "girl chubby one" and implies that they areuninteresting.Chipwrecked works because it doesn't try to be a bigger movie than itis. It's a "threequel", and a kid's movie. It manages to be endearingwithout being sickly-sweet. The animation looks great. At times Ithought the Chipmunks' movements were a little too jerky and quick, butit still looks better than the first two films. The characters areexpressive and interact seamlessly with their environment. There areplenty of laughs. More sophisticated humor wouldn't appeal to theyounger crowd, and would probably seem out of place to the adults inthe room. The Chipmunks are a pop-culture litmus but are hardly onetrick ponies. Each has their own identity and their antics supplyplenty of unique humor on their own. Chipwrecked may be the moviecritics love to hate, but the rest of us could do a lot worse.
Bollywood_Bonertime (18 May 2013)
To cash on the popularity of newly discovered animated movies and therising popularity of the Groundhogs is viewed as a cash cow. What a congame!!! With regards to the story, it simply fails to connect with thechildren. A simple linear story could have been identifiable with kids,but the story starts off on a wrong note. Even my son felt disenchantedwithin 30-minutes. As for me, the movie seemed to be a rehash of LionKing.Well, the secret which has been unveiled now throws quite some surpriseas it is revealed that the animation film Alvin and the Chipmunks:Chipwrecked is neither an Indian product nor has it been made incollaboration with an International animation house. Instead, PerceptPicture Company has claimed the rights of a US film that goes by thename of Alvin and the Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked.Meanwhile, the buzz is that Akshay Kumit will be dancing to the latesttunes with supermodel Naomi Campbell for the shooting of a promotionalvideo for Alvin and the Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked. Joiningthem will be his wife Twinkle and Bollywood starlet Lara Dutta. Theactor has already worked with a lot of Hollywood biggies like SylvesterStallone, Preston Routh and Snoop Dogg for his other movies.
moviexclusive (17 May 2013)
You don't change the formula, not when it is one that has worked toamass a cool US$400mil worldwide per picture. So despite boasting a newdirector in the form of 'Sky High' and 'Shrek Forever After's' MikeMitchell, this third live-action adaptation of the classic animated TVseries is surprisingly alike to the earlier two instalments. That'sgoing to be good news for those who loved both the first 'Alvin and theChipmunks' as well as the 'Squeakquel'- but for those hoping that thisthird outing will finally have the charm that eluded the first two,we'd like to warn you to be disappointed.Penned once again by the duo of Johnathan Aibel and Glenn Berger, the'Chipwrecked' adventure uses yet another paper-thin plot to stringtogether the hi-jinks of the singing and dancing Chipmunk trio as wellas their female Chipette equivalents. Here, Alvin's mischief whilevacationing on a cruise with their kind beleaguered owner Dave (JasonLee) leaves the Chipmunks and the Chipettes stranded on a desert islandwith a volcano that's about to blow its top. Oh and did we mentionAlvin's hand-gliding stunt also lands both Dave and their arch-nemesisfrom before, Ivan (David Cross), overboard and washed up on the same,albeit different corner of the, island?It's no secret how- let alone if- the Chipmunks and Chipettes manage tomake it off the island alive, and not even the addition of a newcharacter, Zoe (Jenny Slate), whom Aibel and Berger unabashedly modelsafter Tom Hanks' FedEx employee in Castaway, adds much life to what isreally an awfully predictable plot. Admittedly, none of the Chipmunkmovies have had much story, and to expect better from 'Chipwrecked'would therefore be a tall order. Like the previous instalmentstherefore, this one is simply content to coast on the 'aw-shucks' cutecharms of the chipmunks. Indeed, each Chipmunk seems to be calculated to appeal to a certaindemographic- whether the playful leader Alvin, the responsible brainiacSimon, or the adorably naÃ¯ve Theodore, as well as the correspondingChipettes Brittany, Jeanette and Eleanor. Their incessant high-pitchedbantering and bickering that unfolds at a lightning pace is stillclearly the highlight of the show, not forgetting of course theirregular song and dance numbers set to some of the contemporary chart-topping pop tunes like Lady Gaga's 'Bad Romance', Willow Smith's 'WhipMy Hair' and Destiny Child's 'Survivor'. Like we said, it's worked before- like a charm, if we may add- withfamily audiences, so expect more of the same this time round. A midwaytwist where Simon starts assuming an alter-ego in the form of FrenchmanSimone after getting bitten by a poisonous spider tries to inject somenovelty into the Chipmunks' routine, but the initial appeal of watchingthe usually rational Simon turn debonair and somewhat impetuous quicklywears out its welcome. Faring slightly better is the budding attractionbetween Simon and Jeanette, manufactured nonetheless to elicit maximumgeek appeal.Speaking of geek, those who loved 'My Name is Earl' may be dismayed tofind that Jason Lee plays again the lead human character in the movie-and while the talented Jason looks like he could easily sleepwalkthrough the role, he does succeed in drawing out more than a few laughsin between his repartee with David Cross. Mitchell however displayslittle of the flair he exhibited in the superhero surprise 'Sky High'and his work here is as nondescript as his earlier in 'Shrek ForeverAfter'. Of course, the fault isn't entirely Mitchell's- after all, the templatefor the 'Alvin and the Chipmunks' live-action films have been prettymuch fixed in stone after the resounding success of the first twomovies. This three-quel is made only for those who have enjoyed bothits predecessors, since ultimately it rehashes the same singing anddancing Chipmunk formula. Nevertheless, it's fast becoming a foolishconsistency, and the likely fourth entry better not just be simplyanother Chip off the old block. - www.moviexclusive.com
Twodude Review (16 May 2013)
I'm not ashamed to admit that I enjoyed Alvin and The Chipmunks; I evenenjoyed Alvin and The Chipmunks: The Squekquel, albeit a little bitless than the original. The two movies combined for a gross of over 400million dollars. No, that's not a typo, I said 400 million dollars! Itgoes without saying that 20th Century Fox had a money maker on theirhands, and was going to keep going to the well until it was emptied.Anyone who has seen Alvin and The Chipmunks: Chipwrecked should be ableto tell you that the proverbial well is BONE DRY! I wish I could tell you that Chipwrecked was just a tad beneath thequality of Squekquel. I wish I could tell you that the Chipmunks andthe Chipettes were just as cute as you remember. Unfortunately, that'sjust not the case. The musical numbers were forced; the shenaniganswere tired and old, and more important that anything, the chipmunks asa whole just weren't cute and funny.******************************SPOILERALERT******************************** David Cross, who can be quitefunny, is relegated to spending the entire movie in a bird suit. JasonLee, who must be getting an overwhelming payday to keep coming back,spends most of the time whining. The introduction of Zoe, played byJenny Slate, was a cheap attempt to add a foil to the characters.Honestly though, she came across more as irrelevant. By no means was Ilooking for a movie written by Aaron Sorkin, Academy Award winningscreenplay writer of The Social Network, but a little bit of an effortwould have been nice. It seemed as the Writers were only worried abouthow many songs they could squeeze into the film and how many moviesthey could spoof off of, most notably Castaway, The Lord of the Rings,and James Bond; there's even a bit of The Jersey Shore thrown into themix. Once you add it all up, it equates to nothing more than very lazywriting.My wife and I took our 8 year old son and 5 year old daughter with us,and although the two of them were entertained, my wife and I were bothextremely disappointed. If the intent is to move forward on additionalfilms, then the writing is going to have to improve. I find it hard tobelieve that after 2 movies, the writers can't come up with anyoriginal ideas. If that's the case, then I think it's time to put thefilm franchise back in the vault and bring the Chipmunks to Saturdaymorning cartoons.Grade: DPlease visit our site at www.twodudereview.com
fletchsplace (15 May 2013)
Both of my children were anxious for this movie to come out as theyenjoyed the first two titles. I will warn that this would havequalified as a musical, there is so much singing. They didn't even wantto finish watching the movie, the singing, ALL the time; they hated it.I watch a lot of different titles with them, over and over againbecause they like them enough. This is one movie I am grateful thatthey didn't like because honestly, there is no way I could sit throughthis movie again. If you liked the singing in the previous two movies and wished therewas a LOT more of it, you may like this one.It's a shame, I think this movie was enough to turn them off of anyfuture chipmunk movies if any more should come out.
jlj9675-1 (12 May 2013)
My only objection to this film is seeing Carnival, which is the worstcruise line there is, getting any positive publicity. I can't believethe accommodations shown were actually on their ships! The plot,although thin, was still plausible and believable. The scenery on theisland was lovely. The chipmunk characters were cute as usual, alongwith Dave. There was lots of current pop music throughout andenthusiastic dance scenes. Although I was horrified at the bad examplesof behavior aboard the ship by Alvin and children passengers in thevery beginning, the rest of the movie had a good moral to the story anddepicted positive values for everyone. The children at the theaterseemed to love it and laughed a lot. As an oldster, I enjoyed it forthe most part too.
tavm (11 May 2013)
With some time to fill because of some personal problems, I decided togo with my movie theatre-working friend to watch something short. Thiswas the shortest of the current features I hadn't seen yet and I musttell you, I actually really enjoyed this latest Alvin and the Chipmunksmovies especially since most of the focus was on the Chipmunks (andChipettes) and less so on the human co-stars. Though the return ofJason Lee and David Cross does have some amusing moments and anotherhuman played by Jenny Slate does a nice parody of Cast Away, it's themale and female chipmunks that were the most charming to me especiallythat of Simon and his female counterpart when the former gets apersonality change and becomes "Simone". That's all I'll mention fornow, except that Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chip-Wrecked comes highlyrecommended.
Michael O'Keefe (06 May 2013)
Try to contain your hilarity; as I wink and snicker. Manager and fatherfigure Dave Seville(Jason Lee)takes Alvin(Justin Long-voice)and theChipmunks and their counterparts, The Chipettes, on a vacation cruise.Of course on board the luxury liner the Chipmunks and their femaleguests make the ship their personal playground. Running amok along withtheir chaotic behavior...the six furry entertainers find themselvesoverboard and shipwrecked on a tropical island. Nemesis Ian(DavidCross)and Dave find themselves also overboard in search for the twochipmunk trios. Somehow they all end up marooned on what they think isa deserted island, the isles of Scilly. Does this have to make sense?Animated family fun for all ages. Other stars lending their voices:Christina Applegate, Matthew Gray Gubler, Anna Faris, Jenny Slate andAmy Poehler. I'm almost afraid to think of what's to come.
myrmecocichla (05 May 2013)
I saw this with my daughter as a dollar-movie special. It's terrible;it has some of the usual problems of many sequels, the CGI is not up totoday's standards, and (surprise, surprise) the plot is lame andpredictable. It could be even worse, hence the two-star rating, ratherthan one, but it's a real waste of effort. I had not seen the previousAlvin and the chipmunk movies, and I was a bit lost given that viewerswere assumed to know not only the chipmunk characters but also some ofthe others. When the 'bad guy' from a previous movie was revealed, itwas unclear to me why he was such a bad guy. It remained somewhatunclear even when he turned into one of the 'good guys' at the end. Andif his switch wasn't abrupt enough, what about the change of heartshown by the girl who'd been searching for treasure? But even from thebeginning the characters were unbelievable - from the moment at thevery beginning when they were walking towards the ship and I keptwondering "what is he looking at?" Pathetic.
kosmasp (05 May 2013)
While the other Chipmunks movies did have some things going for them,this is just a mess. It really should be the death nail of thefranchise, but I think they'll come up with something else in time.Still while there seems to be no real new addition (apart from one verycrazy character, that just does not work in the family environment itis put in and may be a strange move by the producers to make this moreaccessible to grown-ups).The title pretty much gives away what you are going to see. But evenwith the familiar faces (or because of them) you will feel alienated.And while this still might work for most of the kids crowd this isaimed at, it also feels like an assault on your senses and your sanity.The other move to try to make the Chipmunks "grow up" does not workeither (as portrayed here) and will surely be revised come Chipmunks 4
capone666 (04 May 2013)
Alvin and the Chipmunks: ChipwreckedHopefully, the maladroit wordplay in the title of this motion picturedoesn't imply that it's only for those children with higher braindevelopment.Phew! Thankfully, this live-action/computer-animated comedy isaccessible to dumb kids as well.While on a cruise with Dave (Jason Lee), Alvin (Justin Long), Simon(Matthew Gray Gubler) and Theodore (Jesse McCartney), along with theirfemale counterparts: The Chipettes (Christina Applegate, Anna Faris,Amy Poehler) find themselves stranded on an island after an Alvinrelated accident.Unfortunately, Dave and the Chipmunks old manager (David Cross) aremarooned on the other side of the islet, leaving the rambunctiousrodent singing groups to their own devises.Meanwhile, a localized volcano threatens to erupt. The second sequel in the series, this sampling is soured by stalerenditions of radio hits and suggestive jokes of an inappropriatenature.Besides, to stay contemporary shouldn't their high-pitched chipmunksinging voices be modified with auto-tune? (Red Light)vidiotreviews.blogspot.ca
marios-krantas (02 May 2013)
My review will be short since i don't have much to say. You must beeither 2 or 3 years old and drunk or high on drugs to enjoy this movie.Once again the director proves how bad he is and that he destroys thechildhood of hundreds of kids.The movie is just awful and adults and kids above the age of 8 willfind it plain stupid and awful too.Even my 3 year old cousin found thatawful.The whole theater was either sleeping or just leaving.I wish i could give it 0 out of 10 The funny thing is that I enjoyedthe first one and i found the second great for young audiences.But thisis not for young or any audiences at all. If jigsaw made a new trap inSAW(Which is not gonna happen) he should feature a trap that should benamed : Escape from the theater while watching Alvin and the chipmunksChip-wrecked. Awful.Watch it if you want to suicide
TheLittleSongbird (01 May 2013)
I sort of enjoyed the previous two movies, they were not great moviesbut I found them quite cute. I wish I could say the same for thislatest instalment, but I can't. It does have its moments, Jason Lee andDavid Cross are decent and have some entertaining exchanges. The filmapart from some slapdash editing does look reasonable with thechipmunks looking serviceable and the scenery beautiful.Best of all is Theodore, he always was adorable and made you want tocuddle him and here is no exception.On the other hand, Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked feels ratherlacklustre this time around. The pop songs was a bonus in both of theprevious two movies, here they sound really tired with generic melodiesand forgettable lyrics. The vocals themselves are okay, not tooannoying considering the tone, but again nothing out of the ordinary.The messages about family ties and responsibilities are important onesbut they seem rather forced here.The script generally was weak, there was very little that was fresh orfunny for me apart from the exchanges between Cross and Lee, and thereare some lines that have been covered in previous reviews that reallydon't belong in a family movie. The story like the previous two ispredictable, except this time around it is not as charming or exciting.I didn't care for the characters, excepting cute little Theodore. Zoethe eccentric castaway is more annoying than endearing, and somethingabout Alvin rubbed me up the wrong way, he came across as too much of ajerk in some scenes. The acting/voice work is mixed, I liked Cross, Leeand Jesse McCartney, and Justin Long and Matthew Gray Gubler arealright I guess even with the bad material, but Jenny Slate didn'traise a single smile and the rest ranged from adequate to bland.All in all, not as tortuously bad as some have said, but it wasn'tanything special to me. By all means I understand why some may like it,but it just wasn't my cup of tea. 4/10 Bethany Cox
raisleygordon (29 April 2013)
I enjoyed the first two movies, and I sort of enjoyed this one. Onething about these movies, especially this one, is that the chipmunksare too damn cute! At least the voices are, anyway. I didn't enjoy thescenes on the island as much as the cruise ship scenes. Maybe the wholemovie should have just taken place on the ship. David Cross is supposedto be the villain again, as he was before, but him becoming nice - Ididn't buy it, not a lot, anyway. It's one thing if a villain pretendsto be nice, but to actually become nice is a fatal mistake. I wouldhave preferred more humans, less chipmunks. The third time isn't quitethe charm.**1/2 out of ****
Saad Khan (29 April 2013)
ALVIN AND THE CHIPMUNKS 3 : CHIPWRECKED Â CATCH IT ( B- ) Anotherchipmunks' movie with lots of singing and dancing. The first chipmunkmovie was really good and funny though the 2nd movie was more clichÃ©dand boring at times. The 3rd movie is just like the 2nd one itwatchable but not funny. It's just the same characters with somesinging and dancing, nothing funny. The new girl's character in thewoods was boring and brings nothing to the movie. Overall I think thereis nothing much they could do with chipmunk's franchise. It's abouttime to wrap it up rather keeping making another one without any goodhumor or story.
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