Please note it is a region 2 DVD and will require a region 2 or region free DVD player with the intention to play.The Chipmunks are back in Alvin And The Chipmunks: The Movie!
A staggering surprise success at the box office just before Christmas 2007, the cause of the popularity of Alvin and the Chipmunks soon becomes clear. Not only is it a new adventure for a well-liked set of characters of old, it’s also a fun, breezy circle of relatives movie, that the kids in particular will enjoy.
Starring Jason Lee (of My Name Is Earl fame), Alvin and the Chipmunks mixes in live action and CGI chipmunks (Alvin, Simon and Theodore) in a story that sees that moved from their natural habitat into the midst of the big city. The plot then becomes as predictable as you’d expect, but there’s still quite a few fun available anyway.
For Alvin and the Chipmunks has plenty in its corner. It’s funny, first and foremost, and moves along at a good pace, never forgetting that its prime job is to entertain its audience. And that’s something it easily manages to do, wrapping everything up by remembering not to outstay its welcome, either.
Considering that Alvin and the Chipmunks enjoy a legion of fans that stretch back decades, it’s perhaps not a surprise in any case that the film enjoyed the success it did. But what’s pleasing is that the spirit of the source material, in spite of its recent setting, is adhered to, and there’s fun for all after all product. —Jon Foster