Chipwrecked

Chipwrecked

This may be the cutest chipmunk movie yet—minus the annoying man in a bird suit.

First, let it be known that I do NOT like the Alvin and the Chipmunks franchise. I loved the cartoon movie that came out in the 80s; it was the first movie I saw in theaters, I think! I could watch that one every day, even though Modern Me has a few issues with it.

The new movies, however, have royally sucked. My daughter loves them, which is, of course, why we watch them. We don’t buy them—she doesn’t love them as much as she loves, say, Up or The Princess and the Frog—but we did keep the copy of Chipwrecked from the library after we watched it. Normally we return things immediately, but we’re keeping this one until it’s due because—well, it’s pretty darn cute!

The rodents get separated from Dave while on a family vacation—via one of Alvin’s brilliant plans, of course—and hilarity pretty much ensures as they run into a woman who’s been on the island way too long, the fun-filled alternative side of Simon, and a general role reversal of all of the chipmunks. It may not sound like a great film—indeed, it’s not great, but it’s fun, and it’s the one movie in the entire franchise that I actually didn’t mind watching.