Alvin & The Chipmunks 3: Less Singing, More Character Development; Worth A Watch

Alvin & The Chipmunks 3: Less Singing, More Character Development; Worth A Watch
January 24 18:29 2012 Print This Article



When we were invited to check out the latest movie in the Alvin & The Chipmunks franchise, we were silently hoping that the series would deviate from the musical carriers of the double trio of (male & female) chipmunks that propelled the first two movies before it. Thankfully, this wasn’t the case. Alvin & The Chipmunks 3: Chipwrecked delves a little bit more into these character’s adventures as they try to survive in their latest predicament – of course caused by none other than the infamous Alvin and his antics. This time, the ‘munks find themselves in a deserted island, trying to survive in a relatively-harsher environment for the typical singing troupe. So does the third chipmunks movie sink, or swim? Read on to find out.


“Alvin & The Chipmunks 3” stars Jason Lee as Dave Seville, parent and guardian to the the furry singing sensations, Alvin, Simon & Theodore (Justin Long, Matthew Gray Gubler, Jesse McCartney) – including their female counterparts, the Chipettes. (Amy Poehler, Anna Faris, Christina Applegate) On a cruise ship headed for an international music award ceremony, tragedy strikes as one of Alvin’s seemingly brilliant ideas lands the Chipmunks stranded on a deserted island. Dave, with the help of an unexpected returning character, set out to find his lost ‘kids’. Will the ‘munks be able to survive until he gets there? You’re going to have to watch to find out.


Primarily shot on a cruise ship and of course the aforementioned deserted island, Alvin & The Chipmunks 3 features the typical antics and humour of the previous movies. Thrust into their current predicament, the movie spends less time with musical performances, and more time with character development – allowing the audience to connect more with what’s happening in the story. The story itself is relatively simple and doesn’t pull any punches, except for some new characters thrown in here and there to rock the proverbial boat.


Alvin & The Chipmunks 3 proves to be an enjoyable, if rather simple, 87 minutes. It’s worth a watch, especially if you have kids – even more if they enjoy a popular song or two.


To see more of Alvin & The Chipmunks 3, check out the trailer below.




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