Monday, 15 February 2016

Movie Review - Alvin and the Chipmunks : The Road Chip

   It's the fourth Chipmunk movie.  And it weathered the cinema wars against galactic stars to make a profit.  Unbelievable but true.  So how's the Nth sequel to the Chipmunk franchise?

   Well, the three brothers don't focus on their musical careers and even the Chipettes are (sadly) pushed to the way side. The focus is family as Alvin, Simon and Theodore travel across the USA in the name of home wrecking.

  Ok, it's not quite how it sounds like.  But then the road trip part of Road Chip isn't even that pronounced.  Its approximately two journeys unsupervised and one short parentally guided ride.  Not enough hijinks to related to travel really.  A new antagonist in the form of a frenetic government agent replaced the sleazy promoter from the last three films. He brings a different kind of zaniness, even if it's not the same level.  They missed also one opportunity by not using classic cartoon Ms. Miller as the funny neighbor.  

  One could say the trip can be skipped except for the staunchest and nuttiest of Chipmunk fans but there is one incident that cements the importance of this entry.  And considering the success of this outing, it's more than likely that there will be more sequels to come, whether we want them or not.

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