Last January 5, I had the privilege of having been invited to attend the special advance screening of Alvin and the Chipmunks 3: Chipwrecked at SM Megamall, hosted by 105.3 Wow FM. (editor’s note: a Press screening will be be held today, January 6)
I haven’t seen yet the first and second Alvin and the Chipmunks movies but I grew up loving the animated series on television. The singing trio of chipmunks became wildly popular after their debut in 1958 in the Grammy-winning single “Christmas Don’t Be Late,” written by Ross Bagdasarian, who introduced the chipmunk singing voice. Since then, the chipmunks have captured the world with their adorableness.
In this third installment, the chipmunks are still their mischievous selves, led by Alvin (Justin Long), wreaking havoc onboard a vacation cruise ship, to the utter frustration of Dave (Jason Lee), their human dad. Their antics have caused the six chipmunks to actually land on a deserted exotic island. And thus, we follow the adventures of the super adorable trio of talking chipmunks: Alvin, Simon (Matthew Gray Gubler), and Theodore (Jesse McCartney), along with their female counterparts, the Chipettes, while they are ‘chipwrecked’ on an island, waiting for Dave to rescue them. But Dave is also on the island, looking for his “kids,” along with the bitter Ian (David Cross), the former executive of a recording studio who had a history with Dave and the now world-famous chipmunks.
The movie will hook you from the beginning til the end by its unpretentious script. It’s a de-stressing experience that is clearly meant for kids but will tickle the adults, too. In its entirety, the movie is adorably cute (especially Theodore), funny, cute, charming, cute, light, cute, entertaining, (and did I say “cute”?), and never boring.
Our contributor, Stephanie Mayo works as a copy writer, an editor on the side, and she’s a passionate and aspiring filmmaker. She will simply die without movies. She also did a review for Orange Magazine TV for the movie “In Time“. Catch her latest movie reviews on her blog, Film Check.