Based on the cartoon series Alvin and the Chipmunks, this current
live action incarnation stars Jason Lee as Dave Seville and Justin
Long, Matthew Gray Gubler and Jesse McCartney as Alvin, Simon and
Theodore, those three loveable chipmunks.
Featuring state of the art
CGI, this modern incarnation of "Alvin and the Chipmunks" will
appeal to those adults who enjoyed the original series and also a
new generation of children who will simply adore the characters and
the songs of this movie.
The story of course revolve around the
chipmunks and their human friend Dave Seville, however when Alvin
and his friends are relocated to Los Angeles from their forest, they
come across the struggling song writer. This is where the clichés
begin and the feel good movie starts as these chipmunks inspire Dave
to sing again and help him to fall in love with his neighbor
Claire (Cameron Richardson).
Although not the most inspirational
movie, Alvin and the Chipmunks pays great homage to the original
cartoon series and songs that were released in the 1950's and 60's.
Unfortunately the human actors are staged up by the CGI chipmunks
who are the star of the movie and at the end of the day, this movie is a great
family night in which contains action, romance, comedy and drama.
Presented in an aspect ratio of 16:9 widescreen with Dolby Digital
5.1, the video quality is quite sharp with vibrant colours and no
artifacting at all. Match that with quality Dolby Digital 5.1 and
it's almost like being at the movies again with crystal clear sound.
Some interesting special features, especially the history on Alvin
and the gang.
Chip-Chip-Hooray! - A Chipmunk History featurette
3-D Dynamo - The Visual Effects of Alvin and the Chipmunks
Hitting the Harmony featurette
Get Munked featurette