Apparently we’re celebrating trailer day today. Unfortunately Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel isn’t quite as good as Couples Retreat or The Informant. In fact its quite a bit worse, in that it made me want to jump out the window. I’m only one story up so I’d likely only hurt myself. So not kill yourself bad, but at least broken ankle bad.
The story, if you can call it that, is based around the chipmunks going to school and meeting the chipettes. I’m sure there’s more but children ain’t going to this for plot-based reasons, so I’ll sum it up for kids – IT’S TALKING CHIPMUNKS! AGAIN! Sold. Box office gold.
In ‘paycheck mode’ are humans Jason Lee and David Cross, chipmunk voicing humans Justin Long, Matthew Gray Gubler and Jesse McCartney and chipettes Anna Faris, Christina Applegate and Amy Poehler. Great cast sure, and in nearly anything else I’d be on board. I just hope that they earn enough here to avoid doing this sort of dreck ever again. Shockingly this is directed by Betty Thomas, who brought us the awesome Private Parts. Bit of a departure then.
If you want to hurt your eyes, check out the video below, courtesy of MTV, which is just a minute of loud chirpy voices that don’t relent. They even do the Fox opening theme. You can watch this rocket up the charts on Christmas day removing anything that was once holy from the holidays.
What do you think? Am I being a bit harsh?