Movie Review: Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked

Earlier this month I had the fabulous opportunity to attend the press junket for this year’s only G-rated holiday family film, ALVIN AND THE CHIPMUNKS: CHIPWRECKED, in theaters December 16th.

ALVIN AND THE CHIPMUNKS: CHIPWRECKED in theaters December 16th

A quick synopsis of the movie:

The vacationing Chipmunks and Chipettes are turning a luxury cruise liner into their personal playground, until they become ‘chipwrecked’ on a remote island.  As the ‘Munks and Chipettes scheme to find their way home, they accidentally discover their new turf is not as deserted as it seems. Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked is in theaters nationwide December 16.

As part of our experience, we got to attend a pre-screening of the movie with a local audience. Sitting at the front of a theater filled with laughing children made for quite the night! Their energy was definitely infectious.

If you’ve seen any of the Chipmunks movies, you’ve already had a taste of what you’re in for with this new one: high-pitched mischief, singing, dancing, goofy humor, and Jason Lee’s now-iconic “Alviiiiin!” yell.

What’s new in ALVIN AND THE CHIPMUNKS: CHIPWRECKED is a much grander scope and story. After wreaking a bit of havoc on a fun-filled cruise, the Chipmunks find themselves washed up on a jungle island. What follows are moments of self-discovery, adventure, and mystery. And, of course, typical Chipmunks high-jinks and tomfoolery.

Here’s a quick 30 second trailer that gives you a peek at what I mean:

ALVIN AND THE CHIPMUNKS: CHIPWRECKED has a lot of heart and really grew on me as the film progressed. Highlights for me were the salsa dance-off between the Chipettes and three women on the cruise (keep on eye out for SYTYCD’s Lauren and dance moves choreographed by Nappytabs!), Simon’s high-flying alter ego Simone, and the final number, complete with an impressive mash-up of three songs (a la Glee).

I would definitely recommend taking your kids to see ALVIN AND THE CHIPMUNKS: CHIPWRECKED over the winter break. It opens December 16, is rated G, and is appropriate for all ages.

Disclosure: I was flown to Los Angeles and accomodated at Four Seasons Los Angeles as a guest of 20th Century Fox. I attended a pre-screening of Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked and the corresponding press junket. No other compensation was received. All opinions expressed are honest and my own.

*original post included giveaway for $25 Fandango Gift Card & movie-theme sweatshirt

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    God.

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