Film Critic: Goher Iqbal Punn
Cast: Jason Lee, David Cross, Justin Long, Amy Poehler, Anna Faris and others
Director: Mike Mitchell
Writers: Jonathan Aibel and Glenn Berger
Genre: Kids/Family Entertainment
Runtime: 87 minutes
Mike Mitchell’s directed Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked releases for the entertainment of the viewers. Now whether it succeeds in enticing the masses or not? It will be decided after the review ends. The flick has been penned by Jonathan Aibel and Glenn Berger. Designed as children’s entertainment and family saga, the flick was being awaited by the kids in particular.
The first two versions of the movie – Alvin and the Chupminks (2007) and Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel (2009) went well at the box office, thus the expectations with the viewers (who are mostly the kids and the youngsters due to the nature of the content) were supremely high but unfortunately they all had to be disappointed since the overall result of the latest version is a big lackluster.
The story is just about okay and the main culprit is the screenplay which has nothing big to rave about. The animation work is not up to the mark. The execution on celluloid is pretty ordinary that it cannot hold the attention of the viewers till the duration of the movie. The flick simply sinks into the box office.
Everything of the film looks sinking – there is nothing to be called worthwhile from the story to the screenwriting to direction and animation, all seems pretty ordinary in this offering.
The film talks about Dave, Ian (the Chipmunks) and Chipettes (their female counterparts) get onboard a luxurious cruise and soon they stumble upon an accident happened due to Alvin (Justin Long). This mishap took them to a remote island where they bump into the misfortunes and the things like that. They get to know that the new territory is not as isolated as it seems.
Mike Mitchell’s execution is simply drastic, it has nothing to offer. He could not handle the subject on the screen. With this task, it shows he is running out of the skills of story-telling. But more than him, the big culprit is the script that is poor and is laced with ordinary subject (story). The writers – Jonathan Aibel and Glenn Berger have penned the script in haste.
The animation work, which should at least have been eye-pleasing since the subject and the nature of the movie revolves around it, is further a big disappointment. Due to bad animation, no kid gets attracted to the film.
The performances of the stars are not the ones, the words have to be consumed on. They all are below average.
Final Verdict by the Critic
Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked is a poor show all the way. It has nothing to offer nor does it have any novelty to relish with. Best to be avoided!