I remember watching ‘Alvin, Simon and Theodore (or Theo-dorable if you will) when I was little and Alvin and the Chipmunks were just a cartoon on mainstream TV. I loved it but I think the voices might have driven my Mum a bit bonkers so when we were invited to the latest (in a bit of a line actually) of their big screen adventures and took Gram with us for the ride, I wasn’t entirely convinced she herself would enjoy it!
How wrong could I be?! My Mum, at the star studded premiere of ‘Alvin and the Chipmunks – Road Chip’, was as rapt as the children and every time I swung a sideways glance at the three of them, all I saw were glued to the screen smiles and enjoyment!
The film is pretty flipping awesome and with loads, simply LOADS, of ‘over the kid’s head’ moments there was easily enough to keep even the very synical (my Mum) grown up in entertainment! We absolutely loved it and feel very lucky to have got to see it before anyone else as the film isn’t released to the general public until tomorrow (12th February)! To co-incide with the beginning of half term ‘Road Chip’ and it couldn’t have been better timed! It’s the perfect school holiday treat!
What’s it all about?
The chipmunks hit the road for their fourth movie to date with Alvin (Justin Long), Simon (Matthew Gray Gubler) and Theodore (Jesse McCartney) causing worry for their long-suffering Dad, Dave (Jason Lee). Dad’s got a new girlfriend (the daughter from ‘Father of the Bride if you’re my era) and she comes complete with teenage son Miles (Josh Green) who is NOT a chipmunk fan. Brought together only by the mutual worry their parents are about to get hitched, the trio plus new brother to be (possibly) Miles, embark on a road trip to prevent a proposal from happening and after a plane journey from hell they find themselves on the run and being chased all over the US by an Air Marshal (Tony Hale). Plenty of laughs and PLENTY of music (with cameos galore and of course the ‘Chipettes’) this film is packed to the rafters with fun! The Chimpmunked version of Uptown Funk during a New Orleans street party is superb followed by a hilarious tale of why no one should ever get a tattoo! Poor old Air Marshall…