The sequel to the successful hit in 2007 Alvin and the Chipmunks has been released. I had watched Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel last week on DVD. It features the comeback of the pre-teen trio of chipmunks, Alvin, Simon and Theodore.This time, aside from their glamorous celebrity stint as rockstars, they have to deal with the pressure of being in school and having a female counterpart called the "Chipettes".
Well, for me, it certainly didn't reach the same level of hype and excitement of the first movie. Alvin and the Chipmunks 1 is definitely much better. The story is too predictable. Instead of amusement, I feel the annoyance especially towards Alvin's naughty character. I love Theodore, though. He is such a cutie and a softie.
The Chippettes are refreshing to see. Their voices belongs to famous names like Amy Phoeler for the voice of Eleanor, Christina Applegate for Brittany and Anna Farris for Jeanette. They are not naughty unlike their counterpart. And they have good manners and good acts towards others, so that's a plus for me. The kids would pick up a great example.
The scene in school is a typical high school setting. wherein there are jocks and cheerleaders being at the top of the social ladder, and nerds and geeks being in the lowest step and often being picked on by the "cool" kids. The Chipmunks had a hard time adjusting in their first day, but eventually, Alvin somehow became one of the jocks and turned his back towards his brothers.
Of course, the performance of the Chipmunks and Chippettes are the highlight of the movie. My favorite performance is by the Chippettes, singing "Put your records on'" and performing Beyonce's hit "Single Ladies."
All's well that's ends well. Both groups have allied against one rival, Ian Hawke, the villain in the first sequel. The good has prevailed.
By the way, for all Filipino's out there, it's a surprise when I found out Charice Pempengco had a cameo role in the movie. She have showcased her talent and made Filipinos even more prouder.IMDB gave a low rating for the movie, but I think because their standards are way too high. Remember, this is a movie for kids, and I think children of all ages would want to see chipmunks singing and performing. I bet your kids will love this movie.