|Original title:||Alvin and the Chipmunks – Chipwrecked|
|Genre:||Children's Movie, Comedy|
|Production country:||USA 2011|
|Running time:||Ca. 87 min.|
|Rated:||From 0 years|
They're back! After successfully conquering the cinema screens in 2007 and 2009, the singing chipmunks Alvin, Simon and Theodore return for their third feature film adventure - and this time again they brought the Chipettes Jeanette, Brittney and Eleanor with them as squeaking reinforcements.
Dave (Jason Lee) is still devotedly caring for the chipmunks and chipettes as a foster father and manager. Dave has to learn how difficult this task can be once more when he wants to sail with the chipmunks on a cruise ship to the World Music Awards, where his pupils are to be honoured. But after Alvin, in particular, has caused chaos on board, the captain threatens to throw Dave and the little stars off board. But that doesn't happen anymore, because another prank by Alvin first catapults the chipmunks and then Dave and his permanent adversary Ian (David Cross) with a paraglider from board directly into the wide sea. On a lonely island the Chipmuks and the Chipettes find refuge. But while Dave and Ian start a desperate search for the fluffy superstars from the other end of the island, the chipmunks get from one adventure to the next and soon find out that they are not alone on the island after all...
When the American singer and songwriter Ross Bagdasarian created a fictional music group in 1958 consisting of his alter ego David "Dave" Seville and the three chipmunks Alvin, Theodore and Simon, he had no idea what success story he would trigger with it. The first song of "Alvin and the Chipmunks", the christmas song "The Chipmunk Song (Christmas don`t be late)" sold several million copies in a very short time and was awarded with many prizes. Countless albums, cartoons and video films later, Alvin and the Chipmunks also conquered the cinema screens in 2007.
The success of the first two films made another sequel inevitable. The makers didn't take any real risks. Part 3 offers the inclined viewer exactly what can be expected after the first movie. Cute chipmunks, lots of chaos and some hits (e.g. by Lady GaGa or Katie Perry) in Qietsch design. Those who like this will undoubtedly be entertained well, even if the humor is a bit shallower this time and the whole thing is less spectacular than in part 1 despite the spectacular finale. After all, the adventurous setting on the deserted island means that the third movie has more entertainment potential than the very weak part 2.
The gags are, with a few exceptions, extremely simple and can only make small viewers laugh. Only Simon, who shows a slightly different side after a little accident on the island, and the cute Theodore make for some really nice moments. But the fact that the chipmunks, and unfortunately especially the chipettes, use every opportunity to sing their squeaky squeaky tunes, nips in the bud every idea, no matter how nice. But even otherwise the movie never really exploits its comedic potential. For example, there is island dweller Zoe (Jenny Slate), who alludes to Tom Hank's movie "Cast Away" and over the years has built up a very personal relationship to not just one but several balls. What starts as a nice parody in the first moment, turns into a completely exaggerated and unfortunately no longer funny silliness in no time.
So the bottom line is that "Alvin and the Chipmunks 3" is not as entertaining as part 1, but all in all should please all little fans of the singing animals very well. And that's why there is a conclusion for exactly this target group (but really only for them): Worth seeing! If you are older than 10 years, you can safely avoid this continuation
An article by Frankfurt-Tipp