REVIEW: Alvin And The Chipmunks 2
The box office smash hit Alvin and the Chipmunks:
The Squeakquel sings and shakes its way to Blu-ray Disc/DVD Combo Pack, “Squeak-Along” double
DVD, and DVD Single Disc March 30th from Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment. A
follow up to 2007’s Alvin and the Chipmunks, Chipmunk singing sensations Alvin, Simon and Theodore are
back for an encore in this hilarious “squeakquel” packed with over an hour more of music. The
Squeak-Along bonus content includes new sing-alongs such as Beyonce’s “Single Ladies,” teaches
audiences how to dance like the Chipmunks with the “Shake Your Groove Thing” dance instructional
video, games and more nutty fun for the whole family!
SYNOPSIS: When a concert mishap lands Dave in the hospital, the Chipmunks take a break from superstardom and
enroll in school to fit in with kids their age. But they soon face some stiff competition when they meet
the Chipettes — a beautiful, talented trio of chipmunks discovered by Ian, the boys’ evil ex-manager!
REVIEW: In December 2007
the first Chimpmunks film was able to generate over $300 million
dollars worldwide at the box office. So it is no surprise that
after that extraordinary success, a sequel will follow. Two
years after the hype, 20th Century Fox is releasing "Alvin
and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel" in an attempt to match
and not surpass the original.
Let me begin by saying that I have never been a fan of Alvin and
the Chipmunks. I found their quirky voice annoying and just
plain absurd. So as you can guess, I was not involved in the
Alvin revolution two years ago, and to be honest, I haven't even
watched the first film. With that in mind, I decided to give the
squeakquel a chance.
I wasn't expecting much out of the film, however after the
success of the first I was hopeful to find something special. To
tell you the truth I didn't found anything special, but I was
really entertain. I was able to enjoy a 88 minutes of a decent
family outing. The story in this sequel takes the chipmunks to
High School. Creating funny situations that many parents and
kids will find familiar. This sequel also see the addition
Chipettes which many will find cute as the performs Beyonce hit
" Single Ladies".
In terms of special effects. the film takes the Chipmunks to
another level, The evolution of CGI after 2 years gave a better
definition to their moves and gestures.
Overall with music and innocent jokes "Alvin and the
Chipmunks: The Squeakquel" manage to provide enough
entertainment to make the film a decent squeakquel.
DVD: Alvin and The Chipmunks The Squeakquel is presented in
a widescreen format with a 1.85:1 aspect ration. The
transfer looks clean, judging from the watermark screening
received it is very difficult to determine the real quality
of the video, however I wont doubt that the final product
will be just fine. The picture is
complemented with a 5.1 Dolby digital sound with Spanish and English subtitles.
In the field of special features the
2 disc special edition DVD is loaded with bonus features. It includes
Sing-Alongs, Chipmunk Adventures, Munk Music Machine, Meet the
Chipettes, Meet The Rising Stars, Music Mania, Shake Your Groove Thing, Music Videos, a Live Lookup
1.85:1 Anamorphic Widescreen
English 5.1 Dolby Digital, Spanish and French Dolby Surround
Subtitles - English Spanish - Optional
Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel
Munk Music Machine
Munking History : 50 Years of Chipmunk Mischief, Mayhem & Music
Meet the Chipettes
Rockin’ Rising Stars
Chipmunks: Behind the Squeaking
A-NUT-omy of a Scene
Meet the Stuffies
Shake Your Groove Thing! With Rosero
Music Videos & Sing-Along (“Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It)”, “We Are Family,” “Shake Your
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