All I want for Christmas is a tribe of little Chipmunks in my stocking. Alvin and the Chipmunks, “Chipwrecked” will be in theaters at Christmas time and it promises to be an action packed morsel full of mischievous delight; unless you are the hapless Dave Seville, the legal guardian of these furry little miscreants. Chipwrecked has the potential to totally redeem this franchise.
This is an animated/live action mesh up is a studio movie that doesn’t pretend to be anything other than a celebration of freedom and the joy and mischief that comes from living a life without rules.
It all begins when Dave Seville and the six Chipmunks and Chipettes (Alvin, Brittany, Eleanore, Jeanette, Simon and Theodore) take a holiday on a very Titanic looking luxury liner. Imagine Alvin, a Chipmunk standing on the bow of the ship, arms open wide shouting “I’m the King of the World;” before being swiftly blown of his feet by a stiff breeze.
But the sedative reclines of a cruise ship are really no place for these chipmunks, whose mischief making ways are quickly turn the ship into their own personal playground. Until it’s CHIPWRECKED!
And these six little chipmunks get marooned on a desert island; separated from Dave. Here they meet a strange and darkly mysterious companion who promises them an adventure. But Chipmunks like children need to be wary of strangers. Life is about to get dangerous.
Can Dave Seville find the Chipmunks? Will they survive? I guess we’ll have to wait and see. I look forward to unwinding with Alvin this Christmas. Put Chipwrecked in your movie queue.