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Movie Review – Alvin and the Chipmunks 3

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I often get invites to see the latest kid films that come out, and often they are the only ones I always think twice about before accepting. With ‘normal’ adult films, you can often at least walk away from them with something positive, except for the few plain horrible ones of course *coughSuckerPunchcough*. But with kid’s films it’s a little different because if they are fully targeted towards kids, it can mean you have 90 minutes of a film that has not an ounce of interest for anyone from teenagers upwards. So when I got my press invite for ‘Alvin and the Chipmunks 3’ I was at first hesitant.

If not only for the fact I had never seen the first two, but in this case I didn’t think that was actually going to be an issue. But I’m normally pretty good when I review films, as I tend to put myself in the shoes of the audience it’s made for, and review it from that view point. So with that, I accepted the invite, and went along with all the other press people, and the hoards of kids they brought along with them, and hoped that I was at least going to have a bit of fun watching this film.
“Playing around while aboard a cruise ship, the Chipmunks and Chipettes accidentally go overboard and end up marooned in a tropical paradise. They discover their new turf is not as deserted as it seems.”
Well, I think I laughed 3 times during the film, and actually I would say they weren’t even laughs. Chuckles would be a better word to describe them. So as you can imagine that wasn’t a good thing! But, if I was a kid, I think I would have ‘liked’ this film, but not loved it. Because to be honest I think kids taste in films is often taken for granted. Meaning, if you give them mindless shit, and it makes money, people think that it’s still a good product. But, give them something like a Pixar film that is just fricken awesome, and still makes massive amounts of money, and that to me proves that quality is still quality no matter what age you are. This film though felt light on quality, and heavy on cashing in on the kid audience.
6.5 out of 10 from me.

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