“Watch out, cuz here we come! It’s been a while, but we’re back with style!
Those would be the opening lyrics from the popular 80’s version of “Alvin & the Chipmunks”. Now try to imagine them set to a hardcore gangsta tempo.
Good luck with that.
This may qualify as “old news”, but I felt like saying a few words on it since the Chipmunks are actually one of my fonder childhood memories. I’m not gonna condemn this flick immediately. As someone who gets paid to review movies, that would be a major faux pas. But I am a little…disturbed by the movie poster.
On the brightside, according to IMDB, Alvin, Simon and Theodore will be voiced by Ross Bagdasarian Jr. (son of Ross Bagdasarian Sr. who created the original Alvin Show in 1961) and Janice Karman who have provided their voices since the 80’s series and most recently the straight to video films. So it’s got that going for it. Not so sure I can stomach hearing them belt out white suburban rap songs, though.
Anyhow, something for you 80’s nostalgia hounds to chew on. I’ll cross my fingers for a cameo from Clyde Crashcup (not that that’s very likely).