Jul 24, 2007

Alvin? Simon? Theodore? Is That You?

Have you seen the promotional poster for the new movie Alvin and the Chipmunks? It looks like a cross between Boyz N The Hood and Garfield. Apparently, The Chipmunks wandered into some nuclear waste (a la TMNT) and mutated into gansta chipmunks. I’ll bet they rap…so you know the soundtrack is gonna rock!

And they’ve already done movies. The Chipmunk Adventure, Alvin and the Chipmunks Meet Frankenstein, Alvin and the Chipmunks Meet the Wolfman, etc. I guess this latest creation featuring pimped-out chipmunks and (probable) farting sound effects is the next installment of their recent foray into the horror genre. And Jason Lee as Dave? Are you kidding? Dave wasn’t some wannabe slacker-punk. He always wore sweater vests, his shirts were always tucked in and his shoes were always tied. At least they got Ross Bagdasarian and Janice Karman to do the voices of the chipmunks again. (Note: Ross also did the voice of Dave for the 80s animated TV series).

I’m not saying the Chipmunks can’t evolve. For crying out loud, remember when the Chipmunks used to look like this? (I don't):

But then they evolved into the lovable trio we have come to know so well:

Look, Hollywood, when it comes to making movies, “because we can” is not an acceptable answer. You’re just going to end up with a couple of dusty copies sitting on the shelves at Blockbuster that people are going to point at. With their middle fingers.

I guess we should be thankful that it’s not live action…yikes!!

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