Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked is really when I started to worry. There’s no way to not make that pun painful. Despite the super kiddie G rating and plot you’ve seen in every cast away movie, my brother and I still went to see Chipwrecked. For me it was more out of obligation since I wasn’t even promised new characters from the cartoon. The cliché plot is like other Chipmunk island adventures. Except with a scale that’s been reduced once again.
Dave, the Chipmunks, and Chipettes (who are still living with them for some reason) go on an unexplained cruise. Follow the wacky antics, squeaky pop songs every few seconds, and mildly inappropriate behavior. Jason Lee couldn’t sit this one out again and neither could David Cross. This time he’s stuck in a pelican suit that was apparently the worst experience of his career. The Chipmunks and Chipettes get chipwrecked and they end up on an island with the lowest of stakes imaginable. Jenny Slate is there too for no apparent reason. Other than to be a forced surprise villain searching for buried treasure.
We’ve also got Alvin learning a lesson, Brittany building a treehouse, Simon becoming a French adventurer, Jeanette being forced to find the treasure, and Theodore & Eleanor doing whatever. There’s also a last minute volcano and concert that wasn’t mentioned before. It’s not that I expect more from a squeakquel titled Alvin and the Chipmunk: Chipwrecked, but boy did they go downhill fast.