Movie Monday: Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel
Posted by Rosepixie on November 30, 2009
A friend of mine pointed out that a sequel to Alvin and the Chipmunks is coming out this Christmas. Here’s the extended trailer.
So, most of the trailer looks like more of the same thing the first movie had. Cheap jokes and easy gags. No real surprises there.
And then we get the Chipettes. Now, I grew up watching Alvin and the Chipmunks and I was a girl, so I was a fan of the Chipettes. Mostly I remember the really awesome movie where they all flew hot air balloons in a nonsensical race around the world for dolls filled with diamonds. It had a great sequence of the girls singing “We’re the Girls of Rock and Roll” that I remember vividly.
But somehow I feel a little scarred by the Chipettes singing “Single Ladies”. It’s just a terrible song for them. They’re little girls – why did they pick that song? And the movie is going to be marketed (as was the first one) to little kids – why did they pick that song? There’s just something not very kid-friendly about “if you like it than you should have put a ring on it” that makes it feel extra wrong in this setting.
But the first movie did well and I’m sure this one will too. Anyone else have a different reaction to this trailer?