Full ‘Alvin & the Chipmunks 3′ Trailer Has Been Unleashed

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Alvin and the Chipmunks Chipwrecked Full Alvin & the Chipmunks 3 Trailer Has Been Unleashed

It’s way too easy to mock the live-action/CGI Alvin and the Chipmunks movies – we know from experience – but there’s no denying these films are extremely popular with the under-10 crowd. Adults who now shiver at the mere mention of the iconic pop song-singing rodents are still bound to be nonplussed about the mere existence of the upcoming Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chip-Wrecked.

A full-length trailer has been released for the punily-titled Chip-Wrecked… and, despite featuring many a common (hated) element of contemporary kid-friendly entertainment, this isn’t the most inane preview that has been released this year (see: The Smurfs trailer).

This second Chip-Wrecked theatrical preview nonetheless is bound to irritate those who disliked the first two movies – whether it be because of the tired pop culture references (one of the Chipettes imitates Gollum here), annoying cutesy pop song remixes (see: “Whip My Tail”), or Jason Lee’s mailed-in line readings in this footage. Also… what is it exactly with Alvin and his fetish for human females?

On that note – check out the full-length trailer for Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chip-Wrecked below:

In terms of plot, Chip-Wrecked sees the eternally-flustered Dave (Lee) take Alvin, Simon, Theodore, Brittany, Jeanette, and Eleanor on a luxury cruise liner trip – when things take a turn for the “wacky” and the six little critters end up stuck on a remote tropical island. Silly antics and cliché important life lessons ensue.

Once again, the Chipmunks and Chipettes are voiced by well-known names like Justin Long (Live Free or Die Hard), Matthew Gray Gubler (Criminal Minds), Jesse McCartney (Summerland), Christina Applegate (Samantha Who?), Anna Faris (Scary Movie), and Amy Poehler (Parks and Recreation). Not that it’s actually possible to distinguish who’s providing the vocals for which animated character – what with their voices being manipulated to that “chipmunk” pitch – but, still…

All jokes aside, the Alvin and the Chipmunks series is ultimately for kids – and while it is possible to make fun family-friendly entertainment that also has some substance, that’s not what these movies are about. So you might as well take them (or not) for what they’re worth.

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Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chip-Wrecked sails into U.S. theaters on December 16th, 2011.

Source: MSN

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  1. Cool, my daughter will be happy. And as far as kids movies go (that aren’t completely animated) this series has been on the better side.

  2. My kids LOVE the chipmunks. This will be fun to go see it with them. It looks like there might be some tongue and cheek humor for the adults too.

  3. Once again! Someone writes a review, like an imbittered storywriter, (who’s script was rejected!) Maybe he’s bad at writing family stories?
    I studied film history, written stories, and studied anthropology as well. Yet I still have a sense of humor. The trailer is deep with a lot of surprises! It is not a shallow read. We will see a lot of character development in this story. It isn’t all slapstick nonsense. To see the group breakdown into an animal version of: Lord of the Flies, is interesting. The part when Simon goes bold and his girl Jeanette swoons is funny. Unexpected things like this! Determine if this film is worth seeing. For those who still don’t like them, go watch the Cabbagepatch kids! Yes, there’s an idiot who wishes to make it a movie!

    • Wow. Now that’s a rant. Kudos!

  4. its starting to look more like a real chipmunks movie but i just dont like that they dont have any original music. thats what alvin and the chipmunks were all about. they produced their own music. like the witch doctor song was their own original back in the day. i have to admit that the new version is slightly catchier but i still love the original. the only reason i’m so picky is because i live near where Rostom Bagdasarian lived and built the alvin and the chipmunks franchise. so obviously i have been a big fan for a long time.

  5. They look like they want your nuts!

  6. Absolute garbage.

    • Absolute garbage! A comment from an immature Troll. One can guess what garbage you love to watch. Example: South Park, Family Guy, and lame remakes of lame horror films. Just wait ’till you have kids! You’ll be taking them to the very same movies you hate. They will keep making Chipmunk films ’till you soil your shorts and Die!

      • @ phantanos

        Please stop trying to incite an angry reaction from others. You did it multiple times on the discussion post for the previous Alvin and the Chipmunks trailer, and if you continue to do it, we’ll either start moderating your comments – or you’ll just be outright banned. Seriously.

        • Mr.Schafer:
          Is the pot calling the kettle black? You write articles displaying contempt for a family film. Which has not been even released. You invite Commentary and discussions. Occasionally You have allowed Trolls like: Pharoah and Adam get away with their attacks on others,who disagree with their viewpoint. I just show them for what they are. Foolish. By giving them a dose of their own medicine. You call your post Screen Rant. Well, that is truth in advertizing! You may ban me or moderate me in the future if you wish.

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