No matter how my 2015 treated me, I still love watching and producing movies! Since I loved part III of the series, I was looking forwards to this sequel: Alvin and the Chipmunks – The Road Chip. Although I missed it with my nephew, I caught with a few peers from Kon Khmer Koun Khmer. One of whom just came from his studies in the US. It was overall hilarious as usual, most importantly when you laughed with friends at the same time.
Laughing Stock – The Road Chip has clearly maintained its genres: family and comedy. It is amazing how the chipmunks actually embody children in spirit. So get ready for their naughtiness, playfulness, mischief and, above all, messiness, which make for the main subject of this animation. The best part is when those little creatures let their impersonators keep guards of the house!
Unexpected Twists – I must appreciate the storyline for leading us to an expected end. I thought Dave, the chipmunks’ dad, would make a marriage proposal. Just check it out if it’s really the case, but this kind of twist is also meant to keep its sense of humor. More than usual, Alvin and the Chipmunks – The Road Chip comes with more music scenes, possibly intended to claim its additional musical tone.
Main Acting – I’m not sure if Regency cast Jason Lee as Dave based on his acting history in the series. Yet, I personally find him quite inappropriate for this role. You can notice an unnatural him, especially when screaming! Maybe he should look “rounder” and “less serious”! If you have been used to this role already, you may not see anything wrong about him. Yet, the new villain seems suitable for his role. Or does it work better to be a bad guy than a good guy in most movies?! Let’s see if this is going to change in the next sequel…