Box art for Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel

Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel

anime & animation, children & family, comedy


There have been many great movie sequels. There have even been prequels. Now, get ready for the world's first SQUEAKQUEL!

Rotten Tomatoes® scores

  • Critic Score
    21%
  • Audience Score
    49%

common sense

ON for kids age 6
Consumerism
3 out of 5
Drinking, drugs, & smoking
0 out of 5
Educational value
1 out of 5
Language
3 out of 5
Positive messages
3 out of 5
Positive role models
1 out of 5
Sexy Stuff
3 out of 5
Violence & scariness
2 out of 5

Amusing, silly sequel has a bit more edge than original.

what parents need to know

Parents need to know that Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakuel is low-key, amusing entertainment for both parents and kids, with a mix of verbal and slapstick humor and only a few crude jokes. With the introduction of girl Chipmunk group The Chipettes comes some flirting and suggestive hip-wiggling (similar to that of sexy starlets like Beyonc and Shakira), which -- along with the infrequent use of phrases like "junk in the trunk" -- makes this sequel a little edgier than the original. But overall the movie focuses on family, togetherness, and acceptance and deals positively with school and peer pressure. Though the issue of body image comes up (at times, Theodore's weight is called to attention, as is that of his female counterpart, Eleanor), ultimately the message is one of liking yourself for who you are.

what families can talk about

  • Families can talk about peer pressure. Why did Alvin join the football team, especially when he knew the game would conflict with the talent show? What did he hope to gain? Were the bullies really his friends?
  • How does the movie approach the subject of body image? Would it be different if the characters dealing with the issue were human instead of chipmunks?
  • Cousin Toby has spent a lot of time playing and mastering video games, but what good has it done him?

movie reviews from Rotten Tomatoes®

Top Critic Reviews

Fresh: A surprising array of stars play the helium voiced sextet, safe in the knowledge that noone is going to be offended by this charming chipmunk squeakquel.

- Giles Hardie, smh.com.au, Thursday, June 24, 2010

Rotten: Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel offers exactly two big laughs for its kiddo target audience -- one involves passing gas, the other a shot to the crotch.

- Glenn Whipp, Associated Press, Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Audience Reviews

2 stars

So, I now add this to the list of "movies I've seen a million times, because my kids watch it daily". I though I would review it, because these comprise the majority of the movies I see these days. it is just what you would expect. The characters are faithful to the cartoon from the early 80's (id, ego and superego). They are photo-realistic cartoon characters, interacting with live actors, and there are plenty of classic and contemporary pop numbers, sung at a higher than normal frequency. None of these make the movie particularly good, but hey, at least it's got Dave Cross in it (that's not the first time I've used that sentence in a review...man, he does some crappy movies).

- timandterrybarker, Thursday, September 23, 2010

1 star

C-

- bbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbb1, Wednesday, July 7, 2010

2 stars

CAST: Jason Lee, Zachary Levi, David Cross, Justin Long, Anna Faris, Amy poehler, Jesse McCartney, Christina Applegate, Matthew Gray Gubler, Kathryn Joosten DIRECTED BY: Betty Thomas SUMMARY: David Seville and chipmunks Alvin, Simon and Theodore, return in the sequel to lay waste to Seville's surroundings and sing in three-part harmony. Although plot details are being kept under wraps, the new movie will introduce the Chipmunks' female counterparts, the Chipettes. MY THOUGHTS: I really didn't care for the first, and this one, although being better still wasn't great. But I did like it better then the first. Probably having the chipettes in this one helped. But it is a kids movie. So I am sure the kids loved it much more. I know my nieces and nephew did. That's why I got the pleasure of seeing it.. :/

- LWOODS04, Saturday, May 22, 2010