Quick-to-judge movie critics gave Alvin and crew poor reviews, but the singing chipmunks may just have the last laugh.
The Los Angeles Times noted that:
“The Christmas movie season has been distinguished by two prominent blockbusters: I Am Legend and the sequel National Treasure: Book of Secrets. But the once lowly regarded and poorly reviewed family film Alvin might end up grossing as much as either, and thanks to Alvin‘s modest $55-million budget, the singing sciurids could be far more profitable too.”
So why are audiences picking Alvin and the Chipmunks over the high-action flicks?
One reason is that the movie is based on the 1980s cartoon series. We’re not talking about any cartoon series, but one about a music group of chipmunks. I for one can remember listening to Chipmunks music on… yes, LPs and cassette tapes.
Perhaps the movie is brining back some fond memories for the 25-35 crowd?
What do you think?
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