‘Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Road Chip’ on DVD and Blu-rayCategory: Blu-ray's and DVD's
Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Road Chip is the fourth film in the series starring the adorable furry fellows following Alvin and the Chipmunks (2007), Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel (2009), and Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked (2011). This time they are off on a whacky trip across country with one goal in mind – to stop Dave (Jason Lee) from getting engaged to his girlfriend Samantha (Kimberly Williams-Paisley).
The boys like Samantha. It’s her son Miles (Josh Green) they don’t like, and the thought of him becoming their brother is enough to send them on a long trip to stop this from coming to fruition. The boys think Dave has taken Samantha to Miami to propose so they set off across the country to stop it. And Miles joins them. After all, he doesn’t want them to join his family as much as they don’t want him to join theirs. It’s a mutual dislike but along the way they learn to care for each other and look out for one another.
Their excursion to Miami begins with a plane trip, which would be fine except the air Marshall has a deep seeded hatred for the Chipmunks. The plane lands in Texas to get the trio off and they are put on the No Fly list. So it’s up to Miles and the boys to get to Miami on the ground. Busses and taxis come into play now. As the four boys race to Miami they have the air Marshall hot on their trail.
The story is full of heart as Dave and the boys realize they are a true family and will never let anyone come between them. Family is stronger than anything. Even if they are not blood, they are a family.
Justin Long provides the voice of Alvin, Matthew Gray Gubler voices Simon, and Jesse McCartney voices Theodore. The Chipettes make an appearance with Christina Applegate voicing Brittany, Anna Faris voicing Jeanette, and Kaley Cuoco voicing Eleanor.
The bonus features on the DVD include the “Ultimate Playlist” filled with songs from their films. Get off your chair and dance to the sound of the Chipmunks. There is also a feature bringing viewers up to date on the activities of the Chipmunks so far, with the three previous films. There is also a feature showing how most of the movie was filmed in the state of Georgia, which substituted for the rest of the country except Miami.
These new films update the three pop culture icons for a while new generation. They have endured for decades, and with this new film franchise, young and old are able to enjoy the comic antics of Alvin, Simon, and Theodore together.
Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Road Chip is fun for the whole family. It’s filled with plenty of music and dancing in true Chipmunk style. It’s rated PG for some mild rude humor and language.
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