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Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Road Chip

Posted in Comedy, Family, Movie Reviews with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on June 18, 2017 by Mystery Man

PLOT:

Through a series of misunderstandings, Alvin, Simon and Theodore come to believe that Dave is going to propose to his new girlfriend in Miami…and dump them. They have three days to get to him and stop the proposal, saving themselves not only from losing Dave but possibly from gaining a terrible stepbrother.

What people are saying:

“In some respects, Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Road Chip is a marginal improvement over prior installments, although this in no way qualifies as a recommendation.” 1 star

“A cute and harmless family movie which will definitely gain the approval of the kids as the three most famous chipmunks venture to Miami with a stereotypical rebelling teen. Despite a predictable plot, the film makes a decent enough movie for children to enjoy.” 3 stars

“I think Alvin and the Chipmunks franchise should’ve quit after the second movie. The third one was boring at best. We had four kids with us. They were pretty bored after the first 30 minutes. There were some good songs but they did not make up for the very forced story line. Save your money and watch it on a rental.” 2 stars

“Irritating characters, little semblance of a plot, weak gags, and sub-par performances … result in a film that doesn’t even have enough going on to interest a five-year-old.” 1 star

“Definitely better than the third movie, which, unfortunately, was pretty lame. “The Road Chip” had some great music and was genuinely funny in many places. Though I agree with some other reviews that this was not a movie particularly geared toward young children, I think that young adults ages 12 or 13 on up, including adults, would really appreciate it. Younger children would like the music and some of the comedic lines and scenes, too.” 4 stars

Father of the Bride part II

Posted in Comedy, Movie Reviews with tags , , , , , on December 7, 2011 by Mystery Man

PLOT:

In this sequel to “Father of the Bride”, George Banks must accept the reality of what his daughter’s ascension from daughter to wife, and now, to mother means when placed into perspective against his own stage of life. As the comfortable family unit starts to unravel in his mind, a rapid progression into mid-life crisis is in his future. His journey to regain his youth acts as a catalyst for a kind of “rebirth” of his attitude on life when he and his wife, Nina, find how their lives are about to change as well after the couple unexpectedly becomes pregnant. George must now contend not only with his new status as a grandfather, but to also begin again as a new parent just as he was preparing for retirement and an empty nest for him and Nina.

REVIEW:

This sequel to the hit Father of the Bride picks up a few years later. This time, the blushing bride is now pregnant…and so to is the mother, eventually.

The sad part about all this, though, is that it very well could be that this film has the better plot and may very well may be the superior film, or is it?

Everything that worked in the first film, is back here, with the exception of the  wedding stuff, of course. However, this time, it feels like it is recycled. However, this recycling doesn’t necessarily make it a bad thing.

As with many films that deal with pregnancy, it is often time used as a great comedic device. Take for instance the part where the two pregnant women are being taken care of by Steve Martin’s character, but they keep saying it is too hot. Being that it is the middle of the summer, can you blame them? Of course, this also leads to the air conditioner being cranked as low as it can and more or less creating an Arctic-type atmosphere in the house.

Martin Short’s hilariously flamboyant wedding planner character, Franck, returns. This time, he has a much bigger, accepted role, but is still a bit over-the-top, which is what makes his character a breath of fresh air and on of the true reason to watch this flick.

I wish I had more to say about this flick, but there really isn’t much to say. For the most part, it is a rehash of the same formula in the first film, but instead of wedding jokes, we have baby jokes this time. That being said, this is a pretty decent click that pretty much anyone can enjoy. Why not give it a shot?

3 3/4 out of 5 stars