Welcome to something new here, reviews of children's TV and movies. Because honestly, if there's one thing I'm acutely aware of- it's that any tv show or movie my kids see and like will be viewed ad nauseum. So if there's something that I can enjoy along with my kids, it's something that should be shared.
My kids love Alvin & The Chipmunks. While they didn't see it in movie theaters, they loved it from the moment the watched it on DVD. Music, physical comedy and Christmas? A win in their eyes. In mine? I was surprised by how much I enjoyed the movie. It was sweet and the two classic Chipmunks songs ("Christmas Don't Be Late" and "Witch Doctor") were updated in a way that didn't anger me.
When The Chipmunks 2 came out in theaters this Christmas, we debated whether or not we should take our oldest to see it. If anything could get him to sit still for a couple hours, it would be singing Chipmunks. But, he still has some issues with loud noises, so we decided to wait for it to come out on DVD. Admittedly, I wasn't excited by what I saw in commercials. I knew that Jason Lee wouldn't be in much of the movie, and knew that they were throwing in high school to the picture.
So, last night we finally got to watch The Squeakual. Sadly, this is not a movie I'm looking forward to watching again and again, though I know I will.( Read more... )