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First Look: Alvin and the Chipmunks

When I first learned they'd be making a live-action and CG movie of Alvin and the Chipmunks, I cringed. I guess I don't agree with remaking a classic favorite simply because we now have the technology to make the chipmunks look more lifelike. But alas, Hollywood doesn't listen to me nearly as often as I'd like, so here we are with the first trailer for Alvin and the Chipmunks.

I'm a little comforted by the fact that it's directed by Tim Hill who co-wrote the SpongeBob SquarePants Movie, which I'm not above admitting I saw in theaters and loved. And to some extent I think the beginning sequence of the trailer is cute with the screaming crowds and the voiceover saying that they caused a media sensation years ago and now they're back. But then they get into actually showing the chipmunks and their David (Jason Lee). I found it painful to watch, and even more painful to live with that song in my head for the rest of the day. To see what I mean,

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elramos elramos 9 years
Well, the chipmunks are really cute. I don't know why they would change their whole appearence. I guess it will work with kids who have never seen the cartoon before, but of course for us "old folks" it's just plain wrong.
omgosh-dee omgosh-dee 9 years
i love alvin and the chipmunks! but .. it didn't seem too funny in the trailer
ReverendZelda ReverendZelda 9 years
So Alvin's voice is right, Jason Lee is awesome, and the chipmunks are as cute as can be... so why do I still have such a bad feeling about this?
KAEB06 KAEB06 9 years
The Alvin and the Chipmunks movie was my favorite growing up.....this one isn't looking too good though...
Fab_Kitty Fab_Kitty 9 years
beingtazim beingtazim 9 years
oh god no....why would they make this???
laurarose520 laurarose520 9 years
Part of me is mega-excited because I used to love Alvin and the Chipmunks. Another part wants to cry.
Neekoh Neekoh 9 years
This looks incredibly dumb.
Chica8a Chica8a 9 years
i hope i hope i hope it turns out to be good, I luved alvin and the chipmunks when i was a kid... alvin -simon- theoa- dore !!! :)
tralalala tralalala 9 years
Jason Lee is on a downward spiral towards sucking out loud. This+ Underdog= Michael Bay isn't the one who raped my childhood, Jason Lee is.
tralalala tralalala 9 years
Jason Lee is on a downward spiral towards sucking out loud. This+ Underdog= Michael Bay isn't the one who raped my childhood, Jason Lee is.
Ashenturtle Ashenturtle 9 years
I loved the original. I'm undecided on the remake.
mizlynz mizlynz 9 years
Agh. This is just BAD.
divinedebris divinedebris 9 years
My childhood! My childhood!! Why are they ruining everything that was wonderful to me in my early years? *tear* I loved Alvin and the Chipmunks.
ThePerfectScore ThePerfectScore 9 years
Oh my I remember them!! I think they should just let the idea die.... what isn't with these people recycling classic children's cartoon... can they not think of a new and original idea?.....
SmartSugar_27 SmartSugar_27 9 years
I went to see the Simpsons movie yesterday and they played in the theater during the previews, I almost died laughing at the idea.
beachinit19 beachinit19 9 years
i dont know...i'd have to wait in see. probably a good movie 2 rent
jpullman813 jpullman813 9 years
The only good thing I can say about the trailer is the fact that the voices for the chipmunks are the ones from the 80's cartoon, which is the one most of the people on here probably grew up on. If they're not the same exact actors, then someone is very talented at imitating voices because Alvin and Theodore's voices were spot on.
shafiii shafiii 9 years
the chipmunnks are cute, but the movie doesnt definetly isnt.
caitlinp86 caitlinp86 9 years
i love Jason Lee, but I still don't know if I could watch this movie.
KandiQTC KandiQTC 9 years
The chipmunks look cute, and their voices sound almost dead on to the original actors, but I don't know. I was a total fan of the cartoon and movies, I'm not sure if I'll like as much seeing them in CG. :/
jennitee jennitee 9 years
I like it. They're cute.
verily verily 9 years
That really made me wince. Why do children's movies have to be rife with scatological humor these days? I think this might've looked better if they did CG all the way through.
Alvin, Simon, Thedore.... I can't wait.
mrskrismendoza mrskrismendoza 9 years
Jason Lee will do any movie. I hate when they ruin classics.
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