I took the kids to the $1 movies today. I LOVE that this type of thing is still around! It was either Alvin and the Chipmunks Squeakquel or the Secret Life of Pets. We’ve seen the Pets movie, and I really didn’t like it enough to watch it again. So, Alvin it is!
This movie was cute, slap-sticky, and laugh out loud funny. I was entertained even though it was a little ridiculous. It’s a kids movie! 🙂
My kids enjoyed the movie, laughing and carrying on for a little while afterward. I’m shocked they didn’t go on and on about the fart scene, actually. They loved the helicopter and bad-guy confrontation stuff at the end.
I did roll my eyes a bit at their cheeky handling of bullying and body image issues, but on the whole, it wasn’t totally terrible. There are only two things I didn’t like and wish could have been different:
- The oversexed up girl chipmunk group. They could have been cuter and less sexy, and it would have still worked well.
- The insinuation that you can’t be in sports and music at the same time. This movie was down on sports pretty hard. I was a band geek, and I still didn’t like how horribly the sports team guys were portrayed.
I don’t do stars, tomatoes, thumbs, or anything. I enjoyed the flick, but probably wouldn’t watch it again.